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Continuing Education Instructor, Medical Office Assistant (MOA)

Continuing Education

Application deadline: October 21, 2022

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Job Summary:

Continuing Education, a department of the Faculty of Education, Community, and Human Development, has been offering high-quality lifelong education options to people in the Fraser Valley since 1974, and are well known for high standards and consistent quality. Continuing Education collaborates with other UFV departments to develop certificates and short courses related to our academic specialities. In addition to the many courses Continuing Education offers, they also provide custom, tailor-made courses for businesses and organizations. Learn more at

The Continuing Education (CE) department is building a pool of instructors to teach in the Medical Office Assistant (MOA) certificate program. CE invites applicants to apply for various instructor roles in this program. Positions are part-time, short-term contracts to teach one or more courses in the Medical Office Assistant program.

MOA courses include:

  • Communication Skills
  • Medical Terminology
  • Pharmacology
  • Medical Office Procedures
  • Billing
  • Clinical
  • Practicum

Typically, courses take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and there may be other requirements based on the course.

View the Medical Office Assistant course schedule here: MOA Schedule

Continuing Education instructors create a student-centred learning environment that encourages active student learning. Instructors teach to meet learning outcomes and incorporate their expertise, real life examples, and effective teaching strategies into the course and materials. Instructors participate in developing curriculum and lesson planning for face-to-face and online delivery. CE instructors also document student’s attendance, participation, progress, and grade assignments and assessments that lead to a final grade. Instructors are required to receive satisfactory student evaluations.


Required qualifications include:

  • Recognized Medical Office Assistant certificate.
  • Currently working as a Medical Office Assistant.
  • Minimum of five years, recent, Medical Office Assistant experience.
  • Experience working in a service role that includes communicating and cooperating with diverse populations.
  • Recent instructor training completed or willingness to complete (e.g. Provincial Instructor Diploma; UFV - Adult Education - Integrated Learning Design certificate, or recognized teaching credential).
  • Professional development furthering instructional and Medical Office Assistant abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience supervising Medical Office Assistant students or practicum students.
  • Instructor experience with satisfactory student evaluations.
  • Experience using Blackboard or similar Learning Management Systems (LMS).
  • Curriculum design experience.


Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check.

About UFV:

The University of the Fraser Valley is located on the traditional territory of the Halq'eméylem-speaking peoples. We express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working in Stó:lo Tém:éxw (Stó:lo Land; Stó:lo World). In all that we do, UFV strives to support and honour the Stó:lo peoples goals of self-determination and well-being on these lands. A commitment to Indigenization and Reconciliation is core to our institutional Vision and Integrated Strategic Plan: IYAQAWTXW — which means House of Transformation. This commitment includes the goal of centering Indigenous ways of knowing throughout our organization, recognizing our responsibilities to community, and a multi-year plan to increase the number of Indigenous faculty, staff, and administrators working at UFV.

UFV has four campus locations within the beautiful Fraser Valley in British Columbia. Recognized as one of BC's top employers, UFV offers a combination of career and lifestyle benefits. Join a team of 1,400 passionate professionals who value integrity, inclusivity and excellence. At UFV, you will serve a vibrant community, and shape the future of 15,000 students.

Indigenization, equity, and diversity are essential to our work as a university. A diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented and marginalized. At UFV, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we proudly serve. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, members of groups that experience discrimination due to race, colour, place of origin, ancestry, and/or religion, persons who identify as women and 2SLGBTQ+, and persons with disabilities. We invite applicants to complete a confidential self-identification survey as part of the application process. All questions are voluntary, with an option to decline to answer.  Information will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the recruitment process, and results are not shared with the selection committee.  Inquiries about the survey may be directed to careers@ufv.caLearn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In an effort to be both environmentally and fiscally responsible, UFV will contact only candidates receiving an interview. We thank all applicants for considering UFV for employment. Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check and/ or a verification of their education credentials. 

UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

Please note: you should receive a confirmation email once you have successfully applied to this position. If you do not, please contact the Njoyn Help Desk at or 1-877-427-7717 Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm (EST).

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