Coordinator, Emergency Medical Science, Occupational Extension Program
Requisition #: 2016  -  1481
Posting Date: 12/8/2016
Location: Any Campus
Appointment Period:
Contracts for regular positions are renewable each June 30th after successful completion of probationary period.(Unless otherwise specified)

The coordinator will provide the vision and leadership required to support and enhance the mission of the Emergency Medical Science (EMS) Occupational Extension Program including both non-credit in-service and pre-service EMS training/education. Primary administrative responsibilities include program development/management, continuous review, planning, budget administration, general effectiveness of the program, accreditation, and providing supervision and mentoring to part time faculty. Instructional responsibilities require a broad-based knowledge of the EMS field of study and standards and practices at the local, state and national levels. The coordinator is a member of the full-time faculty and reports to the Division Chair of Human Services, Public Safety and Physical Education. The program reports organizationally to the Vice President of Instruction but is operationally under the direction of the Vice President of Corporate and Continuing Education.

Essential Duties/Functions:


* Provides overall leadership and management to the EMS Occupational Extension program curriculum development/review including ensuring establishment of effective student learning outcomes and related assessment methods. 

* Develops class schedules and faculty assignments in coordination with division chair and area faculty.

* Supports EMS Occupational Extension students through the academic program/course ensuring retention and graduation.

* Provides oversight of program budgets and inventory for all supplies and equipment.

* Participates in the college hiring process; orients new full- and part-time faculty to program practices.

* Participates in providing evaluative feedback to faculty/staff regarding job performance. 

* Supervises and mentors part-time faculty to ensure academic quality and consistency.

* Identifies/promotes professional development for self and staff. 

* Maintains knowledge of current industry standards by developing relationships with industry leaders, experts and companies.

* Continuously evaluates national, regional, and local workforce trends in the EMS industry and the North Carolina Office of EMS.

* Ensures compliance with national Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) accreditation standards.

* Assumes direct instructional responsibility for components of the EMS occupational extension in accordance with established college guidelines 

* Coordinates outreach and develops/maintains relationships with industry-related personnel and employers to promote the program offerings and the advancement of industry employment for completers.

* Serves as the American Heart Association program director and is responsible for compliance with applicable regulations and standards.

* All other duties as assigned by the President or designee.  


Prepare & teach departmental courses to include:

* developing learner centered lesson plans

* employing teaching strategies & instructional materials for different learning styles

* incorporating, as pedagogically appropriate, current technology in classroom, distance learning and laboratory environments

* creating and modeling a quality learning environment that supports a diverse student population

* preparing, distributing and utilizing instructional support materials, including course syllabi, supplementary materials, instructional media and other devices as appropriate

* updating and revising curriculum to maintain currency

* developing new courses as needed to support the instructional mission

* participating in the development and review of course and program/general education outcomes as appropriate

* developing, conducting and documenting appropriate assessment of student learning outcomes in courses and programs as appropriate

* Comply with requirements of regulatory agencies in delivery of courses

Professional Development

Maintain a professional status that supports the instructional mission by:

* participating in professional development activities to maintain currency in field; maintaining current credentials or licensures as required by program, accreditation or regulation

* participating in professional development opportunities to advance teaching skills and strategies

Classroom Administration

Provide daily & ongoing care of facilities, equipment and student records to include:

* maintaining classroom and laboratory spaces including upkeep of assigned equipment

* providing for the security of facilities, equipment and instructional materials and maintaining safe working conditions

* maintaining student records (e.g., grades and attendance) in accordance with established deadlines using a variety of technology-based programs (e.g., Colleague, WebAdvisor, Moodle)

* complying with all applicable college, state and federal rules and regulations

Student Support

Provide an environment conducive to student success to include:

* conducting recruiting activities

* providing program advising

* promoting student completion and success through advising  

* assisting students with the registration and completion processes

* referring students to campus and community resources when appropriate

College Service

Support college-wide endeavors to include:

