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  • 503253
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Dec 7 2021 at 23:55 MST


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!

Director of Title III Funding

Unique Populations Section

Job Location:

Address:  Phoenix

Posting Details:

Salary: $70,000 - $75,000 

Grade: 22

Closing Date: 12/7/21

Job Summary:

• Oversee Title III and English Learner (EL) Funding, including Structured English Immersion (SEI) Budget, and Emergency Immigrant Grant to ensure compliance with state and federal law
• 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.
• Local, in-state, and out-of-state travel may be required for this position

Job Duties:

• Develop, implement, and manage processes and systems to ensure the efficient and effective allocation of Title III, SEI, and Emergency Immigrant Grant funds to Local Education Agencies (LEAs), and Charter Schools
• Direct staff and oversee all aspects of federal, fiscal and state law as applicable to the review, approval and monitoring of fiscal applications, reports, monitoring, and data collection
• Provide support with implementing the monitoring process as outlined in Arizona State Statutes and Federal guidelines regarding the identification and education of ELs
• Coordinate technical assistance, office hours, webinars, and presentations at conferences

• Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in Business/Public Administration, Accounting, Finance, or a related field and/or equivalent leadership and accounting, finance, and fiscal grant management experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Please note: For those selected for interviews, skills assessments may be administered as part of the interview process.
• Title III funding and/or fiscal management
• Federal/state regulations regarding grant compliance
• Fiscal oversight of Title III monitoring, and implementation
• Title III Federal guidelines for ELs
• Computer software programs used for grant processing and reporting, such as Grants Management Enterprise (GME) or an applicable program
• Federal/state reporting structure
• Position requires supervisory experience
• Experience with managing Federal and State educational grants, preferably Title III
• Experience leading large projects and teams
• Extensive Experience with grants, mainly Title III and Fiscal Oversight
• Effective oral and written communications
• Interpret and apply federal, state, grants and other laws, rules and regulations pertinent to the fiscal aspects of Title III
• Unit program/project workload prioritization, organization practices, and work flow to increase productivity
• Work management and leadership
• Develop and facilitate professional development for adult learners
• Competency using Outlook, Word, and Excel in the performance of day-to-day activities
• Analysis for budgeting, compliance, monitoring, needs assessment, and program evaluation
• Supervise staff in the development and implementation of unit goals
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships to manage and lead a team
• Work independently and/or collaboratively in large or small groups as necessary
• Communicate clearly and concisely to audiences with differing levels of knowledge and expertise when conveying ideas, suggestions, and proposals
• Multi-task, to meet urgent/critical deadlines
• Professionally represent the agency when working with internal and external partners/stakeholders
• Work collaboratively with leaders across the Unique Populations Unit to meet the vision and mission of the unit

Selective Preference(s):


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.