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State Homeless Education Coordinator

Education Program Specialist II

Recruitment #22-005056-0009


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

The Education Program Specialist II serves as lead technical program expert responsible for administering, managing, coordinating and evaluating federal grants including: Title X, Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program; Title I, Part A, Educating the Disadvantaged; and shares responsibility for providing leadership and support to the Maryland State Department of Education on the requirements of the federal law as applicable. Leadership and support are also provided in the design and development of processes and materials to support the activities of the branch. This specialist will use knowledge and experience in federal and State regulations, MSDE’s goals and initiatives, public education, school improvement, research and practices, staff development and training related to implementing educational programs for disadvantaged children and their families.


Provide leadership, coordination, consultation, technical assistance and management of the Education for Homeless Children to ensure that goals and objectives of the program are being planned, implemented and monitored. Secure resources or support for Homeless Education Coordinators in local school systems.  Provide technical assistance to school systems on budget development, budget narratives, and completion of all MSDE budget forms as they relate to the school system grant application and program implementation. Monitor and approve school system performance plan activity alignment with budget narratives and ensure reasonable and necessary expenditures. Monitor school system expenditures for validity, timeliness, and accuracy. Make required site visits according to federal, and MSDE schedules and guidelines. Administer timely written feedback to the school and central office following a visit. Maintain and keep accurate records and documentation to ensure SEA and LEA follows federal and State statutes. Advise the Title I Director, Title I Supervisor and Assistant State Superintendent, when applicable, in all matters related to homeless education programs. Develop and disseminate materials related to the educational rights of homeless children under Title I. Coordinate the development of statistical profiles, evaluation reports, and reporting activities related to programs under homeless education.  Maintain updated Homeless Education files in an established filing system. Provide leadership, coordination, consultation, technical assistance and management of Title I, Part A in selected counties to ensure that goals and objectives of the programs are being planned, implemented and monitored. Provide support to the Title I Program Improvement and Family Support Office and all other duties assigned.


Education: A Master’s degree or the equivalent of 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate course work from an accredited college or university. 

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 the position option.

1. Candidates may substitute two additional years of experience directly related to the position option for the required education. 
2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Doctorate degree at an accredited college or university in a field related to the position 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. 
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.


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 managing the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)  
Experience with managing Title I or other federally funded grant programs   
Experience with design and development of processes and materials to support the Education for Homeless Children and Youth


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 four digits of your SS# and indicate application for Education Program Specialist II, State Homeless Education Coordinator  position (JobAps#22-005056-0009). 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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