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Senior Donor Relations Coordinator

Company: ASU Foundation
Date Posted: August 10, 2017

Senior Donor Relations Coordinator
ASU Foundation

What we do:

ASU Enterprise Partners is a global-reaching non-profit based in Tempe, AZ. We raise resources to support students, researchers and programs at Arizona State University so that they can improve the world.

As is customary at ASU, we operate a little differently: not only do we cultivate philanthropy, we also identify real estate, technology transfer, international partnership and defense research opportunities that yield private support for the university. You can learn more about each of these entities at

Who we are:

Our team is varied – fundraisers, designers, scholars, financial wizards, ex-CEOs, filmmakers, venture capitalists, inventors, volunteers – and each member brings a different perspective to our vision.

Regardless of background, we share a mission that we can help, that quality higher education should be accessible -- no matter from where one comes -- and that we are responsible for the wellbeing of the communities we live in and serve.

Want to advance the most innovative university in the country – and your work? Join us.

There is no single career journey at Enterprise Partners. Roles often shift as passions are discovered. You’ll be encouraged to look across the organization to determine if new areas are of interest – whether in fundraising, real estate development, social media or something else. Training courses are offered every week, and our main offices face ASU’s Tempe campus, where our employees’ tuition is significantly reduced.

Our advancement opportunities are real – and so is the ability to be part of an intellectually stimulating, people-focused, mission-driven team doing meaningful work in a beautiful, vibrant, sunlit location.

Details about our comprehensive benefits are available at    

Partner Description:

ASU Foundation

The ASU Foundation is a private non-profit organization that identifies, encourages and engages private supporters to advance the success of Arizona State University as a New American University.

The foundation works with donors to determine their motivations and aspirations and matches those passions with investment opportunities at ASU.

We especially welcome candidates who are eager to apply best practices in fundraising towards cultivating a culture of philanthropy throughout the ASU community.

Role summary:

The senior donor relations coordinator will perform work of considerable complexity, to support the achievement of foundation goals in stewarding ASU donors for the investments they have made in the university and inspiring donors to make future investments. The senior coordinator will implement and oversee projects that demonstrate the impact of donor investments in ASU and recognize donors for their philanthropy. This position will be responsible for supporting and/or maintaining a variety of reports, donor communication pieces (impact stories), stewardship plans and other projects as required.

What you’ll do:

Support the donor relations team with all areas of development and/or implementation of donor acknowledgements, endowment reports, impact writing, and recognition projects

Assist in creating, developing, and maintaining office of donor relations acknowledgment and impact reporting programs

Work closely with all departments within ASUF to ensure compliance through appropriate donor messaging, accuracy of data relating to donor gifts and endowed funds, and timely delivery of various projects

Effectively utilize databases, software and related technology in order to develop systems and strategies that enhance the execution and success of stewardship and recognition projects

Respond to questions regarding the status of gifts, endowed funds, stewardship and recognition, and donor communications

Other duties as assigned

What you’ll need:

Collaborative, customer service driven style, combined with the ability and desire to work in a team-based environment 

Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and responsibility regarding information related to Foundation and University business and confidential prospect information

Strong and collegial interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively in person, writing, and by phone

Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Problem solver who can take initiative and set priorities while being flexible 

Team-oriented strategist able to effectively manage complex situations involving numerous and sometimes competing constituencies and priorities

Ability to represent the institution well

An advocate’s belief in the vision of ASU as the New American University

Attention to detail, accuracy and thoroughness in completing assigned duties

Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects

Adept at navigating complex environments with evolving priorities and communication plans

Knowledgeable with computers, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point)

Knowledge of standard office policies and procedures

Understand and demonstrate an extremely high level of sensitivity to customer relations and embrace a donor-centric philosophy

Ability to operate and understand Advance and other donor database system(s) and related technology tools

Relevant experience:

Bachelor’s degree in communication or non-profit studies or related field OR two (2) years’ of project management and/or administrative experience.

Contact us today.

The ASU Foundation through ASU Enterprise Partners offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance; a 401(k) plan and reduced tuition at ASU.

For more information on the ASU Foundation, visit our web site at If interested in the Senior Donor Relations Coordinator position, please apply online at

The ASU Foundation for A New American University is an Equal Opportunity Employer