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Job Req ID:  63037

CTY Online Programs Instructor – 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 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.


We are seeking a CTY Online Programs Instructor - Social Justice  who will support academically talented students enrolled in the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) online Social Justice courses.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and teach lessons within curriculum defined by CTY.
  • Must be able to teach live session over zoom.
  • Monitor student progress and assist students in accomplishing established learning objectives.
    Interact independently with students using distance education technologies, primarily Moodle, Zoom, phone, and e-mail.
  • Provide timely feedback and encouragement to students and their parents on coursework and progress.
  • Manage student behavior and discipline in the online classroom.
  • Communicate with students, parents, IT, program administrators and supervisor to resolve any course related issues.
  • Report concerns with students, courseware, or systems to supervisor.
  • Suggest improvements to course design and 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. 


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university in Social Justice, History, Sociology, or a related discipline.
  • At least two years of teaching or tutoring experience is required.
  • Experience teaching social justice courses/content to high school or college students.
  • Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of students, parents, and staff


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Ethnic Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Justice Studies, Sociology, or English, AND upper division or graduate course work in at least one other constituent discipline as previously listed is preferred.
  • At least two years of teaching or tutoring experience working specifically with middle or high school students.
  • Experience teaching or tutoring Online.


Technical Qualifications/Specialized Certifications:

  • Experience with web-based course management tools (especially Moodle) and online conferencing software (such as Zoom).
  • Experience with Microsoft Office 365 apps and Teams.
  • Must have a computer with broadband Internet access.


Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Advanced knowledge of history, sociology of race, and/or social justice. Knowledge of teaching courses such as:
    • Social media and social justice
    • Race matters
    • Diverse voices in science
    • The color of law
  • Positive, proactive, and professional written, spoken, and interpersonal communication skills using various technology is critical.
  • Must be very student-oriented.
  • Ability to prepare lesson plans and audio-visual aids per the agreed-upon course syllabus.
  • Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.
  • Maturity, responsibility, and creativity.
  • Experienced in having discussions in a classroom setting about potentially sensitive topics.


Physical Requirements:

  • 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, Microsoft Teams, 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


Machines and/or Equipment Used:

  • Computer, 100%
  • Broadband, 100%
  • Microphone Headset, 100%


Degree of Independent Action:

  • Significant degree of independent action.




  • Instructors are supervised by a full-time or casual CTY staff member.


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.
  • The successful candidate(s) for this position are 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.
  • CTYOnline offers students in grades preK-12 challenging academic coursework throughout the year. For more information, please visit: cty.jhu.edu/ctyonline
  • This position is not benefits eligible.
  • This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.


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: CTY DE Instructor
Working Title: CTY Online Programs Instructor - Social Justice 
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB 
Starting Salary Range: $21.00 - $24.15/hr 
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: ​​​​​​​Varies 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: Telecommute
Department name: ​​​​​​​DE Writing Humanities Social 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.


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