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Johns Hopkins University CTY Online Programs Instructor – USVI MAPS Academy  in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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.

General Summary/Purpose:

The CTY Online Programs Instructor for the USVI Math Academy for Promising Scholars, will mainly be responsible for teaching elementary and middle school level online math courses (grades 4 – 8). 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; collaborating with an on-site instructor. Live instruction may also be required during designated periods during the school year in the morning hours (Atlantic Standard Time). Phone calls to students, parents and schools may be required. The instructor is the student's main contact point and he or she ensures that every student has an outstanding learning experience with CTY.

While class times have not yet been finalized, candidates will likely need to be available to teach from 7-10 AM Eastern each weekday for this position.

NOTE: This position is not benefits eligible.

Multiple positions available. This position is telework eligible.

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.


  • 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.

  • Provide timely feedback to students and their parents on coursework and progress, according to a rubric.

  • Communicate with students, parents, IT, program administrators, school personnel, and supervisor to resolve any course related issues.

  • Manage student behavior and discipline in the online classroom environment.

  • Coordinate with an on-site instructor in students’ school to aide in their progression.

  • Promptly replying to emails, providing detailed feedback on exams according to a rubric.

  • Working closely with program manager and assistant program manager on course related issues and working as a team member to provide support to other CTY Online instructors and USVI on-site instructors.

  • Submit hours worked via established system according to schedule provided by CTY.

  • Review and provide curriculum materials for a course for academically talented students, including objectives, lecture scripts, assignments, activities/exercises, quizzes, exams, solution files, rubrics, and other course related materials.

  • Additional duties include assisting with the development of course related materials; updating and developing curriculum; participating in new course development; working closely with program managers on course related issues; assisting with the training of other instructors; and working as a team member to provide support to other CTY Online instructors, as necessary.

Other Duties

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.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in mathematics or related field is required; Additional (graduate) education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula.

  • Two years of related experience is required, such as instruction or tutoring of students in 3rd grade through middle school, either through online or classroom instruction.

  • Familiarity with online education technologies are a plus, such as Moodle, Zoom, and Skype.

  • Ability to quickly learn new software, as needed.

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.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in mathematics or mathematics education or related field is strongly preferred.

  • Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Required Special Skills and Knowledge:

  • 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.

Machines and/or equipment used on the job, include % of time used:

  • Computer, 100%

  • Broadband, 100%

Physical Requirements for the Job:

  • Ability to access and transmit information using a computer and do so for extended periods of time. 

  • Operate a computer and office machinery. 

  • Communicate regularly via email, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and telephone with internal and external audiences and must be able to exchange accurate and timely information in these settings. 

  • Work varied hours including weekends and evenings as determined with supervisor. 

Additional Information:

  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the US, or live in an area in which JHU has an authorized business entity.

  • While class times have not yet been finalized, candidates will likely need to be available to teach from 7-10 AM Eastern each weekday for this position.

  • The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

  • 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.

Classified Title: CTY DE Instructor

Working Title: CTY Online Programs Instructor – USVI MAPS Academy 

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB

Starting Salary Range: $21- $24.15 per hour

Employee group: Casual / On Call

Schedule: hours vary/27 hrs week

Exempt Status: Exempt

Location: Telework

Department name: 10000113-DE Math Science Computer Science

Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu . For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.