Academic & Business Director

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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Posting Title:

Academic & Business Director


HSC-Office of the Dean-SHP-300800

Job Location:

Fort Worth

Salary Information:

Salary Commensurate with Experience

Department Summary:

The School of Health Professions is proud to provide opportunities for a diverse student body to obtain the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to serve in the health care professions and to continue their development throughout their professional careers. The School of Health Professions was approved by the University of North Texas System Board of Regents on May 20, 2004 and subsequently approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on July 8, 2004.

Presently, the School is comprised of three academic departments: The Department of Physician Assistant Studies (PA), the Department of Physical Therapy (PT), and Lifestyle Health Sciences (LHS) with degree programs leading to a Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Masters of Physician Assistant Studies, or Master of Science in Lifestyle Health Sciences and Coaching.

PT and PA programs include inter-professional experiences designed to prepare students to be contributing members of the healthcare team. The newly added M.S. in Lifestyle Health Sciences & Coaching is an innovative program designed to provide the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to become a credentialed health and wellness coach with a specialization in lifestyle medicine. Approximately 29 faculty members provide high quality education and instruction to the School’s over 400 students and are supported by 18 members of the professional staff.

Position Overview:

The Academic & Business Director is a key advisor to the Dean in all areas involving administration, operations, and finance and serves as a member of the leadership team within the School of Health Professions. This position will report directly to the Dean. This position serves as the chief administrative/financial officer for the college. The incumbent will be
responsible for a variety of duties required to maintain operational and project budgets and accounting functions. These duties may include project and data management, workforce and financial planning, annual budget development, and their related administrative functions. Additionally, this position works collaboratively with Human Resources, Payroll, and service departments within the Health Science Center that provide support to the ongoing business operations of the college. The Academic & Business Director will serve as a liaison between the college and the Finance Office in support of all financial activities and goals.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in Business, Finance, Accounting or Healthcare Administration and six (6) years’ of progressively responsible financial management experience including preparation of financial reports and management of operating and capital budgets.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in Business, Finance, Accounting or Healthcare Administration;
•Six (6) years of progressively responsible financial management experience, including preparation of financial reports and management of operating and capital budgets;
•Or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday; 8 am – 5 pm

Driving University Vehicle:


Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification Title:

Academic & Business Director

Physical Requirements:

Carrying, Lifting up to 25 pounds, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Standing, Ability to communicate


•Serve as the senior financial and administrative officer for the School of Health Professions.


•Participate in and support strategic long-term financial planning efforts to ensure financial resources are available to achieve academic objectives and goals.


•Prepare projections and business models as needed.


•Oversee all fiscal affairs of the college, including preparation, implementation, and management of the operating and capital budgets.


•Monitor cash flows and expenditure plans, fund management, and grants and contracts management.


•Develop and maintain monthly financial reports for all accounts of college, including monitoring the financial position against budget on a regular basis and communicate findings to the Dean, department chairs, and department administrators.


•Consult with departmental administrators to clarify information and/or resolve issues associated with fiscal affairs.


•Provide operational support for projects as directed by the Dean to execute the School’s strategic objectives.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/30/2021
Application Due: 5/26/2021
Work Type: Full Time