Program Director, Emergency Medical Services

Program Director, Emergency Medical Services


Davidson-Davie Community College
297 DCCC Road
Thomasville, NC 27360
Phone: 336-249-8186


Commensurate with experience


Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, May 18, 2023
Closes: Friday, June 30, 2023

Target Start Date

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor’s Degree in an EMS, healthcare discipline, health education, or related field

Current Level II Instructor

Current paramedic credential by the North Carolina Office of EMS (OEMS)

Prior training and/or teaching experience in healthcare or related area

Knowledge about methods of instruction, testing and evaluation of students

Field experience in the delivery of out of hospital emergency care

Creativity and openness to change

Strong oral and written communication skills

Strong computer skills and commitment to the use of technology in instruction

Ability to work effectively and collegially with others in a team environment

Familiarity with and appreciation for the mission of a comprehensive community college

Effectiveness in demonstrating College organizational competencies:

-           Translating College purpose, values, and vision into organizational action

-           Collaborating and facilitating

-           Creating and innovating

-           Anticipating and responding to change

-           Providing vision and leadership

-           Assessment of student learning

-           Engagement and assessment of successful student retention models

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in an EMS, healthcare discipline, health education, or related field

Experience with instructional technology

Experience in distance education

Experience in marketing educational programs

Position Description

The Program Director, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provide leadership and proactive consultation in responding to the education needs of a variety of EMS and health care providers.  The position is responsible for the design, implementation and evaluation of appropriate educational and training programs, both credit and non-credit, which strengthen ties with health care and EMS agencies.  The program director is responsible for all aspects of the EMS program. Additionally, this position will be responsible for EMS accreditation and the implementation of various projects including but not limited to the American Heart Association Training Center. This position reports directly to the Division Chair, Public Safety.  The Program Director has the following responsibilities:


Develops, organizes and administers the EMS program and other continuing education courses


Works collaboratively with faculty, staff and external agencies


Proactively consults with providers to identify training/educational needs and develops curriculum to meet identified needs


Develops and implements strategies to engage stakeholders (employers and students)  


Assists in the hiring, orientation and mentoring of new faculty


Supervises and evaluates faculty


Provides leadership for EMS program accreditation


Administers the continuous quality review and improvement process for the EMS program including long range planning, on-going development, and evaluation program effectiveness


Administers American Heart Association Training Center activities


Develops course outlines, schedules and instructional materials


Assists faculty with syllabus development and textbook/course material selection


Ensures compliance with local, state and federal health care and EMS regulations


Assists in course set-up and course scheduling each semester


Conducts systematic evaluation of courses and instructional activities


Maintains instructional records and inventory of educational materials and equipment


Provides academic mentoring for students


Assures that tasks are completed on time and within budget


Schedules meetings of stakeholders and advisory boards


Collects and reports data according to local, state, or federal requirements


Maintains contacts with business, industry, and professional organizations to ensure that instructional programs are current and include advances in occupational or academic fields


Assists with the development and implementation of long range goals and objectives at the program, School, and institutional levels


Assists with the development of promotional materials. Works with marketing to get these materials published and printed, advertised and/or distributed


Assists in student recruitment and retention, including College-wide marketing initiatives


Attends meetings to maintain currency with issues and advances in education and health care


Prepares and submits reports as required by the College


Maintains professional credentials required for EMS instruction and accreditation


Attends College meetings and serves on committees as appropriate


Performs other tasks as assigned that support the mission and initiatives of the College

Job Post Contact

Davidson-Davie Community College


Fax:  336-249-1933