Associate Vice President, People Excellence

Associate Vice President, People Excellence 

The Opportunity
The University of Texas at San Antonio (“UTSA”) seeks a dynamic, creative and collaborative leader to serve as the next Associate Vice President, People Excellence (“AVP”). 

UTSA is a nationally recognized, public, urban serving university with core areas of expertise in cyber, including cybersecurity and computation and informatics; health, including brain health and bio-regeneration; social-economic transformation and fundamental futures. It is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region, with more than 34,000 students, and the third-largest of eight academic universities and five health institutions within The University of Texas System.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Business Affairs, the Associate Vice President, People Excellence is a valued member of the UTSA leadership team, responsible for providing executive oversight and leadership of all aspects of People Excellence to ensure that services are designed and delivered in an efficient, effective, compliant and customer-centric manner. Leading the People Excellence functions of Talent Acquisition, HR Business Partners, Talent Management, Total Rewards and Workplace Policy & Compliance, the AVP works to ensure a motivated, trained, and skilled human resources workforce to optimally serve the UTSA community. The AVP oversees ongoing review of policies and procedures to assess University customer needs and will design, recommend, implement, and evaluate strategies that foster an environment to recruit, retain and advance the University’s employees as they accomplish the institutional mission. The AVP collaborates with UTSA’s academic, research, and administrative leaders as they exercise leadership in the care and development of people throughout the University.

The ideal candidate will have more than 10-years of HR leadership experience in higher education or other large, complex, organizations; at least four years of experience managing and / or developing of high performing teams; and be passionate about furthering the innovative spirit and mission of UTSA. A bachelor’s degree is required, a master’s degree is preferred.

UTSA has retained Korn Ferry, a national executive recruiting firm, to assist with this search. All nominations, inquiries, and application materials should be submitted in confidence to Korn Ferry.  The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. However, in order to assure the fullest consideration, candidates are encouraged to have complete applications submitted to the search firm assisting the university by Friday, June 10th.

Please direct all applications, nominations, and inquiries for the position to the search firm assisting the university at the contact information below:

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at San Antonio to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information, and veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. UTSA campuses are accessible to persons with disabilities.