The Development Officer is responsible for the qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift prospects. The candidate will work with donors to link their passions to the college priorities and determine the appropriate gift vehicles, including cash, securities, real property and other.
The candidate will participate in strategy development for the USU Swaner Preserve & EcoCenter as well as the University Wide Fundraising team and is responsible for solicitation strategies specific to their proposals and goals. The Development Officer can mentor less experienced team members and sets an example by their leadership, collaboration, and interaction with colleagues, university partners and community members. Building and maintaining an effective working relationship with the dean/director is key to success and growth as a Development Officer.
The Development Officer reviews research reports and information from the Prospect Analytics and Research team on assigned donors and prospects. The candidate plans trips and contacts donors to set appointments for visits. The candidate builds relationships for the University with donors by presenting the case for philanthropic support and engagement opportunities. The candidate follows up with correspondence, phone calls and additional visits as appropriate to close gifts.
This position is highly collaborative with other colleagues and works closely with University and Foundation leadership. This position also requires extensive public contact with high-level alumni, donors and volunteers. Travel is required.
Core responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Along with the online application, please attach:
1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**
Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.
Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.
A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.
The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.
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USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.
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