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Thank you for your interest in employment at NSHE.  Please see the following open positions:

Job Description

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) invites applications and nominations for the position of Workers’ Compensation Coordinator.  This is a full-time, non-tenured, administrative position and reports to the Associate Director of Insurance & Workers’ Compensation. The position may be in either Las Vegas or Reno, Nevada. 

The NSHE is comprised of eight institutions: three universities, four community colleges and a research institute.  The public system of higher education in Nevada continues to experience growth with significant challenges and opportunities in serving over 105,000 students and 15,000 employees.

The purpose of this position is to provide workers’ compensation support by filing claims, assisting injured workers with questions, tracking light duty assignments, and tracking accident investigation reports. They will provide back-up support for the Workers’ Compensation Claims Coordinator.

The incumbent will support the Risk Management Department by tracking expenses, managing p-card transactions, overseeing calendars and scheduling, booking travel, and maintaining SharePoint. They will assist with project coordination, preparing agendas, taking minutes, and tracking project outputs. They will also provide backup support for auto claims, property claims, tort claims tracking, and additional duties as assigned.

STARTING SALARY:  Schedule B (starting salary range approximately $60,000.00 to $70,000.00; depending on experience). A benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, and retirement.

APPROXIMATE STARTING DATE:  July 15, 2024

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must have earned a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with three (3) years of professional experience in Workers’ Compensation or Risk Management or Office Administrative Support. Alternatively, six (6) years of progressive experience in Workers’ Compensation or Risk Management or Office Administrative Support may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.

Preference will be given to candidates in higher education experience and knowledge of Workday.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Successful candidates must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities.  It is recommended that applicants for this position address each of the following items in the letter of application:

  • Knowledge of or ability to quickly gain understanding of NSHE organizational structure, and policies and procedures related to position.
  • Must possess a strong customer service orientation in addition to a professional, assertive demeanor with highly developed interpersonal written and oral communication skills.
  • Be knowledgeable with laws, regulations, and rules affecting risks and liability to the organization.
  • Be knowledgeable about risk identification, risk analysis and risk mitigation best practices.
  • Must be highly proficient in Word, Outlook Calendar, SharePoint, and PowerPoint.
  • Must have advanced knowledge and skill in Excel using pivot tables, formulas, data manipulation and filters.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, accuracy, and integrity.
  • Maintain policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate attention to detail, respond to unexpected job demands and keep pace with rapidly changing priorities.
  • Ability to make independent decisions appropriately and within boundaries of assigned authority.
  • Ability to analyze data and interpret trends, manage projects as assigned by the Executive Director of Risk & Insurance Management, exercise initiative, discretion, and critical judgment as a professional.
  • Develop and maintain an effective, productive, and cooperative working, reporting and professional relationship with employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Work collaboratively with individuals and groups to incorporate their ideas and adapt to their needs.
  • Ability to perform hazard assessments and analysis.
  • Ability to organize assigned tasks, multi-task effectively, prioritize heavy workload, develop comprehensive timetables and strategies to meet multiple and constantly changing deadlines. Anticipate conditions, make projections, and establish priorities.
  • Ability to represent the Executive Director of Risk & Insurance Management to deal effectively with a broad range of constituents.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communications skills, verbal and written, to communicate effectively with a diverse population at all levels, within and outside the NSHE, using tact and diplomacy.
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills, including proper use of formats, knowledge of correct English grammar, spelling, punctuation, and usage.
  • Skill to organize and maintain an efficient records management system.
  • Skill to work both independently and cooperatively.
  • Skill to provide training that supports safety and loss control initiatives.
  • Proven ability and skill to identify and analyze complex situations and needs and recommend or implement effective courses of action for management.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly; independently understand and effectively communicate.
  • Skilled in planning and managing projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The duties of this position will include, but not be limited to, the following areas of responsibility.

  • Coordinate and process statutorily required workers’ compensation claims forms.
  • File workers’ compensation claims and incident reports with Third Party Administrator.
  • Determine OSHA recordability and file 301 form. Comply with OSHA recordkeeping guidelines.
  • Provide injured workers with claim information and regulatory information at onset of injury.
  • Notify Supervisors of incident and solicit accident investigation paperwork and corrective action. Review for completion and follow up on corrective action.
  • Coordinate modified duty assignments for Early Return to Work Program.
  • Initiate first contact with injured workers.
  • Back up for Workers’ Compensation Claims Coordinator.
  • File management to include NSHE’s SharePoint, Workers’ Compensation files and Risk Management files.
  • Update contract log.
  • Expense Tracking.
  • P-Card Management.
  • Coordinate meetings, calendar management, agendas, and minutes.
  • Coordinating departmental travel to include Spend Authorizations, booking travel and Expense Reports.
  • Backup support for auto claims filing, property claims filing, and tort claims tracking.
  • Create project timelines.
  • Coordinate project meetings.
  • Create meeting agendas.
  • Take meeting minutes.
  • Track project outputs.
  • Promote timely project deliverables.
  • Other duties as assigned.

