Forsyth Technical Community College: EMS Program Coordinator

Job Description Summary

The Program Coordinator will be a member of a diverse team that will serve as the key community partner in the ongoing development of the Emergency Medical Science Program at Forsyth Tech. In addition to carrying out instructional duties, the program coordinator will provide oversight and leadership for the Emergency Medical Services program and is responsible for establishing strong partnerships with Forsyth and Stokes County EMS as well as other community agencies. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for working with internal and external stakeholders to establish sustainable student recruitment for the program and to create a pipeline of candidates to help serve industry needs and establish Forsyth Tech as a leading program in the region. The Program Coordinator has oversight over equipment and facilities, personnel, and financial responsibilities associated with the program.  In addition, the program coordinator will focus on continuous improvement of student outcomes and make recommendations to ensure program completion. 

Minimum Qualifications

·       Bachelor’s degree or higher in emergency medical science 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.   

·       Level II Paramedic Instructor Status or ability to obtain within 24 months of hire date.

·       Successful teaching or training experience 

·       Four years of field experience as a paramedic.

·       Teaching certifications in the following:  CPR (from the American Heart Association), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Paramedic Advanced Life Support, and Basic Trauma Life Support.

·       Current Paramedic certification.

·       Experience with Microsoft Office and/or Google Workspace, spreadsheets, presentation and collaboration apps and software

·       Ability to work in a diverse environment

·       Ability/willingness to teach online and in person classes

·       The ability to teach day, evening and occasional weekend courses, and 

·       The ability to travel between sites.

Preferred Qualifications

·       Previous experience teaching at a Community College.

·       Previous experience with successful student outcomes from program completion to employment placement

Essential Duties

Teaching and Learning:

·       Assume responsibility for teaching assignments as recommended by the department chairperson and approved by the 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.

·       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.


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 department chairperson 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


·       Provide assistance to advisees.

·       Participate in department, division and college-wide advising activities.

·       Learn and maintain proficiency with program requirements of assigned advisees.


Professional Development:

·       Develop a professional development plan that is approved by the department chair and then the 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.



·       Recommend to the department chairperson teaching assignment for instructors.

·       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 department chairperson.

·       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 chairperson 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 with NCOEMS, COAMPS and other agencies as applicable

·       Recommend to the department chairperson textbooks for adoption and supplementary materials for acquisition.

·       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 need to regularly operate and use computers, phones and other electronic equipment 
• The employee will frequently communicate and must be able to exchange accurate information with others 
• The employee may need to move around their office and/or campus to attend meetings/ classes and to access files, machinery or other job-related tools 
• The employee may need to lift and/or move equipment, tools or paperwork up to 25 pounds 
• The employee may need to position themselves by reaching, stooping, kneeling or crouching in order to adjust or collect equipment and/or supplies 
• Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus

Open Date


Close Date


Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

If you require assistance, please call HR at 336-734-7302. AA/EOE.


Closing Date (If Any): 
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Certification Level: