New job Strategic Planning Specialist in Maryland

Strategic Planning Specialist

Company : Prince George's County Public Schools
Salary : $72,585 - $135,720 a year
Location : Maryland

Full Description

This is an ASASP Unit III Table 900 position Grade 30

Salary Range: $72,585 - $135,720

Closing Date: May 7, 2021

Detailed Description


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Collaborates with Director and department staff to establish and meet timelines and milestones resulting in the development and updates of the school system's Strategic's Plan and Local ESSA Consolidated Strategic Plan;

  • Researches and analyzes a variety of system data, develops analytical tools, and supports the development of cogent, intuitive narratives for the strategic plan and the Local ESSA Consolidated Strategic Plan;

  • Supports program staff in the development of comprehensive submissions to the Local ESSA Consolidated Strategic Plan. Includes formal or informal training and guidance, as needed;

  • Provides internal consultation, guidance and technical support to district staff in converting strategies to actionable plans;

  • Researches relevant policies, literature, best practices and evidence-based programs to support development of strategically competitive and innovative grant program designs;

  • Conducts ongoing needs analysis and grant searches designed to identify viable competitive local, state, and federal funding sources to support existing and proposed school system educational programs, initiatives, and priorities;

  • Analyzes and evaluates Requests for Proposal (RFP) and funding prospects in collaboration with sponsoring departments; and develops recommendations for the pursuit of strategically relevant opportunities;

  • Develops and writes highly technical sections of grant applications in accordance with Request for Proposal (RFP) and funder requirements;

  • Collaborates with external agencies that may participate in partnership grant applications;

  • Reviews proposals developed by internal or external stakeholders and provides feedback, as appropriate;

  • Coordinates with selected system personnel in the collection of data, as needed, for grant proposals and plans; and develops and maintains the proposal development schedule;

  • Coordinates the production aspects (word processing, graphics, editing, proofreading, reproduction, printing) in support of proposal development, as directed;

  • Leverages technology and project management tools to increase operating efficiencies and improve management of the Local ESSA Consolidated Strategic Plan development process;

  • Develops proposals and/or grant applications to competitively solicit federal, state, private and/or local funding to support strategic initiatives and a wide variety of district priorities; and

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

  • Proven experience in organization-wide strategic planning activities (e.g., leadership in the successful coordination and submission of a systemic strategic plan), preferably in a K-12 or public sector environment;

  • Thinks strategically - understands the organization's strengths and weaknesses; analyzes external conditions and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; and adapts strategy to changing conditions;

  • Proven track record in securing new funding opportunities; and comprehensive knowledge of strategic assessment, and the ability to distinguish and identify funding opportunities for large, urban school systems;

  • Knowledge of federal, state, and foundation grant-making trends, funding requirements, and grant development criteria;

  • Ability to analyze and make recommendations regarding grant proposals and report development process; and considerable knowledge of the grant proposal development;

  • Demonstration of exceptional written and oral communication skills; excellent interpersonal, and group communication skill; as well as strong collaboration skills;

  • Must be able to display willingness to make decisions; exhibit sound and accurate judgment; support and explain rationale for decisions; include appropriate people in decision-making process; and make timely decisions;

  • Considerable independent judgment and action, outstanding skills in critical analysis and evaluation;

  • Comprehensive knowledge of research and data analysis competencies are required; and possess the ability to accurately analyze and determine implications of data;

  • Ability to plan and coordinate the work of a variety of personnel to complete group projects; and

  • Ability to develop a quality work product within tight time constraints.


Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree preferred from an accredited college or university in education, business/public administration; communications or a related field.

A minimum of four (4) years of successful experience in strategic planning and grant program design for systemic programs and initiatives; including experience in writing and developing effective competitive proposals.


None required.


No direct supervisory responsibilities. May collaborate with contributing staff within the division.


The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, talk, hear, walk, sit, and use fingers, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, the ability to adjust focus, and depth perception. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 25 lbs.


The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.



Additional Details

Direct Deposit is expected as a condition of new hire employment.

As a condition of employment, all applicants for employment must be qualified to work in the United States without sponsorship by PGCPS. If you are not work-authorized and would require PGCPS to sponsor you for a work visa you will not be considered for employment.

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