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Program Director, Emergency Medical Services/Paramedics

Dona Ana Community College
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001
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The program director is the academic leader of the EMS Program and is responsible for all aspects of the program including, but not limited to:
• The administration, organization, and supervision of the educational program.
• The continuous quality review and improvement of the educational program.
• Long-term planning and ongoing development of the program.
• The effectiveness of the program, including instruction and faculty, with system in place to demonstrate the effectiveness of the program.
• Cooperative involvement with the medical director.
• The orientation/training and supervision of clinical and field internship preceptors.
• The effectiveness and quality of fulfillment of responsibilities delegated to another qualified individual.
• Prepare and teach a minimum of 15 credit hours during an academic year in EMT (Basic Intermediate, and/or Paramedic) courses. Teaching assignments may include day, evenings, weekends, online, and at multiple campus locations.
• Work the local, regional and state emergency medical communities and advisory board in implementing and maintaining a quality program.
• Maintain professional and academic competence and participates in professional development activities at the local, state/or national level.
• Participates as a voting member of the New Mexico Joint Organization of EMS Education Committee (JOE).
• Maintains instructor record and provides instructor updates as required by the New Mexico JOE Committee on a bi-annual basis.
• Provides an annual programmatic report utilizing the Program Outcomes Template provided by the NM JOE at the annual retreat.
• Instructs, supports, advises, and provides timely feedback to students in accordance with DACC policy and procedures.
• Participates in and serves on department, division, and college committees, advisory councils, task forces and working groups.
• Functions as a faculty advisor to student clubs and groups.
• Ensures that the program complies with accreditation standards, certification requirements, and leads accreditation self-study and quality assurance efforts.
• Develops, creates, renews, and oversees MOUs, affiliations agreements, internship agreements with external constituencies.
• Prepares an Annual Faculty Performance Report for each full-time program faculty.
• Evaluates all part-time faculty, and support staff annually within the program.
• Performs classroom observations for full and part-time faculty following the observations process and timeline.
• Participates in the screening, interviewing and orientation of new program faculty and staff.
• Supervises and mentors full and part-time faculty and staff in all aspects of their positions.
• Encourages and recommends faculty and staff participation in professional development activities.
• Collaborates with program faculty to revise and update course curriculum to stay current within the discipline and workplace trends.
• Develops, revises and updates program curricula in collaboration with faculty including online courses.
• Participates in the student advising process for the program guiding students to timely completion of their degree or certification.
• Participates in program student recruitment and advising events.
• Prepares program reports such as program review, Carl Perkins annual reports, and assessment of student learning.
• Oversees program and/or course assessment of student learning.
• Prepares and monitors program budgets. Develops plan to address budget shortfalls.
• Develop class schedules within budget guidelines and recommends faculty assignments.
• Leads monthly program faculty and staff meetings to include a formal agenda and minutes.
• Conducts and coordinates meetings with program advisory committees (once per semester) and/or external community groups.
• Addresses routine program matters in a professional and accurate manner.
• Addresses program full and part-time faculty, staff and student concerns and issues in a timely manner.
• Administers daily operations of the program and ensures that policies and procedures are followed.
• Fosters transfer and articulation agreements/activities with K-16 educational institutions.
• Monitors and tracks student enrollment and develops plans to address enrollment issues.
• Oversees and is responsible for inventory of equipment and supplies, catalog changes, textbook requisitions, and course content guides.
• Responsible for contract renewals of equipment and maintenance of laboratory equipment and facilities.
• Communicates regularly with satellite directors, program faculty/staff, regarding class schedules, curriculum, program and college matters.
• Communicates program status and needs to the Public Services Department Chair through regular meetings.
• Attends Public Services Department meetings and Business and Public Services Division meetings.
• Manages American Heart Association Community Training site.
• Coordinates non-credit continuing education offerings.
• Other duties as assigned.


• Master’s Degree from an accredited institution.
• NM Paramedic License.
• Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Instructor Coordinator Certificate based on the EMS National Guidelines.
• Five (5) years medical or allied health education, training and experience.
• Five (5) years field experience in the delivery of out-of-hospital emergency are.
• Two years previous leadership, managerial, or department chair/department head/program director experience.
• Academic training and preparation related to Emergency Medical Services equivalent to that of a paramedic from an accredited program.


• Experience with the current versions of the National EMS Scope of Practice and National EMS Education Standards (evidence-informed clinical practice).
• Demonstrated ability to provide effective leadership and lead a collaborative team.
• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with multiple constituencies.
• Knowledge of teaching and learning methodologies for post-secondary students including developing curriculum, measuring outcomes, evaluating course efficacy, and assessing program and student learning.
• Experience with program management and budget development and oversight.
• Experience with external accreditation processes.
• Demonstration of successful recruiting efforts.
• Appropriate certifications for licensure level.
• Post-secondary teaching experience.
• Community College teaching experience.
• Computer literate and ability to use appropriate technology.
• Experience with Distance Education technologies.
• Experience with individuals from diverse academic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills working with co-workers, subordinates, supervisors, and community.
• Experience with articulation of classes to universities and high schools.
• Bilingual competence in Spanish and English will be considered an asset.


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