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Director of Board and Volunteer Relations, Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement [R0133494]

University of Nevada Las Vegas
Job Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada
Volunteer Programs and Service Learning

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Director of Board and Volunteer Relations, Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement [R0133494]


The Director of Board and Volunteer Relations supports the alumni engagement efforts of the Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement through its volunteer programs. The director is also the relationship manager for the UNLV Alumni Association Board of Directors and its committees and facilitates the work of the board and its committees on behalf of the association's president and executive director. 

This position in concert with the Associate Vice President will organize, plan, and oversee the board of directors and committee meetings to include agenda development, minute-taking assistance, communication of content such as meeting materials, follow-up communications, coordination of presenters, process timelines, and supports other staff members who work with volunteer groups such as the academic chapters and affinity clubs. This position will suggest strategies for effectively engaging, increasing, and recognizing volunteers throughout the year, assist with planning of annual volunteer/board training and other training initiatives and special events, will create volunteer descriptions and training materials, will fulfill volunteer leader special requests and projects, will create and maintain standard operating procedures, and has budget oversight and discretion for the activities and expenses related to the board and its committees. This individual serves as the principal liaison to several permanent and ad hoc committees of the board and subject matter expert on the association's articles of incorporation, bylaws, policies and procedures, and open meeting law compliance. This position will also serve as a backup to support for the UNLV Foundation Board Relations team and will be cross-trained in the management of Foundation Board Relations.    

Working in collaboration with more than 300+ volunteers, the director will build strong ties between the university and alumni through the management of outreach through programs such as the college/school alumni chapters and affinity clubs. This position will attend various board/committee meetings, assist with the development of materials for specific programs and events, develop training materials and resources for volunteers, assist with on-and-off campus events and activities, assist with the development and distribution of event invitations/registrations, newsletters, and other communication pieces, assist with the development of marketing materials such as images, presentations, and social media posts, maintain and regularly update Chapter Handbook and Club Handbook, and maintain various other resources for chapters and clubs.

This position will be responsible to develop a recognition program which highlights the importance of volunteer engagement and shows appreciation for the work done by the volunteers throughout the year. This position is also responsible for the assessment and evaluation of the overall volunteer management program including the training, tools, and resources provided to each volunteer.

This position will also work closely with offices and units across campus to develop the program, training materials, and select and train volunteers for relevant volunteer roles (i.e. Alumni in Admissions, Chapter/Club leaders, Rebels Give). This individual will also be responsible for maintaining accurate volunteer contact information and assignments in The Raiser's Edge and in various rosters and listservs. 

The director links campus administrators such as deans and department chairs with alumni leaders and oversees the management of academic chapters and is responsible for direct management of the clubs. 

This position reports to the Senior Director of Board Relations and operates with a degree of independence, decision making responsibility, judgment, consistency, and confidentiality. Availability to work outside of the 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. work day and on weekends is required and is based on the needs of the organization.


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


This position requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university as recognized by the United States Department of Education and/or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and a minimum of 3 years' related experience. One year of supervisory experience is required.


Experience in Higher Education is preferred. 


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


Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions.


  • 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 which may include a hybrid work schedule

  • 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 November 4, 2022

Materials should be addressed to the 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


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Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution 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 University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person's 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 (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes). Discrimination on the basis of a protected class, including unlawful harassment, which is a form of discrimination, is illegal under federal and state law. Where unlawful discrimination is found to have occurred, UNLV will act to stop the unlawful discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible. 


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.  

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Required Attachment(s)

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.

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