Unclassified Employment Opportunities
Position: Emergency Medical Services (EMT and Paramedic) Instructor/Program Chair
Department: Nursing and Allied Health
Reports to: Dean of Nursing and Allied Health
This 12-month position oversees the entire Emergency Medical Services program. Appointed by the Vice Chancellor for Education, Training, and Student Success, or the appropriate dean, the Program Chair is a teaching, full-time faculty member in the content area of at least one of the programs over which the Chair supervises. The Program Chair is responsible for the coordination of all degrees awarded in these programs. The Chair provides administrative leadership, facilitation, and direction to all members of the Chair’s program(s) and ensures that those faculty members with expertise and credentials in disciplines other than the Chair’s own will provide curricular oversight of their respective academic areas.
Demonstrated Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The ideal candidate must have the ability to promote an inclusive environment that reflects the broad diversity and backgrounds represented by our students, employees, and our local community, one in which every individual feels respected and valued. The Chairperson must demonstrate cultural humility and the ability to work with a college community with diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, including those with disabilities and veterans.
Must meet minimum education and professional experience requirements set by supervising board(s) and accrediting agencies:
- Possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree to direct a Paramedic program and a minimum of an Associate’s degree to direct an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician program, from an accredited institution of higher education.
- Have appropriate medical or allied health education, training, and experience.
- Be knowledgeable about methods of instruction, testing and evaluation of students.
- Have field experience in the delivery of out-of-hospital emergency care.
- Have academic training and preparation related to emergency medical services at least equivalent to that of a paramedic.
- Be knowledgeable about the current versions of the National EMS Scope of Practice and National EMS Education Standards, and about evidenced-informed clinical practice.
- Hold a current certification as a Paramedic with National Registry of EMTs and licensure as a paramedic in the State of Louisiana.
- Possess and maintain certification from the Louisiana Bureau of EMS as an approved Paramedic instructor.
Duties and Responsibilities
Teaching and Advising
- Teaching will account for 50% of the full-time workload with Administrative duties making up the remaining 50% of the full-time workload
- Assist program students with academic advising, course selection, and career-related advice.
- Provide immediate supervision and leadership for faculty, adjunct faculty, and staff.
- Attend standing training meetings to learn and understand Program Chair expectations and requirements.
- Facilitate and complete required program accreditation and endorsements.
- Work with faculty to ensure programs meet regulatory and/or accrediting body compliance.
- Request needed equipment and supplies for instructional programs. Responsible for setting up equipment in instructional setting and oversight of all equipment used.
- Responsible for ordering program textbooks each semester.
- Review and recommend changes to student course fees.
- Conduct program faculty evaluations.
- Actively participate in interview and selection processes for new full-time and adjunct program faculty.
- Adhere to operational deadlines published on College Academic Calendar and Administrative Calendar.
Curriculum Development and Management
- Develop and recommend new courses and programs of study when the need arises.
- Responsible for reviewing and submitting changes of curriculum and courses related to program.
- Work with program faculty, other chairs, and deans to schedule program-specific courses and consult with other departments and programs on scheduling of shared and related courses.
- Responsible for reviewing college catalog and submitting changes or updates for program.
- Responsible for SACSCOC assessment, including program assessments and learning outcomes and other related SACSCOC requirements. Program viability must be evaluated annually using the Program Health Index (PHI) and the assessment process.
- Participate in registration and recruiting events.
- Actively participate in two College committees per academic year.
- Attend the LCTCS annual conference.
- Manage Program Advisory Board, including scheduling meetings, creating agendas, and selection of board, with a minimum of two meetings per academic year.
- Track and maintain program-related business and industry partners according to LCTCS guidelines.
- Other duties as assigned by the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor for Education, Training and Student Success or respective dean.
To apply, send cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts if applicable, and contact information for three professional references to: email@example.com (put EMSE Faculty/Program Chair in the subject line)
Internal Applicants Strongly Encouraged
Review of Applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Priority deadline for applications: Friday, May 6, 2022.
All applications are confidential, and references will not be contacted without the expressed authorization of the applicant.
It is the policy of Nunez Community College not to discriminate based on sex, creed, color, race, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or disability in its educational programs, activities, or employment policies as required by Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments and other Federal and State anti- discrimination laws.
Incomplete applications will not be forwarded for review.
ADA & EOE