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Director, Strategic Planning & Continuous Improvement

Recruitment #21-005054-0001




200 W Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201


This is a managerial position working under the direction of the Senior Executive Director (SED) of Strategic Planning and Continuous Improvement and works closely with the State Superintendent of Schools, Chief of Staff, and other internal senior stakeholders. The main purpose of this position is to manage a portfolio of internal departments and initiatives throughout the strategic planning process and implementation. The directors in the Office of Strategic Planning and Continuous Improvement work alongside staff to ensure the success of MSDE’s highest priorities. Directors support initiative planning with department staff; foster collaboration across divisions; monitor and report on progress; analyze data and problem solve. Additionally, directors will oversee a portfolio of activities as identified in the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future and assigned by the SED.


Education: Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate course work in Education, Educational Supervision/Administration, or a related area.


Experience: Five (5) years of related experience educational supervision and management that includes coordinating or administering education programs related to student services, school improvement, school performance, program assessment, and teacher development.


Note: Additional experience can be substituted year for year for the required education.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

1. Prior school district and/or state education agency experience preferred.
2. Knowledge of best-in-class education trends, regulations, policies, and issues affecting education systems. 
3. Advanced skills in the use of data management tools to monitor progress toward goals. 
4. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing. 
5. Ability to manage high volume and multiple tasks; ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships.


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.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.

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