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Early Childhood System Project Manager

Recruitment #19-005058-0001




The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland. 


State Salary Grade 23

Annual Salary Range: $70,339- $102,674


200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a contractual professional position that manages & directs the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5); grant implementation within the Department; coordinates, logistics monitors the implementation of the Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs), the PDG B-5 Scope of Work, submits required reports & issues implementation according to established timelines.


Provides leadership to manage the execution of PDG B-5 grant efforts associated with the Department’s projects; develops & manages processes & procedures to standardize project management practices throughout the Division; supports the management team’s effort to include project plan, scope management, resource management, time management, communications, procurement, user training & project delivery; oversees contractor selection tasks; conducts quality assurance reviews of contractor outputs; ensures that grant related projects conform to Maryland Statutes & regulations; manages &  monitors the implementation of the sub-grants awarded to the LEAs & other entities; monitors the implementation of the Memorandum of Understandings & Scope of Work; provides technical assistance to appropriate personnel & sub grantees in developing & implementing their grants; communicates regularly with the Collaboration & Program Improvement Branch Chief, Assistant Superintendent & other senior staff regarding the implementation of the grant including reporting on project progress, scope changes, resource allocation, issues, risks & any other matters affecting the success of the grant.


EDUCATION: A Master’s Degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Education Administration, Project Management, Public Administration, Business Administration, or other related field.  

EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years of senior level management and leadership experience in Early Childhood program management, grant and fiscal management or a related field.  

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


Knowledge of Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5); experience with grant implementation & oversight; ability; experience with providing technical assistance to personnel, sub grantees & other stakeholders in developing & implementing their grants; ability to communicate effectively in writing & orally; submit required reports on time in an environment that is fast paced with competing priorities & deadlines; demonstrated ability to create & foster excellent working relationships & provide project leadership.


Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and possible travel throughout the State are required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.


For immediate consideration please submit your application by February 22, 2019Open Until Filled.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application 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 one year.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position and your answers to the supplemental questions.

It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and not write "see resume.”

Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits 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.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


To apply for this position online go to MSDE Jobs on JobAps (or complete an MSDE Application on On-line applications (and resumes) are the preferred method for receiving your application/attachments.  

If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments.  Additionally, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS# and indicate application for  - Education Program Manager I, Early Childhood System Project Manager Contractual #336820 – Jobaps#19-005058-00001

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 recruitment actions only.  

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

For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our website at   

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities available upon request