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.

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


Mathematics Specialist

Reports to: Teacher Center Coordinator

Days: 240

Position Type:  Full-time (this is a grant-funded position)

Primary Purpose:  

The Mathematics Specialist will be responsible for coordinating efforts within the cooperative area to research, develop, and offer professional development programs and related services to NWAESC member districts. The Mathematics Specialist will work with other educational specialists, organizations, agencies, and institutions of higher education to support the goals and priorities of the ADE.


Education/Certification              Master’s degree preferred

A minimum of 3 years teaching experience

Instructional Coaching/Facilitating experience preferred Arkansas teacher’s license required


Special Knowledge/Skills     Ability to manage program grant 

Ability to interpret policy, procedures, and data

Exhibit use of presentation and technology skills   Exceptional organizational, communication, public relations and interpersonal skills

Major Responsibilities and Duties: 

Part 1 – Major Duties and Responsibilities

  1. The Mathematics Specialist is responsible for designing, planning and providing appropriate professional development for teachers and administrators in our cooperative area.
  2. The Mathematics Specialist is responsible for providing curriculum support and on-site professional development programs as requested by the districts.
  3. The Mathematics Specialist is responsible for working with various agencies throughout the region.  
  4. The Mathematics Specialist is responsible for working with the Arkansas Department of Education and other agencies to provide information and professional development that would benefit our local districts.
  5. The Mathematics Specialist is responsible for adhering to the policies set forth by the Arkansas Department of Education.   
  6. The Mathematics Specialist is responsible for participating in professional development, staff meetings, local, state and national conferences in an effort to maintain a high level of professionalism.
  7. The Mathematics Specialist is responsible for collaborating with specialists in other cooperatives to assure an effective and efficient statewide network.
  8. The Mathematics Specialist is responsible for providing technical assistance, modeling, observing and coaching to member districts.
  9. The Mathematics Specialist is responsible for maintaining a working knowledge of technology and media to enhance the delivery of instruction.
  10. The Mathematics Specialist is responsible for maintaining a working knowledge of data and assessment to enhance the delivery of instruction.
  11. The Mathematics Specialist is responsible for special projects as assigned by the ADE, the Co-op Director, or the Assistant Director/Teacher Center Coordinator.

Part 2- Professional and Personal Characteristics

  1. Show enthusiasm and initiative in the performance of administrative responsibilities.
  2. Deal with difficult and unpleasant situations with courage, objectivity, and candor.
  3. Demonstrate an ability to provide leadership and exercise good judgment.
  4. Demonstrate good organizational skills.
  5. Be highly motivated, a self-starter, and expend the effort necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the position.
  6. Demonstrate appropriate use of written and oral communication skills.
  7. Demonstrate efficient use of time.
  8. Demonstrate a high level of work ethic.
  9. Demonstrate the ability to make decisions promptly in accordance with basic goals of the organization.
  10. Adhere to all regulations and policies of the organization.
  11. Demonstrate a professional presence when using personal and cooperative social media accounts.
  12. Carry out other duties as assigned by the NWAESC Director.

Working Conditions:

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors Maintain emotional control under stress  

Frequent local and statewide travel as well as some nationwide travel

Please send resume, cover letter and completed certified on-line application to:

Dr. Missy Hixson-Assistant Director/Teacher Center Coordinator

4 North Double Springs Road

Farmington, AR 72730




K-12 Literacy Specialist

Full time

240 days beginning July 1, 2022

Minimum Qualifications:

  • K-12 Reading Specialist or Reading Endorsement 
  • Valid Arkansas teaching license
  • Experience in adult learning situations and team problem solving
  • Have current knowledge of research and effective practices in the areas of literacy development, literacy instruction, assessment and professional development
  • Knowledge and training in The Science of Reading/R.I.S.E. (Reading Initiative for Student Excellence) specifically K-2 preferred
  • Provide on-site technical assistance, model best practices, observe and coach teachers, support school districts’ curriculum, professional and leadership development
  • Knowledge in Dyslexia protocols preferred
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Masters degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Send both certified application from the website and resume to Dr. Missy Hixson at missy.hixson@starfishnw.org

Resumes/applications will be accepted until the position is filled


Classified Application

Certified Application


Early Childhood Program Employment:

Early Childhood Behavior Specialist

Early Childhood Behavior Specialists will conduct interviews with stakeholders, analyze data to determine appropriate interventions/supports when needed, and will provide research based, targeted interventions /ongoing monitoring.  The Behavior Specialist will analyze Data tracking logs that are required from stakeholders in order to analyze data and make informed decisions that are research based.
  • Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education with Master’s Degree in Behavior and/or Master’s Degree or Higher in School Psychology Specialist Degree
  • Specialized knowledge in working with challenging behaviors with preschool special education students and working with all types of stakeholders
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills that include the ability to present with live audience or virtual model of audience
  • Willingness to travel throughout Northwest Arkansas


The Early Childhood Program at NWAESC is looking for a person who wants to work with young children who have disabilities. The candidate must be patient, eager to learn, and dependable. The position may require sitting on the floor, lifting, changing diapers, etc. Prior preschool curriculum knowledge and/or training in the education field is preferred. This position is part-time and candidate must report to a school in Huntsville area.

Early Childhood Special Education Teacher
  • Must be certified in the area or willing to obtain an ALP for P-04 Instructional Specialist.
  • Work 190 day contract beginning in August.
  • Manage a caseload of around 45 students which may be in multiple locations throughout NWA.
  • Conduct assessments to determine students eligibility for special education services.
  • Schedule and lead parent conferences professionally.  
  • Maintain accurate documentation and records on student services.
  • Exhibit excellent communication skills to write evaluation reports and prepare due process as required by state and federal regulations.
  • Support the team by collaborating and effectively communicating with other professionals to support student success.


Must have Arkansas SPED certification P-04 with experience preferred.

Send Resumes to Colleen DeVore, colleen.devore@starfishnw.org or 479-267-5960 for more information.


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