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Associate Director of Development, Black Mountain, College of Liberal Arts [R0131493]

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

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Associate Director of Development, Black Mountain, College of Liberal Arts [R0131493]


The Associate Director of Development will support the Executive Director by managing all aspects of the institute's fundraising operations. Core responsibilities include: stewarding relationships with the institute's supporters; communicating and working with members of BMI's Advisory Board; planning special events designed to engage existing donors and prospects; researching new funding opportunities, grant writing, and awards management; cultivating community partnerships with corporations and aligned organizations, to secure sponsorship, underwriting, and cross-marketing opportunities; overseeing the growth and development of BMI membership program, with administrative support from BMI's Development Assistant. 

Working closely with BMI's Executive Director and Associate Director of Administration, the Associate Director of Development will also inform the institute's annual budget, by forecasting philanthropic support for the coming year, setting fundraising goals as well as the strategy for achieving those targets. Throughout the year, this position will be responsible for managing their department-level budget and keeping the Associate Director of Administration apprised of any changes to anticipated philanthropic support, the timeline for major gift receipts, and more.


This position requires a bachelor's degree in English or a related field, from a regionally accredited college or university and requires 3-5 years of related experience working in the field of development, and 1-3 years of supervisory and managerial experience. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.


Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions.


Founded in 2006, the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute (BMI) is an international literary arts center based within the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. BMI brings writers and the literary imagination into the heart of public life through readings, conversations, and an annual festival; innovative media projects including Black Mountain Radio; residential fellowships; and student enrichment opportunities. BMI is home to the first ever City of Asylum program in the United States, which provides safe haven to writers who have been persecuted for their literary work, so that they may live and write freely without censorship, risk of imprisonment, or threats against their lives. BMI has served writers from Iran, Syria, China, Cuba, and Afghanistan through its City of Asylum program; fostered new books by providing writers, at all stages in their careers, with time and space to create while in residency; and hosted some of the world's most innovative thinkers-in literature, politics, arts, and culture-through guest speaking engagements in Las Vegas. The question that guides all aspects of BMI's work is: How can writers-and their honest, artful expression-galvanize community, support open societies, and facilitate creative approaches to the most vexing problems of our time? Black Mountain Institute strives to be a conduit between UNLV, public audiences throughout Southern Nevada, and literary arts communities around the world. 


  • Generous compensation packages, up to 48 days of paid time off, sick leave, and holidays

  • Excellent health insurance including medical, dental and vision

  • No state income tax

  • Comprehensive retirement plans and voluntary benefits programs

  • Tuition discounts at Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) schools

  • Tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents


  • Flexible work schedule (depending on your department)

  • Employee recognition and appreciation programs

  • Personal and professional development opportunities

  • UNLV athletics ticket discounts

  • Employee discount at UNLV's Student Wellness Recreation Center

  • Statewide employee purchase program discounts

  • RebelCard discounts on and off campus

  • Wellness programming for all UNLV faculty and staff at no cost

  • Opportunity for career advancements to leadership roles


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. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.

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 September 30, 2022 Materials should be addressed to Dr. Colette LaBouff, Search Committee Chair, and must be submitted through Workday, 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 job requisition number, R0131493 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.


Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 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.

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


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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates. Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106). The University's commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment. Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to: Michelle Sposito, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1062, Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH) Room 553, Telephone: (702) 895-4055; Email:, or to The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100; Telephone: 1-800-421-3481 FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-800-877-8339; Email:; or to both.

Information pertaining to the University's grievance procedures and grievance process, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the University will respond can be found online at the Office of Equal Employment & Title IX webpage.

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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. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.

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