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Associate Vice President, Development and Principal Gifts

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Nevada, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Feb 22, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Fundraising Administration, Major Gifts
Philanthropic Advisors
Employment Type
Full Time
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Associate Vice President, Development and Principal Gifts


The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Associate Vice President, Development and Principal Gifts, Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement [R0127629]



Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 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.  For more information, visit us on line at:



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.



Under the direction of the Senior Associate Vice President (SAVP) for Development, the Associate Vice President (AVP) for Development and Principal Gifts is responsible for the leadership and supervision of Development Officers as assigned.


The Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement (P&AE) Development team is a high-performing, collaborative team that works across the institution and cross-functionally within P&AE to secure gifts supporting unit-based and university-wide priorities, initiatives, and programs. The AVP, along with unit Development Officers, works with University and Academic Leadership in developing fundraising priorities and securing resources to support those priorities.


The AVP for Development and Principal Gifts is responsible for the comprehensive strategy, performance, and supervision of existing and new fundraising programs, including major gifts, corporate and foundation relations, planned giving, principal giving, regional development, and strategic initiatives fundraising. The AVP is directly involved in the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of gifts; effectively communicates the mission and values of UNLV; has a working knowledge of current best practices in all aspects of fundraising.


The AVP will ensure effective strategy, implementation, evaluation, reporting, and refinement of Development activities to support and achieve P&AE's annual goals and objectives. This includes ensuring the program has clear strategic objectives, measurable outcomes, aspirational work plans, performance metrics, and is well-positioned for university-wide benefit and service.


The AVP collaborates with colleagues in Development and Alumni Relations across the campus. They will serve as an active member of the Leadership Team, assisting with strategic planning and implementation of fundraising priorities. The position will be responsible for personally managing a portfolio of donors and prospects.



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 five years of experience in development, including a minimum of five years supervisory experience with at least three years of management experience. Evidence of management and leadership, as well as a progressive level of responsibility.

Experience detailing ability to build and lead teams within units as well as across an institution to achieve/exceed annual strategic goals and objectives. Evidence of experience working in and with a culturally diverse community.


Preferred experience in higher education development and comprehensive campaign experience within a higher education institution. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.



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 (one reference must be a previous or current supervisor) who may be contacted. References will be contacted at the point of final interviews and the final applicants will be informed prior to reference contact. 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 February 14, 2022 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Jessica Channell-Iler, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact PAE Human Resources at (702) 895-2840.



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, “R0127629” 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 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, 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.



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, 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.

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