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.
The CTY Online Middle School Instructor, Elementary Competitive Math, will mainly be responsible for teaching elementary level courses. 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.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
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.
Grading all Benchmark and Final Exams.
Communicate with students, parents, IT, program administrators and supervisor to resolve any course related issues.
Submit hours worked via established system according to schedule provided by CTY.
Additional duties include assisting with the development of course related materials; updating and developing curriculum; curriculum mapping to core standards; adding or revising assessments; creating and managing documents in LaTeX for any math course as needed; participating in new course development.
Working closely with program managers on course related issues and working as a team member to provide support to other CTYOnline instructors, as necessary.
Collaborative relationships with the Senior Program Manager of Mathematics, supervisors, and CTYOnline administrators and staff.
Frequent contact with students, schools, and parents via telephone, email, and web-based virtual meeting room software.
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.
Note: This position is not benefits eligible
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in mathematics or related field is required. Two years of related experience is required, such as instruction or tutoring of elementary/middle school students, either through online or classroom instruction. Additional (graduate) education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula.
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.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
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.
Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.
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.
Ability to access and transmit information using a computer.
Dexterity of hands to operate a computer keyboard, mouse pad and other office machinery.
Work hours vary and are flexible; including weekends and evenings as determined with supervisor.
Applicants must be based in, and authorized to work in the US.
This position involves telecommuting; the individual might be expected to be in the CTY office three days each week and will work at home 2 days a week.
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.
CTYOnline offers students in grades preK-12 challenging academic coursework throughout the year. For more information, please visit: cty.jhu.edu/ctyonline
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