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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 Director of the Adolescent Health Initiative is responsible for leading a dynamic team to realize AHI’s vision to transform the health care landscape to optimize adolescent and young adult health and well-being. In this role, the Director provides leadership in support of AHI’s department staffing, finances, and services. This position provides direct supervision to AHI’s senior management team in order to support the generation of creative grants, projects, programs, and events that advance the organizational mission and vision in addition to cultivating and managing new business opportunities including grants and contracts. An ideal candidate has a strong sense of vision and the skills to continue to grow AHI’s program, services, and events. In the spirit of “nothing about us without us,” the director is committed to continually seeking opportunities to center the priorities, needs, and experiences of youth in AHI’s work.

What You'll Do

In collaboration with AHI’s Program and Marketing teams, the Director supports the development and delivery of innovation programs, trainings, and capacity-building assistance services for state health departments, adolescent health coordinators, and health care providers across more than 44 states. The Director also supports the marketing and event team, including the development and delivery of the Annual Conference on Adolescent Health, a nationally recognized event reaching a growing international audience of over 500 health care professionals . The Director is responsible for continuing to cultivate a team culture that is committed to AHI’s core values of Collaboration, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Expertise, Innovation, Quality, and Responsiveness. An ideal candidate will have the skills to support and strengthen AHI’s current work centered on racial and social justice. The Director represents AHI as member of national collaborations, adolescent health advisory committees, and at national conferences and events.

The AHI Director also serves as an active member of the Community Health Services (CHS) leadership team at Michigan Medicine, helping to advance the CHS mission and increase the internal and external visibility of all CHS programs. The Director should possess strong organizational and communication skills and enjoy working as part of a dynamic interdisciplinary team.

AHI and Michigan Medicine seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse individuals and organizations we work with across the country. We seek to sustain the excellence in our programs and services and to offer our partners richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

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 30,000 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


  • Provide leadership to carry out AHI mission and vision

  • Supervise AHI’s leadership team and administrative assistant

  • Determine departmental staffing needs

  • Engage AHI’s Professional Advisory Committee

  • Secure diversified revenue sources including grants, contracts, and other opportunities

  • Develop and write innovative grants in collaboration with other team members

  • Ensure fidelity to all grants, contracts, and operating funds

  • Managing overall AHI budget including prioritizing and ensuring financial health and sustainability of AHI

  • Develop new business proposals and collaborative agreements

  • Provide vision and direction support for the programmatic work

  • Provide vision and direction support for marketing and events work including the Annual Conference on Adolescent Health

  • Represent AHI on national advisory boards, partnerships, and at events

  • Serve as an engaged member of the CHS leadership team

  • Provide data and content for CHS reporting

  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in public health, healthcare administration, public administration, social work or related field

  • 5-8 years of experience in a healthcare setting, community-based organization, or health department

  • 3-5 years of supervision experience

  • Demonstrated ability to manage collaborative partnerships

  • Demonstrated ability to achieve grant deliverables on time and on budget

  • Demonstrated ability to secure new business or funding opportunities

  • Expertise in adolescent primary care, sexual health, or mental health

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience working with diverse communities (this includes but is not limited to working with youth of color, LGBTQ+ youth, youth living in rural communities, etc.)

  • Ability to participate in national travel 3-5 times per year once institutionally allowable

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience in the field of adolescent health

  • Experience in the fields of health equity and racial justice, specifically work prioritizing and centering marginalized identities

  • Experience with conference or event development

  • Experience overseeing steering committees or advisory boards

  • Experience with data collection, evaluation, or quality improvement initiatives

  • Experience with quality improvement initiatives in healthcare settings

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.


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COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.