TO APPLY: The application process will be handled through the Workday on-line search process.  Application materials must include a current resume, detailed cover letter, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of four professional references willing to be contacted.  Applicants should fully describe qualifications and experience, since the initial review will serve to evaluate applicants based on documented, relevant qualifications and professional work experience.  Applications will be considered incomplete without all requested materials.  References will only be contacted for those who advance to the final phase of the search and with prior consent of the applicant.  The review of materials will begin immediately.  Materials should be addressed to Sherry Olson, Human Resources, and are to be submitted via on-line application at /leadership-policy/administration/human-resources/. For assistance with NSHE’s on-line applicant portal, contact Sherry Olson at (775) 784-4901.

INTERNAL APPLICANTS:  Current employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at NSHE institutions.  Once you log into Workday and type “Find Jobs” in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site.  Locate the specific job posting by typing the requisition number (e.g. R0000000) in the search box.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications may be submitted until the position is filled.  The review of materials will begin immediately, however, for full consideration applications should be submitted by June 30, 2024.

Job Description

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Coordinator, Board Operations. This is a renewable, full-time, non-tenured, administrative position that reports to the Chief of Staff to the . The position is located in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Nevada is comprised of 13 members elected from districts across the state to govern Nevada’s public higher education system which includes four community colleges, one state university, two doctoral-granting research universities, and one environmental research institute.

The Assistant Coordinator provides executive and administrative support to the Nevada and the Board Office. The incumbent is responsible for coordinating executive travel and meeting/event attendance; processing expense reimbursements in accordance with established policies and procedures; records management; preparing correspondence and other departmental materials; providing assistance and support during Board meetings; assisting Regents at commencements and other special events; coordinating annual Regents’ awards; and performing other administrative support duties as assigned.

SALARY GRADE: Grand B ($58,000 to $63,000 commensurate with education and experience.) Benefits package includes health, dental, vision, life, and retirement benefits.               

APPROXIMATE STARTING DATE:  July 15, 2024

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  The successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree and one (1) year of administrative experience in a professional office environment, or an associate degree and two (2) years of administrative experience in a professional office environment, or a combination of education and three (3) years of administrative experience in a professional office environment.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Successful candidates should possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities. It is recommended that applicants for this position address each of the following items in the letter of application:

  • Knowledge of the Nevada System of Higher Education is preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills and ability to compose a variety of professional documents, materials, and correspondence
  • Skill to work both independently and cooperatively
  • Skill to organize and maintain an efficient records management system
  • Skill in use of a computer, including software such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and apply established policies to assigned tasks
  • Ability to organize assigned tasks, establish priorities, multi-task effectively, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to complete work assignments with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to analyze situations, identify and define problems, and implement effective solutions
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new technologies
  • Ability to deal effectively with a broad range of constituents
  • Ability to represent the in a professional and courteous manner

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The duties of this position will include, but not be limited to, the following areas of responsibility:

  • Provide administrative support to the and Board Office
  • Coordinate executive travel and meeting/event attendance
  • Process expense reimbursements in accordance with established policies and procedures
  • Reconcile purchasing card expenditures
  • Assist with coordination and execution of high-profile public meetings
  • Coordinate annual Regents’ awards process
  • Prepare correspondence and other documents/materials
  • Create, update, and disseminate various departmental lists and calendars
  • Schedule and calendar meetings
  • Maintain subscriptions and memberships
  • Order and maintain academic regalia
  • Assist Regents at commencements and other special events
  • Order office supplies and stationery
  • Purchase food and beverages for meetings
  • Copying, filing, mailing, shipping, and framing

TO APPLY: The application process will be handled through the Workday online search process.  Application materials must include a current resume; detailed cover letter; and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of four (4) professional references willing to be contacted. Applicants should fully describe qualifications and experience, since the initial review will serve to evaluate applicants based on documented, relevant qualifications and professional work experience. Applications will be considered incomplete without all requested materials. References will only be contacted for those who advance to the final phase of the search and with prior consent of the applicant. The review of materials will begin immediately. Materials should be addressed to Sherry Olson, Director of Human Resources, and are to be submitted via online application at http://system.nevada.edu/Careers/index.htm. For assistance with NSHE’s online applicant portal, contact Sherry Olson at (775) 784-3401.

