Assistant Director, Rural Healthcare Education and School District Relations

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Bryan, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Assistant Director, Rural Healthcare Education and School District Relations


Texas A&M University Health Science Center


Office of the Dean

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

Bryan, Texas

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Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment by promoting a culture that respects all perspectives, talents & identities.  Embracing varying opinions and perspectives strengthens our core values which are: Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service.

Who we are

As one of the fastest-growing academic health centers in the nation, the Texas A&M University Health Science Center encompasses five colleges and numerous centers and institutes working together to improve health through transformative education, innovative research and team-based health care delivery.

What we want

The Assistant Director, Rural Healthcare Education and School District Relations, under general direction, assists the Director in with the School of Medicine’s rural medicine program.  Provides access to opportunities and resources that promote healthcare career exploration.  Will support the implementation and expansion of the Rural Medicine Program by developing relationships with ISDs, implementing MOUs, coordinating school visits, and collaborating with external partners and stakeholders.  Collaborates to set performance targets, to assess progress and to report on progress. 

What you need to know

Compensation will be commensurate to selected hire’s experience.

Other Requirements and Factors: Must be able to travel to rural regions in Texas.

COVID-19 information:  Texas A&M University monitors local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep students, employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. For the latest information regarding Texas A&M’s COVID-19 response, please visit the University’s COVID-19 website . For COVID-19 employment-related information, please visit the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness’ COVID-19 website .

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in applicable field.

  • 6 years of experience working with school districts, pathways programs or related areas.

Required Licenses and Certifications:

  • Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications. Effective verbal and communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal, leadership, problem solving, and organizational skills. Maintains attention to detail and utilizes sound judgement.

  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 8 years experience working with Independent School Districts in Texas.

  • Experience working as a CTE Instructor or Director for a Texas independent school district. 

  • Knowledge of junior high and high school pathway programs.

  • Previous TAMU experience. Strong communication skills.


  • ISD Site Development: Assists in developing partnerships between the Texas A&M School of Medicine Rural Medicine Program and the Independent School Districts (ISDs) located within each of our partnered-rural counties. Serves as the point of contact for each Independent School District. Works to implement MOUs and contracts with each ISD. Works with local superintendents, principals, teachers, and guidance counselors to implement a rural healthcare career exposure program for each school.

  • Program Planning and Implementation: Coordinates school visits and activities involving our medical students with the local community stakeholder teams and ISD contacts. Develops next phase of ISD healthcare career exposure program with assistance from the Program Manager & the Rural Medicine Advisory Board ISD sub-committee who will provide insight for creating relative programming. Assists with the development and production of materials designed for the ISD program. Collaborates with external partners and leverage additional resources and expertise for building collective impact.

  • Events: Works with Rural Medicine Program Manager to develop and conduct Mini Med Camp each year. Plans and organizes ISD workshops. Attends relevant conferences to engage with educational leaders.

  • Communication: Serves as point of contact for programming developed for individual rural district work plans. Develops and fosters positive working relationships with the school districts, higher education administrators and personnel involved in the project. Develops and maintains monthly communication with each partnered-ISD. Visits with each ISD program once annually. Connects rural ISD partners by implementing an ISD communication portal; Monitor portal regularly.

  • Evaluation and Reporting: Collaborates with team members to set performance targets, measurable impacts, and critical milestones that will define success. Monitors program data and use it to inform programming and to design relevant activities. Provides timely reports of program activities based upon reporting timeline and upon request. Shares regular progress of ISD program and impact reports with team and stakeholders.

  • Administration: Assists with yearly ISD budgetary and contract processes to include disbursement and management of ISD-related grant funds. Performs other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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