University of Texas at Austin


Director of Business Services


Full Time

Austin, US

Posted a week ago

About the Job

Salary - $95000 - $95000/Year

Job Posting Title:
Director of Business Services


Hiring Department:
UT High School


Position Open To:
All Applicants


Weekly Scheduled Hours:


FLSA Status:


Earliest Start Date:


Position Duration:
Expected to Continue




Job Details:
General Notes

The university provides employees a competitive benefits package that includes health insurance (premiums covered 100% for full-time benefits-eligible employees), retirement plans, and paid leave, in addition to other programs and services. Additional information is available at

The College of Education, ranked among the top five public colleges of education in the country, promotes the shared values of equity, excellence, innovation, empowerment, and community focus. We view inclusiveness and excellence as being interconnected. Our college welcomes and respects all individuals and communities by valuing and consciously maintaining awareness of diverse perspectives and experiences. We believe inclusivity and equity are critical to fostering excellence in all academic and administrative activities of the college.


Develop, implement, and oversee operations and staff for business services, state financial and PEIMS reporting, and human resources for The University of Texas at Austin High School (UTHS) district in alignment with the requirements of Texas public schools and University policies and procedures. Plan, oversee, and implement business and human resources functions for UTHS’s related services, programs, and partnerships with public school districts and other educational organizations.


Perform as an individual contributor, responsible for the general accounting, reporting, planning, and control and analysis functions for the UT High School public school district and statewide programs. Collaborate with senior leadership in implementing short and long-range strategies and financial plans in support of departmental goals. Develop and produce key metrics and dashboards to help managers and senior leadership evaluate progress. Monitor and analyze accounting data and produce actionable financial reports and statements. Prepare statements, reports, projects, and/or estimates for internal and external groups as requested. Advise directors and senior management on matters that have express or implied effect on budget and personnel. Demonstrate professional judgment and sound decision-making. Serve as the liaison to relevant administrative offices on campus, including Accounting, HR, and Procurement. Coordinate with TEXAS Extended Campus’ Financial Officer as appropriate.

Serve as compliance officer for the UTHS public school district and statewide program. Interpret and ensure compliance with Texas Education Agency Financial Accountability System, University policies and procedures, and state and federal laws and regulations. Develop and communicate policies and procedures to program leaders and staff. Assist with documenting and monitoring internal controls ensuring alignment with fiscal policies and procedures in accordance with federal, state, UT System and University regulations and policy. Respond to audit requests.

Direct and supervise the day-to-day operations of business and human resources team members to ensure accurate and timely development of budgets, financial reports and projections, and processing of transactions related to purchasing and payments, human resources, and contracting. Investigate and resolve HR and budgetary issues. Review and evaluate unit activities and support systems and implement changes to improve and maintain the effectiveness of UTHS operations in coordination with the UTHS and University leadership. Perform tasks as needed to ensure efficiency during peak time periods or shifts in demand. Prepare materials and train staff.

Serve as the relationship manager for all government entities for which UTHS has contracts. Identify and develop new business opportunities with potential government customers at the local, regional and national level to include; local, state, federal and quasi- corporation, sourcing RFPs, and responding to RFPs, RFBs, RFIs, RFQs, etc.. Prepare and submit proposals that accurately and completely provide the needed information to obtain contracts.

Plan and troubleshoot integrations for business and human resource functions with technical systems, including Canvas LMS, Skyward SIS, Workday, and other systems in coordination with UTHS staff and University and external partners to ensure appropriate handling of records and streamline processes. Routinely communicate, provide reports, and perform tasks to support program leaders and staff in achieving goals. Oversee all district PEIMS reporting functions. Perform related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration, or related area. Three years of experience in a leadership position in a K-12 school district. Three years of experience working in K-12 business and human resources. Comprehensive knowledge of Texas K-12 school district financing and governmental accounting. Comprehensive knowledge of PEIMS reporting. Comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices of risk management, employee benefits, payroll, federal/state/local funding for schools, fixed assets, and procurement. Advanced technical knowledge of school finance, budgeting, accounting systems, and economics. Knowledge of K-12 educator certification requirements for positions. Ability to use personal computer and software to develop spreadsheets, perform data analysis, and do word processing. Knowledge of the selection, training, and supervision of personnel. Experience managing staff, work tasks, and projects with efficiency to meet established timelines. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Strong organization and collaboration skills.

Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s or doctoral degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration, or a related field. More than three years of experience working in a leadership position in a K-12 Texas public school district. More than three years of experience working in K-12 business and human resources. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license desirable. Experience as chief financial officer in a K-12 Texas public school district or equivalent experience. Experience working with Skyward SIS.

Salary Range

$95,000 + depending on qualifications

Working Conditions

Usual office environment.

Occasional weekend, overtime, and evening work.

Repetitive use of keyboard at workstation

Required Materials


3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor

Letter of interest

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.


Employment Eligibility:
Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:
The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:
A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:
The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:
If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.


The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197.

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