As the chief administrator for Fast Forward Medical Innovation, this position is responsible for all aspects of the program, from top-line strategy to the day-to-day operations and management of the unit. The Managing Director works collaboratively with the Medical School Office of Research executive leadership in establishing the vision and strategic direction of the program as well as overseeing the successful execution of the strategic priorities. The Managing Director is responsible for the fiscal, personnel, operational, and administrative activities of the program. The Managing Director provides leadership in developing, facilitating and implementing all business functions. Examples of responsibilities include, but are not limited to, sound financial management (budget preparation and management); human resource management of managers and staff; operational and administrative management; oversight of marketing and communications (e.g., print, online, annual report); and designing business plans, as needed, to cost-effectively sustain the infrastructure and offerings of the program. Fiscal management includes pursuing and securing external funding. Effective leadership and change management to successfully sustain a program, change culture, and foster strong partnerships and collaborations across the university at all levels of the organization.
As an integral member of the Medical School Office of Research leadership team, the Managing Director will work collaboratively in an integrated team approach with other units and programs across the office, university, and beyond. Through effective leadership and relationship management and being a strong team player, build trustful, lasting partnerships and coalitions with key stakeholders, including the Office of Technology Transfer, U-M Business Engagement Center, College of Engineering Center for Entrepreneurship, and Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies. This individual will lead strategic business development deals with industry partners to achieve the Medical School's objective to diversify its funding portfolio and to facilitate the interests of faculty.
Lastly, the Managing Director serves as the business lead for donor discussions and sustainability planning for Fast Forward Medical Innovation. Working in close partnership with Michigan Medicine Development, liaise with philanthropic donors and translate the goals and objectives of the program into action that donors can take in an effort to facilitate innovation and commercialization for the research community.
An advanced degree, Master's, Ph.D., or equivalent, with practical work experience in the biomedical sciences and industry.
A minimum of five years of higher-level management experience with proven business acumen, preferably in a biomedical research or health care-related setting.
Demonstrated experience with responsibility and accountability for the daily operations of a unit.
Successful experience leading and managing a team of professionals, including selection, setting direction and expectations, coaching and developing, assessing, and providing formal and informal performance feedback.
Strategic thinker, effective communicator, and team-oriented collaborative partner with the ability to distill complex information into actionable steps, including the ability to collect and analyze data, interpret results, and prepare subsequent reports and communications to inform leadership and sponsor agencies.
Substantial familiarity with University standard practices and guidelines preferred.
Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.
Competency in organizational navigation and ability to deal effectively and persuasively with individuals of varying levels of institutional authority.
Demonstrated poise, tact, diplomacy, and integrity.
Associated topics: demand, demand generation, donor, festival, hospital, mba, medical center, policies, regulatory, solicitation
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