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The University of Michigan Medical School Office of Faculty Affairs is seeking an Intermediate Project Manager to partner with internal and external stakeholders to provide superior operational, analytical, and project management across of an exciting spectrum of projects, including:
Faculty metrics and faculty lifecycle system improvement;
Supporting logistics of and operationalizing analysis from the annual faculty satisfaction survey;
Developing a more integrated infrastructure for effort reporting and the annual merit program;
The development of resources, training materials, and trainings for our department partners around a number of important workflows and programs (e.g., the faculty leadership program).
This position will also support consultation with our department partners across a variety of other areas to enable the mission and applicable strategic pillar(s). Candidates should have strong skills and experience in project management and a good foundation in analysis (with an eagerness to grow in this area). This position will report to the Business Consultant, Office of Faculty Affairs.
The responsibilities of the Project Manager, Intermediate include but are not limited to:
Under general supervision, responsible for management, performance, and completion of moderate to complex projects. Responsible for assembling project team(s), assigning individual responsibilities, identifying appropriate resources, and developing a project schedule to ensure timely completion. Must be able to quickly become familiar with project objectives, as well as the role and function of each team member, to effectively coordinate the activities of the team. May communicate with senior leaders within Faculty Affairs and other functional areas regarding status of specific projects.
Support consultation to departments and Dean's office stakeholders regarding such topics as: faculty lifecycle data and metrics; faculty satisfaction; annual faculty evaluations; and other Medical School priority projects.
Support newly launched Michigan Medicine Compensation Committee: managing routine analysis to share during committee meetings; support the review and analysis of all submitted compensation plans; and, assist in creation of meeting materials.
Support the development of standardized Michigan Medicine compensation design framework and review process: support the creation and administration of compensation-related training and communications programs for stakeholders; provide analytical support and serve as an internal consultant for the resolution of salary and compensation policy and procedure issues; support academic departments by analyzing existing and proposed compensation programs (particularly around alignment with applicable philosophy, principles, and practices); and, support the faculty salary equity audit process.
With an eye towards operational improvement, support the development of internal resources and processes for faculty lifecycle workflows, compensation, and data management, including: standardizing the timing and creation of routine analysis and data audits; creating templates and other resources for routine compensation processes such as compensation plan redesigns and salary equity reviews; and, support administration of 3rd/6th year reviews.
Support ad hoc and organized meetings, committees and workflows: create committee materials (agenda items, reports, forecasts, metrics, and analysis); formulate and recommend strategy; prepare, provide and give presentations; and, coordinate data submission to external benchmark surveys.
Ensuring adherence to the University's performance management systems and philosophy, support the administration of such programs as faculty merit, annual faculty evaluations, effort reporting, parental leave, and disability.
Develop proficiency in Faculty Affairs professional trends and developments by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks - inside and outside Michigan Medicine, benchmarking state-of-the-art practices and participating in professional societies.
Create and maintain clear, concise, and accessible documentation for all of the above activity.
Facilitate the learning and development of colleagues, customers and stakeholders.
A Bachelor's degree in related field.
Minimum of three years of professional experience
Strong analytical skills (e.g., Excel), with a desire to develop in this area.
A foundation in effective visualization of data analysis, with a desire to develop in this area.
Strong project management skills as evidenced by a track record of:
clearly articulating a project scope, timeline, and management strategy;
effectively keeping stakeholders apprised of project status;
managing multiple projects at one time; and,
keeping projects on track.
A demonstrated record of positive team collaboration and customer service responsiveness.
A track record of applying knowledge and analyses strategically and pro-actively.
A positive growth-oriented approach and attitude characterized by the willingness to acquire new skills, continuously improve, apply creativity and build and leverage a network of collaborators.
1. Three to five years of professional experience managing complex projects and operational processes. 2. Direct experience pulling data from and building custom reports in Business Objects and/or other UM data systems. 3. Advanced analytical skills (i.e., high level of comfort working with large/complex data sets, working through ambiguity to test and refine analysis, and effectively visualizing data). 4. Familiarity will faculty affairs, faculty lifecycles, and the manner in which faculty data is stored in UM HR systems (i.e., M-Pathways). 5. Familiarity with faculty effort reporting and faculty compensation (particularly in an Academic Medical Center setting).
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.
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.
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 is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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