Program Director, Emergency Medical Services

Program Director, Emergency Medical Services


Rockingham Community College
215 Wrenn Memorial Road
Wentworth, NC 27375
Phone: 336-342-4261


Commensurate with experience



Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, February 2, 2023
Closes: Saturday, September 30, 2023

Target Start Date

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Expected Work Hours

M-Th 8 am-5 pm, F 8 am-3pm; may vary depending on department needs

Reports to

Dean, Health Sciences and Public Service Technologies

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Management, or other field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • NCOEMS Level II EMS instructor or eligible to obtain within six (6) month employment.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) instructor, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) instructor, Pediatric Life Support (PALS) instructor or eligible to obtain six (6) months of employment.
  • Four (4) years of experience delivering out-of-hospital emergency care.
  • Two (2) years teaching experience/clinical supervision of students at Level I Paramedic in an approved Paramedic program.
  • Knowledgeable about state and national EMS scope of practice and education standards.
  • Excellent computer skills, including database, spreadsheet, and work processing applications.
  • Skill in problem solving and working in a team environment.
  • Skill in communications, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with college administration, faculty, staff, students and the public.
  • Ability to manage time, prioritize tasks, and organize work to complete assigned duties.
  • Ability to work with outside agencies and businesses to analyze community and training needs.
  • Ability to work with diverse target population groups.
  • EMT-Paramedic

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Management, or other field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Currently hold NCOEMS Level II EMS Instructor Certification.
  • Currently hold BLS, ACLS, and PALS Instructor Certification.
  • Currently hold Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Certification
  • National Registry Certified EMT-Paramedic

Position Description

The Program Director for Emergency Medical Services within the division of Health Sciences and Public Services Technologies, is responsible for supervision, planning, management and evaluation of the department's programs and courses within the areas of study related to assigned area of responsibility in collaboration with the Dean. The Director will maintain a teaching load to maintain relevancy in teaching and learning. This position will ensure the coordination and management of program operations following policies and procedures within the Division and the College. They will work in collaboration with both internal and external partners to facilitate educational opportunities and curriculum development relevant to workforce needs.

Department Chairs/Program Directors are expected to perform all aspects of program management and instruction-related duties in a timely manner and in accordance with the mission, policies, and procedures of the College, the North Carolina Community College System, and with appropriate accrediting entities where applicable. Department Chairs/Program Directors are also responsible for providing placement, advising, follow-up support services and performing other duties as assigned.

Individual must be available day, evenings and weekends and maintain Paramedic/Instructor credentials as required by North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services (NCOEMS).

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, please complete an online application at

Job Post Contact

Joy Chappell
Director of Human Resources
(336) 342-4261, ext. 2265