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EDUCATION PROGRAM SPECIALIST I - 040161

English Language Learners (ELL)

Recruitment #13-005055-010

GRADE

21

LOCATION OF POSITION

Baltimore City

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position serving as a specialist for the English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL) Program responsible for providing leadership and technical assistance to local school systems regarding the development and support of programs for curriculum and instruction for English Language Learners (ELL).

POSITION DUTIES

Provides leadership, technical assistance and guidance to Local School Systems in developing and implementing curriculum, instruction and development of assessments for English Language Learners; provides training for the implementation of English Language Proficiency (ELP) assessments; assists with the administrative duties of the ESOL Program including the management of Title III grant activities supporting K-12 English Language programs; collects, manages and analyzes data that guides and informs decisions regarding ESOL programs; provides professional development to local ESOL supervisors regarding the ELP assessment to ensure alignment with curriculum and instruction of ELLS as required by federal and State law; collaborates with higher education and national ELL experts; and represents the State in issues pertaining to English Language Learners.

MINIMUM EDUCATION OR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

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

EXPERIENCE:  Four (4) years of professional administrative or teaching experience in or affiliated with an education program. Administrative experience in an area related to English Language Learning programs is preferred.

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 trends, regulations, policies and issues that address English Language Learner programs; knowledge of ESOL principles and programs; knowledge of ELP standards; knowledge of curriculum development and instruction of English Language Learners; knowledge of performance assessment for English Language Learner students K-12 education programs; skill in implementing, monitoring and evaluating education programs; skill in developing and presenting professional development programs; ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations and standards governing English Language Learner programs; ability to collect and organize ELP data; ability to organize and manage multiple tasks; ability to work as a team member and establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to communicate 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.org/MSDE/aboutmsde/jobs 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.

August 9, 2013 (Applications Should be received by close of business – 5 p.m. EDT.) 

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.


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