INTERNAL APPLICANTS:  Current employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at NSHE institutions. Once you log into Workday and type “Find Jobs” in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site.  Locate the specific job posting by typing the requisition number (e.g., R0000000) in the search box.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications may be submitted until the position is filled.  The review of materials will begin immediately; however, for full consideration applications should be submitted by June 21, 2024.

Job Description

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) invites applications and nominations for the position of Senior PeopleSoft Administrator. This is a renewable, full-time, non-tenured, administrative position and reports to the Director of Information and Application Services. The position will be located in Las Vegas, or Reno, Nevada.

The NSHE is comprised of eight institutions: two universities, a state college, four community colleges and a research institute. The public system of higher education in Nevada continues to experience growth with significant challenges and opportunities in serving over 105,000 students and 15,000 employees.

A Senior PeopleSoft Administrator is responsible for administration and support of PeopleSoft applications provided by System Computing Services to the NSHE community. A Senior PeopleSoft Administrator will, with little or no assistance, be able to prepare, plan, and implement upgrades, maintenance, and new features. Lead efforts, such as upgrades and other implementations. Troubleshoot PeopleSoft technical and performance issues.

GRADE:  C (starting salary range approximately $90,000 – $110,000) Benefits package includes health, dental, vision, life, and retirement.

APPROXIMATE STARTING DATE:  June 15, 2024

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with four (4) years of professional experience in configuration and maintenance of PeopleSoft Tools and PeopleSoft Applications is required. Alternatively, eight (8) years of professional experience in configuration and maintenance of PeopleSoft Tools and PeopleSoft Applications may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.  

Preference will be given to candidates with experience in PeopleSoft Campus Solutions in higher education. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Successful candidates must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities.  Applicants should address following items in their letter of application:

Excellence in the following is required: analysis and problem-solving skills, creativity, verbal and written communication skills, tact, interpersonal skills, ability to function in a team as well as work independently and successfully manage projects to completion, ability to effectively multi-task and prioritize tasks, ability to understand the technical aspects of the information technology services provided by scs, and ability to understand SCS resources and procedures.

The incumbent must have the ability and interest to learn new techniques, tools and methodologies.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The duties of this position will include, but not be limited to, the following areas of responsibility within Client Services:

  • System Support – Administer/maintain the PeopleSoft application on the web servers, application servers and process schedulers; provide 24/7 technical support; respond to technical inquiries; troubleshoot; migrations; refreshes; interfaces and integration.
  • System Monitoring – Monitor and evaluate application performance; develop and maintain standards and procedures to ensure efficient application performance in accordance with Service Level Agreements.
  • System Upgrades, Patches and Fixes – Research, evaluate, collaborate, plan and participate in application and technology fixes, updates and upgrades.
  • Team Support – Lead efforts, mentor junior level PeopleSoft Administrators, assist various IAS team members with PSA related efforts.

TO APPLY: The application process will be handled through the Workday on-line search process.  Application materials must include a current resume, detailed cover letter, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of four professional references willing to be contacted.  Applicants should fully describe qualifications and experience, since the initial review will serve to evaluate applicants based on documented, relevant qualifications and professional work experience.  Applications will be considered incomplete without all requested materials.  References will only be contacted for those who advance to the final phase of the search and with prior consent of the applicant.  The review of materials will begin immediately.  Materials should be addressed to Sherry Olson, Human Resources, and are to be submitted via on-line application at .  For assistance with NSHE’s on-line applicant portal, contact Sherry Olson at (775) 784-4901.

INTERNAL APPLICANTS:  Current employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at NSHE institutions.  Once you log into Workday and type “Find Jobs” in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site.  Locate the specific job posting by typing the requisition number (e.g. R0000000) in the search box.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications may be submitted until the position is filled.  The review of materials will begin immediately, however, for full consideration applications should be submitted by May 19, 2024.

Job Description

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) invites applications and nominations for the position of Senior PeopleSoft Developer. This is a renewable, full-time, non-tenured, administrative position and reports to the Director, Information and Application Services. The position will be located in Las Vegas, or Reno, Nevada.

The NSHE is comprised of eight institutions: two universities, a state college, four community colleges and a research institute. The public system of higher education in Nevada continues to experience growth with significant challenges and opportunities in serving over 105,000 students and 15,000 employees.

