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CTY Online Programs Supervisor - Language Arts


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. 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 summary/purpose:
The supervisor/instructor supports academically talented students enrolled in Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) online Critical Reading and Grammar courses.


NOTE: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

NOTE: Applicants must provide a cover letter, resume, and a written response to the prompt "Required Four Writing Samples for Critical Reading- Grammar Instructor/Supervisor Position"https://signal.cty.jhu.edu/YoungReaders/RequiredWritingSampleforInstructor-SupervisorPosition-final.docx  (Click or copy and paste the link in your web browser, a word document file will pop up in your downloaded files window). 


Primary duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide instruction to 15-30 students across 2-3 online classes per session using curriculum defined by CTY. Lectures are not required.
  • Monitor student progress and assist students in accomplishing established learning objectives.
  • Interact independently with students and their parents using distance education technologies, primarily Moodle, video conferencing software, Skype, and e-mail.
  • Provide timely written feedback to students and their parents on coursework and progress.
  • Manage student behavior and discipline in the online classroom.
  • Report concerns with students, courseware, or systems to supervisor.
  • Submit hours worked via established system according to schedule provided by CTY.
  • Work with school-paid students and designated school administrators to ensure student success and school satisfaction with CTY Online Programs courses.
  • Maintain, revise, and enhance existing critical reading and grammar course curriculum.
  • Assist in the hiring, training, coaching, and supervising of critical reading and grammar instructors, including the updating of instructor guides and course introductory videos, and supporting instructors in their creation of welcome videos.
  • Supervise casual instructors for up to 10 courses per session, including training and advising instructors, monitoring and tracking instructor's work, mediating parent/instructor disputes, assisting instructors with technological problems, reminding instructors of policies and deadlines, and editing student evaluations written by direct reports before submitting to registration office.
  • Keep up-to-date on best practices for teaching online courses, including software and web tools available for online instruction and content for courses supervised.
  • Review, update, and test courses each session in test-server environment.
  • Recommend changes and updates to content to Program Managers and help with implementation and rollout of any changes made.
  • 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 required education and related work experience: 

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in Education, English, Writing, or related field; Master's degree in relevant field is strongly preferred.
  • Two years teaching or tutoring experience in English, language arts, critical reading, writing, grammar, or related field. 
  • Additional (graduate) education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula. 

JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Required Special Skills and Knowledge:

  • Excellent oral and written interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proficiency with online technology, web tools, and resources.  
  • Experience working with gifted students, and students with diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Extensive communication and organizational proficiencies


Degree of independent action performed on the job:

  • Large degree of independent action.


Internal and external contacts required as part of the job:

  • Collaborative relationships with the Senior Program Manager of Mathematics, supervisors, and Online Programs administrators and staff.
  • Frequent contact with students, schools, and parents via telephone, email, and web-based virtual meeting room software.

Computer or other special needs for the position:

  • Must have a computer with broadband Internet access 
  • Familiarity with online education technologies, such as Moodle, VoiceThread, Adobe
  • Connect, Zoom, Powtoons, Softchalk, H5P, Respondus


Machines and/or equipment used on the job, include % of time used:

  • Computer, 100%


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:

  • Supervises 5 to 25 causal on line instructors.  


Additional Information:

  • Applicants must provide a cover letter, resume, and a written response to the prompt "Required Four Writing Samples for Critical Reading- Grammar Instructor/Supervisor Position": https://signal.cty.jhu.edu/YoungReaders/RequiredWritingSampleforInstructor-SupervisorPosition-final.docx  (Click or copy and paste the link in your web browser, a word document file will pop up in your downloaded files window). 
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the US or reside where there is a JHU entity.
  • NOTE: During the COVID emergency, all employees are working remotely.  Employees who reside within 60 miles of the Mt. Washington campus will be expected to work on campus once pandemic restrictions are lifted.  Employees outside of this radius will be considered for telework. 
  • 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.
  • CTY Online Programs offers students in grades preK-12 challenging academic coursework throughout the year. For more information, please visit: cty.jhu.edu/ctyonline


Classified Title: Supervisor K12 Online Program Instructor 
Working Title: CTY Online Programs Supervisor - Language Arts  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MC 
Starting Salary Range: $50,000 to $55,000 annually
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday 37.5hrs/wk 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 02-MD:Mount Washington Campus 
Department name: 10000114-DE Writing Humanities Social Science 
Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers


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


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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.


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