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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

In conjunction with the Chief Strategy Officer and the Medical Director for Strategic Planning, this individual will have lead responsibility for assisting Michigan Medicine leadership in implementing key strategic planning initiatives as well as ongoing coordination and integration with health system affiliates.  This individual’s overarching responsibility will be to ensure a smooth implementation and transition to day-to-day operations for each element of the organization’s strategy and each member of its growing statewide network of affiliates and clinical collaborators.  In this role, the Director for Strategy Implementation will develop, lead and mentor a team of strong project managers partnered with appropriate medical directors and in coordination with key operational leaders and physician liaisons to support Michigan Medicine’s goals and growth objectives across its tripartite mission of clinical care, research and education


  • Actively participate in all strategic planning and business development initiatives of the Department in order to ensure the successful implementation of those efforts
  • In collaboration with the Chief Strategy Officer and Medical Director for Strategic Planning, create a defined framework for how implementation efforts will be organized and managed
  • Lead a team of strong project managers to:
    • Support implementation of established strategic plans and tactics, at both the enterprise level for all elements of the mission, and for specific services and programs
    • Support post-closing implementation and operational integration of new affiliates (both hospital and physician group practices) joining the health system
    • Support implementation of various joint ventures, professional services arrangements and other clinical collaborations with other providers across the state of Michigan
    • Serve as a liaison to, and actively support the needs of, existing health system affiliates (e.g., Metro Health and MidMichigan Health) in their interaction with the academic medical center
    • Work with Michigan Medicine leadership to support implementation and operational integration of established quality and safety infrastructure, along other enterprise-wide services, across existing and new health system affiliates
  • Assist the Chief Strategy Officer and the Department Medical Director in communicating Michigan Medicine’s vision, strategy and priorities to stakeholders across the enterprise
  • Actively “market” the Department’s scope of support services and capabilities across the enterprise to promote awareness and utilization, and actively promote a culture of exceptional customer service within the Department

Lead in the recruitment of additional implementation managers to the Department and collaborate with other department leaders in the development of an effective, well-run, highly service-oriented department

Required Qualifications*

A strong candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • A Master's degree in Business Administration or Health Services Administration or an equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary, with at least 7 years of progressive health care leadership or consulting/advisory experience, ideally with academic medical centers in particular
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a complex, multi-constituency organization
  • Strong understanding of the health care environment and trends
  • Significant experience implementing health system growth strategies and service line strategies, facilitating integration among members of a health system, and project managing complex work streams
  • Strong financial acumen and advanced project management capabilities
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills that enable comfortable interaction with key stakeholders at all levels, including senior executives, physicians, operational leaders, and potential partners
  • Strong ability to organize and prioritize in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment with success at simultaneously managing a variety of complex projects
  • Must be able to assume a high degree of independent functioning demonstrating prudent decision making, autonomy and flexibility

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.