AHA Instructor, EMS Occupational Extension (Adjunct)
Requisition #: 2017  -  1601
Posting Date: 9/27/2017
Appointment Period:
Contracts for regular positions are renewable each June 30th after successful completion of probationary period.(Unless otherwise specified)

The Adjunct AHA Instructor at Guilford Technical Community College will be responsible for supporting student success by creating an optimum learning environment, responding to student needs, managing effective instructional activities, modeling employability skills, demonstrating professionalism, developing cooperative work relationships with other faculty and staff, supporting college administrative requirements, and maintaining competency in their instructional field.  He/she will be responsible for quality instruction and for effective participation and interest in the total affairs of the college. The instructor will prepare and teach the American Heart Association courses and the training in accordance with the requirements of the AHA. This position will also work to maintain program compliance with accreditation standards according to GTCC, AHA, OEMS, CoAEMSP’s and CAPSE.  This position reports directly to the OE EMS Coordinator, with oversight from the Division Chair.

Under general supervision, this individual will develop, prepare, and teach OE EMS courses within the department as well as being responsible for organization, administration, continuous review, planning, development, and general effectiveness of curriculum experiences for students enrolled in the program. Instructional responsibilities require a broad-based knowledge of the Emergency Medical Science field. Adjunct Faculty will also be responsible for recruiting students and collaborating with agency and industry partners to provide necessary training and education.  

Essential Duties/Functions:


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

· conducting appropriate assessment of student learning outcomes in courses and programs/general education as appropriate

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 or accreditation

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


Provide daily & ongoing oversight 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:

· addressing student concerns in a timely manner

· promoting retention/persistence by assisting students to develop strategies for success 

· referring students to campus and community resources when appropriate

· Demonstrate and model the College’s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork.

Educational & Certification Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:
-High School Diploma or GED
-AHA BLS Instructor
-Valid NC Driver’s License
Preferred Requirements:
-Associate’s degree in Emergency Medical Science or a closely related field from a regionally accredited college/university.
-One or more specialty instructor certifications for EMS
-NC Level II Paramedic Instructor

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Professional Experience:

Minimum Requirements:
-One year of relevant field experience in EMS or closely related career field.
- Post-secondary teaching and/or industry training experience in EMS using any of the following formats: teaching courses, training sessions, conducting professional development workshops, and/or other continuing education seminar.
- Two years of law enforcement training/teaching experience based on regulatory training standards. 
- Administrative and/or supervisory experience.

Preferred Requirements:
- NC Level II Paramedic Instructor
-Five years of relevant field experience in EMS or closely related career field.
-Post-secondary teaching experience.
-Community college teaching experience.
-Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes
-Experience with distance learning and/or alternate instructional delivery systems
-Teaching/training experience based on North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Science standards.
-Experience serving as a paramedic in North Carolina.
-Teaching/training experience in a post-secondary institution.

The Adjunct AHA Instructor of EMS Occupational Extension 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 Adjunct AHA Instructor of EMS Occupational Extension 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:

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)

7. Online Instructor Certification-Moodle Levels 1, 2 & 3 Certification (within 30 days of hire)

Specific Departmental Requirements:

Stay abreast of CDC standards for employees, students, and visitors.

Working Conditions:

Physical Requirements

1. Hear and see

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

3. Lift up to 50 pounds unassisted. 

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

5. Use and manipulate EMS equipment according to industry standards 

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

Additional Duties & Responsibilities:

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

2. Requires some evening and weekend hours

3. Must work at some off campus and community locations.

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

**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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As an Equal Opportunity Employer, GTCC is strongly committed to diversity & welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, particularly minorities and faculty under-represented in higher education. EOE

Applicants must be immediately eligible to work legally in the United Sates at the time of application. Guilford Technical Community College does not sponsor any VISAs.
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