Associate Dean, EMS and Fire Training

Associate Dean, EMS and Fire Training

Employer

Southeastern Community College
4564 Chadbourn Highway
Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: 910-642-7141

Job Location

Whiteville, NC 

Columbus County 

 

Salary/Grade

In accordance with salary plan

Benefits

Comprehensive

Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Closes: Friday, June 24, 2022

Target Start Date

Monday, August 1, 2022

Expected Work Hours

M-F 8am - 5pm

Reports to

Dean of Healthcare and Public Safety

Employment Type

Full-Time - 12 month contract

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree Public Safety, Emergency Management, Public Health, or related field from a regionally accredited institution.  Master’s degree in above discipline preferred.
  • Two years of experience working with adults in education or similar environment
  • Two years of experience developing and implementing training programs in educational or other industries
  • Current paramedic certification by the NC Office of EMS
  • NCOEMS Level 2 Paramedic Instructor Credential.
  • Must be able to obtain CPR, ACLS, and PALS Certification Instructor within 12 months of date of employment
  • Five years of experience as a Paramedic
  • Three years teaching experience as a Paramedic Instructor with one year experience as the Lead Paramedic Instructor.
  • Knowledge of COAEMSP Accreditation process and standards
  • Knowledge of NCOEMS guidelines and protocols
  • Knowledge of NCOSFM rules and regulations

Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of management and administrative principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of community college organizational structure including the integration of academic, continuing education, and student services programs.
  • Knowledge of faculty credentialing and college accreditation processes.
  • Knowledge of instructional standards and curriculum and/or program requirements as required by state boards and industry credentialing organizations.
  • Knowledge of instructional standards and curriculum requirements.
  • Knowledge of theories and practices and instructional curriculum design.
  • Knowledge of pedagogy and andragogy practices.
  • Knowledge of continuing education and workforce development standards, guidelines, and requirements.
  • Strategic planning, leadership, and supervisory skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with community organizations, businesses, college staff, and the public.
  • Ability to write successful grant narratives and provide data needed for grant proposals.
  • Gain cooperation through discussion and consensus-building processes.
  • Effectively direct the provision of instruction and training for the College.
  • Ability to provide leadership in anticipating and responding to change.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Public Safety, Emergency Management, Public Health or related field from a regionally accredited institution. 
  • Credentialed to teach in an academic discipline relevant to one of the college’s academic programs
  • Three years of successful administrative experience in management and leadership
  • Five years community college/university teaching and administrative experience
  • Experience working in the field or discipline of the division

Position Description

To plan, organize, supervise, and direct the instructional, and administrative activities of the program areas of responsibility.  Ensures that the curriculum, workforce development and continuing education programs comply with the College and NCCCS standards, policies, and procedures as well as compliance with other state and national regulatory agencies. Reviews performance data and recommends corrective actions to improve low performing programs.  Responsibility includes course scheduling, selection of supplies and equipment, recruitment and retention efforts of faculty and staff, mentorship of new personnel, evaluation of personnel, leadership in program reviews and development, outreach efforts and coordination with program the Dean of Healthcare and Public Safety.  The Associate Dean of EMS and Fire performs the following functions:

Essential Duties:

