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Pharmacy Technician Instructor/Competency-Based Curriculum Instructor (Hybrid Asynchronous/Lab)

Holyoke Community College
Holyoke, MA
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Jun 21, 2021

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The Division of Business and Community Services at Holyoke Community College is seeking one or more Pharmacy Technician instructors to teach a competency-based hybrid (online/face-to-face) curriculum to create educational pathways in Pharmacy Technician occupations that will support the upskilling of incumbent hospital employees with regional employers -- Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), Medical Assistants (MA), and environmental service, hospitality, warehouse, and guest service workers. The program is through a Digital Innovation and Lifelong Learning (DILL) grant from the MA Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, administered by the Commonwealth Corporation. This pilot program builds on years of successful collaboration between HCC and the partners, who include healthcare employers, the MassHire Workforce Board of Hampden County, and others. Delivery of instruction will be a combination of synchronous and asynchronous online, as well as face-to-face instruction, in alignment with career pathways at employer partners.

Prepares syllabi, assessments, lesson plans and activities; provides to Assistant VP in advance of each class for approval.Provides timely feedback and instructional intervention to asynchronous students.Works collaboratively with employer partners, math and reading instructors, career advisor, employer partners, and HCC staff and administration as part of a team to deliver innovative curriculum and instruction.Assists in developing curricula approved by the Assistant VP.Teaches assigned curricula in accordance with course syllabus and assessments as scheduled; ensures all classes start on time and as scheduled; notifies the Assistant at least 3 hours in advance when a situation occurs that could prevent class from starting on time.Incorporates actual workplace scenarios, case studies, procedures into the courses.Evaluates students' written assignments and written and practical exams as applicable.Ability to work with classroom (or online) style as provided in order to meet specifications of course; ensures all equipment and supplies are returned to storage and secured following each class as necessary; immediately reports any issues to the Assistant VP.Completes required reporting and documentation, including assessment of learning outcomes, attendance verifications, evaluations, etc.Must be able to commit to hours of courses as scheduled; must be able to handle both asynchronous instruction and offsite lab modules at facilities in the community.Performs other duties as assigned by administration.Qualifications

REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree; Experience working in a pharmacy, as either a pharmacist or pharmacy technician; Commitment to and demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Demonstrated experience teaching in an online setting. Understanding of Pharmacy Technician career pathways.

PREFERRED:Post-secondary teaching experience; Working with and assisting a disadvantaged student population, Experience in teaching adults in a post-secondary environment desirable. Previous experience teaching in an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)-accredited Pharmacy program and/or PTCB – Sterile Compounding instruction. Previous experience working as a Pharmacist or Pharmacy Technician in a hospital setting. Prior experience in incumbent worker or entry-level worker workforce development training.

EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT: Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.

Non-Benefited, Part-Time Position

Compensation:$60-70/hr. for instruction (per contact instructional hour) based on experience; no benefits.

Funding: Grant funded, July, 2021 - June 30, 2022; possibility of renewal

- All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B Visa.
- Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions.

Holyoke Community College is committed to excellence and opportunity through diversity in education and employment. Holyoke Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin, in its education programs or employment.


Working at Holyoke Community College

Since its founding in 1946, Holyoke Community College has focused on inspiring futures through education and training, access, and engagement. The goal is simple-exceptional preparation for personal and professional success through education for all learners.

HCC's highly-qualified, committed faculty and staff engage learners through innovative, relevant instruction and comprehensive student support services, ensuring that our students are well prepared for their next step in life-whether to transfer to a four-year institution, to advance in a career, to build skills, or simply to enhance their quality of life.

HCC faculty and staff support students in discovering their academic abilities and career aptitudes for the future they choose. We think they'll find that HCC provides the best start for attaining their goals, for one of the best dollar values in education today.


Located in Western Massachusetts' scenic Pioneer Valley, HCC draws students from more than 70 cities and towns throughout the region and from beyond. As a gateway to quality, accessible education and career advancement, more than 100,000 students have come through the doors seeking to realize their dreams and aspirations. HCC boasts the largest enrollment and awards the highest number of associate degrees and certificates among Western Massachusetts community colleges. At the college's 65th commencement in May 2012,a total of 1,000 students received approximately 1,026 associate degrees and certificates. Graduates ranged in age from 18-80, and came from 70 Massachusetts towns, as well as Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, and from as far away as Florida, Michigan, Missouri and South Carolina. Our international grads included citizens of Israel, Malawi, Peru and South Korea.


HCC offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate options, as well as adult basic education/GED programs, education and training for business and industry, and noncredit community service personal and professional enrichment courses. To accommodate students' busy lives, HCC offers day, twilight, evening, weekend, and online classes. Academic programs, in a variety of disciplines, are designed for immediate career entry or for transfer to four-year institutions. Plus, for those seeking additional intellectual challenge in their coursework, HCC is known for its exceptional learning communities (team-taught interdisciplinary courses organized around a common theme) and its Commonwealth Honors program, among other programs and services.


HCC has the highest transfer rate of any community college statewide, holding articulation agreements with more than 27 colleges and universities. Many students attend HCC with the intention of transferring to a four-year college or university. And many do so after graduating-often with generous and even full scholarships-to public and private four-year colleges and universities across the country. Locally, HCC is the largest feeder institution for Westfield State College and UMASS Amherst.

Immediate career entry

HCC offers short-term certificates and training for students whose goal is immediate career entry. HCC's Career Center provides additional assistance in helping students obtain employment in the region's many workplaces.

A vibrant community resource

Throughout the year, HCC is home to numerous recreational and cultural activities and events that are open to the community. View an art exhibit at the Taber Art Gallery, catch a live performance at the Leslie Phillips Theater, enjoy the college's annual Jazz Festival, or come watch one of HCC's competitive varsity athletic games. HCC has the largest disc golf course in Western Massachusetts, and it's free and open to the public.

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