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) System Computing Services (SCS) provides application support for the Oracle PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, Portal, and Business Intelligence applications for Shared Instance institutions.  The Shared Instance institutions consist of the College of Southern Nevada (CSN), Great Basin College (GBC), Nevada State College (NSC), Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) and Western Nevada College (WNC). 

PeopleSoft Developers are integral members of the Shared Instance support team and are responsible for the development, support, and maintenance of PeopleSoft software applications provided by System Computing Services to the Shared Instance institutions.  SCS applications support the business functions of the NSHE campuses. The Senior PeopleSoft Developer performs these duties under the supervision of the Assistant Director, Information and Application Services.

A Senior PeopleSoft Developer is responsible for the development, support, and maintenance of PeopleSoft software applications provided by System Computing Services to the NSHE community. SCS applications support the business functions of the NSHE campuses.  Design, develop, test, support, document, and implement new functionality and user requested modifications for PeopleSoft Campus Solutions and Portal applications; update existing reports and functionality; analyze and define solutions to client reported problems. Implement a solution through coding, documentation, and testing; train users and other appropriate individuals on the use of the applications/functions developed; communicate with SCS colleagues and with campus customers throughout the processes of designing, developing, and maintaining applications; Non-standard work hours, travel, and 24/7 on-call support responsibilities are required to perform assigned duties.

GRADE:  C (starting salary range approximately $110,000 – $120,000) Benefits package includes health, dental, vision, life and retirement.

APPROXIMATE STARTING DATE:  June 15, 2024

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A successful candidate must have earned a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with four (4) years of professional experience in configuration, development, and maintenance of PeopleSoft Tools and PeopleSoft Applications is required. Alternatively, eight (8) years of professional experience in configuration, development, and maintenance of PeopleSoft Tools and PeopleSoft Applications may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.  

Preference will be given to candidates with experience in PeopleSoft Campus Solutions in higher education.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Successful candidates must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities.  Applicants should address following items in their letter of application:

  • Excellence in analysis and problem-solving skills, creativity, verbal and written communication skills, tact, interpersonal skills, ability to function on a team, ability to understand the technical aspects of the information technology services industry.
  • Demonstrates expert knowledge of efficient use of industry-recognized architectural concepts in support of software development.
  • Experience in relational database application development and knowledge of object-oriented programming principles.
  • Experience with Web Services Description Language (WSDL) ;
  • Experience with XML, HTML and HTTP methods;
  • Experience with SQL;
  • Experience developing and maintaining complex ERP applications; e.g. PeopleSoft Campus Solutions;
  • Experience applying maintenance bundles, critical patches, and service levels for PeopleSoft applications and tools;
  • Experience with PeopleSoft’s Application Designer, and Data Mover;
  • An understanding of technical architecture design, Integration Broker architecture, and best practices for PeopleSoft;
  • Ability to follow established processes and procedures;
  • Ability and interest to learn new techniques, tools, and methodologies as they relate to PeopleSoft administration.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The duties of this position will include, but not be limited to, the following areas of responsibility within Client Services:

  • Analyze and define the problem or new function.  Define a solution – An analysis of the problem is required whether approaching a new application or maintaining an existing application.  Research and problem solving are required to define a successful solution.  An accurate initial definition of the work and a good design will affect the success of subsequent implementation and use. The rapid evolution of information technologies and tools requires researching and learning new techniques and adapting them to NSHE IT processes.  A Senior PeopleSoft Developer will be assigned to lead programming projects.
  • Implement a solution through coding, documentation, and testing – Skillful coding and thorough testing are required to create an efficient workable programming solution.  Sufficient documentation will enable continued support of the application.  Accurate, efficient, understandable, and easy to use applications impact the productivity, efficiency and accuracy of NSHE member institutions’ business practices.
  • Communicate with SCS colleagues and with campus customers throughout the processes of creating and maintaining applications – Communication with customers is essential in designing an application and assessing its success.  Communication with the SCS programming, operations, systems, and customer services staff is essential in forging the team support required for successful service to customers.  For customer satisfaction and productivity, it is essential to understand the NSHE customers’ business processes and goals and how available IT applications can facilitate those processes and goals.
  • Mentoring – The Senior PeopleSoft Developer will advice and provide guidance for trainees and other PeopleSoft Developers about best practices for the design and development of PeopleSoft applications.

TO APPLY: The application process will be handled through the Workday on-line search process.  Application materials must include a current resume, detailed cover letter, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of four professional references willing to be contacted.  Applicants should fully describe qualifications and experience, since the initial review will serve to evaluate applicants based on documented, relevant qualifications and professional work experience.  Applications will be considered incomplete without all requested materials.  References will only be contacted for those who advance to the final phase of the search and with prior consent of the applicant.  The review of materials will begin immediately.  Materials should be addressed to Sherry Olson, Human Resources, and are to be submitted via on-line application at /careers.  For assistance with NSHE’s on-line applicant portal, contact Sherry Olson at (775) 784-4901.

