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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

We are currently seeking a Research Area Specialist- Intermediate (Behavioral Health Consultant) to assist with a Federally-funded project related to opioid use disorder treatment.  This position will recruit and engage community providers/prescribers to expand access to MAT for patients with opioid use disorders. 

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.


Responsible for provider outreach and enrollment for counties in Michigan including cold calls, office visits and presentations for providers who are waivered or who are willing to become waivered to provide Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) such as buprenorphine and naltrexone.  This position will also provide Technical Assistance and support with the assistance of the project team to help providers begin providing MAT at their clinic. 

The Research Area Specialist/BHC also identifies and maintains community resource database and will provide referral information to providers for patients in need of resources such as housing, food, or other assistance.  This position will also be available to connect providers to the MOC addiction specialists for patient consultations as needed during business hours. 

Required Qualifications*

Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or a similar discipline, with evidence of clinical experience and knowledge of substance abuse treatment including Medication Assisted Treatment.  Four (4) to five (5) years of relaed experience.  Excellent organizational skills, professionalism, attention to detail, ability to work independently but also within a team, personable, and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines are all a must.  Must be residing in, or willing to relocate to, Traverse City, Michigan.

Desired Qualifications*

4-5 years experience in substance abuse treatment including experience with MAT. 

Work Schedule

Mon-Fri 8-5pm with some evenings.

Work Locations

Office location for this position will primarily be in Traverse City, MI.   Community meetings including in state travel occasionally.  This position covers several counties in NW Michigan (e.g., Traverse City) and travel around this area is needed. 

Additional Information

This is a two-year limited term with the possibility of extension.

At the end of the term, the appointment will terminate and will not be eligible for Reduction in Force (RIF) benefits.

Background Screening

Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

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.


The University of Michigan participates with the federal EVerify system.  Individuals hired into positions that are funded by a federal contract with the FAR EVerify clause must have their identity and work eligibility confirmed by the EVerify system.  This position is identified as a position that may include the EVerify requirement.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.