Education Assistant Director

Posted Date 2 months ago(8/5/2021 5:24 PM)
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Position Type
Regular Full-Time
COM IOA East Center
Post End Date




The Education Assistant Director is responsible and will work closely on day-to-day operations with the Director of the UAMS Centers on Aging for the education programs and services provided by the Center. He/she will provide the development, implementation, and evaluation of education programs for the general public, older adults and their families, health care professionals, paraprofessionals and students of the health and social service disciplines. This will also include training trainers and increasing the educational capacity of the Center on Aging’s assigned county region.


The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving the health, health care, and well-being of Arkansans.


UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
  • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

Salary offered commensurate with experience.


Administrative Duties:  Will work with the regional and statewide leadership teams to develop the Center’s strategic plan and update as needed.  Attend staff meetings, foundation meetings, advisory committee meetings, UAMS COAs meetings and other meetings, as appropriate.  Will assist the director in the development of the budget and will oversee the budget.  Explore and apply for grants, will seek needed technical assistance when needed.  Will seek and explore other leveraging opportunities.  Coordinated and leads other aspects of the Center as needed to include but not limited to: marketing, policy, and clinical liaison, educational programs and community relationships.  Prepares reports (including an annual report) and manages data for the Center and other duties as assigned.


Leadership for Education Programs:  Execute education program component of the Center.  Develop and implement the various educational programs in accordance with UAMS guidelines and works with the UAMS COAs leadership group.  Will coordinate and collaborate with other Centers on Aging staff in the development, implementation and evaluation of education programs. Is active in educating and training all target groups.


Provide education, guidance and counseling to patient families in terms of accessing appropriate resources for the elderly throughout life transitions


Evaluation/Consultation/Training:  Provides leadership in the evaluation of the education programs and staff, serves as a resource to other staff members who provide consultation, referral services, resource services, and training programs.  Provides leadership in scheduling for education and training programs. 


Other duties as assigned.




RN or Social Worker; Associate Degree

5 years of experience in a clinical and/or educational setting

Geriatrics experience




Bachelor Degree

3 years in a clinical and/or educational setting


Dementia Care experience


UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Physical Requirements

Stand: Frequently
Sit: Frequently
Walk: Frequently
Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 11 - 25 lbs
Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Continuously
Talk: Continuously
Hear: Continuously
Taste or smell: Occasionally
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
Physical Environment: Inside Classroom Setting, Inside Medical Facility Environment, Inside Office Environment
Noise Level: Moderate
Visual Requirements: Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
Hazards: None


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