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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 Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE) seeks an experienced administrator who will bring leadership, expertise, and passion to the educational programs and supportive services of the Curriculum Services unit.  The successful candidate will provide oversight and direction to the faculty and staff within the unit, while working to advance strategic initiatives to enhance the academic, instructional, and curricular support programs for medical students. 


     Administrative Leadership

  • Provide leadership, visioning, strategic planning, and oversight to the administrative operations of the Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE) – Curriculum Services unit.
  • Streamline and align roles/responsibilities of units, staff and resources in order to best deliver existing and new curricular programming, such as:  production of the academic calendar, curriculum meeting schedules, scheduling and administration of all 8 curricular elements (Scientific and Clinical Trunk, Doctoring, Branches, Paths of Excellence, Leadership, Interprofessional Clinical Experience, Interprofessional Education, and M-Home), provision of online academic resources and syllabi/course-pack production, curricular committee meeting support (Curriculum Operations Subcommittee, Curriculum Policy Committee), faculty teaching effort surveys and reports, and IT resources (e.g. Canvas, MSIS applications, Oasis, etc.).
  • Hire, train, and supervise assigned staff, foster a team-oriented culture, maintain and share information with colleagues, complete mid-year and end-of-year performance evaluations, provide timely feedback and establish individualized professional development plans. 
  • Lead retreats and meetings using input from Curriculum Services staff and education staff within departments (e.g. Clinical Clerkships, Health Information Technology Services); plan and develop processes for curriculum mapping, enhancing the learning environment, connecting learning objectives and content across curricular elements, and identify and address emerging issues. Organize and help run annual OMSE staff and faculty professional development trainings in areas like communication and connection, process improvement and waste reduction, organization and accountability, etc. 
  • Partner with Assistant Dean for Curriculum and OMSE Administrative Director to plan, forecast, and develop budgets for existing and new curricular elements.  Assist with OMSE fiscal stewardship by maintaining established central supply cost controls, managing existing vendor contracts, and approving expense reports.  Manage Educational Value Unit documentation and become versant in funds flow to departments for teaching.


     Curriculum Management and Review

  • Co-chair of the Curriculum Operations Subcommittee, and serve as an ad-hoc member of the Scientific Trunk Operations Committee, Branches Operations Committee, Competency Committees, and the Curriculum Policy Committee.
  • Provide stakeholder-level input to the OMSE Administrative Director, Director of Student Services, and Medical School Registrar to help with identifying the impact of the new curriculum on enrollment, academic calendars, leave-of-absences (e.g. dual degree, research leaves), student transcripts, and medical school term transitions.
  • Oversee teams assigned to tracking procedures to ensure follow-up of action items identified by curriculum review; communicate action items to curriculum governance committees to ensure appropriate implementation and monitoring.
  • Advise Health Information Technology Services and application development team on the creation/purchase and development of processes for implementation of IT systems in support of ongoing and new curricular elements. 
  • Oversee staff responsible for directing maintenance, management, renewal, and appropriate archiving of curriculum information in the following databases:  Ilios Curriculum Management System, Oasis, M-Pathways, Canvas, iSeek, and Faculty Effort Reporting, CLTP patient encounter tracking.
  • Provide Senior Associate Dean for Education and Global Initiatives, Associate Dean for Medical Student Education, Medical Student Education Assistant Deans, and Curriculum Committees with reports on curricular topics and processes to inform their decision-making using curricular database and appropriate benchmarking reports.
  • Provide ongoing compliance with and CQI of topics in LCME standards 6,7,8, and 9 (curriculum and curriculum administration).


      Curriculum Innovation

  • Partner with faculty to lead curriculum innovation planning and implementation. Develop processes and metrics to facilitate review of new curricular elements and inform both on-time and future CQI actions.
  • Partner with the Assistant Dean of Curriculum to help faculty cultivate outstanding instructional skills, applying evidence based educational change principles.
  • Co-author submissions to and attend regional, national, and international conferences to present UMMS curriculum innovations, network with peers, and further refine professional skill sets.

    Required Qualifications*

    1. Bachelors degree required, masters degree preferred.
    2. Proven ability to work as a collaborative member of a division leadership team.
    3. Proven ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, direct reports, and peers across a complex organization.
    4. Past experience partnering with faculty leadership to develop, plan, and communicate strategic direction for a unit or division.
    5. At least 4 years of experience with supervision and mentoring/development of staff.
    6. At least 4 years of experience and/or training in medical education and instructional methodologies.
    7. Past experience with faculty / staff training and development, and presentations to professional associations.

    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.