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The position of TRAINING COORDINATOR is currently vacant. Please contact Barry McDonald, Executive Director and/or Mary Shively, Office Manager for any training questions or issues. You can reach both Barry and Mary at (804) 749-8191.
The Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads, Inc.
October 5, 2021
The VAVRS is seeking a motivated individual for the position of TRAINING COORDINATOR.
The Training Coordinator is responsible for maintaining and coordinating EMS/first responder training throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, working with volunteers and instructors on course session scheduling, set up, material production, record maintenance, course promotion and training development. Travel with some overnight stays is required.
The person hired to fill this position must have excellent people and communication skills, the ability to work independently, be a team player and have an overall desire to help improve the training opportunities for the EMS/first responders in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The position works out of the state office in Oilville, Virginia and reports to the Executive Director.
The desired candidate will have a minimum of three years program experience, two years EMS experience and a high school diploma or equivalent. A bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred.
We offer a competitive salary and the following benefits,
Partial reimbursement for use of personal cell phone for business
Mileage reimbursement for use of personal vehicle for business
Cover letter and resume should be emailed to Barry McDonald, firstname.lastname@example.org.
No phone calls please.
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This Service Award Program for Volunteer Firefighters and Rescue Squad Workers (VOLSAP) was created by state statute, specifically § 51.1-1200–51.1-1211 of the Code of Virginia, to provide a mechanism by which the state could facilitate optional retirement savings for volunteer firefighters and rescue squad workers throughout the Commonwealth.
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The Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads is THE voice of EMS…. the advocate for our members, Virginia’s EMS agencies and providers.
We link members and agencies for the purpose of sharing ideas, giving you a voice at the General Assembly, on state advisory boards, as well as on state and local committees.
When our members have training issues or needs, they come to the VAVRS.
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We help rescue squads throughout the Commonwealth thrive and succeed so they can provide prompt, effective patient care 24/7 in the communities they serve.