INTERNAL APPLICANTS:  Current employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at NSHE institutions.  Once you log into Workday and type “Find Jobs” in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site.  Locate the specific job posting by typing the requisition number (e.g. R0000000) in the search box

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications may be submitted until the position is filled.  The review of materials will begin immediately, however, for full consideration applications should be submitted by May 19, 2024.

Job Description

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) invites applications and nominations for the position of Budget and Contract Director for System Administration (SA).  This is a renewable, full-time, non-tenured, administrative position and reports to the Vice Chancellor for Budget and Finance and Chief Financial Officer.  The position may be primarily located in either Reno or Las Vegas, Nevada.

The NSHE is comprised of eight institutions: two universities, a state university, four community colleges and a research institute.  The public system of higher education in Nevada continues to experience growth with significant opportunities in serving over 105,000 students and 15,000 employees. 

The position is responsible for development and oversight of the SA fiscal, position, and biennial budgets. Additionally, the position performs NSHE-wide committee leadership, supervision, service provider management, and other significant professional duties.   The roles of the position include:

Oversee budget management, position control, and budget development for SA. Direct, coordinate, and ensure that select System Office enterprise contracts and professional service agreements are initiated and negotiated in compliance with NSHE policy. Work directly with NSHE Legal Affairs and service providers in the review and execution of System Office   and NSHE-wide agreements. Address any special assignment or professional duties in support of the NSHE Chief Financial Officer and System Administration. Serve as a member of NSHE CFO’s senior management team.

SALARY GRADE:  Grade E (starting salary range approximately $123,500.00 to $165,000.00; depending on experience). A benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, and retirement.

APPROXIMATE STARTING DATE:  July 1, 2024

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must have Earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. A degree in business or finance is preferred.  An advanced degree in business administration or public administration is also preferred. A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience directly related to budgeting and/or fiscal management.


Preference given to experience in higher education.

Some travel statewide will be necessary, which will require a valid Nevada Driver’s License.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Successful candidates must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities.  It is recommended that applicants for this position demonstrate their knowledge, skills and abilities in the following areas within their application materials:

KNOWLEDGE of State of Nevada and Nevada System of Higher Education fiscal management and budgeting practices; general legal and NSHE Legal Affairs contract requirements; purchasing requirements and guidelines; audit and compliance procedures.

ABILITY to budget and manage fiscal resources; prepare, negotiate, and implement service agreements and other contracts; lead and build consensus with a diverse group of System Administration and institution representatives; and manage projects directly or in cooperation with a professional project manager.

SKILLS must have strong oral and written communication skills with sound quantitative abilities. Possess strong facilitation, presentation, negotiation, and interpersonal skills. Must possess a self-motivated and proactive leadership capability in a collaborative environment and have the necessary skills to establish consensus among System Administration and institutional leader representatives.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The duties of this position will include, but not be limited to, the following areas of responsibility.

Duties In Support of the NSHE Chief Financial Officer:

  • Lead and address any special assignment or ad hoc duty in support of the NSHE Chief Financial Officer, System Administration, or NSHE institutions. 
  • Provide constructive leadership for staff members assigned on an ad hoc or long-term temporary basis.
  • Participate in NSHE Business Officers Council as a guest.

SA Budget and Position Control Leadership:

  • Develop biennial budget requests, operating budgets, self-supporting budgets, and special appropriation budgets, as needed.
  • Plan, develop, and oversee fiscal management of State of Nevada funded and non-State funded accounts.
  • Oversee all financial aspects of budgeting for personnel transactions including calculations for payroll, position control, and mandatory vacancy savings.
  • Monitor expenditures with respect to compliance with the NSHE Code, and State and Federal laws, and regulations.
  • Review and approve transfers of state and non-state funds.
  • Address questions/referrals raised by controller and purchasing offices.
  • Direct and oversee the production of reoccurring financial reports for compliance and oversight purposes; and specialized reports including end of fiscal year status of revenues and expenditures, budget to actual, and accountability reports.
  • Oversee fiscal year end closing of SA accounts and set up accounts for new fiscal year.

