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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a Finance and Administrative Specialist, UNLV College of Engineering [R0116068]


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: http://www.unlv.edu


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


This position will assist the College of Engineering Faculty to manage and control the financial and business operations related to post-award and grant funds. This position will also administer the Indirect Cost Recovery distribution within the college; provide support preparing transactional documents such as major or specific purchase orders, deposits, and grant fund transfers, faculty summer contracts, research assistant contracts, and oversees documents as minor purchase orders, travel documents, and others for grant funds. Prepare fiduciary reports for technical and budgeting purposes such as; research expenditures, budgets, projections, private and federal agencies. Assist the College with all other programs and administration as needed.

The Financial Administrative Specialist will work closely with the college's professional staff as well as staff in the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), Controllers Office, Human Resources, Purchasing, and Accounts Payable.

Must have a solid knowledge of NSHE and UNLV policies and procedures pertaining to business functions. Responsible for interpretation and compliance of federal procurement regulations, including the CFR & FAR, and the Uniform Guidance and audit regulations (A-133) that pertain to institutions of higher education. Excellent communication skills.


This position requires a Bachelor Degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.

Preferred qualifications: Candidates with an educational background in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or closely related field, and at least three years of related professional experience in the academic environment or two years related supervisory experience working in an executive level office.


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 June 26, 2019 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Mohamed Trabia, 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 applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.


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, "R0116068" 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.


UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online.


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.

Job Category

Administrative Faculty

Required Attachment(s)

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.

About University of Nevada, Las Vegas

UNLV (www.unlv.edu) is a doctoral-degree-granting institution with nearly 27,000 students and approximately 850 faculty members. More than 200 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees are offered.