Instructor, Veterinary Academy - REMOTE POSITION

Penn Foster College

United States

February 7, 2022


Position Summary: The Instructor will provide instructional support for 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, and evaluation of clinical skills submitted by students in the externships. Lead required discussions in selected courses and conduct live and recorded webinars and provide other methods of course instruction. May have ownership for courses within a program. Position may be on-site or from a remote location.

Essential Job Functions:

Duties may include the following:

  • 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 Department Chair 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 externships requirements
  • Coordinate with the Department Chair, Program Director and Instructional Designer to create new methods of delivery
  • Monitor and lead discussion boards and live chat activity.
  • 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 of experience on a clinical setting
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Previous teaching experience in an AVMA-accredited veterinary technology program and familiarity with CVTEA requirements is a strong plus
  • Must show excellent judgement as the incumbent has authority to initiate actions and make decisions within established precedents or well-defined policy with direction and review from the Director of the Veterinary Academy.
  • Personal Requirements

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Works well with management and peers
  • 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 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.