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Job Summary

The Mission of Global REACH is to facilitate health research, education, and collaboration among University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS) faculty and students, and our global partners for the benefit of communities worldwide. Global REACH is focused on four key goals:

  1. To enable students, trainees, and faculty to develop high-impact careers in global health
  2. To create partnerships that allow our medical school community to collaborate synergistically to improve global health
  3. To advance education and research in global health, particularly on the “science of collaboration,” while cultivating a community of educators and scholars
  4. To demonstrate the value of global health initiatives to the medical school and the University of Michigan

The Program Manager will help to advance Global REACH’s emerging and ongoing initiatives in China that provide opportunities for learners and faculty in the medical school.  The University of Michigan Medical School has a long history of collaboration with Chinese partners, both at the individual and institutional level.  These partnerships provide unique opportunities for our learners to observe and learn about healthcare delivery in a system that is vastly different from our own US healthcare system, and allow our faculty to collaborate with scientists to address health concerns that are critical to patient populations in both the US and China.   Working under the direction of our China Programs Director, this individual will support efforts to develop and manage these important relationships and programs, including support of our Joint Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, a robust partnership with the Peking University Health Sciences Center (PUHSC) that currently supports 40 collaborative projects conducted by investigators at UMMS and PUHSC. This vital position offers unique opportunities to work with students, faculty and staff across the medical school, as well as to interact with visiting national and international dignitaries.

Responsibilities*

The Program Manager’s responsibilities include (but are not limited to) assisting the China Program Director to:

  • Manage educational exchange programs with several partner institutions in China
    • Working with Program Directors, facilitate evaluation of applicant pool and select candidates to participate in the interview process
    • Organize and administer the interview process to select trainees for UM training programs
    • Oversee on-boarding process to integrate Chinese trainees into UM faculty members’ labs
    • Monitor and evaluate trainee progress; assess whether trainee is getting appropriate support and mentorship, evaluate progress toward expected milestones, and (if needed) work with Director to develop and implement interventions to ensure trainee achieves adequate progress
    • Conduct program annual reports; survey mentors and mentees on an annual basis and make recommendations for program improvements to Global REACH leadership and Chinese partner institutions based on the data collected
    • Work with China Program Director to conceptualize and deliver an Executive Training Program to hospital and medical school leadership from partner institutions in China
  • Support day-to-day operations for the Joint Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (JI)
    • Assist in creating business itineraries for Chinese visitors and dignitaries
    • Assist in selection of collaborative research projects by issuing annual request for proposals, facilitating review process, issuing award notifications and overseeing account setup
    • Manage a complex dashboard of data for each collaborative project that includes data such as IRB submission and approval dates, number of patients enrolled on studies, number of samples collected and analyzed, data on resulting publications and grant submissions, educational exchanges, etc. that is used to track progress toward expected goals as well as returns on investment
    • Financial management and report:Monitor expenditures on all JI pilot projects and cores; produce monthly status reports; assist in preparing annual budget, and prepare annual financial report of combined activity at UM and PUHSC to guide decision-making at JI annual leadership meeting
    • Event Planning:Work with China Programs Director and Global REACH team to plan annual JI symposium, as well as other China Program-related events
  • Contribute to strategic planning and implementation of new initiatives:
    • Establish mechanisms to track data and knowledge gained about policies, programs and possibilities related to collaborative efforts with partners in greater Asian areas (China, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, India, etc).
    • As directed, conduct in-depth analyses of emerging issues that impact partnerships in China
    • Consult with China Program Director and Global REACH leadership on use of data to guide decisions and strategic planning
  • Represent China Program Director to UM community and international partners as needed
  • Support other Global REACH initiatives as needed.This may include representing the China Program Director to UM community and international partners, supporting other student exchanges, staffing events, participating in quality improvement efforts, etc.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of professional experience
  • Fluency with written and verbal Mandarin language
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated project management, initiative and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and with flexibility to adapt to change

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in public health, business administration, or information science
  • Previous professional experience in global health
  • Knowledge of University practices, rules and regulations

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.