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Job Req ID:  59884

Program Officer, Teacher Development

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.


We are seeking a Program Officer who will work in coordination with the Director, the Program Officer, and will be responsible for the design and implementation of Gifted and Talented training for K-12 educators in the United States and select countries. The Program Officer will support the organizational goal of developing strategic partnerships with school districts and educational organizations to impact new student enrollment and drive revenue.


NOTE: This position is remote eligible during the pandemic. Once campus reopens (August 15th, 2021), this position will be expected to report to the Mount Washington Campus (Baltimore, MD) on a regular basis.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assess, develop and lead implementation of professional development workshops for external CTY audiences including but not limited to school districts, sponsored partners, etc.
  • Develop innovative, scalable professional development training program.
  • Hire and manage a casual pool of subject matter experts in Gifted and Talented instruction/education.
  • Design smooth and timely delivery of virtual and in-person professional development session including operations and training logistics.
  • Demonstrate strong emotional intelligence and multicultural competency in order to promote a culture of inclusion.
  • Facilitate systematic review of program standards to ensure alignment with CTY mission.
  • Promote awareness and utilization of educational technologies
  • Collaborate with academic program teams to review training materials.
  • Collaborate with research team on reviewing and implementing best practices for identification and nurturing of advanced learners.
  • Manage new and existing school agreements for professional development.
  • Create documentation and protocols for educator training.


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 (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Five years full-time experience teaching in a K-12 education setting
  • Three years leading professional development training for educators
  • Three years of direct management experience


Required Special Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to support multiple projects under potentially conflicting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience developing training resources and documentation.
  • Demonstrated experience in instructional technology or directly related field.
  • Strong ability to build relationships, motivate others and manage interpersonal situations.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated experience developing training resources and documentation.
  • Must be able to work competently with Microsoft office tools and other desktop applications
  • Ability to use and interpret data


Supervisory Responsibility

  • Position oversees one exempt staff and casual staff pool.  


Additional Information:

  • Ideal candidates will be willing/able to work evenings and weekends as necessary to support professional development inititatives, staffing, etc. Evening work is expected at least 1 - 2 times per month. Weekend worth expected occasionally: one weekend every few months, potentially during travel. 
  • Travel for this position is required. 20% Travel is expected, beginning in 2022. 
  • Applicant must be authorized to work in the United States and must either live in the US or another area in which JHU has a business entity.
  • This position is not eligible for sponsorship.
  • The successful candidate will be subject to 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.


Physical Requirements:

  • 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, virtual web conferencing platforms 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.


JHU Equivalency Formula:

18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis.


Classified Title: Program Officer 
Working Title: Program Officer, Teacher Development 
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME 
Starting Salary Range: $80,000 - $85,000
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 37.5hrs/wk 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 02-MD:Mount Washington Campus 
Department name: 10000091-Communications and Marketing 
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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