Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement and UNLV Foundation

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada
Posted Date
Aug 17, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Humanities, Philosophy, Executive
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Employment Type
Full Time


The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement and UNLV Foundation President [R0132524]



Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 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.


Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada.


For more information, visit us on line at:  http://www.unlv.edu



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


About the UNLV Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement

The Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement (PAE) fosters relationships with alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations and encourages private financial support for the students, faculty, research, and innovative programs that distinguish UNLV as an exceptional university.

PAE currently employs nearly 100 team members. We seek to hire talented professionals who will share the university's vision for excellence in academics and research, as well as a commitment to the relationships built between UNLV and its alumni and friends.

UNLV is a vibrant campus, a supportive workplace, and has tools to help you achieve professional and personal growth. We offer a variety of career opportunities and generous compensation packages


Living Our Values

As a team member of PAE, you will be part of a growing, inclusive division that values integrity, trust, excellence, teamwork, and respect.



The University of Nevada Las Vegas offers a generous annual and sick leave package, medical and dental benefits, supplemental voluntary benefits, tuition assistance, and wellness programs. Visit our benefits page for a full listing.



The Executive Assistant to the VP supports the activities of the Office of the Vice President, Division of Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement.  This position exists to provide high-level executive support to the Vice President and to oversee the daily operations of the Office of the Vice President for Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement including office management; provides responses and resolutions to problems for Foundation Board of Trustees, division staff, faculty and staff across UNLV and external community members.  This position organizes and maintains the VP’s schedule; manages all incoming and outgoing correspondence via various methods including email, written, in-person communication and WebEx meetings.   This position is responsible for ensuring the Office of the VP is functioning in a consistent manner in the most effective and efficient manner.

This person will serve as a critical member of the VP’s Executive Leadership Team and will demonstrate both an ability to think in a structured and strategic manner to set long-term strategies for processes, technologies and team members and possess a high degree of attention to detail in daily operations.  This person will also manage certain business aspects for UNLV’s affiliate foundations and will be responsible for Board-related initiatives regarding facilitating engagement and frequent interaction with the UNLV Foundation Board of Trustees and other institutionally related board members (Advisory Board) in various settings all in conjunction with the Director of Board Relations. The Executive Assistant to the VP manages special, non-routine projects, especially those requiring confidentiality and coordination with various internal and external constituencies.  The incumbent must display a high level of professionalism and use discretion and good judgment regarding the many sensitive issues that come through the VP’s office typically with little or no supervision.  These tasks are varied and some are very high-profile events which require utilizing significant independent judgment and sound communication skills.


The incumbent manages all expense, travel, and budgetary documents on behalf of the Vice President. Due to the high profile of the VP’s Office, it is imperative this person is knowledgeable regarding rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.  It is critical that the person in this role has excellent writing, communication, interpersonal, and organization skills.  Ability to review, proofread, edit, and rewrite documents prepared for the VP’s signature, or prepared to be sent out on behalf of the VP, ensuring work product quality control by reviewing documents and materials for content, completeness, accuracy, proper grammar, punctuation, spelling and usage of words.



The Executive Assistant for the VP of the Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement, requires a Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of comparable experience.



Five to seven years of comparable experience in a non-profit or higher education is preferred



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. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.


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 August 29, 2022. Materials should be addressed to Marion Wiseman, Search Committee Chair, and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or UNLVJobs@unlv.edu.



UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the job requisition number, in the search box.


If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.



UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online.



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 (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes), color, religion, sex, age (40 or older), 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 titleixcoordinator@unlv.edu, 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.



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