Director-Department for EMS Education

Director-Department for EMS Education


Gaston College
201 Highway U.S. 321
Dallas, NC 28034
Phone: 704-922-6200

Job Location

Dallas, NC


$61,341.00 Annually



Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Monday, September 20, 2021
Closes: Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Target Start Date

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Expected Work Hours

Full time

Employment Type

Full time

Minimum Qualifications



  • Bachelor's degree from a nationally accredited institution in Emergency Medical Science, or related discipline required; North Carolina Paramedic, or eligibility for state certification required.
  • Master's in EMS from a nationally accredited institution or commitment to complete within three years preferred.




  • Three years of administrative or supervisory experience required.
  • Three years' experience as an emergency Paramedic with a progressive and active EMS Provider required.
  • Three years of documented teaching experience as a Level I EMS Instructor required.
  • Must be credentialed as a Level II EMS Instructor.
  • Paramedic license in the state of North Carolina required.
  • Must possess National Registry Paramedic credential.
  • Must have ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


  • Generally works in a traditional climate-controlled office environment and requires the ability to sit for extended periods.
  • Some walking, standing, and bending required, with the ability to lift and maneuver items weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Work environment can be stressful at times in dealing with a wide variety of challenges and deadlines.
  • In addition to regular office hours, position sometimes requires overtime and/or evening hours.

Preferred Qualifications


Position Description


OPEN UNTIL FILLED - Review of applications will begin 8/31/21

Under the direction of the Academic Affairs Division and the Dean of Health and Human Services, perform administrative functions of the Department for EMS Education.  Supervise all faculty and staff in the department, and serve as liaison between various schools, businesses, industries, and agencies in the service area.  



  1. Direct the activities of curriculum EMS programs.  Collaborate with the Economic and Workforce Development Division in providing continuing education training. 
  2. Assess standards and direct efforts to maintain compliance through the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services, North Carolina Community College System, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and Gaston College. 
  3. Provide leadership in promoting excellence in teaching and learning to ensure that high professional standards are maintained within the total learning environment and support the mission of the College. 
  4. Work directly with business and industry to facilitate interactions, assess needs, and develop appropriate EMS training. 
  5. Maintain instructional quality and effectiveness through constant and timely revision of courses and programs.  Develop new courses and programs as needed to meet changing needs of EMS employers.  Utilize delivery of instruction based on a variety of learning styles, personnel availability, and technology. 
  6. Prepare and submit departmental budgets and coordinate the appropriate dispersion of assigned funds.
  7. Initiate requisitions for all equipment, supplies, textbooks, and materials required for the EMS educational process. 
  8. Direct process to control security, inventory, and maintain all equipment and supplies assigned to the department. 
  9. Direct faculty teaching assignments and responsibilities. 
  10. Provide orientation for new faculty. 
  11. Develop and maintain course documentation and appropriate materials for classes taught.
  12. Maintain continuity of classes/programs in the absence of faculty; teach courses related to area of specialization. 
  13. Treat students with tact and respect; maintain collegial relationships; and work productively as a team member. 
  14. Provide academic advising, referring students as appropriate for assistance. 
  15. Maintain and post required office hours and maintain flexibility in order to accommodate student needs. 
  16. Assist in recruiting students for curriculum and continuing education programs. 
  17. Coordinate EMS development of advertising, newsletters, mail-outs, flyers, articles, brochures, school, business and industry visits, etc. 
  18. Submit all records and reports accurately and in a timely manner. 
  19. Attend and participate in scheduled department, division, and College meetings. 
  20. Serve on College committees. 
  21. Maintain currency in content areas through appropriate professional development. 
  22. In coordination with the EWD Division, promote and manage all aspects of the continuing education program in compliance with the College, North Carolina Community College Systems Office, SACS, and other state or federal policies, codes, and statutes.  Encourage strong linkages between the curriculum and continuing education programs. 
  23. Identify, analyze, and respond to training and educational needs of agencies and individuals in Gaston and Lincoln counties.  Complete Course Initiation forms for requested specialized courses, obtain Systems Office approval for new courses per policy, and follow up to provide appropriate, timely training. 
  24. Manage Continuing Education cost centers by monitoring purchase requisitions, travel requests, payrolls, budgets, and submitting paperwork in a timely manner.
  25. Recruit, interview, employ, train, and supervise part-time faculty and facilitate instruction by providing adequate instructional supplies, equipment, and support. 
  26. Coordinate and schedule continuing education classes on campus and at off-campus locations. 
  27. Supervise, direct, and evaluate support staff. 
  28. Attend state, regional, and local meetings and use the information received to improve service delivery. 
  29. Participate in Continuing Education monthly divisional meetings and annual Continuing Education orientation/updates. 
  30. Be familiar with Gaston College Internal Audit Plan and perform and document required audits. 
  31. Develop class schedules, line up instructors, request room assignments, and see that schedules are entered by required deadlines. 
  32. Serve as Coordinator of the Training Center (TC) as required by the American Heart Association and follow established agreement and guidelines. 
  33. Be familiar with and monitor the continuing education class registration and reporting process by working closely with the coordinator of Continuing Education Registration. 
  34. Provide required information and reports to the North Carolina Community College Systems Office, and school administration in a timely manner. 
  35. Provide coverage for office area during curriculum breaks, vacations, conferences, etc. 
  36. Maintain a high standard of professional and ethical practice in representing the College. Maintain confidentiality of sensitive and/or confidential information. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the field or discipline with continued adherence to professional accountability. Provide a high level of service to customers by establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and partnerships. Accept responsibility for managing situations and problems. Utilize independent judgment in problem solving of complex issues. Work cooperatively with team members and colleagues, contributing positively and constructively to the achievement of team and College objectives. Adhere to the College's policies, procedures, and other established guidelines. Perform other duties as assigned, including special projects. 
  37. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Job Post Contact

Maelle Keener