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.
General Nature or Purpose of the Job:
The tutorial assistant supports academically talented students enrolled in Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) online Chinese courses.
Note: This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
Note: This position is not benefits eligible.
Multiple Positions Available
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist students in improving their writing skills.
Converse with students in Mandarin Chinese via Skype.
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.
Occasional support with parent correspondences.
Provide timely feedback to students and their parents on coursework and progress.
Coordinate with the course instructor to conduct tutorial sessions.
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.
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 on the job:
Moderately Supervised (overall objectives are given, supervisor and incumbent collaborate, moderate level of autonomy).
Internal and external contacts required as part of the job:
Collaborative relationships with the World Language Program Manager, Chinese instructors, and CTY Online Programs administrators and staff. Frequent contact with students and parents via Zoom, email, and web-based virtual meeting room software.
Minimum Required Education and Related Work Experience:
High school diploma/GED required.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university preferred.
Experience working as a tutor or teaching assistant for at least one semester.
Required Special Skills and Knowledge:
Native-like proficiency in Mandarin Chinese language.
Preferred Special Skills and Knowledge:
Demonstrated ability to teach students to develop their written and conversational skills in Chinese.
Experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds.
Extensive communication and organizational proficiencies along with excellent interpersonal 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.
Machines and/or equipment used on the job, include % of time used:
Physical requirements for the job:
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, email, and Skype 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.
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.
CTY Online Programs offer students in grades preK-12 challenging academic coursework throughout the year. For more information, please visit: cty.jhu.edu/ctyonline
Classified Title: Tutorial Assistant Distance Education Working Title: CTY Online Programs Tutorial Assistant - Chinese Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $15.00 per hour Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: Hours vary Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: Telecommute Department name: 10000114-DE Writing Humanities Social Science Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers
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