Executive Director of Total Rewards

Position Overview

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The University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) seeks an outstanding leader to serve as its next Executive Director of Total Rewards (ED). Reporting to the Associate Vice President for People Excellence (AVP), the ED will oversee the strategic direction, administration, and delivery of compensation programs, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), wellness, and the Employee Services shared service team to ensure a positive and employee-centric total rewards brand. The ED will also set the strategic direction for delivery, communication, and service of UTSA benefits provided through the University of Texas System (UT System). They will oversee the full range of total rewards programs and key processes, managing associated schedules and communications.

The ED will be adept at decision making, possess strong business acumen, be strategic, and will have comfort dealing with ambiguity. They will enjoy mentoring and developing talent while managing a team of 13 people through 4 direct reports. The ED will possess eight years of professional experience in human resources or relevant experience. They will have demonstrated experience in relationship building with all levels of leadership and overseeing employee relations investigations. Team building and mentoring will be important. Experience in a higher education setting is preferred. The ED will work in a hybrid work modality with availability to travel to campus, as necessary. They will possess a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, or related field from an accredited institution. A Master’s degree in Human Resources or related field is preferred as is SHRM-CP/SCP, HRCI-PHR/SPHR, or other relevant certification.

Nominations and Applications

For full consideration, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The review committee will continue its work until an appointment is made.

Candidates should provide:

  • A letter of interest stating how their experience and qualifications connect with the required/preferred characteristics and priorities expressed in the leadership profile,
  • A curriculum vitae, and
  • The names and contact information of five professional references. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the applicant.

Application materials and nominations should be sent electronically to: UTSAED@agbsearch.com

Please direct nominations and inquiries to:

Ms. Monica Burton, Principal, monica.burton@agbsearch.com / (917) 825-2961

Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Plympton, Principal, margaret.plympton@agbsearch.com / (484) 554-4542

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at San Antonio to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetic information, and veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. UTSA campuses are accessible to persons with disabilities.