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Penn Foster Pharmacy Technician Instructor, Adjunct Independent Contractor in Boston, Massachusetts

Position Summary:

The Pharmacy Technician Instructor is responsible for providing instructional support to ensure students meet the established learning objectives and supporting the growth and development of the program to comply with industry standards and the needs of the community.


The instructor will provide one-on-one instructional support to include responses to student’s inbound academic inquiries using distance education technologies, including phone, email, SMS text messaging, and portal messaging. The instructor will offer daily office hours for tutoring via an appointment scheduling tool and provide substantial feedback on practicum skills assessment forms.  This will include the evaluation of the clinical lab skills completed by the student prior to externship. The instructor will participate in curriculum design, including development and revision, and support the creation of student resources including but not limited to weekly live and/or recorded webinars and learning resource materials.


The instructor will utilize program learning outcomes to monitor student progress daily. The instructor will conduct outreach using distance education technologies to provide academic advising and support to ensure student learning and successful program completion.


The instructor will participate in the externship experience. This will include the evaluation of clinical sites information, State BOP Tech/Trainee License, drug screen, and background check and answer questions regarding the clinical skills and supporting the externship preceptor and externship coordinator, if applicable.


This is a remote position with limited travel.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provide data-driven interventions and outreach in the development of programming that meets changing industry needs.

  • Review program and course-level outcomes data and surveys to determine students' needs; provide data-driven interventions/outreach as needed.

  • Review, evaluate, and suggest program curricula changes and practices to assure compliance with professional standards, state-mandated guidelines, externship skills, requirements of business, industry, and higher education technologies, appointment scheduler, and feedback and evaluations on exams, assignments and externship skills, conduct live or recorded webinars.

  • Check email daily and respond to students’ inquiries within 24 hours, complete grading of submitted manually graded assignments within 5 business days.

  • Provide academic support and advising to students to include but not limited to using distance education technologies, appointment scheduler, live and recorded webinars, and feedback and evaluations on exams, assignments, and externship skills

  • Participate in course design, development, and revision in partnership with the program director and instructional design team, development of programming that meets changing industry needs.

  • Create videos and online lectures and incorporate new technology in courses.

  • Develop ways to improve student retention based on review of persistence and progression data, and provide recommendations and strategies for improvements. 

  • Maintain reporting information as required by the Pharmacy Technician Program Director

  • Participate within and support accreditation as needed.

  • Perform other duties commensurate with the functions and level of the position, attend periodic meetings as required by program needs and called by the Pharmacy Technician Program Director.

  • Complete faculty orientation, training for Student Community, Learning Management System, and electronic ticketing process, adhere to Faculty Handbook Policies and Procedures

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Must be a certified pharmacy technician (CPhT) and adhere to state regulations and registration

  • Have a minimum of an Associate Degree

  • A minimum of 3 years of work experience in a practice setting or area of expertise related to the area of


  • Classroom and or online teaching experience preferred.

  • Will assist in obtaining a New York State D.O.E. Online Teacher License.

    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.

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