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Interested candidates should submit a cover letter along with their 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

We are seeking a highly motivated administrative manager to coordinate the implementation and operation of the Cellular Therapy Program within Michigan Medicine.  The program will provide central oversight over all aspects of the broad array of procedures within the health system that involve the emerging fields of cellular immunotherapy and regenerative medicine.

The incumbent requires strong leadership, organizational abilities and personnel management skills to oversee a multi-disciplinary cellular therapy team who will coordinate clinical activities across various medical specialties/disciplines. 

The administrative manager will oversee the management of daily clinical activities, manage finances, implement approved projects and, if necessary, recommend strategic direction for operational changes across cellular therapy units. The Cell Therapy Executive Committee will direct this position by providing immediate and long-term goals for the program.  The committee and the administrative manager will report directly to hospital leadership who in turn will provide Cell Therapy Program information/data and updates to the Executive Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs. 

This position is ideally suited for an enthusiastic self-learner and self-starter who is adaptable and comfortable at applying independent judgment to search out appropriate courses of actions within the context of hospital policies and procedures. 


Operational Accountability

  • Partners with multiple medical specialties to align the Cell Therapy Program goals and initiatives with the overall Michigan Medicine strategy, and implements strategy to support these goals and initiatives.
  • Responsible for managing the program’s clinical operations, financial performance, human resource functions, regulatory compliance, capital projects, IT operations and internal controls; while being in service to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Provides accurate and timely projections, assessments, reports, fiscal plans, budgets, and solutions to the Cell Therapy Executive Committee and leadership of Michigan Medicine.
  • Partners with other Michigan Medicine leaders to enhance patient satisfaction, timely patient access, efficient utilization of resources and regulatory compliance within the outpatient setting.
  • Stays appraised of current issues affecting an academic medical center, understands how these may impact the program, and adjusts strategy accordingly.
  • Organizes, directs and integrates the Cell Therapy program within all relevant departments and services within the hospital.
  • Organizes, directs and implements practices to assure continued compliance with applicable laws including the guidelines established by FACT-JACIE, FDA, CMS and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals.
  • Participates and facilitates on-site reviews by regulatory agencies and insurance companies.
  • Partners with the Executive Committee in the management of faculty affairs.
  • Provides guidance and mentorship to faculty in administrative roles.
  • Participates in professional and/or civic organizations. 

Leadership Competencies

  • Collaborates to create a shared vision, effectively communicates the vision and inspires stakeholders to build consensus.
  • Creates value for a diverse community by fostering a climate of service excellence.
  • Leads innovation and change through the application of lean thinking philosophy, tools and techniques to increase operational efficiencies.
  • Fosters and supports diverse teams and provides a work climate that is inclusive and elicits a high level of team engagement.
  • Collaborates and builds inclusive relationships with appropriate stakeholders and models respect, recognition, helpfulness and collaboration.
  • Coaches and develops others and provides professional development support. Develops talent with both the individual and organizational needs in mind.
  • Develops a culture of accountability, provides the team with the strategic direction, prioritization and support in order to achieve results.
  • Identifies problems and involves appropriate individuals to reach resolution.
  • Leads in the alignment of Michigan Medicine culture by being organizationally astute and leveraging processes and relationships to succeed.
  • Adapts oneself in a complex environment, adjusting as required and always engaging in self-reflection, continual learning and growth.
  • Acts with courage and confidence to encourage creative thinking, seize opportunities, demonstrate personal conviction and convey an optimistic outlook.
  • Communicates effectively to a multitude of audiences, using the appropriate medium/s of communication at the appropriate time in order to elicit feedback, share information and construct messaging that will have the maximum impact on others.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of management or leadership experience involving physicians and clinical staff, preferably in an academic medical center.
  • Demonstrated ability to present and gain acceptance of ideas and proposals.
  • Experience with finance, accounting, and professional and technical billing.
  • Demonstrated strength in verbal and written communication.
  • Demonstrated ability to be an effective leader in a complex and dynamic organization.
  • Knowledge in areas of clinical operations and funds flow in the organization.
  • Knowledge of quality improvement processes and tools
  • Familiarity with FACT-JACIE and CMS policies
  • Understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the professions represented within the Cell Therapy Program
  • Possess critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Unwavering commitment to excellence in all endeavors

Desired Qualifications*

  • MBA / MS/ Master’s level degree with 5 or more years of leadership experience
  • Experience providing leadership in a multi-specialty environment / program
  • Knowledge of cellular immunotherapy and regenerative medicine

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.