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Job Summary

The University of Michigan is seeking a full time, licensed Funeral Director for the Anatomical Donations Program.  The program is housed within the Division of Anatomical Science in the Department of Surgery. 

This program supports the teaching of anatomy to medical and dental students as well as supporting the educational needs of practicing physicians and researchers. The Coordinator interacts with the families of donors, students, faculty and researchers.


  • Maintain a program to promote and facilitate body donations to the U-M Anatomical Donations Program (ADP)
  • Serve as a Program liaison with potential donors, donor families, and the public:
  • Completes first call sheets, death certificates and cremation
  • Preparation (embalming), storage, and cremation of donors for ADP
  • Harvesting of specimens
  • Working collaboratively in a custom database to ensure proper inventories of donors and specimens
  • Serves as a liaison with requestors in the Medical School
  • Coordinating and maintaining appropriate reporting, inventory, safety, and some financial aspects of the ADP
  • Ensure the laboratories are clean, organized, and properly scheduled
  • Must be able to work independently with numerous & varied assignments in a program that is continually growing
  • Ensures compliance with all protocols and policies

Required Qualifications*

  • Current Michigan funeral director/embalmers license
  • 2 to 3 years of relevant experience

Desired Qualifications*

  • Knowledgeable and competent in the science of embalming and related job experience
  • Knowledgeable in the techniques, care and maintenance of tissue
  • Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology
  • Ability to prepare and maintain records of activities & inventories in a computer based inventory system
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work environment and working relationship
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work schedules and assignments
  • Ability to adapt to continually changing needs of individuals requesting materials for medical education and research

Work Schedule

The hours are from 7:30am to 4:00pmMonday through Friday with occasional weekend hours required.

Additional Information

This position will be filled using an FLSA exempt designation.

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.