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  • 501720
  • Full-time


The Arizona Department of Education's mission is to advance equity and excellence for all students by serving school leaders, educators and staff, collaborating with communities, and leading with data-driven best practices. Our vision is equity for all students to achieve their full potential!







Job Location:

Phoenix Location

Posting Details:

Salary: $68,000 - $78,000 

Grade: 22

Closing Date: Open until filled

Job Summary:

• Work cooperatively to develop, facilitate, and monitor effective systems, based on data and research, to increase the pool of effective teachers in high need Arizona schools and districts
• Develop, facilitate, implement, and monitor systems and initatives that support educator recruitment and retention including professional learning, leadership academies, and other initaitives such as the job fair and job board and strategic partnerships.
• Work with the IHEs, EPPs, LEAs, and stakeholders to develop effective, sustainable, and scalable systems to positively impact the educator, including teachers and administrators, pipeline, and educator retention
• Collaborate with LEAs and stakeholders to attract and support next-career candidates to teach and obtain effective and appropriate training to acquire professional or classroom-based certification and be learner-ready
• Under the direction of the Deputy Associate Superintendent for Educator Preparation and Certification, supervise Educator Preparation Program Review and Recruitment and Retention staff and provide technical assistance statewide
• Coordinate and collaborate with other Student Achievement and Educator Excellence Directors as well as with other units throughout the agency
• As a supervisor, this position will have duties including, but not limited to oversee and direct daily work activities; conduct regular one-on-one meetings; provide coaching, mentoring and discipline as necessary; administer performance evaluations; manage schedules and leave requests; hire and train staff
• In-state and out-of-state travel is required for this position

Job Duties:


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Please note: For those selected for interviews, skills assessments may be administered as part of the interview process.

• Arizona Revised Statutes
• Title 15
• Arizona State Board of Education Rules and Regulations relative to educator preparation program approval as well as certification of teachers and administrators in Arizona
• Policies and procedures recorded in the AZ State Personnel Manual
• Education/training concepts and techniques
• Concepts and techniques of managing people by objective
• Educator preparation programs and systems
• Position requires supervisory experience (graduates of ADE’s Aspiring Leaders program may be considered in lieu of supervisory experience)
• A master’s degree is required

• Systems analysis
• Interpretive
• Research
• Observation
• Decision making
• Problem-solving
• Time management
• Communication
• Leading
• Consulting/Training
• Teaching adult learners
• Active listening
• Excellent customer service and organizational skills
• Detail oriented
• Excellent written and verbal communication
• Advanced skill in using Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel

• Manage multiple tasks with minimal supervision and respect for confidentiality
• Prioritize tasks and develop workflow so that deadlines are met
• Complete all job responsibilities in a timely manner
• Lead a diverse team
• Manage change and lead continuous improvement to meet the needs of customers and stakeholders
• Draw accurate inferences from quantitative, qualitative, and situational data
• Accurately assess a variety of situations and select the best option for action
• Synthesize diverse data and information
• Exercise initiative and good judgement to make quality decisions within the scope of assigned authority

Selective Preference(s):

Preference will be given to those applicants with:
• Knowledge of Human Talent Management procedures
• Education law and an understanding of the Arizona K-12 and post-secondary systems
• Demonstrate teaching and or administrative experience at the K-12 and/or higher education level(s) and possess a valid AZ teaching or administrative certificate

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Position requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.).
• Offers are contingent upon successful completion of all background and reference checks, required documents and, if applicable, a post-offer medical/physical evaluation.


ADE’s comprehensive benefits package includes:

• Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans
• Tuition reimbursement program available for education/professional development advancement
• Hybrid schedule (combination of telework and in-office) may be available for some job roles
• Top ranked retirement and long-term disability plans
• Deferred compensation plan
• Accrued sick leave and vacation leave
• Ten paid holidays per year
• Wellness plans

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


You will be required to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) upon your 27th week of employment, subject to waiting period. On or shortly after, your first day of employment you will be provided with enrollment instructions and effective date.

Contact Us:

The Arizona Department of Education is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. During all phases of the selection process, people with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the ADE Human Resources office at (602) 542-3186 or via e-mail at HumanResourcesGroup@azed.gov.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.