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Student, Family, & School Support

Recruitment #14-005016-001


Executive Salary Scale (9906) - $90,522.00 - $120,819.00/year


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

Main Purpose of Job

This is an executive level position that will be part of the newly reorganized leadership team within the Maryland State Department of Education reporting directly to the Chief Performance Officer and is responsible for the oversight, coordination, and administration of programs and activities within the Division of Student, Family, and School Support that are inclusive of School Innovations, Program Improvement and Family Support, Student Services, Alternative Programs, and Youth Development.


Provides statewide leadership, direction and oversight of Division Programs and activities; administers, manages, and develops budgets for State and federal programs; develops and recommends policies, guidelines, programs and services for the statewide development, implementation, and evaluation of student, family, and school services programs; allocates, manages, and guides resources staff, and projects to ensure Division initiatives and priorities align with strategic plan directions; oversees the administration of grant programs that provide funds to local school systems and organizations that provide services for at-risk students and those students attending high poverty schools;  monitors and ensures that expenditures and initiatives comply with State and federal guidelines, laws and regulations; provides policy support and advisement to Deputy Superintendent and State Superintendent of Schools; assists with inter-agency initiatives, priorities, and programs as directed.


EDUCATION:  A Master’s Degree or 36 hours of post baccalaureate coursework in Education or Education Administration/Supervision.

EXPERIENCE: Extensive experience in educational supervision and management in the areas of school administration, student services, school improvement, school performance, program assessment, and teacher development.


Knowledge of School Improvement Initiatives; knowledge of Title I and at-risk programs; knowledge of comprehensive school reform trends and practices; knowledge of education grant proposal processes; skill in leading and directing teams with multiple tasks; ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships through effective leadership and cross-functional communication, producing numerous quality deliverables and services in a timely fashion;  excellent ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing; demonstrated experience in consistently providing proactive problem-solving skills to meet the needs of customers while balancing the legal requirements/ obligations as a Division/Agency.


Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and 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. All applications must be received by the Closing Date.


Resumes & Applications must be received by February 7, 2014


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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 complete an MSDE application for Assistant State Superintendent of Student, Family & School Support. 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.

For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045, visit our website at www.marylandpublicschools or visit the State of Maryland’s Job Application website at jobseekers/ pages/jobseekershome.aspx.

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