The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Director of Development, College of Hospitality, Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement [R0131528]
PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.
Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada.
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COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
About the UNLV Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement
The Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement (PAE) fosters relationships with alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations and encourages private financial support for the students, faculty, research, and innovative programs that distinguish UNLV as an exceptional university.
PAE currently employs nearly 100 team members. We seek to hire talented professionals who will share the university's vision for excellence in academics and research, as well as a commitment to the relationships built between UNLV and its alumni and friends.
UNLV is a vibrant campus, a supportive workplace, and has tools to help you achieve professional and personal growth. We offer a variety of career opportunities and generous compensation packages
Living Our Values
As a team member of PAE, you will be part of a growing, inclusive division that values integrity, trust, excellence, teamwork, and respect.
The University of Nevada Las Vegas offers a generous annual and sick leave package, medical and dental benefits, supplemental voluntary benefits, tuition assistance, and wellness programs. Visit our benefits page for a full listing.
ROLE of the POSITION
The Director of Development for the UNLV William F. Harrah College of Hospitality is a fundraising professional who serves as the development point of contact for the Harrah College of Hospitality and as a member of the UNLV Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement. The director will be responsible for meeting both individual and unit fundraising goals.
In consultation with the Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement AVP for Development or with the Assistant Dean of External Affairs (ADEA) of the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality, the Director will advance the mission of the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality by working with the Dean and ADEA to increase financial support from alumni and donors. This role emphasizes the qualification and cultivation of prospective and existing donors that will lead to successful solicitations of major gifts in support of unit priorities.
The Director of Development will be responsible for managing a donor portfolio of 125 prospects with a philanthropic capacity to give $25,000 or more to UNLV. The Director will initiate and conduct 10-15 visits per month for the purpose of determining philanthropic interests, capacity, and readiness. Of these visits, 30% will be qualification-based meetings. As a representative of the College of Hospitality, the director will be expected to travel, serve as an event host, and will be expected to attend evening and weekend commitments. The director will be expected to travel out of state to engage current and prospective donors of the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality.
He /She will solicit gifts directly, working independently or with the Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement AVP for Development, the Assistant Dean of External Affairs, the Dean for the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality, and other appropriate UNLV representatives to implement successful solicitation strategies. He /She will also contribute to the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality’s strategic planning for short-term and long-term fundraising goals and work with external and internal constituents to promote understanding of fundraising priorities.
VACCINATION MANDATE POLICY
Per the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Emergency COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Policy, all NSHE employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious waiver request. All candidates for employment must have this information on file with Human Resources prior to their start date. Information about how the policy applies to new hires is now available on the COVID-19 Employee Vaccine Mandate webpage.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum of three to five years of experience in development. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.
Experience in higher education development preferred.
Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.
Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on July 18, 2022. Materials should be addressed to Craig Jackson, Jr., Search Committee Chair, and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or [email protected].
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If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.
SAFETY AND SECURITY STATEMENT
UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online.
UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes), color, religion, sex, age (40 or older), creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
TITLE IX STATEMENT
UNLV does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities, including admissions, on the basis of sex/gender pursuant to Title IX, or on the basis of age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, color or religion pursuant to Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13 of the NSHE Handbook. Reports of discriminatory misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and/or concerns about noncompliance with Title IX or any other anti-discrimination laws or policies should be directed to UNLV’s Title IX Coordinator Michelle Sposito. The Title IX Coordinator can be reached through the online reporting form, by email at [email protected], by phone at (702) 895-4055, by mail at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV, 89154-1062, or in person at Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH), Room 555.