Director for Finance & Administration, Student Life, Student Affairs

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Director for Finance & Administration, Student Life, Student Affairs [R0131535]



Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 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.


Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada.

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The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.



The University of Nevada Las Vegas offers a generous annual and sick leave package, medical and dental benefits, supplemental voluntary benefits, tuition assistance, and wellness programs. Visit our benefits page for a full listing.



The Director for Finance & Administration, Student Life is a strategic thought-partner, and reports to the Associate Vice President for Student Life. The Director will play a critical role in partnering with the Associate Vice President’s Council in strategic decision making and operations as Student Life continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity. The Director’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all accounts and oversee all financial, state, project, program and grants accounting. The Director will develop an annual strategic plan for financial goals for unit top tier initiatives. Other duties include student engagement programs and activities, fundraising, and collaboration with administration, faculty, staff, students, parents, business partners, community partners, academic departments, or higher education institutions to achieve Student Life top tier initiatives. This position provides leadership, guidance and oversight in the areas of general accounting, accounts payable, capital projects accounting, accounts receivable, payroll and financial systems for Student Life which includes Housing & Residential Life, Student Involvement & Activities, Service Learning & Leadership, Student Union and Events Services, Student Life Maintenance, Campus Recreational Services, Student Life Technology, and Student Life Business Services.

Monitors and ensures compliance with federal and state regulations, state statutes, governmental accounting standards and Nevada system of Higher Education (NSHE) policies and procedures to ensure safekeeping and proper record keeping of financial resources. The allocation of resources must be carefully done in order to maximize limited resources. If not carefully monitored, resources could be misspent preventing programming from occurring. Processing of fiscal obligations must be made timely and accurately to protect the universities relationships with vendors and merchants. Failure in this area could result in a vendors' refusal to work with our campus. The revenue generated by room and board, student fees, and rentals must be carefully managed to meet annual and future expenses. This includes annual expenses such as debt service, operating expenses, salaries, and departmental supplies. If effective fiscal management is not practiced, the unit might fall behind in debt service payments, and additional staff to handle increasing growth may not be hired. This in turn might impede the efficient delivery of service to students, which might cause the students to not want to access our facilities (residence halls, student union, student recreation center) thereby negatively impacting the budget. In additional appropriate use of university systems are critical. Failure to effectively manage the use of fiscal resources could result in the use of the systems being suspended or revoked.

Requires the ability to analyze assessment results to determine the allocation of resources in order to ensure that the unit remains responsive to student needs. Mismanagement of budgets and purchasing procedures can lead to failed audits and budget shortfalls. Failure to oversee accounts receivable (commissions, facility rentals, student fees) can also lead to budget shortfalls. Finally, the Director builds and maintains effective personal connections both within the University and among community stakeholders and works closely with staff to develop strategic outreach plans for the department(s) to engage the campus and community.



Per the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Emergency COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Policy, all NSHE employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious waiver request.  All candidates for employment must have this information on file with Human Resources prior to their start date. Information about how the policy applies to new hires is now available on the COVID-19 Employee Vaccine Mandate webpage.  



This position requires a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) from a regionally accredited college or university and a minimum of 6 years post-bachelors of increasing responsibility in leadership and financial management experience. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment



Master's degree in accounting, finance or other business-related fields preferred.  Minimum of 6 years of recent applicable experience in finance and accounting with at least three years in a significant managerial role.



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. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.

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 August 1, 2022 Materials should be addressed to Delia Martin, Search Committee Chair, and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or



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 job requisition number, R0131535 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.



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The University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s 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 (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes). Discrimination on the basis of a protected class, including unlawful harassment, which is a form of discrimination, is illegal under federal and state law. Where unlawful discrimination is found to have occurred, UNLV will act to stop the unlawful discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible. 



The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates.  Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106).  The University’s commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment.  Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to:  Michelle Sposito, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1062, Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH) Room 553, Telephone: (702) 895-4055; Email:, or to The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100; Telephone: 1-800-421-3481 FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-800-877-8339; Email:; or to both.  


Information pertaining to the University’s grievance procedures and grievance process, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the University will respond can be found online at the Office of Equal Employment & Title IX webpage.