Executive Director

UNLV   •  

Las Vegas, NV

Industry: Education


8 - 10 years

Posted 55 days ago

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Executive Director, UNLV Career Services [R0113994]


UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. 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. For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu


The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.


Reporting to the Senior Associate Vice President of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving, the Executive Director, Career Services supervises a team of career coaches, part-time graduate assistants and student workers. The position is responsible for the strategic direction, operations, programming, career advising, and community outreach efforts. The Executive Director provides leadership for a centralized Career Services Unit that serves multiple entities on campus while collaboratively working with and supporting the decentralized and specialized needs of academic departments in order to support the university's vision to become a Top Tier Institution. The Executive Director will work closely with each college within the university to provide a coordinated and cohesive approach to career coaching and a unified and strategic approach that integrates career paths with academic major and program selection. The Executive Director provides leadership for the strategic development, implementation, coordination, and oversight of coaching, programs, and services that enhance career preparedness and opportunities for students and alumni that includes and serves a broad based employer constituency.

The Executive Director will operate with a high degree of independence, be skilled in managing and organizing their work and time, is expected to collaborate with colleagues from a variety of disciplines, will display flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities and demands, have familiarity with and be able to utilize MS Office products and a Customer Relationship Management system, and will exhibit the behaviors associated within the Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement


This position requires a Master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and 8-10 years related professional experience.


  • Establish and maintain effective work relationships with students, faculty, staff, community and corporate representatives
  • Establish, nurture and grow partnerships with external constituents (e.g. employers, corporations, public and political entities)
  • Provide administrative oversight and guidance within area of responsibility, providing direct training, supervision, mentoring, and staff evaluation as needed
  • Organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities
  • Integrate resources, policies, and information for the determination of procedures, solutions and other outcomes in support of university and departmental vision
  • Communicate effectively by phone, in person and in writing
  • Develop and deliver dynamic, informative and progressive presentations
  • Manage a team of individuals who counsel and assess student skills and interests, with a holistic approach to career planning, while developing and enhancing students' interpersonal, interview, and resume skills
  • Assess emerging trends in employment and college students through data analysis, environmental and peer reviews
  • Provide and analyze statistical data for periodic and end of yearreporting
  • Supervise, train, mentor, lead, and evaluate staff
  • Be an active participant with National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and other professional organizations
  • Knowledge of Handshake, Symplicity, or other CRM
  • Ability and willingness to occasionally travel on behalf of UNLV and the Career Services Department
  • Work autonomously and as a team oriented individual that is able to work evenings and weekends as needed


$90,000- $100,000 Administrative Salary Grade D



$90K - $100K