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A Shared Vision:
You will make a difference

San José Unified employees are passionate professionals who believe ALL students deserve access to a quality education. The school district’s strategic plan, Opportunity21, guides the work of teachers, administrators, and support staff toward closing the opportunity gap and helping ALL students succeed. A believer in change and continuous improvement, San José Unified looks for professionals who are eager to have an impact on the lives of ALL children.

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A Competitive Benefits Package:
You will be compensated for your contributions

Recognizing the important role employees play in providing a quality education to students, San José Unified offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package with the needs of its employees and their families in mind. In addition to health, dental, vision, and life insurance, the district offers voluntary benefits such as tax sheltered annuities, flexible spending accounts, and short and long-term disability insurance. Employees also enjoy an employer-paid new teacher induction, employer-paid contribution for single-payer health benefits, competitive benefits premiums, a generous vacation package which includes several week-long breaks and paid holidays, an 11-month payroll schedule for teachers, the use of pre-tax dollars to offset commuter expenses, an employee wellness program, and much more.

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A Support System:
You will be supported in our quest to close the opportunity gap

San José Unified is committed to helping ALL students succeed and understands that high quality employees are the key to closing the opportunity gap. The school district fosters a culture in which every employee is challenged and supported to pursue excellence. San José Unified professionals thrive in an environment of continuous growth and improvement that values constant feedback, analysis, and refinement of their work. Through collaboration with colleagues, administrators, and community members, San José Unified employees are empowered to educate, inspire, and change the lives of San José children.

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Eliminating the Opportunity Gap