Director of Federal Program Administration and Coordination
Program Manager Senior II
|Department||MSDE - Office of the State Superintendent|
|Date Opened||11/29/2022 1:00:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||3/10/2023 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$117,721 - $145,417/year|
|HR Analyst||Christopher King|
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 24
LOCATION OF POSITION
Main Purpose of Job
- Leads and coordinates consistent, centralized annual application processes for federal programs and makes recommendations to leadership regarding program operations and potential areas of refinement and improvement.
- Manages and leads program staff to ensure thorough program administration and excellent customer service and engagement with the internal and external stakeholders, including federal program teams and local education agency staff.
- Provides recommendations to Department leadership on fiscal and programmatic components of the programs.
- Monitors and approves mid-year and final reports to ensure the outcomes are consistent with the purpose of the grant.
- Reads and approves federal program applications, award recommendations, and program budgets and formula allocations.
- Responds to inquiries and establishes and maintains current, standard operating procedures for federal program administration.
- Assists program staff with federal program administration, including application design, application rubric design, reviewing and scoring of submitted applications, and ensuring MSDE maintains responsiveness and timely turnaround time to local education agencies and other grant recipients for all federal programs.
- Reviews and approves federal Title formula calculation for all Title programs and Perkins and IDEA programs.
- Coordinates formula and fiscal office staff to ensure Title program budgets, budget forms, and expenses are correct and meet Title program requirements.
- Oversees the coordination of the fiscal component of grant monitoring for the Division-based federal program staff and contribution to ongoing Title, Perkins, and IDEA program implementation and compliance.
- Ensures program staff are completing proper site visits and complete regular monitoring check-ins with LEAs and other federal program grant recipients.
- Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master’s degree or the equivalent of 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate course work in Education, Organizational Development, Nonprofit, Business, or related fields for two years of the required experience directly related to the position.
- The required field of education and experience are unique for this posting 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 Office of Human Resources.
- 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 year of which must have been in an administrative supervisory or consultative capacity.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Emphasis on outcomes, quality, and efficiency: an insistence on consistently delivering high-quality work on time and dedicated follow-through on commitments; a track record of streamlining and creating operational processes, systems, and protocols that enable organizations to become more efficient and effective
- Advanced knowledge of federal grant programs (i.e., Title, Perkins, IDEA, etc.)
- Knowledge of school improvement research, evidence-based practices, and comprehensive school reform strategies
- Skills in implementing, monitoring, and evaluating educational programs, especially those focused on producing high-quality outcomes for historically disadvantaged students
- Coaching and people management: the ability to set clear and high expectations and hold teams accountable to those expectations; the ability and desire to coach and develop individuals and teams to reach short- and long-term goals
- Relentless pursuit of continuous improvement: a persistent desire to self-reflect, give/receive feedback and continuously improve; cultivates and demands a growth mindset from self and from team
- Skills in analyzing and deploying solutions for complex educational issues and challenges
- Skills in managing administrative activities, including supervision, oversight, and evaluation of staff
- Flexibility and adaptability: the ability to adjust quickly to changing priorities and conditions, deal effectively with ambiguity, and work effectively with complexity and change
- Ability to interpret and apply complex laws and regulations governing State and federal programs
- Ability to establish and maintain highly-effective working relationships
- Outstanding communications and interpersonal skills: clear, concise, and persuasive written and verbal communications; the ability to develop and present clear, data-driven storylines and effective slides; an aptitude for effective listening and meaningfully engaging a wide range of diverse stakeholders and quickly building credibility and relationships
- Superior prioritization and project and time management: the ability to balance and manage multiple workstreams and effectively identify key priorities; a track record of performance and successful implementation across multiple concurrent projects
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