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:

K-12 Gifted and Talented Specialist

Minimum Qualifications: -GT Certification -Valid Arkansas Teaching License -Master’s Degree -Experience in adult learning situations and team problem solving -Have current knowledge of research and effective practices in the areas of gifted education -Provide on-site technical assistance, model best practices, observe and coach teachers, support school districts’ curriculum, professional and leadership development -Other duties as assigned.

At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred. Masters degree preferred.

Send both resume and certified application from starfishnw.org to Bryan Law. bryan.law@starfishnw.org

Migrant Recruiter

Starting Date: Immediately

Position Type: Full-time


The recruiter is responsible for assisting with the Identification and Recruitment (ID & R) of migrant students and families in Arkansas. Additionally, this position will work with school districts, agribusiness owners and operators, and community resources to fully identify migrant students as part of a statewide team of recruiters. Accurate eligibility information is gathered through interviews and follow-up communications with families and individuals.

Technology is utilized to complete necessary data entry into the State databases. Regular attendance at local and state assigned professional development is essential. 



  • Experience working with migrant families, students, or speakers of other languages; Minimum of high school diploma or certificate of equivalency 
  • Ability to perform data entry using a computer along with strong attention to detail; Ability to communicate and work well with diverse populations, and willingness and ability to adhere to statewide procedures and standards. 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license. 
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (or other language high in need) 


  • Identify and recruit migrant students through schools, home interviews, businesses, churches, and communities in the assigned region 
  • Work in collaboration with school personnel, (counselors, secretaries, etc.) to screen enrollment of new students and follow up with parents to assess family eligibility and family needs 
  • Obtain training and information to remain current on all Federal and State COE requirements and standards 
  • Become familiar with Arkansas school districts, communities, processing plants, and agribusinesses in order to continually survey the area for migrant families on an ongoing basis Establish working relationship with other community resources, agencies, and agribusiness personnel 
  • Work with other State Migrant Recruiters to ensure all new students in the area are being interviewed and assessed for program eligibility 
  • Attend State and National ID & R training events as required by the State Director; Provide OSY instructional supports in Reading, GED & Life Skills 
  • Work in collaboration with non-project schools to leave and retrieve surveys as needed; Must support the Migrant Education continuous Improvement Cycle 
  • Respond to inquiries for the purpose of providing information and/or direction relative to Migrant recruitment. Serve as liaison with a variety of outside and community individuals/agencies for the purpose of conveying and/or receiving information and coordinating Migrant recruitment activities.


Job Requirements


  • The job requires flexible working hours which may include early morning hours, evening hours, and occasional weekend hours. Also involves extensive driving 
  • Establish contacts and regular visits with agencies and business sites serving migrant families for the purpose of having them identify potentially eligible families. Examples of agencies are health clinics, day-care centers, adult education sites, ESL classes, governmental agencies, farm worker unions, legal aid agencies, and churches. Examples of businesses are Laundromats, stores, movie theaters, restaurants, and shopping malls. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned in keeping with federal rules, and regulations of the federal programs managed by the department. 
  • Analyze and evaluate a variety of program related data for the purpose of ensuring that program initiatives and activities meet Federal, State and District objectives relative to Migrant recruitment. 
  • Other duties as assigned 
  • Interpret and translate as needed 
  • Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Must maintain strict confidentiality 
  • Must demonstrate proficiency in ability to produce excellent work as requested by the State Director 
  • Must assume responsibility for individual professional growth by staying current
  • with literature, research, and/or practices 
  • Must have reliable transportation 


  • Manages all job duties with mobility, agility, and dexterity 
  • Daily travel with significant time in a vehicle. Occasional overnight travel, both in and out of state will also be required 
  • Ability to lift a maximum of 40 pounds 
  • Work in a noisy environment with many interruptions 
  • Requires the ability to read and evaluate information on the printed State’s COE form and procedures At least year(s) of relevant experience preferred.


Citizenship, residency or work visa required


Contact Information

Send resume and application to Mr. Bryan Law, Director bryan.law@starfishnw.org

Classified applications are located on the NWAESC website: starfishnw.org


Classified Application

Certified Application


Early Childhood Program Employment:

Early Childhood Speech Language Pathologist
  • Must be certified in the area or willing to obtain the appropriate certification through ADE.
  • Work 190 day contract beginning in August.
  • Provide FAPE to preschool students by managing a caseload.
  • Candidates must be able to travel and provide services in a variety of locations throughout NWA to serve students ages 3 through five.
  • Conduct assessments to determine students eligibility for speech language services using Arkansas Department of Education guidelines.
  • Maintain confidentiality and detailed documentation on student services.
  • Exhibit excellent communication skills to write evaluation reports and due process as required by state and federal regulations.
  • Support the team by collaborating and effectively communicating with other professionals to support student success.
  • Candidates must be able to multitask and work under pressure.

Contact:  Colleen DeVore, colleen.devore@starfishnw.org or 479-267-5960 for more information.

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.



Under general supervision, provides communication support services to hearing impaired students mainstreamed in the school system. The Language Facilitator’s primary responsibility is to facilitate communication among hearing impaired students and their hearing peers, the classroom teacher, and other school personnel.


Willing to learn sign language vocabulary to assist students.

Facilitates communication between the hearing impaired student and his peers and the student and adults in the educational environment.

Monitors student’s comprehension and documents needs and problems encountered.

Studies the content of the lessons prior to class to ensure accurate representation of the lesson.

Tutors students who are hard of hearing under the direction of the teacher. Provides feedback to teachers upon request.

Serves as liaison to promote positive and cooperative relationships within the school environment.

Oversees daily maintenance and use of assistive devices performing simple troubleshooting as necessary.

Job Type: Part-time


  • 4 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Fayetteville, AR: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Contact:  Colleen DeVore, colleen.devore@starfishnw.org or 479-267-5960 for more information


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

Administrative Assistant/Medicaid Billing
  • Track and keep accurate records to support efficient operations.
  • Exhibit extensive knowledge about scanning and organizing records in Google Drive.
  • Exhibits polite and professional communication via phone, e-mail, and mail.
  • Supports the team by performing tasks related to organization and strong communication.
  • Obtains scripts for billing Medicaid services.
  • Is accurate and efficient at using Medicaid software to bill for services.
  • Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, calling for repairs, maintaining equipment inventories and evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • Provides information by answering questions and requests from staff and school districts related to records.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Contact Colleen at colleen.devore@starfishnw.org


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.


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