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CACFP Training Specialist

Recruitment #16-005298-0006





Nancy S. Grasmick Building
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to lead development and implementation of statewide training programs for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) participating agencies. Coordinates, designs, and conducts training and technical assistance. Works collaboratively with MSDE and external work groups and partners, and participates in activities to support the goals and mission of MSDE. Serves as the State Agency coordinator and Subject Matter Expert for CACFP operations, including menu planning, administration, staff training, financial management and promotion of health and wellness. Evaluates the professional development needs of CACFP agencies, builds training content and resources, and provides training and technical assistance to support program effectiveness across program levels.


The main purpose of this position is to evaluate Child and Adult Care Food Program Agency training needs and provide training and technical assistance to support program effectiveness. Collaborates with the Professional Development and Technical Assistance (PDTA) and teams within the Office of School and Community Nutrition Programs in strategic planning activities for professional development and education activities focused on CACFP operations and other specific areas as appropriate. Develops training curricula materials, CACFP Operations and Administration resources and other technical assistance tools. Conducts trainings and technical assistance for Maryland agencies that align with USDA guidance for CNP and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Implements and coordinates trainings, presentations, and workshops at local, State, and national conferences. Develops and implements initiatives aligned with USDA guidance and the Department for CACFP focused on Operations and Administration.


EDUCATION: Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post baccalaureate course work in Early Childhood Education, Nutrition, Public Health/Administration, Management, or a related area.

EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years of professional experience in Child nutrition program administration; child care management; or related area is required.

NOTE: Two years of additional experience as defined above may be substituted for the Master’s Degree.


Experience conducting training and working in the childcare environment is preferred.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.


If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact the Maryland State Department of Education at 410-767-0019.

To apply for this position online go to: MSDE Jobs on JobAps which is the preferred method for submitting your application/attachments. Using this method will allow you to access the document for further recruitments for which you apply and to check that the documents have been attached to the recruitment that requires them.

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Mailing Address:
Maryland State Department of Education
Office of Human Resources
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Fax: 410-333-8950 – This fax number is for Department of Education recruitments only.

If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budge and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

Open Until Filled.