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Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

Job Details…

Position: Dual Licensed Optician
Part-time (15 hours/week)
Work Days:
Minimum 5 years
Students Welcome to Apply: NO
Start Date: July/August 2020

The Vision Care Sciences portfolio within the School of Health & Public Safety has is looking for an energetic and resourceful individual with great organizational skills to provide clinical instruction in a theory and laboratory setting in the Optician, Ophthalmic and Optometric Assisting programs. If you have outstanding clinical and instructional expertise, and are enthusiastic about the theoretical and clinical training of students, apply today and help prepare the next generation of eye care professionals.

Duties & Skills…

• Prepare and deliver lectures and lab demonstrations to students enrolled in both Optician and Ophthalmic and Optometric Assisting programs
• Maintain and update curriculum and course outlines as required
• Prepare lists of lab supplies required for the Educational Technologist
• Evaluate student progress through assignments, exams and lab competencies
• Facilitate student achievement and professionalism through mentor-ship and coaching
• Provide feedback for continuous program improvement
• Be an active and engaged member of the School to maintain a “team environment”
• Participate in all SAIT training, School and program meetings
• Promote and support SAIT and the School of Health and Public Safety’s mission, strategic and academic plans
• Remain current and maintain contact with industry sectors to assure technology is relevant
• All other duties as required for the position


• Must be (at least) a Licensed Optician (RO) 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
• Previous teaching experience is an asset as are additional educational qualifications
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to thrive in a team environment are required
• 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
• High proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word and Excel
• Comfortable speaking to the public
• Positive & respectful attitude

Contact Information…

Contact: Shay Gornshtein
1301 16th Ave NW Calgary, Alberta T2M 0L4 Map It

Date Posted: May 21, 2020