Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program Director

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program Director


South Piedmont Community College
680 US 74
Polkton, NC 28135
Phone: 704-272-5300

Job Location

Located primarily on the OCH Campus in Monroe, NC


Education and Experience Commensurate with SPCC Salary Schedule


Full-Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, June 13, 2019
Closes: Saturday, July 6, 2019

Target Start Date

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Department Chair for Public Safety

Employment Type

Full-Time 12-Months

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree or higher in any discipline from an accredited institution
• Three years’ experience as an emergency paramedic with a progressive and active EMS Provider
• Three years of administrative or supervisory experience
• Three years of documented teaching experience as a Level I Instructor
• Licensed paramedic in the state of North Carolina
• Level II EMS Instructor
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
• Working knowledge/utilization of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software applications

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s Degree or higher in any discipline from an accredited institution
• Certified NREMT Paramedic
• Experience with online instruction via a course management system such as Moodle
• Experience with national, regional, and state accreditations, such as SACS-COC and CoAEMSP
• Budgeting experience
• Proven ability to manage and motivate professionals as a cohesive team
• Experience in assisting, supervising, and evaluating instructors
• Experience in assessment of educational programs in higher education
• Evidence of a career that includes a strong work ethic with a proven track record of project completion, multi-tasking, and the ability to handle high-pressure environments

Position Description

Job Description

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program Director is a full-time, 12-month position located primarily on the OCH Campus in Monroe, NC. Under the direction of the Department Chair for Public Safety, the EMS Program Director provides academic leadership to students and instructors in the EMS and in the EMS Bridge training programs. This individual maintains a climate of open communication, collegiality, and teamwork within the EMS programs, and actively supports the professional growth and development of the EMS instructors. The EMS Program Director ensures the availability of quality learning opportunities for students, and is the first line of support for student complaints and grievances. The EMS Program Director has responsibility for teaching, curriculum development, instructor assignment, course scheduling, and program review, student learning outcomes assessment, student advising and scheduling, professional development, institutional service, community service, and community relations. In addition to instructional responsibilities, the EMS Program Director has supervisory and administrative authority over the full time and adjunct instructors in the EMS programs.

Job Duties

• Teach an average of 12 weekly contact hours throughout the year
• Coordinate Paramedic Program clinicals and train all Clinical Preceptors
• Maintain program accreditation through CoAEMSP
• Maintain current licensure, certification, or other professional credentials required for the position
• Exhibit an uncompromising commitment to SPCC as a learning-centered college through the College’s mission, vision, values, core skills and learning outcomes, and delivery of instruction and services
• Provide guidance and leadership in assessment of program and student learning outcomes within the program
• Promote quality in learning and instruction by using learning-centered principles in leadership, management, scheduling, and hiring
• Lead and coordinate the development of learning-centered scheduling for instruction
• Participate in the development and administration of the EMS budget; forecast and recommend funds needed for staffing, equipment, and supplies; monitor and recommend approval of expenditures
• Coordinate the recruitment, selection, contracting, and evaluation of part-time instructors within the program
• Develop and provide assistance in the development, sequencing, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum and educational materials used in the program
• Actively support innovation, distance learning, student-centered learning strategies, and the use of technology within the learning environment
• Demonstrate high-level professionalism in developing and/or implementing long- and short-range plans in accordance with the philosophy of a learning-centered college
• Participate in college, advisory, and program/instruction committees, campus activities, and representation of the college in the community
• Develop strong partnerships with appropriate community stakeholders in support of new program development and college improvement
• Develop strong partnerships with State and National agencies that support emergency services education
• Continue professional development for the improvement of self and the department to meet the needs of a learning-centered college
• Participate in or support the mentoring process, the SPCC Foundation, and grant identification, preparation, implementation, and evaluation
• Perform other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor, the dean, or the Vice President of Academic Affairs

How to Apply

Job Post Contact

South Piedmont Community College

Human Resources

PO Box 126

Polkton, NC 28135

Email: employment@spcc.edu