The Johns Hopkins University for Center Talented Youth (CTY) is currently seeking academic counselors for its summer residential and day programs in the United States.
What is CTY?
CTY, a world leader in gifted education, offers summer academic programs at college, universities, and independent schools in the United States and Hong Kong. CTY provides highly qualified students with an intense immersion in a particular subject. In addition to rigorous academics, students enjoy a rich experience outside the classroom through recreational activities.
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
At residential sites, academic counselors work seven days per week and are on call at all times. At day sites, site directors work Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with additional time on evenings and weekends as needed to complete paperwork and other administrative tasks.
Graduate training in school counseling, social work, or a related field, with at least two years work experience
Experience working in a school, 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
Dates of Employment
Two-session residential programs: June 16 - August 4, 2019
Two-session residential programs at Seattle University, Skidmore College, and UC Santa Cruz: June 23 - August 11, 2019
Two-session day programs: June 24 - August 10, 2019
Two-session day program at the Mirman School: June 17 - August 3, 2019
First-session only residential programs: June 16 - July 14, 2019
First-session only day programs: June 24 - July 20, 2019
Second-session only day site programs: July 15 - August 10, 2019
Terms of Employment
At residential sites, the first-year salary starts at $6,000 for a seven-week period, and at day sites, the first-year salary starts at $5,400 for a seven-week period.
Room and board are provided at residential sites; employees pay their own travel to and from program locations.
Attendance the first weekend in June at an orientation in Baltimore, Friday to Sunday, May 31 to June 2 (no additional compensation, but CTY pays travel expenses and provides room and board)
Telephone and email consultations throughout the year, as needed
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: First-year salaries for single-session sites range from $3,086 to $3,657.