Employment Opportunities

The Northwest Arkansas Education Services Cooperative is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Interested parties should send a resume to ccudney@starfishnw.org or msanders@starfishnw.org. The Northwest Arkansas Education Service Cooperative is an equal opportunity employer.

Northwest Education Service Cooperative is seeking applications for the position of:

EL Specialist

Position Type:

Full-Time, 240 Day Contract

Job Description:

The English Learner Specialist will facilitate the development of instructional staff through professional learning experiences which support instructional best practices and continued professional growth.

1. Collaborate with state ESOL Program Director and content area specialists to integrate supports and considerations for English Learners into professional development initiatives provided by the state and/or educational cooperatives to classroom teachers, instructional support staff, and administrators.

2. Support educators working with English Learners in additional educational cooperatives in collaboration with state ESOL Program Director and additional EL Specialist located at another educational cooperative.

3. Develop and present professional learning experiences for classroom teachers, administrators and instructional support staff focused on supporting a diverse population including English Learners.

4. Provide job embedded professional learning to support instruction for English Learners.
5. Model, coach and support implementation of lessons and instructional strategies and assist teachers with supporting a diverse population including English Learners.
6. Attend and participate in department, staff and instructional meetings regularly.
7. Model the use of data to drive instructional and professional learning decisions.
8. Promote positive atmosphere.

Job Requirements:

  • Must have ESL Endorsement with a minimum of 5 years of successful teaching experience with English Learners.
  • Demonstrate teacher leadership skills as well as skill in developing and presenting professional learning.
  • Strong ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, required.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Inquiries and/or a Resume’ may be sent to Dr. Charles Cudney at ccudney@starfishnw.org


Early Childhood Program Employment:


The Early Childhood Program has an opening for a Speech-Language Pathologist beginning in August.   Be part of a multidisciplinary team with public school benefits.  Responsibilities include administering assessments and providing direct instruction to children 3-5 years old. Arkansas Department of Education certification required.

Send resume to :  Colleen DeVore – cmick@starfishnw.org


The Early Childhood Program has an opening for a paraprofessional to work with students with special needs in a preschool setting.  Work hours are usually from about 8 – 1, Monday through Friday.  Candidates must be dependable, patient, and follow instruction well.  Responsibilities include implementing instructional strategies and assisting students to become independent in their inclusive setting.   Paraprofessional training certification is recommended but not required.

Send resume to:  Colleen DeVore – cmick@starfishnw.org

Part-Time Occupational Therapist & Physical Therapist

Needed for Washington, Benton, and/or Madison Counties

Position Type:


Special Education Teacher

Needed for Washington, Benton, and/or Madison Counties

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidate must be certified to teach special education.

Position Type:

Sign Language Interpreter

Needed in Benton County area




Send Resumes To:

Colleen DeVore:


Unless otherwise instructed, individuals interested in positions posted on this web site should send their resume to the mailing address listed below:

NWAESC – Employment
4 North Double Springs Road
Farmington, AR. 72730