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EDUCATION PROGRAM SPECIALIST II - Ed Data Management Coordinator

Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center

Recruitment #18-005056-0016





State Salary Grade 22

Annual Salary Range: $64,608 - $103,743


Nancy S, Grasmick Education Building

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, Maryland  21201

Main Purpose of Job

The MLDS Center is seeking a data management coordinator shared between MLDS Center and MSDE, Division of Assessment, Accountability, and Information Technology.  For the MLDS Center, the position serves as senior manager with a focus on managing the Center’s data collection process, providing K-12 subject matter expertise to reporting and analyses produced by the Center, and generally serving as a liaison between the two agencies.  For MSDE, the position assists with the preparation of information reports, analyses and special projects related to the longitudinal data system reporting.


Manages and leads all aspects of data collection for the MLDS Center across state agency and partner organizations; Serves as the K-12 subject matter expert and provides support and analysis on Center information output; Manages select data collection processes from the local education agencies for MSDE; provides research and technical support to MSDE staff, contractors, and local school systems; Assists the MLDS management with the transmission and validation of state agency data through data validation and quality assurance reporting; and coordinates data collection and validation process for MLDS research reports and portal dashboards.


EDUCATION: Possession of a Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate course work from an accredited college or university.

EXPERIENCE: Four (4) years of administrative or teaching experience in or affiliated with an education program; this experience to include coordinating or administering an education research program or education research related area. Experience in statistical analysis, applications development and research, or data management preferred; SAS (Statistical Analysis Software) experience desired.


Knowledge of P-12 MLDS and educational web portals such has Learn MD portal; knowledge of P-12 accountability program methodologies; skill in providing training and train-the-trainer session for LEA accountability personnel; skill in maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external teams; skill in managing timelines and deadlines; ability to interpret federal regulations; ability to organize and manage multiple tasks; ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.


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 November 30, 2018 - Open until filled.


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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 II, Education Data Management Coordinator position# 040481 (JobAps #18-005056-0016). 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. 

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