Vice President for Business Affairs
The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) invites nominations, expressions of interest, and applications for the position of Vice President of Business Affairs (VPBA). UTSA seeks a seasoned leader with demonstrated experience aligning university processes, procedures, and resources in a manner that helps the institution fulfill its mission and achieve its vision. The next Vice President is expected to possess strong communication skills, a commitment to transparency, a collaborative approach, and a willingness to find creative solutions for short- and long-term issues.
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Comprised of three campuses within the city of San Antonio, UTSA is the third largest of nine academic universities and six health institution within The University of Texas System and a leading public Hispanic and urban-serving university specializing in health, cybersecurity, energy sustainability, and human and social development. With nearly 30,000 students supported by 1,350 faculty and 5,050 staff and student employees, both benefits- and non-benefits eligible, it is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region. UTSA is highly focused on student success, and meeting the educational needs of many 1st generation, transfer, DACA, Dreamers, Veteran and international students. UTSA prides itself on its diverse student population. More than 60% of UTSA students are from underrepresented groups. Nearly half (45%) of UTSA undergraduates will be the first in their family to earn a bachelor’s degree. Additionally, transfer students comprise about 38% of UTSA’s total undergraduate population. Further enhancing an already diverse student population is UTSA’s military community, which makes up approximately 13% of total students. This includes active duty military members, veterans, reserves/guard, and their spouses and dependents.
For more information about UTSA, please visit http://www.utsa.edu/.
Reporting to the President, the VPBA serves as the chief financial officer of the institution and provides leadership, oversight, vision, and stewardship for all aspects of the University’s financial resources while ensuring absolute institutional integrity on fiscal and human resource matters. In leading the Division of Business Affairs, the VPBA is responsible for guiding an organization deeply committed to successfully supporting the academic and student mission of the University. The Division serves as an important partner in the effort to enrich and improve institutional processes and policies as the University pursues its goals of enhancing the academic profile of its students while increasing research productivity, graduate admissions, and its national and international reputation.
The VPBA will play a significant role in the development of a strategic vision for the Division of Business Affairs and identifying and deploying the resources necessary for campus-wide priorities to be successfully achieved. In doing so, the VPBA will engage the larger campus community in addressing needs and issues across the organization while ensuring that the seasoned leadership team in Business Affairs maintains a significant commitment to customer service and mission support—building upon UTSA’s core values of integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration, and innovation. In working toward the University’s strategic goals, the VPBA will have the opportunity to create and leverage new avenues of communication to outline institutional resource needs, constraints, and priorities with a level of transparency that will enable the campus community to fully understand the status of the University and its future aspirations.
In addition, the University is an important partner with the City of San Antonio and the region; and, the VPBA is a critical member of the campus team committed to accomplishing the institutional, regional and state-wide vision of the campus and system. As a strategic advisor to the President and Provost, the VPBA makes recommendations regarding financial and administrative objectives, programs, policies, and practices to ensure both sound financial structure and physical environment for the University.
Working in close partnership with President and the Provost, the VPBA is responsible for operating and capital budget planning, proactively managing the University’s fiscal and physical resources, and for developing a long‐term sustainable economic model that ensures the viability of the University. The VPBA will manage a varied and comprehensive organization of departments, programs, services, and initiatives to create a campus environment that enriches living and learning experiences, promotes academic achievement, and supports the personal development, overall well-being, and success of all UTSA faculty, staff, and students. In overseeing these units, the VPBA provides leadership, innovative services, creative solutions and integrated systems to ensure the success of the University mission. The Vice President for Business Affairs (VPBA) manages the University’s $545 million annual budget for proactively managing more than 550 employees across the following departments: Business Contracts; Business Information Services; Budget and Financial Planning; Facilities; Human Resources; Public Safety; and Purchasing.
For more information about the Division of Business Affairs, please visit http://www.utsa.edu/bussvc/.
The successful candidate should possess the following qualifications:
- A bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in business administration, accounting, finance, or a related field (an MBA, JD, CPA or other advanced degree/certification is preferred);
- At least 10 years of progressively responsible financial and administrative leadership roles in a large, complex environment (preferably within higher education or a related field);
- A track-record of building effective teams, developing and retaining talented staff, and working within a diverse organization;
- A history of working with stakeholders across an organization to ensure processes and procedures are clear, consistent, efficient, effective, and aligned with organizational values and objectives;
- A record of successfully managing existing resources and identifying new revenue streams to advance an organization’s goals;
- A demonstrated ability to lead and work with a wide range of functional units; and
- Experience working with external partners to identify mutually beneficial partnerships.
For a complete position profile and list of qualifications, please visit https://www.storbeckpimentel.com/pd/UTSA/VPBA.pdf.
Application and Nomination Process
The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Applicants must submit: a current resume or curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing relevant experience and interest in the position. Nomination letters should include the name, position, address and telephone number of the nominee. All applications and nominations will be handled in confidence.
Applications and letters of nomination should be submitted by email to:
Alberto Pimentel, Managing Partner
Will Gates, Partner
Ryan Crawford, Partner
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates
6512 Painter Avenue
Whittier, CA 90601
Refer to code “UTSA-VPBA” in subject line
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