* collaboration with faculty and staff from other divisions/departments to promote communication, coordinate schedules and support student success

* serving on department, division and college committees

* participating in GTCC institutional initiatives

* collaborating with educational partners, business/industry and/or external agencies as appropriate to promote the instructional mission of GTCC

* supporting collegiality and teaching excellence by actively participating in the professional development of new and veteran faculty (e.g., mentoring and peer observation)

* participating in extracurricular student activities/clubs

* attending college professional development sessions, college/division/department meetings, graduation and convocation, as required

* demonstrate and model the College’s employability skills:  adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork

Educational & Certification Requirements:

Minimum requirements:

* Associate degree in Emergency Medical Science or a related field from a regionally accredited higher education Institution.

* Current Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic certification in the State of North Carolina or the eligibility to obtain one prior to the start date.

* Current Emergency Medical Technician-Level I Paramedic Instructor certification in the State of North Carolina or the eligibility to obtain one prior to the start date. 

* Current American Heart Association Instructor certification in Basic Life Support (BLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS).      

* Valid North Carolina driver’s license or the eligibility to obtain one prior to start date. 

Preferred requirements:

* Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Medical Science or a related field from a regionally accredited higher education institution.

* Current Emergency Medical Technician-Level II Paramedic Instructor certification in the State of North Carolina or the eligibility to obtain one prior to the start date.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Professional Experience:

Minimum requirements:

* Two years of EMS training/teaching experience based on regulatory training standards. 

* Three years of experience as a paramedic. 

* Three years of administrative and/or supervisory experience  

Preferred requirements:

* Teaching/training experience based on North Carolina Office of EMS standards.

* Teaching/training experience in a post-secondary institution.

* Experience with Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) accreditation standards

* Knowledge of current standards in the field of EMS service

* Demonstrated skill in delivery of instruction

* Upholds the standards and ethics of the profession of EMS service

* Strong organizational skills

* Proficiency in Microsoft Office products

The Instructor shall possess an understanding of and commitment to the nature and role of the Community College, particularly its “open door” policy.  He/she shall have demonstrated personal and professional competence for the responsibilities assigned.  The Instructor must be able to:

1. Multi-task

2. Respect Diversity

3. Adapt to changing procedures, protocols or assignments.

4. Create and maintain a learner centered environment 

5. Communicate effectively

6. Ability to effectively implement and apply technology solutions. 

Departmental/Job Specific Requirements:

* Position requires evening and weekend hours/responsibilities. Mandatory GTCC Trainings (upon initial hire) and annual updates as required; other required trainings may be added as needed):

1. Reporting Requirements

2. Discrimination & Anti-Harassment (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)

3. Shooter on Campus (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)

4. Personal Information Protection (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)

5. Ethics and Social Responsibility (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)

6. Linking Student Learning Outcomes (within 30 days of hire)

Working Conditions:

1. Physical Requirements

a. Hear and see

b. Stand extended periods of time (up to 4 hours)

c. Lift up to 50 pounds unassisted. 

d. Stoop, bend, squat, lift, reach overhead

e. Use and manipulate EMS equipment according to industry standards 

f. Participate in and demonstrate physical aspects of EMS work and physical training


1. Criminal history checks and drug screening with acceptable results are required

2. Requires some evening and weekend hours

3. Requires work at some off campus and community locations

4. Must have a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record

Additional Duties & Responsibilities:

* Maintain student records.

* Perform all duties as assigned by supervisor.

**All GTCC job descriptions reflect duties and responsibilities of the particular job and are subject to change with limited notice.

Application Deadline:

  Open until an adequate pool of applicants is received
How to Apply:
A GTCC application must be submitted in order to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an application form. When applying for a position that requires a degree, copies of unofficial transcripts must be attached to a completed application.

*If your education credentials are from a country outside of the United States & if you are extended an offer of employment you will be required to submit a translation/evaluation of your transcript.

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