Job Listings

Senior Director of Development, School of Law, Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement [R0127709]

University of Nevada Las Vegas
Job Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada
Development and Fundraising

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for , Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement> [R0127709]


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.

Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report's annual listing of the nation's most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and 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.


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.


The Senior Director of Development serves as the William S. Boyd School of Law's chief development officer, managing the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major and principal gift prospects. The Senior Director also manages a personal major and principal gift portfolio. 

The Senior Director will work collaboratively with the Associate Vice President for Development, and the Dean to advance the mission of the Unit by conceptualizing and implementing strategies to increase financial support from alumni and donors and directing the fundraising strategy of the law school. The Senior Director will be responsible for meeting individual and Unit fundraising goals.

The Senior Director will be responsible for managing a donor portfolio of up to 120 prospects with a philanthropic capacity to give $25,000 or more to UNLV. The Senior Director will initiate and conduct at least 10 - 12 visits per month for the purpose of determining philanthropic interests, capacity, and readiness. 

The Senior Director will develop tailored cultivation and solicitation strategies and present written and oral proposals to donors. He /She will solicit gifts directly or in conjunction with the Dean. The Senior Director will serve as the chief fundraising advisor to the Dean, assisting in developing fundraising plans to meet the strategic goals of the law school. He /She will lead the law 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.

In addition, the Senior Director of Development will:

1. Plan and implement programs, projects, and events that strategically engage and connect alumni, donors, and the community with the Boyd School of Law; 

2. Build and maintain relationships with law school alumni, including developing, implementing and evaluating programs and events which strategically engage alumni and provide tangible benefits to alumni, current students, and the law school; and

3. Supervise a coordinator and student employees for database management and events support.

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


Per the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Emergency COVID-19 Employee VacciUNLVnation 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 with a minimum of three years of experience in development (major and principal gifts fundraising). The position requires a minimum of one year of supervisory experience. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment. 


Experience in higher education and in dealing with professionals and executives from private and public sectors. Experience in alumni relations and/or external affairs. 


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 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 November 30, 2021. Materials should be addressed to Emily Irwin, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or


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, <"R0127709"> 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.

Job Category

Administrative Faculty

Required Attachment(s)

This website is part of the HigherEdJobs network.