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Nevada State College
Henderson, Nevada, United States
4 days ago


Senior Director of Advancement

Nevada State College (NSC) appreciates your interest in employment. To ensure your application process runs smoothly, we ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:
  • The required documents are listed below on the posting. Your application may not be considered if you do not attach the required documents.
  • Draft applications are saved automatically and can be accessed through your candidate home account. Completed applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment. Once a recruitment has closed, applications will no longer be accepted.
  • Please note, recruitment will close without notice when a hiring decision has been made.

If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Human Resources department at (702) 992-2320 or

Job Description

Nevada State College (NSC) invites applications for the position of Senior Director of Advancement. The Senior Director of Advancement will be considered the second in command position for the office of Institutional Advancement. The position will work with the Associate Vice President on all aspects of the division, including planned, major and annual giving, alumni relations, advancement services, board relations and volunteer management. The position will play an active role in specific fundraising campaigns as designated by the AVP and will be the lead of all alumni relations for the campus.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement:

Nevada State College, a four-year Minority Serving public institution with a statewide mission, is dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning and committed to the advancement of a diverse and largely under-served student population. Designated a Hispanic Serving (HSI) and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Institution (AANAPI), NSC is a college where teaching and student support are valued above all else.

A majority of our students are first generation, racial/ethnic minorities, parents, and/or returning students, of which 45% are Hispanic, 14% are Asian/Pacific Islander, 9% are Black/African American, 24% are White, and 9% are multiracial.

We celebrate the storied backgrounds of our campus community. We operate with a shared commitment to represent and serve the diverse population of Nevada and to encourage the exchange of ideas that respects and honors the lived experiences of our students, staff, and faculty. We foster a culture of inclusive excellence so our members can live authentically, fully engage, and flourish. In order to strengthen the college and progress its mission, the college dedicates itself to intentional and ongoing reflection to meeting the evolving needs of NSC, the surrounding communities, and the State of Nevada.

We seek applicants who are passionate about working with this promising student population and collaborating with faculty and staff across departments to make a lasting impact in developing our institution and our community.

We encourage you to highlight your background in fostering an inclusive campus culture and supporting the success of students who are historically underrepresented in higher education.

Core Responsibilities:
  • Identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors, with an emphasis on major gifts ($25,000+)
  • Oversee and execute corporate giving for the institution
  • Lead all alumni relations efforts, including the oversight of a 10 person council, execution of events and communications to alumni constituents
  • Lead, train and mentor three student workers
  • With the AVP, plan and execute annual and strategic plans for the division
  • Serve as the Advancement liaison to one of the three schools within Nevada State College
  • Attend internal and external events to represent the Office of Institutional Advancement and Nevada State College
  • Embrace a fast moving team environment and work with colleagues with a spirit of partnership, transparency and fiscal responsibility.
  • Support the AVP and the other members of the division in furthering the mission of Nevada State College

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • A minimum of 7 years experience in fundraising or alumni relations
  • Knowledge and experience in donor qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship or other equivalent/transferable knowledge
  • Documented results with soliciting and closing major gifts
  • Ability to work strategically and creatively with teams of faculty, staff and volunteers in raising major gifts
  • Knowledge of alumni relations strategies for success
  • Ability to work independently, in teams and with other divisions across campus
  • Eligibility to work in the United States without sponsorship (NSC does not sponsor employment-related visas)

Please note: Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications at the time of application in order to be considered for the position.

Due to the current health and safety emergency declaration, anyone hired must receive a complete (and verified) COVID-19 vaccination series or an approved medical or religious waiver request as a term and condition of employment prior to any start date at any Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) institution.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters Degree
  • Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE)
  • Experience with Raiser's Edge software

Salary & Benefits

Budgeted salary range for this position is $80,000 - $85,000 Nevada State College offers excellent benefits, including 15.50% retirement match, 24 annual leave days, beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, 11 paid holidays, educational benefits, and the choice of three health insurance plans that can be supplemented with flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts.

This Posting is Open Until Filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a hiring decision has been made.

Special Instructions for Internal NSHE Applicants

NSC employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE, UNLV, UNR, NSC, CSN, TMCC, WNC, GBC, or DRI) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at NSC 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.

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.


Full-Time Equivalent

Required Attachment(s)

Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment(s) viewable to you will be the attachment(s) to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment(s) to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment(s) will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at

Please upload the following documents:
  • Detailed resume listing relevant qualifications and experience;
  • Cover Letter indicating why you are a good fit for the position and Nevada State College;
  • Names and contact information of three references (you will be notified before references are contacted).

Applications that do not include the required uploaded documents may not be considered.

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications in their cover letter. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.

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

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

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.

Nevada State College does not currently sponsor Visas, all applicants must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

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Job Information

  • Job ID: 60901707
  • Location:
    Henderson, Nevada, United States
  • Position Title: Senior Director of Advancement
  • Company Name: Nevada State College
  • Job Type: Full-Time
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