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Job Summary

The Michigan Value Collaborative (MVC) is seeking a highly-skilled and professional Project Manager to join and lead the team.

The MVC is a statewide hospital consortium, aiming to improve the lives of patients in Michigan through systematic improvements in quality and cost-efficiency of hospital-based health care in Michigan.  The Coordinating Center is part of the University of Michigan, and as Project Manager you will direct the daily operations of the Collaborative and serve as manager, supervisor, and mentor for a dynamic and high-achieving team.  Strong leadership and verbal and written communication skills are critical for building relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including sponsor organizations and more than 75 MVC member hospitals.  These skills will also be critical as you lead the team through its daily work and strategic planning, all aiming to help hospitals across the state improve patient care and reduce costs.

In this position, you will have the opportunity to work with a diverse, highly collaborative group of clinicians, policy analysts, economists, and statisticians to develop research findings and presentations used in interactions with MVC member hospitals, sponsors, and collaborating programs.  You will also work on a variety of innovative projects, including projects with other quality improvement organizations in the state.  This position is an excellent opportunity to gain expertise leading quality improvement,engaging with emerging health care reimbursement reform , managing a diverse team, and using data and best practice sharing to improve hospital quality and patient care in Michigan.

Ideal candidates must be able to multi-task, use critical thinking skills to problem-solve, and manage multiple projects at a time while paying strict attention to details and deadlines.  A high level of professionalism in written and verbal communication is expected in all interactions with hospital leaders, clinicians, payers, and other collaborators.


  • With guidance and mentorship from the Director and Co-Director(s), you will be responsible for the management, performance, and daily supervision of the Michigan Value Collaborative.
  • Provide analytical, organizational, and strategic leadership to the diverse and interdisciplinary MVC Coordinating Center team.
  • Serve as primary manager, supervisor and mentor for members of the high-functioning MVC Coordinating Center team.
  • Lead team meetings and develop work plans to drive the progress of all projects.
  • Lead individual analytic and operational projects within the MVC Coordinating Center.
  • Participate in senior leadership activities with the MVC Director and Co-Director(s), including strategic decision making and new project development.
  • Oversee internal business functions including budgeting, accounting, human resources, space, and facilities.
  • Oversee the planning and execution of MVC collaborative-wide meetings.
  • Oversee the integration of vendor tasks and track and review vendor deliverables.
  • Act as main point of contact for MVC member hospitals, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and other external parties with a high degree of customer service.
  • Develop and manage work plans, schedules, budget estimates, progress reports.
  • Assist with development and preparation of grant submissions and external presentations related to the work of the MVC.
  • Ensure adherence to quality standards and review project deliverables.
  • Analyze, compare and evaluate various courses of action and have the authority to make independent decisions on matters of significance within the scope of responsibilities.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in public health, business, health services administration, or related field/discipline (e.g. RN, NP, PA-C) from an accredited college of university.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in a leadership or management role in health care quality improvement, operations, program evaluation, and/or analytics for an intermediate-level hire.  A minimum of four (4) years of experience is required for a senior-level hire.
  • Strong leadership skills, including ability to assemble, motivate, supervise, and mentor a diverse and multitalented team.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize, delegate, and complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including ability to collaborate and communicate with leadership and administrators.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to develop relationships and collaborate with diverse teams.
  • Excellent multi-tasking and problem-solving abilities, attention to detail, as well as ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Professional, team-driven attitude and proven ability to take initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as cooperatively with a high-functioning, inter-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to travel as needed within the state of Michigan

Desired Qualifications*

  • Lean health care training; experience leading quality improvement teams including conceptualizing, developing and implementing quality improvement initiatives; working knowledge and understanding of healthcare reimbursement and policy.

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Additional Information

Supervision received

Administrative supervision received from MVC faculty Director and Co-Directors(s).  Functional supervision received from Urology Research Senior Process Manager.

Supervision exercised

Provide administrative and functional supervision to MVC Coordinating Center full and part-time staff and work-study students.

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.