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Job Req ID:  10169

CTY Online Programs Supervisor/Instructor- Arabic

General Summary/Purpose:

The supervisor/instructor supports academically talented students enrolled in Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) online programs Arabic courses.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide instruction to 45-65 students across 2-5 online class.
  • Monitor student progress and assist students in accomplishing established learning objectives.
  • Interact independently with students using distance education technologies, primarily Moodle, Adobe Connect, GoogleVoice, and e-mail.
  • Hand-grade and give detailed feedback on 3-10 handwritten assignments per student per class. 
  • Communicate to student and parent/sponsor at least once per week regarding progress toward completion, performance, or student questions.
  • Hold live reviews with students as needed to review graded assessments, to clarify a concept within the course, to build a relationship, and to develop oral and written communication skills in science. Preparations for meetings include finding good example problems with workable solutions, reviewing the rubric/criteria for a given assignment, and preparing external notes to help visualize the concepts.
  • Parent/Guardian/School Communication:
  • Communicate with instructors, parents, students, and schools regarding program-related issues and coordinate the proctoring of tests with parents or schools.
  • Prepare Course Completion Documents within 2 business days of a student completing a course.
  • Maintain content for courses supervised. Respond to and fix errors using tools including Moodle, and Respondus. Update questions as needed. Update course notes as needed.
  • Supervise the following CTY courses: Arabic
    • Assist with the development of program related policies and course materials, including those for instructor training.
    • Assist with the training, supervision, and monitoring of casual employees: both instructional staff and other assistants.
    • Assist with interviewing and evaluating potential full-time employee hires in science.
    • Schedule weekly student meetings with instructors, including creating or removing sessions, arranging substitute instructors as needed, and adjusting for changing enrollment numbers.
  • Stay up-to-date on best practices for teaching online courses, software available for online instruction, and standards both in online instruction and content for courses supervised.
  • 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. 

Internal and external contacts required as part of the job:

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

Minimum Required Education and Related Work Experience:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in Arabic or related field with at least two years of Arabic teaching or tutoring experience; Master’s degree or Ph.D. is strongly preferred. 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:

  • Two years teaching or tutorial experience in Arabic Language.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of the following programs are required: Gmail, Moodle, HTML, Microsoft Office, Adobe Pro, Adobe Connect, Skype, Respondus.
  • Experience with detailed grammar knowledge in the Arabic Language is a must.
  • Knowledge of the following programs are required: Gmail, Moodle, Microsoft Office, Adobe Pro, Adobe Connect, Moodle, Respondus. Experience with teaching Biology.

Computer or other special needs for the position:

Must have a computer with broadband Internet access; familiarity with Online education technologies, such as Moodle and Adobe Connect.

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.
  • Work hours vary and are flexible; and may include weekends and evenings as determined with supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibility:

Supervises 20-25 causal online instructors. 

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.
  • CTY Online Programs offers students in grades preK-12 challenging academic coursework throughout the year. For more information, please visit:

Classified title: Supervisor, Online Programs Instructor K-12
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/3/MC
Starting Salary Range: $43,871.28 - $60,402.00
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F 8:30 - 5

Employee subgroup: Exempt
Location: Mount Washington Campus; Telework Eligible.
Department name: CTY Online Programs
Personnel area: UN12/CTY


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

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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.

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