Utah State University

Alumni Career & Professional Development

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(2/16/2024 6:44 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
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Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
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University Advancement
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Alumni Officer for Alumni Career & Professional Development (Career Services Specialist SR) is a new position and is critical to a successful and dynamic alumni engagement team. The officer is highly collaborative and works closely with the entire University Advancement staff in elevating Utah State University through philanthropy and engagement.


The Alumni Engagement team supports the USU Alumni Association’s mission to “provide opportunities for meaningful lifelong involvement” for more than 220,000 members of the Aggie Family. As part of the Alumni Engagement team, the Alumni Officer will develop the strategy and delivery of career and professional development for USU alumni. This includes creating a strategic engagement plan to promote lifelong learning and post-graduate educational opportunities to alumni at diverse career stages, helping them develop and enhance their career trajectory, and deepen their lifelong relationships with USU. 


The position requires extensive public contact with alumni, donors, students, and volunteers. The successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial mentality in creating premier networking and engagement opportunities for alumni. Possessing the ability to make data-informed decisions is imperative to the continued success of the team. Availability and willingness to travel, as well as work some nights and weekends, is required. The Alumni Officer reports to the Associate Vice President of Alumni Engagement in the division of University Advancement


  1. Oversee the Aggie Network career and engagement platform, cultivating relationships with alumni to create meaningful networking experiences. Responsible for increasing users and engagement.
  2. Create, promote, and execute mentorship and networking programming (students-to-alumni and alumni-to-alumni) in partnership with relevant campus stakeholders and notable alumni. This includes in-person and virtual event programming for job seekers, career changes, recent graduates, etc.
  3. Develop and implement strategies for measuring the success and impact of career and professional development programs, using data and feedback to continuously improve and expand program offerings and engagement.
  4. Serve as liaison between the Alumni Association and USU Career Design Center to assist in connecting students and alumni in career planning and development.
  5. Develop relationships with employers, alumni, and other stakeholders to identify resources and opportunities relevant to the needs and interests of the Aggie worldwide community.
  6. Coordinate with the USU Advancement Associate Vice President of Corporations and Foundations to solicit sponsorships for collaborative programming for alumni and employers
  7. Work with the Student Alumni Association’s Alumni Engagement branch to plan and execute networking events throughout the year (i.e. Alumnights, Bridging Banquet, Aggie-to-Aggie). Events may be in-person, virtual, or hybrid.
  8. Coordinate with Aggie Chapter volunteers to provide mentoring opportunities for students.
  9. Innovate and facilitate new lifelong learning opportunities for alumni (i.e. continuing education, seminars, cohort-style career assistance
  10. Lead the USU Alumni Advisory Board networking committee to enhance and chart the Alumni Association’s direction for alumni networking and career support.
  11. Partner with colleges, departments, programs, and Advancement staff for alumni career development opportunities, including internships.
  12. Perform additional related duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus five years of experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Master’s degree preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proven ability to create connections, build relationships, and work effectively with multiple stakeholders (alumni, employers, students, faculty, staff) from diverse backgrounds.
  • Highly developed organizational and project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, manage multiple tasks, and prioritize effectively.
  • Dependability, creativity, good judgment, and professionalism are vital to the success of this position.
  • Demonstrated presentation and public speaking skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as analytical, research, and management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, particularly with donors, volunteers, and staff members from diverse backgrounds.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Willingness and ability to travel; evening and weekend work is required.
  • Experience using a career platform (i.e. Graduway, PeopleGrove), Handshake, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software, Qualtrics, Banner, Canvas, a plus.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1.  Resume to be uploaded to the Candidate Profile

2.  Cover Letter to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of the 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 teamwork and inclusiveness 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

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 04/2024

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 Cody Carmichael, 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

*updated 09/2023


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