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Director of Education Programs at The Lincy Institute

Position Deleted on 9/26/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Las Vegas, NV
Admin - Extension and Outreach
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
The University of Nevada Las Vegas invites nominations and applications from exceptional candidates to be the Director of Education Programs for a young research institute in community and urban research and analysis. We are seeking a visionary leader with strong strategic skills and a collaborative style to advance the research and community outreach agenda for this Institute. This is a professional position with a twelve-month contract. Employment will begin on July 1, 2013.

The Director of Education Programs will report to the Institute's Executive Director. The candidate selected will manage all facets of this core area of the Institute's mission and implement short-term and long-range plans.

The Director will identify and address Southern Nevada's most pressing issues and challenges in education inclusive of nonprofit, for profit, and government agencies including the Clark County School District and the Nevada System of Higher Education. He/she will work closely with the Institute's fellow directors and senior resident scholars, university faculty and community leaders to improve the economic future of Nevada and the quality of life for its residents, especially in Southern Nevada.

The Director will
  • Implement a strategic plan of engagement in the education sector
  • Establish a network of internal and external contacts
  • Direct public convenings of education and community partners, significant industry executives, legislators, and stake holders
  • Conduct and support research that focuses on improving Southern Nevada's education and quality of life decisions; contribute subject matter expertise in the area of program evaluation, data collection, and constructive feedback for program improvement based on outcomes measurement
  • Build the capacity of service providers and community partners; support efforts and serve as a resource to draw state and federal funding to the greater Las Vegas
  • Produce research and policy briefs; influence education policy and practices
  • Inform policy makers
  • Organize small and large community events
  • Recruit and supervise graduate assistants
The Director will represent and promote The Lincy Institute within the university and greater Las Vegas community; further establish and support the direction of the Institute's education program through the collaboration with the Institute's fellow directors and senior resident scholars. The individual who fills this role should be self-motived and willing to work in a young, innovative organization with limited support services.

The successful applicant will have a distinguished record in P-16 education; ten to twelve years as an effective program manager; be an accomplished manager of complex public discussions with key stake holders, legislators, and agency partners; demonstrate an understanding of large, multifaceted school district environments and higher education systems in metropolitan areas; engagement with community nonprofits and for-profit service providers; successful record in federal, state, and private grant writing, evaluation and reporting systems; knowledge of industry and governmental databases and demonstrated skill in research, professional writing and publication; experience in the development of assessment tools and the application of data analysis. Examples of professional research, publications, policy briefs, and/or related materials may be requested.

A master's degree from a regionally accredited university is minimally required; a terminal degree is strongly preferred.

Preference will be given to candidates who have knowledge of local challenges faced by community based organizations; experience working in Nevada at the local level, while understanding the statewide political context that shapes and frames policy; the Promise Neighborhood program planning and grant application process; the mobilization of cradle-to-career/college initiatives; work-force development planning policies; population demographics in the southwest. A demonstrated understanding of nonprofit organizations, an aptitude for developing relationships and working partnerships among diverse community agencies, and a familiarity with community capacity building strategies or models will be helpful.

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 March 31, 2013 and will continue until the position if filled. Materials should be addressed to Lucy Klinkhammer, 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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