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Chief of Staff

Maryland State Dept of Education
Baltimore, MD, US

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.


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Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building
200 W. Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201


The Chief of Staff serves as a Special Assistant to the State Superintendent and will lead and implement executive initiatives, coordinate strategic planning and communication, legislative as well as cross-functional initiatives to ensure the successful implementation of Department's multi-year strategic plan in support of the execution of the Blueprint for Maryland's Future as well ensuring successful operations of the Department to ensure compliance with federal, state regulations, mandates, and initiatives for the success of all students in the State.

The Chief of Staff represents the State Superintendent as a liaison to the State Board of Education, legislature, and executive branches of the government. The position will track key initiative progress, while leading and executing special projects. This position will provide regular information and deliverables to help the State Superintendent be more productive and effective. These include: strategically assess and frame ideas/concepts, help to prioritize and execute, facilitate change, organize and prioritize critical issues and required information to facilitate efficient decision making, as well as support reporting and analyses.


Education: A Master's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Six years of experience in educational leadership with expertise in the areas of strategic planning, cross-functional project management, and initiative implementation in a prekindergarten through grade 12 setting.

Notes: Candidates may substitute the possession of a Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to the position for two years of the required experience.


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

  • Senior level experience in planning and leading expansive, mission-critical projects.
  • Experience working strategically and collaboratively across functions, influencing others to achieve outcomes.
  • Experience in and understanding of prekindergarten through grade 12 structure, management, legislation.


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 be 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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