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Job Req ID:  25876

2020 CTY Baltimore City Emerging Scholars Summer Program Assistant


The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is a nonprofit dedicated to identifying and developing the talents of academically advanced K-12 students around the world. We provide today’s brightest students with fun, challenging courses; a community of engaged learners; and a strong foundation for future success in college and their careers. Want to join our team? We are looking for mission-driven problem-solvers who can thrive in CTY’s diverse, collaborative, fast-paced, and results-driven work environment. We value innovation, creativity, integrity, and a shared commitment to the bright young people we serve.


General Summary/Purpose:

Program assistants (PAs) are responsible for student supervision both inside and outside the CTY classroom. PAs also plan and lead all afternoon activities. Although certain duties are typical, tasks and responsibilities can and do change according to each day’s needs and may vary slightly.


Multiple Positions Available



Specific tasks and responsibilities in the classroom might include assisting with instructional preparation, aiding the instructor with classroom management, gathering anecdotal information for evaluations, tutoring students, helping with clerical tasks such as typing and photocopying, teaching the class as requested by the instructor, and generally helping to ensure that the class runs smoothly. PAs are the primary staff members responsible for supervising students during lunch, breaks, and afternoon activities. As part of their supervisory duties, PAs assist with morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up. PA’s work Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Additional job responsibilities of the PA include but are not limited to:

  • Arrive at the site on the date specified in your employment agreement to attend the mandatory training/orientation program prior to the arrival of students. Attend all sessions of the training/orientation program.
  • Work with your instructor to set up the classroom and finalize remaining course planning.
  • Familiarize yourself with the textbook(s) and materials for your course. A copy of all relevant course materials will be available for you at the site.
  • Familiarize yourself with the laboratory safety and waste disposal policies of CTY and the host institution. Discuss with your instructor the specific safety instructions for your course.
  • Assist instructors with a review of laboratory equipment and supplies on-hand for your course.


Other Duties

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. 
  • Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 


Minimum Requirements:

  • At least one summer of Experience working with children.
  • GPA of 3.0 or better is preferred.


Preferred Requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED is Preferred.
  • Current enrollment in College/Some College coursework preferred.
  • Experience organizing recreational programs or planning events is preferred.


Required Special Skills and Knowledge:

  • Maturity, responsibility, positive energy, and creativity.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Office and copy machines.


Internal and External Contacts Required as part of the Job:

  • Regular contact with the assigned instructor, students, and families. 
  • Occasional contact with Site Director, Academic Dean, Emerging Scholars co-directors and BCPSS Educational Specialist before and during program.


Physical Requirements for the Job:

  • PA’s are required to travel and navigate a school campus with or without accommodations. This may include traversing some long distance across campus. Some lifting and moving may be required.
  • Ability to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
  • Dexterity of hands to operate a computer keyboard, mouse pad and other office machinery.
  • The incumbent will be required to communicate regularly via telephone and face to face with internal and external customers and must be able to exchange accurate and timely information in these settings.
  • Position also requires a degree of mobility common to working in an office environment; bending, kneeling or standing during events and presentations may be required.


Additional Information:

  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the US.
  • The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
  • All employees participating in or serving children in University programs must participate in mandatory Child Abuse Prevention online training on the appropriate conduct around children, protecting children from abuse and neglect, and reporting of known or suspected child abuse and neglect.


Classified Title: CTY Site Program Assistant 
Working Title: 2020 CTY Baltimore City Emerging Scholars Summer Program Assistant 
Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CA 
Starting Salary Range: $11.00 to $14.89 per hour
Employee group: Limited 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 02-MD:Mount Washington Campus 
Department name: 10003444-Deans Office 
Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.


The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.


During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.


The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.


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