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MPSSAA Girl’s/Women’s Athletics Specialist

Staff Specialist III - MD Public Secondary Schools Athletic Assoc

Recruitment #22-005298-0001


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 Salary Grade 18
Salary Range $54,822 - $71,306 (with progression to $89,738)


Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) provides participation opportunities in compliance of the State Board of Education Athletic Regulations. The MPSSAA provides for 112,000 student participants in 199 member schools with over 5,000 contest officials, 10,000 high school coaches, and 24 state tournaments for all 24 local school systems. This position provides technical assistance to local school systems, State tournament committee’s with emphasis on girls/women’s sports, promotion of girls/women’s sports, and compliance with equitable participation opportunities for girls/women’s sports. The position assists in the organization and administration of the 24 State tournaments with emphasis on girl/women’s sports sponsored by the MPSSAA. The position promotes high school sports and informs the general public on the cyclical schedule of athletic events for orderly, safe conduct of high school athletes across the State. The position assist in representing the interest of Maryland high schools to the National Federation of State High School Associations. Assist in the promotion of the goals and objectives of the Association and school improvement.


Provides technical assistance and coordination for the organization of sanctioned sports activities; establishes, implements, and monitors plans for state tournaments inclusive of emergency/disaster plans for state championship venues; assures  adherence to sanction regulations; administers memberships to State associations, and the collection financial receipts and payments; serves as liaison to corporate sponsors and establishes channels  for press releases inclusive of media/broadcast outlets; oversees procedure for press credentialing and maintains MPSSAA records; serves as the content monitor for information placed on the MPSSAA website.


EDUCATION:  A Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 post baccalaureate credit hours of course work in Secondary Education, Education Administration/Supervision, Sports Management, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism or a closely related field.   
EXPERIENCE:  Three (3) years of professional administrative, teaching, or coaching experience in an area involving physical/sports education, sports management, interscholastic or collegiate athletics or other area involving girl’s/women’s athletics programs.

  1. Two additional years of experience as defined may substitute for the Master’s Degree. 
  2.  The above requirements are set by the Maryland State Department of Education in accordance with Education Article, Section 2-104.


One year of experience working with the interpretation and implementation of education-based athletic programs, tournaments, events, or other related athletic administration.  Experience in appropriate professional use of communication tools such as press releases, websites, and social media.  Experience in working as a team and sharing administrative duties.  


Knowledge of the administration and management of girl’s/women’s secondary school athletics programs; Knowledge of Maryland State Board and MPSSAA regulations governing interscholastic athletics; skill working with girl’s/women’s athletic programs; skill in managing multiple tasks and satisfying multiple deadlines; skill in communicating to a variety of audiences; ability to organize multiple events and schedules; ability to establish and maintain harmonious and productive relationships; ability to work effectively as part of a team.


Applicants must consent to State and FBI (CJIS) background check as a routine procedure for all employees. Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and travel throughout the state are required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.


For immediate consideration please submit your application by March  18, 2022.


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.


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Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.

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