Senior Vice Provost for Resource Management

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The University of Texas at Austin seeks a visionary leader to serve as Senior Vice Provost for Resource Management (SVPRM). Reporting to the Executive Vice President & Provost, the SVPRM has broad responsibility for developing and administering University academic resources, including academic budget planning, implementation, and reporting; academic facilities and space management; and data management. Serving as primary advisor to the Provost, the SVPRM plays a broad, multi-faceted role in ensuring the success of the University and the development and management of its academic resources. Informed by strategic priorities established by the President and Provost, the SVPRM develops budget strategies and plans to enable targeted investments in areas that will further differentiate the University from its peers. In the coming years, such investments will improve student access and success, recruit and retain a world-class faculty, enhance support for graduate education, and expand or upgrade academic, research, and administrative space.

 

The SVPRM must be strategic, judicious, and principled, must be able to make sound decisions about resources, direction, investments, and risks within a long-term view of the University’s opportunities and challenges, and must be able to work collaboratively with a diverse group of faculty and staff colleagues. The SVPRM will bring expertise in budgeting, financial management and reporting, and strategic financial planning along with the set of personal attributes that will enable her/him to serve as a trusted advisor to the leaders of the University including its deans and academic leadership. S/he should be an entrepreneurial leader who can form alignment around the pursuit of important goals and be an effective agent of change in ways that enhance the University’s reputation, expand and optimize its resources, and advance its programs. The SVPRM will demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of his/her leadership and management activities, decisions, and recommendations.

 

In addition to these competencies and attributes, the following specific qualifications are required or preferred: a graduate degree plus 15 years of related leadership and management experience in financial and/or administrative roles in large, complex, decentralized mission-driven organizations (doctoral degree highly preferred); a track record of success as a strategic partner and thought leader to a strong executive and his/her leadership team; experience working closely with faculty and academic leaders (required) or as a faculty member (preferred).

 

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The University of Texas at Austin is one of the most distinguished public universities in the United States. As the flagship school of The University of Texas System, it is the largest of its nine academic universities and six health institutions statewide. Founded in 1883, it has grown from a single building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students to a 431-acre main campus with 18 colleges and schools, more than 51,000 students, and 3,000 teaching faculty. Its 2019 budget is approximately $3.1 billion and includes over $650 million in sponsored research. The University is one of the country’s top 20 public universities according to U.S. News & World Report, sustaining more than 40 graduate programs among the top 10 in the nation and four programs ranked #1 (U.S. News, 2018 "Best Graduate Schools"). It has top 10 programs in 12 of its colleges and schools, including such disciplines as business, communication, education, engineering, Earth sciences, humanities, information, law, natural sciences, pharmacy, social work, and the social sciences.  The University awards more than 8,700 bachelor’s degrees annually in more than 170 fields of study and 119 majors. Its student body is one of the most diverse has in the country and it is a national leader in the number of undergraduate degrees awarded to minority students.

 

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The University of Texas at Austin has engaged Opus Partners (www.opuspartners.net) to support the recruitment of this position.  Craig Smith, PhD, Partner, and Katie Dean, Associate Partner, are leading the search. Confidential inquiries, applications, and nominations should be submitted by email to katie.dean@opuspartners.net. For more information about the Office of the Provost and the SVPRM search, please visit https://provost.utexas.edu/searches/svp-for-resource-management.

 

The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, adopted in 2017, guides a wide range of programs designed to advance the University’s objectives in diversity, inclusion, and equity. For more information, please visit http://diversity.utexas.edu/actionplan/.

 

The University of Texas at Austin is a tobacco-free campus; for more information visit http://www.utexas.edu/tobaccofree/.

 

University policy requires that a background check be conducted on the selected candidate. All possible discretion will be exercised to maintain the privacy of applicants through the search process.