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Instructional Transformation Specialist

Recruitment #19-005055-0027


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:  $63,925 - $93,364


Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position with responsibilities for vetting curriculum for standards alignment and developing and facilitating professional learning experiences. Professional learning experiences will focus on supporting the implementation of standards-aligned curriculum, instructional practices, and evidence-based strategies that support improvements in student achievement.inform recommendations for school improvement focused on curriculum and instruction.


The Instructional Transformation Specialist is responsible for (1) evaluating K-12 English language arts or mathematics curriculum to determine the degree of alignment to Maryland College and Career Ready Standards (2) developing reports and presentations to communicate outcomes of curriculum vetting (3) creating, coordinating, and facilitating professional learning experiences in-person and online in synchronous and asynchronous formats; (4) identifying and supporting the implementation of effective curricular and instructional practices for a variety of stakeholders; and (5) analyzing data to inform recommendations for school improvement focused on curriculum and instruction.   


EDUCATION: A Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 post-baccalaureate credit hours of course work in curriculum, teaching, instructional leadership or education-related field from an accredited college or university.

EXPERIENCE: Four (4) years of experience in delivering, evaluating, or implementing the Maryland College and Career Ready Standards; three (3) years of experience providing professional learning experiences, both in-person and virtually, to adult learners. Experience in vetting curriculum or developing professional learning experiences focused on curriculum and instruction, data and assessment literacy, and school improvement preferred.


Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies, and issues impacting curriculum, instruction, and school improvement. Knowledge of the Maryland College and Career Ready Standards; effective formative assessment strategies; the Maryland Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Consolidated Plan; ESSA evidence levels; the Four Domains of Rapid School Improvement; Improvement Science process; effective practices for engaging adult learners; skill in identifying data-informed school-level and system-level needs and delivering appropriate programmatic solutions, technical assistance, training, and guidance on issues related to school improvement; skill in organizing and managing multiple projects, timelines, and deadlines; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders; and ability to exercise initiative and sound judgment in making decisions. 


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 9, 2019 – 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, Instructional Transformation Specialist #089361 (JobAps# 19-005055-0027) 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.

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