Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy, and broad access. Founded in 1885 by the 13th Arizona Territorial Legislature, ASU is one of the largest universities by enrollment in the United States. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural, and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real-world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.
The ASU Foundation builds partnerships and relationships, uniting ideas, people, philanthropic support, and investments to advance ASU’s goals for inclusion, student success, discovery, and local and global impact. The history of Arizona State University is rich, bold, and vibrant. The future, with philanthropy, is limitless.
The Assistant Vice President of Corporate Philanthropy will provide strategic leadership, mentorship, and vision to the ASU Enterprise Partners team and serve as a true cross-campus partner in securing transformational corporate support to further the mission of the university. Reporting to the Vice President of Enterprise Development, this senior professional will be responsible for building and leading the team in core production of $5 million annually in the coming years. They will be charged with building and implementing strategies to maximize and utilize all philanthropic opportunities both locally and nationally with corporate partners and showcase the visionary approach to the university’s research efforts. The AVP will serve as a key leader of the corporate philanthropy team in providing mentorship and guidance as the unit continues to expand to support the growing need and investments in the corporate partner fundraising space.
The ideal candidate will have a proactive and strategic mindset to develop a long-term strategy to increase corporate philanthropy partners and funding. They will have demonstrated success in raising corporate donor sights, articulating aspirational goals and ideas, setting priorities, presenting philanthropic opportunities, and closing six, seven, and eight-figure gifts.