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Associate Director/Director of Development, Honors College

University of Nevada, Las Vegas   Las Vegas, NV   Full-time     Education
Posted on November 13, 2022
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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Associate Director/Director of Development, Honors College, Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement [R0133173]

ROLE of the POSITION

Associate Director of Development, Honors College

The Associate Director of Development will manage the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors at the annual giving and major gift levels. The Associate Director will plan and implement the overall direction for annual giving campaigns and activities in the Honors College. The Associate Director is responsible for meeting individual and team fundraising goals.

The Associate Director will advance the mission of the Honors College by conceptualizing and implementing strategies to increase financial support from donors. This role emphasizes the building of two programs: annual giving and major gifts. The Associate Director will identify and carry a portfolio of 50-75 donors with potential to give five and six-figure gifts, and will creatively identify new prospective donors, cultivate new relationships and successfully solicit gifts at the annual and major gift levels. The Associate Director will initiate and conduct 10-15 visits per month for the purpose of determining philanthropic interests, capacity, and readiness.

The Associate Director will develop tailored cultivation and solicitation strategies. Create and present written and oral proposals to donors. This position will solicit gifts directly, working independently or with other appropriate School representatives to implement successful solicitation strategies. This position will participate as part of the development team for the Honors Con annual and strategic planning initiatives, donor events, and stewardship initiatives. The Associate Director may be required to work evenings and/or weekends as necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.

Director of Development, Honors College

The Director of Development for the UNLV Honors College is a fundraising professional reporting directly to the Dean for the Honors College and indirectly to the UNLV’s Philanthropy of Alumni Engagement AVP. The Director will be responsible for meeting individual and unit fundraising goals.

In coordination with the Honors College, the Director will advance the mission of the Honors College by conceptualizing and implementing strategies to increase financial support from alumni and donors. This role emphasizes the qualification and cultivation of prospective and existing donors that may 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 50-70 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.

The Director will develop tailored cultivation and solicitation strategies and present written and oral proposals to donors. This position will solicit gifts directly, working independently or with the Dean of the Honors College and other appropriate unit representatives to implement successful solicitation strategies. This position will also participate or lead the unit’s strategic planning for short-term and long-term fundraising goals and work with external and internal constituents to promote understanding of fundraising priorities.

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

Associate Director of Development, Honors College

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 three years of nonprofit fundraising or similar experience.

Director of Development, Honors College

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 nonprofit fundraising/major gift development experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Associate Director of Development, Honors College

Experience in higher education.

Director of Development, Honors College

Experience in higher education major gift development is preferred. One to three years of supervisory or management experience is preferred.

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 November 25, 2022.

Materials should be addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Everett Duke, 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.

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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.

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.