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Director of Program Improvement and Family Support

Recruitment #18-005059-0002




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 24

Salary Range: $73,612 – $107,429 (with the potential to earn up to $118,197)


200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position serving as Branch Chief responsible for providing direction, leadership & supervision for administering federal & State programs designed to promote improved academic achievement in schools that serve low-income children.


Directs, manages, coordinates & oversees programs & services administered by the Program Improvement & Family Support Branch; provides leadership, direction, & supervision to Local School Systems in the design, development, implementation, & evaluation of federal & State programs for improving the teaching & learning of disadvantaged children including: Title I, Part A; Migrant Education; Parent & Family Engagement; Neglected & Delinquent; Homeless Education; Title I School Improvement Grants 1003(a) & 1003(g), Statewide parent involvement initiatives & transition activities related to the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015.


EDUCATION:  Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 post baccalaureate credit hours of course work in Education, Educational Administration/Supervision or a related field.  

EXPERIENCE: Six (6) years of professional experience in coordinating or administering education programs or services, including one year of experience supervising professional education program staff.  

NOTES:  Possession of a Doctorate related to promoting academic achievement may be substituted for one year of the required experience.


Knowledge of school improvement research, evidence-based practices & comprehensive school reform; skill in implementing, monitoring, & evaluating educational programs serving low-income children; skill in supervising staff & resolving problems & inquiries from school personnel; skill in managing administrative activities including oversight & evaluation of staff. ability to interpret & apply complex laws & regulations governing State & federal programs; ability to establish & maintain harmonious working relationships; ability to communicate clearly & effectively both orally & in writing through the presentation of concise yet comprehensive training, analyses & reports.


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.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet 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 assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position and your answers to the selective questions.

It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and not write "see resume.”

Incomplete applications will not be considered.



To apply for this position online go to MSDE Jobs on JobAps (or complete an MSDE Application on On-line applications (and resumes) are the preferred method for receiving your application/attachments.  Using this method will allow applicants to access their documents for future recruitments for which they apply and verify that the appropriate documents (resume-credentials) have been attached to the recruitment that requires them. 

Applicants must include their resume and provide sufficient information on the application to document that they satisfy the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered.  

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 Manager II, Director, Program Improvement and Family Support Position #040330 JobAps #18-005059-002.  

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  

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities available upon request