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STAFF SPECIALIST III, CONTRACTUAL

SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT AND TITLE I SPECIALIST

Recruitment #12-999999-579

Introduction

This is a contractual position responsible for providing leadership, technical assistance and support to Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) specialists, local education agencies and schools regarding issues and initiatives related to school improvement grants under Sections 1003(g) and 1003(a) of Title I.

LOCATION OF POSITION

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

POSITION DUTIES

Provides technical assistance and support to MSDE Staff and local school systems (LSS) regarding school improvement, comprehensive school reform and the interpretation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act; provides guidance and support for compliance with the Elementary and Secondary Act to local education agencies (LEA) and secures resources for LEA Title I Coordinators; provides assistance to Title I schools in transition; conducts LEA visits for monitoring and maintaining two way communication with Local School Systems; provides recommendations and assistance for budget development, narratives, and completion of all MSDE budget forms related to school improvement grants.

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 or a closely related field.

EXPERIENCE:  Three years of professional/educational district level administrative experience.  Experience coordinating or managing school improvement programs or working with education grants in an administrative capacity is preferred. 

NOTE:  Two additional years of experience as defined may substitute for the Master’s Degree.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of school improvement requirements contained in Title I; knowledge of school improvement grants under Section 1003(g) and or 1003(a) of Title I;  knowledge of comprehensive needs analysis, school reform, scientifically based school improvement research, improvement practices, program evaluation, skill developing and presenting staff development programs; skill developing and designing processes and materials to support academic achievement activities; skill organizing and managing multiple tasks; ability to conduct and document  mandatory LEA visits; ability to work as part of a team and establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. 

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

For Further Information please call 410-767-0019. You may fax a resume, completed MSDE or State of Maryland MS-100 Application to 410-333-8950. To mail your application please do so at the following address: The Maryland State Department of Education 200 West Baltimore Street Baltimore, MD 21201 Attn: Human Resources, Staff Employment Section.

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay

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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