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Coordinator, Blueprint Implementation and Strategic Initiatives

Administrative Program Manager IV

Recruitment #24-005475-0007


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.




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


The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is seeking a highly effective Coordinator of Blueprint Implementation and Strategic Initiatives who can mobilize and organize the work of various cross-functional working groups to elicit and operationalize innovative solutions and strategies.

The Coordinator of Blueprint Implementation and Strategic Initiatives is responsible for coordinating the performance management and implementation of key cross-division/office initiatives, programs, and special projects, including the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future. The Coordinator will provide resources, support and technical assistance as well as advise on continuous efforts to improve and modernize agency functions, systems, and processes. Under the direction of the Senior Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives, this position is responsible for supporting the development, coordination, and execution of high-quality content for State Board of Education meetings and other high-profile internal and external presentations and engagement efforts. The Coordinator will work alongside staff to ensure the success of MSDE’s highest priorities and will support initiative planning with department staff; foster collaboration across divisions; monitor and report on progress; analyze data; and problem solve.

This role requires a proactive leader capable of working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders and supporting routine review and strategy calibration with MSDE’s Divisions and Offices across Teaching and Learning leading for comprehensive changes to Maryland’s entire Pre-K through 12 education system.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Supporting MSDE’s implementation of the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future
  • Providing support to Maryland Local Education Agencies (LEAs) in their implementation of the Blueprint
  • Coordinating and facilitating cross office/division meetings within the Office of Teaching and Learning and other MSDE divisions and offices
  • Supporting the execution of MSDE’s strategic plan
  • Providing resources, support and technical assistance to internal and external stakeholders
  • Advising on continuous efforts to improve and modernize agency functions, systems, and processes


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

Experience:  Five years of administrative and/or management experience in an educational supervision and management, education policy, or related field/program.


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

  • Prior school district and/or state education agency experience.
  • Experience or knowledge of  with education trends, regulations, policies, and issues affecting education systems.
  • Experience leading cross-functional working groups.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to manage high volume and multiple tasks; ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships.


Applicants must consent to State and FBI (CJIS) background check as a routine procedure for all MSDE 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. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.



It is preferred that applicants complete the MD State Government online application for employment. The application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for the position. If the applicant is unable to apply online, paper applications can be obtained from the link below and 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, if you are unable to apply online.

All application materials must be received in our office by the closing date. Postmarks will not be accepted. 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.

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. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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