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Program Coordinator, Grants Administration and Compliance

Program Manager I

Recruitment #21-005476-0030


The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) 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.

This is a Management Service position and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.




200 West Baltimore Street. Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The Coordinator, Grants Administration and Compliance reports to the Program Manager in the Office of Grants Administration and Compliance. The office is responsible for overseeing all discretionary and formula grants processes and systems to ensure fiscal goals and objectives are met annually in alignment with MSDE’s multiyear strategic plan and Blueprint for Maryland’s Future initiatives. The coordinator will serve as the lead facilitator for all assigned federal and/or state grant program and fund activities.


Oversees the facilitation of and supports cross-functional work groups composed of MSDE divisional staff to develop assigned grant program and fund objectives, work plans, budgets, and other related financial details of grant applications.

Implements and facilitates all grant application activities through the life of each assigned grant program and fund cycle (i.e., application development; application collection and review systems and processes; negotiation and disbursements; monitoring; interim and final reporting; etc.).

Develops and implements ongoing grantee and stakeholder support services (i.e., application workshops; grant program and fund marketing and awareness sessions; etc.).

Ensures compliance activities are executed for each assigned grant program and fund and when necessary, corrective actions plans are development and implemented.

Analyzes and facilitates the review for a large number of grant applications annually and ensures compliance with applicable state and federal fiscal and programmatic requirements, laws, regulations, guidance, and standards.

Provides on-demand guidance and assistance to stakeholders regarding MSDE grant administration, policies, and procedures for state and federal grant programs and funds. Work involves extensive communication, clarification, and negotiation with grant sub-recipients regarding specific grant program and fund requirements and budget details.


Experience: Four years of related experience in coordinating or administering education programs or services.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university for the required experience.


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 eligible (employment) list for at least one year. 

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact S. Hudson at 410-767-4910.

DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at 

MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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