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EDUCATION PROGRAM SPECIALIST I - Curriculum Specialist (ECD)

CTR 246-13 Race to the Top (Contractual)

Recruitment #13-005055-005

GRADE

21

LOCATION OF POSITION

Baltimore City

Main Purpose of Job

This is a contractual (no benefits provided) professional position serving as an Early Learning Curriculum Specialist responsible for coordinating the professional development activities for Early Learning and development programs to include: Kindergarten Entry Assessment (KEA) for the Maryland Model and School Readiness (MMSR) Framework, Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge (RTTT) - ELC and Comprehensive Assessment System (CAS) and the MD Common Core Curriculum (CCSC).

POSITION DUTIES

Provides technical assistance to DECD staff, MSDE divisions, statewide Early Childhood educators and providers to produce products, instructional materials and deliverables for the early learning years in support of the requirements of the RTTT-ELC; serves as the professional development specialist responsible for developing processes and products for pre-school, Pre-K - grade 2, licensed child care and Head Start Providers and monitors programmatic and fiscal accountability in assigned projects.

MINIMUM EDUCATION OR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION: A Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post baccalaureate course work in Education, Educational Administration/Supervision or a related field.

EXPERIENCE: Four (4) years of professional administrative, accountability or teaching experience in or affiliated with an education program including experience in coordinating or administering an education program or service directly related to early learning and development.

NOTES: 1. Two years of additional experience as defined above may be substituted for the Master’s Degree. 2. Possession of a Doctorate in a field related to the position may be substituted for one year of the experience requirements.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of early learning and development programs; skill in developing and presenting staff development; experience in supporting teachers and administrators; ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships; ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

To apply for this position online go to http://jobaps.com/MD/jobs/msde which is the preferred method for submitting your application/attachments.  Using this method will allow you to access your documents for future recruitments for which you apply and to verify that the appropriate documents have been attached to the recruitment that requires them.  

 If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments.  Additionally, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS#.

Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland  21201. Fax: 410-333-8950 – This fax number is for Department of Education recruitment actions only.

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. For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our website at www.marylandpublicschools. Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.

Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and possible travel throughout the State are required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment. June 14, 2013 (Applications must be received by close of business – 5 p.m. EDT.)