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Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant

Recruitment #18-005055-0021


The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland. 


State Salary Grade 21

Annual Salary Range:  $60,543 - $88,424


200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Main Purpose of Job

These are two professional positions responsible for providing leadership and oversight for Maryland’s Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant (SRCL) program. One position is responsible for providing supervision, technical assistance, and monitoring in all matters pertaining to the birth through grade 5 components of grant implementation and one position will be responsible for the same components for grades 6-12.


Provides technical assistance to local school systems in the implementation of their SRCL grant projects; oversees the implementation of the birth through grade 5 –and- Grade 6-12 SRCL grant goals; provides support and monitors the fidelity of implementation of evidence based practices; collects and shares data regarding the effectiveness of the projects.


EDUCATION:  Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post baccalaureate course work in Education, Educational Administration/Supervision, Reading/English Language Arts or a closely related field.  Certification in Early Childhood Education, Reading and/or English Language Arts is required.

EXPERIENCE:  Four (4) years of professional administrative, accountability or teaching experience in or affiliated with an education program including two (2) years of experience in  coordinating or administering an education program or service directly related to the position.  Experience with an Early Childhood or Elementary English Language Arts education program is preferred.


  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


Knowledge of the Maryland College and Career Ready Standards and the Maryland Comprehensive Literacy Plan; knowledge of curriculum and evidence-based instructional practices in ELA; skill in implementing, monitoring, and evaluating education programs; skill in developing and presenting staff development programs; ability to interpret and apply principles and policies governing ELA education programs; 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. 


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.


For immediate consideration please submit your application by August   24, 2018 - Open until filled.


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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, Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant Specialist Birth-Grade 5 Position #s 231996 and 231997 (JobAps #18-005055-0021). 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.

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Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.