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Assistant State Superintendent, Instructional Programs & Services

Executive VII

Recruitment #23-009627-0010


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.


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


The Assistant State Superintendent of Instructional Programs and Services, under the supervision of the Deputy Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, provides visionary leadership, research-based expertise, and oversight for all programs, projects, and initiatives related to instructional programs and services across the state of Maryland.

The Assistant State Superintendent of Instructional Programs and Services ensures all students across the state have access to effective, evidence-based instruction and high-quality instructional materials (HQIM) that are content-rich, culturally relevant, equity-based, and encourage innovation, connection, knowledge-building, and critical thinking. This position is responsible for coordinating support to local education agencies (LEAs) regarding the effective implementation of academic standards and provides LEAs with instructional frameworks, high-quality professional learning opportunities, and best practices in developing strong systems for progress monitoring and continuous improvement of standards-based instruction that prepares every student for college and career.


Education:  A Master’s degree or the equivalent of 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate coursework in Curriculum and Instruction, Administration, Education, or related areas from an accredited college or university.

Experience:  Six years of experience in educational leadership with expertise in the areas of curriculum development, coaching, professional learning, and coordinating or administering instructional programs or services in prekindergarten through grade 12 setting.

Notes: Candidates may substitute the possession of a Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to the position for two years of the required experience.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

  • Experience with the design and implementation of effective curricular and instructional programs and services to support student achievement.   
  • Experience developing and facilitating high-quality professional learning programs. Skills in implementing, monitoring, and evaluating educational programs, especially those focused on producing high-quality outcomes for historically disadvantaged students.
  • Experience with coaching and team management, setting clear and high expectations and holding teams accountable to those expectations, and coaching and developing individuals and teams to reach short- and long-term goals.


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


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 placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.



It is preferred that applicants complete the MD State Government online application for employment. The application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for the position. If the applicant is unable to apply online, paper applications can be obtained from the link below and 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, if you are unable to apply online.

All application materials must be received in our office by the closing date. Postmarks will not be accepted. 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.

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. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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