Posted: June 8, 2021

Closing: June 22, 2021

DESE Early Childhood Specialist

The Early Childhood Specialist provides consultation, technical assistance, and leadership in early childhood education in the areas of curriculum, standards, professional development, and support for Arkansas preschools, districts, Education Service Cooperatives, and the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Responsibilities include:

  • Providing training and coaching to support the Pre-K RISE initiative with the implementation of Launchpad, LETRS for Early Childhood (EC), and an EC Comprehensive Curriculum;

  • Designing, developing, delivering, and evaluating statewide professional learning for early childhood educators;

  • Working collaboratively to develop, review, and approve an early childhood comprehensive curriculum;

  • Maintaining current knowledge of research and effective practices in all areas of early childhood education;

  • Working collaboratively with all participating educational institutions, organizations, agencies and other specialist to support the goals and priorities of state initiatives;

  • Cultivating relationships with preschools, districts, and state and local partners that enhance the state vision and mission to support and promote teachers in providing a quality early childhood curriculum and professional development;

  • Providing mentorship and support to teachers, directors, coordinators and administrators in Arkansas preschool programs;

  • Ensuring state policies related to early childhood education are in compliance with relevant laws;

  • Collecting, maintaining, summarizing, and providing records and research data as required by the ADE;

  • Performing other duties and special projects as assigned.

  • Travel is required.

  • This position is located at the Arkansas Department of Education-Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, 4 Capitol Mall, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

Successful applicants must possess:

  • A current Arkansas teacher licenses or be eligible for the same;

  • A bachelor’s degree in education of an early childhood related field;

  • Five (5) years of teaching and/or educational administration experience;

  • The ability to initiate and maintain independent work that supports the state vision and mission;

  • Strong knowledge of the Arkansas Child Development and Early Learning Standards and K-5 Arkansas State Standards;

  • Knowledge of state supports;

  • Knowledge of Arkansas Better Chance Program;

  • Knowledge of the organization and operation of preschools and public schools;

  • Knowledge of the rules, regulations, and statutes related to early childhood education;

  • The ability to interpret and apply state and federal laws and regulations governing preschool programs; and

  • The ability to develop, evaluate, and monitor the effectiveness of programs and services related to early childhood education

Interested applicants should submit resumes to ade.earlychildhood@ade.arkansas.gov

Posted 5/11/2021

Closing 5/21/2021

DESE State Science Specialist

The State Science Specialist provides consultation, technical assistance, and leadership in science education in the areas of curriculum, standards, professional development, and support for Arkansas schools, districts, Education Service Cooperatives, and the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Responsibilities include:

• Supporting the Arkansas STEM Model Program;
• Designing, developing, delivering, and evaluating statewide professional learning for K-12 science educators;
• Promoting effective practices for implementing three-dimensional teaching and learning, including cross-curricular integration;
• Working collaboratively to develop, review, and approve courses;
• Maintaining knowledge of and supporting state initiatives and science priorities;
• Cultivating relationships with schools, districts, and state and local partners that enhance the state vision and mission to support and promote a comprehensive and integrated model of science education based on Arkansas Academic Standards, trends in science, district goals, and program evaluation results;
• Providing mentorship and support to regional science specialists and Arkansas school districts;
• Engaging in state- and national-level projects that support the implementation of Arkansas K-12 Science Standards, three-dimensional science curriculum and assessment, and equitable access to science education for all students;
• Creating sample units of instruction in collaboration with other content areas;
• Ensuring state policies related to science education are in compliance with relevant laws;
• Collecting, maintaining, summarizing, and providing records and research data as required by the ADE; and
• Performing other duties and special projects as assigned.
• Some travel is required.
• This position is located at the Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Preferred Qualifications

Successful applicants must possess:

• A current Arkansas teacher license or be eligible for the same;
• A bachelor's degree in education or a science-related field;
• Five (5) years of teaching and/or educational administration experience;
• The ability to initiate and maintain independent work that supports the state vision and mission;
• Strong knowledge of the Arkansas K-12 Science Standards, the Next Generation Science Standards, and the Framework for K-12 Science Education;
• Knowledge of state supports;
• Knowledge of Arkansas Science program;
• Knowledge of the organization and operation of public schools;
• Knowledge of the rules, regulations, and statutes related to science education;
• The ability to interpret and apply state and federal laws and regulations governing school programs; and
• The ability to develop, evaluate, and monitor the effectiveness of programs and services related to science

Interested applicants should submit resumes to Rachel Horn at rachel.horn@ade.arkansas.gov

Posted 5/11/2021

Closing 5/21/2021

DESE STEM Integration Specialist

The STEM Integration Specialist provides consultation, technical assistance, and leadership in STEM-related education in the areas of curriculum, standards, professional development, and support for Arkansas schools, districts, Education Service Cooperatives, and the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Responsibilities include:

