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Job Summary

The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) is seeking a Senior Project Manager to plan, implement and deliver professional development opportunities as well as provide relevant materials and resources to foster the career advancement and enhancement for underrepresented learners.  The candidate will lead the team of Pathways and Learners program managers and will have the responsibility for overseeing the success of the pipeline programs and related activities.  The selected candidate will manage, adapt, and develop ongoing evaluations assessing the needs and effectiveness of OHEI pipeline services and activities that they oversee; collect and analyze relevant data to create regular reports. 


The selected candidate will provide leadership and high-level special programming support for the Academic Medical Center’s Office for Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) in its goal to promote inclusion throughout the health system’s clinical, educational and research missions.  The candidate will support the recruitment, engagement and retention of those in the pipeline.  The candidate will act as a coach and advocate for learners, and whenever appropriate, they will provide academic and career counseling as well as referrals to other resources.

Under supervision of the Director, this individual will work collaboratively and act as a liaison between OHEI and other University academic units and staff to implement OHEI initiatives and activities.

The individual will also assume the primary role in planning and coordinating and communicating about OHEI’s pipeline programs focused on diversity, health equity, and inclusion; identify existing and develop future programming for learners; and coordinate and develop program evaluations.

The candidate will provide leadership to the Pathways and Learners program managers and will directly oversee and provide responsibility for the success of the summer pipeline programs within OHEI. The pipeline programs are the Career Development Academy(CDA), the Undergrad Research Academy (URA) and the Summer Pre-College Exposure Academy (SPEA).

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree work or preparation in pre-health course work or related field; and least 3 years of full time, progressively responsible work experience in higher education environment specifically related to the planning, developing and delivering pipeline services. 

Previous demonstrated supervisory and/or leadership experience.

Able to influence and present to all levels of individuals and groups.

Ability to work collegially and obtain the cooperation of other Academic Medical Center and University personnel in completing work.

Significant and demonstrated experience in data analysis, and progress reports that will advance OHEI activities.  The candidate will have a thorough knowledge of instructional technologies, learning and digital resources.

Possess a reputation of sound judgement, integrity, confidentiality, effectiveness and in a timely fashion with diverse constituents and stakeholders.  They will be culturally sensitive and mindful of professional standards and demeanor.

Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills; including the ability and commitment to working with a diverse community of faculty, staff, learners and visitors of the OHEI, UMMS and the Academic Medical Center.

Forward thinking, excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to interact in a professional and courteous manner. Candidate must show the ability to work effectively and efficiently, both as a member of a team and independently. 

Detail oriented team-player who is able to work independently with the ability to facilitate relationships with multiple and diverse stakeholders between various schools and colleges on campus and the community to successfully accomplish program objectives.

Organizational and time commitment skills sufficient to handle multiple tasks, manage multiple projects, prioritize workload, and meet deadlines.

Adhere to high standards of teamwork by demonstrating adaptability, flexibility, and consistently sharing information and resources with others

Demonstrated attention to detail and ability to prioritize for maximum productivity.

Able to work with faculty, leaders, learners, staff, alumni, and community members from diverse, underrepresented, and medically underserved backgrounds.

Ability to work well under pressure, with proven time management skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a dynamic environment and to organize complex information.

Awareness and understanding of multiple facets of diversity:  cultural, ethnic, racial, religious, gender, educational, age, sexual orientation, linguistic, professional, and other differences that make us unique.

Passion for the mission/vision/goals of the university’s diversity, equity and inclusion commitment and the realization of the positive impact it can have in engaging employees in a high performance culture.

Desired Qualifications*

Master’s degree or higher in counseling, social work, public health, higher education;

Experience and research interests in the area of diversity, equity, health equity, inclusion science and community engagement in healthcare and in the workplace.

Knowledge of Academic Medical Center policy, procedures and regulations, particularly those specifically related to Michigan Medicine and its mission, vision and values.


Additional Information

Work Schedule

8-4:30 Monday through Friday, 40hrs


Supervision received from Office for Health Equity and Inclusion Director. Project manager senior will provide supervision to Pathways program managers.

Background Screening

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.

Mission Statement

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.

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.