Program Coordinator, Public Safety Administration/Emergency Management

Program Coordinator, Public Safety Administration/Emergency Management


Forsyth Technical Community College
2100 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Phone: 336-723-0371

Job Location

Northwest Forsyth campus in King, NC


Compensation varies on experience and qualification


Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Closes: Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Target Start Date

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree or higher in Fire Science, Emergency Management, Public Safety, or related field. Note: degrees and hours must be from a college accredited by a US Department of Education accepted accrediting agency such as SACSCOC.
• Successful teaching or training experience
• Five years of professional experience in Fire Protection, Emergency Management, or Law Enforcement.
• Experience with Microsoft Office and/or Google Workspace, spreadsheets, presentation and collaboration apps and software
• Ability to work in a diverse environment
• Ability to teach in a variety of modalities to include online and in person classes

Preferred Qualifications

• A master’s degree in Fire Protection Technology, Fire Science, Emergency Management or Public Safety.

Position Description

Advocate, direct, plan, coordinate, and teach in the Public Safety Administration/Emergency Management curriculum programs. Coordinate and participate in the development and administration of the Public Safety Administration and Emergency Management budgets; recommend funds for equipment, materials, and supplies, staffing needs; monitor and approve expenditures; implement midyear adjustments. Administrative responsibilities include program development/management, budget development/management, maintaining programmatic accreditation/external partnerships and providing operational supervision to full and part time faculty and staff in the department. The Program Coordinator is a member of the full-time faculty, maintains a teaching load with some administrative release time to carry out duties.               

This position is located at our Northwest Forsyth campus in King, NC.


Teaching and Learning:
• Assume responsibility for teaching assignments as recommended by the Associate Dean.
• Facilitate the learning process by designing and implementing instructional activities that are appropriate and meaningful.
• Adhere to the departmental course guidelines and ensure that content covers SACS-approved competencies.
• Order supplies and materials for labs supervised and prepare lab activities and assignments as needed.
• Advise, register, and mentor students towards the program completion.
• Fulfill the duties of clinical or lab instructor, scheduling clinical opportunities for students as applicable.
• Assume responsibility for maintaining all required college records including attendance and grade reports
• Evaluate student performance using methods appropriate to the course.
• Assist other EWD courses as a backup and through class visits.
Community Relations:
• Maintain contact and open communication with community partner agencies
• Be alert to public relations opportunities and use these to promote the college and the department.
• Assist in planning and conducting advisory committee meetings.
• Provide administration with information for institutional publications.
Curriculum Development:
• Maintain, review, and update course descriptions, objectives, and outlines for courses of instruction and develop new courses of study as necessary.
• Make recommendations to the Associate Dean for selection of supplies, equipment, equipment repairs, textbooks for courses of study, and the scheduling of classroom and laboratory facilities.
• Participate in departmental activities relative to revising and updating the program(s) in the area of expertise.
• Assist with the development of new programs in the area of expertise.
• Incorporate inclusive content and work to eliminate discriminatory and exclusionary content from curriculum
• Pursue continuous improvement in the areas of subject matter expertise; teaching and learning; the use of educational technology; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and other areas related to the strategic goals of the college
• Facilitate the learning process by designing and implementing inclusive instructional activities that are appropriate and meaningful and that maximize equitable student outcomes
Professional Development:
• Develop a professional development plan that is approved by the department Associate Dean and participates in those activities that achieve approved professional development activities.
• Maintain current licensure, certification, or other professional credentials required for position.
• Maintain membership and participation in professional organizations.
• Read professional literature.
• Keep abreast of current technology.
• Attend workshops, conferences, and professional meetings.
• Participate in on-campus professional development activities.
• Orient new instructors to job responsibilities and to the College’s operations and policies.
• Participate in interviews and recommend employment of full and part-time faculty.
• Assist in employee evaluation through classroom visitation as requested by the Associate Dean.
• Assume responsibility for informing all program faculty about institutional policies.
• Recruit credentialed and qualified part-time teachers for teaching assignments.
Finance, Facilities and Equipment:
• Assist the department Associate Dean in the preparation and supervision of departmental program budgets.
• Approve requests for supplies, equipment, and instructional materials as appropriate.
• Maintain an equipment inventory.
• Maintain equipment and facilities according to acceptable standards.
• Assure the availability to program faculty of supplies, equipment, and instructional materials.
Program Development:
• Maintaining program accreditation as applicable
• Oversee the development of course descriptions and outlines.
• Prepare materials for recommended curriculum changes.
• Prepare annual curriculum course schedules.
• Recommend individuals to serve on curriculum advisory committees.
• Assess, prepare, and implement annual tactical goals.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• The employee will regularly use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear.
• The employee may frequently stand, walk, and sit.
• The employee may occasionally reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
• The employee may lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
• Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Job Post Contact

Forsyth Technical Community College
Main Campus - Allman Building
2100 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC  27103
Phone: 336-734-7302
Fax: 336-761-2309