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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.

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.


  • Provide administrative support for the academic and research responsibilities of Cardiac Surgery faculty.
  • Effectively manage the faculty’s daily electronic calendar; anticipate and resolve conflicts and deadlines.
  • Schedule meetings.
  • Answer, screen, handle and/or route all program business telephone, fax and email communications.
  • Track messages and assist with responses.
  • Word process/format/edit a variety of correspondence and performs document management for manuscripts, abstracts, protocols, grant reviews, minutes, etc.
  • Process equipment purchases
  • Regularly update all faculty reference databases, curriculum vitae, NIH other support documents, and resource pages.
  • Organize and distribute incoming/outgoing mail. Open/prioritize faculty mail and assist with follow-up.
  • Routing and facilitating Disability & FMLA paperwork.
  • Support Resident Program Administrator as needed.
  • Complete business travel arrangements, including registrations, transportation, lodging, etc., and related external and University forms.
  • Process reimbursements through CONCUR.
  • File and maintain faculty documents and records.
  • Provide support for all other academic/research administrative projects.
  • As part of the office team, provide cross coverage within the department for administrative assistants as needed.
  • Serve as a host and guide for faculty applicants in for interview days.
  • P-Card management and reconciliation
  • Order office supplies, IT supplies, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications*

  • Associate degree or equivalent
  • 2-4 years experience.
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Demonstrate a high degree of diplomacy and professionalism
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Able to utilize tracking and follow up skills to monitor and coordinate a large volume of work
  • Demonstrate attention to details. Able to work under pressure when a high degree of accuracy is required
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • High level or organization and time management skills

Desired Qualifications*

  • Administrative experience in a healthcare setting
  • Combination of education and experience with at least five years of administrative experience
  • Work experience in a diverse environment, with multiple levels of faculty and staff
  • Familiarity with U-M systems and tools Zoom, Dropbox, and Qualtrics, or comparable products

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.


U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

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.