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Job Summary

The Section of Pediatric Surgery is looking for an energetic, qualified candidate for the position of Administrative Assistant Senior Healthcare. This position will support multiple faculty members as well as support general office needs throughout the Section. The Administrative Assistant must exercise considerable discretion in matters of a highly sensitive or confidential nature, possess highly developed organizational and communication skills, demonstrate a high level of problem solving and service excellence, and work well in a fast-paced, team-based environment.


  • Provide general administrative support for faculty within the Section
  • Maintain electronic calendars and initiate, coordinate, and schedule meetings
  • Assist in planning faculty travel arrangements
  • Process financial transactions (expense reports and non-PO vouchers) and reconcile faculty accounts
  • Maintain faculty records (CV, CME credits, credentials)
  • Initiate, compose, and edit correspondence regarding matters of a sensitive or confidential nature meeting time-sensitive deadlines
  • Completion of general data entry and reporting
  • Provide backup and cross-coverage for other Administrative Assistants
  • General office support and other administrative duties as assigned

Required Qualifications*

  • High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • 5+ years of work experience
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle a variety of tasks, set priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to problem solve and make independent judgments
  • Ability to work as a team member

Desired Qualifications*

  • Demonstration of progressive responsibility throughout career
  • 7+ years of high level administrative experience
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft applications

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.