Assistant Vice President of Financial Aid & Scholarships
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, a major teaching and research institution and one of the most diverse universities in the country, seeks an experienced, innovative, and collaborative leader to serve as its assistant vice president of financial aid and scholarships.
The assistant vice president oversees an operating budget of $2.2M, an office consisting of 30 professionals, and is responsible for day-to-day operations as well as collaborating on strategy. As the office of financial aid and scholarships undergoes a time of transition, there are tremendous opportunities for this new leader to build business practices from the ground up, create a sense of cohesion and teamwork within the staff, and promote a culture of superior customer service that sensitively supports the diverse members of the UNLV community. In addition to its ethnic diversity, the student body includes a high density of first-generation college students. A deep commitment to equitable student advocacy is essential to this role, as is a familiarity with best practices emerging nationally for culturally-competent customer service in financial aid.
As an experienced leader of people and programs, the new assistant vice president of financial aid and scholarships will have an ability to operate in a complex environment; demonstrate skills in leading and developing a large professional staff; excellent communication skills, a thorough knowledge of financial aid policies, processes, and regulations; an uncompromising commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, quality service, and student advocacy; and experience with the application of current and emerging technologies in the financial aid process. A deep understanding of the financial aid landscape and its ongoing changes, an ability to adapt a strategy to accommodate those developments, policy expertise, and excellent and diplomatic communication skills will be fundamental to success and will be foundational qualities for the next leader.
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) currently serves over 31,000 students with a budget exceeding $660 million. In 2018, UNLV was recognized as R1 “very high research activity” status by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and has created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV continues to rise in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduates and is a designated Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Located on a 332-acre main campus with two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada, the university has developed dozens of graduate programs, created strong partnerships with the local community, and fielded nationally ranked sports teams.
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Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by October 15, 2020.
Candidates should provide, as two separate documents, a letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position and a résumé. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal.
Nominations and inquiries can be directed to UNLV's consultants, Lisa Meyer and Julia Venetos at UNLVFAS@wittkieffer.com.
UNLV does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities, including admissions on the basis of sex/gender pursuant to Title IX, or on the basis of 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, color or religion pursuant to Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13 of the NSHE Handbook. Reports of discriminatory misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and/or concerns about noncompliance with Title IX or any other anti-discrimination laws or policies should be directed to UNLV's Title IX Coordinator Michelle Sposito. The Title IX Coordinator can be reached through the online reporting form, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at (702) 895-4055, by mail at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV, 89154-1062, or in person at Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH), Room 555.