EMS Program Director

EMS Program Director


Central Carolina Community College
1105 Kelly Drive
Sanford, NC 27330
Phone: 919-775-5401

Job Location

Sanford, NC


$57,360.00 - $65,964.00 Annually


FT Benefits

Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Closes: Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Target Start Date

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Expected Work Hours

40 hours

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Licensed paramedic in the state of North Carolina
  • Level II EMS Instructor
  • Three years’ experience as an emergency paramedic with a progressive and active EMS Provider license
  • Three years of administrative or supervisory experience
  • Three years of documented teaching experience as a Level I Instructor
  • Proven ability to manage and motivate professionals as a cohesive team.

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 Blackboard
  • Experience with national, regional, and state accreditations, such as SACS-COC, CoAEMSP, and NC OEMS
  • Budgeting experience
  • 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


At Central Carolina Community College, we create transformative lifelong learning opportunities! We expect all employees to find ways to remove barriers to student success and provide all students a pathway to achievable dreams. Our employees are charged to recognize the challenges we face and to respond to them with empathy, understanding, and a willingness to help.    

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program Director is a full-time, 12-month position located primarily at the Center for Workforce Innovation, Sanford, NC. Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Public Safety, the EMS Program Director provides academic leadership to students and instructors in the EMS 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 curriculum development, instructor assignment, course scheduling, program review, student learning outcomes assessments, student advising and scheduling, professional development, institutional service, community service, and community relations. In addition, the EMS Program Director has supervisory authority over the full time and adjunct instructors and staff in the EMS programs.

Diversity Policy:  Central Carolina Community College believes the college experience is greatly enriched through diversity; therefore, the college encourages diversity of thought within the student body and staff. Furthermore, the college seeks to promote awareness of diversity and the respect for all individuals, and the college pledges to adhere to this mission in its relationship with the community.   


Essential Duties


  • 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 maintain program accreditation.
  • Work collaboratively with Chatham, Lee, and Harnett County Emergency Services, Medical Director and County Chiefs/Training Officers to develop EMS training for Chatham, Lee, and Harnett Counties.
  • Recruit, interview, hire and orient appropriately credentialed instructors for the EMS programs.
  • Design and implement a student recruitment and retention plan.
  • Coordinate and conduct specialized EMS (CPR, ITLS/PHTLS, ACLS, PALS, etc.) training programs
  • Monitor students in the field and ensure that all required documentation is completed correctly by the preceptors and students by using the appropriate testing program
  • Ensure student records are maintained and secured to ensure compliance with NCOEMS, CoAMPS, 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 CCCC EMS advisory committee(s).
  • Limited instruction as needed to meet the needs of the program and to maintain NCOEMS Level II recredentialed 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. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean of Public Safety or Vice President for Workforce Development.
  • Recognizing and respecting the variety of experiences and contributions represented by all of our students, employees, and community, the EMS Program Director will encourage a learning environment where everyone is supported and valued for their unique perspectives and experiences and will foster and promote the participation of all members of our diverse communities.

Job Post Contact

Central Carolina Community College Human Resources

1105 Kelly Drive, Sanford, NC  27540

(919) 718-7493