ABOUT UT SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center ranks among the top academic medical centers in the world. Its faculty members – who are responsible for a broad array of groundbreaking biomedical research advances – are respected for their dedication to teaching and patient care. The medical center has four degree-granting institutions: UT Southwestern Medical School, UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, UT Southwestern School of Health Professions and the UT Southwestern School of Public Health. The schools train about 3,700 medical, graduate, and allied health students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows each year.
UT Southwestern was named one of the Top 5 Best Organizations for Leadership Development (BOLD) Award winners by the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) in 2022. The NCHL conducts a survey of health care organizations across the U.S. every other year to assess all components of organizations’ efforts to prepare and develop leaders.
A great medical center offers outstanding patient care in addition to fine teaching and innovative research. We emphasize compassionate medical treatment. UT Southwestern’s physicians are equipped to bring the latest laboratory findings to each patient. We provide inpatient care to nearly 117,000 people and oversee approximately 3 million outpatient visits annually. UT Southwestern has approximately 21,000 employees and an operating budget of approximately $4.1 billion.
The Assistant Director, Strategic Initiatives position supports executive level teams and leaders across the Academic Affairs organization. Assists with project management and execution of strategic plans for Academic Affairs at the Institutional and/or School level of the organization working under minimal supervision to direct, plan, manage, and develop short and long-term strategic goals.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
· Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
· Six (6) years of experience in a Dean’s or Provost’s Office environment.
· Additional years of directly related experience may be considered in lieu of stated degree.
· Plans, directs, and manages short and long-term goals of institutional leaders at either the School or institutional Academic Affairs level.
· Develops and analyzes new strategic initiatives, process improvement plans, and tracks achievement of major project milestones.
· Develops and monitors key operational metrics and performance and serves as a main point of contact.
· Responds to legislative data requests, as well as urgent requests from the Dean or Executive Vice President and Provost.
· Serves as leader within the School or institutional Academic Affairs office for problem resolution with departments.
· Provides direction regarding web and print communications.
· Partners with the executive leaders to manage communications, tasks, presentations, and project plan updates.
· Ensures compliance with applicable state and federal laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
· Performs other duties as assigned.
To learn more about the benefits UT Southwestern offers, visit https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/employees/hr-resources/
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information. UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. As an equal opportunity employer, UT Southwestern prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or veteran status. To learn more, please visit: https://jobs.utsouthwestern.edu/why-work-here/diversity-inclusion