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Assistant Director/Educational Director

*Please note, if you have already submitted an application, you do not need to reapply as you are still in consideration for an interview.

The North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Assistant Director/Educational Director. 

This is a contract position, salaries will be based on qualifications and discussed at time of interview. Interested parties should submit a resume and cover letter to Executive Director Wesley Hutchins by the close of business on April 17, 2024. For additional information, please email the Executive Director at

Job Description

This highly specialized professional works in the development, coordination, and delivery of Fire and Emergency Services Training programs across the state.

Work involves the organization and management of the NCAFC Executive Development Course, Fire Prevention School, NC National Fire Academy Weekend, Mid-Winter Conference Education Sessions, and other programs as determined by the Board of Directors. Work involves attending Board meetings, statewide meetings, course development, course coordination, registration, and other related duties. 

Work is performed under the direction of the Executive Director who reviews work through observation and conferences and based on results.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops training programs and evaluates results; determines training needs in consultation with the Board and arranges for training sessions; evaluates performance of attendees, and examines course feedback

  • Trains or supervises training in such activities as executive development, safety, training programs, specialized workshops, and inspecting and pre-planning

  • Assembles and maintains training equipment, identifies suitable facilities; identifies training resources; schedules guest speakers, special demonstrations, and the use of special training grounds

  • Researches and recommends new courses and needs based on continuous research and environmental scans to ensure programs are contemporary and up to date

  • Performs related work as required

Education, Qualifications, and Experience

Minimum Requirements:

  • Graduation from high school; and a four-year degree in Fire Administration, Public Administration, Education, or related field. Experience in managing Adult Education programs and a certified North Carolina Fire Rescue (NCFRC) Level II instructor or experience in educational program development and implementation

Preferred Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Fire Administration, Public Administration, or related field. Chief Fire Officer Designation from the Commission Professional Credentialing (CFO), Five (5) years’ experience as a Chief level officer in a volunteer or paid department (Can be concurrent)

  • Served on state level focus groups, boards, or course developer

  • Chief 101 Qualified Instructor

  • Fire Officer Level III certified

The NCAFC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or age.

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