EDUCATION PROGRAM SPECIALIST I (Title 1 and School Improvement Specialist)

State of Maryland - Baltimore, MD (30+ days ago)3.8


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.

MSDE is committed to developing a superior workforce that reflects the diversity of the population we serve and strive for equity and excellence in education across the state. Apply for an exciting new career opportunity with the Maryland State Department of Education today!

Grade 21 Standard Salary Schedule

$60,543 - $88,424

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job
This is a professional position responsible for providing assistance and technical support to Title I schools and school systems as they move through the levels of school improvement and assisting in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of federal and State programs to improve the teaching and learning of disadvantaged students in Maryland.

Provides support and technical assistance to Title I schools and school systems for the interpretation and compliance of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act; researches, compiles and provides technical assistance to schools and local school systems on school improvement and comprehensive school reform; supports schools as they develop and implement their school improvement plan; provides support and technical assistance to schools in improvement phases and systems that are implementing the Title I School Improvement Grants; ensures quality instructional practices and compliance with State and Federal guidelines and requirements; researches best practices for school improvement and comprehensive school reform; assists in planning the Title I Administrative meetings, conferences, institutes, regional trainings, branch meetings and staff development trainings.

EDUCATION: A Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 post baccalaureate credit hours of course work in Education, Education Administration/Supervision, Educational Research, Education Policy or a related field.

EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years of professional teaching or administrative/supervision experience in or affiliated with an education program, including two years of experience coordinating or administering an education program directly related to the position; experience coordinating a school improvement program is preferred.

At least one year of experience coordinating a school improvment program.

Experience with Title I School Improvment Grants is preferred.

Selection Plan

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

Knowledge of State and federal laws, regulations, policies, and issues governing education programs specifically Title I School Improvement Grants; knowledge of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act; knowledge of school improvement programs; skill in planning and delivering technical assistance, staff development and guidance to local school systems and external stakeholders; skill in implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programs; skill organizing/ managing multiple tasks and timelines; ability to work as a team member; establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on an employment eligible list for at least one year.

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position and your answers to the selective questions. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and not write "see resume." Incomplete applications will not be considered.


To apply for this position online go to MSDE Jobs on JobAps (or complete an MSDE Application on On-line applications (and resumes) are the preferred method for receiving your application/attachments. Using this method will allow applicants to access their documents for future recruitments for which they apply and verify that the appropriate documents (resume-credentials) have been attached to the recruitment that requires them.

Applicants must include their resume and provide sufficient information on the application to document that they satisfy the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered.

If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments. Additionally, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS# and indicate application for - Education Program Specialist – Title I and School Improvement Specialist #08816 – Jobaps# 18-005055-00012.

Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. Fax: 410-333-8950 – This fax number is for Department of Education recruitment actions only.

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.

For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our website at

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities available upon request