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 highlight your relevant skills and experience.
The mission of the University of Michigan Medical School is to transform health through bold and innovative education, discovery, and service. As a premier research institution, the Medical School is renowned with nearly $600 million in external research funding. The University of Michigan Medical School and Health System, which together comprise Michigan Medicine, have long-standing strengths in the neurosciences and internationally recognized research programs in key areas of the field. The Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute (MBNI), with greater than 50 years of history, is a cornerstone of Michigan Medicine neuroscience research.
MBNI is seeking a highly-experienced, administrative professional to serve as the administrative director of the Institute. The MBNI administrative director is the business and administrative leader of the Institute, working with the faculty leadership to develop and execute upon the mission, vision, and strategy of the Institute in partnership with Michigan Medicine executive leadership. The administrative director represents the interests of MBNI throughout Michigan Medicine and the university and collaborates to ensure strategic and operational alignment with the overall vision of Michigan Medicine. In addition, the MBNI administrative director is institutionally focused in the facilitation and support of collegial collaboration and coordination of the neuroscience disciplines across campus, with an emphasis on the research and education missions.
The administrative director reports directly to the faculty Executive Co-Directors of MBNI with additional accountability to the Medical School’s Executive Director of Administration and Chief Operating Officer as an integral member of the centers and institutes leadership of the Medical School. As the staff leader of MBNI, the administrative director has direct responsibility over an experienced team of 6 professionals responsible for administrative, facility, and IT functions.
Michigan Medicine values a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to the development of a positive and inclusive environment.
Partners with the MBNI faculty leadership to establish a unifying vision and strategy for MBNI that is in alignment with Michigan Medicine strategy. Develops, evaluates and assesses strategic initiatives to meet the objectives of MBNI and clearly articulates goals to assess progress and results.
Develops a communications and marketing strategy to support the strategic goals of MBNI by assessing constituent needs, building brand, reaching target audiences, and consistently evaluating the effectiveness of all efforts.
Responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of MBNI, including, but not limited to, financial performance, human resources, service agreements, space utilization, compliance, and procurement. Work with partners external to MBNI in order to meet the Institute’s needs in the areas of communications, development (fundraising), and IT operations.
Develops strategy to engage faculty and additional constituents in the mission of MBNI by providing value-add opportunities to encourage participation. Partners with the Institute faculty leadership in all areas of faculty affairs, including appointments, promotions, evaluations, professional development, and faculty satisfaction. Actively engages, in partnership with departments as applicable, in the process for recruitment, retention, and assists in faculty issues that may arise requiring creative resolution. Incorporates diversity, equity, and inclusion into all faculty strategies.
Supports the research efforts of faculty through the facilitation of connections and providing support as they pursue research opportunities, including overseeing all pre- and post-award activities. Partners with faculty to ensure all needs are met to support research activities, including laboratory management, space management, and infrastructure and core support.
Ensures adherence to and compliance with all university policies and procedures as well as all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, guidelines, and policies.
Supports the ongoing learning for constituents who are engaged with MBNI by providing resources, developing curriculum, facilitating advising and/or mentoring in order to support and increase constituent contributions to the mission and strategic objectives of the Institute.
Engages with appropriate external audiences to represent MBNI and Michigan Medicine and stay apprised of trends impacting our business.
Collaborates on Michigan Medicine priorities by providing individual input or serving on various committees as required.
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.
Executes strong stewardship of the Institute’s and university’s resources through judicious and sound fiscal management.
Collaborates and builds inclusive relationships with appropriate stakeholders and models respect, recognition, helpfulness and collaboration.
Coaches and develops others and provides professional development support. Develops talent with both the individual and organizational needs in mind.
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 resolutions.
Strategic thinker with the ability to distill complex information into actionable steps, including the ability to collect and analyze data, interpret results, and prepare reports and communications to inform leadership.
Leads in the alignment of Michigan Medicine culture by being organizationally astute and leveraging processes and relationships to succeed.
Adapts oneself in a complex environment, adjusting as required and always engaging in self-reflection, continual learning and growth.
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 mediums of communication at the appropriate time in order to elicit feedback, share information and construct messaging that will have the maximum impact.
MBA, MPH, or other related Master’s degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
A minimum of 8 years of higher-level management experience with proven business acumen, preferably in a biomedical research or academic healthcare setting.
Demonstrated ability to present and gain acceptance of ideas and proposals.
Strong business acumen with proficiency in finances, ideally in an academic setting.
Demonstrated strength in verbal and written communication.
Competency in organizational navigation and ability to deal effectively and persuasively with individuals of varying levels of institutional authority in a complex and dynamic organization.
Demonstrated poise, tact, diplomacy, and integrity.
Demonstrated flexibility in working with people and systems to provide solutions to unique problems and matters.
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.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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