Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives

School of Nursing
23001808 Requisition #

The School of Nursing is seeking dynamic candidates for the position of Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives. The Associate Dean helps to develop strategies to achieve educational goals and objectives aligned with the academic mission of the school. A key player of the School’s Senior Leadership Team, this position will report to the Dean and will be responsible for the vision, leadership, and administration of all aspects of the academic portfolio, including developing faculty and staff, fiscal planning, strategic planning, and goal setting in concert with the school and university’s strategic plans. The selected candidate will have a commitment to working with a Hispanic serving institution.

Essential Functions

  • Manage detailed implementation planning and execution of the Strategic Plan.
  • Leads cross-functional initiatives across campus, departments, schools, and university.
  • Assesses and analyzes new opportunities for alignment with institutional priorities.
  • Oversee School of Nursing policies.
  • Lead the development and continuous improvement of School-wide systems.
  • Collaborate with faculty to support development and implementation of academic programs.
  • Mentoring faculty on clinical track.
  • Develop partnerships with clinical agencies.
  • Serve as a liaison between the School and the Vice President for Academic, Faculty & Student Affairs, and Graduate School.
  • Stimulate an academic environment that values and embraces respect.
  • Work with the Vice Dean for Research and Scholarship to seek and obtain funding for School educational activities.
  • Work closely with the Office of Student Affairs to ensure that practices and policies support the academic enterprise in the School and University.
  • Work with faculty on tenure and promotion.
  • Lead program review to maximize resources and assure program excellence.
  • Act on behalf of the Dean in their absence.
  • Be the lead on faculty and staff awards.
  • Negotiate new hires.
  • Lead program review to maximize resources and assure program excellence.
  • Perform related duties based on school needs. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

Doctorate in Nursing.

Required Experience

  • Seven (7) years of relevant work experience. Prior experience in higher education administrative experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice.
  • Some positions may require a record of scholarship and professional achievement that would meet the criteria for appointment as a full professor with tenure.

Required Training/Certifications

Active and Unencumbered State of Texas RN License or the ability to obtain one at time of hire.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Qualified rank as Associate Professor or full Professor.
  • Demonstrate progressive leadership responsibility.
  • Have significant experience in nursing scholarship including extramural funding and peer-reviewed publications.
  • Demonstrate progressive leadership responsibility.
  • Experience conducting employee evaluations.
  • Experience in development of Proformas
  • Project management experience
  • Experience negotiating hires.
  • Knowledge of accreditation standards
  • Knowledge of curriculum development

UT Health San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities. All faculty appointments are designated as security sensitive positions.

Benefits Overview

UT Health San Antonio offers an excellent benefits package for its employees. Employees who work at least 20 hours a week, with an appointment of at least 4.5 months, are eligible for benefits.

Medical- UT SELECT Medical insurance is offered free for employees and administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. Family members can be added to the plan through payroll deduction. Employees and their dependents can also receive discounted copays and coinsurance when using UT Health Physicians, a network of 800 premier physicians including more than 100 specialists.

Dental - Three dental insurance plan options are available for employees and their families through Delta Dental Insurance Company, two PPOs and one dental HMO plan. Both PPO plans allow employees to choose any licensed dentist.

Vision- Fully insured Vision Care benefits are offered by Superior Vision Services. Two vision plan options that offer either standard or enhanced vision benefits. Life Employees receive $40,000 of group term life insurance and $40,000 of basic accidental death and dismemberment insurance for free, with options to purchase additional employee and dependent coverage for both at group rates.

Retirement- Employees are eligible for either the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) or the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP). TRS is a defined benefit retirement plan which UT Health matches employee contributions. ORP is for eligible faculty staff employees. Voluntary retirement programs are also available to invest before- or after-tax dollars with the choice of five quality retirement plan providers.

Time Off- A generous leave program offers multiple paid leave options:

Front-loaded Paid Time Off: 128 to 208 hours (16 to 26 days) of Paid Time Off based on years of service, given at the start of each fiscal year. PTO may be prorated in year one based on date of hire.

Extended Illness Bank: 8 hours (1 day) accrued per month which can be used for illness or injury after one day of Paid Time Off is taken.

Paid Family Leave: Up to 240 hours (6 weeks) to care for a spouse, child, or parent after 6 months of consecutive employment.

Holidays: 12 set paid holidays each year plus three floating holidays, which can be used anytime during the fiscal year.

FSAs- Employees can enroll in flexible spending accounts (FSAs) to set aside money from earnings before taxes for qualifying dependent day care expenses or out-of-pocket health care expenses.

Discounts- Employees enjoy a range of discounts on services, tickets, and gym membership.

UT Health San Antonio is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.  It is our policy to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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