An ambulance is being loaded with a patient during an NCOAE EMT education course

Program Director – EMT Education


The EMT Program Director provides leadership and proactive consultation in responding to the educational needs of NCOAE’s EMT educational programs. The position is responsible for the design, implementation and evaluation of appropriate educational and training programs. The program director is responsible for all aspects of NCOAE’s EMT education program. Additionally, this position will be responsible for EMT accreditation and the implementation of various projects including but not limited to the American Heart Association Training Center. This position reports directly to the Executive Director and works closely with the Executive Assistant.

Position Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Successful candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution 
  • Must currently hold sate EMS teaching credentials and/or be willing to obtain the NC OEMS Instructor Level II credentials
  • Current credentials as an EMT, Advanced EMT, Paramedic
  • Successful candidates must have prior training and/or teaching experience in healthcare or related area 
  • Knowledge about methods of instruction, testing and evaluation of students. 
  • Successful candidates must have field experience in the delivery of out of hospital emergency care. 
  • They must be creative and have an openness to change as well as a strong oral and written communication skills, strong computer skills and commitment to the use of technology in instruction. 
  • Individuals must have an ability to work effectively and collegially with others in a team environment and have a high level of critical thinking skills, and the ability to work at an efficient pace.  
  • The NCOAE EMS Director is an organized and innovative problem solver who can consider all possibilities when managing challenging situations and scenarios. 
  • They also understand and respects the need to default to written procedure, and will ask for help whenever the need should arise.

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience with online instruction via Learning Management System
  • Proven ability to manage and motive staff as a cohesive team
  • Credentialed/Certified in Wilderness Medicine
  • Understanding of concepts and education in Emergency Wilderness Medicine

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinate matters related to NCOAE’s EMS programing including agency licenses partnerships, staff, program growth, vehicles, equipment and program logistics
  • Recruit, interview, train, schedule, supervise and evaluate instructors  
  • Enforce program policies and procedures
  • Propose updates/revisions to SOPs
  • Facilitate staff meetings 
  • Develop course outline, itinerary and schedule 
  • Ensure compliance with local, state and federal EMS regulations
  • Maintain instructional records and inventory of course material/equipment
  • Maintain EMS program budget
  • Instruct program curriculum
  • Administers American Heart Association Training Center activities
  • Provide academic mentoring for students
  • Assists with the development and implementation of long range goals and objectives at NCOAE. 
  • Identify training/educational needs and develop curriculum to meet identified needs
  • Conduct systematic evaluation of courses and instructional activities, including long range planning and on-going development
  • Maintain professional credentials required for EMS instruction and accreditation
  • Attend NCOAE meetings, performs other tasks as assigned that support the mission and initiatives of NCOAE.

Physical Requirements

Extensive use of computer keyboards and the telephone is required, as is the ability to lift and carry approximately 50 lbs. of equipment. As noted above, some travel may be required.

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.