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Early Childhood Systems Project Manager

Education Program Manager I

Recruitment #21-005058-0002


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.


State of MD Salary Grade 23


200 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore MD

Main Purpose of Job

This is a contractual professional position that manages & directs the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5); grant implementation within the Department; coordinates, logistics monitors the implementation of the Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs), the PDG B-5 Scope of Work, submits required reports & issues implementation according to established timelines.


Provides leadership to manage the execution of PDG B-5 grant efforts associated with the Department’s projects; develops and manages processes & procedures to standardize project management practices throughout the Division; supports the management team’s effort to include project plan, scope management, resource management, time management, communications, procurement, user training & project delivery; oversees contractor selection tasks; conducts quality assurance reviews of contractor outputs; ensures that grant related projects conform to Maryland Statutes and regulations; manages and  monitors the implementation of the sub-grants awarded to the LEAs and other entities; monitors the implementation of the Memorandum of Understandings and Scope of Work; provides technical assistance to appropriate personnel and sub grantees in developing and implementing their grants; communicates regularly with the Collaboration and Program Improvement Branch Chief, Assistant Superintendent and other senior staff regarding the implementation of the grant including reporting on project progress, scope changes, resource allocation, issues, risks & any other matters affecting the success of the grant.


EDUCATION: A Master’s Degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Education Administration, Project Management, Public Administration, Business Administration, or other related field.
EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years of senior level management and leadership experience in Early Childhood program management, grant and fiscal management or a related field. 
NOTE: Two additional years of experience as defined may substitute for the Master’s Degree.


Applicants must meet the selective qualification(s) to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.
1 year of Grant Management Experience


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.
  •  Experience with Preschool Development Grant birth through five 
  •  Management/Supervisory experience 
  •  Working with diverse stakeholders 
  •  State or Federal work experience


Applicants are subject to a criminal background investigation in accordance with the federal Family Law Article, Section 5.  Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 06.01.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs. Person appointed to position in this classification will be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle including a car, five-passenger van, and a 12-passenger van. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland, and their driving records will be subject to investigation.


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 selected candidate will be subject to a criminal history background check as the final step in the selection process. Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application and or supplemental questionnaire.  Your application will be considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only solicited materials will be accepted for this recruitment


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


Online applications are STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, please send your paper application and supplemental questionnaire (if applicable) to:

Maryland State Department of Education  

Office of Human Resources C/o Marcia Cooper-Stokes  

200 West Baltimore Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201  

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. Please DO NOT submit any unsolicited materials and/ or documents. 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 Manager I  (JobAps#: 21-005058-0002). 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


Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request. As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply