Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is looking for academic counselors this summer. We currently have openings at our residential sites in Lancaster and Carlisle, PA
CTY offers challenging academic programs for highly talented elementary, middle, and high school students from across the country and around the world. We are currently seeking highly motivated and qualified candidates to work in our summer programs. Information regarding employment and our summer programs can be found at cty.jhu.edu/jobs/summer.
Why work for CTY?
Our students are highly motivated, and our programs focus on learning rather than grades.
Our administrative, instructional, and residential staffs consist of dedicated educators and administrators from across the country and around the world.
Academic counselors gain valuable administrative experience and professional development in a supportive, collegial environment.
Compensation is competitive.
The Academic Counselor’s Role The academic counselor position at CTY is similar to that of a boarding school counselor. As a member of the site administrative team, the academic counselor provides short-term, goal-focused counseling services to students and supports the residential and instructional staff in meeting the social, emotional, and educational needs of students. Academic counselors observe classes, visit residence halls, participate in student activities, facilitate workshops for students and staff, and maintain office hours. The academic counselor is often a point of contact for families and assists the Baltimore office in coordinating efforts to accommodate students with disabilities and special needs.
A high degree of visibility during the program and an open line of communication with the site administrative team and staff are integral aspects of the academic counselor's role in creating an academic community responsive to the emotional needs of adolescents.
Terms of Employment • At residential sites, starting salary ranges from $6,000 to $6,400 for a seven-week period, commensurate with education and experience
Attendance the first weekend in June at an orientation in Baltimore, Friday to Sunday (no additional compensation, but CTY pays travel expenses and provides room and board) • Occasional telephone consultations during the year, as needed • Employees pay their travel to and from domestic program locations • Room and board are provided at residential sites
Desired Qualifications • Graduate training in school counseling, social work, or related field, with at least two years of work experience • Experience working in a boarding school, residential camp, or related environment • Experience working with gifted students and/or training in the characteristics of gifted students • Experience working with students with learning disabilities and special needs • Experience working as a member of an administrative/educational team • Ability to lead discussions, conduct brief workshops, and assist staff with issues related to adolescence, gifted and talented students, community building, conflict resolution, team building, positive discipline, suicide prevention, eating disorders, active listening skills, and classroom management • Strong communication skills
For more information about these positions, site locations, program dates, and access to our online employment application, please see our website, cty.jhu.edu/jobs/summer, or contact Amanda Fabian via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Additional Salary Information: Room and board provided at all residential sites.
Internal Number: 2018
About Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth
The world leader in gifted education since 1979, Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is a nonprofit dedicated to identifying and developing the talents of academically advanced pre-college students around the world. We serve bright learners and their families through our research, advocacy, and counseling, as well as our signature gifted and talented summer, online, international, and family programs.
CTY students comprise the most promising minds of the next generation. There are nearly 150,000 CTY alumni around the world, including the founders of Facebook and Google, Intel Science Talent Search winners, Rhodes Scholars, and MacArthur Fellows. At CTY, bright students have the chance to participate in challenging educational opportunities they won’t experience anywhere else. Just as important, they’ll find a safe, welcoming circle of peers, mentors, and teachers who understand advanced students. And they’ll make lifelong friends who share their passion for learning.