Coordinator of Social Studies
Education Program Specialist II
|Department||MD State Department of Education|
|Date Opened||8/29/2023 1:00:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||12/22/2023 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$84,047.00 - $135,450.00/year|
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 22
LOCATION OF POSITION
Main Purpose of Job
- Coordinates the development and implementation of high-quality and evidence-based professional learning (i.e., lesson studies; MSDE learning labs; data-driven instruction; etc.), including year-round in-person sessions across the state within districts and school sites.
- Provides leadership support, guidance, and direction to local education agencies (LEA) staff, early learning providers, and other stakeholders across Maryland aligned to best-in-class social studies teaching and learning practices. Collaborates on issues related to the development and integration of accessible resources.
- Represents MSDE at relevant local, state, and national meetings in areas related to social studies content-specific programs and initiatives.
- Supports the review and evaluation of high-quality, culturally responsive instructional materials, assessments, and resources to ensure alignment to Maryland Social Studies Standards and evidence-based practices.
- Manages and regularly updates MSDE social studies resources and researches exemplary social studies programs, resources, and instructional materials to support the continuous improvement of MSDE’s social studies strategies and initiatives to accelerate student achievement.
- Develops and provides high-quality, evidence-based professional learning and leadership support for local education agencies and early learning providers to effectively implement the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future and MSDE’s multiyear Strategic Plan priorities and enablers.
- Supports the Director of Social Studies in developing, deploying, and facilitating highly effective and relevant professional learning explicitly designed to accelerate student achievement, especially for underperforming schools across the state.
- Collaborates with diverse communities and organizations to develop, implement, and analyze programs and strategies to scale students’ participation in social studies-aligned college and career readiness pathways.
- Collaborates closely with LEA staff and early learning providers to build the capacity to develop, interpret, and implement best in class social studies programs and initiatives, courses, instructional frameworks, curricula and assessments, and innovations to narrow and close opportunity and achievement gaps for historically disadvantaged students.
- Facilitates and manages data collection, program monitoring and implementation, continuous improvement, and engagement initiatives and special projects.
- Supports the preparation of responses on behalf of MSDE leadership, the State Superintendent of Schools, the State Board of Education, and the Governor’s office, and other key leaders across the State.
- Represents MSDE at federal, state, and local meetings related to science content-specific programs and initiatives and works collaboratively with MSDE Divisions and Offices and Maryland Council for the Social Studies, National Council for the Social Studies, Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, and other organizations to review and provide feedback on proposed educator preparation programs.
- Candidates may substitute a bachelor’s degree with 7 years of the specified content experience to satisfy the minimum qualifications noted above.
- Candidates may substitute the possession of a Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to the position option for one year of the required experience.
- 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.
- 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.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Knowledge of prekindergarten through grade 12 History, Social Studies and/or Social Sciences programs and curriculum.
- Knowledge of standards, trends, regulations, policies, and effective instruction and assessment in History, Social Studies, or Social Sciences.
- Knowledge of Maryland College and Career Readiness Pathway Standards and/or State and national standards, trends, regulations, policies, and issues affecting History, Social Studies, Social Sciences.
- Skill in implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and providing high-quality and service-level-based support and technical assistance for education programs.
- Skill collaborating with diverse communities and organizations for the purpose of implementing programs and strategies.
- Skill in developing and delivering research-based and best-in-class professional development programs.
- Ability to organize and manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
- Ability to interpret and apply learning standards, policies, and regulations.
- Ability to work as a team member and establish and maintain effective working relationships.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
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