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  • 510571
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Aug 21 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!

Migrant Education Program Director

Unique Populations Section

Job Location:

Address:  Phoenix

Posting Details:

Salary: $77,000 - $82,500 

Grade: 22

Closing Date: 8/21/22

Job Summary:

• Responsible for ensuring compliance with all federal and state requirements, as detailed in federal and state laws, regulations, and the State Delivery Plan (SDP).
• Support the development of data-driven, research-based strategies and projects to improve the educational outcomes of all migratory children and youth, including Priority for Service (PFS) students and Out-of-School-Youth (OSY) throughout the State.
• Continuously collect, disaggregate, and analyze data to increase the effectiveness of the Migrant Education Program (MEP) by diversifying and strengthening the support provided to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to identify, recruit, and service eligible migratory children and youth.
• Local, in-state, and out-of-state travel may be required for this position.
• 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.

Job Duties:

• Manage oversight of coordination to meet the federal and state requirements to ensure state and federal laws and regulations are met. Helping to ensure that Arizona is in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.
• Lead the development of strategies, evidence-based practices, and projects to improve the outcomes of PFS students to improve overall program effectiveness.
• Support identification and recruitment of migrant students and develop and implement the State Identification and Recruitment Plan.
• Serve as the Director approval of Migrant Basic and Migrant Consortia (Title 1-C) grant applications.
• Support the Comprehensive Needs Assessment process and implementation of the SDP.
• Support the development of needed training for state migrant educators, leaders, and support staff.
• Other duties as assigned as related to the position.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Please note: For those selected for interviews, skills assessments may be administered as part of the interview process.
• Extensive knowledge of Federal and State laws and regulations required for the MEP
• Extensive knowledge of research-based instructional strategies, programs, and requirements for diverse student populations
• Extensive knowledge of English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards and Arizona Academic Standards
• Extensive knowledge of migratory children and youth
• Extensive knowledge of parent engagement practices
• Extensive knowledge of data collection, disaggregation, and analysis to drive decisions
• Extensive knowledge of federal funding regulations and requirements for Title I-C
• Extensive knowledge of Federal and state regulations regarding the administration of federal grants (i.e. USFR, EDGAR, and CFR)
• Applicants must have taught or administered a EL/Diverse Populations program or a related field
• Position requires supervisory experience
• A Masters degree in higher education or a related field (or equivalent working experience) is required.
• Excellent professional and technical communication skills, both verbal and written
• Computer skills and competencies using Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in the performance of day-to-day activities
• Excellent analytical skills for compliance monitoring, needs assessments, and program evaluations
• Excellent team-building skills
• Supervisory/leadership skills
• Excellent presentation skills, including presenting to large groups
• Skilled at collecting, disaggregating, and analyzing multiple forms of data to drive decisions
• Experience using on-line platforms (i.e., Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meets)
• Develop and facilitate effective and engaging professional development
• Analyze data and propose goals, objectives, and strategies for continuous programmatic improvement
• Communicate clearly and concisely with LEAs, members of the public, and governmental agencies when conveying ideas, recommendations, and proposals
• Effectively manage and lead a team
• 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:
• Teaching Certificate and Administrator Certificate
• Bilingual

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.