Executive Director, Guinn Center
University of Nevada, Reno - Main Campus
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The Kenny C. Guinn Center for Policy Priorities seeks a dynamic
Executive Director to lead this nonprofit, non-partisan policy
institute into a new stage of growth and development. Founded in
2014, the Guinn Center is now affiliated with the University of
Nevada, Reno, and this position is based in Reno. The Guinn Center
focuses on conducting independent, data-driven, and well-reasoned
analyses of policies that affect all Nevadans and advance solutions
toward a vibrant Nevada.
The Executive Director executes the vision of an independent Board
of Directors who represent Nevada's diverse industries,
demographics, and geographies. As the Guinn Center's chief
executive, the Executive Director administers all aspects of the
operation from fundraising to strategic planning to contract
management. The Executive Director manages the budget, supervises
staff located in Reno and Las Vegas, and designs public programs.
The Executive Director also maps out and manages the Center's
research agenda and production of reports.
Working with a variety of academic researchers and policy
professionals, the Executive Director must have strong
interpersonal skills and be comfortable communicating with diverse
audiences. As the Guinn Center's public spokesperson to local
communities, and the media, the Executive Director must speak well
and write clearly. The Executive Director also oversees the
distribution of all Guinn Center publications and presentations to
ensure that the Center's quality meets the highest standards.
During its short tenure, the Guinn Center has developed a
reputation as a responsible source of trustworthy, non-partisan,
evidence-based information about Nevada policies. The Executive
Director will continue to build the internal operations necessary
to maintain that reputation and position the Guinn Center as a
trusted resource for Nevada.
The successful candidate must have a bachelor's degree and
demonstrated experience as an organizational leader. Relevant
experience includes program management, fundraising, policy
analysis, public speaking, and administration of people and
programs. An advanced degree is preferred.
Bachelor's degree and five years of related professional work
Related Experience: Program and grant management, fundraising,
policy setting, supervision, and management.
Master's Degree and three years of related professional work
experience; OR a Doctorate Degree/Juris Doctor and one year of
related professional work experience.
Schedule and Travel Requirements
Frequent in-state travel is required. Occasional out-of-state
travel may be necessary.
Administrative Faculty - D
To view the salary schedule for this position, please visit: Salary
Schedules and select Administrative Faculty by Grade. Salary is
competitive and commensurate with related education and
Our retirement plan is beyond compare. Your 15.50% contribution is
generously matched by the University. With the faculty retirement
plan, you are 100% vested your first day. Sit back and watch your
retirement dollars grow! All permanent employees on an annual "A"
or "B" contract who are employed at least 50% full-time are
eligible to participate in the NSHE retirement program unless they
are members of PERS of Nevada.
Perks of Working at UNR
Grants-in-aid for Faculty Employees
- Health insurance options including dental and vision - Health
- Generous annual and sick leave, life insurance and long-term
disability - Faculty Benefits
- E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center offers an annual or semester
membership and family membership options. E.L. Wiegand Fitness
- Mountain EAP employees (and eligible dependents) through life's
difficult moments. Mountain EAP is located in Reno and specializes
in counseling and advising services for personal or interpersonal
- Several Diversity Committees and Affinity Groups focusing on
campus-wide diversity initiatives to ensure we are working to
create a diverse and welcoming campus climate. Diversity
- Faculty Senate is the principal representing body for faculty.
Its membership includes representatives from each academic and
administrative major unit of the University. Faculty
- No state income tax!
The University is proud to provide a reduced-rate tuition benefit
to faculty and qualified dependents. Faculty can take up to six
credits per semester at a reduced rate. Dependents of faculty have
unlimited credits, but in order to be eligible children must be
unmarried and under the age of 24 and must receive at least 50% of
their financial support from the employee and/or employee 's spouse
or domestic partner. Faculty Grant-in-Aid
Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of
addressing dual-career couples' professional needs. We offer a dual
career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners
that provides resources and assists them to identify career
opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Assistance
The Guinn Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and policy
analysis center that provides independent, data-driven, and
well-reasoned analysis of critical policy issues that advance
solutions toward a vibrant Nevada and Intermountain West region.
The Guinn Center
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Posting Close Time
Applications must be received by 11:59pm on October 12, 2022. This
posting will close at 12:00am on October 13th 2022..
Posting Close Date
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