How to Apply
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.
The mission of the University of Michigan Medical School is to transform health through bold and innovative education, discovery and service. This mission is supported by a set of strategic pillars with our commitment to people, discovery, education, care and service.
The mission of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center is to meaningfully advance our understanding of depression and rapidly translate research to improve the quality of life for individuals suffering with the disorder, their families and communities
Additional information about the Depression Center can be found here www.depressioncenter.org/.
The expertise of our faculty and the diversity of our interdisciplinary programs support a remarkable, collaborative environment for discovery and innovation.
Building on a successful inaugural 15 year period, the Depression Center managing director will have the opportunity to partner with the executive director to develop the strategic direction for the next phase of the center and construct operational structures to accomplish center goals.
The managing director has additional accountability to the Medical School’s Executive Director for Administration and Chief Operating Officer and works in partnership with the Chief Departmental Administrator in Psychiatry.
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.
- Partner with the Executive Director and members to develop and execute a plan to accomplish the goals of the Center.
- Manage the department’s financial performance, human resources, relationships with internal and external stakeholders, research administration and space utilization.
- Provides guidance and mentorship to faculty and staff in administrative roles.
- Stays apprised of current issues affecting an academic medical center, understands how these may impact the department, and adjusts strategy accordingly.
- 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.
- 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 resolution.
- 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 medium/s of communication at the appropriate time in order to elicit feedback, share information and construct messaging that will have the maximum impact on others.
- MBA, MPH or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- 5+ years of experience in a related field.
- Demonstrated ability to present and gain acceptance of ideas and proposals.
- Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting and data analysis.
- Demonstrated strength in verbal and written communication.
- Demonstrated ability to be an effective leader in a complex and dynamic organization.
- Knowledge of funds flow in the organization.
- Experience in managing research and grant activity and knowledge of pre- and post- award management and research compliance.
- Experience in managing gift funds and other financial assets.
- Experience in developing and preparing contracts and proposals.
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. 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.