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The Dean's Office/Office of the Executive Vice Dean for Academic Affairs (EVDAA) at the University of Michigan Medical School is seeking a qualified Business Consultant who will be charged with leading, evaluating, developing, and implementing a series of strategic projects.
This position serves as a member of the Dean's Office and reports to the Academic Chief of Staff (ACOS). In addition, this role works together with the Executive Assistant to the EVDAA to provide overall support to the administrative and operational functions of the Office of the EVDAA as well as the greater University of Michigan Medical School.
The Business Consultant will be responsible for a broad range of projects and activities in support of enterprise strategic priorities and initiatives at different stages of development, evaluation, and implementation. It is likely that at any given time, they will have one major late state project for which they will be accountable, and will have four to six early stage projects under development or evaluation. Examples of potential projects includes: tuition strategy, faculty affairs and analytics, assessment of current state/future state of changes to business operations, etc.
This Business Consultant role will require productive interactions with faculty and staff from many departments within and external to the U-M Medical School and will play an active role in evaluating internal and external proposals, helping to determine their strategic fit with organizational priorities, and developing sufficient detail and understanding of the project to allow for a clear decision to be made.They will be expected to develop an overall summary of project milestones and provide an ongoing status of each; they will be expected to solve resource issues and propose options when there are conflicts.
Successful candidates will have a background in quantitative methods, including experience analyzing disparate sets of information to advise on trends, concerns, and suggested measures for executive level decision making.The Business Consultant is expected to be adaptable and willing to take on a broad variety of additional tasks to improve operational efficiency, make or prepare presentations to internal or external groups, organize and participate on committees, and any other strategic or administrative job-related duties as assigned.The Business Consultant will function with a high degree of independence with minimal day-to-day supervision to deliver projects in a timely and effective manner.
Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and at least three years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to assess competing priorities, elevate the needs of diverse stakeholders, manage workflow, and meet operational deadlines in a fast-paced, evolving environment.
Proven ability to work collaboratively and independently across multiple functions (e.g., finance, IT, HR, student, research, etc.) and demonstrated success in developing appropriate domain knowledge from each to support robust solutions.
Manage cross-functional projects, which includes project planning, task management, status reporting, etc.
Proven ability in data interpretation, problem analyses, methodology development, technical execution, and development of strategic recommendations to leadership.
Strong and effective communicator in both written and verbal forms, including demonstrated ability to present to audiences at all levels of the organization.
Specific ability-based competences required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job including communicating with diverse groups, displaying tact and professionalism, maintaining confidentiality, setting priorities, being attentive to detail, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships, and working as part of a team.
Master's degree in business administration, health services administration, or other quantitative degree.
Project management certification.
Strong finance, economics, accounting, statistics and operations management expertise.
5+ years experience in healthcare, higher education and/or academic medical center.
Familiarity with University of Michigan Medical School and Michigan Medicine's systems, principles, policies and standards.
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