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Job Req ID:  62636

Deputy Director, Curriculum and Student Life

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 position:

The Deputy Director, CTY In-Person Programs, Curriculum and Student Life serves two critical leadership functions for CTY’s in person programs. This position will advise the Senior Director (and serve in that role at times of the senior director’s absence) and will be responsible for designing and maintaining CTY’s content offering for in person programs (including non-academic programs).  This position will require someone who can think strategically, while executing on the day to day work to realize their strategic vision.  Additionally, the Deputy Director provides primary leadership of program development, especially the development of new programs and/or courses spanning multiple academic disciplines as well as non-academic programming/residential life.


CTY’s in-person programs operate at various sites across the United States and internationally.  This role will also provide leadership to a team of in-person program managers in the holistic implementation and management of the programs on site including management, talent development, coaching and maintaining a positive morale.

The deputy director must be able to function independently and exercise sound judgement in handling complex problems. The deputy director reports to the Senior Director of CTY’s in-person programs. Evening and weekend hours are to be expected, especially when on-site programs are in operation.



Leadership (30% of time)

Assists the Senior Director in leading in-person program unit. Serves as the Senior Director of in-person programs in the absence of the Senior Director.

  • Leads the conceptualization and development of new in-person programs that meet the strategic goals of the organization.
  • Leads advancement of CTY’s antiracism goals in all aspects of programming and operations.
  • Serves as standing member of CTY-wide curriculum leadership committee.
  • Serves as standing member of CTY-wide academic integrity committee.
  • Has primary responsibility for leading the development, execution and continual review and improvement of academic and student life programming, ensuring that
    • CTY delivers quality, innovative curriculum and instruction in its in-person programs.
    • CTY students are provided with inclusive, engaging experiences outside the classroom that foster community and positive peer connections
    • The academic and non-academic aspects of the in-person programs are coherent and support the overall goals of the program.
    • In-Person programs and curriculum are appropriately aligned with Online programs
  • Engages in proactive workforce planning to ensure staffing needs are identified with focus on ensuring optimized skills, talents and experiences are represented to the benefit of our students.  Serves as a strategic partner to CTY Talent Acquisition to assist in identifying hiring profiles that will support new program creation for in person programs


Program Development (40% of time)

Leads academic and student life program development activities by core and matrixed staff in the in-person programs unit.

  • Supervises Program Manager for Student Life
  • Supervises program manager for new program development, who is responsible for:
    • Writing proposals to submit to CTY New Program Committee
    • Creating business plans for proposed new programs
    • Managing new programs in first year of implementation
  • Supervises program managers in major academice subject areas, who are responsible for:
    • regular review and refresh of existing courses in their subject area
    • development of new courses as part of the overall CTY curricular plan
    • production of curriculum guides and other instructional resources.
  • Develops and implements curriculum evaluation plan.
  • Engages in research on in-person programming in collaboration with the CTY Research Unit
  • Develops and implements instructional staff evaluations, in collaboration with CTY HR
  • Identifies successful courses and targets unsuccessful courses for modification or discontinuation.
  • Develops new course offerings based on strategic enrollment plan.
  • Assures that curriculum advances CTY’s antiracism goals and meets appropriate quality standards.
  • Oversees the continual review, evaluation, development and implementation of policies and procedures related to curriculum.
  • Develops and oversees implementation of student assessments, in collaboration with CTY’s Senior Director of Research and other members of the Strategic Leadership Team, to include training of instructors
  • Develops goals with measurable rubrics for both subject departments and individual team members
  • Builds staff and approaches that support the principles of social justice, equity and inclusion.
  • Recognizes and celebrate staff excellence, growth and achievement


Program Direction: On Site Experience (30% of time)

Responsible for supervising program managers in site management. Ensures that the program at each location for which assigned program managers are responsible run smoothly logistically and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations

  • Meets weekly with Program Managers throughout the year to track progress toward and accomplishment of planning milestones.
  • Coaches leadership skills. Ensures that site mangers effectively support their on-site leadership staff and that management of sites advance CTY’s antiracism goals.
  • Critically, supports for program managers on handling challenging situations with students, parents, and staff.
  • Serve on an on-call team with the Director and the Assistant Director, Administration, Operations and Student Life, to handle escalations of the more serious issues, working in consultation and coordination with appropriate CTY and University resources.

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:

  • Master’s Degree in education, curriculum or related field required
  • At least 7 years recent direct experience within a K-12, higher education, government, non-profit or corporate setting. Minimum of 3 years progressively responsible experience in leadership/administration in an academic environment.
  • Additional education may be substituted for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
  • Demonstrated success developing and administering new academic programs. Experience advising academic and non-academic programs for academically advanced students or course work in gifted education preferred.
  • Experience in a residential education setting strongly preferred (public or private boarding school or residential summer program).


Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and anti-racism
  • Knowledge of teaching, pedagogy, and residential program issues.
  • Knowledge of both college and pre-college education.
  • Shows strong professional judgment, character and integrity.


Computer/Other Special Needs:

  • Substantial knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to function effectively on multiple additional digital platforms and with frequent changes of platforms.


Machines and/or Equipment Used:

  • Use of computer 90% of the time.


Physical requirements for the job:

  • Ability to access and transmit information using a computer and do so for extended periods of time.
  • Operate a computer and office machinery.
  • Communicate regularly with internal and external audiences via phone, email, and platforms such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom; must be able to exchange accurate and timely information in these settings.
  • Work varied hours including weekends and evenings as determined with supervisor.
  • Ability to maneuver in an office and on-site environment including accessing files, materials, observing classes in session, and participating/presenting information in small and large group environments.


Supervisory responsibility:

Supervises team of approximately 5 program managers (direct reports) and 3 assistant program managers (indirect reports). Additionally, the position indirectly supervises approximately half of CTY’s casual instructional, residential, and leadership staff at in-person programs locations (annual total approximately 1,700).


Additional information:

  • Must be able to travel and work some nights, weekends and holidays, especially during the summer.
  • Extenuating circumstances could require extended residency at program site(s).
  • This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule. Monday & Friday are eligible for telecommuting. Tuesday-Thursday are required in office days at our headquarters at the Mount Washington Campus. Standard business hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (EST).  All CTY staff have the option to work on a flexible schedule with leadership approval based on degree of conflict with business need. It is important to note CTY is a global operation, and in some cases business needs may extend beyond the traditional University hours and/or work days.
  • 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.


* 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. *


Classified Title: Sr. Program Officer 
Working Title: Deputy Director, Curriculum and Student Life 
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MF 
Starting Salary Range: $71,510 - $98,000; Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 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.


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