Adjunct Instructor - Health Education (First Aid, CPR, and Safety)

Columbia-Greene Community College
Hudson, NY
Closing date
Dec 5, 2023
Division: Technical Professions- Health

Location: On-Campus | Hudson, NY

Position Summary

Columbia-Greene Community College is seeking a dedicated and knowledgeable individual to join our Health Education team as an Adjunct Instructor in Health Education, First Aid, CPR, and Safety. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in health education, emergency response, and a passion for teaching students' life-saving skills.


Teach courses related to Health, First Aid, CPR, and Safety, including certification courses in Basic Life Support (BLS), First Aid, and other relevant topics.
Create and deliver comprehensive and engaging curriculum, incorporating both theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills to prepare students for emergency response training, critical life support, and CPR certification.
Ensure that students meet course objectives, including certification requirements.
Foster a supportive and inclusive learning environment to encourage active participation and skill development.
Assess and evaluate student performance, providing constructive feedback and timely grading.
Collaborate with division faculty to update and enhance course materials and curriculum.
Participate in division meetings and professional development activities.
Hold office hours on campus or online to support student success.


Candidates must be available to teach weekday or evening courses on campus, or as hybrid courses (both online and in-person).


Bachelor's degree in health education, Nursing, Emergency Medical Services, or a related field.
Current certifications in Basic Life Support (BLS), CPR, and First Aid Instructor from nationally recognized organizations (e.g., American Heart Association, American Red Cross).
Professional experience in health education, emergency response, or a related field.
Strong knowledge of first aid and safety principles, emergency procedures, and best practices.
Excellent communication and presentation skills.
Organization and ability to communicate effectively and timely.
Ability to engage and motivate students in a diverse community college setting.
A commitment to student success and the mission of the community college.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in health education or a related field.
2-3 years teaching experience, particularly in higher education or adult education.
Certifications in other safety-related areas (e.g., AED, Wilderness First Aid).

Salary and Benefit Information

The starting salary is $900 per credit hour and will be commensurate with education and experience. Some benefits include New York State Retirement options, supplemental retirement and life insurance options, employee assistance program, and C-GCC employee tuition waiver.

Application Process

For FULL consideration interested candidates should submit the following application materials, as ONE PDF to

Cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest in the position.
Curriculum vitae (CV) or resume.
Copies of current CPR, BLS, and First Aid Instructor certifications.
Names and contact information of three professional references.

Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2023. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled with a Spring semester start date in January 2024.

Columbia-Greene does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission based on an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identification, gender expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or any other category protected by law. The College adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in public institutions of higher education.

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