Senior Director of Development

UNLV   •  

Las Vegas, NV

Industry: Education


5 - 7 years

Posted 185 days ago

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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Senior Director of Development, UNLV School of Medicine, Division of Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement [R0113025]


UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 30,000 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.


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


The Senior Director of Development serves as the chief development officer that leads and manages the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major and principal gift prospects for the UNLV School of Medicine (UNLV-SOM or School). The Senior Director of Development for the UNLV School of Medicine (UNLV-SOM or School) reports jointly to the Dean of the UNLV-SOM and the Associate Vice President for Development (AVP) in the UNLV Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement.

The Senior Director will work collaboratively with the Associate Vice President for Development, and the Dean of the UNLV-SOM to advance the mission of the UNLV-SOM by conceptualizing and implementing strategies to increase financialsupport from alumni and donors and directing the fundraising strategy for the School. The Senior Director will be responsible for meeting individual and School fundraising goals through the management of a personal major and principal gift portfolio. Directors are held responsible for managing their monthly productivity using the Raisers' Edge CRM solution and other tools that are available through the UNLV Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement.


This position requires a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and six years of higher education fundraising experience in securing annual/leadership gifts, major gifts and special gifts. Must have at least two years of fundraising for a medical school.

Candidate should possess superior interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; effectiveness in working strategically with teams of staff and volunteers in raising both annual and major gifts, managing volunteers, and successfully building relationships.


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. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferredqualifications 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 11, 2018 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Russel Kost, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials.


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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.


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, color, religion, sex, age, 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.

Job Category

Administrative Faculty

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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.

Announcement Number: R0113025