Associate Director, Digital Philanthropy

Posted on 08/18/2021

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Associate Director, Digital Philanthropy, Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement [R0126178]

Profile of the University 

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:

Commitment to Diversity 

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.

Role of the Position 

As the University of Nevada, Las Vegas prepares to enter its next comprehensive campaign, the Associate Director of Digital Philanthropy, a leader in UNLV’s engagement and fundraising team, will play a critical role across an integrated program and is responsible for the multi-channel solicitations of a global constituency of 130,000+ alumni, and thousands of parents and friends with a focus on raising money for hundreds of university designations.

The Associate Director reports to the Director of Annual Giving and is considered an important partner across a multi-faceted program. The position is charged with developing and executing a multi-channel digital philanthropy program that supports the fundraising efforts of UNLV Foundation.

The Associate Director will be responsible for managing and implementing digital campaigns for fundraising, donor engagement, new donor acquisition and donor retention in order to expand and diversify the base of support and increase the level of giving. This position develops, manages, and implements digital fundraising initiatives including email appeals, online advertising, social media boosts, and mobile/texting. Specifically, the Associate Director will be responsible for managing and executing Rebels Give (UNLV Giving Day), Giving Tuesday (national day of giving), Rebel Raiser (crowdfunding) Campaigns, Text to Give campaigns, and all digital-related fundraising efforts.

It is expected that the Associate Director attends campus events, stewardship events and occasionally attends community events as a representative of UNLV. There will be some travel involved.


This position requires a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum of three years of experience in related field. Experience in major gift and higher education is preferred. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.

Salary Range 

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

Application Details 

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 September 20, 2021 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Jennifer Martinez, 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

Special Instructions for Internal NSHE Candidates

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, <R0126178> 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.

EEO/AA Statement

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.

TITLE IX Statement

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.

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