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Director of Community Schools

Recruitment #19-005059-0001



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. 


Grade 24 Standard Salary Schedule

Annual Salary Range: $77,725 - $113,430


200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional contractual position that serves as the Director of Community Schools and is responsible for providing management of the technical assistance to local school systems’ (LSSs) Community School Coordinators in the implementation of wraparound services.


Provides management / direction for Community School Coordinators to complete wraparound services, identifies best practices, determines guidelines; & provides consultation, technical assistance, & training to the Community School Coordinators, other local systems personnel, other agencies, & community groups to ensure effective programs as established by State regulations / policies. Assists in the development & implementation of an assessment to determine the physical, behavioral, & emotional health needs of students, their families & their communities. Supports & provides technical assistance to ensure the professional growth of the LSSs Community School Coordinators. Works with LSSs Community School Coordinators to maintain a focus on results & tracks progress. Facilitates the implementation of LSSs menu of needs driven, high-quality programs & services. Supports capacity-building activities, including initiative-wide & site-based trainings, network meetings, & with site-based staff as needed. Provides Community Schools Assistance and Support to the Division. Participates & supports various interagency, Division of Student Support, Academic Enrichment & Educational Policy & intra-departmental programs, legislation, teams and provides leadership related to community schools, school-based health, mental health, & school improvement for supporting student achievement in accordance with MSDE procedures and policies.


Education: Possession of a Master’s degree or 36 credit equivalent in Education, School Counseling, Education Administration, Public Administration, Social Work or related degree.  

Experience: Six (6) years of related experience in coordinating or administering education programs and/or wraparound services.


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 December 6, 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 (if required).

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. 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 Manager II, Director of Community Schools ctr 362763

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