            Program Management

  • Coordinate the development, administration, and compliance of the College’s NCOEMS Educational Institution Plan.
  • Develop training programs/plans and schedules according to NCOEMS guidelines.
  • Ensure EMS programs are in full compliance with the requirements for accreditation, certification, and other standards as stipulated by NCCCS, NCOEMS, and other relevant governing agencies.
  • Become familiar with COAEMSP/CAAHEP and participate in activities necessary to attain program accreditation.
  • Work collaboratively with Columbus County Emergency Services, Medical Director and Columbus County Chiefs/Training Officers to develop EMS training for Columbus County.
  • Recruit, interview, hire and orient appropriately credentialed instructors for the EMS programs.
  • Design and implement a student recruitment and retention plan.
  • Schedule and Coordinate EMR through Paramedic classes and instruct as needed.
  • Coordinate and conduct specialized EMS (CPR, ITLS/PHTLS, ACLS, PALS, etc.) training programs
  • Schedule clinical and ride time for all EMS.
  • Monitor students in the field and ensure that all required documentation is completed correctly by the preceptors and students by using the Platinum Education Program.
  • Ensure student records are maintained and secured to ensure compliance with NCOEMS and NCCCS.
  • Review and evaluate instructional results to improve instructional programs and to meet required NCCCS, NCOEMS, and other governing agency performance standards
  • Evaluate course materials and instructor effectiveness to ensure course content is delivered utilizing appropriate methodologies
  • Perform class visitations for the monthly continuing education classes.
  • Maintain the organization and inventory of the EMS supply room. 
  • Maintain active communication with the SCC EMS advisory committee(s).
  • Limited instruction as needed to meet the needs of the program and to maintain NCOEMS Level II recredential requirements.
  • Provide input on development of annual program budget. 
  • Attend all required local and state EMS meetings.
  • Maintain a flexible schedule to meet program needs which may include nights and weekends. 
  • Participates in professional development opportunities to enhance performance.
  • Participate in EMS and college related meetings and committees, as needed.
  • Participates in the development, planning, and implementation of goals and objectives related to the assigned curriculum, workforce development and continuing education programs.
  • Ensures that outreach, recruiting, and retaining students are expectancies for faculty and staff in all EMS and Fire programs and departments.
  • Ensures compliancy with NCOSFM and institutional rules and regulations
  • Provides oversight for Fire training certification programs and continuing education programs for fire departments and individuals.
  • Assist the dean with the development of the course schedule for each semester for both curriculum, workforce development and continuing education programs.
  • Assist the dean in promoting a focus on professional credentialing by developing and marketing classes that meet recertification criteria in various professional fields
  • Provides leadership for and oversight of the development, management, assessment, and quality improvement of the College’s curriculum, workforce development and continuing education programs and services based on local community and workforce needs for ultimate benefit within the College’s service area.
  • Promotes the connection between education and the economy by 1) closing the skills gap 2) credentialing, and 3) professional development.
  • Ensure programs are in full compliance with the requirements for accreditation, certification, and other standards as stipulated by NCCCS.
  • Assist the dean in establishing and maintaining an effective advisory committee in support of the curriculum, workforce development and continuing education programs.
  • Leads and supervises instructors in assigned departments to ensure deadlines and curriculum, workforce development and continuing education requirements are met.
  • Coordinates and collaborates with faculty and staff regarding textbook decisions.
  • Ensures accuracy of course catalog and program information and oversee revisions.
  • Facilitates development of new courses in conjunction with the dean.
  • Assist the dean in prioritizes equipment and software needs where applicable and manages the division budget.
  • Leads development and implementation of departmental assessment/program unit strategic plans.
  • Analyzes enrollment data to determine outreach and/or promotional needs.
  • Coordinates the distance education offerings in the curriculum program(s) and or instructional area(s) with the dean.
  • Explores innovative scheduling options, recommend instructor assignments and review schedules for accuracy.
  • Will participate in professional development activities that will support and enhance knowledge in the disciplines.
  • Will stay current with changes in the field and stay current with state and national certifications requirements. 
  • Will ensure that all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards are met and comply with the General Duty Clause of the OSH Act to ensure that programs operate in a safe and healthful environment.
  • Will ensure that all of Environment Protection Agency (EPA) standards are met and will stay current with the standards in the field.
  • Monitor programs for compliance as mandated by governing agencies and approval/accrediting agencies.
  • Initiates and maintains written agreements between the college and participating agencies.
  • Is responsible for developing apprenticeships/internships and for organizing, implementing, and administering curriculum, workforce development and continuing education programs. 
  • Prioritizes equipment and software needs where applicable.

Personnel Management

  • Recruits, selects, and orients part-time instructors in assigned areas.
  • Leads and supervises instructors in assigned departments to ensure deadlines and curriculum, workforce development and continuing education requirements are met.
  • Arranges attendance of faculty at recruiting, fundraising and other events on behalf of SCC.
  • Conducts peer observations and recommends professional development opportunities for both full and part-time faculty.
  • Submits faculty qualifications applications for approval to the dean.
  • Ensures contracts for full-time and part-time faculty are approved prior to first day of class.
  • Submits faculty qualifications applications for approval.

Budget Management

  • Manages departmental budgets as determined by the Executive Vice President/Chief Academic Officer by regularly monitoring the status of expenditures and implementing inventory control methods.
  • Recommends departmental needs for personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, and other resources during the annual planning process.
  • Maintains labs where applicable related to equipment and supplies, lab records preventative maintenance and purchase of supplies and parts and supervise lab technicians

Services to Students

  • Advises students in the areas of career and academic planning and learning support.
  • Serves as a source for academic counseling if needed.
  • Maintains regular, appropriate, professional communication with students.
  • Responds to student concerns and grievances and serves in the student appeal process when needed.
  • Assists in the recruitment and retention efforts of the College.
  • Advocates and provides motivation for students.

Other Duties Specific to the Position

  • Works with the Dean for Healthcare and Public Safety and the Executive Vice President/Chief Academic Officer to ensure compliance with external regulatory agencies where applicable.
  • Participates in discipline, departmental, divisional, and institutional meetings and other cocurricular activities of the College.
  • Enhances communication with area high schools and business and industry partners.
  • Builds community and business relations.  Maintains regular, professional communications within the college and affiliated EMS, Fire and business contacts.  Is actively involved in community events and visible in the community.
  • Coordinates career-oriented activities with program faculty and Student Services.
  • Attends scheduled meetings and coordinate meetings for program faculty/staff.
  • Serves on and actively contributes to college committees as assigned.
  • Provides administrative support for grant programs and proposal for new grants.
  • Gather data and prepares reports for state, regional, national, and federal agencies as required.
  • Conducts special projects and performs other duties as assigned.
  • Willing to travel and participate in events during the day, evening and on the weekends.
  • Performs other duties as directed by the Dean.

How to Apply

The successful candidate must begin work by August 1, 2022.   Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience, and labor market. Excellent references from previous employers must be furnished upon request. 

A completed Southeastern Community College application, a resume, letter of interest addressing the requirements and educational transcripts (unofficial copies of transcripts will be sufficient for the screening process, but official copies must be submitted prior to employment) must be submitted to the college Human Resources Office in order for applicants to be considered for this position.  Initial review of application will be June 24, 2022.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Applicants should submit all documents as requested on the SCC website.  Inquiries should be directed to the Human Resources Office, Southeastern Community College, P.O. Box 151, Whiteville, NC  28472.  Telephone (910) 788-6310 or (910) 788-6206.  www.sccnc.edu 

An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer 

Job Post Contact

Bill Maultsby