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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.

Job Summary

The Project Manager role will support the Michigan Medicine Program Management Office (PMO) and specific area initiative teams focused on improving organizational performance and value. This role requires demonstrated experience with healthcare processes and practices and strategic thinking to envision innovative solutions that yield measurable results to operations, patient satisfaction, and outcomes.


  • Under general direction, responsible for the management, performance, and completion of multiple concurrent projects and provides a single point of contact for those projects.
  • Takes projects from original concept through completion, on time and on budget, using appropriate tools.
  • Develops detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, status reports and projections. Maintains effective and transparent documentation.
  • Effectively communicates stakeholder requirements to team members and assigns tasks; communicates project progress to all stakeholders. Establishes and maintains an excellent working relationship with project or initiative teams.
  • Effectively coordinates and facilitates communication planning and deliverables for projects and initiatives. Prepares written communications and presentations for a variety of audiences including senior leadership.
  • Conducts project meetings, as needed, and is responsible for project tracking. Coordinates and collaborates with and/or manages analytical resources as needed.
  • Meets financial objectives by forecasting requirements, prepares budget, schedules expenditures, analyzes variances, and initiates corrective actions.
  • Identifies and assesses issues, risks, and interdependencies, determines system improvements and escalates appropriately.
  • Ensures teams are practicing principles of collaboration, prioritization, and team accountability.
  • Ensures adherence to quality standards and review project deliverables. Provides analytical guidance to the project team.
  • Manages the integration of vendor tasks and tracks and reviews vendor deliverables.
  • Proactively identifies and raises issues and makes recommendations, before such information is requested.
  • Resolves issues and manages changes interventions to achieve project outputs; manages to consensus among stakeholders with disparate viewpoints.
  • Completes audit, evaluation and assessment of results.
  • Coordinates and facilitates delivery of project objectives.
  • Ensures successful implementation of project plans with owners.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least 4 to 5 years of considerable progressively responsible experience in project management.
  • Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management, techniques and tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead all project management processes from project planning to closeout.
  • Proven experience in strategic planning, risk management, and change management.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams and achieve results, on time and on budget.
  • Strong relationship-building skills, including the demonstrated ability to build consensus among a decentralized stakeholder base. Strong team orientation and ability to manage in complex organizations.
  • Demonstrated initiative, problem solving, and influence and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and demonstrate flexibility and commitment to embracing change.
  • Highly analytical and has the ability to translate analyses into actionable information for decision making at all levels within the Health System, and to tell the story.
  • Detail-oriented and able to bring structure to an unstructured environment.
  • Ability to analyze, compare and evaluate various courses of action and have the authority to make independent decisions on matters of significance, free from immediate directions, within the scope of their responsibilities.
  • Experience with date management software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and Project.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in business administration, higher education administration, public administration, or engineering.
  • At least five years of experience in a project management role in a consulting setting, academic medical center, major teaching hospital, or health insurance company.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI).
  • Broad understanding of current trends in the health care (e.g., regulatory environment, payment systems, etc.) and higher education industries.
  • Lean training/certification and knowledge of lean thinking concepts in planning and operations analysis, and/or Six Sigma training and experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with data analysis, key performance indicators and dashboard development.
  • Experience working with data systems such as SharePoint, PeopleSoft, Hyperion, etc.
  • Experience with statistical packages and other advanced analytic tools.

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday

Work Locations

2301 Commonwealth Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI  48105

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.