Associate Director, Emergency Medical Services Programs

Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 12, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Application Deadline:               Monday, July 19, 2021

Salary & Benefits:                     Salary is $51,543.24 per the Santa Fe College Salary Schedule.  Compensation package is comprised of many college paid benefits including health and life insurance, retirement, leave time, and tuition waivers for Santa Fe College and the University of Florida.

Classification:                            Full-time, Technical/Professional, Pay Grade PT6, Exempt

Location:                                    Kirkpatrick Center, 3737 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32609


Overview:  Santa Fe College (SF) has been recognized as one of the top-rated community colleges in the United States.  Santa Fe College is a student-centered institution with a commitment to open access, academic excellence, and cultural and ethnic diversity.  Santa Fe College is a comprehensive public college that offers a range of Bachelor’s degrees, Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degree options, as well as Certificate and Non-Degree programs.  A high quality of life, temperate climate, proximity to the University of Florida, diverse cultural events, and plentiful recreational opportunities make SF and Gainesville an ideal community to work and live.  SF enrolls over 16,000 students each semester, retains and completes over 60% of students every academic year, while over 10% transfer into the University system.


The Institute of Public Safety (IPS) offers SF’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Criminal Justice Technology degree programs, as well as vocational certificate programs in the areas of law enforcement, corrections, emergency medical technician and paramedic. 


IPS is currently seeking an Associate Director for EMS Programs, responsible for the planning, development, implementation, and assessment of EMT, paramedic, and A.S. degree programs, which includes functions such as recruitment and orientation of personnel, coordination of curriculum and planning, student application processing, budget and equipment management, coordination of clinical placements, maintaining program accreditation with the Committee on Accreditation for the EMS Professions (CoAEMSP), and extensive collaborations with partner agencies. The Associate Director also provides general administrative and technical guidance to the IPS director and staff, ensures diversity and inclusion, and works to improve IPS and college processes and productivity.


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provides leadership and vision to EMS faculty, staff, students, and external stakeholders to ensure that programs and operations are managed properly and IPS achieves its mission.
  • Provides general and tailored briefings to senior staff and stakeholders.
  • Provides leadership and collaborates with SF staff and partner organizations in the administration of American Heart Association training center policies and operations.
  • Constantly assess the quality of EMS programs, recognizing strengths and identifying areas for improvement, and implements changes as needed. Demonstrates vision and innovation to ensure that programs and operations serve as examples for other organizations to follow.
  • Resolves student and staff issues.
  • Collaborates extensively with the EMS Programs Medical Director, the EMS Programs Advisory Committee, partner organizations, and other stakeholders.
  • Collaborates on the evaluation of faculty and staff performance.
  • Works closely with IPS Director and organizations such as CoAEMSP, the Florida Department of Health, and partner organizations to maintain accreditation of IPS programs and facilities.
  • Oversees the management, design, development, scheduling, and implementation of IPS programs in compliance with state and national standards.
  • Promotes a professional, supportive, innovative, safe, and non-discriminatory environment for all students, faculty, and staff to ensure that all decisions and other actions by IPS personnel are in the best interests of the College.
  • Provides good stewardship of SF funds, grant funds, and other funding sources to ensure that training and education resources are dispersed in a prudent manner.
  • Performs planning, budgeting, and procurement functions.
  • Collects data and prepares, maintains, and transmits various reports and records.
  • Strictly honors the privacy and security of student records and other sensitive information in accordance with state, federal, and SF protocols.
  • Assists with recruitment and selection of IPS personnel ensuring compliance with SF policies and procedures.
  • Ensures that IPS programs are responsive to workforce development needs of the public safety agencies within the College’s district.
  • Develops and maintains collaborative partnerships with the agencies to ensure that IPS activities serve the needs of the community.
  • Will serve as an instructor in classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings.
  • Provides service excellence through courteous, informed, accessible and professional engagement.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Reports to: Director, Institute of Public Safety



 Required: In accordance Section 64J-1.0201(3)(a) of the Florida Administrative Code (FAC), the appointee must:

(1) have successfully completed Levels A and B coursework listed in Table I and Table II as identified in the National Guidelines for Educating EMS Instructors (August 2002 edition), as defined by Section 64J-1.001(9) of the FAC;

(2) have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the United States Department of Education;

(3) be certified as a Florida paramedic in good standing with the Florida Department of Health; OR hold a paramedic certification from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians AND obtain certification as a Florida paramedic in good standing with the Florida Department of Health;

(4) have at least four years field level provider experience in the prehospital environment with an Advanced Life Support provider; and

(5) have a minimum of two years of teaching experience as a Level B instructor.


Additional Requirements: Out of state applicants must obtain paramedic certification from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and obtain certification as a Florida paramedic in good standing with the Florida Department of Health prior to their first day of employment. Must be able to lift at least 20 pounds without assistance. A criminal background check will be conducted.


Preferred: A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline with experience teaching in a community college and/or university setting.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Communication: Able to effectively communicate in a professional, diplomatic, empathetic, and tactful manner using preferred method and level as applicable to the job.
  • Team Orientation & Interpersonal: Highly motivated team player with the ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all levels within and external to the organization.
  • Multicultural: Ability to work successfully in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Organization & Time Management: Able to plan, schedule, organize, and follow up on tasks related to the job to achieve goals within or ahead of established time frames.
  • Problem Solving: Proven skills in identifying issues, determining their cause, developing creative solutions, and following through with implementing resolutions.
  • Adaptability to Change: Able to be flexible and supportive in order to positively and proactively assimilate change in rapid growth environments.
  • Relationship Management: Able to personally provide a high level of interactive service to others, building relationships and addressing identified needs.
  • Systems & Software: Proficient level of knowledge of Microsoft Office and/or relevant position software programs.
  • Leadership: Has demonstrated success as an entrepreneurial, high-energy, driven, hands-on leader; possesses expertise in selecting, training, developing, coaching, mentoring, and retaining a highly motivated workforce.
  • Ethics: Able to demonstrate integrity, professionalism, civility, and a high degree of ethics in all job-related actions.

Application Process: All applicants must submit a completed online SF Employment Application, a letter of intent, an up-to-date resume, certification(s), as well as college transcripts to be considered for this position. College transcripts should be submitted to confirm academic qualifications. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to any employment offer when academic credentials are the basis for meeting minimum qualifications. Unofficial transcripts are only accepted for review purposes.