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Coordinator of Multilingual Education

Education Program Specialist II

Recruitment #23-005056-0027

Introduction

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.

GRADE

State Salary Grade 22
Salary Range: $84,047 - $140,923 
*State Salary Guidelines apply for current State employees.

 

STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS

LOCATION OF POSITION

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

Main Purpose of Job

The coordinator of multilingual education programs supports the development and implementation of all Maryland initiatives related to multilingual and dual language education. This position will support Maryland State Department of Education’s efforts in implementing the multiyear strategic plan and Blueprint for Maryland’s Future. The coordinator of multilingual education programs will work towards ensuring that all students across the state, especially English learners, have access to and excel in best in class multilingual and dual language immersion initiatives designed to elevate and cultivate students’ culture, language, and identities, and accelerate student achievement.

The coordinator of multilingual education programs will manage the development and deployment of high-quality, research-based professional learning supports to Maryland’s local education agencies and early childhood education providers to implement innovative school models, programs, and master schedules that support all students towards graduating college and career ready. The position will work closely with key stakeholders (i.e., institutions of higher education, nonprofits; community-based organizations; etc.) in the development and implementation of highly effective programs and initiatives. The coordinator of multilingual education programs will collaborate with diverse communities to implement and scale the recommendations of the Workgroup on English Learners in Public Schools for educating and supporting multilingual students and their families (i.e., developing and supporting teacher pipeline and quality initiatives to ensure high-quality learning environments for English learners; establishing two-way immersion programs; ensuring English learners have equitable access to college and career readiness pathways; operationalizing the use of high-quality assessment and reclassification policies and practices.

POSITION DUTIES

Coordinates the implementation of the vision, mission, and short- and long-term plans related to scaling high-quality multilingual education programs and initiatives across the state in alignment with Maryland State Department of Education’s (MSDE) strategic plan and the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future.
  • Supports programs, initiatives, and policies that scale asset-based approaches for educating English learners and engaging their families.
  • Collaborates with the Supervisor of English Learners and Title III to provide technical assistance and support to local education agencies regarding the requirements of Title III; the assessment of English Learners required by Federal and State laws and regulations; and the development of assessments (formative and summative) to align with curriculum and instruction.
  •  Provides leadership, guidance, and technical assistance to local education agencies (LEAs) and early childhood education providers regarding the design and development of curriculum, data analysis, and the implementation of instructional programs, including best practices in sheltered instruction across content areas and structured literacy practices to accelerate reading outcomes for multilingual learners.
  • Provides content expertise in the development of statewide rubrics for high-quality, content-rich and culturally responsive instructional materials in multilingual education in collaboration with MSDE Curriculum and Instruction staff.
  • Collaborates with MSDE Teaching and Learning offices/divisions to align and deploy best in class professional learning and support experiences to LEAs, early childhood education providers, institutions of higher education, community-based organizations, and workgroups to evaluate primary and secondary education programs.
  • Facilitates the alignment of instructional frameworks, resources, and practices to meet the needs of English learners from prekindergarten through 12th grade.
  • Collaborates with the MSDE Divisions to implement high-quality assessments for English learners, implement training, and provide technical assistance.
  • Builds leadership capacity at the state and local levels and presents data to assess program implementation, refinement and benchmark MSDE programs and initiatives against best-in-class national programs.
  • Conducts year-round site visits and regularly communicates with LEAs and early childhood education providers to support continuous improvement and learning expectations including opportunities for increased engagement with multilingual families.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Master’s Degree or the equivalent of 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate coursework in Education or a related area from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five (5) years of experience in managing and leading Literacy, Reading, English Language Development and/or related programs or administering multilingual development related programs in prekindergarten through 12 settings. One year of this experience must include supervising and/or coaching professional education staff.

Notes: 
  1. Candidates may substitute a bachelor’s degree with 7 years of the specified content experience to satisfy the minimum qualifications noted above.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 Office of Human Resource Management. 
  4. 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.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

One year of teaching experience in a Multilingual Education program.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Please include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.
  • Knowledge of prekindergarten through 12th grade Multilingual, World Language or Foreign Language Education programs and curriculum.
  • Knowledge of standards, trends, regulations, policies, and effective instruction and assessment in Multilingual, World Languages or Foreign Language Education.
  • Knowledge of Biliteracy Programs - programs that immerse students in multiple languages for the purposes of addressing Maryland College and Career Readiness Pathway Standards and/or State and national standards, trends, regulations, policies, and issues affecting Multilingual Education.
  • Skill leading, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating education programs.
  • Skill in 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 and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must consent to State and FBI (CJIS) background check as a routine procedure for all employees.

SELECTION PROCESS

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. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified. The resulting list of qualified candidates will be in effect for at least one year.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants must complete the MD State Government online application for employment and submit their professional resume. The application and resume must clearly demonstrate that the applicant satisfies the minimum qualifications for the position. Applications must be complete to be considered including all related job duties, even if those are also listed on an attached resume. Additional required materials may be uploaded with the online application, submitted to the fax number, or mailed to the address listed.

If you are unable to apply online, paper applications can be obtained from the link below and be faxed to 410-333-8950 or mailed to MSDE Office of Human Resources, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. If there is a supplemental questionnaire, this must be completed and sent in with your paper application. Postmarks will not be accepted. 

Inquiries can be made to 410-767-0019, TDD 410-333-3045. Appropriate accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities. If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. TTY Users: Call via Maryland Relay.

Proof of eligibility to work is required in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. Individuals with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country. All application materials must be received in our office by the Closing Date. 

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.


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