Vice Provost – Division of Educational Outreach

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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) invites nominations, expressions of interest, and applications for the position of Vice Provost – Division of Educational Outreach.

University:

UNLV is a doctoral-degree granting urban research university in a vibrant and culturally diverse campus community. The university is ranked in the category of “higher research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation. More than 140 graduate degree programs are offered, including over 40 doctoral and professional degrees, and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. UNLV has approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff. The university’s Top Tier strategic plan has five pathways goals, each of which is tied to an overall goal of diversity, equity and inclusion. 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 Southern Nevada’s premier metropolitan research university and was recently designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).  UNLV is also a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI).  The University is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.  For more information, visit us on-line at:  http://www.unlv.edu.

UNLV Division of Educational Outreach:

Through the Division of Educational Outreach (DEO), UNLV extends its educational impact on the community by serving a broader range of learner needs and interests. DEO takes a comprehensive and entrepreneurial approach to lifelong learning that provides the community with myriad learning and research opportunities and services. The opportunities include an array of choices, from earning a professional certificate or taking modular accelerated academic courses, including summer term, to providing survey and research services. DEO is located on the UNLV Paradise Campus with offices on the main campus and satellite classrooms in various locations throughout the Las Vegas Valley.

Position Summary:

The Vice Provost of Education Outreach (VPEO) reports directly to the Senior Vice Provost and serves as a member of the senior executive leadership team. The Vice Provost provides dynamic leadership, vision, and management of the Division of Educational Outreach (DEO) that is primarily self-funded and is revenue generating for the University.  Consequently, this position requires excellence in business and fiscal management and an aptitude for entrepreneurship. The breadth and depth of the Division of Educational Outreach activities and organizational structure can be reviewed at:  http://edoutreach.unlv.edu/.

The Vice Provost is charged with maximizing the impact of UNLV’s educational, research, and training resources by engaging communities regionally, nationally, and internationally. Drawing on the expertise of UNLV’s outstanding faculty along with experienced community members and industry experts, the division offers high quality, relevant, and innovative educational programs through a variety of creative avenues offering courses for academic credit and non-credit, customized training, professional development certificates, conferences, and workshops.

The Vice Provost is responsible, through active leadership, for developing and implementing a strategy of educational engagement and outreach that: is consistent with the needs of our changing community, enhances the educational capacity of our diverse citizenry, supports regional economic and workforce development, and strengthens the University’s international presence. Internally, this individual will be responsible for leading a dynamic organization that actively participates in effective partnerships with all 17 colleges and schools, the emerging UNLV School of Medicine, and numerous centers, institutes and other campus and college outreach units. Externally, this individual will actively foster rewarding long-term relations with faculty and students as well as with Las Vegas community constituents to create educational opportunities that engage individuals, businesses, industries, nongovernmental organizations, and governmental agencies.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will possess a distinguished record of academic service, superior interpersonal and management skills, and a demonstrated commitment to furthering UNLV’s mission and vision, as well as enhancing the well-being of its students.

In addition, s/he must possess the following Required Qualifications:

• A PhD or terminal degree in an academic discipline from an accredited college or university.

• An understanding and appreciation of the complex roles and responsibilities of public urban higher education institutions.

• An outstanding  record of success establishing effective communications and relationships with a broad and diverse constituency including faculty, staff, students, community members, public leaders, government, and various professional and business groups.

• Demonstrated executive level management in higher education (i.e., budgeting, financial planning, human resources management and development, policy development) sufficient to provide effective leadership for all public service and outreach units and activities.

• Experience managing a self-supporting organizational budget and engaging in successful fund-raising in a higher education environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience in leading or managing educational outreach/extended studies in a higher education institution.

• Working knowledge of international educational outreach programming.

• Understanding of how information technology may be employed to increase the effectiveness of educational outreach.

Application/Nominations Process:

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae and a letter describing relevant experience and interest in the position. Submission of materials via e-mail is strongly encouraged. Nomination letters should include the name, position, address and telephone number of the nominee. All nominations and applications will be handled in confidence.

Applications and letters of nomination should be submitted to:

Alberto Pimentel, Managing Partner

or

Lina Woo, Principal

Storbeck / Pimentel & Associates

6512 Painter Avenue

Whittier, CA 90601

562-360-1353 (FAX)

Email: apsearch@storbeckpimentel.com

Refer to code “UNLV-VPEO” in subject line

UNLV is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer Committed to Achieving Excellence Through Diversity.