Lead Teacher, Medical Assistant Program

Position Summary:

The Lead Teacher of the Medical Assistant Program is part of the adult education team at Briya Public Charter School — a leading two-generation education program that primarily serves immigrant parents and their young children in Washington, D.C. Briya is a Tier One Public Charter School, consistently achieving the highest educational outcomes through its innovative programming.

In the tuition-free Medical Assistant Program, students prepare for successful healthcare careers by gaining medical knowledge, clinical practice, and administrative skills in a collaborative environment. In addition, Briya coordinates students’ internships and externships and ensures students are prepared for the nationally recognized RMA exam.

Briya closely partners and co-locates with Mary’s Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center, supporting students’ comprehensive needs and allowing for crossover between clinic and classroom.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Curriculum Development Responsibilities:

  • Adapt Briya’s MA curriculum to be offered remotely via synchronous and asynchronous activities.
  • Enhance the MA curriculum based on practice guidelines and needs, inclusive of feedback from Employer Advisory Board, while ensuring fidelity to AMT accreditation and CAAHEP guidelines.
  • Develop curriculum materials that meet the needs of students at risk of academic failure or students not making reasonable progress toward obtaining the skills and knowledge needed to become a Registered Medical Assistant.
  • Facilitate RMA exam preparation. Ensure weekly quizzes/final module exams and make-up quizzes/final module exams (as needed) are developed using the RMA exam format and covering the material taught in class.  Offer opportunities for students to learn test-taking and reading strategies in the classroom, during tutoring sessions, in workshops, and/or during the summer RMA exam review course.
  • Create student documentation including expectations, evaluations, and timelines through detailed module outlines, calendars, and approved, standardized syllabi.
  • Develop lesson plans that include objectives, instructional activities with differentiated instruction, and assessment that target the skills & knowledge needed to successfully pass the Registered Medical Assistant exam.


  • Prepare students to work competently and safely as Registered Medical Assistants
  • Foster an inclusive, scholarly, and collaborative learning climate.
  • Identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet students’ varying needs
  • Design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessments incorporating contemporary tools, technologies, and resources to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to be an effective Medical Assistant.
  • Employ principles of Adult Learning Theory for content delivery
  • Assess homework assignments and clinical assignments to inform instruction and provide feedback to students, utilize LMS to document grades, and enter grades into the SIS.
  • Review student test data and prepare and instruct students in review course material

Student support:

  • Suitably challenge, engage, serve and communicate with students to encourage their participation and learning while maintaining mutual value and respect
  • Collaborate with Student Services and Transitions to meet students’ extracurricular and holistic needs
  • With MA Program Coordinator, provide regular updates to students on their progress, including student-teacher conferences three times a year to review items such as grades, attendance, behavioral skills, lab skills, and competency skills.
  • Support program coordinator in organizing and set agenda for team meetings.
  • Contribute to building a positive team spirit, put success of the team above own interests, support everyone’s efforts to succeed, work well in multidisciplinary team

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work as a member of a team
  • Commitment to develop and contribute to a community of educators
  • Ability to teach classes in English, with preference for instructors who also have additional language skills in order to support students.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Expertise in interpersonal and oral presentation/written communication skills.
  • Effective in directing and evaluating student learning and laboratory performance and be prepared in education theory and techniques.
  • Knowledge of healthcare industry and awareness of trends

Education and/or Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Medical professional (examples: LPN,RN, NP, MD, or DO).
  • Degree in Master’s in Public Health – Preferred
  • 3-5 years of related practical work/clinical experience, preferably in a community health care center.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach in ways that are interactive, project-based, and promote self-discovery and critical thinking.

Physical Demands – Regularly required to sit; frequently required to reach with hands and arms, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk or hear; must be able to lift objects up to twenty-five (25) pounds.

Work Environment – Mostly in a typical office and/or home setting with quiet to moderate noise level.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please click here or email your resume and cover letter to tmurithi@briya.org.