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Coordinator, NevadaFIT

University of Nevada, Reno, Provost's Office

Job Title: Coordinator, NevadaFIT
Job Location: Reno, NV
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Other Administrative Positions
Academic administration & affairs
Admissions/retention/enrollment mgmt.
Student affairs, residential life
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Coordinator, NevadaFIT
University of Nevada, Reno

The Coordinator, NevadaFIT is responsible for planning, coordinating, leading, and implementing the centralized activities of the university-wide NevadaFIT program. NevadaFIT is a six-day academic program designed to increase success for incoming freshmen by offering a glimpse into the University’s rigorous academic expectations and college life. The program has existed since 2014 and has grown in size and complexity such that it now requires year-round full-time coordination. The Coordinator will report directly to the University’s Executive Vice President & Provost. In addition to overall responsibility for program coordination and leadership, the position will be the main University contact and spokesperson for the NevadaFIT program. The incumbent will also oversee the preparation and dissemination of communications and advertising related to the program; manage the program budget; and train and supervise assigned employees and volunteers.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

UNR, founded in 1874, is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education and is a constitutionally established land-grant university. The Carnegie Foundation classifies it as a comprehensive doctoral institution with balanced arts & sciences/professions and a research university with high research activity. It is in the midst of a period of growth that includes plans to add more than 300 faculty positions. UNR offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, including selected doctoral and professional studies, which emphasize those programs and activities which best serve the needs of the state, region and nation.

Reno/Tahoe Area: Located just a 3 ˝ hour drive from San Francisco, the Reno/Tahoe area is one of the country’s outdoor meccas. Within less than an hour drive you will find several famous winter sports resorts (such as Squaw Valley, the host of the 1960 Winter Olympic Games) and hundreds of mountain biking and hiking trails (including the 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail) for your enjoyment during the winter and summer months. The region offers an array of festivals and cultural activities including museums and performing arts centers. Additionally, the area attracts world class entertainers.

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Job Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and two years of relevant work experience OR Master’s Degree and one year of relevant work experience.

Relevant Experience: organizing and overseeing a large (500+ participants) program or event; coordinating the work of multiple offices and employees; working with students in an educational setting.

This position requires Local, State, and Regional Travel (travel outside of the local area may require overnight stays) and variable hours (includes occasional nights and weekends and extended hours during the month of August).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a higher education environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely with a wide variety of staff and professionals.
  • Knowledge and experience preparing and delivering a variety of oral and written communications.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Application materials are to include a letter of application describing interest and experience in the position responsibilities, the names and contact information for three references, and a current CV by Saturday, January 28, at midnight.

To apply, please visit:

For questions regarding the application process, please contact: Audrey Casey, Director, Academic Affairs, (775) 784-1740,

EEO/AA Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at the University of Nevada, Reno and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Audrey Casey as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Audrey Casey
Director, Academic Affairs

Phone: 775-784-1740

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