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Nonpublic Schools Program Manager

Recruitment #17-005478-0018



State Salary Grade 21

Salary Range: $60,543 – $97,203


Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position serving as Program Manager for the Broadening Options and Opportunities Today (BOOST) Scholarship Program and the Textbook and Technology Program.  BOOST provides State-funded scholarships to students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals to attend nonpublic schools.  The Textbook Program provides instructional textbooks and technology for loan to nonpublic schools.


Manages and plans the year-round program goals, objectives and actions for BOOST and the Textbook Program; directs and implements the administration of the programs, including the application process, awards, and payments; develops standards and controls for the programs; manages technology systems that require a solid understanding of databases; conducts data analysis; is responsible for the $6 million BOOST budget and the $6 million Textbook budget; is responsible for program and fiscal reporting; supervises two Grade 18 Staff Specialist III positions; provides support to the seven-member BOOST Advisory Board; and interacts with nonpublic school principals, members of the State Superintendent’s Nonpublic Schools Workgroup, parents, and other MSDE staff.


EDUCATION: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Program Administration, Business Administration, or a related area.  Master’s Degree is a plus.

EXPERIENCE:  Five years of professional experience with administering programs, three of which must include experience managing and using technology systems for administering programs.  Management and/or supervisory experience desired.

NOTES: Two (2) additional years of experience as defined above may be substituted for the required education.


Knowledge of program administration; knowledge of program finance management; skill in interpreting policies, State and Federal Statutes, and regulations; skill in developing and using databases and spreadsheets; skill in scheduling and managing multiple tasks; skill in identifying problems and negotiating solutions; ability to analyze data and make sound decisions; ability to supervise staff, manage projects and services, monitor performance, and implement improvements; ability to effectively lead and work as a team member; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.


Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and 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, applications should be received by March 16, 2018 – Open Until Filled.



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  Program Manager III (Nonpublic Schools Program Manager) #032629, (JobAps# 17-005478-0018) 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

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