serving Arizona's education community, and actively engaging parents,
ensuring every student has access to an excellent education
State Migrant Director
Migrant Education Unit
Salary Range: $66,000 - $77,000
Closing Date: 3/1/18
Job Code: AUN02822 Grade: 22
Under the elected leadership of Arizona Superintendent of Public Schools Diane Douglas, the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) is committed to ensuring academic excellence for all students. We seek highly qualified professionals who share our passion for enriching students’ lives. For more information about ADE, visit http://www.azed.gov/.
ADE’s comprehensive benefits package includes: health, dental, vision, supplemental and dependent life insurance and short-term disability. Also provided are a deferred compensation plan, sick leave, vacation leave, and ten paid holidays per year. It is mandatory to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System plan (ASRS), which includes long-term disability (after a 27-week waiting period as a state of Arizona employee).
The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) Migrant Education Unit is seeking a State Migrant Director.
BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION:
Oversee the Arizona Migrant Education Program (MEP)
Provide leadership, direction, supervision, and coordination to meet the federal and state requirements and goals/strategies for Education of Migratory Children ensuring that Arizona is in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations
Direct the development of strategies and projects to improve the outcomes of Priority for Service students and Out of School Youth
Provide oversight and direction for the State MEP budget, accounting, grants management, funds allocations, personnel, and staff development
Work to improve overall program effectiveness and strengthen supplementary support to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) with eligible migrant students
Manage all state Identification and Recruitment (ID & R) of migrant students and develop and implement the State Identification and Recruitment Plan in coordination with the state ID & R Coordinator
Oversee the Comprehensive Needs Assessment process in order to evaluate program effectiveness
Develop, implement, and monitor the State Service Delivery Plan
Oversee the allocation and disbursement of federal Title 1-C grant awards and complete fiscal monitoring to ensure compliance with federal regulations
Direct, monitor, and evaluate all local and regional Migrant Education programs to ensure compliance with federal and state requirements and goals
Ensure proper training for state and local Migrant staff
Act as the State administrator for the Migrant Student Information Exchange (MSIX) and ensure proper migrant data is reported to all required entities
Represent the state Migrant Education Program locally and nationally when required
In-state and out-of-state travel is required for this position
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES (KSAs):
Please note: For those selected for interviews, skills assessments may be administered as part of the interview process.
Federal and state laws and regulations regarding Migrant Education
General federal funding regulations and requirements for Title I-C
Federal regulations regarding the Certificate of Eligibility
Procedures for Identification and Recruitment of migrant students
Proficiency with the required documentation for the Migrant Education Program
Different demographics of migrant students including English Learners (ELs) and homeless students
General Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations
Applicants must have taught or administered a K-12 or post-secondary program
Position requires supervisory experience (graduates of ADE’s Aspiring Leaders program may be considered in lieu of supervisory experience)
A Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field is required
Excellent communication; both verbal and written
Analytical skills for budgeting, compliance monitoring, needs assessments, and program evaluations
Effective team development and leadership skills
Effective technical and report writing skills
Excellent presentation skills, including presenting to large groups
Assessment and evaluation
Intermediate skill in using Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Internet Explorer
Work independently and/or collaboratively in large or small groups
Communicate clearly and concisely to audiences with differing levels of knowledge or expertise when conveying ideas, suggestions, and proposals
Manage and lead a team; resolve conflicts
Analyze and resolve routine problems
Develop and deliver effective professional development
Establish and maintain effective working relationships
Understand/comply with deadlines
Process new information rapidly and apply learned knowledge
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.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:
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.