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Director Maryland Mental Health Response Program

Recruitment #21-005059-0005


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.




200 West Baltimore Street, 
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional contractual position that serves as the Director of the Maryland Mental Health Initiative responsible for ensuring the overall coordination and implementation of the Initiative by providing leadership, coordination, and direction to the regional crisis response and clinical support teams, local school system staff, partner agencies, and other organizations to facilitate the successful operation, maintenance, and supervision.


Provides leadership, oversight, management, and coordination for  the Maryland Mental Health Initiative to ensure that the goals and objectives of the Initiative are implemented and accomplished in accordance with MSDE and Division timelines, procedures and policies; collaborates with staff and partners to monitor progress toward goals; supervises and supports crisis response and clinical support teams; develops and implement protocols, policies, procedures, processes, evaluation methods and strategies to ensure effective and efficient operation; facilitates coordination with crisis response and clinical support teams to ensure that adequate supports and services are provided in each region; establishes and implements procedures and methods to monitor all fiscal and programmatic aspects of the Initiative; creates reports and presentation for providing updates and recommendations to MSDE Senior Leadership; responds to requests for assistance from Local School Systems and the crisis response and clinical support teams.


EDUCATION: Possession of a Master’s degree or 36 credit equivalent in Education, School Counseling, Education Administration, Public Administration, Social Work or related degree.

EXPERIENCE: Six (6) years of related experience in coordinating or administering education programs and/or student support services.

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 option 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 the Department of Education in accordance with Section 2-104 of the Education Article of the Maryland Annotated Code. 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 at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher 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, one (1) year of which must have been in an administrative supervisory or consultative capacity.


One year of experience overseeing student support services 


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.



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. 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 the Program Manager II, Director Maryland Mental Health Initiative position (JobAps#21-005059-0005). 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

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. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

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