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Job Req ID:  82631

CTY Online Programs Instructor - Spanish

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.


We are seeking an Online Programs Instructor  who supports academically talented students enrolled in Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) online Spanish courses.



This position is 100% telecommute.

This position does not offer sponsorship.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and teach lessons within curriculum defined by CTY.
  • Monitor student progress and assist students in accomplishing established learning objectives.
  • Interact independently with students using distance education technologies, primarily Zoom, e-mail, and within the course Learning Management System (Moodle).
  • Provide timely feedback to students and their parents on coursework and progress.
  • Coordinate with teaching assistant (TA) for tutorial sessions. The TA will be assigned to the course by CTY.
  • Manage student behavior and discipline in the online classroom.Report concerns with students, courseware, systems or TA to supervisor.
  • Suggest improvements to course contents.
  • Submit hours worked via established system according to schedule provided by CTY.


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. 


Degree of Independent Action Performed:

  • Moderately Supervised (overall objectives are given, supervisor and incumbent collaborate, moderate level of autonomy).


Internal & External Contacts Required:

  • Collaborative relationships with the Program Manager, supervisors, and Online Programs administrators and staff.
  • Frequent contact with students and parents via Zoom, email, and web-based virtual meeting room software.


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university in relevant subject area or related field is required; Master’s Degree is strongly preferred.
  • Two years teaching or tutorial experience in Spanish language is required.
  • 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.


** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date. 



Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Native-like proficiency in Spanish Language.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach students to develop their written and conversational skills in Spanish.
  • Ability to prepare lesson plans and audio-visual aids per the required curriculum.
  • Experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Extensive communication and organizational proficiencies along with excellent interpersonal skills.


Computer or Other Special Requirements:

  • Must have a computer with broadband Internet access; familiarity with Online education technologies a plus, such as Moodle, Zoom.


Machines and/or Equipment Used:

  • Computer, 100%
  • Broadband, 100%


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 or Zoom and email with internal and external audiences and must be able to exchange accurate and timely information in these settings.
  • Work hours vary and are flexible; including weekends and evenings as determined with supervisor.


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.
  • CTYOnline offers students in grades preK-12 challenging academic coursework throughout the year. For more information, please visit: cty.jhu.edu/ctyonline


Classified Title: CTY DE Instructor
Working Title: CTY Online Programs Instructor - Spanish 
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB 
Starting Salary Range: $21.00 - $24.15 an hour, commensurate with experience
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: Mon-Fri/hours vary 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Telecommute 
Department name: CTY Online World Languages 

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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