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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 Department of Psychiatry seeks a motivated and experienced administrative career professional to provide confidential and highly responsible administrative support to a senior faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry who is also the State of Michigan medical director. Basic foundation in administrative and contractual concepts and practices sufficient to enable the incumbent to recommend changes in processes, to devise and install procedures, and to foresee administrative problems and requirements is needed. Responsibilities may evolve over time to match changing needs and priorities. The successful candidate will be able to oversee multiple tasks, respond to many requests, and adapt in a fast-changing and high-pressure work environment.


  • The incumbent will perform advanced, diversified and confidential administrative duties requiring broad and comprehensive experience, outstanding interpersonal skills and knowledge of organization policies and procedures with a high level of accuracy, independence and responsibility.
  • Serve as liaison between UM, the State of Michigan DHHS, and the Center for Forensic Psychiatry
  • Maintain various calendars of a faculty member by scheduling appointments and meetings along with the necessary aspects (e.g., agendas; meeting minutes; room set up) related to those meetings.
  • Composes, reviews and may initiate routing correspondence, graphs, charts and memoranda of highly confidential correspondences.
  • Assist in developing educational presentation materials for core seminars lectures/didactics to the PGY 1-4 Psychiatry Residents
  • Utilize technical and business vocabulary, detailed knowledge of University computer systems (MiChart, Outlook, Concur, M-Pathways), and proficient knowledge of computer software programs (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Endnote).
  • Use effective communication skills and relate positively with patients, faculty, staff, and others within a diverse setting.
  • Manages and routes as appropriate incoming mail and correspondence
  • Make travel arrangements, promptly prepare and submit travel expense and mileage reports using Concur

Required Qualifications*

  • Requires a high school education or equivalent and 2 or more years’ experience 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Windows, Outlook email/calendaring, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with financial management 
  • Basic knowledge of U-M research activities are essential.
  • Outstanding written, verbal communication and organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is essential, 
  • Excellent oral communication skills and customer-service, 
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced office environment with competing deadlines.
  • Excellent team skills are essential, as well as demonstrated computer skills (ability to adapt to new programs)

Desired Qualifications*

Qualities the candidate should possess: reliability, attention to detail, ability to get along with others in a close working environment, ability to work on a team and provide support to teammates, excellent attendance, responsive and demonstrates ability to problem solve and take initiative; manage priorities independently; excellent customer-service and communication.   Progressive experience performing general administrative work is preferred; knowledge of University organizations, systems and operations is highly desirable. Experience working with EndNote (or related software), Microsoft Office and Outlook.   Bachelor's degree preferred.

Work Schedule

Monday-Friday, Days

Work Locations

4250 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, MI
Travel to other local locations may be required occasionally, with appropriate reimbursement provided.

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.