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Assistant/Associate Director of Development, Central

University of Nevada, Reno



University of Nevada, Reno

Assistant/Associate Director of Development, Central


Department: VP, Devel & Alumni Relations

Department Web Address: giving.unr.edu

Full Time Equivalent: 100%

Position Type: Administrative Faculty

List Rank/Range(s):

Tenure Track: Non Tenure Track

Job Description:
The University of Nevada, Reno, is recruiting for two development officers at the level of Assistant Director or Associate Director. The major function of these positions is to solicit gifts of $10,000 or more in support of the University's programs and projects. Both positions will be housed in the central development office and work with various schools, colleges or units as needed. The level of the development officer will depend on the experience of the individual selected and specific goals will be assigned based on the agreed upon level. Both positions will report to the Associate Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations.

Salary Ranges for the positions are as follows and will be determined based on experience:

-Associate Director of Development, Range 3, $55,000-70,000
-Assistant Director of Development, Range 2, $48,000-54,000

The scenic University of Nevada, Reno campus, in sight of the Sierra Nevada mountains, is located 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and four hours from San Francisco and the Napa-Sonoma wine country. The Reno/Tahoe area is a recreational paradise, close to world-class skiing and snowboarding, kayaking, hiking and bicycling. Reno is home to an emerging technology sector, with a vibrant arts and restaurant scene.

Salary is competitive and commensurates with education and experience. Requires evening and weekend work. Each development officer will devote at least 50% of their time traveling in Nevada and nationally to visit with individuals, primarily alumni, to assess their interest in the University and potential to make a charitable gift to the University of Nevada, Reno.

Because of the sensitivity of the information and data, the individual must adhere strictly to the highest professional ethics, confidentiality, discretion and judgment. This position offers the opportunity to work independently in an evolving and changing fundraising environment and combines a high level of initiative, creativity, and collaboration with widespread public interaction. Requires evening and weekend work as well as a willingness to travel; and strong computer applications skills with database programs, Microsoft Word, and Excel are expected.

Required Qualifications:
Assistant - Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and two years or a Master’s Degree and one year of related professional experienceAssociate - Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution and four years or a Master’s Degree and two year of related professional experience

Preferred Qualifications:
Proven track record of effectively cultivating and soliciting major gifts ($10,000+) from individuals and institutional donorsExperience working with corporations and foundations to secure support for teaching, research, and programmatic priorities, including scholarships as well as capital and infrastructure projectsExperience/familiarity with capital campaigns, planned giving, proposal writing, annual giving, special events and alumni relations activitiesFamiliarity with higher education organizational structures, operations and policiesExperience with managing budgets and other elements of fiscal management, including accounting/finance practices and proceduresProven experience and demonstrated ability to partner with a strong and active Advisory Board and other key administrative and volunteer leadersExperience reporting to public and private sector organizations and university, State and/or Federal agenciesExperience managing/supervising staff either as direct reports or on a project basis

Contact Information for this Position: Melanie Lahren Search Coordinator [email protected] 775.682.6004

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please attach the following; 1) Resume 2) Cover letter 3) Contact information for three professional references, with at least one being a current or former supervisor.The application will prompt you to answer the following two questions: 1) Do you have a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution? 2) Please explain in 200 words or less your experience with fundraising.

Job Open Date: 08/30/2016

Job Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Search Number: 72160

Note to All Applicants: HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

To apply, visit: https://www.unrsearch.com/

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.



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