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State of Massachusetts Instructional Assistant Program Coordinator / Advanced Firefighting Skills in Stow, Massachusetts

The Department of Fire Services (DFS) is recruiting to fill the position of Advanced Firefighting Skills Instructional Assistant Program Coordinator. This is a part-time, contract position with no benefits.

In order to be considered for this position, at time of application, you must upload a cover letter; detail resume demonstrating your experience; proof of certifications; proof of the highest degree obtained above high school if applicable.

Description of Duties:

  • Responsible for providing supervision of multiple classes at all MFA campuses.

  • Reviews and summarizes student evaluations.

  • Conducts program review for program area and becomes involved in re-development of existing programs and development of new programs.

  • Prepares new equipment and/or replacement equipment lists annually and submits to Program Coordinator.

  • Works closely with Support branch of DFS to ensure proper equipment and media are delivered to training sites.

  • Develops new instructors through coaching, mentoring, etc.

  • Observes instructors and provides guidance in program delivery.

  • Actively participates in coordinator meetings.

  • Researches, evaluates and prepares recommendations on curricula, instructional methods, and materials for the program

  • Develops tests, questionnaires, and procedures to measure effectiveness of curriculum and to determine if program objectives are met.

  • Recommends purchase of instructional materials, supplies, equipment and visual aids to meet the needs of the program.

  • Works with staff in assessment, curriculum development, management of student behavior, and use of materials and equipment.

  • Observes, evaluates, and recommends changes in work of instructional staff to strengthen teaching skills in classroom.

  • Plans, conducts, and evaluates training programs and other learning opportunities for instructors to study new classroom procedures, instructional materials, and teaching aids.

  • Reviews written test scores and skill sheets and counsels students when necessary.

  • Prepares subjective evaluations on students for outstanding performance and non-acceptable performance and counsels the student and notifies the Chief of Department.

  • May be assigned additional projects by MFA management.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a minimum of 3 years of relevant fire services experience such as fire officer, fire investigator, training officer or fire prevention position with a fire department.

  • Must have completed Fire Instructor II course.

  • Must have been promoted to Fire Instructor II with the MFA.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must have superior interpersonal skills.

  • Must be able to use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Must be well organized and a team player.

  • Must have demonstrated work record to support the skills required.

  • Must have thorough knowledge of the program that is being coordinated.

Specialty Requirements:

  • Accredited to teach all courses within the Advanced Firefighting Skills program.

  • Completed all Train the Trainer courses within Advanced Firefighter Skills program.

  • Knowledgeable on DFS LMS Program.

  • Completed DFS Virtual Classroom presenter training.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Administrative Services

Organization: *Department of Fire Services

Title: Instructional Assistant Program Coordinator / Advanced Firefighting Skills

Location: Massachusetts-Stow-State Road

Requisition ID: 200005KM