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.
The CTY Online Programs Instructor, Cryptography (Grades 3-6), will mainly be responsible for teaching Cryptography (Grades 3-6). As an online math instructor, the individual will be responsible for promptly replying to emails; providing detailed feedback on exams according to a rubric; arranging & holding live review sessions with students and actively checking in on all assigned students; helping to resolve any problems.
Phone calls to students, parents and schools are required. The instructor is the student's main contact point and he or she ensures that every student has an outstanding learning experience with CTYOnline.
Monitor student progress and assist students in accomplishing established learning objectives.
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, according to a rubric.
Communicate with students, parents, IT, program administrators and supervisor to resolve any course related issues.
Manage student behavior and discipline in the online classroom environment.
Promptly replying to emails, providing detailed feedback on exams according to a rubric.
Working closely with program managers on course related issues and working as a team member to provide support to other CTY Online instructors, as necessary.
Submit hours worked via established system according to schedule provided by CTY.
Produce curriculum materials for a course for academically talented students, including objectives, lecture scripts, assignments, activities/exercises, quizzes, exams, solution files, rubrics, and other course related materials.
Modify and evaluate course materials in LMS for accessibility, and approved format.
Additional duties include assisting with the development of course related materials; updating and developing curriculum; participating in new course development; working closely with program managers on course related issues; assisting with the training of other instructors; and working as a team member to provide support to other CTYOnline instructors, as necessary.
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.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in mathematics or related field is required; Additional (graduate) education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula.
Two years of related experience is required, such as instruction or tutoring of elementary school students, either through online or classroom instruction.
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.
Must have a computer with broadband Internet access.
Familiarity with Online education technologies a plus, such as Moodle, Adobe Connect and Skype.
Ability to quickly learn new software, as needed.
Master's degree in mathematics or related field is strongly preferred.
Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.
Required Special Skills and Knowledge:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Positive, proactive, and professional written and spoken communication skills using various technology is critical.
Must be very student-oriented.
Physical Requirements for the Job:
Ability to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
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 or Skype and possibly face to face 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.
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.
NOTE: This position is not benefits eligible.
NOTE: Multiple positions available. This position is telework eligible.
Applicants must be authorized to work in the US, or live in an area in which JHU has an authorized business entity.
Classified Title: CTY DE Instructor Working Title: CTY Online Programs Instructor - Cryptography (Grade 3-6) Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB Starting Salary Range: $21 to $24.15 per hour Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: varies Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Telework Department name: 10000113-DE Math Science Computer Science Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers
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