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Director / Executive Director, Business Administration and Finance, Student Affairs

University of Nevada Las Vegas
Nevada, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Nov 9, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Financial Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Can you see the forest through the trees?  Do you see the big picture while squinting to find the smallest details?  Our Director (or Executive Director) of Business Administration and Finance will oversee the day to day human resources, business affairs, training, compliance, and fiscal accountability. The Director (or Executive Director) of ESS Business Administration and Finance reports to the Associate Vice President for ESS and provides oversight for the seven (7) essential business functions that make up the ESS unit. This position leads ESS in development, implementation, and procedural accountability for financial accounts (including budgeting and spending), human resource management actions and decision-making, and unit-level compliance to institutional, system, state, or federal agencies.


ESS fundamentally supports a broader narrative.  Satisfying enrollment goals and student service needs are really our greatest priorities, so our Business Administration and Finance colleague must comprehend the way in which we work every day. Responsible for a total operating budget in excess of $17M and 110+ FTE, this teammate will strategically leverage ESS resources to positively influence the global outcomes that our departments produce which changes the lives of our students and the entire Rebel community.


The Director (or Executive Director) is a highly valued, strategic thought-contributor on the ESS leadership team who plays a vital role in strategic decision-making, operational strategy, fiscal planning, and procedural accountability.  This position will regularly demonstrate the spirit of the ESS Vision, Mission, and Core Values statement that defines the attitudinal position across the unit through the work and collective contributions. Many people can manage a spreadsheet, follow directions, or develop a process, but our preferred candidate has more.  Our preferred candidate brings dynamic tools to lead our talented team in discussions on ways to reengineer the impossible into possible, the difficult into standard, and the unimagined into best practice.  Our new teammate will be an essential piece in the growth of ESS with the sense of strategy and creativity to find a way to get our team everything it needs to change the lives of everyone we meet – every day.



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.


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 online at:



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



Enrollment & Student Services (ESS) is a dynamic, complex, and innovative department that exemplifies national best-practices in student enrollment-related activities from recruitment through commencement.  Simply stated: this department is the one responsible for the university’s enrollment.  With that charge, ESS strives to exceed every expectation to maximize enrollment, because nearly every university-related department or service is directly dependent upon our success for either the actual student headcount or the resources derived from it.

Within ESS, we utilize strategic and innovating programs, services, and solutions essential for to impact outreach, recruitment, enrollment, retention, and graduation of UNLV students. We are committed to provide the highest caliber of student service. ESS team members communicate and collaborate with respect, enthusiasm, and empathy for all our partners, while listening and building relationships that exceed expectations in every possible instance.

 Our Core Values include:

  • Student-Centered: Begin everything we do with a core commitment to change the lives of students and their communities through higher education.
  • Diversity & Inclusion: Value and respect people of all backgrounds and support a diverse campus community and student body.
  • Integrity: Demonstrate ethical practice, compliance, and decision-making that builds trust with our constituents at all times.
  • Growth: Seek and deploy innovative solutions and technology-driven approaches to improve programs, services, and infrastructure that continuously improves student access and success.



Per the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Emergency COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Policy, all NSHE employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious waiver request.  All candidates for employment must have this information on file with Human Resources prior to their start date. Information about how the policy applies to new hires is now available on the COVID-19 Employee Vaccine Mandate webpage.  



This position requires a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. 

Required experience for Director-Level Role: 5-7 years’ experience in finance and business operations, 2 of which include supervisory responsibilities.

Required experience for Executive Director-Level Role:  5-7 years’ experience in finance and business operations, 2 of which include supervisory responsibilities, and 1-3 years management experience managing finance and business operations.  Preference for experience managing finance and business operations in a higher education setting. 

Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.



Preferred experience with budgeting for an organization with multiple units and budgeting across multiple funding sources with diversity in complexity, timing, and in compliance with local, system, state, or federal compliance procedures.



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 December 3, 2021. 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



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 requisition number, “R0127618” 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, 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.


Job Category

Administrative Faculty





Full-Time Equivalent



Required Attachment(s)

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.


Note to Applicant

This position may require that a criminal background check be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.  

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment. 

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.  

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.  

For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.  

All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of the job announcements (if a closing date is provided).

Recruitments that provide a work schedule are subject to change based on organizational needs.





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