An EMT instructor handling equipment.

Part-Time EMT Instructor


The National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education (NCOAE) is seeking part-time instructors to supplement our team of emergency medicine educators.

Our emergency medicine instructors include EMT-paramedics, nurses, firefighters, military operations specialists, and others with a passion for teaching the next generation of emergency medicine professionals.

Offered through live in-person and online classes, our “Intensive” 21-day EMT-Basic course satisfies eligibility requirements for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) and EMT credentialing requirements within the state of North Carolina.

The 21-day program provides a unique and exciting teaching environment that is team focused and different from most traditional teaching institutions. Students have two options — the first option is a 21-day program where all training and practical sessions take place in Wilmington. For the second option, students can choose a hybrid format featuring 10 days of virtual, instructor-led training delivered on our world-class learning management system, along with 11-days of hands-on, practical skills training at our Wilmington, N.C., campus.

Our EMT instructors provide theory and skills instruction in compliance with approved curricula and industry standards. Along the way, instructors are expected to ensure that students have a learning experience that reflects current practices required for a career in the EMS field.

Position Requirements


  • Current certification in the State of North Carolina as an EMT-Basic (or EMT-I), EMT- Advanced (or EMT-II), EMT-Paramedic, or Registered Nurse
  • Minimum three years of experience as an EMT, AEMT, Paramedic, or Registered Nurse
  • Minimum one year teaching experience in an EMS/EMT program is preferred
  • Ability to create an interactive and supportive learning environment for students
  • Current CPR certification
  • Additional course work in instructional methodology or adult learning theory is preferred
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact effectively and professionally with students and NCOAE faculty and staff
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office suite of products
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Willingness to work as a team player to meet the common goals and objectives
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a positive attitude

NCOAE is an Equal Opportunity Employer: The National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education (NCOAE) is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not tolerate any form of unlawful discrimination. All employment decisions at NCOAE are based on merit and to the principle of equal employment opportunity. In keeping with both the letter and spirit of this policy, NCOAE is committed to recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting into all job levels the most qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, genetic information, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, or any other protected characteristic.