Director - CHEW Administration

Admin Support (Non-Clinical)
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Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Community Health and Equity, Chief Wellness and Diversity Officer (SVP/CWO/CDO), the Director is responsible for leading long term organizational planning and improving administrative processes and policies for departments and programs across the Office of Community Health, Equity & Wellness and the Office of System Diversity & Inclusion.  
  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of HFHS policies and procedures; interpret policies and procedures for others; and ensure compliance. 
  • Develop and oversee standard operating procedures across all departments and programs. Collaborate with department leaders to review, revise and update policies and procedures as needed.  
  • Participate in the development of strategic plans and governance structure in alignment with system priorities and goals; create and modify organizational charts. 
  • Assist with agenda setting, identification of speakers, and logistics for leadership and strategic planning meetings; Participate in other relevant planning and administrative meetings as needed. 
  • Develop and implement uniform procedures to recruit, select, orient, and train employees, student learners, and volunteers across all departments and programs; ensure compliance. 
  • Develop core competencies for job positions, develop uniform job descriptions, and identify professional development opportunities for staff. 
  • Identify and communicate best practices for evaluating performance and conducting performance reviews. 
  • Provide guidance to department leaders on human resource management policies and procedures such as corrective action, performance improvement, termination, performance management, leave of absence, timekeeping, etc. 
  • Provide oversight of third-party consultant’s usage and facilitate execution and maintain records of independent contractor agreements. 
  • Assist in actively seeking funding opportunities, preparation of funding proposal narratives and budgets, and with proposal submissions. Create and maintain tracking database of funding proposal submissions.  
  • Ensure compliance with HFHS and funding sponsor regulations and guidelines. 
  • Monitor grant set-up and execution of contracts and agreements (i.e., subawards, business associate agreements, data use agreements, service agreements, memorandums of understanding/agreement). 
  • Monitor and control budget variances to meet finance targets; continually identify process improvements and cost savings; provide financial oversight of grant expenditures, cost transfers, requests to re-budget, and requests for no-cost extensions; and provide guidance to department leaders on monitoring and controlling costs.  
  • Participate in assessment of the return on investment for interventions, quality improvement initiatives and related projects. 
  • Approve requisitions for payment. 
  • Provide oversight of office space and facilities utilization, network administration, and distribution of cellular phones and portable computer devices. 
  • Responsible for reviewing employee engagement survey results, identifying best practices and overseeing implementation of impact plans. 
  • In conjunction with other department and program directors, create and monitor operational, strategic and analytical dashboards to track deliverables, key performance indicators and identify trends. 
  • In conjunction with other department and program directors, develop and conduct an evaluation process to assess the added value of department programs and services to the System. 
  • Responsible for conducting training and providing guidance to directors, project managers, coordinators, and other administrative staff on human resource management (e.g., talent selection, onboarding, performance management), financial management (e.g., creating and monitoring budgets, using software to monitor and manage expenditures, cost transfer), grant management (i.e., time and effort reporting, submitting IRB applications, setting up new projects), and other related administrative duties.  
  • Perform other duties as directed by the SVP/CWO/CDO. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in health services administration, health administration, public administration, business administration, public health, or related field.  Master’s preferred. 
  • Minimum of 5 years of related leadership experience in healthcare, university or non-profit environment required. 
  • Proven skills leading strategic planning, finance, human resource, funding proposal submission, and other related operational functions is a must. 
  • Requires excellent organization, written and verbal communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills. 
  • The abilities to manage processes, promote process improvement, work effectively as part of a team, motivate others, and work comfortably with diverse populations are also key. 
Minimum Pay: $64,364
*This rate is the minimum pay for the position. Actual compensation will be based on education, years of experience and other factors at the time of offer.


       Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health

       care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education.  The system includes

       the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health

       insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory

       network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a

       full continuum of care.  In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care.

       The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600

       employees.  Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient.  The

       health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III.  To learn more, visit


       Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

       making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.  Henry

       Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

       Rewards.  My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves.  There are

       dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

       and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.  As an

       employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

       (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness

       and access to day care services at Bright Horizons Midtown Detroit, and a whole host of other

       benefits and services.  Employee's classified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits.    

      Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

        Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is

        committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to

        race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

        weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

        or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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