General DescriptionThe 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.