Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine — Associate Dean for Administration and Finance

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) seeks an energetic, creative, and visionary leader for the position of Associate Dean for Administration and Finance, working closely with and reporting directly to Dean Hal Jenson, MD, MBA. The Associate Dean for Administration and Finance will provide vision and leadership to ensure the financial viability of the organization in order to provide the resources and administrative support necessary to achieve its educational mission. The Associate Dean for Administration and Finance will be responsible for day-to-day management of financial and administrative functions including accounting and finance, compliance, facilities management, human resources, contract management, information technology, clinical business services, and the management services organization (MSO).

WMed is a private nonprofit medical school located in Kalamazoo, Michigan. WMed was established in 2012, confers the Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree with the first class graduating in 2018, and is implementing additional certificate and master’s degree programs related to healthcare. WMed is a collaboration between Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo’s two teaching hospitals, Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. The school holds Accreditation, Provisional Status, from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. The inaugural class of 54 students started in August 2014, with the class size increasing to reach the target of 84 students in each class beginning in 2017. WMed is supported by private gifts, clinical revenue, research activity, student tuition, and endowment income. In March 2011, Western Michigan University received a gift of $100 million for the medical school from the Stryker family.

The ideal candidate for the position of Associate Dean for Administration and Finance will possess a strong record of leadership and accomplishment in the field of business operations, finance, and executive-level administration. This individual must exhibit a high degree of integrity, discretion, and prudence, while demonstrating the ability to work with people at all levels of the organization to achieve positive results through human resource management, fiscal stewardship, and exceptional service to constituents.

The new Associate Dean will have an exemplary background of demonstrated success in building and maintaining a broad-based team of strong fiscal and operational leadership. Other essential qualities include outstanding interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic, personal integrity, personal accountability, technical ability, applied business experience, and excellent oral and written communication skills. The incumbent must have a strong attention to detail and must keep abreast of the latest trends and changes in regulations that directly affect the work environment.

A full position description can be found here: wittkieffer.com. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Nominations, expressions of interest, and applications (including a cover letter and resume) should be submitted via email to WMUHomerStrykerMedAssocDean@wittkieffer.com.

Confidential inquiries and questions concerning this search may be directed to Mercedes C. Vance at 630/575-6948.

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Affirmative Action employer and complies with all applicable federal laws regarding affirmative action requirements.