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Associate Vice President, Development and Principal Gifts

University of Nevada, Las Vegas   Las Vegas, NV   Full-time     Business Development
Posted on November 21, 2022
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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Associate Vice President, Development and Principal Gifts, Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement [R0134008]

ROLE of the POSITION

Under the direction of the Senior Associate Vice President (SAVP) for Development and Principal Gifts, the Associate Vice President (AVP) for Development and Principal Gifts is responsible for the leadership and supervision of Development Officers as assigned.

The Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement (PAE) Development team is a high-performing, collaborative team that works across the institution and cross-functionally within PAE to secure gifts supporting unit-based and university-wide priorities, initiatives, and programs. The AVP, along with unit Development Officers, works with University and Academic Leadership in developing fundraising priorities and securing resources to support those priorities.

The AVP for Development and Principal Gifts is responsible for the comprehensive strategy, performance, and supervision of existing and new fundraising programs, including major gifts and strategic fundraising initiatives f. The AVP is directly involved in the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of gifts; effectively communicates the mission and values of UNLV; has a working knowledge of current best practices in all aspects of fundraising.

The AVP will ensure effective strategy, implementation, evaluation, reporting, and refinement of Development activities to support and achieve PAE's annual goals and objectives. This includes ensuring the program has clear strategic objectives, measurable outcomes, aspirational work plans, performance metrics, and is well-positioned for university-wide benefit and service.

The AVP collaborates with colleagues in Development and Alumni Relations across the campus. They will serve as an active member of the Leadership Team, assisting with strategic planning and implementation of fundraising priorities. The position will be responsible for personally managing a portfolio of donors and prospects.

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university as recognized by the United States Department of Education and/or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and a minimum of five years of experience in development, including a minimum of five years supervisory experience with at least three years of management experience. Evidence of management and leadership, as well as a progressive level of responsibility.

Experience detailing ability to build and lead teams within units as well as across an institution to achieve/exceed annual strategic goals and objectives. Evidence of experience working in and with a culturally diverse community.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred experience in higher education development and comprehensive campaign experience within a higher education institution. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.

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.

SALARY RANGE

Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions.

BENEFITS OF WORKING AT UNLV

  • Generous compensation packages, up to 48 days of paid time off, sick leave, and holidays
  • Excellent health insurance including medical, dental and vision
  • No state income tax
  • Comprehensive retirement plans and voluntary benefits programs
  • Tuition discounts at Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) schools
  • Tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents

PERKS

HOW TO APPLY

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 December 14, 2022.

Materials should be addressed to Cindy Rivelli, 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 UNLVJobs@unlv.edu.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERNAL NSHE CANDIDATES

UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the job requisition number, <“R0134008”> in the search box.

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.

PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution 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.

For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu

EEO/AA STATEMENT

The University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s 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 (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes). Discrimination on the basis of a protected class, including unlawful harassment, which is a form of discrimination, is illegal under federal and state law. Where unlawful discrimination is found to have occurred, UNLV will act to stop the unlawful discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible.

TITLE IX STATEMENT

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates. Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106). The University’s commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment. Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to: Michelle Sposito, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1062, Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH) Room 553, Telephone: (702) 895-4055; Email: titleixcoordinator@unlv.edu, or to The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100; Telephone: 1-800-421-3481 FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-800-877-8339; Email: OCR@ed.gov; or to both. 

Information pertaining to the University’s grievance procedures and grievance process, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the University will respond can be found online at the Office of Equal Employment & Title IX webpage.

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.