Associate Director – Specialist, Education Foundation BCPS

Specialist, Education Foundation JobID: 2700


Date Posted: 6/12/2017

Location: JEFFERSON BUILDING (099901)

Closing Date: 06/19/2017

CLASS TITLE:     Specialist, Education Foundation

REPORTS TO:     Executive Director, The Education Foundation of BCPS, Inc.

DEFINITION:     Provides leadership and coordination to oversee the internal operations and management of the foundation headquarters.  Works collaboratively with the Executive Director to manage a variety of initiatives and projects.  Provides for staff a strong day-to-day leadership presence and to bridge school system and business community relationships. Performs other related duties as directed.


  • Coordinates the internal and daily operations of the foundation while working collaboratively with the Executive Director and other administrative support staff to include the annual operations plan and budget.
  • Leads the performance management process that measures and evaluates progress against goals for the organization.
  • Works with and provides support to the board of directors which includes presentations to the board at bi-monthly meetings and serving on several board committees.
  • Continues foundation development with consideration for budgeting, local fund raising and sales infrastructures.  Generates and manages sufficient cash flow practices to cover the cost of growth.  Develop, implement, and track systems for reporting, measurement and supporting revenue generation.
  • Leads administrative aspects of development to include proposal preparation and grant writing.
  • Identify industry and geographic growth opportunities and priorities while communicating the brand message internally and externally.
  • Facilitates the process of renewing programmatic partner contracts and develops tools and resources to reduce overhead cost of recurring functions, events, and programs.  Works to increase key impact measurements of programs
  • Plans and coordinates events and assists with tracking and scheduling.
  • Assists with training and management of interns and volunteers.
  • Manage social media services with current and up to date postings relevant to the foundations public presence.
  • Produces and implements a performance metric throughout the organization that measures activities and their impact.
  • Develops a relationship management system that provides the organization with efficient access to stakeholders and information which enables strategic communications.
  • Analyzes the current technology infrastructure and recommends upgrades of information technology and financial systems that support the growth of programs.
  • Performs other duties and related work as assigned.


Education, Training and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited college with a bachelor’s degree in business, public relations, marketing, communications, or a related field; plus five years of professional and/or management experience in non-profit.  Experience with fund development, marketing, and public relations preferred.

Other combination of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform effectively in the position, may be considered. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to cultivate the values of the foundation within the organization.
  • Ability to manage in a nonprofit organization while working with a Board of Directors and staff.
  • Ability to successfully engage stakeholders, including funders, business partners, policy makers, media, and communities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to maintain confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to build and foster new relationships.
  • Ability to work with business, community, and public entities.
  • Strong organizational, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of public education or school district organization.
  • Skill in website management, development and maintenance.
  • Skill with MS Office Suite applications and Prezi.
  • Knowledge of PayPal management


The work of this position is generally sedentary with occasional walking, standing, and other limited physical activities.


Employees may be required to work beyond their normally scheduled hours with little or no advanced notice.  Employees in this class will be required to work some evenings and weekends.

SALARY:  Grade 07 on the BCPS OPE 12 Month payscale $70,897 – $109,605.

FLSA STATUS:       Exempt

Position is eligible for membership in the Baltimore County Employees’ Retirement System.

This document describes the duties and responsibilities of a position.  It shall not be held to exclude duties not referenced nor limit the right of management to assign work to employees.

Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required


The Board of Education of Baltimore County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in matters affecting employment or in providing access to educational programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the Board’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to:  EEO Officer, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Baltimore County Public Schools, 6901 Charles Street, Building B, Towson, Maryland 21204 (443-809-8937).  There is a compliance officer responsible for identifying, preventing, and remedying prohibited harassment concerning students.  Complaints of harassment should be directed to the executive director, Department of School Safety and Security, 9610 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 219, Baltimore, Maryland 21220 (443-809-4360).

Application Instructions
Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below.
Applicants are required to have a completed application on file for employment with the Baltimore County Public Schools, and a separate completed application must be submitted for each position and location in which you are interested.
Professional references must be submitted to complete your application. Examples of professional references include current and former principals, supervisors, managers, mentor teachers and university/college supervisors. Personal references from colleagues, friends, community members, etc will not be accepted.
Be sure to account for all periods of employment and unemployment, including student teaching and internship experience, and include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers.
Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer “yes” to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation. A criminal offense does not necessarily exclude an applicant from employment with BCPS. Factors such as passage of time since the offense, the nature of the violation, and the extent of rehabilitation will be taken into consideration.

Pre-Employment Requirements:
All persons employed by the Baltimore County Public Schools, regular and temporary, are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background investigation (State of Maryland, Senate Bill 315, effective October 1, 1986) completed. The fee charged for fingerprinting is $67.75 An identification card will be issued which must be shown prior to employment.
Anyone offered employment is required to provide proper identification and documentation of eligibility for employment in the US.
If you have military experience you will be asked to provide a copy of DD214.
Official transcripts for all higher education must be received prior to contract signing.
Some positions will require employees to undergo a physical examination and/or drug testing.
All newly hired personnel must attend a Badges and Benefits session.
Additional job verification will be required for salary credit.

Contact Information

Michael Hodge
Supervisor, HR Staffing
6901 Charles Street, E Building
Towson, Maryland 21204
Phone: 443-809-7872
Fax: 410-887-7876