Contact: Central Talent Acquisition Office: 443-997-5100
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.
General nature or purpose of the job:
Manage activities related to planning and executing academic summer residential programs for approximately 10,000 academically talented students, including direct management and day-to-day supervision of at least 2 program sites.
Primary duties and responsibilities:
Manage assigned sites and collaborate with colleagues across the department to assure that the program delivered meets CTY's high standards of quality in all areas.
Anticipate, respond to, and appropriately prevent or address concerns related to the student or staff experience in the summer program.
Participate in annual review of all aspects of the program: help to identify site and program development/enhancement needs and contribute to establishing site and department priorities, policies and practices.
Recruit, hire, train, and manage the performance of, and evaluate an assigned group of Summer Programs staff;
Supervise at least one assistant program manager.
Serve on or lead standing departmental committees and project teams.
Contribute to advancing the program by independently executing projects or serving on or leading project teams devoted to program innovations or revisions/ enhancements.
Provide curriculum oversight in an academic area, to include reviewing and evaluating course content, identifying the need for new courses, developing resources for instructional staff, providing instructional support and guidance to instructional staff, managing curriculum development projects, and occasional curriculum writing (under separate work-for-hire agreement). Serve as primary advisor for parents and students who have questions about an assigned set of courses.
Participate in the review, revision, and development of manuals, handbooks, catalogs and other policy/procedure/informational documents and materials, for students, families, and staff.
Lead negotiations of contracts with host institutions.
Liaise with host institutions to ensure that facilities and services provided meet the academic, residential, and other logistical needs of the program at assigned sites.
Lead procurement of facilities, equipment, supplies and services not provided by host institutions.
Assure compliance with all applicable policies and regulations at assigned program sites.
With Assistant Program Manager, serve as primary contact for parents, students, and staff attending assigned sites.
Advise students, parents, and school representatives about the sites and program in general.
Enhance skills and stay abreast of developments in relevant fields by participating in training programs, attending conferences, or engaging in other professional development activities.
Advance CTY's overall strategic objectives by participating in occasional organization level activities and projects, including representing CTY at conferences, summer program fairs, or other events.
Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred. Prefer degree in applied math or economics.
Related work experience:
Four years of experience teaching (college or pre-college) or in residential life (college or boarding school). Experience with academically talented students highly desired. 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. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. 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 Skills and Knowledge:
Strong managerial and supervisory skills; excellent judgement
Ability to manage a high volume of work and multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
Ability to manage long hours and intense demands on energy and emotional resilience when programs are in session
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
Knowledge of teaching, pedagogy, and residential program issues
Knowledge of both college and pre-college education.
Strong managerial and supervisory skills
Spanish, Mandarin, Korean and/or Cantonese language ability a plus.
Computer or other special needs for the position:
Proficiency with MS Office applications.
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 possibly face to face with internal and external audiences and must be able to exchange accurate and timely information in these settings.
Direct reports: Supervise 1 -2 Assistant Program Managers and 2 or more Site Directors.
Indirect reports: approximately 200 summer staff members
Must be able to travel and work some nights and weekends. 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.
Applicants must be authorized to work in the US.
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.
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