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School of Health & Public Safety

Vision Care Sciences

Contract – Curriculum Development – Optician Program

At the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), we are the shapers. The makers. The originals, driven by a passion for excellence and impact. We are a global leader in applied education, an Alberta Top Employer and a destination workplace for people empowered to make a difference in the lives of students. We offer action-based learning, solution-focused research and enterprising collaborations with partners from around the world. With a newly launched brand and ongoing celebrations marking 100 years of educating skilled workers, now is an exciting time to join this one-of-a-kind place…SAIT.

The School of Health and Public Safety is learner-centered and committed to delivering curriculum excellence in support of student success. We prepare career-ready graduates who have the knowledge, skills and attitudes that allow them to contribute throughout their professional careers in support of healthy communities.

This position will support the School in designing an Optician diploma program in accordance with the professional competency profile, as determined by the National Association of Canadian Optician Regulators (NACOR).

Note: This is a temporary, contract position for approximately six months with the possibility of extension.


  • Work closely with Instructional Designer, writer/editor, multimedia and copyright team to ensure quality curriculum.
  • Develop new and original, high-quality material for course that aligns with learning outcomes, industry needs and national competencies.
  • Develop and verify course outcomes alignment.
  • Develop assessments, assignments, answer keys and marking rubrics (laboratory assignments, examinations, case studies, peer-review and role-play assessments, etc.)
  • Adhere to all copyright laws and direction from copyright officer
  • Consult on the development of an industry advisory committee


  • Must be a currently licensed optician (LO) and a Registered Contact Lens Practitioner (RCLP) in the province of Alberta.
  • Minimum of five years of progressive and diverse hands-on experience in the optical industry, particularly in optical dispensing and contact lenses fitting
  • Experience in stakeholder consultation to develop training materials and skills competencies
  • Experience in optical operations and in developing training materials
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • A high degree of flexibility and adaptability to unexpected and changing conditions
  • Ability to function effectively in a team environment
  • A genuine interest in teaching and mentoring

To Apply:

Please continue with the online application process through the SAIT careers website. Online applications are strongly preferred.

If you have any questions about the role please contact Please do not apply to this email address; all applications should be made through our online system.


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