Adjunct Instructor - Cannabis Dispensary Operations


Olive-Harvey College is looking for an adjunct instructor to teach “Cannabis Dispensary Operations”. The Cannabis Dispensary Operations course will cover logistic concepts including transportation, inventory, packaging, warehousing, materials handling, order processing, safety protocol and facility location. The Dispensary Operations certificate prepares students to work in a licensed cannabis dispensary. This course is a part of the basic certificate program aligned to the Dispensary Operations Basic Certificate. Students will acquire skills to interact with and educate cannabis clients in a regulated environment and the foundational knowledge to pursue additional careers in the cannabis industry.

  • Plan, prepare and deliver personalized instruction and facilitate the learning of students.
  • Revise, and continually update curriculum and instructional materials with the evolving industry
  • Fulfill assigned schedule, maintain accurate student attendance and grade records, maintain instructional environment with emphasis on safety, housekeeping, and equipment security, and ensure opportunities for student/participant evaluation.
  • You must demonstrate excellence in teaching, commitment to integrating new technologies in the learning process and the ability to inspire, motivate and empower students to succeed.
  • Maintain office hours for advising, mentoring and coaching students.
  • Post syllabi and grades on Brightspace and submit grades to the Department each semester.
  • Responsible Vendor Certification required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; Associate’s degree considered
  • Familiarity with and understanding of Illinois Medicinal and Adult-Use cannabis laws and regulations
  • At least 1 year of work experience in the cannabis industry, dispensary experience preferred
  • Awareness of dispensary operations and cultivation processing
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • 2 years teaching experience preferred
  • Online teaching experience preferred
  • Certification: Responsible Vendor Training
All interested candidates, including City Colleges of Chicago employees, must submit the following documents for review:
  • A letter of interest
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • A statement of your teaching philosophy
  • A legible copy of your college transcripts (Unofficial transcripts initially accepted, official transcripts must be provided at the time of interview)
  • Two letters of recommendation
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Thank you for your interest in City Colleges of Chicago


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