Center for Talented Youth Online Programs Instructor, Writing

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
$21.00 - $24.15 per hour
Posted
20 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Nov 2018
Ref
9829
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Sessional

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.

General Summary/Purpose:

The instructor supports academically talented students enrolled in Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) online writing courses.

Note: This position is not benefits eligible

Note: Multiple positions available

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and teach lessons within curriculum defined by CTY.
  • Monitor student progress and assist students in accomplishing established learning objectives.
  • Critique student writing.
  • Provide students with appropriate assignments.
  • Respond to student metacognitive reflections on the experience of writing an assignment.
  • Interact independently with students using distance education technologies, primarily Moodle, Adobe Connect, Skype and e-mail.
  • Provide timely feedback to students and their parents on coursework and progress.
  • Compose progress reports and final evaluations of student progress.
  • Manage student behavior and discipline in the online classroom.
  • Help students use the online course management system (web-based courses).
  • Report concerns with students, courseware, or systems to supervisor.
  • Suggest improvements to course contents.
  • Submit hours worked via established system according to schedule provided by CTY.

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:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in English, Creative Writing, or Composition and Rhetoric is required. Master’s degree is strongly preferred. Additional (graduate) education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula.
  • Two years teaching experience in teaching composition or literature at either the college or secondary level. Experience working with 9-17 age group and with gifted students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Applicants must provide a written response to the required prompt.  Follow this link to access the required prompt: https://signal.cty.jhu.edu/SynergyFiles/WritingAndLA/WritingSamplePrompts/WritingSamplePrompts/WritingSampleWriting.doc

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.

Required Special Skills and Knowledge:

Excellent communication skills.

Computer or other special needs for the position:

  • Must have a computer with broadband Internet access.
  • Familiarity with Online education technologies a plus, such as Moodle, Adobe Connect and Skype.

Physical Requirements for the Job:

  • 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 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.

Additional Information:

  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the US.
  • The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
  • Applicants must provide a written response to the required prompt.  Follow this link to access the required prompt: https://signal.cty.jhu.edu/SynergyFiles/WritingAndLA/WritingSamplePrompts/WritingSamplePrompts/WritingSampleWriting.doc
  • 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.
  • CTY Online Programs 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
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB
Starting Salary Range: $21.00 - $24.15 per hour
Employee group: Casual
Employee subgroup: Exempt
Personnel area: UN12/CTY
Location: Telecommute
Department name: CTY Online Programs
Schedule: Hours and schedule will vary

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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