INSTRUCTOR - VETERINARY ASSISTANT (PART-TIME)
If you are an Allied Health professional such as a Veterinary Assistant and you are interested in passing your expertise to the next generation, join the Ross Education team! We are looking for Primary Instructors to train our students for careers in allied health positions just like yours. This is a part-time position, and you don’t need to have teaching experience in order to qualify – only your experience as a Veterinary Assistant! We will provide you with complete training in our curriculum and standards to ensure that you will be fully prepared for your new teaching role.
We may also have Teaching Assistant and Substitute Secondary Instructor positions for those who don’t want to commit to a regular schedule. This is a great opportunity for you to make some extra part-time income while helping to improve the lives of others by teaching them the skills they need for a rewarding medical career.
Faculty members work under the direct supervision of the Campus Director and with support from the Assistant Campus Director of Education, Director of Education, Program Chair or in some cases, the Lead Faculty. In this role, you will instruct students the standardized Ross curriculum, review lesson plans and prepare for class instruction, grade and electronically record assignments, actively promote student retention, support externship activities as applicable, and perform related work as required.
Primary and Secondary Instructors must qualify as stated below.
Graduation from a program accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in the specialty field or subject area in which they teach, (3) years of occupational experience in the subject field, and a current license, certification or other credential as required by local, state and/or federal laws to work in the field, or ability to obtain certification within 90 days . In the State of Tennessee, the occupational experience must be a minimum of three (3) years of practical experience within the last seven (7) years in the subject area to be taught*
A minimum of five (5) years of job-related experience, as described above, for those instructors who are not graduates from an accredited program in the field in which they teach. Additionally, must hold a current license, certification or other credential as required by local, state and/or federal laws to work in the field*
Program specific requirements
Applicants must have an Associates Degree and Vet Tech certification through NAVTA
- additional requirements or exceptions may be applicable based on the state, program, and accreditation requirements. See your Campus Director or Assistant Campus Director of Education or refer to the Faculty License, Certification and Credential Requirements document on the Ross Employee Resources Google site available to employees through their Ross Google log-in.
Must have sufficient ability to move around the building and classroom to satisfy student needs and/or facilitate student participation
Must have sufficient visual and auditory ability to operate computer equipment, use telephone, read materials, use white board and use classroom equipment
Ability to communicate effectively in classroom and individual settings
Knowledge of materials (subjects) that will be taught to students and ability to use and communicate Ross curriculum
Ability to adapt quickly in fast-paced work environment
Ability to use current technology to maintain student records, e.g., Microsoft Office, CampusVue
Ability to achieve or maintain credential and/or licensure within expected time frames
Demonstrates professionalism in manner, dress and conduct as a representative of Ross and a student mentor
Ability to remain objective and treat all students equally
Attention to detail and commitment to quality
Adhere to Ross Code of Conduct and Professional Ethics
Prior teaching or formal tutoring experience using a developed curriculum, preferred
As an Instructor with Ross Education, you will be part of an established and growing educational organization with a supportive family atmosphere and a dedication to providing our students with the best career training available. Your experience is a vital part of our success, and we will provide you with all the training and resources you need to feel comfortable in teaching our curriculum. We will also help you to get certified and will also provide you with plenty of opportunities to get your required annual Continued Education Units. You may also find opportunities to pick up extra hours by teaching additional classes or providing substitute or teaching assistant services as needed. You may also qualify for advancement to director-level positions depending on your credentials. Your hard work and professional dedication will be rewarded with competitive compensation, including benefits.
Your benefits as an Instructor will include:
Health, dental and vision coverage (requires minimum 8 scheduled hours per week)
Tuition reimbursement (requires minimum 8 scheduled hours per week)
Accrued time off (requires minimum 8 scheduled hours per week)
Training completion bonus for learning and teaching the curriculum for all sections
Verizon Wireless Discount
Dell Employee Purchase Program Employee Referral Bonus Program Monthly pay and direct deposit
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Delivers course work as it applies to the appropriate Ross curriculum
Utilizes contemporary teaching strategies and practices; such as instructional resources through guest speakers, field trips, videos, PowerPoint presentations, Instructor’s Resources, lecture, and curriculum documents which enhance the learning process
Accurately records students’ daily attendance
Primary Instructors hold conferences with students on an as-needed basis
Follows and enforces Student Guidelines
Maintains classroom in good physical order, manages program supplies and equipment in good repair
Enters classroom at designated time with all necessary materials. Begins and ends class at scheduled times and follows scheduled student break times
Monitors class retention rates and actively participates to promote student retention in order to exceed accreditation standard of 80%
Outside of Class Time
Review standard Ross curriculum and prepares for class instruction
Corrects students’ assignments and tests; reviews results and returns graded coursework promptly
Primary Instructors accurately record grades, successful completion of proficiencies and attendance by entering information in campus management software
Cooperates with lab schedules, maintains weekly office hour(s) and may proctor Saturday makeup sessions if asked by Campus Director or Assistant Campus Director of Education. Completes curriculum training in advance of each Module instruction
Completion of a minimum of one pre-approved professional development workshop, seminar or course related to the teaching discipline of the Instructor every fiscal year
Attends two Ross Education LLC in-services every fiscal year
Attends formal and informal faculty/staff meetings
BLS instructor certification may be required
Informs Assistant Campus Director of Education or Campus Director immediately of unsatisfactory academic student progress, discipline or attitude problems, and occurrences that warrant discussion
Under direction of Campus Director, and/or Assistant Campus Director of Education, provides additional support to students on alerts, warnings and/or probations
Attends quarterly faculty meetings to discuss classroom concerns, student issues, retention and placement, curriculum development and assessment, survey results and other topics as appropriate
Instructors may be required to participate in Campus Externship Seminars as directed by the Campus Director or Assistant Campus Director of Education
Participates in school events regarding student retention and graduate placement
Advises Assistant Campus Director of Education of any equipment repair/replacement needs or supplies issues
Performs related work as required
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