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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 Branches Administrative Manager position, as well as outline skills and experiences that directly relate to the responsibilites and required qualifications of the position.

Job Summary

The Office of Medical Student Education seeks a dynamic and exceptional individual to partner with faculty and staff in leading the final phase of the new medical student curriculum, the Professsional Development Branches.  The Branches Administrative Manager is a key member of the Curriculum Services team, providing administrative and operational insight to the design, implementation, and delivery of high quality educational programs across the final 17 months of the curriculum.  The incumbant will lead and partner with others in the Branches team, serve as a member of the Curriculum Services unit, and participate in consistent interactions across the administrative units within the Medical School, teaching faculty, clinical departments, OMSE faculty and staff, and medical students.  Michigan Medicine and the Office of Medical Student Education values a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We are committed to the development of a positive and inclusive culture. 


1.  Direct all administrative activities related to the Professional Development Branches unit of the medical student curriculum.  Provide oversight and direction to Branch educational and operational objectives within the 4 core educational domains (Diagnostics and Therapeutics, Patients and Populations, Procedures Based Care, and Health Systems Based Care), Departmental and Thread specific clinical/scientific residency preparatory courses, patient based scientific inquiry courses in the Branches, Clinical Years Online Handbook and Policies and Procedures, clinical grading and assessments, faculty teaching effort, and programmatic communications.  Manage administrative budgets for the Branches.

2.  Train and supervise 5 full-time administrative support staff: establish a healthy, interdependent team culture; set equitable performance expectations; assign and distribute responsibilities, review quality of work and productivity; establish work schedules and approve timecards; evaluate performance through biannual reviews; support development opportunities; and on-board new staff.

3.  Partner with Branch Faculty Director and Assistant Director, Branch Faculty, and Program Leads to develop Branch experiences, modules, and assessments for medical students.  Use data to provide operational insight to right sizing of programs and streamlining of administrative tools.  Analyze, evaluate, and compare current trends in medical education in order to influence curricular innovations, and develop best practices for the implementation and integration of these educational innovations.  Collaborate with OMSE Evaluation and Assessment team to appropriately assess and review Branch student performance data.

4.  Partner with the Director of Curriculum Services and manage the Branches curriculum in mpathways (Peoplesoft).  Ensure overarching program goals of the Branches align with other areas of the medical student curriculum.

5.  Represent the Office of Medical Student Education at faculty/student curriculum committee meetings. Provide insight and expertise related to the Branches structure and growth.  Work to understand and resolve issues raised by faculty, students, and staff.

6.  Serve on Medical School operational committees and liaise with units across OMSE (e.g. Registrar, Financial Aid, Competency Committee, Evaluation and Assessment) as well as other offices within the Medical School. 

Required Qualifications*

1.  Bachelor's degree.

2.  At least 3-5 years leading a program within a large organization or unit.

3.  At least 3-5 years of managing and supervising assigned program staff.  

4.  Skilled and willing communicator with demonstrated ability to advocate and negotiate for desired outcomes. 

5.  Process driven with strong attention to detail and commitment to accuracy.

6.  Past experience and familiarity with software application and reporting tools (e.g. PeopleSoft, Box, Microsoft Office, Google Sheets). 

7.  Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with faculty and staff at all levels.

8.  Ability to exercise strategic thinking for future planning of academic programs.


Desired Qualifications*

1.  Master's degree or equivalent combination of Bachelor's degree and experience.

2.  Prior experience managing a team of three or more full-time staff.

3.  Knowledge of medical education, and academic policies and procedures.

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.

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.