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Director of Operations, MD Developmental Disabilities Council

Recruitment #19-005478-0010


The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC), a dynamic statewide public policy and advocacy organization, is hiring a Director of Operations. The Director of Operations will join a five-person staff and work with a 30-member council and other partners to support the organization's mission and improve policies, programs, and practices that impact the lives of Marylanders with developmental disabilities across the lifespan. The MDDC works to eliminate barriers, create opportunities, empower people, and promote innovation. The MDDC is not a service provider. See for more information.

This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.




217 East Redwood Street

Baltimore, MD 21202

Main Purpose of Job

The Director of Operations serves in a primary leadership role with the Executive Director in directing and managing the Council's daily operations, and is the primary point of responsibility for administrative matters and fiscal management. The Director of Operations also supervises the work of the Director of Grants and Information Management who manages the Council's grant-making operations, and federal reporting, and oversees Council communications. This position is a balance of fiscal and operations management and oversight.


Administration and Operations

-Serves as the primary point of responsibility for administrative matters, including fiscal management, contracts/procurement, information technology management, assets inventory management, travel/meeting logistics, and physical operation services.

-Supervises the Administrative Coordinator.

-Develops and manages the budget and fiscal operations of the Council.

Manages and coordinates the Council's fiscal management system, including, ensuring obligations and expenditures meet federal deadlines, payment to vendors and grantees, efficient and accurate accounting, and ensuring full compliance with all state and federal requirements.

-Serves as the Council's liaison and representative to the federal government regarding fiscal issues and compliance.

-Coordinates financial, administrative, human resources, procurement, and management information services provided to the Council by other state agencies.

-Maintains Council operating policies and procedures and oversees all office operations, including as liaison with DoIT, MDOD, the Governor's Office of Finance, and other state agencies.

Member Support and Council Meetings

-Staffs the Membership Committee, which recruits and recommends new Council members.

-Conducts orientation for new Council members.

-Oversees the coordination of all Council meeting preparation and execution.

Programmatic and Communications

-Supervises the Director of Grants and Information Management regarding the Council's grant-making operations and federal reporting requirements, including reporting to the Council.

-Manages and coordinates the development of the Council's 5-year State Plan and State Plan amendments, including the use of necessary consultants.

-Oversees the Council's communications. Coordinates production of the Council's public annual report and other publications.


Education:  Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university

Experience:  Five years of administrative and fiscal management experience.


Three years of experience in leadership roles.  This experience must have included supervising employees.


1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in administrative staff or professional work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


Experience with Microsoft Office and Quick Books (or similar software).

Strong attention to detail.

Strong oral and written communication skills.


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 placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

For education obtained outside the U.S. you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education by a foreign credential evaluation service.


The evaluation may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Suite 608, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Loni Young at 410-767-3386.

MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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