• Creating, coordinating, implementing, and refining the Arkansas STEM Model Program;
• Designing, developing, delivering, and evaluating statewide professional learning for K-12 STEM educators;
• Promoting effective practices for implementing the Arkansas Mathematics, Science, and other STEM-related standards, including cross-curricular integration;
• Working collaboratively to develop, review, and approve courses;
• Maintaining knowledge of and supporting state initiatives and STEM priorities;
• Cultivating relationships with schools, districts, and state and local partners that enhance the state vision and mission to support and promote a comprehensive and integrated model of STEM education based on Arkansas Academic Standards, trends in STEM, district goals, and program evaluation results;
• Creating sample units of instruction in collaboration with other content areas;
• Ensuring state policies related to STEM are in compliance with relevant laws;
• Developing and facilitating community engagement opportunities to promote STEM;
• Collecting, maintaining, summarizing, and providing records and research data as required by the ADE; and
• Performing other duties and special projects as assigned.
• Some travel is required.
• This position is located at the Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Preferred Qualifications

Successful applicants must possess:

• A current Arkansas teacher license or be eligible for the same;
• A bachelor's degree in education or a STEM-related field;
• Five (5) years of teaching and/or educational administration experience;
• The ability to initiate and maintain independent work that supports the state vision and mission;
• Strong knowledge of the Arkansas Academic Standards related to STEM education;
• Knowledge of state supports;
• Knowledge of Arkansas CTE STEM, Computer Science, Math, and Science programs;
• Knowledge of the organization and operation of public schools;
• Knowledge of the rules, regulations, and statutes related to STEM;
• The ability to interpret and apply state and federal laws and regulations governing school programs; and
• The ability to develop, evaluate, and monitor the effectiveness of programs and services related to STEM.

Interested applicants should submit resumes to Rachel Horn at rachel.horn@ade.arkansas.gov

Posted 4/26/2020

ABC Preschool Paraprofessional Position

Harmony Grove Area

CDA in preschool or AA or higher in Early Childhood Education needed.

Please send your resume to shasta.pentecost@dawsonesc.com

Posted 4/26/2020

ABC Preschool Paraprofessional Position

Benton Area

CDA in preschool or AA or higher in Early Childhood Education needed.

Please send your resume to shasta.pentecost@dawsonesc.com

Posted 4/26/2020

ABC Preschool Teacher Position

Bauxite Area

Bachelor's Degree or higher with an Arkansas Teacher License required.

P-4 certification or B-K certification preferred.

Please send your resume to shasta.pentecost@dawsonesc.com

HIPPY Home Visitor

( Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters)

                              *  Bilingual Position ( English & Spanish)

                              *  Bryant Arkansas

                              *  190 day contract

                              *  Bryant Arkansas

email your resume to : crowlan@bryantschools.org or call 501-653-5611

Posted 2/10/2021

HIPPY Home-Based Educator Position – Garland County Area

Dawson Education Cooperative is now accepting resumes for a HIPPY Home-Based Educator for the Garland County area. The Home-Based Educator must be comfortable visiting in family homes of the community of all social-economic backgrounds. Also, through the Covid-19 Pandemic, they must be comfortable visiting the families virtually.  The Home Based Educator will need to be comfortable role-playing the HIPPY curriculum with coworkers in our weekly trainings at Dawson Education Cooperative as well as role-playing the curriculum with families. 

The required qualifications are:

  • Must have dependable transportation. 

  • Must be organized, have time management skills and be willing to work independently. 

  • Have good oral communication, reading and writing skills. 

  • Computer skills are needed to perform basic data entry for mileage reimbursement, virtual home visits, documentation of home visits, and more duties that may be assigned by the Coordinator. 

  • Assist with program requirements and other duties as assigned by the Coordinator.

Education:

High School Diploma or equivalent, CDA-Child Development, A.A. in Early Childhood is helpful. 

Please send resumes or questions to Jordan Phillips at Jordan.Phillips@dawsonesc.com.

Posted 8/10/2020

Americorps

Dawson Arkansas Better Chance Program is looking to hire for the Americorps program. We are looking to fill spaces in the Arkadelphia and Malvern Preschool locations. The application is below. 

For more information email tmcmahan@malvernleopards.org or call 870-260-2262.

Click here for the Application.

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

The Dawson Education Cooperative Early Childhood Special Education Program is accepting resumes for the position of Speech Language Pathologist.  This is a 190 day salary position running concurrent with the public school year calendar.  The application process is open until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should send a resume to Shannon Leathers,

Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator, shannon.leathers@dawsonesc.com.

An Equal Opportunity Employer