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Vice President, Facilities Management & Planning

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23000189 Requisition #

UT Health San Antonio is a comprehensive academic health center and a major source of medical/health professions education and life sciences research in South Texas as well as a major center for biomedical research and patient care.  The institution enrolls an average of 3,600 students across five schools annually. UTHSA and UTSA have been approved by the UT System Board of Regents to establish a collaborative School of Public Health in San Antonio, enrolling students in the Fall of 2024.  UT Health San Antonio has produced more than 38,600 graduates and has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-serving Institution, consistently ranking among the top schools in the nation for graduating Hispanic healthcare providers. 

The centrally located main campus, named the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Campus, is located on more than 100 acres in the heart of San Antonio’s South Texas Medical Center, which is approximately 10 miles northwest of downtown San Antonio. One-half mile away from the Long Campus going north is the University’s 92-acre campus, called the Greehey Campus, which consists of the Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute; the South Texas Research Facility; the Mays Cancer Center; the Sam and Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Research; the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases; the Medical Arts and Research Center (MARC), a 280,000-square-foot state-of-the-art ambulatory care facility; and the School of Dentistry’s Center for Oral Health Care and Research, with 198,000 square feet and houses the clinical operations of UTHSA San Antonio’s top-ranked School of Dentistry. 

Job Summary:

The Vice President for Facilities Management and Planning, a member of the executive leadership committee, is responsible for the strategic planning and management of all current and future UT Health San Antonio buildings, campus conditions, and associated facilities and systems. The position is responsible for developing a facility plan ensuring appropriate maintenance and operations and overseeing all capital construction projects including new builds and renovation of existing buildings. The position also has responsibility for environmental health and safety operations and risk management.

Job Duties:

  • Anticipates, plans, and leads the overall administration and provision of services, programs and staff functions for Facilities Management including physical plant operations, repair, maintenance, grounds keeping, housekeeping services, facility design and capital improvement construction projects at the institution’s campuses.
  • Oversees the development and management of all major and minor capital projects for renovations, new installations and new construction from conception to closeout; make recommendations for facility improvement priorities.
  • Leads capital planning expansions tied to strategic growth efforts. Oversees the capital project RFP process including bidding, award, negotiation, and contract administration.
  • Prepares, monitors and controls project budgets and schedules, ensuring that projects are completed on time and within budget.
  • Prepares and manages the annual operating budget for Facilities Management ensuring it is consistent with institution priorities and assuring continuity of high quality, functional facilities.
  • Develops, proposes and manages contracts with external suppliers and service providers; oversees all facilities-related contractor activity on campus including ensuring contractor compliance with applicable labor laws, safety procedures, quality control and institution policies.
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with institution stakeholders, internal service providers and client groups.
  • Manages the overall quality of all facilities functions and initiatives to ensure they are cost-effective and mission-driven.
  • Ensures appropriate inspection, testing and maintenance of all facilities infrastructure and equipment is accomplished in a manner that is both planned and consistent with industry standards and all applicable state and federal regulations.
  • Develops, maintains and enforces compliance with facilities-related policies.
  • Oversees, grows and develops the Facilities Management capital and operational teams to achieve optimal capacity, depth and performance.


  • Bachelor's degree in construction management, engineering, architecture or related field is required.
  • Master's Degree is preferred.


  • Ten (10) years of experience in facilities management and leadership including experience managing multi-million dollar construction projects and managing multiple facility locations.
  • Experience in a higher education or an academic medical center setting is preferred.




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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