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EMS Program Director

Oklahoma City Community College
Oklahoma City, OK

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EMS Program Director

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12 Month

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General Description:

The program director is responsible for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program including the administration, organization and supervision of the educational program; the continuous quality review and improvement of the educational program; the long range planning and ongoing development of the program; the effectiveness of the program and have systems in place to demonstrate the effectiveness of the program; cooperative involvement with the EMS Medical Director; and have adequate controls to assure the quality of the delegated responsibilities.

Reports To:

Dean of Health Professions

What position(s) reports to this position?:

EMS Faculty
EMS Faculty/Clinical Coordinator
EMS Adjunct Faculty
EMS Clinical Instructors
EMS Lab Staff

Minimum Education/Experience:

Minimum Qualifications:Possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education.Possess current certifications for:

  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP)
  • Must hold or be willing to obtain the Oklahoma EMS State Instructor License upon hire.

Five (5) years of work experience in healthcare.
Experience must align with one of the two listed experience tracks:
  • Paramedic Track:
    • Current unencumbered NRP Credential.
    • Two (2) years of field experience at the level of a paramedic.
    • Administrative experience including, but not limited to, program planning and implementation, personnel management, evaluation, and budgeting.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of current EMS Scope of Practice and EMS Educational Standards.

  • Registered Nurse Track:
    • Current unencumbered RN License.
    • Two (2) years of Verified field experience in out-of-hospital emergency care.
    • Administrative experience including, but not limited to, program planning and implementation, personnel management, evaluation, and budgeting.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of current EMS Scope of Practice and EMS Educational Standards.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Educational knowledge and experience.

Teaching and learning concepts and experience with adult learners.

Demonstrated positive human relations and communication skills

Basic computer skills, proficient in the use of Microsoft Office or similar software

Knowledge of flexible teaching styles to accommodate individual learning styles

Committed to helping students achieve their goals to be successful and attain a college education

Knowledge of or willingness to learn computer programs used in the department and on campus such as MineOnline and Moodle (or other learning management systems)

Organization and attention to detail

Support and willingness to teach in a competency-based instructional system

Ability to work independently and coordinate work with colleagues and peers

Ability to work well as a team member in an instructional unit

Ability to communicate and articulate concepts in an organized manner both verbally and in writing

Ability to interact in an effective and encouraging manner with students individually and in groups, as well as with college partners and stakeholders.

Ability to be available and provide means of communication with faculty, supervisor(s) and/or the department or division office

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

Physical efforts described here are presentative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of office, course, lab, or clinical work. Primarily sedentary with intermittent standing, walking, bending and stooping; occasional light lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds; ability to work at a computer, including repetitive use of a computer keyboard, mouse and other control devises; ability to travel to a variety of locations on or off campus as needed to conduct college business.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Paramedic Track:
    • Five (5) years of verified field experience in out-of-hospital emergency care.
    • 30 Credit hours of classroom teaching experience within a paramedic program at an accredited institution of higher education.

  • Nursing Track:
    • Five (5) years of verified field experience in out-of-hospital emergency care.
    • 30 Credit hours of classroom teaching experience within a paramedic or nursing program at an accredited institution of higher education.
    • Current unencumbered NRP Credential
    • Current BCEN certification as:
      • Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN), or
      • Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN), or
      • Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse, or
      • Certified Transport Registered Nurse (CTRN), or
      • Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN)

Required Training:

Campus staff training as needed.
Maintain all certifications and licenses for the position.

Work Hours:

This is a full-time staff position.


Division of Health Prof.

Job Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


HR Contact:

Beth Holmes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants are to thoroughly complete the online application and attach the following required documents: cover letter, resume, and transcript conferring highest degree. Applicants must attach copy of current instructor certifications using “Other Document”

Applicants who do not attach the required documents will not be considered for the position.

