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  • 509204
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Jul 12 2022 at 23:55 MST

Arizona Department of Education

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!

Education Specialist for 21st CCLC

21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) Section

Job Location:

Tucson Location

Posting Details:

Salary: $60,000 - $65,000 

Grade: 21

Closing Date:  07/12/22

Job Summary:

• This position provides Arizona grantees of the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant with technical assistance information, training, and support that will lead to increased student academic achievement
• Provide educational experience and knowledge in academic and instructional support aligned with best practices especially as it relates to after school instruction and grant implementation and management to the field
• In-state and out-of-state travel is required for this position.

Job Duties:

• Monitor school efforts by conducting site visits to 21st CCLC grantees
• Collaborate with other ADE Divisions and Sections involved in providing technical assistance with common school sites and the site effort to improve achievement for students
• Provide technical assistance directly to grantees
• Assist with technical assistance training for new and ongoing grantees and applicants
• Work with the Grant Application Build Process and allocate funds to new grantees, should federal funding allow new grantees
• Use the Grant Management Enterprise System (GME), approve or reject revisions & continuing applications, and other GME related activities for assigned grantees

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Please note: For those selected for interviews, skills assessments may be administered as part of the interview process.
• Federal and state regulations regarding the administration of federal grants, such as the Uniform System of Financial Records (USFR), Educational Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), Federal Office of Management and Budget Circulars, and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
• Federal laws and state statutes governing public education as they relate to Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
• Standards for professional development
• Knowledge of best practices in after school programs
• Administering federal grants
• Grant Management
• Applicants must have taught or administered a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant or other after school program that is federally funded.
• A bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Work, or related field is required.
• Expertise in budgeting and resource allocation
• Problem solving skills exhibited by delivery of technical assistance
• Public speaking and large group instruction
• Effective writing and oral communication skills
• Administrative and management techniques
• Basic to intermediate skill in using Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.
• Competence in research methods and data analysis
• Effective public speaking and training
• Work effectively with diverse grantees, co-workers, and staff
• Work independently on assigned tasks

Selective Preference(s):

• Preference will be given to those applicants with master’s degree in Education, Social Work, Recreation, or a related field.

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.