Senior Administrative Manager - Children's Learning Institute

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Senior Administrative Manager - Children's Learning Institute

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Category: Professional/Managerial

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 240001US

Position Summary:

Responsible for the daily business operational and financial management of a large organizational unit or

service line. Ensures compliance to the fiscal, budgetary, personnel, and operational systems established by

university, departmental, program, and grant guidelines. Makes complex business process decisions requiring

comprehensive knowledge, discretion and independent judgment of a wide range of regulations, policies,

procedures and business practices. Additional guidance may be provided with a detailed position description.

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Manages the day to day business and financial processes, trends past performance and forecasts future financials.

  2. Manages the Human Resources activities for direct reports and department staff in regards to: recruiting and selection, hiring and termination, training, professional development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and salary plan. May manage Faculty recruitment process.

  3. Regularly handles confidential information and sensitive issues.

  4. Manages faculty and staff files, as well as weekly time reports, vacations, sick leaves, and time and effort reports. Approves all department/division expenditures.

  5. Reviews and obtains necessary approvals for all personnel action forms regarding appointments, promotions, separations, salary actions, fund source changes, and other types of personnel action.

  6. Ensures actions are processed accurately and in a timely manner in the human resources and financial management systems.

  7. Monitors open encumbrances. Manages expenditures and provides a report on the budget status as requested. Provides a comparison between actual and budget.

  8. Monitors travel, purchasing, payroll, timekeeping, contracts and grants.

  9. Manages the acquisition of documents needed to monitor adherence to grant or program requirements.

  10. Maintains departmental, unit or service line equipment and space inventories.

  11. Monitors fund sources to verify accuracy to budgetary restrictions. Takes necessary steps to comply with restrictions.

  12. Provides approval of purchase requisitions based on established signature authority guidelines.

  13. Manages and coordinates the daily activities of the department/program through administrative staff.

  14. May create and edit various communications materials for the department/program, which may include printed materials, web site content and/or department newsletters.

  15. Identifies and solves problems independently whether they are fiscal or administrative.

  16. Serves as an internal and external liaison for the department to provide and ensure a smooth, efficient, and appropriate flow of information.

  17. Reviews current processes to determine effectiveness and efficiencies. Implements changes when necessary.

  18. Responds to questions on departmental, unit, service line or system policies and procedures. Ensures knowledge is disseminated to those affected.

  19. May assist in the preparation of the annual budget. Evaluates and implements annual budgets to include all funding sources. Prepares cost studies and management reports reflecting historical financial data and monitoring expenditures against the budget.

  20. Trains entry level support staff. Leads support staff. Assists with interviewing, orientation and scheduling of staff. Performs lower staff performance evaluations.

  21. Serves as a high level administrative liaison with others within and outside assigned areas regarding business and financial issues on purchasing, personnel, facilities and operations.

  22. Responsible for budgets and financial matters assigned by supervisor. Maintains or reconcile financial records/reports with detailed analysis. FMS training with a passing score is required. Limited signature authority.

  23. Advises on financial and business processes, policies and procedures. Drafts business policy and processes as assigned by supervisor.

  24. Responsible for making routine to complex business and financial decisions and judgment calls, and may assist or make recommendations regarding complex or impactful decisions.

  25. Other duties as assigned.


Advanced working knowledge of standard Office Software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook is required.

Advanced working knowledge of University financial systems is preferred(COUPA, Peoplesoft).

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree business related field required. Equivalent level of education and/or experience may substitute for education requirement.

Minimum Experience:

Five (5) years related work experience required.

Prior experience in finance, accounting, business administration or business management required.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.