Vice Provost for Academic Finance and Administration
University of Texas at San Antonio
July 25, 2018
San Antonio, Texas
Full Time - Experienced
Vice Provost for Academic Finance and Administration The University of Texas at San Antonio
The Vice Provost for Academic Finance and Administration will serve as the lead Academic Financial Officer for Academic Affairs with oversight of all the operating and capital budgets for Academic Affairs and its subordinate units, as well as academic administration, and as the advisor to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Requirements: Seven years of progressively responsible experience in the areas of budget, finance and planning, with at least 5 years in a college or university setting.
Duties: Implementing a New Budget Model - UTSA is currently in the process of developing a hybrid Responsibility-Centered-Management budget model that is intended to provide more efficiency and autonomy in budgetary decisions. The Vice Provost will play a significant leadership role in refining and implementing this new budget model and educating stakeholders on how it will benefit and facilitate processes within their unit. The incumbent also will play a leadership role in developing systems, processes and organizational structures to advance decision support in the colleges under RCM and will serve as a senior resource for college business officers, as well as an important link to university business affairs colleagues.
Financial Planning - The Vice Provost will actively participate in the ongoing efforts to develop financial planning and projection tools that better integrate the needs of all aspects of the University.
Leading Positive Change - The Vice Provost will lead and manage change across all levels of Academic Affairs in an effort to streamline processes and procedures so that they are clear, consistent and efficient. Moreover, the Vice Provost will introduce new and innovative strategies for enhancing academic affairs operations while also ensuring they meet university, system, state, and federal requirements.
Enhancing Financial and Administrative Infrastructure - The Vice Provost must be a creative thinker and active member of the Provost's Action Team, who considers calculated risks on the path to academic excellence - that is the seamless integration of an R1-type research university and deep commitment to access and student success.
Nurturing Partnerships - The Vice Provost is expected to work seamlessly with colleagues in Business Affairs, as well as business officers in the colleges, sustaining existing relationships and pursue mutually beneficial alliances. They must be committed to working across all campus units with open avenues of communication and actively shepherding new opportunities for collaboration within the University and with external community partners.
Developing and Retaining a High-Performing Team - The Vice Provost will be responsible for the overall oversight of financial and administrative staff in Academic Affairs, which will require an ability to lead, align, connect and empower staff. Moreover, the Vice Provost will provide the leadership necessary to create an environment that encourages entrepreneurism, values, collegiality, and rewards success.
Communication and Transparency - The Vice Provost will be expected to create a culture within Academic Affairs committed to effectively and proactively communicating with a wide- range of constituents.
Typical Responsibilities: 1. Lead academic units in budget planning and implementation, accountability and reporting. 2. Partner with the Office of the Vice President for Business Affairs for budget coordination, resource planning and financial reporting. 3. Coordinate the budget, planning and financial operations of the colleges, working positively and productively with college business officers. 4. Serve as liaison on budgetary matters with the budget office, deans, vice provosts and other unit administrators reporting to the Provost as well as serve on various task forces. 5. Develop financial projections and analyses to determine the financial impact of new and ongoing strategies. 6. Lead the process for establishing coordinated business services that support the finance and operations in Academic Affairs and its colleges. 7. Lead planning for academic space requirements and work with deans to accommodate faculty, staff, and instructional needs; represent the Provost on various committees to resolve resource needs. 8. Prepare analyses and reports using performance based data in partnership with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness for resource planning and management. 9. Represents the university at various venues and appropriate forums. 10. Effect change and demonstrate flexibility and positive leadership. 11. Perform other duties as assigned.