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Community Engagement Coordinator

Administrator III - 2 positions

Recruitment #21-002588-0049


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.

This Recruitment is for 2 vacancies. 




200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201


Maryland State Department of Education’s Engagement Coordinator will support dynamic, sustained, continuous community outreach with all stakeholders and constituents, including students, educators, parents, school staff, established education stakeholders, child advocacy organizations and others as we fulfill our mission to deliver an excellent and equitable education to every student. The incumbent will organize community events around MSDE’s multi-year strategic plan and Blueprint for Maryland’s Future initiatives. Serving as an ambassador for MSDE, the role will engage community members in a dialogue, build partnerships, host town hall meetings, round tables, workshops and more. The incumbent will ensure that the department sustains strong community-based partnerships, builds equity-focused programming into its work, and communicates effectively and proactively to ensure the public's trust. Delivering the highest level of customer service, the Engagement Coordinator will also create quality content to support and disseminate the message of MSDE and its many initiatives. 


Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. One year of this experience must have involved one or more of the following: event planning, grassroots organizing, and building partnerships. Bi-lingual skills in Spanish   is desirable. 


  1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education. 
  2.  Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience. Candidates may substitute 
  3. U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


  • Spanish Language Fluency
  • Event planning, grassroots organizing, and building partnerships 
  • Professional experience with project management
  • Knowledge and experience with education policies, issues, and regulations
  • Experience creating and executing marketing and outreach strategies
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


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 eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The assessment 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., 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 the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, 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.

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