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  • 513451
  • Full-time

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!

State Homeless Education Program ARP Grants Specialist

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Division

Job Location:

Phoenix Location
Hybrid schedule (combination of telework and in-office) may be available for some job roles  

Posting Details:

Salary: $66,000 - $71,000 

Grade: 21

Closing Date: Open until filled

Job Summary:

• The State American Rescue Plan - Homeless Children and Youth (ARP-HCY) Grants Specialist is a granted funded position through September 30, 2024, and is responsible for managing the review and approval of the American Rescue Plan – Homeless Children and Youth I and II (ARP-HCY I and II) grants.
• In-state and out-of-state travel is required for this position.

Job Duties:

• Oversee, review, and approve ARP-HCY I and II grant applications, revisions, and completion report for federal funding
• Oversee, and provide ongoing data-driven technical assistance and professional learning to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to increase effectiveness of local Homeless Education Program (HEPs) funded by ARP-HCY I and ARP-HCY II
• Oversee, review, and approve all desktop monitoring documents related to Cycle monitoring in the EMAC system by monitoring local HEPs funded by ARP-HCY I and ARP-HCY II for fiscal and program compliance, and providing formal feedback and recommendations
• Oversee, review, and update HEP policies and procedures related to ARP-HCY I and ARP-HCY II grants, assist with the grants planning process to include reviewing, editing, and submitting the grant application

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Please note: For those selected for interviews, skills assessments may be administered as part of the interview process.
• Funding and fiscal management
• Fiscal oversight of a state or federal program, monitoring and implementation
• Federal/state reporting structure
• Computer software programs used for grant processing and reporting
• Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in Education or equivalent experience in a related field and experience with state and federal grants.
• Effective oral and written communications
• Interpreting and applying federal, state, guidance and other laws, rules and regulations pertinent to the fiscal aspects of EHCY and ARP-HCY, and/or federal programs
• Program/project workload prioritization, organization practices, and workflow efficiency to increase productivity
• Analysis for budgeting, compliance, monitoring, needs assessment, and program evaluation
• Intermediate to advanced skill in using Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.
• Developing and facilitating professional development for adult learners
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships
• Work independently and/or collaboratively in large or small groups as necessary
• Communicate clearly and concisely with audiences with differing levels of knowledge and expertise when conveying ideas, suggestions, and proposals
• Multi-task to meet urgent/critical deadlines
• Professionally represent the agency when working with internal and external partners/stakeholders

Selective Preference(s):

• Preference will be given to those applicants with knowledge of Homeless Education Programs and EHCY and ARP-HCY federal guidelines.

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.