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Director of Foundation Relations

Position Deleted on 4/25/2014. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Las Vegas, NV
Admin - Development and Fundraising
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
Announcement Number:
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Director of Foundation Relations [14166].

UNLV is a comprehensive research university of approximately 28,000 students and 2,900 faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, research, and service. The university has internationally recognized programs in hotel administration and creative writing; professional degrees in law, architecture, and dental medicine; and leading programs in fine arts, sciences and education. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in dynamic Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on-line at:

This development position reports to the Senior Associate Vice President for Development at the UNLV Foundation. The Director of Foundation Relations works with external associations, and foundations primarily outside of Southern Nevada to identify, cultivate, and solicit funding for both annual and major support. The Director will create and implement systems for strategic planning and tracking and develop relationships and write proposals for an aggressive and successful foundation fundraising program. We are seeking knowledgeable professionals skilled in fundraising and securing major gifts, and who are measurably successful in securing funding from private foundations. Some travel will be required.

This position requires a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. A preference of five years of proven major gift development experience in higher education. Candidate should possess superior interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; effectiveness in working strategically with teams of faculty, staff and volunteers in raising major gifts; experience in writing, organizing and executing fundraising annual and long-range strategic plans for a university or non-profit; documented results soliciting and closing major gifts; documented expertise in writing successful, complex proposals that clearly articulate the need for funding and the significance of the program.

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 January 2, 2014 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Scott Roberts, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-2894 or
UNLV is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity educator and employer committed to excellence through diversity.
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