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The University of Michigan Medical School is seeking a project manager to lead and execute multiple concurrent projects within the EVPMA/Dean’s Office. Projects include but aren’t limited to department chair and other executive leadership searches, external reviews of Medical School departments, centers, and institutes; and department chair and executive leadership onboarding. Individuals in this role will work directly with high-level Michigan Medicine leaders, including the EVPMA/Dean, the Executive Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, the Executive Vice Dean for Research, the Executive Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs, department chairs, and center/institute directors. This position will report to the Medical School’s Academic Chief of Staff.
The individual in this role is responsible for the management, performance, and completion of multiple concurrent projects and provides a single point of contact for those projects. This individual will:
Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope, and within budget; develop detailed work plans, schedules, status reports and projections
Monitor status of projects to ensure completion of milestones from initiation to delivery, and keep executive leadership informed of any deviations
Effectively communicate stakeholder requirements to team members and assign tasks; communicate project progress to all stakeholders
Establish and maintain an excellent working relationship with project or initiative teams and stakeholders
Effectively coordinate and facilitate planning and deliverables for projects and initiatives
Prepare written communications and presentations for a variety of audiences including senior leadership
Conduct project meetings and search committee meetings and responsible for project tracking; identify and assess issues, risks and interdependencies, and escalate appropriately
Coordinate and facilitate delivery of project objectives; ensure successful implementation of project plans with owners
Pro-actively identify and raise issues and make recommendations, before such information is requested
Ensure adherence to project deliverables and alignment with institutional policies, standards and benchmarks' resolve issues and manage changes and interventions to achieve project outputs
Manage to consensus among stakeholders with disparate viewpoints.
Other duties as assigned
2-5 years demonstrated experience in project management
Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to lead teams and achieve results.
Strong relationship-building skills, including the demonstrated ability to build consensus among a decentralized stakeholder base. Strong team orientation and ability to manage in complex organizations.
Demonstrated initiative, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills.
Ability to work collaboratively and demonstrate flexibility and commitment to embracing change.
Detail-oriented and able to bring structure to an unstructured environment.
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Demonstrated experience with faculty recruitment
Experience working in an academic healthcare setting
Knowledge of U-M policies and procedures
Michigan Medicine values a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to the development of a positive and inclusive environment.
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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