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As the largest school district in Santa Clara County, San José Unified serves over 26,000 students. We employ more than 2,700 staff members who operate 41 schools and several district sites.

As a San José Unified employee, you will educate and learn from a diverse group of students and work alongside supportive colleagues. We welcome you to join our inspiring and dedicated community to help all students discover their greatness.

Why join San José Unified?

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage for employees who work 30 or more hours per week
  • Generous retirement benefits through CalSTRS, CalPERS
  • An induction program that provides new teachers with coaching and a pathway to a California Clear teaching credential
  • Professional development that sets employees up for continued success
  • Meaningful and rewarding work

Explore the full range of job openings

Featured Job Openings

Instructional Associates (TK, Special Education)
Bus Drivers


Careers in San José Unified

San José Unified employs talented and passionate individuals, in a wide variety of non-teaching and teaching roles. Positions are categorized into three general classifications based on the nature and requirements of the role. For those seeking more flexibility, a substitute position may be more appropriate. All of our current openings can be accessed at go.sjusd.org/jobs.

Certificated – Certificated positions include teachers, school nurses, instructional coaches, and other positions that require a credential.

Classified – Classified positions are non-teaching roles that do not require a teaching or administrative credential. Examples include accountants, clerks, drivers, paraeducators, trades and service staff who support the district or school’s effort to ensure that every student who enrolls in our schools has access to the resources to learn and succeed.

Administrators – Administrator positions include Principals, Assistant Principals, Directors, Managers, and other District positions that require an Administrative credential.

Substitutes – Substitute openings include certificated and classified positions, with responsibilities and requirements varying by role. Substitutes support the needs of our students and help maintain safe and supportive environments. Substitute positions offer a unique and flexible opportunity for people to engage in work that supports students in the community.

Explore all open roles

Salary Schedules

Certificated Salary Schedule – SJTA
Certificated Salary Schedule – Speech Language Pathologists, Psychologists, Nurses, District Librarian
Classified Salary Schedule – AFSCME
Classified Salary Schedule – CSEA
Management Salary Schedule –  SJAA
Certificated and Classified Substitute Rates


San José Unified offers a comprehensive and generous benefits package to eligible employees. Our Health and Welfare Benefits Board (HWBB) works diligently to secure best-in-class benefits to ensure the health of our employees. For questions, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

San José Unified Health and Welfare Benefits



Substitute employees are an important part of our team at San José Unified. We are always seeking qualified individuals for a variety of teaching and non-teaching roles. As a large urban school district, we offer many substitute opportunities and can work with you to create a schedule that meets your needs. Join our talented pool of substitutes today and make a lasting impact on the students in your community.

The District has increased pay rates for (certificated) substitute teachers. Compensation ranges from $200-$350/day, depending on the type of assignment.


Certificated Substitutes

Certificated substitutes with a valid teaching credential or a 30-day sub permit issued by the Santa Clara County Office of Education are welcome to apply. See the criteria to qualify for a 30-day permit.

Already have your sub permit?  Apply for a sub opening by typing “substitute” in the search field.

Need support getting a sub permit? Read our guide for the 5 easy steps to becoming a classroom sub

Classified Substitutes

Although Classified roles do not require a credential, Classified substitutes roles may require specific qualifications to apply. Please visit go.sjusd.org/jobs to browse open substitute positions and check requirements.

See all substitute jobs:
Bus Driver
Campus Supervisor
Instructional Associate/ParaEducator Specialized
Licensed Vocational Nurse/Licensed Health Technician (LVN/LHT)
Student Nutrition Services
Van Driver

Questions? Please call (408) 535-6139 or send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Teacher Evaluation System

San José Unified is committed to developing and supporting teachers so that all students have access to a high-quality education. The San José Unified School District Teacher Evaluation System (TES) is the result of collaborative development by district management and the San José Teachers Association (SJTA). It represents a joint commitment of SJTA members and San José Unified leaders to the highest-quality education for every student and the most relevant, highest-quality professional development for every educator.

The TES incorporates specific feedback and goal setting, in service of focusing on the best outcomes for students. It fosters a culture in which every participant is challenged and supported to pursue excellence.


Equal Opportunity Statement

San José Unified School District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, gender or sexual orientation, at any district site and or activity.

Our Board of Education has designated the Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services to handle all inquiries regarding our efforts to comply with and carry out the above responsibilities:

Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services
San José Unified School District
855 Lenzen Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 535-6139 ext. 15015


Contact Us

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Other questions: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (408) 535-6139


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