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. In return, we offer employees the opportunity to be part of the Johns Hopkins community and to take advantage of our generous benefits package, which includes affordable health-care options and tuition assistance for employees and their families.
We are seeking a CTY Assistant Program Manager who will assist with planning and executing in-person academic programs for students meeting CTY's eligibility requirements, including summer residential programs and day programs, planned to serve in 2022 approximately 8,600 students in grades 2-12, across multiple locations in the U.S., with new program models and locations, including international locations, expected in future summers.
The position plays two critical roles. 1) assisting with direct site management, assuring that CTY delivers a high-quality on-site academic and student life experience that advances its diversity, equity and antiracism goals and that runs smoothly logistically and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. 2) assisting with an area of specialization focused on one aspect of developing and/or delivering the program across all locations.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Site Management (All APMs)
Support Program Managers in working with host institutions on securing appropriate facilities and services and configuring on-site operations to best fit the unique context at each location (e.g. how best to repurpose dormitory space for on-site administrative offices; how best to stagger lunch schedules in dining halls shared by multiple programs.)
Assure that site is prepared for camp inspections, if applicable.
In all interactions with host institution representatives, foster a strong working relationship that engenders trust in the professionalism of CTY staff and in the conduct of the students.
Assist Program Managers with staff communications; answer staff questions about the on-site experience.
Handle more complex questions from students and parents referred by Enrollment Management staff.
Work on location during the opening and close of each session as assigned to assure that sites deliver a high-quality on-site experience for students and staff:
Function as an on-site resource to leadership staff as they transition into their roles; provide guidance on policy and procedural questions.
Help to build a strong sense of community among staff.
Help to ensure accountability to, and foster connection and collegiality with, CTY headquarters
Represent CTY headquarters during on-site staff orientation and at opening and closing ceremonies. Answer questions from families about future opportunities at CTY.
Help provide leadership to ensure that the on-site experience meets and advances CTY's diversity, equity and antiracism goals.
Observe and troubleshoot across all aspects of the program in operation, administrative, academic, and student life. Report any concerns to program manager and assist with steps to address and resolve. E.g. meditate conflicts between staff.
Provide first response to complaints and concerns from staff and parents.
Serve as the site's liaison to CTY and University resources.
Handle professional level responsibilities in an area of specialization focused on an aspect of developing and/or delivering on-campus programs across all locations.
Participate in establishing in-person program priorities and contribute to decision making about program models, policies and practices. Each Assistant Program Manager is assigned to one of four areas:
Curriculum, Humanities, Social Science and English Language Arts
Site Leadership and Administration
The Incumbent for this Position will be Assigned to STEM Curriculum
Assist with regular review and refresh of existing courses in STEM areas. Help to identify successful courses, courses to target for discontinuation, and new courses to add.
Assist with development of new courses, to include interviewing, selecting, and supervising course authors for assigned courses.
Assist with production of curriculum guides and other instructional resources, to include writing lesson plan templates and sample lesson plans.
Review and approve text books for each course.
Assure that curriculum meets appropriate quality standards and advances CTY's diversity, equity, and anti-racism goals.
Assign letter grades for STEM courses using criteria provided by Program Managers.
Make decisions about exceptions to course prerequisites in consultation with Program Managers.
Assist in the process to interview and select new instructors, teaching assistants, etc. for assigned courses as needed.
Assist with defining instructional staff needs (profile and volume) for CTY recruitment.
Help support teachers of assigned courses.
Travel to sites to observe course as delivered and provide coaching and feedback to instructors.
Participate in the continual review, evaluation, development and implementation of policies and procedures related to curriculum.
Assist with regular review and refresh of science lab safety guidelines.
Review and approve instructor lab science orders.
Assist with handling detailed questions from families about course content as referred by Enrollment Management.
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; Master's Degree preferred. One degree must be in STEM discipline.
Two years of experience in teaching or curriculum development.
Coursework in gifted education and/or experience with academically talented students highly desired
Experience managing or supervising an instructional or curriculum development staff preferred.
Additional education may substitute for required 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. 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.
** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Strong leadership skills.
Ability to manage high volume of work and multiple priorities.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and anti-racism.
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Problem-solver, proactive in addressing challenges, escalates issues appropriately.
Shows strong professional judgment, character and integrity.
Computer or Other Special Needs:
Substantial knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
Machines and/or Equipment Used:
Use of computer 90% of the time.
Ability to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs; must stand for extended periods of time during in-person workshops.
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.
This position has no direct reports but assists a Program Manager in the supervision of approximately 150 staff members at program sites.
Must be able to travel and work some nights, weekends and holidays.
Summer travel typically includes 3 residencies, each 1-2 weeks long.
Extenuating circumstances could require additional time on site.
Sites assignments are to be determined and are subject to change, but could include responsibility for sites overseas.
If assigned to overseas sites, one, longer residency of 4-6 weeks would be required.
Candidate must be able and willing to travel to any site assigned.
Candidate must be authorized to work in the US, or live where there is a JHU authorized 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.
Classified Title: CTY Assistant Program Manager Working Title: CTY Assistant Program Manager Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MC Starting Salary Range: $45,650 - $62,225 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Mon-Fri/ 8:30-5 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/Mount Washington Campus Department name: 10000105-Summer Programs Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers
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