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Executive Director, Maryland Commission on Civil Rights

Recruitment #24-007226-0001


The Maryland Commission on Civil Rights’ (MCCR) mission is to ensure opportunity for all through the enforcement of Maryland’s laws against discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, state contracts, health services, and commercial leasing; to provide educational outreach services related to provisions of this law; and to promote and improve civil rights in Maryland.​

The MCCR represents the interest of the State to ensure equal opportunity for all through enforcement of Title 20 of the State Government Article, and Title 19 of the State Procurement & Finance Article, Annotated Code of Maryland. MCCR investigates complaints of discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations​, health services, leasing of commercial property​, and the State’s commercial non-discrimination policy from members of protected classes that are covered under those laws.  MCCR’s vision is to have a State that is free from any trace of unlawful discrimination.




William Donald Schaefer Tower
6 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202


The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of all administrative and programmatic activities required of this independent agency and as directed by a nine-member Board of Commissioners. The Executive Director is also responsible for fostering positive community relations throughout the State, including educating the public about the Agency’s role.

Candidates should be passionate, creative, strategic, and have the administrative skills to lead the agency through ongoing and upcoming challenges. The Executive Director must be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing across all stakeholders, including staff, the public, and government officials. The candidate must have the ability to balance the day-to-day administration and operations of the office with implementing MCCR’s strategic vision. The Executive Director represents the Agency, and its Commissioners, throughout the State.

This is an Executive Service position which serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority.


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

Experience: Five years of managerial experience.


An advanced degree, Master’s or Doctorate is preferred.

In depth knowledge of civil rights issues that impact Marylanders.

Management experience in civil rights and anti-discrimination work or a closely related field.

Prior government agency service.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  You must meet the minimum qualifications to be considered.  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.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date. Resumes may not be submitted in lieu of completing the employment application.  Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position.  You may be asked to complete a supplemental questionnaire.  The supplemental questionnaire may be used as part of the rating process.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.



***Please attach a resume with cover letter to your application***

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

Department of Budget and Management 
Recruitment and Examination Division 
301 W. Preston Street, Room 608 
Baltimore, MD 21201  

All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and the job number and must be received by the closing date.  Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the application. If you have any questions concerning the recruitment process for this position, please call 410-767-4850. 

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 applicants are encouraged to apply. 

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country and encourage them to apply. 

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