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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 University of Michigan Transplant Center encompasses our adult kidney, pancreas, liver, heart and lung transplant programs as well as pediatric kidney, liver and heart transplant programs. The Center has oversight of 210 staff FTE’s and includes over 70 faculty from multiple departments. Our transplant center teams perform 350 – 400 transplants per year.

The Transplant Center Administrator will partner with the Transplant Center Director to manage Center operations and execute strategic initiatives of the Center that are aligned with the overall Michigan Medicine mission.  The Transplant Center Administrator will advance Transplant Center initiatives centered on integration, authority and accountability of faculty and staff efforts related to transplantation.

The Transplant Center Administrator has additional reporting structure accountability to the Associate Hospital Director for Perioperative and Rehabilitation services.

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.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 26,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings.


  • Operational Accountability:
    • Partners with the Transplant Center Director to align Center and transplant program goals with the overall Michigan Medicine strategy, and implements strategies to support these goals.
    • Responsible for managing the Centers financial performance, human resources, services to internal and external stakeholders, regulatory compliance, capital projects, IT operations and internal controls.
    • Provides accurate and timely projections, assessments, audit findings, reports, fiscal plans, budgets, and solutions to both the Transplant Center Director, the Associate Hospital Director and to the leadership of Michigan Medicine.
    • Provide leadership in conjunction with the Michigan Medicine partners to continually strive to improve patient satisfaction, timely patient access, efficient utilization of resources and maintenance regulatory compliance.
    • Stays appraised of current issues affecting an academic medical center and understands how these may impact the Transplant Center, and adjusts strategy accordingly.
    • Organizes, directs and integrates the transplant program with all other departments and services
    • within the hospitals.
    • Organizes, directs and implements practices to assure continued compliance with applicable laws including the guidelines established by UNOS, CMS and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals (TJC).
    • Participates in site review by regulatory agencies and insurance companies.
    • Partners with the Transplant Center Director in the management of faculty affairs.
    • Provides guidance and mentorship to faculty in administrative roles.
    • Participate 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.
    • Coaches and develops others and provides professional development support.
    • 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.
    • Adapts oneself in a complex matrixed environment, utilizes PDCA cycles and adjusts accordingly.
    • 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*

  • MBA, MPH or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of management 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.
  • Strong familiarity with UNOS/OPTN and CMS policies.
  • Understanding of the roles and responsibilities of professions represented within Transplant.
  • Possess critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Unwavering commitment to excellence in all endeavors.

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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.