Senior Associate Athletic Director

Posting Date  
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV
Job Type 
Full Time - Experienced
Salary Range 
Commensurate with experience
Preferred Education 
Bachelor's +5 years

Job Description 
The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for a Senior Associate Athletics Director reporting directly to the Athletics Director.  This position is a key member of the senior leadership team.  The major function of this position is to coordinate all facets of Athletics development in collaboration with Development and Alumni Relations, including strategic planning and annual goal setting, budget management and supervising staff.   This position is responsible for coordinating all fundraising efforts related to the athletics program’s projects, including capital, making direct contact with potential and known donors, soliciting large gifts and producing development proposals and materials, among other duties. 

We are looking for candidates with strong leadership and management skills, the ability to motivate others, someone who is goal oriented and who has strong interpersonal communication skills.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and five years of related professional experience; OR a Master’s Degree and three years of related professional experience.

Related Experience: In any one or a combination of fields of business, marketing, management, fundraising or related field along with athletics administration

Schedule or Travel Requirements

Attend athletic events and other University events as necessary, which may include travel, nights and weekends. 

Compensation Grade


Total Compensation

The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving expenses (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents. For more information, please visit:

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada.

 Contact Information for this position

Andrea Pearson,


Full-Time Equivalent


This posting is open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately.  Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

Employer Information 
The University of Nevada, Reno, has a student body of approximately 21,000. Nevada is a member of the Mountain West Conference and sponsors 16 intercollegiate sports featuring more than 400 student-athletes. The University is situated in Reno, a metropolitan area of 350,000, on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The city is conveniently located 38 miles from Lake Tahoe, a world-class skiing area with limitless summer and winter recreational opportunities. Sacramento and San Francisco are, respectively, two and four hour drives away.

Application Instructions 
Please attach the following documents to the Resume/CV section of your application.  Please contact, the day you apply, if assistance is needed with attachments:

1) Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter

3) Contact information for three professional references

4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.