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Executive Director, Maryland Commission for Women


Recruitment #23-006096-0017


When you join the Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS), you join a team of more than 5,000 employees across the state dedicated to positively changing the lives of more than 1 million Marylanders each year. We do this by providing economic support, preventive services, and caring for children and adults. 

We aim to deliver services so that we more quickly meet the needs of the people we serve. At DHS, we grapple with hard questions to find new ways to foster a culture of bold innovation. We do this to ensure that in Maryland, we achieve Governor Wes Moore’s pledge to leave no one behind.

This is a Special Appointment position that serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.




Department of Human Services
Maryland Commission for Women
311 W. Saratoga Street 
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The Executive Director advances the Commission’s statutory responsibilities, and leads the staff work to support the Commission. As part of this work, the Executive Director is expected to partner and work collaboratively with the Maryland Department of Human Services and other state executive agencies, as well as partners in the legislative & judicial branches, as well as at other levels of government, and representatives of private sector and community based organizations or groups.

This position may travel to 51 Monroe Street, Rockville, MD, 20850.


  • Oversees the operation of the Maryland Women's Commission administrative office, and the implementation of the Maryland Women's Commission initiatives, including the establishment of standards, policies, and procedures for the professional staff and volunteers
  • Provides full staff support and leadership for meetings of the Maryland Women's Commission for Women and its Executive Committee.
  • Provides the Maryland Women's Commission with information that enables its effective investigation and recommendation of strategies for addressing issues affecting women, i.e. gender-based discrimination issues and related policies, practices, and procedures.
  • Institutes, coordinates, and conducts educational and other public and private programs, meetings, conferences, and hearings to promote equal rights for women and to study and investigate conditions of gender-based discrimination or prejudice.
  • Develops the Maryland Women's Commission yearly work plan and budget; and prepares an annual report setting forth activities and accomplishments for the Secretary, the Governor, the Legislature, and the public.


Education:  Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
Experience:  Five years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.  Two years must have involved one or more of the following:  supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the operations of a unit, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

One year of experience as an advisor/liaison to executive/senior level staff.  (Examples: Commissions, Boards, Task Forces or governmental officials)


As an employee of the State of Maryland, you will have access to outstanding benefits, including: health insurance, dental, and vision plans offered at a low cost. CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR MORE DETAILS:   STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS

·       Personal Leave - new State employees are awarded six (6) personnel days annually (prorated based on start date).

·       Annual Leave - ten (10) days of accumulated annual leave per year.

·       Sick Leave - fifteen (15) days of accumulated sick leave per year.  

·       Parental Leave - up to sixty (60) days of paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a child.

·       Holidays - State employees also celebrate at least twelve (12) holidays per year.  

·       Pension - State employees earn credit towards a retirement pension.

·       Positions may be eligible for telework.


The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplement questionnaire to: Attention: Heather Braddy, Department of Human Services, Recruitment Services Unit, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Room 141 Baltimore, Maryland 21201. 

All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and the job number and must be received by 5 p.m. on the closing date. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the application. 

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If unable to upload, please email requested information only to Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time. 

If you have any questions concerning this recruitment process for this position, please contact 410-767-7855. 

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.
If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, at 410-767-4850 or 

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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