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Staff Services Assistant Coordinator

The Department of Fire Services (DFS) is recruiting to fill three (3) Staff Services Assistant Coordinator positions at the Stow campus. These are part-time, contract positions with no benefits.
The Massachusetts Firefighting Academy, within the Department of Fire Services, provides fire training to municipal fire service personnel. The flagship program offered by the Massachusetts Fire Academy is a 10-week recruit training program. The Academy additionally offers over 300 topical continuing education courses and fire officer training to over 14,000 students annually.
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; and proof of the highest degree obtained above High School if applicable.
Duties:
Responsible for recruiting, interviewing, providing reference checks, and recommending the hiring of new Instructor Candidates.
Works closely with Program Coordinators to recruit and identify potential new Instructor Candidates.
Monitors and follows up with the new Instructor Candidates and provide support when needed.
Provides support, coaching, advising, and ongoing mentoring to all Instructors.
Performs any other duties that may be assigned by the MFA Director or Deputy Director.
Conducts program reviews and suggests/recommends to the Program Coordinator redevelopment of existing programs and development of new programs.
Reviews and evaluates student course evaluations and provides feedback when appropriate.
Observes Instructors and provides guidance in program delivery.
Researches, evaluates, and prepares recommendations on curricula, instructional methods, and materials.
Actively participates in coordinator meetings.
Recommends purchase of instructional materials, supplies, equipment, and visual aids to meet the needs of the various programs.
Plans, conducts, and evaluates training programs and other learning opportunities for Instructors to study new classroom procedures, instructional materials, and teaching aids.
Observes, evaluates, and recommends change in work of instructional staff to strengthen teaching skills in classroom.
Creates, implements, and monitors plans of correction when needed.
Skills:
Must have the ability to maintain confidentiality.
Must have superior communication and listening skills.
Must be able to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet.
Must have the trust and support of the Instructors and Instructor Staff.
Must be well organized and a team player.
Must have a demonstrated work record to support the skills required.
Performs other related duties, work, and special projects as assigned by the MFA Director.
Qualifications:
Must have a minimum of three years of relevant fire service experience such as a fire officer, fire investigator, or fire prevention position with a department.
Must have been promoted to Fire Instructor II with the MFA
Must have completed the Fire Instructor II course
Preferred Qualifications:
Ten years' experience as an MFA instructor and ten years of relevant fire service experience such as a fire officer, fire investigator, training officer, or fire prevention position with a fire department
Fire Instructor II certified or must be certified to Instructor II within two years from date of hire
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.



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