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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.
CBSSM is a multidisciplinary center based within the Medical School whose mission is to be the premier intellectual gathering place of clinicians, social scientists, bioethicists, and all others interested in improving individual and societal health through scholarship and service. CBSSM is a “home” for anyone within Michigan Medicine and the University of Michigan more broadly who is interested in using empirical social science methods to improve health care decisions and the ethical practice of medicine.
HR - Direct responsibility for all activities related to human resource management for approximately 15-20 staff and fellows. Incorporate DEI into all human resource activities.
Research Administration (pre- and post-award) - Provide guidance and advice to Investigators working with their departments in pre- and post-award. Successfully manage employee effort distributions across sponsored/grant-funded research projects.
Finance – Oversee budget preparation and adherence to the Medical School budget cycle, ensure center project grants are maintained within budget, and prepare financial projections based on revenue and expense forecasts.
Strategy – Lead and coordinate strategic planning, including allocation of fiscal and material resources to advance center goals. Evaluate and assess strategic efforts by creating metrics for initiatives to evaluate impact and return-on-investment.
Support research and scholarship efforts through the facilitation of connections and providing support as faculty and trainees pursue research opportunities.
Oversee conference/program event planning for the center.
Marketing/Public Relations – Oversee the internal and external representation of the center through marketing and public relations activities.
A Bachelor’s degree in a field of social science, business, or a health-related discipline, OR equivalent combination of education and experience in administration with a proven record in leading a research, non-profit, or related unit.
At least 5 or more years of progressively responsible administrative experience in an organization with complex and diverse administrative operations.
Experience with human resources management, and knowledge of relevant policies and procedures. Considerable supervisory experience.
Experience with financial management and budget preparation, including budget projection and planning.
A Master’s or Doctoral degree in a field of social science, business, or a health-related discipline.
Experience in managing research and grant activity. Knowledge of pre- and post-award management and research compliance.
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