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Johns Hopkins University CTY Online Programs Instructor - Competitive Mathematics in Topeka, Kansas

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 will be mainly responsible for elementary, middle, and high school competitive mathematics courses.

As an online math instructor, the individual will be responsible for promptly replying to emails; providing detailed feedback on assignments according to a rubric; arranging and holding live review sessions, and actively checking in on all assigned students; helping to resolve any problems.

Phone calls to students, parents and schools are 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 Online.

NOTE: This position is not benefits eligible.

NOTE: Multiple positions available. This position is telework eligible.

NOTE: 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, phone and video conferencing software, and e-mail.

  • Arranging & holding virtual review sessions with students and actively checking in on all assigned students.

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

  • Leading group help room sessions and virtual math competitions using provided materials.

  • Communicate with students, parents, IT, program administrators and supervisor to resolve any course related issues. Phone calls to parents and schools are required.

  • Working closely with program managers on course related issues and working as a team member to provide support to other CTY Online instructors, as necessary.

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

  • Additional duties include assisting with the development of course related materials; updating and developing curriculum; participating in new course development; assisting with the training and supervision of other instructors.

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;

  • 2 years of related experience is required, such as instruction or tutoring of middle school students, through either online or classroom instruction.

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.

Preferred Requirements:

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

  • Experience teaching middle school students, as well as students from diverse backgrounds, preferred.

Required Special Skills and Knowledge:

  • Must have demonstrated success teaching middle school competitive math.

  • Positive, proactive, and professional written and spoken communication skills using various technologies.

  • Must have a computer with broadband Internet access.

  • Familiarity with Online education technologies a plus, such as Moodle, and voice/video conferencing software.

  • The ability to quickly learn new technological skills and communication tools, as needed.

  • Must be very student-oriented.

  • The ability to work with a virtual, diverse, population.

Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certification:

Internal and External Contacts Required as part of the job:

Collaborative relationships with Supervisor, Mathematics Program Managers, and CTY Online Programs administrators and staff. Frequent contact with students, schools, and parents via telephone, email, and web-based virtual meeting room software.

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 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.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • None.

Budget Authority:

  • None.

Additional Information:

A successful candidate must be fluent with email, virtual conference software, and be able to adapt to new educational technologies such as Learning Management Systems and methods of communicating mathematics with students.

A successful candidate will have teaching or tutoring background with a middle school audience and will write a cover letter explaining how that experience will yield in success in a 100% online environment.

Work hours vary and are flexible; including weekends and evenings as determined with supervisor.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the US, and must either live in the US or another area in which JHU has a business entity.

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 - Competitive Mathematics ​​​​​

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB

Starting Salary Range: $21.00 to $24.15 per hour

Employee group: Casual / On Call

Schedule: Hours vary

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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Equal Opportunity Employer:

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.