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WestEd Position Announcement

Benefits Highlights

  • All health benefits effective first of the month following date of hire
  • 15% contribution toward retirement effective day one of employment
  • 15 vacation days, which will increase to 20 days per year beginning the 4th year of employment
  • 12 holidays
  • 12 days sick leave per year
Position Title: Migrant Education Training and Technical Assistance Specialist
Reports to:Project Manager
Program: Comprehensive School Assistance Program
Salary: Level F - $68,400 - $85,500
Location: Sacramento, CA
Time Base:100%
Position No: 5112

WestEd — a nonpartisan, nonprofit research, development, and service agency — works with education and other communities throughout the United States and abroad to promote excellence, achieve equity, and improve learning for children, youth, and adults. WestEd has more than a dozen offices nationwide, from Massachusetts, Vermont, and Georgia, to Illinois, Arizona, and California, with headquarters in San Francisco.

The Comprehensive School Assistance Program (CSAP) at WestEd works to transform educational systems in partnership with state and local educators, families, and communities to strengthen teaching and learning and ensure equity so all students thrive. CSAP’s work covers a broad range of projects including providing planning and professional learning support to state and local educational agencies, including extensive support in the area of migrant education. WestEd’s work, while varied, is focused on impacting outcomes for students through the development and cultivation of educational systems and cultures that result in learning for all students.

Position Description

This position is part of WestEd’s Migrant Student Information Network (MSIN) Project team. The MSIN assists the California Department of Education Migrant Education Office (CDE MEO) with collecting, managing, and reporting student data statewide and produces an unduplicated count of migrant education eligible students in California. WestEd’s MSIN Project assists the CDE MEO to provide tools, technical assistance, and training to ensure that the regional Migrant Education Program (MEP) subgrantees collect, record, enter, maintain, upload, and update information needed to produce the count as required by the U.S. Department of Education.

This position will provide training and technical assistance to local education agencies tasked with Identification and Recruitment (I&R), data collection and management, and program design. This position will also provide training to subgrantees to support I&R and data collection and management.


• Collaborate with MSIN and CDE colleagues to develop, plan, and deliver training to regional Migrant Education Program (MEP) subgrantees to build awareness and capacity of I&R requirements, including Certificate of Eligibility (COE) completion and data requirements, MSIN and Migrant Student Information Exchange (MSIX) system use and requirements, and MEP laws and regulations.
• Provide guidance and support as a MEP content lead and technical assistance expert to state and local education agencies that leads to the creation of policies and implementation of practices that elevate program compliance and quality. Examples of content area expertise include I&R requirements, MEP re-interview, MSIN and MSIX system use, and MEP laws and regulations.
• Support the development and use of the WestEd managed MSIN 6.0 system by local education agency users. This includes preparing documentation of current processes for collecting, managing, and using data related to MEP service delivery, identifying potential process improvements and working collaboratively with developers to translate ideas into system functionality, and addressing user questions and inquiries.
• Address technical assistance questions from CDE MEO staff, participate in CDE planning and team meetings, and maintain close and timely communication with MSIN team members to facilitate the completion of project deliverables.
• Assist with development of proposals, presentations, and other activities to support the expansion of WestEd’s migrant education related services.


• Bachelor’s degree in education, information management, or related field; Master’s degree preferred
• At least five years of experience working in a position involving Migrant Education Program support
• Expert level knowledge of Migrant Education Program rules and regulations.
• Experience leading and/or coordinating regional or district level Migrant Education Program support including I&R, subgrantee regional application, evaluation, and data reporting
• Experience developing and leading professional learning, including providing staff development and coaching support
• Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and writing skills, including the ability to produce and present complex materials clearly and effectively to educators, policymakers, and other stakeholders
• Strong analytical and data management skills
• Excellent collaborative skills, including the ability to problem-solve and move stakeholders to consensus on complex educational policy and practice issues
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team player on technically and politically complex projects with multiple stakeholders
• Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred
• An abiding commitment to equity, excellence, and having an impact on the lives of children

Application Process

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Human Resources
730 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

WestEd is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veterans’ status or other status protected by applicable law.