The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Community Programs Manager, International Gaming Institute, Division of Research [R0127074]
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 online at: http://www.unlv.edu
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.
ROLE of the POSITION
The UNLV International Gaming Institute (IGI) is seeking a Community Programs Manager to lead, develop, and implement educational programs within IGI related to diversity and community relations. The Manager will oversee the Young Executive Scholars Hospitality & Tourism Program and Battle Born Heroes Innovate. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: education and curriculum development, fundraising and donor relations, community engagement, budget management, event management, communications and marketing, and student recruitment/liaison. In addition to overseeing all aspects of these two key programs, the Community Programs Manager will help execute other key IGI programs like the International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking and the annual Executive Development Program. Beyond leadership of existing programs, the Community Programs Manager will build coalitions and partnerships and develop and execute new workforce development programs that align with the strategic goals of the IGI.
At the heart of the position, the manager will connect with middle and high school students from historically underrepresented communities and backgrounds. This position is an opportunity to make an impact in many first-generation students’ lives by providing mentorship, fostering relationships, affirming their life experiences and identities, and providing valuable academic and real-world resources. The motivated and passionate Community Programs Manager will empower students to believe in their skills and talents as a role model and mentor. The Manager will work intimately with leaders from the Clark County School District and local nonprofits to achieve this mission.
At IGI, the Community Programs Manager will join a team of gaming-hospitality experts and leaders. UNLV IGI encourages team members to further their skills and expand their knowledge all while celebrating their contributions and achievements along the way. With such a strong connection to the Las Vegas community and gaming-hospitality industry, IGI team members learn about the latest innovations, trends, and changes coming to Las Vegas and the world. The new skills and connections made at the IGI will help the Community Programs Manager grow both professionally and personally.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities include:
⦁Demonstrated leadership, supervisory, and event managerial skills.
⦁Strong project management and organizational skills. Ability to oversee multiple short and long-term programs simultaneously; quickly adapt to change; meet deadlines with initiative; and pay close attention to detail.
⦁Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills: ability to work harmoniously and effectively with internal staff and external stakeholders; maintain working relationships with community and industry partners; identify and build new community collaborations; balance competing concerns while staying committed to the overall community engagement mission.
⦁Fundraising skills: ability to identify and engage potential donors; maintain working relationships with donors at all organizational levels; ensure program deliverables meet funders’ expectations; and follow through on donor matters in a timely manner.
⦁High degree of self-motivation: ability to work independently to successfully lead projects and programs with minimal supervision.
⦁Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
⦁Creativity skills: ability to develop creative solutions to issues as they arise and bring fresh ideas and new concepts to continually improve program experiences.
⦁Excellent written and oral communication skills: ability to articulate community engagement mission, objectives, successes, and challenges clearly, concisely, and persuasively.
⦁Mentoring/training skills to support student participants and recruit, supervise, and develop student workers.
⦁Demonstrated computer proficiency and knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel), Google suite (Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, etc.) and Adobe Acrobat suite. Ability to learn new software as needed.
⦁Program management experience
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities include:
⦁Knowledge of youth organizations (school districts, non-profits etc.)
⦁Knowledge of best practices in youth education and curriculum development.
⦁Proficient in Adobe or similar/other graphic design software.
⦁Experience and interest in the hospitality and gaming industry and student professional development.
⦁Knowledge of working in or with social impact organizations (non-profits, foundations, social impact startups or accelerators, etc.)
⦁Experience working with youth (ages 11-18).
This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.
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 October 20, 2021 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Shekinah Hoffman, 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 [email protected].
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SAFETY AND SECURITY STATEMENT
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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 [email protected], 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.