Program Coordinator I/EMS Simulation Center and Clinical Placement Coordinator

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Program Coordinator I/EMS Simulation Center and Clinical Placement Coordinator

Posting #: 17-014

Campus: Foothill College

Number of Working Months: 12 Months

Starting Salary: $4,659.74 per month

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Employment Duration: Full-Time


Starting Salary: $4,659.74 (per month) plus benefits; Salary Grade: C1-48
Full Salary Range: $4,659.74 - $6,241.09 (per month)

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the classified position above.

Under the direction of the EMS Director, the EMS Simulation Center and Clinical Placement Coordinator will function as an coordinator and resource to students, faculty and regional partners utilizing the EMS center. This position will assist in coordinating complex daily simulation activities and be responsible for tasks such as: scheduling; preparation for training exercises; documenting training & post training evaluation; maintaining equipment, simulation rooms and related multimedia peripherals; managing an inventory and ordering supplies; proctoring training sessions & exams; and work as a liaison role with partner facilities and organizations for clinical placements.

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate use, maintenance and schedule of the EMS Center with FH Sunnyvale Center administration.
  2. Provide advice and orientation to instructors regarding Simulation Center procedures, location and use of materials, and the operation of equipment; provide training and enforcement of safety procedures to individuals, including faculty, students and staff using the Simulation Center.
  3. Work with instructors to assist students with simulation to supplement their psycho-motor skills training and assist with proctoring training sessions and exams.
  4. Serve as a resource for faculty by providing guidance in the implementation of simulation experiences utilizing role playing, props and dialogue to create a realistic learning environment.
  5. Coordinate equipment, hardware & software usage and maintenance; maintain an equipment & maintenance log; manage inventory and order supplies; maintain contact with local vendors; oversee the collection and disposal of waste materials according to regulations.
  6. Build relationships with regional partners and hold regular scheduled meetings with clinical sites to assure student placement, clinical requirements and promotion of the Simulation Center and inter professional activities.
  7. Assist the EMS Director with the clinical placement of Paramedic students in required clinical internships; maintain reports.
  8. Monitor Center usage and prepare reports for submission to EMS Director, Dean and faculty.
  9. Conduct tours and simulation sessions for internal/external groups and/or individuals.
  10. Develop and maintain a library for all modules, curriculum; ensure manuals, supplies, videos, simulation units, etc. are available and sufficient.
  11. Build and maintain proficiency in existing and emerging technologies, including basic theory, design and implementation of simulation technologies.
  12. Participate in the Laerdal Simulation User Network and other simulation alliances; attend technical training and conferences as necessary; stay current in the field of simulation.
  13. Assists in the establishment of goals and objectives for the EMS Center that support the Allied Health programs and regional partners to enhance student learning laboratory enhancements and program improvement.

Desirable Skills & Qualifications:

  • Current CPR certification is required
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in EMS training or teaching
  • Working understanding of California EMS Title 22
  • Knowledge of clinical requirements, data collection and reporting required by the accreditation body of CAAHEP and COAEMSP
  • Must possess good interpersonal communication, observational and teaching skills
  • Ability to plan and organizing work
  • Effective time management skills
  • Ability to interact with high level personnel in the department
  • Initiative and resourcefulness
  • Experience with educational and medical technology is strongly desired
  • Proficiency in Mac and Windows platforms, Google and Microsoft applications
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding job assignments and sensitive issues
  • Ability to work with internal and external individuals from different disciplines and different levels of training
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Flexibility and adaptability in dynamic environment
  • Technical and mechanical Aptitude
  • Ability to work evening or weekends on occasion
  • Ability to use and lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to work in a team environment and to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to make sound judgments in demanding situations
  • Ability to react to frequent changes in duties and manage multiple concurrent activities

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, provide direction and guidance to the day-to-day operations, problem solving and limited decision making regarding an assigned program; implement program policies and guidelines; provide for program reporting and accountability; provide work direction and guidance to other program personnel; limited monitoring of the program budgets.

Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Provide overall direction and guidance in the day-to-day operations, problem solving and decision-making regarding an assigned program; implement program policies and directives according to District, federal or State guidelines.
  2. Provide work direction and guidance to others assigned to the program; assign work to other classified personnel, students, volunteers and others; provide input to performance evaluations.
  3. Develop, recommend and implement program plans and objectives; coordinate delivery of services to program participants; assure participation guidelines are followed.
  4. Assure program expenditures are within allocated budgets; monitor budgets.
  5. Establish appropriate linkages to special populations or community groups served; promote program through participation in advocacy groups, associations and other local, regional or national organizations.
  6. Provide regular reports to management and federal/State agencies as requested; participate on program reviews; assure program compliance with federal or State program guidelines.
  7. Serve as liaison between program personnel, participants, clients, administrators, faculty and students; provide information, program requirements and other pertinent information.
  8. Develop, coordinate, promote and oversee a broad range of programs.
  9. Develop workshop materials, promotional materials and other program documentation.
  10. Operate a computer and other office equipment as assigned.
  11. Design, develop and present workshops for students and with varied learning styles and cultural backgrounds.
  12. Assist in curriculum planning and development; provide input to faculty and staff regarding program offerings.
  13. Serve as program administrator in the absence of program supervisors.
  14. Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  1. Planning and coordinating the day-to-day activities of assigned program.
  2. Policies, objectives and goals of assigned program.
  3. Development and presentation of programs and workshops.
  4. Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures related to assigned program.
  5. Budget monitoring and control.
  6. Oral and written communication skills.
  7. Principles of training and providing work direction to others.
  8. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  9. Operation of a computer and assigned software.

Ability to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Provide direction and guidance to the day-to-day operations, problem solving and decision-making regarding an assigned program.
  3. Implement program policies and guidelines.
  4. Provide for program reporting and accountability.
  5. Prepare comprehensive program reports and reviews.
  6. Provide work direction and guidance to other program personnel.
  7. Monitor program budgets.
  8. Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  9. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  10. Operate a computer and assigned office equipment.
  11. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  12. Meet schedules and time lines.
  13. Work independently with little direction.
  14. Plan and organize work.
  15. Remain current regarding trends in assigned field.


  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Any combination equivalent to an Associate's degree in a related field AND one (1) year related work experience.



  1. Office environment.

Physical Abilities:

  1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone and make presentations.
  2. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate computer keyboard.
  3. Seeing to read various materials.
  4. Standing for extended periods of time.
  5. Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.
  6. Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching.
  7. Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling heavy objects up to 30 lbs.


  1. A District on-line application on *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. A cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position.
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application. Items not required (including reference letters) will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our “Applicant Information” to assist with technical difficulties at:

Position: Full-Time, Grant Funded, 12-months per year
Starting date: As soon as possible upon completion of the search process.

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement. The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. All interviewing costs incurred by applicant are the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:
Employment Services
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California 94022
(650) 949-6217


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