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EDUCATION PROGRAM SPECIALIST II

Coordinator of Title I & Migrant Education

Recruitment #21-005056-0002

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: $70,280 - $91,605 (with progression to $112,848)

LOCATION OF POSITION

410 Little Kidwell Ave.        200 West Baltimore Street
Centreville, MD 21617        Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The Education Program Specialist II provides lead support to schools and systems in improvement. The specialist will have leadership responsibilities for providing technical assistance to schools and systems in the area of comparability, fiduciary requirements and grant amendments for Title I, Part A and Migrant Education, Title I, Part C. This specialist will have full responsibility for administering, coordinating, managing, and improving Migrant Education, Title I Part C educational programs for children of migrant farm workers and fishers.

POSITION DUTIES

Provide lead support and technical assistance to Title I schools and school districts adhering to the requirements of the Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA). Conduct on-site Title I monitoring and program reviews in assigned local school systems and as a team member in other local education agencies. Provide leadership, coordination, consultation, technical assistance and management of the Migrant Education Program under Title I, Part C to ensure that goals and objectives of the programs are being planned, implemented and monitored. Review and validate accuracy of data for reports annually (required and requested such as: Annual Federal Performance Report, State Migrant Education student information reports, data validation reports, Federal required Migrant Child Count Report, and Federal Consortium Reports) using federal and MSDE required data bases. Provide support to the Program Improvement and Family Support programs in the Title I office. Assist in planning the Title Administrative Meetings, conferences, institutes, regional trainings, and other office or division meetings and staff development trainings. Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

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 Title I Schools. 

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 with Title I Part A, Migrant Education or other related federal, state, or local-level education program administration.

Preferred: Experience in or affiliated with Title I school improvement education programs is preferred.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of State and Federal laws, regulations, policies, and issues governing education programs specifically Title I, Part C; knowledge of effective school improvement strategies; skill in planning and delivering technical assistance, skill in providing staff development and guidance to local school systems and external stakeholders; skill in implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs; skill in organizing and managing multiple tasks and timelines; ability to work as a team member and establish and maintain effective working relationships; exceptional ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

Applicants must consent to State Police Background Check as a routine procedure for all employees. 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.

Conclusion

For immediate consideration please submit your application by June  25, 2021.

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

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 II - Coordinator of Migrant Education, #046211 - JobAps# 21-005056-0002 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/.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.


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