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Staff Specialist III, Early Childhood Coordinator

Recruitment #14-999999-563


State Salary Grade 18

$48,920 - $71,350

* Please note this is a contractual position with no health benefits*

Main Purpose of Job

This is a contractual position serving as the coordinator responsible for supervising and coordinating operations of the State Early Childhood Advisory Council on Early Education and Care (ECAC) to improve the coordination among local school systems; state agencies and organizations; and local early childhood advisory councils. This position also provides case management for state and federal early childhood projects and grants.


Provides technical assistance, case management, monitoring and evaluation of State and Federal early childhood projects and grants, including the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant (RTTT-ELC); organizes and completes State Council meetings; provides technical assistance to ECAS, local school systems, and local early childhood advisory councils with regard to applicable State and federal policies and procedures governing the activities of the ECAS Council and local councils; plans and coordinates decision- making pertaining to state and local early childhood plans within the scope of the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant (RTTT-ELC); provides case management, monitoring, and evaluation of the Family Support Center grant and other assigned grants/contracts.


EDUCATION: A Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post baccalaureate course work in Early Childhood Education or a related field.  

EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years of professional experience in coordinating or administering an education program or service directly related to Early Learning.  

NOTE: Two additional years of experience may be substituted for the Master’s Degree or 36 hours of equivalent post-baccalaureate programs.


Knowledge of early learning development programs; knowledge of state and local early childhood systems and programs; knowledge of state and federal laws, policies, issues and regulations governing education programs for early learning students; knowledge of grant writing and grant management; skill in developing and presenting staff development; skill in completing federal and state reports; ability to maintain and update the MSDE website for State Council; ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with internal and external stakeholders; ability to communicate clearly and 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 Staff Specialist III, Early Childhood Coordinator, Position # CTR 01-15, Job Aps # 14-999999-563. 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.  

Applications should be received by, June 20, 2014  5:00 pm  -  Open Until Filled

SELECTION PROCESS:  Please provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you satisfy 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 ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year. The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Report all experience and education that is related to this position.

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