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Associate Director

Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism

Recruitment #22-006097-0007


The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism (GOSV), Maryland’s State Service Commission is a unit of the Governor’s Office on Community Initiatives. Through the use of federal dollars, the GOSV funds AmeriCorps State programs that support disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, Healthy futures and veterans and military families in Maryland. The GOSV works in coordination with local, state, and national partners to broaden national and community service impact. 

The GOSV was founded in 1993; and the office supports more than 800 AmeriCorps members each year through the grant-making program. In addition, the GOSV advocates for effective volunteer program management and recognizes volunteer service across the state on behalf of the Governor of Maryland.


The position will serve as the State’s Associate Director for the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism. This is a Special Appointment position and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.




100 Community Place, Crownsville, MD 21032 (Anne Arundel County)

Main Purpose of Job

The GOSV Associate Director is an integral position in the administration of program grants on behalf of GOSV and supports daily operations and financial systems. The Associate Director will work closely with the Governor’s Office of Financial Administration, and the AmeriCorps federal agency to provide financial management to GOSV’s grant and program portfolio. As a member of the GOSV staff, the Associate Director takes an active role in all aspects of organizational development and implementation. Overseeing all operations of GOSV including management of the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism and annual planning.


Staff Leadership:

· Collaborate with GOSV staff and provide leadership on key projects.

· Lead staff on program support and monitoring, training, and technical support.

· Identify objectives to sustain and enhance the outcomes of the GOSV mission and Service Plan.

· Collaborate with Director and the Commission’s Executive Committee to develop strategy for sustainability.

· Assist in the development of GOSV policy, including reviewing federal, state, and local legislation, regulations, directives, and guidance.


Subgrantee Support and Monitoring:

· Oversee the fiscal compliance of grant agreements and sub-grantee fiscal compliance.

· Ensure GOSV grant programs meet federal standards.

· Conduct fiscal monitoring of the GOSV AmeriCorps programs.

· Monitor Community Investment Fund and Commission Support Grant.

· Reconcile monthly expenses and complete federal and state financial reports.

· Assist with budget development and tracking.


Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or -- in lieu of a degree -- satisfaction of equivalencies under Skilled Through Alternative Routes (STARs)*.

Experience: Five years of experience in program or fiscal administration or professional work within the national service field, executive management, grants management, or a combination thereof.



1. *STARs requirements: 25 years old and older, active in the labor force, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and have developed skills through alternative routes such as community college, apprenticeships, military service, boot camps, and on-the-job experience.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures, and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher-ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


· Five years of progressively responsible experience, ideally within the national service field, or with direct service, program management, and/or grants management.

· Seven years of experience with federal or state grants and fiscal management.

· Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects and prioritize effectively.

· Creative problem-solving and developing solutions within a framework of federal and state regulations.

· Be comfortable with significant amounts of reading and written work.

· Service minded mission driven.

· Flexibility, adaptability, and capacity to work in a fluid, changing work environment.

· Ability to communicate effectively, manage complexity, cultivate innovation and influence positive results of oneself and others.

· Ability to multi-task and be flexible with responsibilities.

· Excellent written/verbal communication skills for internal personnel management and external outreach.

· Familiarity with AmeriCorps and national service.

· Experience in Salesforce, America Learns, OnCorps, Google and Microsoft.

· Familiarity working with Google mail applications

· Experience developing spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel

· Bachelor’s degree preferred.


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.


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.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. 

Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. 

No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, 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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