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.
Assist Program Managers with planning and executing all activities related to academic summer residential and day programs for approximately 10,000 academically talented students annually, including assisting with direct management and day-to-day supervision of at least 1-3 program sites.
Primary duties and responsibilities:
Communicate with and advise students, parents, and school representatives;
Respond to and appropriately address student, parent, and staff concerns;
Recruit, hire, train, and manage the performance of, and evaluate Summer Programs staff;
Assist with communications with host institutions and vendors to ensure academic, residential, and other logistical needs of Summer Programs sites are met;
Provide curriculum development in an academic area and provide instructional support and guidance to instructional staff;
Participate in or chair departmental committees;
Edit and occasionally develop manuals, handbooks, and other documents, for students, families, and staff to provide information related to Summer Programs practices, policies, and procedures;
Assist in establishing department priorities and contribute to decision making about Summer
Programs policies and practices;
Supervise an assistant program manager.
Degree of independent action performed on the job:
Moderate. Considerable independence with regard to hiring. Must exercise some independent judgment in handling on-site issues ranging from facilities issues to staff performance problems to student safety to parental complaints.
Internal and external contacts required as part of the job:
Regular contact with departments within the division of CTY Finance and Administration; infrequent contact with other CTY divisions and JHU central administration, particularly Office of the General Counsel and Office of Institutional Equity.
Regular contact with job candidates and summer employees (undergraduate students, graduate students, college and university faculty, public and private school teachers, and working professionals from around the world) for hiring, training, and performance management purposes; regular contact with college and university representatives from across the country for summer employee recruiting purposes; regular contact with host institution staff on facilities issues; regular contact with families regarding curriculum and site issues; occasional presentations at local, regional and national conferences.
Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred. Prefer degree in applied math, economics, computer science, or engineering. Two 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.
Special Skills and Knowledge:
Strong leadership skills
Ability to manage high volume of work and multiple priorities
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
Knowledge of teaching, pedagogy, and residential program issues
Knowledge of both college and pre-college education
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.
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.
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 Baltimore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.