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Director of Grants and Information Management

Recruitment #18-007735-0002



The Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council, a dynamic, statewide public policy and advocacy organization, is hiring a Director of Grants and Information Management. The Director will join a small staff and work with a 30-member council and other partners to help advance the organization's mission and improve policies, programs, and practices that impact the lives of Marylanders with developmental disabilities across the lifespan. The MD DD Council works to eliminate barriers, create opportunities, empower people and promote innovation. The Council is not a service provider. See for more information. This position serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority.




217 East Redwood Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Main Purpose of Job

The Director of Grants & Information Management directs and manages all administrative, fiscal, and programmatic components of the Council's grants activities. Grants serve as a critical tool for advancing the Council's mission. The Director of Grants & Information Management also manages all aspects of reporting to the Council and federal funder. This includes collecting and reporting on the extensive activities and outcomes of Council staff and grantees. The Director of Grants & Information Management coordinates the development of the Council's 5-year State Plan and other reports. The position manages many details and performs other duties that support the work of the Council.


Grants Management:

Manages the process for soliciting, reviewing, and awarding grants and contracts including development of Requests for Proposals, technical and programmatic review of proposals to ensure compliance, development of grantee budgets and work plans, and contract/award execution.

Monitors grants and provides technical assistance and training to grant applicants and recipients pre- and post-award

Monitors small grants and event sponsorship grants. Tracks progress reporting by grantees

Visits grantees as part of the grant management and monitoring process

Staffs Council work teams related to assigned areas of responsibility, including grant development, monitoring, and management

Evaluates and ensures effectiveness in the Council's grant and contract management functions and ensures that policies and procedures adhere to state and federal state laws, regulations and policies.

Information Management & Federal Reporting:

Coordinates, and contributes to the development of the Council's 5-year State Plan.

Manages, and contributes to, the preparation and submission of the Council's annual Programmatic Performance Report.

Ensures compliance with federal and Council policies and procedures related to reporting

Oversees the Council's evaluation plan and related information management system to collect data and progress reports about grants and Council staff activities


Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

Experience: Five years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. Three years of this experience must have involved leading initiatives or projects in the field of disabilities or a related field.


1) Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work in the field of disabilities or related field may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2) Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year to year basis for the required general experience

3) Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year to year basis for the required education and experience.


Grants management experience

Strong attention to detail

Strong oral and written communication skills


Only applicants who meet the minimum qualifications for this recruitment will be considered for this opportunity. The examination may consist of a rating of your education, training and experience. It is essential that you submit complete and accurate information on your application in order to determine if you meet the qualifications as specified above. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application. All information concerning your qualifications must be received by the closing date. successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.



The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application to:

301 W. Preston Street, Suite 608

Baltimore, MD 21201

The paper application must be received by 5pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, please call 410-767-4850.

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. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

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