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Coordinator, Migrant Education

Education Program Specialist II

Recruitment #24-005056-0004


The Maryland State Department of Education 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.


State Salary Grade 22
Salary Range: $84,047 - $135,450
*State Salary Guidelines apply for current State employees.




Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building
200 West Baltimore Street 
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position will serve as the Migrant Education Coordinator in the Office of Teaching and Learning, Title I Programs. The Migrant Education Coordinator provides lead support to local education agencies (LEAs) across the State of Maryland. The incumbent will serve as the lead technical program expert responsible for administering, managing, coordinating and evaluating federal grants including Title I, Part C-Migrant Education, Title I, Part A, and will share responsibility for providing leadership and support to the Maryland State Department of Education on the requirements of the federal laws as applicable.

The Migrant Education Coordinator will administer, manage, and improve educational programs for children of migrant farm workers and fishers; will be responsible for the identification and recruitment of migratory children; will collaborate with other organizations and programs that serve migratory children; and will manage the Maryland Migrant Student Records System and data that is needed to administer the migrant education programs at the State and local levels. This position oversees the Migrant Education Center which allows recruiters and coordinators to convene to support the Migrant Education Program (MEP).

The Migrant Education Coordinator will provide oversight, technical assistance, and support to LEAs regarding adherence to requirements of the Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) which provides programmatic and financial assistance to LEAs and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low­ income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. This position will also support the implementation of specific Blueprint for Maryland's Future programs and Maryland State Department of Education's multiyear Strategic Plan initiatives.


Provides leadership, coordination, consultation, technical assistance and management of the Migrant Education Program under Title I, Part C to ensure that goals and objectives of the programs are being planned, implemented, and monitored.
  • Represent MSDE at meetings and conferences related to identification and recruitment requirements, the MIS2000 program, transfer of migrant student data into the MSIX Federal mandated system, and consortium requirements.
  • Coordinates the development of statistical profiles, evaluation reports, and reporting activities related to programs under migrant education.
  • Reviews and validates accuracy of data for reports annually--(required and requested such as: Annual Federal Performance Report, State Migrant Education student information reports, data validation reports, Federal required Migrant Child Count Report, and Federal Consortium Reports) using Report Builder, Access, and Excel and other MSDE required data bases.
  • Secures resources or support for Migrant Education Coordinators in LEAs.
  • Provides technical assistance to LEAs on budget development, budget narratives, and completion of all MSDE budget forms as they relate to the grant application and program implementation.
  • Coordinates training and professional learning opportunities for Migrant Coordinators, Recruiters, LEAs, MSDE staff and other stakeholders. 
  • Reviews, approves and monitors the fidelity of the implementation of the approved Migrant Education Grant Program Application, i.e., instructional strategies, budget alignment and expenditure of funds in timely fashion, professional development, amendments, annual reports.
  • Provides lead support and technical assistance to Title I Programs, Title I schools and school districts adhering to the requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
  • Monitors and provides lead technical assistance to schools, school systems, and MSDE staff on budget development, narratives, and completion of all MSDE budget forms.
  • Provides support to the Office of School Improvement and Supports and assists with other duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary by the Director and/or School Support Manager. 


Education: A Master's degree or the equivalent of 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate course work from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of administrative or teaching experience in, or affiliated with, an education program, including two years of experience in coordinating or administering an education program or service directly related to Migrant Education or Title I, Part A. 

  1. Candidates may substitute a Bachelor's Degree with 7 years of the specified content experience to satisfy the Minimum Qualifications noted above.
  2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to the position option for one year of the required experience.
  3. The required field of education and experience are unique for each option and are established by MSDE in accordance with Education Article, Section 2-104 of the Annotated Code of Maryland.  The specific education and experience qualifications for each position are on record in the Human Resource Management Branch of the Division of Business Services.
  4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Education Program classifications or Education Program specialty codes in the Education field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


One year of teaching experience in an Education Program related to Migrant Education or Title I programs.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Please include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.
  • Experience managing the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
  • Experience with managing Title I or other federally funded grant programs. 
  • Experience with the design and development of the process and materials to support the Migrant Education process and the state and federal guidelines and compliance.


Applicants must consent to State and FBI (CJIS) background check as a routine procedure for all employees.


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. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified. The resulting list of qualified candidates will be in effect for at least one year.



Applicants must complete the MD State Government online application for employment and submit their professional resume. The application and resume must clearly demonstrate that the applicant satisfies the minimum qualifications for the position. Applications must be complete to be considered including all related job duties, even if those are also listed on an attached resume. Additional required materials may be uploaded with the online application, submitted to the fax number, or mailed to the address listed.

If you are unable to apply online, paper applications can be obtained from the link below and be faxed to 410-333-8950 or mailed to MSDE Office of Human Resources, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. If there is a supplemental questionnaire, this must be completed and sent in with your paper application. Postmarks will not be accepted.

Inquiries can be made to 410-767-0019, TDD 410-333-3045. Appropriate accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities. 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. TTY Users: Call via Maryland Relay.

Proof of eligibility to work is required in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. Individuals with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

All application materials must be received in our office by the Closing Date.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.

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