University of Nevada, Reno Published: April 18, 2017
Job Type
Years of Experience
1-2 Years
Education Level(s)
Bachelors Degree
Specific Software
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Raiser's Edge
Salary/Salary Range
Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, 401K, Tuition Reimbursment
2 Days of Vacation and Sick Earned Per Month/11 Paid Holidays Per Year
Other Benefits
FSA, EAP, Additional Supplemental and Voluntary Benefits
Application Web Site


Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks an experienced Assistant Director or Associate Director of Development to join the development team in the Libraries. The assistant or associate director of development will work directly with the Executive Director of Development, faculty, Dean of the Libraries and DAR to manage relationships and secure support from donors. The successful candidate will solicit gifts, provide stewardship, produce development proposals and work with the DAR’s alumni association to engage alumni and friends.

Salary/level is competitive and commensurate with education and experience. The University lists this position as a Grade B or C.

*Assistant Director of Development, $48,000-$54,000
*Associate Director of Development, $55,000-$65,000

Regional and national travel is dependent upon the donor portfolio and can range from 25 to 40% of an Assistant or Associate Director of Development’s time. Evening and weekend work is required.

The University Libraries include the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center and the DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library. The Knowledge Center, which was completed in 2008, is a campus showpiece providing high-tech computing, digital studios and collaborative study rooms. The DeLaMare Library, located on the historic quad, is a lively hands-on learning zone with a popular makerspace and whiteboard walls. Together, the Libraries combine traditional library services and primary research materials with dynamic collaboration and active learning spaces to meet the needs of university faculty and students. Instructional design, online learning and media production are part of the library organization and provide additional opportunities for enrichment and collaboration.

The University of Nevada, Reno is a national Tier 1 university as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. The Development and Alumni Relations Division is in the silent phase of a five year comprehensive campaign with a tentative goal of $500 million. The University is a vibrant institution with a student population of 21,353 as of fall 2016. A NCAA Division 1 institution, Nevada is a proud member of the Mountain West Conference. The scenic campus, in sight of the Sierra Nevada mountains, is located 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and four hours from San Francisco and the Napa-Sonoma wine country. The Reno/Tahoe area is a recreational paradise, close to world-class skiing and snowboarding, kayaking, hiking and bicycling. Residents enjoy the economic advantage of no state income tax. Reno is home to an emerging technology sector, with a vibrant arts and restaurant scene.

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Because of the sensitivity of the information and data, the individual must adhere strictly to the highest professional ethics, confidentiality, discretion and judgment. This position offers the opportunity to work independently in an evolving and changing fundraising environment and combines a high level of initiative, creativity, and collaboration and widespread public interaction.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

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EEO/AA Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Special Skills

Proven track record of effectively cultivating and soliciting major gifts ($10,000+) from individuals and institutional donors

Experience working with corporations and foundations to secure support for teaching, research, and programmatic priorities, including scholarships as well as capital and infrastructure projects

Experience/familiarity with capital campaigns, planned giving, proposal writing, annual giving, special events and alumni relations activities

Familiarity with higher education organizational structures, operations and policies

Experience with managing budgets and other elements of fiscal management, including accounting/finance practices and procedures

Proven experience and demonstrated ability to partner with a strong and active Advisory Board and other key administrative and volunteer leaders

Experience reporting to public and private sector organizations and university, State and/or Federal agencies

Experience managing/supervising staff either as direct reports or on a project basis

Any Special Application Instructions

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