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Job Summary

The University of Michigan Medical School is seeking an experienced Senior Director to lead the Medical School faculty affairs administrative team.
Reporting jointly to the Medical School's Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and the Executive Director for Administration and Chief Operating Officer, candidates for this position are expected to exhibit strong leadership skills and demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively within a complex organization. 
The Office of Faculty Affairs is responsible for a range of services to support faculty holding appointments at the Medical School.  The office oversees implementation of all faculty personnel processes, policies, and procedures; provides counsel and advice to  leadership on personnel matters; and leads the development and maintenance of faculty compensation structures, personnel policies and procedures.  This individual will also partner closely with finance to lead our strategic efforts regarding faculty economics and planning.
The senior director will oversee all administrative operations of the office and execute strategic initiatives that are aligned with overall Medical School and Michigan Medicine objectives.   This position will establish a service orientated partnership with the Medical School's 29 academic departments on all aspects of faculty affairs administration.
The senior director serves as a member of the Medical School Administration's senior staff leadership team.  Medical School Administration is a cohesive group of individuals who value one another and reach new heights by leveraging one another's strengths.  The right candidate will thrive in this team orientated environment.


Operational Accountability
  • Partner with the Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs to provide broad executive administrative leadership to the Faculty Affairs Office and to implement strategic objectives that align with the overall strategic direction of the Medical School
  • Provide administrative leadership for faculty affairs core functions, including:  appointments and promotions, compensation structures and policies, effort reporting and immigration compliance.
  • Provide leadership on strategic faculty economics and planning workstreams.
  • Partner with Medical School finance on compensation analytics and benchmarking.
  • Partner with the Medical School's academic departments on all faculty affairs administrative processes with a service-orientated approach.
  • Provide leadership to improve business operations and analytics. 
  • Manage the unit's financial performance, human resources and services to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Model Michigan Medicine institutional values. Build collaborative relationships and promote a culture of trust, teamwork, service, and excellence.
  • Stay apprised of current issues affecting an academic medical center, understand how these may impact the unit, and adjust strategy accordingly. 
Leadership Competencies
  • 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 strategic direction, prioritization and support to achieve results. 
  • Identifies issues 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.

Required Qualifications*

  • Knowledge of higher education faculty support services.
  • Progressive success leading administrative and analytic functions.
  • Masters Degree in Health or Business Administration, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to present and gain acceptance of ideas and proposals.
  • Demonstrated strength in verbal and written communication.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Demonstrated leadership in achieving high levels of employee engagement
  • Demonstrated experience in managing challenging relationships in a complex, matrix environment 

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Work Locations

Main Medical Campus, Ann Arbor (Med Sci I)

Additional Information

The mission of Michigan Medicine is to improve 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. With annual revenues of approximately $3 billion, Michigan Medicine ranks as one of the top academic health centers in the country, and is committed to providing exceptional patient care, facilitating groundbreaking research and developing the next generation of physicians and scientists. Michigan Medicine consists of the Hospitals, Health Centers and Clinics, the University of Michigan Medical School and its Medical Group, and the Michigan Health Corporation.
Is This Job Right for You?   
This job might be right for you if you:
  • Thrive in working in a fast-paced environment
  • Maintain a high level of focus and energy
  • Understand the value in creating and fostering a strong team
  • Support every member of the team fully and put the team's needs first
  • Enjoy presenting information to diverse groups 
  • Feel comfortable offering support and expressing ideas to leadership individuals
  • Enthusiastically provide high quality customer service, and are proactive and nimble in finding solutions

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.