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Job Req ID:  19293

Assistant Program Manager


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’re 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. In return, we offer employees the opportunity to be part of the Johns Hopkins community and to take advantage of our generous benefits package, which includes affordable health-care options and tuition assistance for employees and their families.


General Nature or Purpose of the Job:

Assist Program Managers with planning and executing all activities related to academic summer residential and day programs for approximately 10,000 academically talented students annually, including assisting with direct management and day-to-day supervision of at least 2 program sites.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with and advise students, parents, and school representatives.
  • Respond to and appropriately address student, parent, and staff concerns.
  • Recruit, hire, train, and manage the performance of, and evaluate Summer Programs staff.
  • Assist with communications with host institutions and vendors to ensure academic, residential, and other logistical needs of Summer Programs sites are met.
  • Provide curriculum development in an academic area and provide instructional support and guidance to instructional staff.
  • Participate in or chair departmental committees.
  • Edit and occasionally develop manuals, handbooks, and other documents, for students, families, and staff to provide information related to Summer Programs practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Assist in establishing department priorities and contribute to decision making about Summer Programs policies and practices.


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. 


Degree of Independent Action Performed on the Job:

Moderate. Considerable independence with regard to hiring. Must exercise some independent judgment in handling on-site issues ranging from facilities issues to staff performance problems to student safety to parental complaints.


Internal and External Contacts Required as Part of the Job:

  • Internal: Regular contact with departments within the division of CTY Finance and Administration; infrequent contact with other CTY divisions and JHU central administration, particularly Office of the General Counsel and Office of Institutional Equity.
  • External: Regular contact with job candidates and summer employees (undergraduate students, graduate students, college and university faculty, public and private school teachers, and working professionals from around the world) for hiring, training, and performance management purposes; regular contact with college and university representatives from across the country for summer employee recruiting purposes; regular contact with host institution staff on facilities issues; regular contact with families regarding curriculum and site issues; occasional presentations at local, regional and national conferences.


Special Skills and Knowledge:

  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to manage high volume of work and multiple priorities.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Excellent oral written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of teaching, pedagogy, and residential program issues.
  • Knowledge of both college and pre-college education.


Minimum Required Education and Related Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Prefer degree in physics, engineering, chemistry, computer science, or applied mathematics.
  • Two years of experience teaching (college or pre-college) or in residential life (college or boarding school).
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.


Preferred Requirements:

  • Master’s is preferred. Preferably in physics, engineering, chemistry, computer science, or applied mathematics.
  • Experience with academically talented students highly desired.


Computer or other special needs for the position:

  • Proficiency with MS Office applications.


Machines and/or Equipment Used on the Job, include % of time used:

  • Computer – 85%
  • Telephone – 10%


Physical Requirements for the Job:

  • 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.


Supervisory Responsibility:

  • This position has no direct reports but assists a Program Manager in the supervision of approximately 140 summer staff members at the assigned program sites.


Additional Information:

  • Must be able to travel and work some nights and weekends. Summer travel typically includes 3 residencies, each 1-2 weeks long. Extenuating circumstances could require additional time on site. Sites assignments are to be determined and are subject to change. Candidate must be able and willing to travel to any site assigned.
  • The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the US.
  • 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 Assistant Program Manager 
Working Title: Assistant Program Manager  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MC 
Starting Salary Range: $55,000 - $62,225 annually, Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 02-MD:Mount Washington Campus 
Department name: 10000105-Summer Programs 
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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