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Recruitment #22-005484-0007




Maryland Department of Health
MDH Healthcare System
201 W. Preston St
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The Superintendent/Director of Education for the MDH Healthcare System of will improve and oversee educational services provided in the 11 MDH Healthcare System Facilities (MDH owned and operated adult psychiatric hospitals, RICAs, facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities, and long term acute care hospitals), including direct regulatory and technical supervision of educational services provided for individuals under the age of 18 or under between the ages of  18 and 21 with an IEP in the MDH Healthcare System.

This position also directs and provides policy leadership to all facilities across the system on ensuring that all individuals in need of education services get them. This position may coordinate on an executive level with County Boards of Education, The Maryland State Department of Education and other entities to ensure compliance with all laws and regulations related to education provision to individuals at MDH Healthcare System Facilities. 

This position is responsible for overseeing educational opportunities and ensuring that individuals at MDH Healthcare Facilities have educational choice, quality of instruction, and an innovative learning environment that meets each student’s unique needs. The Superintendent/Director of Education Services identifies metrics and communicates high expectations for MDH Healthcare System Education Staff and drives related transformation and quality improvement efforts. They will build a broad base of support through engagement with policy leaders at the state and local levels.


Qualified candidates must possess a master’s or doctorate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, with appropriate course work in special education, education, leadership, pedagogy, and supervision, four years of teaching experience and at least 2 years of supervisory experience in an educational environment.


Preferred candidates should possess the following:

  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and regulations of public, non-public, and private education administration. 
  • Knowledge of the functioning of healthcare facilities.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of pedagogy. 
  • Knowledge, skill, and successful experience in the use and analysis of school performance data and school improvement process.
  • Outstanding oral and written communications skills. 
  • Skill and experience in data analysis and application.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.


Possession of, or eligibility for, a Maryland Advanced Professional Certificate in Special Education and with an Administrator I/II endorsement or a comparable out-of-state leadership or school building leadership certification transferable to Maryland.


This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.  A resume must accompany your application.

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. 

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-333-5689. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

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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