Senior Director for Engagement, Programs, and Events, Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement [R0131400]
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Senior Director for Engagement, Programs, and Events, Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement [R0131400]
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.
For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu
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 Senior Director of Alumni Engagement will have a deep understanding of constituent engagement and philanthropy used to manage the comprehensive alumni engagement efforts on behalf of the Office of Alumni Engagement. This position is designed to be the link between the University, the Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement (PAE), and the UNLV Alumni Association to our 133,000 plus Alumni and students.
The Sr. Director will report directly to the Associate Vice President (AVP) for Alumni Engagement and Executive Director of the UNLV Alumni Association and will supervise the Associate Director for Programs and Events, the Coordinator for Programs and Events, and the AAIII (Front Desk/Reception). This position will serve as the number two to the AVP for Alumni Engagement and will represent in the AVP’s absence at divisional and campus events and programs as well as community events when necessary.
The position will develop, manage, and execute programs and events to facilitate lifelong dialogue between the University and its constituents (including prospective and current students) to increase alumni participation and giving. Examples of programs and events under the leadership of the Sr. Director for Alumni Engagement included (but are not limited to) establishing a student philanthropy program, establishing an alumni in admissions program, the UNLV Foundation Annual Dinner, Rebel Homecoming, Regional Alumni Engagement Events, Donor Recognition events, UNLV Alumni Association events and programs, and others as determined by the AVP or Divisional Leadership.
The position will work in partnership with the AVP to develop and manage an overall budget (cash and in-kind) split between funds from the UNLV Foundation and the UNLV Alumni Association all used to promote overall alumni and donor engagement with UNLV.
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 and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in alumni engagement, event planning and production, higher education leadership, or related fields. This position requires a minimum of three years of management experience and evidence of experience working in and with a culturally diverse community.
A Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university is 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 13, 2022. Materials should be addressed to Megan Black, Search Committee Chair, and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact PAE Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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@example.com, 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.