• EMS Program Director - Limited Term Employee

    Posting Date: 4 months ago(4/9/2018 2:01 PM)
    Job ID:
    # of Openings:
    Limited Term
    Public Safety Training Center - Appleton
    Hours Per Week:
    Weeks Per Year:
    Work Schedule:
    Flexibility in schedule is required.
    Anticipated Start Date:
    May 2018
    Internal Applicant Salary/Rate:
    Based upon the applicable compensation structure
    Posting Duration:
    Position will be posted for a minimum of five days and will remain open until the needs of the position are met
  • Basic Functions & Responsibilities

    This limited term position is responsible for the ongoing administration and organization of the emergency medical service (EMS) programs, including continuous quality improvement, long-range planning and development, ensuring program effectiveness and quality control to meet the needs of students and employers.

    Essential Job Functions/Secondary Job Functions


    1. Administration of EMS Programs. Oversee the organization and content of the EMS programs. Ensures the program’s content is in accordance with state and national requirements. Ensures the instructor’s used in the program meet state and national requirements.
    2. Curriculum Review. Work closely with instructors, the Medical Director, and relevant state and national agencies to ensure that curriculum for EMS programing is current, competency-based; and evaluate curriculum to ensure program relevance, consistent with employer expectations, and aligned with the college policy on level of required documentation.
    3. Continuous Improvement. Work closely with the EMS Medical Director, Employers, and Advisory Committee Members to monitor the effectiveness of EMS programs. Put in place systems to measure effectiveness and use the data to guide planning and development. In collaboration with faculty and the Medical Director, engage in strategic planning for program development and quality improvement.
    4. Clinical/Field Site Development. Work with area health care providers to develop and maintain appropriate off-campus clinical placement opportunities for EMS students to ensure an adequate number and variety of sites are available to students to prepare them for entry-level practice. Secure, coordinate, track and verify new and existing Memoranda of Understanding and ensure compliance with fieldwork education requirements in the paramedic programs. Serve as primary liaison with clinical and/or field placement sites.
    5. Preceptor Training. In collaboration with faculty, develop and administer a preceptor training program, including guidance regarding the purpose of clinical/field experience, minimum competencies, skills, and behaviors to be gained, evaluation tools and criteria for evaluation of students. Ensure that new preceptors receive orientation and training. As needed, provide training updates.
    6. Clinical/Field Experience Monitoring. As time permits, visit clinical/field sites and observe students and preceptors. Monitor student progress in achieving desired outcomes. Ensure that student performance in field placements is properly documented in accordance with program requirements.
    7. Planning, Budgeting, and Resource Coordination. Articulate needs and coordinate resources to ensure that classrooms and laboratories are properly equipped and ready for effective instruction through a liaison role to instructional support resources, operational planning, and budget development and monitoring.
    8. Customer Service/Marketing. Provide information to external and internal inquiries, address and refer student issues as appropriate, and assist with college marketing efforts and new student intake and orientation.
    9. Schedule and Meeting Coordination. Develop, maintain, and revise class schedule offerings in conjunction with student master schedules and faculty schedules to meet instructional and student advising needs. Schedules and facilitates department meetings.
    10. Staffing. Work with department staff to address day-to-day issues, provide functional direction to support staff assigned to the department, assist in identifying and reviewing credentials of contract and adjunct faculty in support of hiring decisions for the department, and work with instructors to address contract-training assignments.
    11. Interpersonal/Team Skills. Participate in activities of the instructional team, including planning, development, scheduling, and budgeting as a cooperative and professional team player.
    12. Business/Industry/Community Linkages. Develop and deliver customized training for various clients as needed, and maintain involvement with business/industry/community through advisory committees, marketing and recruitment efforts, and professional associations and organizations.
    13. Student Support and Guidance. Advise and support students as a mentor and role model in the achievement of their learning and career goals.
    14. Other Duties. Perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications, Training and Experience


    1. Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning; Master’s Degree preferred.
    2. Five years of occupational experience as a paramedic in the delivery of out-of-hospital emergency care, of which at least one year shall be within the last five years.
    3. National/Wisconsin State Licensed Paramedic.
    4. Wisconsin DHS/WTCSB Certified to teach Paramedic, Intermediate, Emergency Medical Technician, and Emergency Medical Responder.
    5. Ability to plan, organize, instruct, and facilitate quality education programs, including development of relevant curriculum.
    6. Minimum one year of experience in adult instruction and curriculum development.


    Essential Aptitudes, Skills, Knowledge and Personal Characteristics


    1. Current knowledge of the role of the EMT-Paramedic.
    2. Ability to problem solve and work with individuals to resolve issues, concerns and conflicts.
    3. Ability to support and work effectively and positively within a team environment.
    4. Success and commitment as a team player, including the ability to engage in win-win thinking and to foster consensus.
    5. Flexibility, adaptability, and skill of multitasking is highly desirable.
    6. Ability to communicate effectively and maintain positive working relationships with a variety of health and community agencies and personnel both within and outside the College.
    7. Promote and model professionalism in emergency medical services to students, staff, and professionals in the field.
    8. Ability to work with diverse students, staff, and community populations.
    9. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
    10. Flexibility and openness to innovation and change.
    11. Highly motivated with strong interest in contributing to the success of students, the EMS Programs and the college.
    12. An educational philosophy which places the primary emphasis on student learning in the design, delivery, and evaluation of courses.
    13. Flexibility, including the acceptance of and willingness to change.
    14. Serve as a role model to students, staff and professionals in field.
    15. Understanding and successful use of learning technology.
    16. An educational philosophy which places the primary emphasis on student learning in the design, delivery, and evaluation of courses.
    17. Willingness to take risks and try new things.
    18. Experience and willingness to “sell” and “market” existing programs, new programs, and services.
    19. Willingness to accept responsibility for professional and personal growth.
    20. Models a commitment to the mission, purposes, goals, strategic directions, and values of the college.

    Benefits (eligibility requirements may apply)

    403B and 457 Retirement Plans, Bereavement Leave, Dental Insurance, Emergency Leave, Employee Assistance Program, Fitness Center at Appleton Main Campus, Flexible Spending Account, Group Legal Benefits, Health Insurance or if applicable Cash Option Plan, Health Savings Account, Long Term Disability Insurance, On-Site Child Care Facility at Appleton Main Campus, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Pet Health Insurance, Short Term Disability Insurance, Sick Leave, Spousal and Child Life Insurance, Supplemental Employee Life Insurance, Term Life & AD&D Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Vision Insurance, Wellness Program, Wisconsin Retirement System Pension Benefit (plan eligibility requirements apply)

    Special Instructions to Applicants

    This is a Limited Term position with an anticipated 2 year duration which will be re-evaluated with the possiblity of being extended at that time.


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