Coordinator of Professional Learning
Education Program Specialist II
|MSDE - Deputy for Teaching and Learning
|11/22/2023 3:00:00 PM
|12/22/2023 11:59:00 PM
|$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
- Provides coordination and support of statewide high-quality professional learning programs and initiatives and provides leadership in working collaboratively with offices, departments, and branches to plan, coordinate, evaluate, and align professional learning initiatives.
- Provides leadership and guidance in the alignment and creation of professional learning related to the implementation of prekindergarten through 12 high-quality instructional materials (HQIM) to support the implementation of evidence-based curricula.
- Formats, revises, edits, and prepares professional learning standards, and framework documents for publication on the MSDE website.
- Monitors and updates professional learning resources on the MSDE website and ensures the use of social media and press releases to celebrate and promote professional learning opportunities in close collaboration with MSDE’s Office of Communications and Community Engagement.
- Leads stakeholder focus groups, committees, and work groups related to developing state-wide data-based professional learning initiatives.
- Represents MSDE and serves in a liaison role with institutes of higher education related to professional learning, teacher mentoring, induction, and student teaching and serves as a liaison with institutes of higher education related to professional learning, teacher mentoring, induction, and student teaching.
- Designs and deploys high-quality professional learning and leadership support.
- Develops and maintains a multi-year plan for professional learning that is informed by data, input from stakeholders, and aligned with the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future and multiyear Strategic Plan.
- Identifies exemplary professional learning programs, initiatives, research, and resources.
- Leads, coordinates, and facilitates professional learning communities rooted problems of practice and solutions and implements high-quality professional learning across the prekindergarten through 12 spectrum.
- Provides leadership for compliance monitoring, technical assistance, and evaluation of programs for the Title IIA federal grant and other grants assigned to the Branch.
- Evaluates LEA sub-grants for adherence to federal guidance, use of evidence-based strategies, and outcomes.
- Monitors and evaluates the LEA sub-grant budgets for spend-down rates and provides risk assessments.
- Provides technical assistance to LEAs in developing and implementing their programs for the federal grants, as appropriate.
- 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 best-in-class professional learning experiences aligned to State and National Standards and evidence-based practices.
- Knowledge and experience with leading collaborative groups, such as professional learning communities, data-dialogue, lesson study, peer coaching/mentoring, and peer observation.
- Knowledge of Maryland College and Career Readiness Pathway Standards and/or State and national standards, trends, regulations, policies, and issues affecting educator professional learning.
- 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 learning programs.
- Ability to align and create professional learning related to the implementation of prekindergarten through 12 high-quality instructional materials (HQIM).
- 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.