Program Specialist - EMS

Kirkwood Community College


To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.
The Program Specialist is responsible for planning and maintaining classes for all levels of Emergency Medical Services in both Academic Affairs and Continuing Education. It is expected that the Program Specialist be familiar with various formats for delivering education and has the ability to transform existing curricula into alternative formats. Finally, the Program Specialist will be responsible for considering additional EMS certificates/curricula and communicating industry needs to the relevant Program Director/Developer. The work schedule for this position will typically be Monday through Friday with occasional evenings and weekends as needed.

  • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions. 
  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment. 
  • Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success. 
  • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence. 


  • Project manage continuing education for EMS professions, including the development of some basic CEU courses.
  • Coordinate day-to-day management of existing and new EMS courses, including communication with credit and non-credit instructors.
  • Coordinate and assist with practicals for all levels of EMS (may become obsolete depending on state and national requirements).
  • Collaborate and communicate with EMS instructors to provide technical assistance.
  • Ensure all state and national requirements are met by our EMR, EMT, & AEMT instructors and students (example= Student Minimum Competencies, AMANDA portal, fingerprint packets, etc.)
  • Collaborate with the department’s Salesperson to implement community EMS courses as requested by communities in the 7-county region.
  • Investigate the implementation of CPAT exam for our fire industry partners.
  • Participate in Simulation Technician activities if needed.
  • This position will require some teaching based on the applicant’s credentials.
  • Collaborate with the Program Developer for AHA to learn the intricacies of ancillary credentials for EMS providers, e.g., ACLS, PALS, PEPP, PHTLS, etc.
  • Perform other related work duties as assigned.
  • Represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve.
  • Be self-motivated, energetic and creative with strong personal computer skills and proven success working within a team-based environment.
  • Must have excellent customer service, communication and promotional skills. Possess strong organization skills and ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently, accepts responsibility with limited supervision, manage multiple tasks to completion, and work with frequent interruptions.
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have own transportation to travel to businesses and agencies, meet with College and community personnel and clients.
  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.  
The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.


Position involves working in an office setting. Occasional (10-33%) standing, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work.  Constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing. 


  • Earned EMS (EMR, EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic) provider (state or national credential).
  • Two (2) years of EMS experience and/or relevant project management experience.
  • Earned credential as an EMS provider.
  • Instructor endorsement as determined by the State of Iowa Department of Public Health.
  • Advanced-level (AEMT or Paramedic) EMS provider (state or national credential).
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Ability to navigate technology in multiple formats.
  • Previous teaching history.
  • Instructor & Evaluator endorsements as determined by the State of Iowa Department of Public Health.
Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572,  Email: or the director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email:

Kirkwood Community College prides itself on fostering a diverse workforce and values unique perspectives throughout its campus community. The college is a convenient, innovative, visionary educational leader striving to remain affordable and accessible. With more than 140 majors and programs, Kirkwood boasts 16,000 annual college-credit students while maintaining one of the lowest tuitions in the state. All degree-seeking students are eligible for federal financial aid and the college offers more than $3 million in scholarships each year to students from all walks of life.

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Job ID: 97994

Posted 10 days ago

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