Managing Director

Posted November 22nd 2022


Ann Arbor

Closing date
December 15th 2022

The Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM) at the University of Michigan Medical School seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Managing Director. As Managing Director, you will plan, direct, and oversee all administrative, operational, and financial matters for CBSSM. You will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of CBSSM, including budgeting and finance, human resources, grants (pre-award and post-award), facilities, and public relations. You will serve as the liaison between the center and other units including Medical School Administration, the Office of Clinical Affairs, and various departments for the resolution of administrative matters and for the encouragement of scientific collaborations. You will manage an Administrative Specialist who provides critical support to facilitate smooth operations, as well as over a dozen highly trained research staff who partner with CBSSM faculty investigators to plan, implement, organize, and report on federally funded research grants and contracts.

We are seeking a candidate with strong analytical and organization skills, as well as attention to detail, which are all required to gather and summarize information to address complex administrative issues. We are looking for someone who has a demonstrated ability to productively handle ambiguity and uncertainty in a complex and fast-paced research environment. We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal skills, with a focus on consensus-building, who can coach, direct, and engage with a diverse workforce. We seek someone who can serve as the anchor for a community of clinicians, researchers, ethicists, staff, and fellows, facilitating connections both within and outside the center and supporting a culture of collaboration.

This role will partner with and report directly to the CBSSM faculty director(s). This role also represents the needs of the Center throughout Michigan Medicine and campus and collaborates to ensure strategy and operational plans align with the overall mission of Michigan Medicine.

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