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.

 

Career and Technical Education Coordinator

  • The Career and Technical Education Coordinator shall develop and coordinate the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Program for the consortium; create and manage the budget, as well as provide accountability as required by the Department of Career Education.
  • The Career and Technical Education Coordinator shall work cooperatively with Career Education state staff and program managers in the collection of data; evaluation of programs; assistance to new instructors and provide staff development for all CTE instructors.
  • The Career and Technical Education Coordinator shall encourage the development, implementation, and improvement of CTE programs.
  • The Career and Technical Education Coordinator shall serve as a resource for districts without a local vocational director.
  • The Career and Technical Education Coordinator shall be in attendance at all Arkansas Career Education (ACE) technical assistance monitoring of schools within the cooperative area.
  • The Career and Technical Education Coordinator shall schedule training/staff development for administrators, teachers, and counselors regarding CTE initiatives such as:  Curriculum Frameworks, Programs of Study, Integration of Academic and Vocational Education, Career Action Planning, and Student Competency Testing.
  • The Career and Technical Education Coordinator shall represent the cooperative at local, state, and national events and attend professional development meetings called by the Department of Career Education.

Requirements:   Bachelors Degree 3 Years Experience preferred Arkansas Teaching License Required Application Deadline: April 29, 2024 Start Date: July 1, 2024 Send resume and application to:   Patti Wohlford      pwohlford@starfishnw.org

 

Administrative Assistant-Front Desk

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must complete required state credentialing (background check, fingerprinting, etc)
  • Citizenship, residency, or work VISA in the United States required

Major Duties/Job Requirements:

Northwest Education Service Cooperative is in search of an Administrative Assistant to assist with front desk duties and daily office operations. Primary duties include answering incoming calls, greeting visitors, working with financial payments and invoices, and responding to routine inquiries from the staff and the public. The individual would be required to exhibit polite and professional communication via phone, e-mail, mail, and in-person as well as providing support to the NWAESC team politely and professionally. 

The Administrative Assistant will assist specific staff with purchase orders, ordering materials, and maintaining records in each department, along with additional duties as assigned. This position assists with scheduling and conducting all electronic fingerprinting and maintaining any records concerning this process.

Personal Traits:

The individual must demonstrate the highest level of personal integrity and professionalism. The individual is expected to maintain a positive, pleasant attitude and assist others at all times. This individual must be service-oriented, have high attention to detail, and be able to work well with others.

Please complete a classified application online at http://www.starfishnw.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/classified-application.pdf

and send a resume to: Dr. Missy Hixson at missy.hixson@starfishnw.org with interest in this position.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

Accounts Payable Clerk

Duties/Job Requirements: Northwest Education Service Cooperative has an Accounts Payable position available. Budgeting, school finance and accounts payable or related education and experience is preferred. This position is full time, 240 days, $32,000 per year. Start date is May 1, 2024. Minimum Qualifications: – High School Diploma or equivalent – Must complete required state credentialing (background check, fingerprinting, etc) – Citizenship, residency, or work VISA in the United States required Please complete a classified application online here and send a resume to: Patti Wohlford at pwohlford@starfishnw.org with interest in this position. Applications will be accepted until April 24, 2024.

 

Major Responsibilities and Duties ● Cultivate and Sustain Relationships to Drive Change. You will cultivate relationships with school system staff to refine and enhance our approach for supporting systems change. In tandem, you will sustain internal relationships to support the development and refinement of a shared vision for and the effectiveness of the professional learning and coaching offered to districts and schools.

● Engage in Strategic Planning. You will research and present opportunities to further our work in Northwest Arkansas. You will leave no stone unturned in pursuit of expanding our reach and impact.

● Invest in Continuous Learning. You will work alongside the Manager of Partnerships from SPED Strategies to continue to develop and refine your approach to facilitating professional learning, building consensus across diverse stakeholders in service of change and implementing the processes and systems for scaling initiatives.

● Influence leaders to act: You will effectively translate conversations into next steps with colleagues and clients. You will regularly interact with, and be expected to influence, high level personnel at the district and school levels –motivating them to implement both small and significant recommendations.

● Lead strategic initiatives: You will be tasked with managing large-scale implementation efforts. You will leverage skills in adjusting your approach to maintain focus on key priorities and implement systems to manage and communicate across key aspects of an initiative.

Qualifications ● Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree is a plus.

● 3+ years of experience in K-12 education with time focused on special education preferred.

● Experience in leadership roles and team management within districts, state agencies or other    organizations.

● Experience in facilitating adult professional learning is preferred.

● Proven commitment to equity for all students, including students with disabilities.

● Efficient planning skills with demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and a dynamic schedule.

● Strong oral and written communication skills.

● A demonstrated commitment to working through obstacles to achieve individual and team goals and following through on all tasks, big or small.

Location & Compensation This is a full-time position. Travel to local state, district and school agencies is expected and a significant portion of this role. The salary range for this position is $70,000-75,000 and is negotiable.

How to Apply Please send resume, cover letter and completed certified on-line application to Dr. Missy Hixson-Assistant Director/Teacher Center Coordinator, missy.hixson@starfishnw.org

 

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

 

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

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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.

 

Contact

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