Contracting and Service Provider Management:

  • Direct and administer service provider sourcing/contracting, and acquisitions within System Office on an as needed basis.
  • Direct and facilitate the development of Requests for Proposal, and the associated review, selection, and award process. Work with institution and System Administration subject matter experts to facilitate best and final negotiations, and initial contract terms.
  • Work directly with NSHE Legal Affairs and vendor personnel to develop final contact terms, documents, and achieve contract execution.
  • Maintain strategic relationships with service providers to facilitate enhanced service delivery, and executive escalations when necessary.

Supervision:

  • Oversee day to day duties and supervision of permanently assigned team members.

TO APPLY: The application process will be handled through the Workday on-line search process.  Application materials must include a current resume, detailed cover letter, and the name, email address and telephone number of four professional references willing to be contacted.  Applicants should fully describe qualifications and experience as the initial review evaluates applicants based on documented, relevant qualifications and professional work experience.  Applications will be considered incomplete without all requested materials.  References will only be contacted for those who advance to the final phase of the search and with prior consent of the applicant.  The review of materials will begin immediately.  Materials should be addressed to Sherry Olson, Human Resources, and are to be submitted via on-line application at /administration/human-resources/.  For assistance with NSHE’s on-line applicant portal, contact Sherry Olson at (775) 784-4901.

INTERNAL APPLICANTS:  Current employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at NSHE institutions.  Once you log into Workday and type “Find Jobs” in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site.  Locate the specific job posting by typing the requisition number (e.g. R0000000) in the search box.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications may be submitted until the position is filled.  The review of materials will begin immediately, however, for full consideration applications should be submitted by June 16,2024

Job Description

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) invites applications and nominations for the position of Special Assistant and Coordinator to the . This is a renewable, full-time, non-tenured, administrative position that reports to the Chief of Staff to the . The position is located in Reno, Nevada.  

The Special Assistant & Coordinator to the is responsible for providing proactive, analytical, specialized, and executive-level administrative support to the and its individual members. The Special Assistant & Coordinator to the is viewed as a representative and extension of the by the greater NSHE community and the public at-large; therefore, the highest level of performance and professionalism is needed.

Reporting directly to the Chief of Staff to the and providing support to the same, this position serves as a confidential representative and liaison between the Board Office and senior management including the chancellor and cabinet members, legal counsel, institution presidents, campus administrators, faculty, staff, students, and the general public. The Special Assistant & Coordinator to the is responsible for managing the priorities of preparing meeting agendas, meeting minutes, and policy codifications, as well as the dissemination and public posting of these items for the use and reference of the , NSHE constituents, stakeholders, and the public. This position is also responsible for the planning and execution of Board meetings, providing direct assistance to individual Regents, and other duties as assigned. The Special Assistant & Coordinator to the manages a high volume of work material and correspondence and ensures timely responses and proper record-keeping. Additionally, this position is expected to analyze and resolve problems, often without direct involvement by senior management.

It is critical for the Special Assistant & Coordinator to the to know and understand the legal requirements of an elected body in the State of Nevada, as there are numerous laws that directly apply to the work performed by this position in support of the .

SALARY: Grade C (starting annual salary of approximately $70,000 to $85,000 commensurate with education and experience.) Benefits package includes health, dental, vision, life, and retirement benefits.

APPROXIMATE STARTING DATE: June 1, 2024

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A successful candidate must have earned a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with four (4) years of progressively responsible executive-level administrative support experience (or) associate degree with five (5) years of progressively responsible executive-level administrative support experience (or) ten (10) years of progressively responsible executive-level administrative support experience.    

Preference may be granted to applicants with experience in higher education and/or working with elected officials.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Successful candidates should possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities. It is recommended that applicants for this position address each of the following items in the letter of application:

  • Knowledge of the and the Nevada System of Higher Education.
  • Superior writing, proofreading, and editing skills, and a detail-oriented approach to the performance of all job duties.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Skilled in the use of various software applications and the ability to learn and adapt to new technologies.
  • Ability to manage a heavy workload, meet deadlines, navigate competing priorities, and effectively multi-task.
  • Ability to prepare accurate and timely meeting agendas and minutes.
  • Ability to develop and maintain an organized and effective record-keeping system.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate meetings, events, and activities.
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate sound judgment in decision-making and problem-solving.
  • Ability to learn complex statutes, policies, and procedures and successfully apply that knowledge to the duties of the position.
  • Ability to provide high-level administrative support to multiple Board members and executive/administrative staff.
  • Ability to function as a liaison between the /Board Office and various constituencies and stakeholders.
  • Ability to represent the in a professional and courteous manner at all times.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive matters.
  • Ability to collaborate with individuals and groups to achieve objectives and further the goals of the Board and mission of NSHE.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The duties of this position may include, but are not limited to, the following areas of responsibility:

