The candidates will be joining a high-functioning and collaborative team and will be expected to contribute to its values of respect, integrity, dependability, engagement, personal motivation, entrepreneurship, and, dedication to excellence and student success. High degree of self-motivation and engagement is the norm.
Group Leaders help to create a community that encourages and supports curiosity, critical thinking, and adjustment to life in the United States. Group Leaders (GLs) are responsible for student supervision both inside and outside the classroom. GLs also plan and lead some activities. Although certain duties are typical, tasks and responsibilities can and do change according to each day's needs and may vary slightly. Specific tasks and responsibilities in the classroom might include assisting with instructional preparation, aiding the instructor with classroom management, helping with clerical tasks such as typing and photocopying, and generally helping to ensure that classes and activities run smoothly.
The Group Leader will work directly with new Carey international graduate students during Summer Intensive. During Summer Intensive the Group Leader will work with approximately 40-80 students daily, provide logistical information and direction, attend classes and events, support program goals, provide feedback and recommendations to improve daily functioning and the overall program, and serve as group point of contact for all problem solving and crisis management concerns. The Group Leader will report directly to the Site Manager and meet daily.
Training and preparation will begin the week of July 17th in Baltimore.
The Summer Intensive is a concentrated course of study to help incoming Carey Business School international graduate students adjust to American life and culture. Daily practice in writing and speaking English in a variety of contexts helps international students prepare for the academic, professional, and social challenges they will face. In addition, participants are introduced to resources and strategies to cope with living in a foreign country, from housing and transportation to health insurance and services.
The primary duties and responsibilities of the job:
Program Execution (85%)
Prepare for arrival of students
Effectively communicate with participants: expectations, logistics, and pertinent information
Work to ensure groups are in the appropriate location and participating in the sessions as defined by the schedule provided
Work closely with the instructors and other Summer Intensive staff to communicate program expectations
Serve as a point of contact for students participating in the Summer Intensive
Lead group meetings of 40-80 students, assist students, staff and instructors with instruction delivery
Act as a positive role model in both attitude and behavior
Attend all sessions and events with your assigned group
Distribute materials and assist session presenters as needed
Assist participants during assigned opt-in programs
Encourage participants to participate in opt-in programs and to be engaged in the program
Represent Baltimore and the United States culture
Attend staff meetings
Provide students with a supportive environment
Direct students to the Summer Intensive administrators as needed
Communicate issues to the Site Manager/Administrators
Consult regularly with students' instructors about the academic, social, and emotional welfare of your students
Advise administrators of any disciplinary, medical, emotional, or academic problems a student may be having as soon as you are aware of the problem
Provide ongoing assessment and feedback from your group to the Site Manager/Administrator
Other duties as assigned
Program Training (10%)
Actively participate in pre-summer and summer training provided
Familiarize yourself with the Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University, the incoming student population, and the Summer Intensive content
Actively provide feedback on the training process
Program Assessment (5%)
Participate in assessment of your role as Group Leader and in the overall Summer Intensive Program.
Note: This position is not benefits eligible.
High School Diploma/GED required. Two years of related experience. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula (30 undergraduate degree credits/semester hours or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience). Experience working with diverse student populations and/or teaching/leading groups preferred. Bachelors preferred.
Maturity, high level of responsibility and energy
Experience leading and/or facilitating groups and/or workshops, and/or experience teaching is preferred
Previous experience working with international students preferred
Comfortable speaking in front of a large group
Work or educational background in Intercultural Communication is preferred
Excellent communication skills (ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and frequently)
Demonstrated ability to be open, flexible, positive, and withhold judgement
Reliable and punctual
Ability to handle multiple priorities/tasks
Ability to execute tasks in a timely and effective manner
Problem-solving and critical thinking skills
Positive attitude; passionate, energetic
Calm and controlled under pressure
Ability to enforce rules
Experience as a camp counselor or college RA preferred
Experience supervising young adults preferred
Work Week Information: Summer position - Full-time position with some overtime; evening and weekend responsibilities during the Summer Intensive July 27 - August 11, 2017. Position concludes the week of August 14th with Summer Intensive wrap-up and optional new student orientation.
Training and program prep will start the week of July 17th in Baltimore and conclude when the program starts on Thursday, July 27th.
Before arriving for training: Complete any required pre-summer online training courses and reading before reporting the week of July 17th. All training will be compensated. Hours during in-person training typically range from 30-40 hours per week. Hours during Summer Intensive typically are 35+ hours per week.
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130... years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Baltimore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.