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Job Summary

The vision of the Adolescent Health Initiative (AHI) is to transform the healthcare landscape to optimize adolescent and young adult health and well-being. We are looking for an experienced Program Specialist to help us achieve this vision. This position will implement the award-winning Adolescent Champion model with state health departments, health systems, and organizations across multiple states. The Program Specialist will oversee Adolescent Champion recruitment, training, assessment, and continuous quality improvement for participating cohorts of primary care and school-based health centers. This position will collaborate to develop new trainings, resources, and quality improvement models to expand AHI’s program offerings on adolescent primary care, sexual health, and mental health to a national audience of health care providers and youth-serving professionals. AHI will provide on-the-job training, but an ideal candidate should have experience providing training, coaching, or technical assistance to healthcare providers and youth-serving professionals.  The Program Specialist should possess strong organizational and communication skills and enjoy working as part of a dynamic interdisciplinary team.


  1. Oversee recruitment for Adolescent Champion health centers across multiple states
  2. Conduct Adolescent-Centered Environment Assessment Process (ACE-AP) to improve policies, practices, and services for adolescent patients at participating health centers
  3. Provide training, coaching and capacity building assistance to health care providers and staff Adolescent Champion model and adolescent-centered care
  4. Assist with continuous quality improvement, including quantitative and qualitative evaluation of programs and services
  5. Develop trainings, resources, and quality improvement models on adolescent primary care, sexual health, and mental health for national audience
  6. Present at summits and national conferences, including 3-5 out of state events per year
  7. Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications*

Master’s degree in health education, public health, social work, healthcare administration or related field

3 years of experience in a healthcare setting, community-based organization, or health department

Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and achieve project objectives 

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as part of a team

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Ability to participate in national travel 3-5 times per year    

Desired Qualifications*

Expertise is adolescent primary care, sexual health, or mental health

Experience developing trainings, webinars, or curriculum

Experience providing technical assistance to health care providers or other customers

Experience with data collection, evaluation, or quality improvement initiatives

Training or experience using Motivational Interviewing or other coaching techniques

Experience with quality improvement initiatives in healthcare settings

Experience delivering trainings or presenting at conferences

Microsoft Office Suite expertise

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.

Background Screening

Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

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.