University Assistant - Paramedic Science and Emergency Medical Training Education Program Coor...

Eastern Connecticut State University
Willimantic, CT

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University Assistant - Paramedic Science and Emergency Medical Training Education Program Coordinator

Paramedic Science and Emergency Medical Training Education Program Coordinator

Department: Health Sciences
Division: Academic Affairs
Reports to: Chair, Department of Health Sciences

Location: Willimantic, CT

Duties Performance Format: On-ground

Employee category: University Assistant

Position Type: Part-Time, 19 hours per week

Eastern Connecticut State University is seeking a Paramedic Science and Emergency Medical Training (EMT) Education Programs Coordinator, who will be responsible for the education leadership of all phases of the Paramedic Science and EMT programs, which includes applying and maintaining the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) accreditation and State of Connecticut approvals, coordinating course delivery, managing all administrative functions, guiding program instructors, and working with institutional partners for effective operation of these two programs. Selected applicant may also have opportunities to teach Paramedic Science, Emergency Medical Training, and Paramedic Science clinical placement supervision as adjunct faculty with additional pay.


  1. Develop policies and procedures, student handbooks, contracts, curriculum, admission procedures for the Paramedic Sciences and EMT programs;
  2. Work cooperatively along with the Medical Director to ensure the programs’ compliance with Connecticut Office of Emergency Medical Services and CoAEMSP/CAAHEP rules and regulations;
  3. Secure and maintain clinical sites, supervise, train and orient clinical placement preceptors;
  4. Monitor the success rates on state and national examinations in accordance with the mission, core values, and purposes of the institute;
  5. Prepare, apply, earn, and maintain CoASEMP accreditation for the Paramedic Science program;
  6. Prepare and submit necessary reports to stakeholders, Connecticut Office of Emergency Medical Services, CoAEMSP, CAAHEP, National Registry, and any other necessary organizations;
  7. Establish and maintain clinical and community partnerships for the Paramedic Science and EMT programs;
  8. Facilitate and collaborate Paramedic Science Advisory Committee meetings;
  9. Prepare program equipment and supplies quotations and manage inventory;
  10. Ensure the programs comply with Federal, State, Local laws;
  11. Consult regularly with faculty, to ensure the program is meeting objectives and goals;
  12. Regularly evaluates the effectiveness of the programs by review of student certification results, test exam results, clinical evaluations, and other aspects in cooperation with the medical director and program faculty to achieve the goals of the program;
  13. Conduct program instructors’ training and development, monitor student learning outcomes and coordinate learning activities in the Department;
  14. Conduct strategic planning and evaluation of the programs for long-term development and sustainability;
  15. Prepare annual operational budget for the programs to the Department Chair;
  16. Any other duties related to Paramedic Science and EMT assigned by the Department Chair.


The incumbent must possess the following skills and attributes:

  1. Working knowledge of the standards, policies and processes for the (CoAEMPS);
  2. Working experience with computer software systems;
  3. Management and leadership skills;
  4. Organizational skills;
  5. Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  6. Have a student-centered attitude, friendly and collaborative personality, and can work effectively and efficiently with students, faculty, staff, and leadership from diverse cultures with respect;
  7. Effective verbal and written communication skills;
  8. Effective problem-solving skills.


  1. Bachelor's Degree earned from a U.S. accredited college/university;
  2. Valid State of Connecticut Paramedic licensed (or Nationally Registered Paramedic able to secure Connecticut licensure within the first 3 months of employment);
  3. Current licensure as a Connecticut Paramedic;
  4. Valid National Registry Paramedic certification;
  5. Valid American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) instructor certification;
  6. Current compliance with all Federal, state and local regulations, including licensing requirements as required by the discipline;
  7. Minimum 2,000 hours of paid documented experience as a Paramedic in the last 5 years;
  8. Must be familiar with the current versions of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP), National EMS Scope of Practice, National EMS Education standards and guidelines, and evidenced-informed clinical practice;
  9. Experience in medical simulation practice.


  1. Experience in successfully applied and earned CoAEMPS accreditation;
  2. Master’s degree in Paramedic Science, Emergency Medical Services, health services, education, public administration or related discipline earned from a U.S. accredited college/university;
  3. 5-year experience as paid full-time paramedic provider in a 911-dispated pre-hospital Emergency Medical Service system;
  4. 3-year critical care experience with commensurate certifications;
  5. 3-year higher education or critical care teaching experience;
  6. Professional experience as a paramedic and/or critical care practitioner;
  7. Experience in managing clinical education programs.


  1. Be able to speak, hear, see, write, type, dial, reach, and bend;
  2. Be able to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 40 pounds;
  3. Possess a valid driver’s license;
  4. Jobs duties are performed in office, classroom, laboratory environment.

START DATE: Immediate after the search conclusion.


  1. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Employment-based visa sponsorship is not available;
  2. Employment is contingent on an acceptable background check;
  3. Must have a valid driver’s license;
  4. Proof of up to date COVID-19 vaccination required prior to the first day of employment, subject to exemptions recognized by law;
  5. Regular work hours are scheduled within Mondays to Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with occasional weekends as needed.


  • Occasional travel, including land or air travel, nationally and overnight stays may be required, with reimbursement subject to the University Policy.

Application Procedures:

Please submit the following materials in one PDF file in the following order to

  1. Application letter;
  2. Curriculum vitae or resume;
  3. Academic transcripts for all postsecondary education;
  4. Name and contact information of three references.

Application review will begin on August 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

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