Position Summary:The Instructor will provide instructional support for the Veterinary Technician and other programs in the Veterinary Academy. This includes responding to student phone calls, e-mails, and live chats; maintain weekly office hours for one-on-one phone instruction, provide feedback on subjective exams, participate in course design, development and revision, live and recorded webinars/lectures, and evaluation of clinical skills submitted by students in the externships. The Instructor will also lead required discussions in selected courses and conduct live and recorded webinars, as well as provide other methods of course instruction. They may have ownership for courses within a program. The Instructor will provide historical perspective on policy and teaching and learning, as well as potential program and brand growth.Essential Job Functions: Provide academic support to students via phone, e-mail, live chat, and direct instruction via live and recorded webinars.
Assume responsibility for courses within a program as designated by the Academic Team Lead or Director of the Veterinary Academy.
Participate in course design, development, and revision.
Create videos and online lectures and incorporate new technology in courses.
Create assessments that effectively measure the core program and course objectives.
Develop ways to improve student retention based on review of persistence and progression data.
Provide feedback for/evaluate subjective examinations and projects.
Evaluate student submissions of skills presented as part of the externship’s requirements.
Coordinate with the Program Director and Instructional Designer to create new methods of delivery.
Monitor and lead social media activity, discussion boards, and live chat activity.
Participate in accreditation needs, including but not limited to DEAC.
Participate in Penn Foster’s Professional Development Policy (12 hours each calendar year).
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Minimum degree required: Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field
Credentialed Veterinary Technician who has graduated from an AVMA accredited program or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, possessing a minimum of 2 years experience in a clinical setting
Appropriate, current licensure and certification for discipline
Strong interpersonal skills necessary for positive interactions with students, alumni, faculty, and employers
Knowledge of and ability to facilitate learning on course content in field of instruction
Excellent presentation skills and ability to present ideas effectively to individuals or groups
Proven written, oral communication, and presentation skills
Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, & Learning Management Systems
Works well with leadership and peers
Must show excellent judgement in initiating actions and making decisions within established precedents or well-defined policy with direction and review from the Director of the Veterinary Academy
Previous teaching experience in an AVMA-accredited veterinary technology program and familiarity with CVTEA requirements preferred
Equal Employment Opportunity:
At Penn Foster we are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to creating a work environment that embraces and celebrates diversity. We encourage underrepresented groups to apply. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other status protected under federal, state, or local law.
About Us:At Penn Foster, we are dedicated to helping over 300,000 students each year achieve their goals through affordable, accessible, career-focused learning. Our mission has remained the same since 1890: to enhance the lives of our students and clients through the acquisition of skills and credentials that can help them work toward their career and life goals. Together with our extensive partner network of leading employers, community-based organizations, and academic institutions, we close skills gaps and are building a workforce that’s prepared for the future job market. We aim to help businesses thrive by mobilizing their individual workers and energizing communities with opportunities for growth and progress. We are proud to play a role in the success of over 80% percent of our graduates that see improvement within their careers, as they inspire us to keep finding new ways to further our reach and broaden horizons. Join the Penn Foster movement and start working toward a better future today.What We Offer:We offer a competitive base salary, plus a robust benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, generous paid time off, sponsored volunteer opportunities, parking & commuter benefits, a 401K with a company match, plus free access to all of our online programs.Powered by JazzHR