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ADMINISTRATIVE PROGRAM MANAGER IV

Deputy Director of Community Engagement

Recruitment #21-005475-0005

Introduction

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


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

22

LOCATION OF POSITION

200 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

Maryland State Department of Education’s Deputy Director of Engagement and Strategic Partnerships will lead strategic community engagement, outreach and communications as well as supervise staff who conduct these activities in order to fulfill the mission of the agency. The Deputy Director of Engagement and Strategic Partnership will work with educations partners and stakeholders to build collaborative relationships. The incumbent will oversee strategic communications and outreach for the MSDE’s community engagement program, that establishes and evaluates objectives supporting MSDE’s multi-year strategic plan and Blueprint for Maryland’s Future initiatives. This position will direct outreach activities, and supervise staff who are responsible for developing materials, conducting community-based town halls and roundtables, and executing other engagement activities with a lens focused on equity and accelerating student achievement.

POSITION DUTIES

  • Conveys MSDE organization, policies, mission, and programs to community officials, state and local officials, school communities, parents, students and staff through various grassroots activities
  • Solicits feedback and input for MSDE programs, policies and initiatives
  • Schedules, organizes and implements in-person, virtual and hybrid town hall meetings
  • Applies knowledge of MSDE policies and objectives to identify, define, and organize resources for large and small-scale community engagement events. Acquires and allocates resources to accomplish activities within established schedules and budgetary requirements. 
  • Creates documents, including surveys, partnership descriptions, and fliers/ advertorials/ presentations and displays for outreach
  • Publicly reports progress, outcomes and results through a variety of communications platforms, including but limited to: social media, e-newsletters, web content, summaries, etc.
  • Works with data team to ensure effectiveness
  • Casts wide net outside traditional partners to ensure equity in outreach
  • Develops partnerships with non-profit organizations
  • Develop surveys and other tools to solicit input/ feedback
  • Effectively manages and provides directions for Community Engagement coordinators

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education = Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

Experience = Six years of experience overseeing community engagement programs, Two years of this experience must be in managing and supervising staff

SELECTION PROCESS

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. 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

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 the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at Application.Help@maryland.gov or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

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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.



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