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  • 509159
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Jul 5 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!

P-3 Literacy Coach Coordinator Lead

Academic Standards Section

Job Location:

Phoenix Location

Posting Details:

Salary: $65,000 - $71,000 

Grade: 21

Closing Date:  07/05/22

Job Summary:

• The PreK-3 Literacy Coach Coordinator Lead will help to oversee and coordinate Arizona’s P-3 Literacy Coach initiative.
• The position is responsible for leading the full implementation and deployment of the literacy coach initiative in Arizona
• Will oversee the hiring, training, and support of coaches who will work with school districts to support and train teachers in effective literacy practices based in the science of reading
• Responsible for building relationships with leadership of participating districts, monitoring progress of coaches, providing real time and planned support for coaches and monitoring all fiscal and reporting responsibilities
• In-state and out-of-state travel is required for this position.

Job Duties:

• Assist coaches in training in the implementation and effective delivery of scientifically based reading instruction
• Provide ongoing professional development and coaching support for a cohesive, sustained, intensive, and classroom focused approach that is rigorous, engaging, and relevant for students
• Provide a non-threatening, open, professional, and collaborative work relationship with district-level school personnel, school-based literacy coaches, principals, and teachers
• Use data to effectively identify the needs of assigned schools to prioritize, schedule, organize, and provide technical assistance that builds educator capacity to provide effective literacy instruction so that students meet age and grade level literacy expectations by the end of 3rd grade and beyond
• Professional Development (PD): building, revising, scheduling, delivering, and overseeing multi-format PD related to all aspects of PreK-3
• Guidance and Technical Assistance: building, maintaining, and disseminating guidance documents and resources, providing technical assistance over the phone, via email, virtually, and in person related to all aspects of PreK-3 literacy
• Record Maintenance and Reporting: Monitor and train all PreK-3 literacy coaches, maintain records for PD, and other relevant data, build and share reports for multiple audiences to multiple audiences
• Monitor budgets and budgeting processes

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Please note: For those selected for interviews, skills assessments may be administered as part of the interview process.
• Evidence-based research in the areas of reading, writing, listening, and speaking, and language
• Science of reading and structured literacy
• Move On When Reading legislation
• Arizona's English Language Arts (ELA) Standards and Language and Literacy (ECE) Standards
• Literacy assessment systems, practices, and types
• Knowledge and experience in literacy instruction, literacy intervention, and development of and/or implementation of instructional literacy resources
• Instructional coaching approaches and strategies for teaching adult learners
• Multi-tiered system of supports model, and data analysis and application
Applicants must have:
• Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field with experience teaching reading with a minimum of 3 years of literacy experience at the State, District, or School Level
• Valid Arizona Teaching Certificate
• Reading Endorsement
• Professional development and technical assistance directly to school and district staff
• High quality interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to and interact with adults exhibiting a range of abilities and dispositions
• Effective written and oral communication skills, including the ability to engage in difficult and candid conversations with a variety of stakeholders
• Leadership/managerial skills
• Strong work ethic, self-directed, and reliable
• Collaboration and facilitation
• Team building
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and other tools
• High degree of professionalism to ensure and protect the confidentiality of educators and students
• Administer and interpret reading assessments and use data to determine professional development needs, and recommend changes to improve school-wide and/or classroom instructional practices
• Belief that a coach can make a difference, despite the nature of the challenges
• Effectively prioritize, schedule, manage, and organize multiple daily tasks to achieve goals
• Rapidly acquire and apply new skills and information
• Provide effective instructional feedback
• Identify problems and develop appropriate solutions
• Work both independently and collaboratively
• Motivating others to achieve
• Persistent despite obstacles
• Orchestrate change
• Valuing lifelong learning
• Desire to grow professionally
• Travel daily

Selective Preference(s):

• Preference will be given to those applicants with a Master’s degree in education 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.