Lead Instructor of Emergency Medical Science (EMS)

Lead Instructor of Emergency Medical Science (EMS)


Wilkes Community College
1328 South Collegiate Drive
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Phone: 336-838-6100

Job Location

Wilkes Campus -  Wilkesboro, NC


Salary Range: $55,000 to $65,000 (9 months) based on education and experience in accordance with the college salary plan.



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Closes: Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Target Start Date

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Expected Work Hours

Full-time 9-month

Reports to

The EMS lead instructor will report to the EMS Program Director for instructional and program accreditation responsibilities.

Employment Type

Full-time, 9-month

Minimum Qualifications

  • Hold and maintain a current North Carolina or National Registry Paramedic credential.
  • Obtain an NC Level I EMS Instructor credential with eligibility to attain an NC Level II EMS Instructor credential.
  • A minimum of an associate’s degree.
  • Five (5) years of clinical experience with an EMS provider at the Paramedic level and should have 5 years of teaching experience. The teaching experience should incorporate educational methodology, curriculum development, test construction, and measurement/evaluation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certifications for ACLS, PALS or PEPP, and ITLS or PHTLS. It is preferred that the candidate has instructor certifications in these disciplines, or, if not, willingness to attain such.
  • Excellent communication skills, computer applications proficiency, and the ability to work effectively with others.
  • Bachelor’s degree or willing to obtain

Position Description

This is a full-time 9-month position, with an additional 4-6 weeks in the first year. The Lead Instructor of EMS is responsible for the planning, selection, organization, implementation, supervision, facilitation, and evaluation of the learning experience of curriculum EMS students. The EMS lead instructor will report to the EMS Program Director for instructional and program accreditation responsibilities.

Job Duties EMS Instructor Responsibilities:

  1. Teach classes as assigned by EMS Program Director.
  2. Planning, placement, and supervision of students engaged in classroom and clinical education.
  3. Make recommendations for clinical and internship host facilities.
  4. Maintain current syllabi and ensure that syllabi are posted to the college LMS for all sections of all courses being taught each semester.
  5. Advise students toward completion of program, diploma, or degree goals and assist students with job placement or college transfer.
  6. Refer students, as appropriate, to student support areas of WCC including Counseling and/or Student Support Services, the Learning Resources Center, Student Services, the Writing Center, etc.
  7. Serve as a mentor/role model to students, faculty, and the community by presenting a positive professional image.
  8. Assist the Director of Emergency Medical Services programs with administrative and program duties related to accreditation and other duties that may be assigned.
  9. Assist the EMS Program Director or Dean of Division in maintaining academic currency (in conjunction with other full-time faculty members in the discipline, if any) by providing leadership for curriculum revision and development and by maintaining the quality and currency of the book and periodical collections in the Learning Resources Center/Library.
  10. Assist the EMS Program Director in long- and short-range planning and determining an annual budget.
  11. Assist the EMS Program Director every semester in preparing academic schedules and in selecting textbooks and submitting accurate and timely information for the division schedule and textbook order.
  12. Recommending appropriate and current equipment to the EMS Program Director, maintaining equipment in good working condition, and taking necessary steps to ensure student safety around equipment.
  13. Recruit, mentor, and evaluate qualified adjunct instructors.
  14. Attend commencement exercises, committee and task force meetings, and faculty meetings as scheduled.
  15. Other duties required by the supervisor.

How to Apply

Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting https://jobs.wilkescc.edu/postings/3059

Job Post Contact

Sherry Cox