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School Improvement & Title I Coordinator

Education Program Specialist II

Recruitment #22-005056-0010


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 position provides technical assistance and support for Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) schools and support to local education agencies (LEAs) and assists with the design and development of the processes and materials to support activities related to these schools. This position provides technical assistance to LEAs regarding adherence to requirements of the Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA), including Title I school wide and targeted assistance programs, and for the ongoing design, development, implementation, and evaluation of these programs to improve the teaching and learning of disadvantaged children. Support is provided in the form of designing and developing processes and materials to support the activities of the division and there is responsibility for supporting the monitoring of school improvement grants, as assigned, that are administered by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), Division of Curriculum, Instructional Improvement, and Professional Learning.


Provides technical assistance to schools and LEAs for school improvement, comprehensive school reform, and in the interpretation of ESSA. Researches and compiles best practices for school improvement and comprehensive school reform. Provides technical assistance in yearlong planning in their school improvement plans. Supports schools as they develop and implement their school improvement plans. Conducts and documents mandatory LEA visits for specific purposes (i.e., validation, schoolwide program, targeted assistance programs, schools in school improvement, professional development, teacher qualification, parent and family engagement, and Title I monitoring.) Administers timely written feedback to the school and central office staff following a monitoring session. Maintains 2-way communication with LEAs through phone calls, emails, letters, virtual meetings, and face-to-face meetings.  Secures resources or support for the LEA Title I Coordinators. Provides information on evidence-based programs to improve student performance to the central office.  Provides technical assistance to CSI schools and their LEAs on school improvement and on the interpretation of ESSA. Monitors, and recommends for approval school improvement grant activities including alignment with budget narratives and allowable, necessary, and reasonable expenditures. Ensure LEAs are maintaining programmatic and fiscal compliance with funds spent on improving CSI schools. Supports and assists with other duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary by the Director and/or Supervisors in the Title I – Program Improvement and Family Support Branch.


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 the design and development of the process and materials to support the School Improvement process and the state and federal guidelines and compliance


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, School Improvement & Title I Coordinator  position (JobAps#22-005056-0010). 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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