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School Leadership and Turnaround Support Specialists

Recruitment #17-005055-0004


One full-time & one part-time (80%-32 hours per week) position


State Salary Grade 21

Annual Salary Range: $60,543 - $88,424

(Part-time position will be pro-rated)


Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

These are professional positions responsible for providing leadership, expertise, and guidance to local school systems to build the capacity of administrators to improve low-performing schools in accordance with Maryland’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Consolidated Plan and in the implementation of effective teacher and principal evaluations in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulation 13A.07.09, Education Reform Act of 2010, and Maryland’s ESSA Consolidated Plan.  The full-time position focusses on building school leadership capacity with principals and principal supervisors and the part-time position focusses on teacher leaders and assistant principals.


Provides direction, guidance, support, and technical assistance to local school system and school leaders focusing on principals, principal supervisors, teacher leaders and assistant principals; supports and implements effective, evidence-based practices to improve low-performing schools; builds leadership capacity and sustains effective leaders; identifies and supports the implementation of evidence-based strategies to improve academic performance; provides regular on-site and virtual support to assigned principals, supervisors, teacher leaders, assistant principals and/or educators; creates, coordinates, and facilitates targeted professional learning experiences for school and school system leaders; provides leadership and expertise in the  implementation of teacher and principal evaluations and student learning objectives (SLOs) in accordance with established policies and regulations.


EDUCATION: A Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 post-baccalaureate credit hours of course work in Education Administration/Supervision or education-related field from an accredited college or university.  

EXPERIENCE: Four (4) years of professional administrative experience providing instructional leadership, supervising school-based professionals, and/or leading school improvement initiatives is required.  

NOTE: Possession of a doctorate in a field related to this position may be substituted for one year of the required experience.


Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies, and issues impacting teacher and principal evaluations and low-performing schools; knowledge of Professional Standards for Education Leaders and Model Principal Supervisor Professional Standards; knowledge of effective development and analysis of student learning objectives; knowledge of research, trends, and effective practices in school turnaround and/or academic reform; skill in identifying school-level and system-level needs and delivering appropriate programmatic solutions, technical assistance, training, and guidance on issues related to effective leaders and school improvement; skill in organizing and managing multiple projects, timelines, and deadlines; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders; and ability to exercise initiative and sound judgment in making decisions. 


Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and 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 March 31, 2017 - Open until filled.


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.  Using this method will allow applicants to access their documents for future recruitments for which they apply and verify that the appropriate documents (resume-credentials) have been attached to the recruitment that requires them. Applicants must include their resume and provide sufficient information on the application to document that they satisfy the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered.  

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 Specialist I, School Leadership and Turnaround Support Specialist(s) 039679 and/or 089361(PT),  (JobAps #17-005055-0004). 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 are available upon request