WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Director, Division of Emergency Medical Services & Disaster Medicine

Job Locations US-MI-Kalamazoo
Posted Date 3 months ago(12/26/2017 11:03 AM)
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Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is seeking a Director of Emergency Medicine Services and Disaster Medicine. Responsible for providing innovative, strategic leadership as well as the day to day management of the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine’s Division of EMS and Disaster Medicine. This position additionally serves as the EMS System Administrator for Kalamazoo County Medical Control Authority (KCMCA) as the Regional Executive Director of the 5th District Medical Response Coalition (5DMRC). Also, the position is responsible for overseeing the Center’s staff and annual budget.


  • Provides the day to day management to the Division, and to KCMCA and to the 5DMRC..
  • Preparation and monitoring of the programs annual budget and assures compliance with all federal and state accounting regulations for the Center’s programs and activities.
  • Directly supervises the Division’s staff, and other appropriate positions.
  • Serves as a contributing member of the Kalamazoo County Consolidated Dispatch Authority (alternate member) Board and Technical Committee, to the 5DMRC Executive Committee, to the Regional Medical Control Authority Network, to the Regional Trauma Network and other applicable committees and organizations.
  • Serves as a contributing member of the 5th District Regional Homeland Security Planning Board.
  • Collaborates with regional EMS, healthcare, emergency management, and public safety organizations and makes the
  • resources of the Division available to assist these regional partners.
  • Identifies and pursues grant and research opportunities that are consistent with the mission of the Division. Includes
  • proposal writing, coordination of grant funded projects and fiscal management of grant projects.
  • Provides operational leadership during major EMS incidents, disasters, and major special events on behalf of KCMCA,
  • 5DMRC, and/or the State of Michigan.
  • Responsible for author or co-author of papers published in peer-reviewed professional publications.
  • Provides innovative and effective instruction to resident physicians, medical students, EMS and other healthcare
  • professionals.
  • Provides leadership and service to local, regional, state and national organizations and projects.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Requires a minimum of 5 years progressive management experience in a wide range of EMS, operational and disaster medicine areas, including service in an administrative capacity of public or healthcare administration or homeland security.
  • Master’s degree (or higher) required.
  • Basic life support for healthcare professional training, required.
  • Must be currently licensed as a Paramedic or Registered Nurse in Michigan (or eligible).
  • Satisfactorily completed the following FEMA courses: ICS-100, 200, 300, 400 and, IS-700, and IS-800.
  • Licensed as a Michigan EMS Instructor-Coordinator is highly desirable.


About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine


As one of the newer US medical schools, WMed is an exciting environment to pursue an academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University, and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. Planning for the new medical school began in 2008 and WMed was granted provisional accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and candidate status by the Higher Learning Commission in 2016.  The school, which welcomed its inaugural class in August 2014, is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenue, research activity, tuition from students, and endowment income. The home of the new medical school includes the WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine Clinics, a modern 60,000-square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus, and a 350,000-square foot educational building in downtown Kalamazoo located on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus. The building, donated by MPI Research, underwent a $68 million renovation and expansion project, including a 24,000 state-of-the-art Simulation Center. In 2016, an additional $10 million expansion created two floors supporting clinical and laboratory research, and the medical school acquired the Innovation Center, a 69,000-square foot, purpose-built incubator and co-working space, located on the Parkview Campus.


There are more than 200 residents and fellows in nine residencies and three fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for continuing medical education.


Kalamazoo is a wonderful and vibrant city, located midway between Chicago and Detroit. It is a short distance from Lake Michigan, and home to two nationally ranked institutions of higher learning, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo is known for its community focus and emphasis on access to quality education at all levels. The Kalamazoo Promise is a nationally renowned program in which graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. At the other end of the educational continuum, the Kalamazoo Ready 4s program ensures that every 4-year-old in Kalamazoo County has the opportunity to attend a high-quality pre-kindergarten program, regardless of ability to pay. Kalamazoo and Michigan provide extensive entertainment and recreational activities, including opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, unique restaurants and shops, and a strong culture supporting the arts.


Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug- and tobacco-free workplace.

EEO Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans.


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