  • Prepare meeting agendas and ensure proper integration of reference material; revise material as needed based on outcomes from various agenda review meetings with executive administration; and disseminate/publish agendas and related materials in compliance with the Nevada Open Meeting Law. These responsibilities extend to the distribution and posting of supplemental material and written public comment submissions. 
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute public meetings of the Board and its committees, effectively communicating the needs of the Board to internal and external partners; provide direction to campus hosts in the areas of facility use, room layout, technical requirements, audio/visual needs, catering services, parking, and security; anticipate issues and proactively offer solutions to ensure an efficient, successful, and problem-free meeting. 
  • Serve as Secretary to various committees of the Board and provide high-level coordination and support before, during, and after committee meetings.
  • Record and take log notes during meetings of the Board and its committees utilizing specialized software.
  • Prepare accurate and timely meeting minutes in compliance with the Nevada Open Meeting Law; exercise independent judgment regarding what issues, questions, explanations, and statements to incorporate in the minutes; reflect Regent disclosures and abstentions, as needed, in compliance with the Nevada Ethics in Government Law; utilize correct grammar and mechanics to reflect the proceedings in an articulate fashion; and post Board-approved minutes to the online meeting archive.
  • Prepare, review with the Chief of Staff, and codify revisions to the Handbook and the NSHE Procedures and Guidelines Manual; disseminate updated versions to Regents, administrators, constituents, and stakeholders; post updated versions to the Board’s website; maintain an archival record of historical policy revisions; and respond to inquiries concerning current and previous Board policies and procedures.
  • Analyze and exercise independent judgment in bringing forward issues and/or concerns to the Chief of Staff and/or Regents. When appropriate, conduct research and recommend courses of action to resolve issues or problems.
  • Maintain official Board records, including sensitive documents.  Establish and implement an effective record-keeping system that meets the requirements of the Nevada Public Records Act and facilitates quick and easy reference and/or retrieval.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to Regents with respect to discharging their duties, facilitate discussion and collaboration, provide information, and answer questions.
  • Offer training and support to the Assistant Coordinator in the execution of the duties of that position.
  • Support effective communication between the Regents, Chief of Staff, Manager of Board Operations, Chancellor, cabinet members, presidents, faculty, staff, students, and the general public.
  • Coordinate Regent attendance at NSHE events across the state, industry conferences, and community happenings; communicate Regent RSVPs to event coordinators; maintain an updated calendar of systemwide NSHE events and ensure the timely preparation and coordination of travel arrangements.
  • Update and disseminate various lists including Regent contact information, committee assignments, meeting schedules, etc.
  • Plan and coordinate various social activities for the and others.
  • Resolve informal complaints or refer to the appropriate party and inform the Chief of Staff of their status.
  • Coordinate and attend Board and institutional functions, including those occurring outside of regular business days/hours and those that require travel throughout the state.

TO APPLY: The application process will be handled through the Workday on-line search process. Application materials must include a current resume; detailed cover letter; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of four professional references willing to be contacted.  Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, since the initial review will serve to evaluate applicants based on documented, relevant qualifications and professional work experience. Applications will be considered incomplete without all requested materials. References will only be contacted for those who advance to the final phase of the search and with the prior consent of the applicant. The review of materials will begin immediately.  Materials should be addressed to Sherry Olson, Director of Human Resources, and are to be submitted via online application at /system-administration/departments/human-resources/careers/ . For assistance with NSHE’s online applicant portal, contact Sherry Olson at (775) 784-4901.

INTERNAL APPLICANTS: Current employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at NSHE institutions. Once you log into Workday and type “Find Jobs” in the search box, the system will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate the specific job posting by typing the requisition number (e.g. R0000000) in the search box.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications may be submitted until the position is filled; however, the review of materials will begin immediately. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by April 30, 2024.

Job Description

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) invites applications and nominations for the position of Principal Fiscal and Policy Analyst. This is a renewable, full-time, non-tenured, administrative position and reports to the NSHE Budget Director.  The position may be primarily located in either Reno or Las Vegas, Nevada.

The NSHE is comprised of eight institutions: two universities, a state university, four community colleges and a research institute.  The public system of higher education in Nevada continues to experience growth with significant opportunities in serving over 105,000 students and 15,000 employees. 

The Principal Fiscal and Policy Analyst is responsible for performing independent analyses, developing alternatives and making recommendations to the Chief Financial Officer, Chancellor, or .

SALARY GRADE:  Grade D (starting salary range approximately $100,000.00 to $126,000.00; depending on experience). A benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, and retirement.

