A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The mission of the University of Michigan Medical School is to transform health through bold and innovative education, discovery and service. This mission is supported by a set of strategic pillars defining our commitment to people, discovery, education, care and service.
The Department of Biological Chemistry in the University of Michigan Medical School is home to an outstanding portfolio of discovery science and educational programs for graduate, post-graduate, medical and undergraduate trainees. Biochemistry is foundational to all of biomedicine and a high priority area for the Medical School. Work in this department spans a wide range of topics including among others RNA biomedicine, gene expression, CRISPR biology, biochemical signaling and mechanism, metabolism, organelle biology, and more. Information about the department can be found at https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/biological-chemistry.
The Department of Biological Chemistry at Michigan Medicine is looking for a Chief Department Administrator (CDA). The CDA will partner with the Department Chair to manage departmental operations and implement strategic initiatives that are aligned with the overall vision of Michigan Medicine.
The CDA has additional accountability to the Medical School’s Executive Director for Administration and Chief Operating Officer for academic activities.
Partners with the Department Chair and the leadership team to align departmental goals with the Michigan Medicine strategy, and implement a plan to accomplish these goals.
Manages the department’s financial performance, human resources, service agreements with internal and external stakeholders, research administration, space utilization, and educational administrative activities.
Partners with the Department Chair in all areas of faculty affairs including appointment and faculty satisfaction. Partners with faculty affairs in the Dean’s Office of the medical school and medical school finance for faculty economics and planning.
Provides guidance and mentorship to faculty in administrative roles.
Stays apprised of current issues affecting an academic medical center, understands how these may impact the department, and adjusts strategy accordingly.
Collaborates to create a shared vision, effectively communicates the vision and inspires stakeholders to build consensus.
Creates value for a diverse community by fostering a climate of service excellence.
Leads innovation and change through the application of lean thinking philosophy, tools and techniques to increase operational efficiencies.
Fosters and supports diverse teams and provides a work climate that is inclusive and elicits a high level of team engagement.
Collaborates and builds inclusive relationships with appropriate stakeholders and models respect, recognition, helpfulness and collaboration.
Coaches and develops others and provides professional development support. Develops talent with both the individual and organizational needs in mind.
Develops a culture of accountability, provides the team with the strategic direction, prioritization and support in order to achieve results.
Identifies problems and involves appropriate individuals to reach resolution.
Leads in the alignment of Michigan Medicine culture by being organizationally astute and leveraging processes and relationships to succeed.
Adapts oneself in a complex environment, adjusting as required and always engaging in self-reflection, continual learning and growth.
Acts with courage and confidence to encourage creative thinking, seize opportunities, demonstrate personal conviction and convey an optimistic outlook.
Communicates effectively to a multitude of audiences, using the appropriate medium/s of communication at the appropriate time in order to elicit feedback, share information and construct messaging that will have the maximum impact on others.
Michigan Medicine values a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to the development and maintenance of a positive and inclusive environment.
MBA, MPH or equivalent combination of education and experience.
5+ years of experience in a related field.
Significant supervisory experience.
Demonstrated ability to present and gain acceptance of ideas and proposals.
Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting and data analysis.
Demonstrated strength in verbal and written communication.
Demonstrated ability to be an effective leader in a complex and dynamic organization.
Knowledge of funds flow in the organization.
Experience in managing research and grant activity and knowledge of pre- and post- award management and research compliance.
Experience in managing gift funds and other financial assets.
Experience in developing and preparing contracts and proposals.
Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.
Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.