Director, Program, Fire Occupational Extension and Fire Academy Training
Guilford Technical Community College
Location: Jamestown, North Carolina
Internal Number: 6745
Job Description Summary:
The Program Director will provide the vision and leadership required to support and enhance the mission of the Fire Occupational Extension and Fire Academy Training Programs for public safety professionals. Primary administrative responsibilities include program development/management, continuous review, planning, budget administration, general effectiveness of the program, accreditation, and providing supervision and mentoring to part time faculty. Instructional responsibilities require a broad-based knowledge of the fire protection field of study and fire standards and practices at the local, state and national levels. The Program Director of Fire Occupational Extension and Fire Academy Training Programs at Guilford Technical Community College will be responsible for supporting student success by creating an optimum learning environment, responding to student needs, managing effective instructional activities, developing curriculum courses, modeling employability skills, demonstrating professionalism, developing cooperative work relationships with other faculty and staff, supporting college administrative requirements, and maintaining competency in their instructional field. He/she will be responsible for quality instruction and for effective participation and interest in the total affairs of the college. The Program Director reports to the Dean of Human Services, Public Safety, Health and Physical Education.
Associate's degree in Fire Protection Technology, Fire Science, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited college/university.
North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshall (OSFM) certified and qualified in: Fire Fighter II, Fire Fighter Instructor II.
A valid North Carolina Driver's License or the ability to attain one upon hire.
Bachelor's degree in Fire Protection Technology, Fire Science, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited college/university.
Specialty Certifications as a North Carolina: Airport Firefighter, Driver/Operator, Emergency Vehicle Driver, Emergency Vehicle Trailer Towing, Fire Officer II, Hazardous Materials (Haz-Mat) Responder or Technician, Technical Rescue (Vehicle Machinery Rescue (VMR), Agricultural Rescue, Surface Water Rescue, Confined Space and Ropes) or Wildland Fire Suppression, and North Carolina qualified Live Burn Instructor.
10 years of relevant field experience in the fire Service/ fire protection.
6 years of fire service/ fire protection training/teaching experience based on regulatory training standards.
Administrative and/or supervisory experience to include employee evaluation.
Greater than 10 years of relevant field experience in fire service/ fire protection.
Greater than 6 years of fire service/ fire protection training/teaching experience based on regulatory training standards.
Certifications in Trench, Confined Space, Water, Collapse Rescue,
Teaching/training experience in a post-secondary institution.
Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes .
Experience with distance learning and/or alternate instructional delivery systems.
Guilford Technical Community College offers more than 80 programs of study and continues to support success through innovative education, training and partnerships. The college offers associate degrees, diplomas and certificates as well as noncredit courses in professional development, personal enrichment, job training, career development and basic education. As the third largest of 58 community colleges in the North Carolina Community College System, GTCC serves more than 40,000 students annually from its Jamestown, Greensboro, High Point, Aviation and Donald W. Cameron campuses as well as its Small Business Center in Greensboro and High Point.