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  • 508333
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Sep 28 2022 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!



Job Location:

Address:  Phoenix

Posting Details:

Salary: $66,000 - $71,000 

Grade: 21

Closing Date: 09/28/2022

Job Summary:

• This position serves as a Program Specialist for Educator and School Excellence. The employee will engage compliance, programmatic monitoring, and professional development activities under the ESEA Consolidated application (Title I-A, Title I-D Subpart 2, Title II-A, and Title IV-A) for equitable access for Arizona students. The employee will have a focus on developing and leading the Family and Community Engagement – FACE Team, The FACE team will provide technical support regarding family and community engagement as well as professional development opportunities to the field.
• In-state and out-of-state travel is required for this position.

Job Duties:

• Provide differentiated technical assistance, service, professional learning, and support, through face to face and virtual methods in collaboration with other ADE program areas and external partners, to assist LEAs with the completion of required Comprehensive Needs Assessments (CNA), development of local Integrated Actions Plans (IAP), and completion of fiscal grant applications for Title I-A and Title II-A
• Engage in performance management and collaborative monitoring activities to ensure grantees are accessing and expending Title I and Title II grant resources in accordance with all applicable requirements and are leveraging resources effectively and efficiently to meet local needs and improve local capacities to support student learning outcomes
• Review and approve IAPs and fiscal grant applications to ensure that grant funds are appropriately budgeted and expended in accordance with all applicable program requirements, and that all expenditures are aligned to local IAPs and assist in preparing and completing of administrative and monitoring reports
• Develop and provide professional learning opportunities to internal and external partners through face to face and virtual methods in collaboration with unit personnel, other ADE program areas, and/or external partners. Professional learning includes, but is not limited to opportunities related to the six principles of the Integrated Action Plan (Effective Leadership, Effective Teachers and Instruction, Effective Organization of Time, Effective Curriculum, Conditions, Climate, and Culture, and Family and Community Engagement)
• Develop and provide professional learning opportunities to internal and external partners through face to face and virtual methods in collaboration with unit personnel, other ADE Program Areas, and/or external partners. Professional learning opportunities will be led by this employee with the Family and Community Engagement – FACE Team
• Engage in a high degree of collaboration with ADE program areas to help coordinate their activities with those of Title I, Title II, and other applicable state plans and initiatives as well as participate in agency divisional, unit, and team meetings and working groups

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

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

• Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), particularly relating to Title I, Part A, Title II, Part A, and Arizona Revised Statutes and State Board of Education rules governing public education
• Methods and instructional strategies that strengthen the academic program of a school and LEA, and help provide an accelerated and enriched curriculum and a well-rounded education
• Meeting the needs of children who are failing or are at risk-of failing
• Implementation of a well-rounded program of Instruction, conditions for learning and systems of support to meet the academic needs of all students
• Standards and practices for professional learning
• Program evaluation techniques
• Needs of special student populations (to include low-income students; low-achieving students; English Language Learners; children with disabilities; children and youth in foster care; migrant students; homeless children and youth; neglected, delinquent and at-risk students; immigrant children and youth; American Indian students and gifted/advanced learners)
• Uniform System of Financial Records (USFR), Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR), and Uniform Grant Guidance (UGG)
• A Bachelor’s degree in Education, Public Administration, or related field is required

• Applying systems thinking
• Applying problem solving techniques, to include root-cause analysis
• Providing differentiated technical assistance and support
• Planning development, implementation, and evaluation
• Providing professional learning using a variety of delivery methods
• Budgeting and resource allocation
• Working and collaborating with teams

• Communicate effectively with educators and the public
• Guide and support LEAs and schools in designing, implementing, and evaluating effective Title I and Title II programs
• Absorb highly technical, specialized knowledge related to Title I and Title II programs and other federal, state, and local programs and initiatives

Selective Preference(s):

Preference will be given to those applicants with experience with:
• PK-12 education–preferably with Title I and/or Title II programs
• Delivering technical assistance and professional learning in the design, implementation, and evaluation
• Managing federal or state grants, to include fiscal and programmatic management and reporting

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.