For application assistance, please contact Human Resources at (405) 682-7542, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

Job Duties (Position Specific):

(The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

Job Duties (Duties Assignment Statement):

The program director is responsible for coordinating the activities of the department and assisting the Assistant or Division Dean.

Lead, manage, supervise, and direct the EMS program.

Hiring of faculty and lab instructors.


Manage and motivate professionals as a cohesive team.

Work with and maintain program accreditation status

Create and maintain community partnerships

Evidence of a career that includes a strong work ethic with a proven tract record of project completion, multi-tasking, and the ability to manage needs.

Coordinate EMT and Paramedic Program clinical staff and train all clinical instructors.

Maintain current licensure, certification, or other professional credentials required for the position

Exhibit an uncompromising commitment to OCCC as a learning-centered college through the College’s mission, vision, values, core skills and learning outcomes, and delivery of instruction and services

Provide guidance and leadership in assessment of program and student learning outcomes within the program

Promote quality in learning and instruction by using learning-centered principles in leadership, management, scheduling, and hiring

Lead and coordinate the development of learning-centered scheduling for instruction

Participate in the development and administration of the EMS budget; forecast and recommend funds needed for staffing, equipment, and supplies; monitor and recommend approval of expenditures

Coordinate the recruitment, selection, contracting, and evaluation of part-time instructors within the program

Develop and provide assistance in the development, sequencing, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum and educational materials used in the program

Actively support innovation, distance learning, student-centered learning strategies, and the use of technology within the learning environment

Demonstrate high-level professionalism in developing and/or implementing long- and short-range plans in accordance with the philosophy of a learning-centered college

Participate in college, advisory, and program/instruction committees, campus activities, and representation of the college in the community

Develop strong partnerships with appropriate community stakeholders in support of new program development and college improvement

Develop strong partnerships with State and National agencies that support emergency services education

Continue professional development for the improvement of self and the department to meet the needs of a learning-centered college

Participate in or support the mentoring process, the Foundation, and grant identification, preparation, implementation, and evaluation

Perform other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor, the dean, the Vice President of Academic Affairs

Job Duties (Safety / Policy & Procedures):

Abide by the policies and procedures published in the Board of Regents Policies and College Policies & Procedures

Contribute to a safe educational & working environment.

Adhere to established safety and health procedures and practices for the purpose of providing injury and illness prevention for self and others.

Complete quarterly health and safety training pursuant to OCCC’s established safety and health procedures and practices.

Participate in all applicable OCCC emergency, evacuation, shelter in place drills, and be prepared to take action and assist others in taking appropriate action should a health or safety emergency occur.


Oklahoma City Community College provides the people of Oklahoma and our community with broad access to certificates of mastery, associate degrees, community education, and cultural programs of exceptional quality, empowering our students to achieve their educational goals and our community to thrive in an increasingly global society.

OCCC promote's student success through: open access to the College; quality in the learning environment; excellence in the faculty and staff; competency based learning; comprehensive and innovative programs and services; cooperation in the development and improvement of programs and services; and holding students, employees, and programs accountable for high performance standards.

Oklahoma City Community College serves more than 28,000 students annually. For most of our students, completing a college degree is life changing, not only for the student who receives the degree, but also for the student's family; and in a collective sense, transformational for our community. At OCCC, we have always been committed to helping every student realize their educational goals.

We believe our responsibility for our student's success does not end at graduation. We offer a solid background and a firm foundation for a lifetime of learning and accomplishment.

This year we have made another major commitment toward that responsibility. OCCC was chosen as one of 79 community colleges in 16 states to participate in Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count. This national initiative focuses on the success of community college students and is designed to help OCCC remain focused on helping our students reach their goals.

The dark red buildings of Oklahoma City Community College have become a landmark in the southwestern section of Oklahoma City. Situated on a 143-acre site just south of Interstate 240 on South May Avenue, the College is easily accessible to the entire metropolitan Oklahoma City area. The distinctive architectural design of the buildings creates a positive environment for quality education

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