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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Business Development Advisor, UNLV Research and Economic Development [R0118133]


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


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


The Business Development Advisor reports directly to the Interim Project Manager of the Nevada Small Business Development Center (NSBDC) at UNLV. This position is intended to assist a multi-faceted program in the outlying areas of Southern Nevada, including but not limited to Las Vegas and Henderson Major functions include providing comprehensive business assistance to area small businesses which are in the start-up, operating, and/or expansion phases. This position will assist clients with counseling, education, and development and will work in tandem with the Office of Economic Development Office capitalizing on the existing resources and partnerships while continuously seeking new resources and partnerships.

These individuals work to cultivate business contacts through involvement in public relations activities involving area organizations (i.e. business councils, development districts, development authorities, and other economic development organizations, chambers of commerce, and various industry specific associations, etc.), the business community leaders, state and local elected officials and other key government representatives, community college and university related boards/committees, and alumni under the direction of the Interim Project Manager who may restrict access to certain political or governmental entities as appropriate. This position is responsible for specific client outcomes as designated annually by the Small Business Administration. These outcomes are part of a statewide mandate of business starts, long-term clients, and economic impact.

Knowledge of:

* Government agencies - specifically educational institutions and development authorities
* Non-profit and service groups and business organizations in region.
* Banking with both consumer and commercial lending exposure, real estate lending/underwriting
* Business budgeting, funding, forecasting, and taxation processes
* Client development, business plan development, funding development, and program development
* Economic development policies, goals and objectives for state and local entities, must know and be capable of working with all agencies active in business development


* Excellent verbal and written communication including well-developed presentation skills
* Excellent public relation skills
* Excellent interpersonal people skills with the ability to work with academics, business professionals/ executives, business owners, and government officials - both state and local levels elected and appointed
* Proficiency in use of a personal computer and current software applications including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and email), specifically word processing, spreadsheet development, database management, networks, e-commerce, and Internet site development
* Higher education teaching, workshop, and training program development, and facilitation
* Bilingual (English-Spanish) skills preferred, if applicable, candidates should note skills on application materials

Ability to:

* Work and interact with various authority levels and diverse populations
* Develop and implement strategies for increasing the amount of profitable entrepreneurial initiatives in Southern Nevada.
* Plan and deliver impactful training workshops that help small business owners succeed in gaining additional customers and utilize resources effectively.
* Develop, track and report performance of counseling efforts in NeoSerra (client tracking software system).
* Establish key contacts and coordinate mutually beneficial activities for these entities
* Think creatively - to conceptualize for the big picture
* Write, analyze and evaluate grants and proposals
* Establish and administrate a key volunteer base, which includes members of the business community and retired executives through the SCORE program
* Develop credibility, establish rapport, and formulate partnerships with diverse populations that result in collaborative efforts, and sustain effective cooperative working relationships
* Travel as needed


This position requires a Bachelor's degree (business or similar degree preferred) from a regionally accredited college or university OR a minimum of 5 years of comparable related professional experience. 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, 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 September 23, 2019, and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to 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, "R0118133" 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 are 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.