Migrant Education Specialist

State of Indiana - Indianapolis, IN3.5

Full-timeEstimated: $34,000 - $49,000 a year
Work for Indiana

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About the Indiana Department of Education

We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of innovative support to Indiana's schools, teachers, students, and parents. We are proactively working with educators, policy makers, business leaders, and community-based organizations to achieve our mission of "Working Together for Student Success."


This position starts at $55,000 but may be commensurate with education and job experience.

About the Job

The Title I, Part C, Migrant Education Program (MEP) is designed to provide supplemental instructional and support services to eligible students who, because of high mobility and educational disruptions, perform below grade level academically. It is the responsibility of this Migrant Education Specialist to coordinate grantees to pursue the overall success of the Migrant Education Program in Indiana. Responsibilities are performed according to the policies of the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) and within the federal guidelines of the Title I, Part C, Migrant Education Program.

A Day in the Life

  • Provides technical assistance to Migrant Regional Centers and local education agencies in order to help carry out the Title I, Part C, MEP grant
  • Conducts site visits of programs to ensure they are carried out with fidelity, providing support for grantees as they serve preschool students, school-age children, and secondary and out-of-school youth
  • Works with state ID&R Coordinator to support activities of Identification and Recruitment Specialists
  • Creates and maintains framework of responsibilities and work processes for recruiters
  • Ensures that data are correctly collected, analyzed, and reported in Indiana's migrant student database
  • Monitors and establishes quality controls to ensure compliance with both state and federal requirements
  • Prepares reports for Indiana's annual Consolidated State Performance Report (CSPR)
  • Leverages migrant data data to continually evaluate and improve Indiana's Migrant Education Program, ensuring that all eligible migrant students are certified and served
  • Coordinates the state parent advisory council (PAC) with a focus on building parent capacity and engagement
What We're Looking For
Bachelor’s degree required
Minimum of three years of related program experience in the field of education, social service, or data quality/record keeping
What You'll Need For Success
Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations related to Migrant Education
Ability to communication fluently, orally and in writing, in English and Spanish
Possess excellent organization and record keeping skills
Ability to organize and complete tasks accurately and on time, while working independently
Self-starter with unrelenting tenacity to successfully meet program goals
Ability to travel locally, and regionally as responsibilities demand
Ability to analyze data, and gather and compile statistical data for a variety of reports
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
Knowledge of office procedures

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
Group life insurance
Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
New Parent Leave

Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer