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. 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.
The supervisor supports academically talented students enrolled in Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) Online Spanish courses.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide instruction to 45-65 students across multiple online classes.
Monitor student progress and assist students in accomplishing established learning objectives.
Interact independently with students using distance education technologies, primarily Moodle, Zoom, and e-mail.
Hand-grade and give detailed feedback on 3-10 handwritten assignments per student per class.
Communicate to student and parent/sponsor at least once per week regarding progress toward completion, performance, or student questions.
Hold live reviews with students as needed to review graded assessments, to clarify a topic within the course, to build a relationship, and to develop oral and written communication skills using Spanish. Preparations for meetings include finding good example problems with workable solutions, preparing graphing software, and preparing external notes to visualize the concepts.
Communicate with instructors, parents, students, and schools regarding program-related issues.
Prepare Course Completion Documents within 2 business days of a student completing a course.
Maintain content for courses supervised. Respond to and fix errors using tools including Moodle, and Respondus Lockdown Browser. Update problems and solutions as needed. Update course notes as needed.
Supervise CTY Spanish courses:
Assist with the development of program related policies and course materials, including those for instructor training.
Assist with the training, supervision, and monitoring of casual employees: both instructional staff and other assistants.
Assist with interviewing and evaluating potential full-time employee hires in world languages.
Coordinate student meetings with instructors, arranging substitute instructors as needed, and adjusting for changing enrollment numbers. As needed, staff, guide, and promote weekly help rooms; coordinate and promote assigned courses
Stay up-to-date on best practices for teaching online courses, software available for online instruction, and standards both in online instruction and content for courses supervised.
Recommend changes and updates to content to Program Managers and help with implementation and rollout of any changes made.
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:
Large degree of independent action.
Internal and external contacts required as part of the job:
Collaborative relationships with the Program Manager of World Languages, supervisors, and Online Programs administrators and staff. Frequent contact with students, schools, and parents via telephone, email, and web-based virtual meeting room software.
Required Special Skills and Knowledge:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, in both English and Spanish.
Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.
Knowledge of and the ability to use the following software programs is required: Gmail, Moodle, HTML, Microsoft Office, Adobe Pro, Zoom, Skype, Respondus
Experience with designing lessons for Spanish courses.
Experience with detailed grammar knowledge in the Spanish Language is a must.
Minimum Required Education and Related Work Experience:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in Spanish education or related field is required.
Two years teaching or tutorial experience in Spanish is required.
Prior Supervisory experience is required
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.
Master’s degree or Ph.D. from an accredited college/university in Spanish, Education or a closely related field is strongly preferred
Computer or Other Special Needs for the Position:
Must have a computer with broadband Internet access; familiarity with Online education technologies, such as Moodle and Zoom.
Machines and/or Equipment Used on the Job, Include % of Time Used:
Physical Requirements for the Job:
Ability to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
Dexterity of hands to operate a computer keyboard, mouse pad and other office machinery.
The incumbent will be required to communicate regularly via email, skype, 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.
Supervises 10 - 20 causal online instructors and 2-5 Teaching Assistants across assigned online classes.
Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
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.
Classified Title: Supervisor K12 Online Program Instructor Working Title: CTY Online Programs Supervisor/Instructor - Spanish Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MC Starting Salary Range: $50,000 - $55,000 annually Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 02-MD:Mount Washington Campus Department name: 10000114-DE Writing Humanities Social Science Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers
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