Simulation Coordinator

Vacancy Notice: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Position Type: Administrative
Hours: Full Time
Reports To: Dean, School of Sciences and Health Sciences

Job Summary

Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and expertise? Are you a forward thinker, a team player and passionate about making an impact and empowering others with life changing opportunities? If so, Hawkeye Community College has a great opportunity for you!

The School of Sciences and Health Sciences is looking for a full-time Simulation Coordinator to join their team which will be moving to a newly remodeled multi-million-dollar state of the art facility. The remodeled facility will house a 10-thousand square foot simulation lab for hands-on, interactive learning for multiple programs and/or classes

As the Simulation Coordinator, you are primarily monitoring and controlling daily simulation center operations as well as managing the Simulation Team. This includes responsibilities such as leading and instructing faculty and staff on the use of medical simulation technologies and maintain simulation standards. Additionally, you would be responsible for developing and designing curriculum plans to foster student learning, stimulate class discussions, and ensure student engagement.

Hawkeye Community College is a comprehensive community college focused on meeting the needs of the community by providing quality, affordable learning experiences for a diverse student body through our Adult Learning Center, Business and Community Education Department as well as through more than 50 career and technical programs and liberal arts transfer programs. Hawkeye Community College’s mission is about empowering students, strengthening businesses and enriching communities with a vision to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.

Essential Job Functions

Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Creates a positive work environment demonstrating leadership and supervision for simulation center staff.

  • Coordinates and supervises the general operation of the simulation laboratory/center to provide a wide variety of patient simulation experiences.

  • Acts as the primary contact for scheduling all participants using the simulation center.

  • Assists with all operational activities including accreditation, space utilization, documentation, record keeping, data management, and other organizational activities related to the simulation center

  • Designs and develops simulation training scenarios by working with the Simulation Team.

  • Works with content experts to develop curriculum, student learning outcomes and educational materials for simulation scenarios and scripts; supports student learning experiences that involve technology applications including the use of human patient simulators.

  • Performs data analysis to evaluate simulation learning, success, and satisfaction

  • Assists faculty and staff with professional development and continuing education courses related to simulation.

  • Oversees independent open lab demonstrations and skills proficiency for students.

  • Provides ongoing quality assurance and improvement for simulation and debriefing systems.

  • Shares feedback with instructors on debriefing performance and technique.

  • Oversees and safely uses the human patient simulators and related equipment including maintenance and replacement.

  • Reviews Simulation center budgets with the Dean.

  • Builds and maintains inventories and supplies needed by all programs; sets semester timelines for ordering supplies.

  • Implements and assists with the development of policies, procedures, and practice standards consistent with the Center’s educational objectives. Recommends changes to departmental procedures.

  • Researches and recommends emerging simulation technologies for use in the classroom, online, and laboratory settings.

  • Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, current literature, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of the latest trends in simulation and the use of instructional strategies to improve student learning.

  • Manages facility tours and participates in public relations activities.

  • Participates in internal and external committees as assigned.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Unless otherwise approved under Hawkeye’s remote work policy, regular on campus and/or onsite attendance is considered an essential function of the position.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate degree in a healthcare field, EMS, nursing respiratory or other allied health professional certifications and training and 4 years of experience OR a combination of education/certifications and experience to total six (6) years.

  • Must possess or ability to obtain Basic & Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification (renewed and current) within 3 months of hire.

  • Commitment to obtain CHSOS within two years of hire date.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology and human anatomy/physiology.

  • Mechanical skills to competently maintain and use equipment in the simulation center.

  • Demonstrated clinical knowledge and experience working in a healthcare-related field such as EMT, paramedic, or other allied health professional certification and training.

  • Demonstrated ability in organizational and time management skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to create complex schedules.

  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn new technology

  • Demonstrated ability to express technical information clearly and simply to non-technical persons.

  • Ability to lift and move, equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. without assistance.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with a culturally diverse student population, faculty, staff, and the general public.

  • Ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal communication.

  • Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite, Google applications, and video conferencing technology.

  • Demonstrated ability to execute organization and department policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential/sensitive information with discretion.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ degree or higher in nursing or related health field.

  • Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS) preferred.

  • Licensure or certification in SIM.

  • Teaching experience.

  • Clinical experience.

  • Supervisory experience.

  • Knowledge/experience in Laerdal, ATI and Docucare.

Working Conditions

Anticipated schedule is Monday – Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm with occasional evening and weekend hours.

Work is performed either in or a combination of an office setting, classroom setting using technology. Requires good hand-eye coordination including visual acuity to use a keyboard and read technical information; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp. Sit, stand, bend, lift up to 50 pounds and move frequently during working hours. During course of day, interact with students, faculty and staff in person, by telephone and computers.

Employment Status

Full-time, exempt position with comprehensive or competitive benefits program including health, dental, vision, life, and LTD insurance, a Section 125 plan for medical and dependent care expenses; holiday, personal, sick, and vacation leave; tuition reimbursement; and a choice of retirement programs—IPERS (defined benefit) or TIAA (defined contribution).

Application Procedure

  • Complete an online application at

    • Submit/upload a cover letter addressing the following:

      • Please identify how your experiences, knowledge and vision will lend to the mission of the college and more specifically to the School of Sciences and Health Sciences and its students.

    • Submit/upload a resume.

    • Submit/upload 3 or more professional references with a minimum of 1 being from a current/past supervisor.

  • Submit an online application and all required materials for review. This position is open until filled.

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Hawkeye Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to equity and diversity in its educational services and employment practices: The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex; race; age; color; creed; national origin; religion; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity; genetic information; or actual or potential parental, family, or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices. Veteran status is also included to the extent covered by law. Any person alleging a violation of equity regulations shall have the right to file a formal complaint. Inquiries concerning application of this statement should be addressed to: Equity Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator for employees, 319-296-4405; or Title IX Coordinator for students, 319-296-4448; Hawkeye Community College, 1501 East Orange Road, P.O. Box 8015, Waterloo, Iowa 50704-8015; or email, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, email:

If any applicant is in need of a reasonable accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

Contact Information

Human Resource Services

Hawkeye Center 101
Jobs Line: 319-296-2329 ext.5000‚Äč
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If you are in need of any special accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

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