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 position:
The CTY Senior Program Officer, Curriculum Design, Online Programs (SPO), reporting to the Senior Director, is responsible for assisting with strategic oversight of CTY's catalog of asynchronous and synchronous K-12 courseware. This position will advise the Senior Director and will be responsible for designing and maintaining CTY's courseware aligned to national content and gifted instructional standards and CTY's conceptual framework. This position requires someone who can think strategically, while executing on the day-to-day work to realize their strategic vision. The SPO will lead the strategy & vision for a cross-subject area team covering Math, Science, Computer Science, Social Science and Humanities, Language Arts, and World Languages.
Managing a team of curriculum designers, instructional designers, and digital development designers, the SPO will work to set the standards of quality for our courses and build out and maintain an appropriate progression of study through our courseware. The SPO will use ongoing data and analytics from our existing students and our instructors to review our courses for consistency and quality of assessment and instruction. The SPO will develop a research plan and cultivate a culture of continuous improvement.
NOTE: This position is physically located at our Mount Washington Campus (Baltimore, MD) but eligible for a hybrid work schedule- optional remote for up to 2 days per week.
The ideal candidate:
The ideal candidate for this role has spent the last 10+ years in increasing roles of responsibility in the development of online K-12 courseware aligned to national quality and content standards. The candidate will have analyzed a full catalog of curriculum and determined what core and elective courses are needed to support the chosen student population. The candidate will have managed a team across multiple subject areas, including digital asset production, and developed a management approach that supports continuous improvement of courses based off data collected in the field. The candidate should have a passion for research and evaluation in order to ensure the curriculum developed under the SPO's leadership has successfully met students' learning needs.
Lead curriculum and assessment design and alignment
Build systems and staff to create synchronous and asynchronous courses aligned to national standards where appropriate (CCSS, Next Generation Science Standards, ACTFL, AP Standards, etc.) and document CTY's alignment.
Lead the curriculum design, mapping, course or subject area-related features, scope and sequencing of all of CTY's K-12 online curriculum both full-year asynchronous courses as well as shorter synchronous course offerings.
Direct the selection and implementation of new curricula and instructional materials.
Grounded in learning sciences, make determinations around instructional tools to be used within courses.
Design assessments to ensure that standards are successfully measured for outcomes.
Working with the Program Officer of Curriculum Production, make sure all course projects are executed on time and according to Quality Matters standards.
Ensure all courses are accessible to WCAG 2.1 AA standards.
Design courses which support the principles of social justice, equity and inclusion.
Lead curriculum development and production
Lead the curriculum development process, balancing content integrated from external providers versus what CTY needs to create to server our student's unique needs.
Lead the team of curriculum specialists in analyzing the
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About Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal...timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.