Project Coordinator, UNLV Economic Development - Business and Finance Administrative [R0135608]

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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Project Coordinator, UNLV Economic Development - Business and Finance Administrative [R0135608]


The Project Coordinator will be located at the Office of Economic Development's Black Fire Innovation facility. This role will coordinate business development and intellectual property tasks in collaboration with the Office of Economic Development (OED) and Small Business Development Center at UNLV. This position will assist the Director of Business and Finance with the coordination and maintenance of the university's intellectual property (IP) portfolio including tracking agreements, CRM, disclosures and patents in the IP database; maintaining accurate CRM files for companies and contacts engaged with the licensing of university owned IP; coordination of workshops and educational training opportunities intended to educate the small business, entrepreneurial, and innovator community at UNLV and in Southern Nevada; assistance with financial transactions related to the management of intellectual property, including, but not limited to invoice tracking in the Minuet database; submission for payment in the Workday system; and travel coordination for OED and SBDC staff.  

This Project Coordinator will also assist the Small Business Development Center as training and orientation coordinator (advisors & interns), assist with grant reporting requirements, coordinate access to and manage shared databases and files, provide procurement and travel coordination, serve as liaison for UNLV SBDC director and UNR lead center to provide required forms and documentation to support the continued funding from the Small Business Administration. The Project Coordinator will also assist the UNLV SBDC director with creating reports and reviewing advisor goals.

The Project Coordinator will seek opportunities for OED and SBDC to engage with the internal and external communities in order to increase the number of high impact agreements executed by the Office of Economic Development, Small Business Development Center, and Black Fire Innovation.


Bachelor's degree is required along with 1-3 years of related professional experience.



  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience utilizing CRM database with ability to track, maintain documents, and download reports.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with managing confidential files, with preference for maintenance of legal files (IP or other).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the intellectual property process as it relates to the management of university owned intellectual property.
  • Demonstrated understanding of NSHE businesses processes including Workday.
  • Understanding of NSHE procurement and travel policies


  • Preference for individuals who have demonstrated understanding of the small business/startup/entrepreneurial process.     



  • Excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Program and time management skills with the ability to follow-up on assigned tasks.
  • Excellent interpersonal people skills with the ability to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, including academics, business professionals, small business owners, inventors and startups.
  • Proficiency in use of personal computer and current software applications, including, but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and email. Spreadsheet development and database management.


  • Preference will be provided to individuals who have demonstrated skills in maintaining confidential data in CRM software



  • Ability to effectively engage with diverse groups and individuals.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, as well as on your own, think creatively.
  • Strong customer service attitude with ability to overcome internal and external hurdles.
  • Strong ability and proven experience of maintaining confidentiality.


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


Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions Position is contingent upon funding.


  • Generous compensation packages, up to 48 days of paid time off, sick leave, and holidays
  • Excellent health insurance including medical, dental and vision
  • No state income tax
  • Comprehensive retirement plans and voluntary benefits programs
  • Tuition discounts at Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) schools
  • Tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents


  • Flexible work schedule (depending on your department)
  • Employee recognition and appreciation programs
  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • UNLV athletics ticket discounts
  • Statewide employee purchase program discounts
  • RebelCard discounts on and off campus
  • Wellness programming for all UNLV faculty and staff at no cost
  • Opportunity for career advancements to leadership roles


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. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.

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 IMMEDIATELY.

Materials should be addressed to Megan Svarz, Search Committee Chair, and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or .


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 job requisition number, "R0135608" 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.


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