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Director of the Governor’s Office of Service and Volunteerism

Recruitment #22-007642-0001


The position will serve as the State’s director of the Governor’s Office of Service and Volunteerism. This is a Special Appointment position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.




100 Community Place, Crownsville, MD 21032 (Anne Arundel County)

Main Purpose of Job

Overseeing all operations of the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism including management of the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism (GOSV), annual planning and fundraising, staff selection and training, staff supervision, grantee selection and training, evaluation, and communications.  

Advising the staff of the Governor’s Office and promoting national service and volunteerism at the local, state, and national levels as a member of the the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives’ management team. 

Developing and implementing strategies for fulfilling the GOSV’s mission and recommending changes and improvements to the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives for final approval. 

Facilitating weekly staff progress and planning meetings and conducting regular evaluation of progress on annual, monthly, and weekly goals as part of routine staff reporting and as part of annual staff performance evaluations. 

Other duties as necessary.


Resource Development and Grants Management: 

--Responsible for monitoring and oversight of GOSV’s Administrative Commission Support Grant to ensure compliance with the law and the terms/conditions.   

–Represent Governor’s priorities in all aspects of GOSV management, outreach, and grant-making.

--Oversee recruitment, selection, and monitoring of grantees (operating, planning, and event-specific grants).

--Oversee evaluation of internal systems and grantees.  

--Develop budget requests and write narrative grant applications (Administrative, Program Development and Training, and Disability Awareness) for AmeriCorps  in conjunction with GOCI’s Executive Director, the Shared Services CFO, and GOFA.

--Solicit sponsorships and private funds to support GOSV events and initiatives.

--Complete narrative reports for funders and stakeholders.

--Create and oversee annual AmeriCorps Program Staff monitoring, communication, and development plan.

Operations and Sustainability:

--Recruit, screen, and recommend hiring decisions for all GOSV staff to the Executive Director of the GOCI.

--Create and monitor GOSV job descriptions, annual work plan, and regular reporting and meeting systems.

--Train GOSV staff.

--Oversee AmeriCorps compliance systems and hard copy and electronic documentation.

--Determine and implement appropriate grantee reporting system (to replace WBRS).

--Lead staff planning, organizational development, and continuous improvement.

Service and Volunteerism Commission Development:

--Recommend appointments to the Commission to the Governor.

--Orient, train, and support Commissioners.

--Assist with Commission meetings per Chair’s request.

--Develop funding reports and recommend strategy for Commission review and vote.

--Develop AmeriCorps State Service Plan and GOSV Strategic Plan with GCOSV input.

--Prepare regular updates and briefing materials on GOSV activities, State of Maryland developments, national service news, etc.

--Schedule and prepare Commissioners for a calendar of outreach activities to represent GOSV and promote service and volunteerism.

Marketing and Promotion:

--Create and lead implementation of GOSV marketing plan.

--Oversee website content.

--Produce annual report.

--Represent GOSV and Governor at volunteer recognition and other service-related events.

--Build the GOSV’s network – participate on external committees, task forces, and advisory boards as possible and appropriate (barring any conflicts of interest).

--Conduct special training projects:  develop goals and timelines, negotiate services with outside partners, manage logistics and delivery of services, and evaluate and report on projects.


Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or -- in lieu of a degree -- satisfaction of equivalencies under Skilled Through Alternative Routes (STARs)*.

Experience: Ten years of experience in program administration, professional work in AmeriCorps programs, executive management or a combination thereof.


1. *STARs requirements: 25 years old and older, active in the labor force, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and have developed skills through alternative routes such as community college, apprenticeships, military service, boot camps, and on-the-job experience.

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-for-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-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


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/resume. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.


Salary contingent on funding. Salary is not likely to exceed the mid-point of the range  dependent on experience. Please refer to the STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS for benefits  information.


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 the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, 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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