University Economic Development Association

Executive Director, Business Community Resilience


Title   Executive Director, Business Community Resilience
Organization / Institution   University of Texas at San Antonio
City, State   San Antonio, TX


  • Will Provide specialized skill, management and administration of federal grants, including but not limited to the Southwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center Program in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and New Mexico.
  • Plan, implement and execute Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program according to grant requirements.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with private sector companies, industry organizations, community managers, elected officials and other entities engaged in business stabilization and resilience.
    Manage programs and activities ensuring compliance with budgets, University policies and grant and contract regulations
  • Compile data, prepare and submit period progress reports and other documents for submission to granting agencies, executive management and program stakeholders.Monitor, review and evaluate monthly program activities and impact, creating a process of continuous improvement.
    Collaborate with other UTSA departments, institutes, schools to address potential programming in the business resilience practice.
  • Propose new programming and services based on needs analysis and research.
  • Develop, maintain and monitor grant budget to ensure that expenditures are reasonable and allowable per granting agencies.
  • Communicate and coordinate with federal offices to ensure successful implementation of TAA program.
    Coordinate activities with other regional Trade Adjustment Assistance Centers.
  • Hire, train, supervise, develop and evaluate staff.
  • Pursue assistance opportunities with funders beyond the federal government.
  • Responsible for all resource management and supervision within the Business and Community Resilience Center.
  • Prepare and disseminate quarterly, annual and other reports as requested.
  • Prepare funding proposals and budgets.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Provide technical assistance services to clients

Posting End Date

Open Until Filled


Commensurate with experience

Hours per Week

40.00 Standard from 8:00AM to 5:00PM

Purpose of Position

Responsible for administration of federal grants, delivery of client services to manufacturers, development of funding proposals, control of budget preparation, budget and expenditures, and coordination of marketing and information programs to State and local governments.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Business Administration, Public Administration, Urban Studies, or related field.
  • Seven years of progressively responsible experience in financial and/or grant management, manufacturing, or related business with at least three years in a supervisory capacity in economic/business development services
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations including those whose first language is not English and other under-served populations


Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Business Administration, Public Administration, Urban Studies, or related field.
  • Ten years of progressively responsible experience in financial and/or grant management in an economic/business development program and at least five years in a supervisory capacity.
  • Additional Information

This is a benefits eligible, grant funded position, and is contingent upon continuation of funding.
UTSA is a tobacco-free campus.

UTSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they are eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire.

At the discretion of the hiring department, this position posting may be closed once a sufficient number of qualified applications has been received.

EO/AA Statement

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 without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The UTSA campus is accessible to persons with disabilities.

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University Economic Development Association

PO Box 97930 Pittsburgh, PA 15227 216.200.UEDA (8332)