Posting Summary

Working Title
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program Coordinator

Role Title
12 month – Administrative – In

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Tidewater Community College

Tidewater Community College (Div)

Work Location
Virginia Beach – 810

Hiring Range
$68,653 – $103,943, commensurate w/ qualifications

Emergency/Essential Personnel

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Full Time or Part Time
Full Time

Does this position have telework options? -Telework options are subject to change based on business needs-

Does this position have a bilingual or multilingual skill requirement or preference?

Work Schedule

Sensitive Position

Job Description

Tidewater Community College has served South Hampton Roads – both students and employers – for 50 years. It has grown from 1 campus into a regional educational and economic force. TCC is the largest provider of higher education and workforce services in Hampton Roads, enrolling nearly 28,000 students in 2019-20. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, Tidewater Community College (TCC) services South Hampton Roads with 4 campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach, 7 regional centers and 2 important cultural institutions. The college had 3,203 graduates in 2019-2020, 40 percent of whom pursued degrees that would let them transfer to 4-year institutions. Of South Hampton Roads residents enrolled in higher education 36% enrolled at TCC. TCC’s institutional accreditation is affirmed through 2027 by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

The EMS Program Coordinator provides sound operational management and strong academic leadership for the EMS department within the Health Professions Division. While based at the Virginia Beach Campus, this position will oversee the EMS programs taught at multiple locations throughout Hampton Roads. The EMS Program Coordinator works collaboratively with others in the college community, the EMS Program Advisory Committee, and the community at large to strengthen the quality of the teaching and learning environment so as to foster the development of the whole student.

The EMS Program Coordinator reports to the Dean of Health Professions and works collaboratively with other members of the college community to advance the college in accord with its vision, mission, core values, and strategic goals.
1. Curriculum:
a. Direct the analysis of the learning, career, and skills needs of the constituencies served by the college and the courses of study appropriate for responding to those needs, consistent with college policies and, as appropriate, with accreditation and licensing agencies’ requirements.
b. Manage the design and development of curricula, courses, syllabi and specifications for textbooks, materials, laboratory and technical resources, consistent with college policies and procedures.
c. Manage the evaluation of programs and courses for currency, relevancy, and effectiveness.
2. Academic Standards and Assessment:
a. Provide leadership and communicate standards, goals, and definitions of learning outcomes and teaching requirements for the EMS Department to ensure consistent delivery of quality instruction.
b. Work with appropriate stakeholders in the development and implementation of effective methods and tools for measuring learning outcomes and students’ educational goals.
c. Review and evaluate learning results through outcomes assessment and student evaluation of instruction to ensure compliance with specialized accreditation requirements.
d. Initiate and direct needed corrective actions to ensure program effectiveness and efficiency.
3. Faculty & Staff Hiring, Supervision, and Development:
a. In concert with the Dean of Health Professions; review, evaluate, and recommend individuals for adjunct faculty appointments.
b. Supervise the department’s assigned adjunct teaching faculty with assistance from the Dean of Health Professions.
c. Supervise the department’s assigned staff in coordination with the Dean of Health Professions.
d. Encourage faculty members’ involved participation in outside professional development conferences, institutes, and similar forums aligned with the college’s mission, vision and strategic plan.
e. Evaluate, recommend modifications where needed, and endorse each full-time faculty member’s professional development plan for consideration by the Dean of Health Professions.
f. Inform, assist, encourage, and coordinate with faculty to help take a worthwhile grant or sponsored program from concept to proposal.
4. Student Academic Support: Ensure academic policies are applied appropriately and any exceptions are granted and documented in a consistent manner.
5. Operational Oversight:
a. Develop and manage the academic delivery of instruction including, but not limited to, class schedules, the efficient and effective use of learning spaces, faculty assignments, and teaching and laboratory workloads.
b. Oversee the procurement of materials and supplies needed for the department’s operations.
6. Budget Development And Oversight:
a. Analyze the resources needed to fulfill the division’s academic obligations including development of cost-benefit analyses and forecasts of academic program demands.
b. Prepare fiscally sound budget proposals including rationale regarding expected results to be achieved from expenditures including, for example, the faculty staffing plan.
c.. Monitor expenditures, assess fiscal trends, and take action to assure budget integrity.
7. Community Relationships and Partnerships: establish and build relationships with employers, community healthcare and fire/EMS agencies, educational institutions, the program advisory board, accrediting bodies, and municipalities, to foster job placements, to review and improve curricula, to create opportunities such as internships, to enhance program accreditation standing and transfer opportunities.

Special Assignments

May be required to perform other duties as assigned. May be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.

KSA’s/Required Qualifications
1. Demonstrated knowledge of the EMS curricula, instructional practices, and learning outcomes in disciplines related to the department.
2. Demonstrated ability to develop courses and curricula in response to identified needs.
3. Demonstrated ability to coordinate the development and scheduling of programs and courses based on a review of program advisory committee input, college planning data, workforce development goals, and community and student demand.
4. Proven ability to work as a team player, appropriately exhibiting a positive attitude and sense of humor.
5. Proven ability (and experience) to supervise and evaluate assigned staff (both full-time and part-time personnel) while building a highly effective working team.
6. Excellent skills in oral and written communication.
7. Ability to interpret and apply college policies and procedures
8. Ability to resolve issues, resulting in mutual respect and tolerance for varying points of view.
9. Teaching experience in the majority of topic areas associated with Advanced Life Support (ALS) programs. Extensive experience is preferred. Community college/university teaching experience is preferred.
10. Must have successfully completed the Virginia EMS Education Coordinator Pre-test; and obtain Education Coordinator Credential within six months of hire. Current credential as a Virginia EMS Education Coordinator is preferred.
11. Preferred, Instructor Credentials in BLS, ACLS, PALS (or equivalent), and ITLS (or equivalent).
12. National Registry Paramedic certification required or Virginia State Paramedic certification required, preference for both certifications.
13. Familiarity with the specialized EMS programmatic accreditation process. Experience with accreditation, writing self-studies, annual reports, and preparing for site visits is preferred.
14. At least 5 years of experience in delivering out-of-hospital emergency care. Current practice in healthcare delivery is preferred.
15. Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the comprehensive mission of community colleges.
16. Master’s degree in a health professions discipline, education, or related field from a regionally accredited college or university.

Preferred Qualifications
As delineated in the Required Qualifications Sections

Operation of a State Vehicle

Supervises Employees

Required Travel
Some travel

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General Public – G

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Background Check Statement Disclaimer

The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of education, credit checks (relevant to employment). Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s Statement of Economic Interest. For more information, please follow this link: http://ethics.dls.virginia.gov/

EEO Statement

The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.

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The VCCS is an EOE and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA and ADAAA), VCCS will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of access to the application, interviewing and selection processes.

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