Job Description

This position is funded through the ESSER grant. The position will end when grant funding expires. The grant is expected to last for 3 years.

Under general supervision plans, coordinates, and delivers direct educational support to students through translation services, both orally and written, in order to increase student academic and social achievement. Specialist work in the capacity of a mentor and may provide academic tutoring, social integration support, and act as an advocate between the District and the student. This position may also require informational translation between parents and school personnel as needed. Specialist may serve in certain circumstances as the liaison between Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) and the corresponding language community.

This position is contingent upon school enrollment and specific language needs, which may vary each school year. Language Support Student Specialist will generally serve specific language communities which may be underrepresented in the District.

Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Services, Counseling, or a related field.
And four (4) years experience in providing direct services and program oversight for a program or project involving school age children.
Associate’s (or higher) degree OR 60 Semester-Hour credits from an accredited institution
AZ Dept. of Education-approved Academic Assessment Test
And six (6) years of progressive experience in providing direct services and program oversight for a program or project involving school age children.

Plus ALL of the following:
Arizona IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card
Verbal & written communication skills in English and a demonstrated ability to read and comprehend written/graphic and oral instructions.
Verbal & Written communication skills in requested language and demonstrated ability to read and comprehend written/graphic and oral communications in specified language.

Language Proficiency in requested language may be demonstrated by any one of the following:
1-year verified work experience in translation; preferably experience working with youth or adults in educational interpreting and/or tutoring
Nationally recognized Language Certification as approved by the District
Any equivalent combination of experience, training or education that would allow employees to fulfill the essential functions of their job in the specified requested language
Reliable mode of personal transportation

Availability to work flexible hours as needed, to include evenings and/or weekends

Proof of immunity to rubeola (measles) and rubella (German measles), or proof of MMR immunization.
Must hold a current Driver’s license and personal vehicle insurance coverage greater than or equal to the state required minimum for car insurance as described under Governing Board Policy: EEB-R-1 Business and Personnel Transportation Services - Transportation by Employees.
Reliable mode of personal transportation with evidence of auto insurance policy. Coverage must be valid throughout term of employment.


Effective: 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR
Location: Pan Asian Student Services Department - Pima & Dodge Area
Classification: White Collar

FTE: 1.0 – 8 hours per day
Work Calendar: 10.5 month

3 positions available, preferred languages:

  • (1) Dari, Pashto, Farsi
  • (1) Swahili, Kinyarwanda, French
  • (1) Somali, Arabic

Positions less than 30 hours per week are not eligible for district benefits.

Internal candidates will transfer at a rate commensurate with their bargaining unit language. For more information on salary schedule, please reference the Employee Agreements Webpage.

To view the full job description, please visit our website.

Tucson Unified School District is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination based on disability, race, color, religion/religious beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or national origin.

Job Contact Information
Name Georgina Neufeld
Title Administrative Assistant
Phone (520) 232-8614
Applications will be accepted beginning
Friday, October 29, 2021 12:00 AM
(Pacific Standard Time)

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