Veterinary Technician Assistant Training Instructor – Roxbury Community College – Roxbury Community College – Roxbury Crossing, MA

Roxbury Community College

Location: Roxbury Crossing, MA Category: Other Posted On: Tue Jul 16 2019 Job Description:

The Veterinary Technician Assistant training instructor will provide instruction, including lab instruction within the Veterinarian Technician Assistant training program in accordance with the standards established by the American Veterinary Medical Association. The instructor shall demonstrate excellent classroom and lab instruction, the ability to develop curriculum and to evaluate student performance. The Instructor shall work directly with the assistant director to align coursework with program requirements.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide instruction for veterinary technician assistant students in lecture and laboratory settings.
  • Assist with facilitation of demonstrations, observation, and evaluation of student essential skills performance.
  • Prepare laboratory environments for instruction by assembling necessary resources.
  • Remain current in the field of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Technician and/or Veterinary Technician Education through a variety of professional activities.

Administrative Duties:

  • Maintain records of activities undertaken in the class that may include completing forms, inputting data or compiling information regarding students and their progress in meeting instructional goals.
  • Perform other essential job functions as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Individuals must possess the following knowledge and skills or be able to demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities. The instructor shall have:

  • Thorough knowledge in the field of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Technician and/or Veterinary Technician Training and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge.
  • Clinical experience with both large and small animals.
  • Knowledge of the Certified Veterinary Technician’s role in the veterinary profession.
  • Experience working with Certified Veterinary Technicians in a clinical, research, and/or academic setting.
  • Ability to review, understand and apply concepts presented in training programs, conferences, and/or professional literature.
  • A commitment to compliance for all students enrolled in the program requiring ADA accommodations
  • Knowledge of teaching and instruction of adult learners, various audiences and group dynamics.
  • Commitment to work with the Center for Workforce Development staff at all levels.
  • Ability to competently advise and/or serve students from a variety of background, respecting cultural and socio-economic differences.
  • Familiarity with and ability to operate or oversee the operation of audio-visual equipment, including overhead projectors, film, sound systems, video, television, interactive video and audio equipment including computer controlled mixed media presentations.
  • Ability to use the Microsoft platform desktop computer and various software including Microsoft Office and Outlook.
  • Visual ability, corrected, to enable instructors to observe, direct, and supervise students in laboratory situations.
  • Ability to communicate orally with others, using the English language, with or without the use of an interpreter.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing, using the English language, with or without the use of auxiliary aids or services.

Job Requirements:
  • Current Massachusetts Veterinarian License or Veterinary Technician Certification from the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Examining.
  • If not a licensed Veterinarian, must have an Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology or Veterinary Technician from an accredited institution and have passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam ( VTNE ) and be a credentialed Veterinary Technician.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working as a licensed Veterinarian or Certified Veterinary Technician with the handling and management of animals.
  • Possess strong human relations skills and abilities to relate effectively to diverse personalities.
  • Read, understand and express oneself clearly and effectively orally and in writing.
  • Be a creative, energetic, and self-motivated individual with demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.
  • Possess a working knowledge of personal computers and educational media equipment.
  • Experience and comfort in communicating with adults from other nations, cultures and ethnic groups.

Additional Information:


  • The Veterinarian Technician Assistant training instructor rate of pay will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Date of Hire: Rolling basis, as needed

Appointment is subject to SORI (Sexual Offense Registry Information) background check, and a publicly accessible Massachusetts CORI (Criminal Offense Registry Information) background check.


Candidates for employment should be aware that all Community College students, faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated by January 3rd, 2022. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status records; details of how to fulfill vaccine record verification requirements will be provided during the hire and onboarding process.

Roxbury Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College’s Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

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