Arizona State University (ASU) is a new model for American higher education – an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy, and broad access. Founded in 1955, 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 ASU Foundation for A New American University reorganized as ASU Enterprise Partners comprises five diverse resource-raising entities, including the Foundation, which maintains its singular focus on philanthropy and development on behalf of ASU. The history of Arizona State University is rich, bold, and vibrant. Arizona State University believes that entrepreneurship is extremely powerful, fostering a creative and innovative work environment. The future, with philanthropy, is limitless.
The ASU Foundation seeks an Executive Director of Advancement, West Coast to grow and lead a team responsible for all aspects of advancement in this key market, including alumni and community cultivation, development and stewardship, campaign creation, direction, and engagement, while proactively managing a major gift portfolio. The successful candidate will represent the ASU Foundation in a highly visible and engaged market and serve as a key ambassador and fundraiser for the University. The ED will have a high level of business acumen, demonstrated success in fundraising with individuals, and showcase a history of collaboration through partnerships with corporations and foundations to illustrate the alignment of mission and values with philanthropic impact.