Afterschool Instructor

Maryland, United States
25 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
25 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

Classified Title: Tutorial Assistant 
Working Title: SABES Afterschool Instructor ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CC 
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: M-F 8:30 - 5:00 pm Some weekends 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt ​​​​​​​ 
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus 
Department name: 60004726-CEO Instructors and Students 
Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering

Purpose of Position:

The SABES Afterschool Instructor is responsible for working with multiple stakeholders in the implementation of the STEM afterschool curriculum for grade 3-5 students at specific partner sites. The instructor will develop and implement weekly lesson plans that incorporate mentor support and prepare students for the STEM Showcase where they will present their student-driven projects based on feedback from the SABES coach. The instructor will also track student attendance, participate in required retreats, prepare materials for STEM lessons, and regularly report and communicate program progress to SABES team and site coordinator.  

Note: This position is casual (approx. 10-15 hours per week) and is not benefits eligible. Reliable transportation is required. Evenings are required and some weekends. 

Knowledge and Skill:

  • Experience teaching hands-on STEM projects and the engineering design process
  • Time management skills, attention to detail, and proactive problem solving
  • Passion for STEM educational outreach
  • Knowledge of Baltimore City and Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools)
  • Experience relating to students, parents, and partners of similar demographics to Baltimore City
  • Strong communication (written and oral), organizational, customer service, and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Forms)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • 3 Years of related experience in one or more of the following areas required:
  • Proven youth development and/or mentoring experience
  • Successful K-12 teaching; hands-on STEM projects and the engineering design process
  • Experience working with grades 3-5 preferred
  • Additional graduate level education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula.
  • JHU Equivalency Formula:  30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree focused on STEM or education degree, or currently enrolled at a college/university pursuing a degree in related subjects.
  • Internal and External Contacts: 
  • Internal: Baltimore Programs Director, Out of School Time (OST) Program Manager, Barclay Program Manager, SABES Afterschool Coaches, and Other Instructors, and JHU Faculty and Staff who serve as SABES mentors
  • External:  Village Learning Place (VLP), Child First Authority (CFA), US Dream Academy, Smart Steps, Park Heights Renaissance

Essential Duties & Responsibilities


  • Implement STEM afterschool program for grade 3-5 students
  • Coordinate with Johns Hopkins teams, mentors, and community members to facilitate STEM afterschool curriculum
  • Create weekly lesson plans
  • Teach STEM curriculum, provide guidance for student-driven projects, structure interactions with STEM experts
  • Supervise SABES participants in the classroom, adhering to safety guidelines and maintaining positive learning environment
  • Prepare materials for STEM lessons and coordinate with the program manager to order necessary supplies
  • Attend and support STEM Showcases (held once per year)

Training/Professional Development

  • Participate in required retreats (1-2/yr), professional development (once per month) and staff meetings (as required)
  • Assist SABES afterschool coaches in presenting training materials based on expertise


  • Complete weekly reports providing updates on progress, implementation, and concerns at assigned SABES site(s) to SABES coach and Program Manager
  • Review and confirm SABES mentor schedules each month
  • Regularly communicate with mentors regarding lesson plan implementation and support
  • Create and maintain participant records

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

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