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Job Req ID:  55438

CTY Online Programs Tutorial Assistant - Math or Chess

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:

The CTY Online Tutorial Assistant – Math or Chess will work with online instructors and supervisors to complete a variety of tasks related to course instruction and delivery.


This position will primarily support our Chess program offerings or our AP math offerings. 


Currently, our program offers the following chess courses:


Our AP Math offerings can be found here: https://cty.jhu.edu/online/courses/mathematics/#AP


NOTE: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
This position is not benefits eligible.
Multiple Positions Available


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Math Tutorial Assistant responsibilities will vary, and may include:

  • Staffing, leading, or working with students in clubs for courses related to chess, cryptology, competitive math, and other enrichment topics.
  • Running, planning, staffing, and troubleshooting weekly group sessions for traditional and enrichment courses via videoconferencing technologies.
  • Proofreading, editing, and monitoring the quality and accuracy of final course evaluation documents submitted by instructors in a given course.
  • Assisting with course development tasks as assigned through implementing changes provided.
  • Assisting with quality control and ensuring all courses meet accessibility guidelines.
  • Communicating regularly with instructors and supervisors.
  • Working as a team member to provide support to CTY Online Programs instructors and supervisors, as necessary.
  • Submitting hours worked via established system according to schedule provided by CTY.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

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:

  • High school diploma/GED required.
  • Experience working as a tutor or teaching assistant for at least one semester is required.


Required Special Skills and Knowledge:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; positive, proactive, and professional written and verbal communication skills using various technologies is critical.
  • Familiarity with online course management systems.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proficiency with Gmail-related Google Apps.
  • The ability to work with a virtual, diverse, population.
  • Must be student-oriented and detail oriented


Preferred Special Skills and Knowledge:

  • Advancement toward a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics or related field preferred; Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university is highly preferred.
  • Candidates should have a strong background and interest in chess, or mathematics
  • Knowledge or ability to learn basic HTML, LaTeX, and Moodle
  • Proofreading and editing skills


Computer or Other Special Needs for this Position:

  • Must have a PC or Mac computer with broadband internet access and administrative rights.
  • Teaching, coaching, or tutoring background with a school age (K-12) audience.
  • Familiarity with online education technologies a plus, such as Zoom and Teams.
  • A successful candidate must be fluent with email and be able to adapt to new educational technologies such as Learning Management Systems and methods of communicating mathematics with students.


Degree of independent action performed on the job:

Moderate degree of independent action.


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.
  • Ability to access and transmit information using a computer.
  • 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 audiences and must be able to exchange accurate and timely information in these settings.


Additional Information:

  • Work hours vary and are flexible; including weekends and evenings as determined with supervisor.
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the US, and must either live in the US or another area in which JHU has a business entity.
  • 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 offer students in grades preK-12 challenging academic coursework throughout the year. For more information, please visit: cty.jhu.edu/ctyonline


Classified Title: Tutorial Assistant Distance Education 
Working Title: CTY Online Programs Tutorial Assistant - Math or Chess 
Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CC 
Starting Salary Range: $15 - $17 per hour
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: Hours Vary / 27hrs week 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: Telework 
Department name: 10000113-DE Math Science Computer Science 
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.


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