University of Texas Rio Grande Valley EXECUTIVE VICE DEAN FOR THE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE in Edinburg, Texas

Scope of Job

Serve as a senior advisor to the Dean of the UTRGV School of Medicine and to the UTRGV Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration, and is responsible for the financial and administrative functions of UTRGV School Of Medicine. Responsible for the development and operation of an effective system of accounting and budgeting controls over all initiatives of UTRGV School of Medicine and for advising and making recommendations to the UTRGV President in determining overall objectives, policies and plans whenever accounting and budgeting is involved.

Description of Duties
  • Serve as the chief operations officer for UTRGV School of Medicine and represent the dean on administrative, business, and financial matters with affiliate hospitals and organizations.

  • Lead the financial and administrative functions of UTRGV School of Medicine providing strategic direction and goal setting for operational executives in areas such as finance, human resources, information services, planning, facilities and operations.

  • Ensure that cascading organizational objectives, policies, and programs foster operational efficiency, organizational development and improvement.

  • Provide overall financial and budgetary leadership recommending or approving the allocation of resources, optimizing strategic investments and fostering the financial health of UTRGV School of Medicine.

  • Serve as UTRGV School of Medicine’s principal business officer to the Association of Academic Health Centers and the Association of American Medical Colleges.

  • Assess finance, information technology, human resources and faculty affairs, operations, planning, construction and internal consulting for effectiveness in operations and identifying necessary policy changes to drive improvement.

  • Develop and negotiate financially related terms for contracts with the affiliated clinical partners and/or external entities as directed by the UTRGV President. Work with the general counsel and other content experts in providing timely information for completion of contracts.

  • Serve as a member of senior leadership groups for all major decisions affecting UTRGV School of Medicine. Provide information and counsel to the executive leadership team on fiscal and administrative matters related to institution-wide planning, policies and procedures.

  • Oversee information and technology offerings to ensure the organization has quality information resources including business intelligence tools necessary to make decisions that support each department’s functions and mission.

  • Maintain a dynamic human resources function, which enhances and supports the organization’s competitive position through employee relations, compensation, talent development, recruitment, benefits and business driven data reporting and analytics.

  • Ensure sufficient security and safety resources are in place to protect the organization’s facilities, intellectual property, faculty and staff against security breaches or safety risks.

  • Negotiate and build alliances and contracts with healthcare affiliates and government agencies on a local, national and international level to solidify and maintain connections with strategic partners.

  • Collaborate with associated health system partners and affiliates to ensure each of the organization’s primary clinical, research, education and community engagement missions.

  • Represent UTRGV School of Medicine at a number of high-level committees related to strategic interests, institutional governance and affiliate hospital and research partners.

  • Maintain awareness of political activities, current and proposed legislation, changing economic and demographic environment and overall business climate affecting UTRGV and relate this insight to the institution’s changing needs.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education

Master’s degree in business, finance, health care administration or a strongly related discipline from an accredited university.

Required Experience
  • Five (5) years of involvement and successful track record of leadership in institutional operations, financial and budget administration, human resources, IT, facilities administration, and planning gained within a medical school, major research university, and academic medical center or faculty practice plan.

  • Extensive knowledge of financial operations, strategic and financial planning, contracts, reimbursement, budgeting, capital planning, human resources and facilities planning in an organization of similar complexity.

  • Particular strength and depth of experience in transforming strategy into action, resource allocation, organizing and management administrative workflows.

  • A broad understanding of complex issues facing higher education, and medical education in particular, and the understanding of how to develop strategies to ensure effective infrastructure and progressive management.

  • Demonstrated skills as a team builder and problem solver.

  • Track record of and strong commitment to the enhancement of diversity within the organization.

Working Conditions

Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office Environment; some travel and weekend work is required.


Characteristics Represent and model UTRGV’s core values through accountability, collegiality and transparency.

  • A big picture, creative thinker with superior analytical, evaluative and problem solving abilities.

  • An ability to achieve results within a heavily matrixed organization.

  • Proven capability to juggle multiple priorities; talent to delegate responsibility and to ensure timely follow through with implementation.

  • An entrepreneurial style, a tolerance for ambiguity, and a passion for missions of education, research, community engagement and patient care.

  • Energy, diplomacy and strong skills in analysis and change management. A significant capacity for work and strong level of optimism to mentor and motivate others.

  • A skilled negotiator with a collaborative approach; a self-confident individual who is not afraid of criticism or challenge and can effectively manage conflict.

  • A collaborative leader who motivates and empowers other while holding them accountable; one who actively works with staff to develop and enhance individuals talents; a team player who has an approachable demeanor and collaborative style.

  • A communication style, which is comfortable and open in discussing difficult and controversial situations, proactive and consistent, and fosters trust, credibility and understanding. An ability to clearly and concisely convey business and financial issues.

  • An ability to proactively develop positive working relationships with faculty, and affiliate leadership. Persuasive and respectful of the experiences of others, creates an atmosphere that allows individuals to express their opinions and to discuss them before reaching decision.

  • Knowledge of and commitment to embracing and enhancing diversity, creativity, and equal opportunity.

  • Possesses high emotional intelligence and a high level of confidence.

EEO Statement

UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth *Social Security Number *Gender *Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956)665-8880 and/or

Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Posting Number: SRGV2437


Number of Vacancies: 1

Location: Edinburg, Texas

Department: School of Medicine

FLSA: Exempt

Supervision Received: Report directly to the UTRGV President with a dotted line to the Dean of the School of Medicine.

Supervision Given: General supervision of assigned staff.

Preferred Education: NA

Licenses/Certifications: None.

Preferred Experience: NA

Equipment: Use of standard office equipment.

Physical Capabilities: NA

Employment Category: Full-Time

Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Position Available Date: 10/11/2016

Grant Funded Position: No