Sr. Director / Director of Development

UNLV   •  

Las Vegas, NV

Industry: Education


Less than 5 years

Posted 66 days ago

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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Sr. Director/Director of Development, UNLV Athletics, [R0112744]


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.


Reporting to the Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs, the Director of Development will play a vital part in a comprehensive resource development program in support of UNLV Rebel Athletics. The successful candidate will be a proven advancement professional with a record of success identifying, developing, stewarding and expanding philanthropic and / or revenue based relationships in an athletics-based, higher education setting.

This position will be a leadership role in a growing major-gifts division within the Rebel Athletic Fund (RAF). In addition to major-gift level fundraising, the position will support external engagement efforts with the Rebel Athletics Annual Fund, will advance efforts to increase ticket-based revenue, and will work extensively across the community of Las Vegas to expand the support base for Rebel Athletics.

The Director of Development will serve on the Rebel Athletic Fund leadership team advancing the pursuit of national preeminence for Rebel Athletics.

The Director of Development should have a basic knowledge of NCAA rules as it pertains to assigned job duties and the scope of employment. In addition, this position will be responsible for obtaining proper guidance or approval from Athletics Compliance, prior to participating in select activities as defined by NCAA bylaws or institutional policies.


This position requires a Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited college or university and a minimum of 2 years related professional experience. In addition, candidates should possess the following:

  • Direct experience leading or serving in an athletics-based, major-gifts fundraising / resource development (to include sponsorship) program. Other desired attributes include:
  • Record of success securing major-gift level philanthropy in a higher education and/or athletics environment
  • Familiarity with annual-level (annual fund) philanthropy and the successful attributes of a proven, athletics-based annual fund division.
  • Experience with alumni-engagement and building programming designed to inspire connectivity between an athletic department and its former student-athletes.
  • Experience with corporate engagement, corporate fundraising, revenue generation and sponsorship.
  • Proven ability to shape, write, deliver and close major-gift philanthropic proposals.
  • Strong communications and organizational skills.
  • Competency / proficiency working with donor management software / database systems (specifically Advantage and Raiser's Edge).
  • Ability to develop / generate reports dictating status relative to defined goals.
  • High character, collaborative disposition, detail-oriented, team-player.
  • Adherence to UNLV Athletics, Mountain West Conference and NCAA rules and regulations.


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 immediately and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted earliest. Materials should be addressed to Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs John Gladchuk, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials.


UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the "Find Jobs" process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number, "R0112744" in the search box.

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: R0112744