Apply Now Clicking "Apply Now" opens the link in a new window.

How to Apply

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 the development and periodic refinement of the enterprise strategic plan, spanning the tripartite mission, including assisting the Executive Vice Deans, Department Chairs, and the leadership of multi-disciplinary segments/programs and other operating units to develop their strategic plans and annual priorities consistent with the enterprise plan.  This individual will also work with the Chief Strategy Officer and Medical Director to develop a clear, standardized planning cycle to translate the enterprise vision into a cascaded, coordinated set of strategic plans for each mission of the AMC, as well as for appropriate segments, that are updated on a periodic basis and are linked with the capital planning and budget cycles.  In this role, the Director for Strategic Planning will develop, lead and mentor a team of strong strategic planners who are largely centralized to promote consistent approaches, definitions, and alignment with the strategic vision, while supporting planning efforts across the organization.


  • Facilitate and prepare strategic plans and business cases for enterprise-wide, and program-specific clinical, teaching, and research priorities and initiatives
  • Evaluate trends and changes in the external and internal environments to anticipate new issues and opportunities for Michigan Medicine and translate into strategic initiatives
  • Assist the Chief Strategy Office and the Department Medical Director in communicating Michigan Medicine’s vision, strategy and priorities to stakeholders across the enterprise
  • Actively “market” Strategic Planning’s scope of services and capabilities across the enterprise to promote awareness and utilization, and actively promote a culture of exceptional customer service within the Department
  • Assist in supporting strategic planning efforts of health system affiliates such as Metro Health in Grand Rapids

Lead in the recruitment of additional strategic planners 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
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a complex, multi-constituency organization
  • Strong understanding of the health care environment and trends, as well as the ability to translate trends into potential strategies
  • Significant experience in health system enterprise strategic planning and service line planning, ideally including specific experience in an academic health center environment
  • Advanced 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.