Director/Instructor, Emergency Medical Services

Director/Instructor, Emergency Medical Services


Durham Technical Community College
1637 Lawson Street
Durham, NC 27703
Phone: 919-536-7200

Job Location

Northern Durham Center
2401 Snow Hill Road
Durham, NC 27712


Commensurate with experience


Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Closes: Friday, October 14, 2022

Target Start Date

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Expected Work Hours

A minimum of a 40-hour work week as determined with the supervisor to allow the employee to fulfill the assigned duties and responsibilities, including occasional evening and weekend hours. Summer schedules may vary.

Reports to

Dean, Human Services & Public Safety

Employment Type

Full-Time Position

Minimum Qualifications

Possess a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education; Possess an N.C. EMS Level I Paramedic Instructor credential; Possess the qualifications determined by the N.C. Office of EMS to obtain a Level II Paramedic Instructor credential within 1 year of employment; must be able to work a flexible schedule. 

Preferred Qualifications

Possess a Master’s degree in a related public service or medical field of study from a regionally accredited institution of higher education; Possess an N.C. EMS Level II Paramedic Instructor credential; five years of practical experience as a certified medic; must be able to work a flexible schedule.

Position Description

The EMS Director serves as the primary contact for Durham Tech’s EMS pathway; planning, implementing, coordinating, supervising, and evaluating instructional courses within the program. The Director ensures that the College course offerings are compliant with all governing organizations including NC OEMS and CoAEMSP.

1. Plan, execute, and evaluate annual program goals, objectives, and related activities, based on the needs of the program, department, division, and College for improved performance;

2. Develop and evaluate the course and student learning outcomes with EMS Coordinator;

3. Maintain all administrative documentation for CoAEMSP, NC OEMS, and the college;

4. Maintain supportive relations at all times with all other units and branches of the department, the division, and College, and the designated hospital personnel, providing assistance to them in carrying out their respective functions and securing their cooperation for the program operations;

5. Supervise and coordinate with the EMS Coordinator ensuring program compliance with NC OEMS, CoAEMSP, and CAAHEP;

6. Coordinate with the Logistics Coordinator to facilitate equipment and supply purchases, inventory, and maintenance for EMS programs;

7. Supervise and coordinate with the EMS Clinical Coordinator to build strong relationships with outside organizations participating in clinical programs for Durham Tech students;

8. Supervise and coordinate with the EMS Coordinator and EMS instructor to ensure adequate course offerings of both CE and CU programs for all courses including EMR/EMT/AEMT/Paramedic students;

9. Maintain open communication with local, state, and federal organizations participating in training programs at Durham Tech, developing a master plan for courses to be offered on and off-site of college campuses;

10. Develop and teach (6 credit hours or 96 contact hours) courses in emergency medical services;

11. Recruit and assign full- and/or part-time faculty and staff, providing professional development for employees as needed to ensure excellence in student education;

12. Hold and participate in Advisory Committee meetings a minimum of twice a year;

13. Coordinate with the HSPS Success Coach to oversee student recruitment, retention, marketing, and advising activities;

14. Develop, review, and revise curriculum instruction, plan of study, and course outlines;

15. Prepare and monitor the program budget;

16. Act as an advisor to students in the program;

17. Aid in social media presence; and

18. Assume other appropriate responsibilities and perform additional tasks as assigned by the Dean or Chief Academic Officer in meeting the needs of the institution.

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