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Senior Director, Finance & Administration

Business Professionals
School of Medicine
22002236 Requisition #

Job Summary:

Directs the daily operations of a large or multiple-academic, research departments, or organizational units. Directs all facets and phases of financial and administrative management in collaboration with the department head. Responsible for the design, execution, and effectiveness of a system of internal controls which provides reasonable assurance that department operations are effective and efficient, department assets are safeguarded, departmental financial information is reliable, and the department complies with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.


Job Duties:

The position is responsible for the financial and administrative activities of the department under the authority of the Department Chair and the Vice Dean for Finance & Administration.  These activities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Development and execution of strategic planning initiatives
  2. Oversight of the business and administrative functions within the clinical (including revenue cycle), research (pre-award and post-award), education, contract, and human resource activities of the department.
  3. Budget development, manage and monitor revenue and expenses, including execution of variance action plans.
  4. Development and deployment of departmental managerial and financial reporting needs.
  5. Oversee all faculty and staff related issues and transactions, including management staffing levels, compensation plans, recruitment, and onboarding. 
  6. Responsible for productivity and efficiency of business operations across all functions, including clinical operations.
  7. Management of the department’s facilities and equipment, including maintenance, renovations, acquisitions, and allocation.
  8. Provide administrative leadership in the formulation, interpretation and management of all policies, procedures, and programs, and oversees the department’s alignment to institutional policies.
  9. Other duties as assigned.



Master's degree in Healthcare Administration, Business Administration, Finance or Accounting is required.



Ten (10) years of accounting or related business experience to include seven (7) years of supervisory experience is required.


Supervisory Requirements:

Has the authority to direct the work of others, hire or fire employees, or provide recommendations as to the hiring, firing, advancement, promotion or any other change of status of other employee.



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, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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