Assistant Director, Rural Medicine Outreach

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

Job Title

Assistant Director, Rural Medicine Outreach


Texas A&M University Health Science Center


Office of the Dean

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

Bryan, Texas

Job Type


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 Medicine Outreach, under general direction, assists the Director of Rural Medicine Outreach in rural site development and partnership development.  Develops strategies and tactics to implement the Rural Medicine initiative; establishes direction and goals; recruits stakeholder teams.  Develops and seeks funding for rural medicine programs; coordinates with local donors to ensure adequate funding is available. Provides information and reporting as needed to support the program.

What you need to know

Compensation will be commensurate to selected hire’s experience.

Other Requirements and Factors: This position requires significant travel to rural areas and will require evenings and weekend work. This position is funded by legislative dollars and is subject to termination should funding cease.

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 or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • 6 years of experience in management, business development or related areas.

Required Licenses and Certifications:

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

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to enable clear and effective vision

  • Ability to build strong interpersonal relationships and create coalitions, particularly with volunteer leaders

  • Knowledge of rural communities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 8 years of experience in management and/or business development

  • Work with community coalitions, non-profit organizations, or outreach activities

  • Experience in or around rural areas, with a demonstrated understanding of the community and business environment

  • Experience working with individuals and communities

  • Skilled Public Speaker


  • Rural Site Development and Outreach: Works with the Director of Rural Medicine Outreach to establish the direction, goals, and implementation strategies for rural medicine community outreach and development. Develops strategies and tactics to implement the Rural Medicine initiative. Expands the rural rotations and elective program for medical students targeting key regions. Recruits of Stakeholder Teams to include County Officials, ISD Personnel, and Medical Providers. Provides supervision and guidance to a team or departmental sub-unit(s).

  • Partnership and Funding: Collaborates with our Texas A&M Foundation staff, develops and seeks funding for rural medicine programs for long-term funding strategies. Coordinates with local donors to ensure adequate funding in each rural location. Develops and maintains strong partnerships with local communities. Identify conferences and outreach opportunities and represents A&M Medicine as appropriate. Build relationships with Texas A&M University System members to maximize program impact.

  • Administration: Provides information and reporting to management. Represents rural medicine at various State and National associations. Monitors compliance with all unit, department, University, and government standards, policies, and procedures. 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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