DCCC EMS Programs Director

Program Director, Emergency Medical Services


$46,533.00 - $60,493.00 Annually


Thomasville, NC

Job Type

Full-time Staff


Academic Affairs

Job Number





11/30/2018 11:59 PM Eastern


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 Associate Dean, Workforce Development and Continuing Education.  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




  • Bachelor's Degree in an EMS, healthcare discipline, health education, or related field from an accredited institution
  • 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


  • 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


ADA Summary


ADA requirements for this position include critical thinking skills with the ability to process information and exercise good judgment; ease of mobility within the office setting and other areas of campus; effective use of all forms of communication; and the ability to perform general office duties.


Davidson County Community College

PO Box 1287

Lexington, North Carolina, 27293



Closing Date (If Any): 
Friday, November 30, 2018
Statewide (No County)
Certification Level: 
Other Credentialed