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Job Req ID:  50721

Curriculum Specialist - Social Media and Social Justice

 

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. 

 

Note: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

 

General Nature or purpose of the position: 

Under the support and supervision of CTY Online Programs staff, the employee will develop an online curriculum for the Social Media and Social Justice course, according to the specifications and expectations provided by CTY. This course will be part of a larger anti-racist initiative to include social justice courses in our curricular offerings. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Produce detailed curriculum materials for the Social Media and Social Justice course as specified in the work-for-hire agreement. 
  • The primary duties and responsibilities of the job include: 
    • Evaluate any existing course materials and produce curriculum materials for an online course with asynchronous and synchronous components for academically talented students, as specified in the work-for-hire agreement. 
    • Course is to be deployed in a learning management system, Moodle, and the course will be taught using Moodle and tools like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Office 365. 
    • Scope of work for both synchronous and asynchronous courses includes all necessary lessons, activities, assessments, and instructional notes (with complete bibliographic information) that an instructor would need to teach the course. 
    • Specific instructions for synchronous group work, materials needed, how to set up the activities, course objectives, length of time needed for activities, etc. 
  • To accomplish this scope, you will: 
    • Collaborate with curricular project team members
    • Design engaging and innovative lessons that leverage technology, research-based strategies, and best practices for online instruction
    • Working with our Instructional Designer’s guidance, create lessons that follow established CTY standards and norms, adhering to curriculum formats (i.e. lesson template, structure, and assessments), and that are consistent and coherent with those being developed across the department
    • Using Universal Design for Learning principles, build scaffolds/accommodations/accessibility to meet the needs of all learners, including students with special needs
    • Work with CTY staff to ensure accurate and developmentally appropriate content
    • Embrace and exemplify an academic mindset that values drafting, development, review, and revision
    • Complete the appropriate scope and sequence of work within the timeline required at each phase, adhering to a task- and deadline-driven workflow
  • Additional expectations are specified in the work-for-hire agreement.

 

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: 

  • Bachelor's degree required in Communications and Media Studies, Sociology, Social Justice or in another field related to assigned course.
  • Minimum of one year of teaching experience in an educational setting, with experience teaching in the subject of the assigned course.  Experience in writing curriculum and instruction, preferably in the area of gifted education.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Communications and Media Studies, Sociology, Social Justice or in a field related to assigned course is preferred 
  • knowledge of course subject area
  • knowledge of pedagogy appropriate for gifted students
  • 3–5 years of high school or college teaching experience, preferably online
  • experience working in the area of gifted education, preferably teaching in the course content area
  • experience writing curriculum that has been used in the online, public, or private school environment, preferably in the area of gifted education
  • knowledge of current technology, curriculum instruction, and assessment practices
  • experience with self-directed, deadline driven work
  • strong organization and interpersonal skills
  • effective communication skills, written and verbal
  • ability to give and receive clear and specific feedback

 

Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:
Technical

  • Experience with web-based course management tools (especially Moodle) and online conferencing software (such as Zoom)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office 365 apps and Teams and 
  • Experience on Mac and PC platforms.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging instructional technologies 

 

Internal and External Contacts:  
Contact with the primary department and other CTY Academic departments as needed. Work with other curricular project team members, including contract curriculum specialists and instructional designers. 

 

Required Special Skills and Knowledge:
Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills; computer literate; strong pedagogical and communications/sociology/social justice content knowledge; strong organization skills; knowledge of college and/or pre-college education is highly desired.

 

Physical Requirements for the Job: 
Ability to access and transmit information using a computer; dexterity of hands to operate a computer keyboard, mouse pad and other office machinery; ability to communicate regularly via telephone or Skype, email, and face-to-face with internal and external audiences and must be able to exchange accurate and timely information in these settings.

 

Machines and/or equipment used on the job, include % of time used:
Personal Computer, Phone: 100%

 

Computer or other special needs for the position:
Personal computer, knowledge of MS Word and its applications

 

Degree of independent action performed on the job:
Significant degree of independent action

 

Additional Information:

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

 

Classified Title: Curriculum Specialist 
Working Title: Curriculum Specialist - Social Media and Social Justice  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB 
Starting Salary Range: $2500 - $3500 total pay
Employee group: Limited 
Schedule: hours vary/up to 27 hrs week 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: telework 
Department name: 10000110-Distance Ed and Info Technology 
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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