Utah State University

Development Officer Analyst

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(5/9/2023 5:34 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 Hours per Week
University Advancement
Advancement Services
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


USU Advancement Services seeks applications for a Development Officer Analyst position. This entry-level position (Development Research Assistant) collaborates with major gift officers to develop and adjust fundraising goals and strategies, both annual and long-term. The position will report on fundraising progress towards goals and identification of new prospects, and will conduct research and analysis on individuals, corporations, and foundations that are prospects for significant financial support, or who can help to advance the university in other ways (e.g., through influence or volunteer activity). Development Officer Analysts are expected to be reactive and responsive to requests from university staff, as well as proactive in expanding the pool of potential prospects and bringing to the attention of the Development Staff those that offer the greatest promise of return. Development Officer Analysts create, manage, and update constituent records in the alumni donor database; actively seek to maintain data integrity; and assist with developing and implementing best practices and database processes.


This position must meet the highest standards of confidentiality, quality, accuracy, and timeliness.


  • Schedule monthly meetings with fundraisers to consult and strategize on prospect management assignments and tracking.
  • Consult with the fundraisers to establish and adjust fundraising goals and strategies, both annual and long-term.
  • Develop a relationship of trusted partner with Development Officers. Provide encouragement, additional resources and support.
  • Assist in identifying individuals, corporations, and foundation prospects for major gift support, influence or volunteer leadership. Conduct in-depth financial and biographical research and compose profile reports highlighting key information for USU leadership.
  • Assist gift processing team with opening mail and scanning gift documentation
  • Creates, manages and updates constituent records in the alumni donor database, follows best practices for problem resolution to maintain data integrity. Assists with developing and implementing best practices and database processes.
  • Others duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of higher education fundraising principles.
  • Experience with Millennium, Blackbaud Fundraiser Performance Manager (Reeher), Banner, or other relationship management data systems.
  • Experience working in a philanthropic or higher education environment.
  • Be familiar with a broad range of research techniques, including traditional text and periodical based research, searching of computerized databases, and the use of such other sources as court records, real estate records, the internet, and census data.
  • Three years of work experience in an office setting.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Aptitude for data analytics, understanding for and ability to analyze and interpret the data presented. Excel at uncovering hidden trends in a volume of data.
  • Proven track record of reliability, effective communication skills, both verbal and written, and will thrive in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship building and maintenance skills and ability to function well within multiple teams.
  • Demonstrate excellent computer and database skills. Experience with Excel is a plus.
  • Customer service oriented. Able to function independently while working in a “team oriented” environment, taking the initiative to be productive and efficient and use independent judgment.
  • Possess strong problem-solving abilities. Creative, detail oriented and organized with an ability to meet deadlines and multi-task.
  • Be tactful, diplomatic and have the ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion when dealing with donors and donor information.
  • Have a sense of curiosity and be enthusiastic about learning.

Required Documents

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.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


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.

College/Department Highlights

The Division of Advancement is a welcoming office where inclusiveness and teamwork are highly valued. Advancement staff are engaged in the meaningful work of securing private financial resources to fuel Utah State University's mission by creating gratifying gift and engagement experiences for USU's generous and passionate alumni and friends. Comprising the division are the office of the Vice President, the USU Foundation & Board, Advancement Services, the Alumni Association (Alumni Engagement), Gift Planning, Corporations and Foundations, Strategic Communications, Stewardship, the Annual Fund and ACE (Alumni Center for Engagement). Furthermore, the division coordinates all fundraising efforts across campus, including colleges, various programs, extension campuses, and USU Athletics. Through the collaboration of these units, the Division of Advancement is able to achieve significant annual fundraising goals by inspiring stakeholders to invest their time and resources in Utah State University. 

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


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.


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.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 11/2022


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