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Business Systems Analyst Intermediate

University of Michigan

Job Description

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

About Us

Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) plays an important role in the success of Michigan Medicine by providing clinicians, educators, researchers, students, and staff with technology-related information, products, services, and excellent support. HITS also provides institutional expertise related to IT strategy, security, infrastructure, and resource management.

The HITS Academic IT division serves both the education and research communities at Michigan Medicine. We engage faculty, students, and staff to provide a holistic portfolio of software, applications, infrastructure, device support, and custom projects to promote innovation and excellence.

HITS is firmly committed to advancing inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility, and belonging, which are core to the culture and values of Michigan Medicine. Our community supports recruiting and promoting a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan and the world. We aim to create a work culture where each team member feels respected, valued, and safe.


HITS is looking for an intermediate-level candidate to fulfill the role of an Academic IT Liaison. You will report to the Manager of the HITS Academic Engagement team and will be a guide for Michigan Medicine (MM) faculty. You will accomplish this through active engagement with units, departments (basic sciences and clinical), centers, and numerous Medical School IT governance committees. You will work with researchers and educators to identify and aid in the use of technology services that will best support their academic activities. Your work is directly aligned with the education and discovery strategic pillars of the Medical School. You will work collaboratively within the Academic Engagement team, build relationships with other HITS and Campus IT teams, and navigate a broad portfolio of IT service offerings available on Campus. Michigan Medicine is a collaborative environment with an extraordinary scope of responsibilities and priorities. Come work with us and you will be a creative, practical problem solver that delivers predictable results for researchers and educators.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.


As an Academic IT Liaison, your responsibilities will include, yet not be limited to, the following:

  • Provide faculty with one-on-one facilitative project support, recommending sustainable solutions that can also be used by other faculty
  • Build and deliver appropriate training for Michigan Medicine faculty in cooperation with other staff
  • Identify appropriate information technology services and approaches that help to remove barriers to achieve academic goals
  • Facilitate connections between faculty and the appropriate IT services and personnel
  • Participate in IT governance committees and units that directly help the Education and Research strategic pillars of the Medical School
  • In the performance of all job tasks, deliver excellent customer service and provide clear communications
  • Focus on service improvement and recommend changes to services, products, and processes within the HITS and larger University of Michigan IT organizations
  • Provide recommendations for new and expanded IT services based on analysis and understanding of customer requirements, and advocate for the services on behalf of researchers and educators
  • Manage customer expectations and provide clear responses
  • Develop a network with other facilitators, both on- and off-campus
  • Understand and use existing solutions, both on-and-off campus
  • Protect institutional data and privacy, and ensure the excellent delivery of solutions and services by following divisional, Michigan Medicine and University policies

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience
  • 2-3 years of related professional experience

Desired Qualifications*

  • A Bachelor's degree in a relevant research or technical field
  • 2-3 years of experience providing relevant IT support, or an advanced degree that includes this experience
  • Experience translating and communicating complex information to users with varying levels of technical aptitude
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to advocate for and cultivate an environment that supports diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEI&A)
  • Demonstrated experience learning new skills and applying that knowledge to solve complex problems
  • Experience bridging customer needs to relevant IT services
  • Experience working in an academic medical center
  • Experience writing grant proposals and technical writing
  • Experience with IT services offered at the University of Michigan and Michigan Medicine, including but not limited to services provided by HITS, Advanced Research Computing, and Information Technology Services

Additional Information


We offer a benefits package that includes comprehensive training and career development opportunities, generous retirement savings plans, ample paid time off, and a wealth of family care support: https://careers.umich.edu/benefits/

Work Location

This position is being made available with the ability for you to negotiate alternative work schedules and remote/on-site options to suit your work-life balance. Non-Michigan residents should inquire about potential employment while working remotely in a state other than Michigan. Apply to be part of a strong team that partners with our institution, community, and each other.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine. This includes those working remotely. More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.

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