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Primary Instructor for Freedom House 2.0


UPMC Health Plan is hiring a full-time Primary Instructor for the Freedom House 2.0 Program. This position will primarily work standard daylight hours Monday through Friday.  This role is grant funded and will instruct cohorts around the Allegheny and Westmoreland County areas. 

The Freedom House program was established in Pittsburgh’s hill district in the late 1960’s. At a time when emergency medical services were coming into their own Freedom House, in partnership with Presbyterian Hospital, developed one of the first modern day ambulance services and EMT training programs. By recruiting from underserved populations in the Hill District, Freedom House set a standard for basing healthcare and emergency services in a strong foundation of community. The program’s legacy lives on today in Freedom House 2.0. This program uses grassroots recruiting through community partner organizations to find students who may not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in healthcare education due to a variety of social determinants. The program provides an introduction to healthcare careers while offering wrap-around support services to ensure student success. Students graduate the program certified in CPR, First Aid, and ready for a wide range of entry-level medical careers.

The primary instructor is responsible for delivering the clinical and medical content of the Freedom House 2.0 curriculum to students of the program and assisting with ongoing planning, development, and design of the program.



  • Deliver the curriculum to students through a mixed method and multi-modal learning model using in person lecture, skill-building hands-on practical workshops, and virtual teaching methods.
  • Grade student assignments, tracks student progress, and take a proactive approach to assessing individual learning needs of students.
  • Monitor and interact with the online learning management system for grading, attendance tracking, and other class related tasks.
  • Travel to various classroom sites within Allegheny County with the possibility of travel to surrounding counties in western and central Pennsylvania.
  • Work cooperatively with the project coordinator and medical director to ensure student and program goals are being met.
  • Maintain a positive classroom environment for all students to create a safe and supportive learning environment with a specific focus on supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Serve as a role model for students and maintains a supportive open-door policy to assess students for social, environmental, or other barriers to student success.
  • Ensure set up and tear down of classroom space including A/V instructional equipment and maintain a clean and professional classroom environment.
  • Maintain all student documents and records in accordance with organizational and program policies.
  • Complete other special projects or related duties as assigned.
  • Perform in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.



  • Bachelor's degree in Emergency Medical Services, Public Health, or a related field preferred OR High School Diploma/GED and 2 years of EMS experience at the EMT level or higher required.
  • State or Pennsylvania certified EMT or higher required.
  • Nationally registered EMT or higher preferred.
  • 1 year of teaching or instruction experience with adult learners strongly preferred.
  • Experience with CANVAS or other web-based learning management systems preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products preferred.
  • Have an interest in working with underserved populations.
  • Be able to work regular business hours.
  • Have excellent interpersonal, organizational, and written communication skills.
  • Be able to operate general office and A/V equipment.
  • Be able to communicate effectively with all levels of staff in the organization.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33
  • Act 34
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

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