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DIRECTOR, Grants Administration and Compliance

Recruitment #21-005054-0002


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




200 West Baltimore Street. Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The Director will oversee the management and functions of the Maryland State Department of Education’s (MSDE) new Office of Grants Administration and Compliance. The office is responsible for overseeing all discretionary and formula grants processes and systems to ensure fiscal goals and objectives are met annually in alignment with MSDE’s multiyear strategic plan and Blueprint for Maryland’s Future initiatives.

The Director, Office of Grants Administration and Compliance is responsible for providing leadership over all management, guidance, monitoring, and support activities for internal and external stakeholders to ensure that all state and federal grant programs and funds are administered according to program requirements.

Oversee a team of program managers and coordinators that will manage the processes and systems that drive all grant cycle activities, including competition, monitoring, negotiations, reporting, and grant reviews. This position will oversee all operational, coordination, and implementation functions for the Office of Grants Administration and Compliance to ensure that all grant programs and funds are used for authorized purposes in compliance with state and federal statutes, regulations, and terms and conditions.


Experience: Five years of related experience in coordinating or administering education programs or services.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university for two years of the required experience.


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. 

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.


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 S. Hudson at 410-767-4910.

DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at 

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.