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  • 506910
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Jun 2 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!

MEP State Data Specialist

Migrant Unit

Job Location:

Address:  Phoenix

Posting Details:

Salary: $60,000 - $65,000 

Grade: 21

Closing Date: 6/2/22

Job Summary:

• Responsible for the overall management of all state Migrant Education Program (MEP) data, including but not limited to, the approval of all Certificates of Eligibility, management of MEP student data, CSPR reporting, MSIX data transfers and data integrity.
• Local, in-state, and out-of-state travel may be required

Job Duties:

• Verify and validate all Certificates of Eligibility (COE) for accurate information in accordance with Federal Regulations and assist in the implementation of the Federal Migrant Student Information Exchange (MSIX) program
• Disaggregate data and produce reports regarding the MEP and assist in the completion of the Consolidated State Performance Report
• Work closely with the vendor for the collection and verification of MEP data
• On-going support to State Director and Identification & Recruitment Coordinator regarding Migrant student data
• Provide State Director reports to determine annual allocations
• Work closely with MEP Director and ID&R Coordinator to ensure accurate and efficient data reporting
• Participate in activities related to the mandatory re-interview process as mandated by Federal Law by providing information to re-interview teams
• Monitor and review of the State MEP sites for accurate data on all Migrant student data, the MEP Site’s collection, and reporting procedures
• Maintain contact with Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to ensure accurate and efficient data reporting
• Develop and deliver training to stakeholders on MEP data policies and procedures, data reporting, and data consolidation. This includes monthly webinars, state and national conferences, ADE conferences, on-site/virtual technical assistance, and phone/email communication
• Maintain the ADE Migrant website
• Provide monthly communication on the Unique Populations newsletter and the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Blog
• Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Please note: For those selected for interviews, skills assessments may be administered as part of the interview process.
• Experience managing a program or student database
• Instructional and support needs of migrant students
• Federal regulations regarding the Migrant Education Program
• Effective program and meeting facilitation
• Software conducive to developing presentations
• A Bachelor’s degree in Education (or equivalent working experience) in a related field is required
• Work management and work prioritization
• Analysis, review, and evaluation
• Apply critical thinking, in determining program efficacy
• Oral and written communication techniques
• Interpersonal relationships
• Multi-tasking/managing numerous projects while executing project detail
• Understanding and using data
• Teaching/providing professional development to educators
• Proficient in using Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Interpret and summarize complex written and oral information
• Exercise initiative and make independent decisions
• Work under stringent deadlines
• Organize, prioritize, and perform multiple tasks
• Gather, manipulate, interpret, and present statistical data
• Independently perform detailed work of a difficult nature with a high degree of accuracy
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of assignments
• Make presentations to small and large audiences
• Effectively communicate orally and in writing at all levels

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.