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Johns Hopkins University CTY Online Programs Instructor - English Language Development in Helena, Montana

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.

We are seeking a CTY Online Programs Instructor who supports academically talented students enrolled in Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) online English Language Development courses.


This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

This position is not eligible for benefits.

Multiple Positions Available.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and teach lessons within curriculum defined by CTY.

  • 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.

  • Coordinate with tutorial assistant (TA) for tutorial sessions. The TA will be assigned to the course by CTY.

  • Manage student behavior and discipline in the online classroom.

  • Report concerns with students, courseware, systems, or TA to supervisor.

  • Suggest improvements to course contents.

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


Degree of Independent Action Performed:

  • Moderately Supervised (overall objectives are given, supervisor and incumbent collaborate, moderate level of autonomy).

Internal & External Contacts Required:

  • Collaborative relationships with the Program Manager, supervisors, and CTYOnline administrators and staff.

  • Frequent contact with students and parents via Zoom and e-mail.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university in English, or a related field is required; Master’s Degree is strongly preferred.

  • Two years teaching or tutorial experience in English Language 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.

** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Native-like proficiency in English Language.

  • Demonstrated ability to teach elementary, middle, or high school students to develop their written and conversational skills in English.

  • Ability to motivate students to converse in English and to provide guidance to improve their writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills.

  • Ability to prepare specialized assignments, exercises, lesson plans and audio-visual aids per the required curriculum.

  • Experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds.

  • Extensive communication and organizational proficiencies along with excellent interpersonal skills.

Computer or Other Special Requirements:

  • Must have a computer with broadband Internet access; familiarity with Online education technologies a plus, such as Moodle and Zoom.

Machines and/or Equipment:

  • Computer, 100% of the time.

Physical Requirements:

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

  • 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.

  • The incumbent will be required to communicate regularly via telephone, Zoom and email with internal and external customers and must be able to exchange accurate and timely information in these settings.

  • Dexterity of hands to operate a computer keyboard, mouse pad and other office machinery.

  • Ability to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.

Additional Information:

  • 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.

  • 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:

Classified Title: CTY DE Instructor

Working Title: CTY Online Programs Instructor - English Language Developments

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB

Starting Salary Range: ​​​​​​​$21.00 - $24.15/hr

Employee group: Casual / On Call

Schedule: ​​​​​​​ Hours Vary, 27 hrs week

Exempt Status: Exempt

Location: Telecommute

Department name: ​​​​​​​CTY Online Language Arts

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 . For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit and all other JHU applicants should visit .

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

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.