APPROXIMATE STARTING DATE:  May 15, 2024

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must have earned a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in business, finance, accounting or public administration with a minimum of five (5) years of related and progressive experience directly applicable to the position (or) a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in business, finance, accounting or public administration with three (3) years of related and progressive experience directly applicable to the position. Alternatively, ten years of progressive experience directly applicable to the position may be substituted.

Experience in higher education or other public sector of similar size and scope is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Successful candidates must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities.  It is recommended that applicants for this position demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas within their application materials:

  • Financial analysis, planning, research, program/policy development, and budget administration.
  • Financial reporting: long range goals and objectives of an agency sufficient to develop appropriate and effective policy and procedures; and agency organizational structure and resources.
  • Techniques of statistical analysis including data collection, evaluation, analysis, financial statements, and manipulation; accounting, auditing, financial reporting and/or research/statistical methods and techniques.
  • Legislative proceedings and processes; governmental agencies, resources, and functions sufficient to locate and obtain needed information and/or resources, accepted practices and methods used in designing program reviews and audits.
  • Research and analysis techniques and methodologies; accounting and budgeting; management and administration concepts, principles, and practices sufficient to assist in evaluation, developing and recommending effective administrative and/or operational policies and procedures; and various computer software including word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
  • Higher education policies and procedures.
  • Read, interpret, and apply complex rules and regulations for various funding sources; read and interpret technical reports, governmental publications, and federal directives.
  • Write comprehensive reports and recommendations using correct English grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation. Produce clear, concise reports and other presentation materials.
  • Analyze organizational and administrative programs, policies, and procedures, prepare plans for revision, and make recommendations.
  • Perform statistical computations such as correlation studies, variance analysis, averages, and trends; analyze user needs and develop appropriate solutions and requirements.
  • Operate a personal computer and related hardware and software.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and institution representatives.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; compose business correspondence and reports; analyze information, problems, or practices to identify relevant concerns, identify patterns, tendencies, and relationships, and formulate logical conclusions.
  • Analyze issues, identify the strengths and weaknesses of proposed options as well as the development of alternative solutions and approaches to problems.
  • Build consensus with a diverse group of institution representatives.
  • Effectively time-manage projects and priorities to meet deadlines in an accurate and efficient manner.
  • Designing, researching, and interpreting study results; recommending courses of action based upon study outcomes and results.
  • Developing computer generated reports; and organizing, developing, and making oral presentations.
  • Advanced level financial analysis, planning, preparation, and administration.
  • Advanced mathematical, financial, and statistical computation.
  • Designing analytical research studies; identifying research needs and problems.
  • NSHE and State budget processes, including biennial and annual budgets for State and Self-Supporting accounts.
  • An ability to communicate complex financial information to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, making it digestible for those who may not have as much experience with financial matters.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and a propensity for finding creative solutions to complex challenges.
  • A history of strong analytic capabilities, with a clear record of using data to inform decisions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The duties of this position will include, but not be limited to, the following areas of responsibility.

  • Conduct a variety of studies, research and analysis of management and administrative areas such as budgeting and financial analysis; departmental operations such as policies and workflow; analysis of legislative bill drafts and policies; management research; and statistical and informational analysis.
  • Conduct and/or assist in conducting financial, statistical, or investigative studies; compile and analyze data; prepare and present reports summarizing study results/conclusions; may make recommendations regarding policies, procedures, the department’s position on issues or a course of action, and the development of new programs or services based upon study findings.
  • Participate in the preparation and development of comprehensive narrative and financial reports for presentation.
  • Participate in ad hoc committees and task forces when needed.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

TO APPLY: The application process will be handled through the Workday on-line search process.  Application materials must include a current resume, detailed cover letter, and the name, email address and telephone number of four professional references willing to be contacted.  Applicants should fully describe qualifications and experience as the initial review evaluates applicants based on documented, relevant qualifications and professional work experience.  Applications will be considered incomplete without all requested materials.  References will only be contacted for those who advance to the final phase of the search and with prior consent of the applicant.  The review of materials will begin immediately.  Materials should be addressed to Sherry Olson, Human Resources, and are to be submitted via on-line application at /administration/human-resources/.  For assistance with NSHE’s on-line applicant portal, contact Sherry Olson at (775) 784-4901.

INTERNAL APPLICANTS:  Current employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at NSHE institutions.  Once you log into Workday and type “Find Jobs” in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site.  Locate the specific job posting by typing the requisition number (e.g. R0000000) in the search box.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications may be submitted until the position is filled.  The review of materials will begin immediately, however, for full consideration applications should be submitted by April 7, 2024.

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