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Education Program Specialist I - CTR 178-14

Race to the Top, Extended Learning Specialist

Recruitment #13-999999-445

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional contractual position responsible for providing direction and technical support to Local Education Agencies with Race to the Top (RTTT) and Priority Schools and their feeder pattern/Cluster Schools to develop and utilize needs assessments to determine need for extended learning opportunities.


Provides technical assistance and support to local recipients of (RTTT) funding; provides consultative services and technical assistance to grantees in administration of RTTT programs; serves as the lead specialist for extended learning programs operating within all Race to the Top and Priority Schools and their feeder pattern/cluster schools; develops assessments to determine specific schools’ need for extended learning opportunities and to identify the content area that should be offered in these programs for students and families; collaborates with specialists within the Youth Development Branch to ensure grantees actively address areas of student service learning, civic engagement, and student involvement in decision-making in theory and practice.


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. Experience in coordinating or administering an education program or service that is directly related to an extended learning program is preferred.

NOTES:  Two years of additional experience as defined above may be substituted for the Master’s Degree.


Knowledge of the  administration of after-school extended learning programs; knowledge of 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) and other state funded after-school extended learning programs; knowledge of grant processes, fund management and program advertisement; skill in implementing, monitoring and evaluating educational programs and making sound recommendations; skill in designing, implementing and evaluating professional development programs; skill in organizing and managing multiple timelines; ability to work and collaborate as a member of a team and  establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.


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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# and indicate  application for Education Program Specialist I, Race to the Top Division of Student Family School Support, CTR # 178-14. 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.

September 20, 2013 (Applications must be received by close of business – 5 p.m. EST.)

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