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EDUCATION PROGRAM SPECIALIST II

Leadership Development Coordinator

Recruitment #20-005056-0002

Introduction

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

State Salary Grade 22 Annual

Salary Range:  $68,901 - $89,808 (with progression to $110,635)

LOCATION OF POSITION

Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position with responsibilities for providing leadership, expertise, and guidance to local school systems and institutions of higher education in the implementation of research-based practices that foster the growth of effective teachers and leaders.

POSITION DUTIES

The Leadership Development Coordinator will lead professional learning experiences, provide technical assistance, and identify resources that focus on building capacity for teacher and administrator preparation programs to incorporate content, field, and clinical experiences that address the unique needs of low-performing schools; ensure compliance with established policies and regulations regarding teacher and principal evaluations and adopted leadership standards; create shared accountability and leadership structures; plan and manage staff turnover and succession; provide opportunities for effective induction, mentoring, and coaching of educators in low-performing schools; foster continuous improvement of individual and collective instructional capacity to achieve outcomes envisioned for each student; deliver actionable feedback about instruction and other professional practices through valid, research-anchored systems of supervision and evaluation; develop and implement school improvement plans with a high-level of fidelity.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

EXPERIENCE: Five years of administrative or teaching experience in, or affiliated with, an education program, including two years of experience in coordinating or administering an education program or service directly related to the position option.  

NOTE:

  1. Two additional years of experience directly related to the position option may be substituted for the required Master’s Degree.
  2. Possession of a Doctorate in a field related to the position may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
  3. The required field of education and experience are unique for each option and are established by MSDE in accordance with Education Article, Section 2-104 of the Annotated Code of Maryland. The specific education and experience qualifications for each position are on record in the Human Resource Management Branch of the Division of Business Services of the Department of Education.
  4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Education Program classifications or Education Program specialty codes in the Education field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

One year of experience in professional Learning and Development.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of Professional Standards for Educational Leaders, Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 13A.07.06, COMAR 13A.12.04, Education Reform Act of 2010, and other laws and regulations pertaining to teacher and principal preparation and evaluation; knowledge of the Four Domains of Rapid School Improvement Framework; 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 leadership; 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; ability to exercise initiative and sound judgment in making decisions.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the minimum 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 at least one year.  This list will be used by the hiring agency to select employees.

 

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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.

To apply for this position online go to MSDE Jobs on JobAps or website at  marylandpublicschools.org.  On-line applications (and resumes) are the required 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 II, Leadership Development Coordinator #089359 (JobAps# 20-005056-0002) 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 http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/about/Pages/OHR/Employment.aspx.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.