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Program Director, Pharmacy Technician

Position Summary:

Penn Foster is looking for an experienced Pharmacy Technology Clinician and educator to lead our growing Pharmacy Technician program.  The Program Director is responsible for ensuring that students, partners, and employers reach the required outcomes through oversight of program design, learning, and externship process in addition to the tactical, day-to-day operational oversight of the Pharmacy Technician Program. The Program Director is knowledgeable of online learning methodologies and evolving trends in education and related industries. The Program Director ensures compliance with all state, federal, and ASHP accreditation guidelines, including program submission to and accreditation by the ASHP.

Essential job Functions:

  • Assist with the development of new and revised content for the Program in coordination with the Program Development Team.  Ensure that the curriculum is current, encompasses modern instructional technologies, is in line with marketplace needs and industry standards, and meets regulatory and licensing requirements throughout the states
  • Work with Program Development Team to ensure alignment of curriculum to ASHP standards 
  • Prepare all paperwork for ASHP accreditation submission 
  • Collaboratively work within Education to build internal infrastructure as required for ASHP 
  •  Assume leadership and responsibility of the Pharm Tech Advisory Council, ensuring ASHP requirements related to the Advisory Council are met (i.e. meeting frequency and objectives)
  • Facilitate meaningful learning of the course competencies in the curriculum and proactively support all facets of the learning environment
  • Coordinate and supervise the experiential pharmacy technician training, delegate preceptor responsibilities, and ensure that pharmacists or designees oversee and guide all experiential training of the pharmacy technician trainees at the experiential sites
  • Develop, execute, and annually revise a strategic plan for the Pharmacy Technician Program
  • Provide academic support to students via phone, e-mail, social media, correspondence and exam correction as needed
  • Supervise and provide leadership to the Program faculty and staff
  • Lead the operations of the Program Advisory Committee
  • Attend ASHP workshops and conferences on behalf of Penn Foster

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Education: Must possess a minimum of an Associate's degree, Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Should have graduated from an ASHP-accredited pharmacy technician training program (not required if a licensed pharmacist.) 

Experience: Must be a nationally certified pharmacy technician or a licensed pharmacist; at least five years of experience in pharmacy practice; must be a member of a national pharmacy or education association and a state pharmacy association; must adhere to the state’s regulations for licensure or registration in the practice of pharmacy and demonstrate on-going continuing education in the field of pharmacy and/or education. 

Certifications: CPhT certification required.

Other Requirements:
• Teaching experience preferred; online teaching experience highly desirable
• Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills
• Strong project management skills
• Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, & Outlook. 

*If remote, some travel will be required

About Us:

Through the power of education, Penn Foster helps tens of thousands of students each year gain the knowledge, the skills, and the confidence to help them on their paths toward career and life success. Our mission is to enhance the lives of our students and clients through the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and credentials that can help them work toward their goals of advancing in their chosen field, starting a new career, or pursuing lifelong learning.

What We Offer:

We offer a competitive base salary plus a robust benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, generous paid time off, paid charity days, parking & commuter benefits, a 401K with a company match, plus free access to all of our online programs. 


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