UT Health San Antonio

UT Health San Antonio

Chief Of Staff

San Antonio, Texas Metropolitan Area
Aug 13, 2022
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Job Summary:

The School of Dentistry's mission is to improve oral health through excellence in education, research, patient care, and community engagement. In support of the school's mission, the Chief of Staff will manage specific initiatives and/or special projects for the Dean. This role provides high level administrative and executive duties concerning the special projects, programs, and Initiatives and collaborates with the Marketing & Communications departments in the creation of executive-level communications including talks, speeches, reports, and presentations.

Job Duties:

  • Interacts on behalf of the Dean with colleagues across the schools and campus to ensure alignment of special projects and initiatives developed or initiated by the Dean.
  • Coordinates and interacts with senior leaders and executives, external affiliate leadership, and other external partners on a diverse range of strategic, operational, and organizational matters as it pertains to the Dean’s work or as directed by the Dean.
  • Works with the Dean to organize, coordinate or execute communications of the Dean's office and directs relative internal/external communications in coordination with the Office of Communications and/or Marketing.
  • Manages the execution of special projects undertaken by the Dean, as well as handling questions, concerns, issues, and requests.
  • Assists to coordinate schedules and prepares itineraries for special meetings/events including executive searches or special visits to the campus for the Dean.
  • Assists the Dean and/or senior administration with the coordination with the strategic management processes or activities critical to achieving strategic planning goals.
  • Prepares and/or contributes with the preparation of reports, proposals, briefing, presentation, and responses on institutional and strategic issues.
  • Provides principal management support resulting in the seamless functioning and management of the Dean’s priorities and/or special projects.
  • Researches and evaluates new initiatives for domestic and international projects.


  • Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Health Administration, Business Administration or Management is required.
  • Master's degree is preferred.


  • Ten (10) years of related experience is required.

Benefits Overview

UT Health San Antonio offers an excellent benefits package for its employees. Employees who work at least 20 hours a week, with an appointment of at least 4.5 months, are eligible for benefits.

Medical- UT SELECT Medical insurance is offered free for employees and administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. Family members can be added to the plan through payroll deduction. Employees and their dependents can also receive discounted copays and coinsurance when using UT Health Physicians, a network of 800 premier physicians including more than 100 specialists.

Dental - Three dental insurance plan options are available for employees and their families through Delta Dental Insurance Company, two PPOs and one dental HMO plan. Both PPO plans allow employees to choose any licensed dentist.

Vision- Fully insured Vision Care benefits are offered by Superior Vision Services. Two vision plan options that offer either standard or enhanced vision benefits. Life Employees receive $40,000 of group term life insurance and $40,000 of basic accidental death and dismemberment insurance for free, with options to purchase additional employee and dependent coverage for both at group rates.

Retirement- Employees are eligible for either the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) or the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP). TRS is a defined benefit retirement plan which UT Health matches employee contributions. ORP is for eligible faculty staff employees. Voluntary retirement programs are also available to invest before- or after-tax dollars with the choice of five quality retirement plan providers.

Time Off- A generous leave program offers multiple paid leave options:

Front-loaded Paid Time Off: 128 to 208 hours (16 to 26 days) of Paid Time Off based on years of service, given at the start of each fiscal year. PTO may be prorated in year one based on date of hire.

Extended Illness Bank: 8 hours (1 day) accrued per month which can be used for illness or injury after one day of Paid Time Off is taken.

Paid Family Leave: Up to 240 hours (6 weeks) to care for a spouse, child, or parent after 6 months of consecutive employment.

Holidays: 12 set paid holidays each year plus three floating holidays, which can be used anytime during the fiscal year.

FSAs- Employees can enroll in flexible spending accounts (FSAs) to set aside money from earnings before taxes for qualifying dependent day care expenses or out-of-pocket health care expenses.

Discounts- Employees enjoy a range of discounts on services, tickets, and gym membership.

UT Health San Antonio is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. It is our policy to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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