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Dog Grooming Program Instructor

Harford Community College
Job Location:
Bel Air, Maryland
Other Technical and Career Faculty
Starting salary range or starting hourly rate range: Varies Per Assignment

About Harford Community College

Harford Community College has served as an anchor institution in Harford County since its inception in 1957. We are a mid-sized, comprehensive college committed to serving our community through high caliber educational offerings and cultural events.

HCC's mission of "Grow. Achieve. Inspire. Contribute." and our vision of continuously striving for satisfaction, completion, and success throughout the College community is demonstrated by our shared organizational values of Agency, Equity and Inclusion, Communication and Collaboration, Respect, and Innovation. Harford Community College is an Achieving the Dream institution, joining a network of higher education institutions and partners to enhance community college student opportunity, access, and success.

Our beautiful, 352-acre campus is conveniently located near Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; and Wilmington, DE. We offer more than 80 affordable degree and certificate programs to nearly 2,000 full-time and 7,500 part-time students, as well as a wide variety of noncredit continuing education courses to nearly 11,000 students per year.

Job Description

If you are a professional groomer and you are interested in passing your expertise to the next generation, we're looking for you! Harford Community College needs Dog Grooming Instructors to train our students for careers in pet grooming. This is a part-time position, and you don't need prior teaching experience in order to qualify - only your experience as a professional groomer! We will provide you with training in our curriculum and standards to ensure that you will be fully prepared for your new teaching role.

The Instructor position supports the Dog Grooming Program under the Continuing Education and Training division of Harford Community College. The instructor prepares students for work as a professional groomer through engaging lectures and interactive classroom grooming activities based on NDGAA standards.

Duties include delivering coursework using contemporary teaching strategies and practices; administering written and practical skills assessments; recording student attendance; preparing students for their 50-hour grooming externship; and performing other duties as assigned. Instructors may be asked to assist and coordinate placement in externship facilities.

For questions regarding this position, or more information, please contact Monique Brunson, RVT, Program Specialist, at 443-412-2338 or All applications and required documents must be submitted online through the College's applicant portal.

Employees of Harford Community College, including instructors for online and virtual courses, must be residents of Maryland or the contiguous states of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia. Work is generally performed on the College campus unless otherwise specified.

Your application to this position will remain active to December 31 of the current year. If you are not selected by that time, you must re-apply in order to be considered. If you apply on or after October 1 of the current year, your application will remain active to December 31 of the following calendar year.

Required Education

Applicants must be a National Certified Master Groomer through the NDGAA or a Certified Pet Stylist in all AKC breed clips.

Required Experience

A minimum of three years of occupational experience as a professional groomer is required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Other requirements include excellent public speaking and interpersonal communication skills, and being available to teach evenings and weekends. Applicants must submit a portfolio of their work.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include:
  • previous experience teaching or in corporate/staff training
  • experience with Blackboard learning system
  • knowledge of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and other computer skills/programs
  • additional NDGAA certifications desired, but not required
General Weekly Work Schedule

Schedule based on class assignment. Some evening and weekend classes may be required.

Posting Number: 2022-046AO

Close Date: 12/31/2022
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