Associate Vice President for Alumni Engagement

Nevada, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 05, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Associate Vice President for Alumni Engagement, UNLV Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement (R0123868)



Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 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.  For more information, visit us on line at:



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



Under the direction and leadership of the Vice President for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement, the Associate Vice President (AVP) for Alumni Engagement directs the comprehensive alumni engagement, annual giving, regional development and career services efforts for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), working with deans, senior administrators, Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement personnel, student groups, and the UNLV Alumni Association (UNLVAA) to develop and implement alumni programming to support the University's strategic and operational goals. The UNLVAA is responsible for developing and implementing alumni engagement programs that raise the visibility of the UNLVAA and UNLV in local, regional, national and international arenas.


The Associate Vice President for Alumni Engagement oversees a functional team of approximately 27 full-time employees to include the supervision of ten positions mostly at the Senior/Director level; serves on the Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement's leadership team, and oversees a 28-member UNLVAA Board of Directors. This position also collaborates and coordinates strategy with the AVP for Development. The AVP for Alumni Engagement plays a pivotal role in accelerating growth in alumni and annual giving, defined as gifts below $10,000.


The AVP for Alumni Engagement creates and leads a unified strategy and outreach effort to create and sustain commitment and engagement among alumni and friends. The AVP designs, leads, and directs the development of annual goals and objectives, operating plans and budgets, staffing, and volunteer management plans for the Alumni Engagement, Annual Giving, and Career Service programs.

The AVP for Alumni Engagement provides leadership for a centralized Career Services unit that serves students, alumni, and multiple entities on campus while collaboratively working with and supporting the decentralized and specialized needs of academic departments to support the university's vision to become a Top Tier Institution.



This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university, a minimum of five years of experience in higher education alumni engagement and development, a minimum of five years supervisory experience and a minimum of five years of management experience. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.



Masters Degree in related field



  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Understanding of and appreciation for the mission and goals of the University.
  • Working knowledge of computer systems and software, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills in interacting with both internal and external constituents with demonstrated integrity and a spirit of enthusiasm for the University.
  • Strong writing skills for composing letters, reports, presentations, and speeches.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Creativity and resourcefulness
  • Collaborative leader who can work well in a large complex organization. Flexibility initiating and responding to changing priorities and situations
  • Be an active leader in how to increase alumni participation and engagement through relevant and meaningful events and programs
  • Demonstrated capabilities to plan and implement a wide range of activities that produce results based on established goals and objective.
  • Ability to anticipate and recognize problems, issues, and opportunities as they arise and to advise appropriate administrators and staff
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations



Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding. 


Pursuant to Assembly Bill (AB) 3 passed by the Nevada State Legislature during the 31st Special Legislative Session, employees are required to take furlough at a 4.6 percent monthly reduction in compensation from January 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021.



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 (one reference must be a previous or current supervisor) who may be contacted directly. References will be contacted at the point of final interviews and the final applicants will be informed prior to reference contact. 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, 2021 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online 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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UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.



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, 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.