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Associate Director, Service Center - Academic Enterprise - 65882

Location: Galveston, TX
Post Date: 5/16/2019
Min Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and 5 years of experience in a university, academic medical/health center, or business environment, particularly in a project management transactional role.

Job Description
           The Associate Director, Service Center – Academic Enterprise is responsible for the overall development, maintenance, processing and management of the operations for the Service Center and associated transactional duties.  The incumbent will oversee and be responsible for effective operational and resource allocation, management and communication within the Service Center, AE faculty and staff members and AE Leadership.  The Associate Director of the Service Center for the Academic Enterprise reports directly to the Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the AE.  This position will collaborate with Provost Administration, AE leaders and Institutional partners to ensure sustainable operations for the AE.

Salary Range

Salary is commensurate with experience.

This position is a Band Code AP14.

Specific Job Related Duties


  • Operations
    • Oversee and manage operations of a complex shared services operation, including transactional and service components
    • Set and manage expectations with team members and stakeholders
    • Delegate tasks and responsibility to appropriate team members
    • Manage customer concerns that have escalated through and established service hierarchy
    • Develop best practice processes and standard operating procedures for each Service Center area
    • Ensure that critical transactional deadlines are met
    • Create and maintain an engaging, collaborative, and performance-focused work environment that also values a culture of health, safety and diversity
    • Coach and develop staff
    • Promote a learning organization that facilitate development of functional expertise, quality management, employee satisfaction and customer service
    • Lead a team-based department that is pro-active and anticipatory, innovative and creative, flexible and adaptable as well as efficient and effective 
  • Continuous Quality Improvement
    • Serve as a champion for process improvements – including business process reengineering and technological innovation – that support service enhancements and cost reduction
    • Develop an ongoing quality improvement plan, including the implementation of new, value-added services in the Service Center.  Ensure that these improvements occur by agreed-upon deadlines
    • Ensure that business processes are appropriately documented and contain sufficient controls
    • Address project bottlenecks, roadblocks and other challenges that keep implementations moving forward
    • Proactively manage changes in implementation score, identify potential crises and develop contingency plans
  • Communication
    • Communicate the center’s vision and implementation plan, in alignment with the university mission and strategic plan
    • Meet with faculty and staff to discuss issues and gather information
    • Facilitate development of a user-friendly website
    • Implement reporting that shows business unit activities in clear concise manners with supporting details available
  • Service Excellence
    • Manage a service excellence culture that is responsive, respectful, and clear through both electronic and in-person contact points
    • Ensure that staff possess expert knowledge for their responsibilities, and ensure that services are user-friendly and cost-effective
    • Track milestones and provide deliverables to stakeholders.  Facilitate decisions and keep projects on track to meet agreed deadlines
    • Measure process impacts and customer satisfaction. Communicate Service Center impact and analyze results to identify additional opportunities for improvement
  • Training
    • Direct the development of training and, when appropriate, deliver training for Service Center customers sand staff members


  • Performs related duties as assigned.


  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to plan, develop, implement and execute projects and strategic initiatives
  • Ability to provide strong leadership and manage staff
  • Capable of automating and streamlining processes
  • Excellent knowledge of management principles, organizational and management skills, analytical ability to organize and present data and information to senior administration that demonstrates trends, progress to goals and other key metrics
  • Knowledge of and ability to function in a collaborative and participatory management environment
  • Proven track record of engendering confidence and in working effectively with individuals at all levels of an organization
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable internal and external controls, regulations, policies, procedures and coordinates with all parties involved as needed
  • Ability to be attentive to the details of daily operations while understanding the importance of proper delegation
  • An ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously, e.g., a parallel processor
  • Work collaboratively as a member of the Provost Administration Team and of the Academic Enterprise toward the achievement of its goals and objectives

Preferred Work Experience
  • PeopleSoft HCM and FMS
  • State travel regulations
  • Strong customer service skills

Closing Statement

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Equal Employment Opportunity
UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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