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EDUCATION PROGRAM SPECIALIST I

Service-Learning Specialist

Recruitment #21-005055-0031

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 21  Part-Time (0.5 FTE) 
Annual Salary Range: $65,857 - $85,882 
(with progression to $105,735) Will be prorated for part-time status)

LOCATION OF POSITION

Nacy S. Grasmick Education Building
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to institutionalize high quality service-learning in all Maryland public schools and to encourage its application in schools across the United States.  The service-learning specialist provides technical assistance and training to local school systems, agencies in service-learning, monitors service-learning implementation, administers statewide programs to support service-learning such and assists her colleagues in planning their work.

POSITION DUTIES

  • Provide information on the service-learning graduation requirement daily to parents, students, teachers, community based organizations, local education agency contacts, the media and/or the general public by one or more of the following: telephone, e-mail, website, meetings and/or presentations;
  • Facilitate meetings and/or trainings at least annually of service-learning leaders to enhance their service-learning knowledge and improve the quality of service-learning around the state. This position oversees the offering of online service-learning professional development opportunities.
  • Promote communication about service-learning to local systems, state, and beyond through publication creation and modification.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

EXPERIENCE: Four years of administrative or teaching experience in, or affiliated with, an education program.    

NOTES: 
  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 administering or coordinating a service learning program or a program affiliated with services learning.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of State and federal laws, regulations, policies, and programs, including the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and the Code of Maryland Regulations; skill in delivering technical assistance, training, and guidance to local school systems, and internal and external stakeholders related to the administration and coordination of the implementation of service-learning activities and strategies. Ability to work on multiple projects; meet established timelines and deadlines; ability to work as a team member; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to provide assistance to local school systems in implementing strategies to address the implementation of service-learning strategies; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

SELECTION PROCESS

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 of the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation will be required prior to hire. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

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.

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 complete an MSDE Application on marylandpublicschools.org). On-line applications (and resumes) are the preferred 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 I, Service-Learning Specialist – - #064685A (PT)- (JobAps #21-005055-0031) 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/.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.