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  • 503283
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Dec 10 2021 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!

Educational Equity Professional Learning Specialist

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusions (EDI) Unit

Job Location:

Phoenix Location

Posting Details:

Salary: $60,000 - $68,000 

Grade: 21

Closing Date: 12/10/21

Job Summary:

• This position will support the director in meeting the unit’s goals and benchmarks and create and provide resources, guidance, and professional learning in the area of equity
• In-state and out-of-state travel is required for this position.

Job Duties:

• Review data to determine equity gaps impacting students who are most marginalized and underserved, resource development needs, and professional learning for internal and external stakeholders
• Determine, develop, and facilitate professional learning across for the office of EDI
• Assist the Educational Equity Director in conveying the EDI mission and vision to internal and external partners
• Assist the Educational Equity Director in meeting the benchmarks and goals set for the EDI Division
• Support strategic partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to meet short and long-term goals focused on equity, diversity, and inclusion
• Work collaboratively with EDI staff, including Unique Populations and Office of Indian Education focused on educational equitable outcomes for all students
• Support external partners and Local Education Agencies (LEAs) with technical assistance, resources, and professional learning focused on equity education

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Please note: For those selected for interviews, skills assessments may be administered as part of the interview process.
• Arizona’s Academic Standards and EL Standards
• Equity focused policies, laws, and regulations for diverse student populations
• Plan for and implementing instructional programs and requirements for diverse student populations
• Teaching or administering programs for diverse learners
• Equity issues in education
• Effective best practices and research of equity in education
• Data disaggregation and decision making
Applicants must have:
• Teaching Certificate and/or Administrator Certificate
• Taught or worked with Diverse Populations
• Supported the administration of an Equity focused program/project
• Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field
• Support implementation of large-scale initiatives focused on diverse learner programs
• Professional communication skills, both verbal and written
• Excellent presentation skills, including presenting to large groups in a variety of delivery methods including in-person, virtual and hybrid
• Skilled at disaggregating multiple forms of data to drive decisions and implementation of instructional programs focused on diverse learners
• Technical and report writing
• Intermediate to advanced skill in using Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
• Analyze data and propose goals, objectives, and strategies to problem solve
• Communicate clearly and concisely with LEAs, external stakeholders, and agency program staff when conveying ideas, recommendations, and proposals focused on equity, diversity, and inclusion
• Develop, deliver, and facilitate effective professional learning
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
• Work independently and/or collaboratively in large or small groups as needed

Selective Preference(s):

• Preference will be given to those applicants with a Master’s degree in a field relevant to Diversity and Equity in Education, Social Justice, Curriculum and Instruction or Educational Policy.

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.