Director of Development, UNLV School of Community Health Sciences

UNLV   •  

Las Vegas, NV

Industry: Education


5 - 7 years

Posted 43 days ago


The Director of Development is a fundraising professional that serves as the lead fundraiser for the UNLV School of Community Health Sciences, responsible for meeting individual and Unit fundraising goals.

In consultation with the Dean of the UNLV School of Community Health Sciences, the Director will advance the mission of the School by conceptualizing and implementing strategies to increase financialsupport 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 School 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. It is expected that the Director will meet the annual fundraising goal of $500,000 - $1,000,000. 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.

The Director will develop tailored cultivation and solicitation strategies and present written and oral proposals to donors. He /She will solicit gifts directly, working independently or with the Dean or UNLV Foundation Leadership to implement successful solicitation strategies. He /She will lead the School's strategic planning for short-term and long-term fundraising goals and work with external and internal constituents to promote understanding of fundraising priorities.

The Director will be required to work evenings and/or weekends as necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position. Regular travel will be required.


This position requires a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and 5 years related professional experience.


  • Experience in higher education development
  • Demonstrated experience working in comprehensive capital campaigns
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative team environment
  • Experience in donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
  • Experience working with volunteers, faculty, students, and administrative leaders
  • Experience with Raisers Edge fundraising system or similar donor database applications
  • Knowledge of higher education policies and procedures


Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.