Job title: Instructional Assistant II – Animal Studies Programs

Company: Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Job description: Job Description:In order to ensure your application is received by NAIT for thorough review and consideration, please apply directly through our Careers site atPlease Note: This is a temporary position ending on or before May 31, 2025 with the possibility of extension.NAIT’s Veterinary Technology and Veterinary Medical Assistant Programs, located at our Edmonton Campus, requires two individuals to join their team as an Instructional Assistant II.The Instructional Assistant position is primarily weekdays and may include some weekends and evenings. The successful candidate must be available for shifts between the hours of 130pm and 530pm. These positions are recurring, with lay-off over the summer months when the clinic is closed, and students are off campus.Key Responsibilities:Lab Support:

Sessional Instructor - Department of Applied Human Sciences - Faculty of Science
  • Assist to maintain lab equipment and perform quality control procedures
  • Ensure work area is in a safe and clean condition
  • Liaison with other sections or programs when required
  • Maintain equipment and procure supplies and materials for the Animal

Health Programs

  • Prepare, set up and dismantle laboratory instruments and supplies for use by students and instructors
  • Participate in the end of day veterinary clinic closing procedures
  • Order supplies and expendable items and maintain related inventory records for Animal Health.
  • Assist with maintaining Standard Operating Procedure and safety manuals when required
  • Assist with Occupational Health and Canadian Council on Animal Care processes

Instructional Support:

  • Assist with the instruction during VMA and some VT student laboratories which include basic clinic procedures, hematology, reception, anesthesia, surgical assisting, and animal nursing.
  • Assist instructors during instructional periods in the explanation and demonstration of laboratory instruments and procedures to students, as required.
  • Evaluate students based on existing rubrics and assessment tools, provided by instructors, and provide feedback
  • Independent supervision of students
  • Ensure knowledge of related equipment including use and application
  • Provide feedback to instructors regarding lab exercises

Student Support:

  • Provide tutorial/remedial support
  • Assist students in the development and execution of technical projects in cooperation with other staff members
  • Ensure students are working in safe conditions

Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Adapt easily to change and espouse continuous quality improvement with a strong focus on student success and satisfaction
  • Willing to learn and understand the policies, processes and procedures that pertain to the animal studies programs
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent working knowledge of laboratory safety and exhibit safe work practices
  • Computer literacy, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite and animal clinic software is required


  • Post-secondary certificate, diploma or degree in animal health technology or veterinary technology
  • An actively registered Veterinary Technologist with the ABVMA
  • Minimum of 5 years directly related veterinary experience
  • Mixed animal experience is an asset.
  • Equivalencies may be considered

Applicants with education credentials earned outside of Canada should have their credentials evaluated by World Education Services or the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS).Remuneration: $32,781.89 – $43,723.54 (based on 20 hours per week) annually, plus a comprehensive benefits package. (Classification – Instructional Assistant II).This position is covered by the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) Collective Agreement.Please submit a resume and cover letter to be considered for this opportunity.About NAITWe are proud to have been named one of Alberta’s Top Employers for 13 consecutive years. Being part of a community that makes a difference in the lives of students, staff, industry clients and partners, NAIT’s culture reflects our shared values of respect, collaboration, celebration, creativity, and accountability.People are what make NAIT great, and we prioritize the employee experience. We offer focusing on health and wellness, work-life balance, recognition, and professional and personal growth. In addition to excellent vacation time, we offer paid time off between Christmas and New Year’s.NAIT supports a flexible work environment, enabling staff to request approval for on-campus, off-site, or hybrid work arrangements based on the nature of the role. Please note that remote positions require employees to reside within Canada.NAIT is committed to fostering an environment that supports equity and cultivates inclusion through our . We are a proud partner of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion and Pride at Work Canada. While we encourage all qualified applicants to apply, only those being considered will be contacted. If you require any accommodations, please connect with us at .#LI-JN1 #LI-Onsite –

Location: Edmonton, AB

Job date: Sun, 30 Jun 2024 00:26:18 GMT