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Administrators

San José Unified is a forward-thinking employer, providing a high level of support, continuous growth, and mindful leadership that helps foster and retain motivated and successful employees.

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Current Vacancies

Please review all administrator positions currently open at San José Unified. Vacancies are updated several times throughout the month. Applications are accepted only when a position is currently open.

Administrator Vacancies

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Salary & Benefits

Administrative employees are represented by the San José Administrators Association.

Salary Schedule for Management Employees
Effective July 1, 2019

Click here to download our current guide to health and welfare benefits offered by the district.

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Classified

San José Unified is a forward-thinking employer, providing a high level of support, continuous growth, and mindful leadership that helps foster and retain motivated and successful employees.

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Current Vacancies

Please review all classified positions currently open at San José Unified. Vacancies are updated several times throughout the month. Applications are accepted only when a position is currently open.

Classified Vacancies

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Salary & Benefits

Depending on the position, classified employees are represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the California School Employees Association (CSEA), and Trades unions. Here are their current salary schedules.

AFSCME
CSEA
Trades

Click here to download our current guide to health and welfare benefits offered by the district.

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Position Information & Test Requirements

Please see below for information and requirements for specific classified positions.

Clerical

Duties: Typing, computer, phones, greeting

All requirements stated on the job description for a permanent position must be met. Clerical tests are offered regularly by Human Resources. Contact us for a schedule and more information.

Instructional Associates

Duties: Working with children/teachers

Before applying for a permanent position, you must pass the Instructional Associate Test. This test has three parts: Basic English Language Skills, Mathematics, and the Ability to Assist. All requirements stated on the job description for a permanent position must be met.

Bilingual – Clerical or Instructional

Bilingual positions may include 2.5% to 5% additional salary. Before applying for a position requiring bilingual skills, you must pass a specific language assessment test to receive 2.5% additional salary. Bi-literate requirements must be met for an additional 2.5%.

Custodial Services

Before applying for a permanent position, you must meet the requirements stated on the job description and announcement. Tests are offered regularly by Human Resources. Contact us for a schedule and more information.

Short-Term Labor

Short-term laborers are used by the Operations Department as needed and are paid by the hour. Contact the Operations Department at (408) 535-6166 to learn about current openings.

Food Services

The Food Services Department gives a basic skills quiz to prospective applicants for substitute positions. Contact the Food Services Department at (408) 535-6021 to take the quiz. Passing the quiz enables a person to become a substitute.

Before applying for a permanent position, you must also pass the Food Services Promotional Test given by the Human Resources Department, and meet all other requirements stated on the job description and announcement.

Substitutes

There is a continuous need for substitutes (short-term and “on-call” employees) in all areas. All substitutes are paid from time sheets signed by the employee and submitted to the Payroll Department. Payday is the 10th day of the following month.

Substitutes should update their current availability – especially after being released from a long-term assignment – by calling Human Resources at (408) 535-6549.

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Teachers

San José Unified is a forward-thinking employer, providing a high level of support, continuous growth, and mindful leadership that helps foster and retain motivated and successful employees.

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Current Vacancies

Please review all certificated postings currently open at San José Unified

Certificated Vacancies

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Salary & Benefits

Certificated teachers in San José Unified are represented by the San José Teachers Association (SJTA), except for school psychologists, who are represented by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). Here are their current salary schedules:

Teachers
Early Childhood Education
Psychologists

Click here to download our current guide to health and welfare benefits offered by the district.


We are proud to offer a no fee BTSA induction program for new teachers to clear credentials.

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Contact Us

Our Human Resources team is here to assist prospective and current employees in exploring all that San José Unified has to offer.

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

We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the District Office, 855 Lenzen Ave. San José, CA 95126.

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Join Our Team

San José Unified is home to more than 3,000 full-time employees who make the extraordinary ordinary every day. From teachers and counselors to bus drivers and nutrition specialists to nurses and custodians, we come together to prepare today’s students to be the thinkers, leaders, and creators of tomorrow.

We pride ourselves on being a forward-thinking employer, providing continuing education, supportive policies, and a collaborative spirit that helps nurture and engage a motivated and successful workforce. We know the lessons we learn from each other are just as important as the lessons we teach.

The next generation depends on the success of this one. If you want to have an impact on our future, you’ve come to the right place.

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Why San José Unified

We elevate opportunities

San José Unified employees are passionate professionals who believe all students deserve the opportunity to discover their own greatness. The school district’s strategic plan guides the work of teachers, administrators, and support staff in preparing today’s students to be the thinkers, leaders, and creators of tomorrow.

We embrace curiosity

San José Unified understands that high-quality employees are the key to elevating opportunities for students. We foster a culture in which every employee is challenged and supported to pursue excellence. Our employees 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, our employees are empowered to educate, inspire, and change the lives of San José children.

We go beyond the status quo

San José Unified offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of its employees and their families. 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 a generous vacation package, paid family leave, 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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Current Employees

A streamlined application process is available for current San José Unified employees interested in certificated vacancies. To learn more, please call us at (408) 535-6139 or send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Employee Resources

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Substitutes

We are always looking for qualified substitutes in a variety of roles. Click below to apply:

Certificated

Classified
Custodian
Health Aide
Instructional Associate
Student Nutrition
Van Driver

We encourage current substitutes to update their current availability — especially after being released from long-term assignments.

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


Steps to become a substitute teacher

Substitute teachers are an important part of our team at San José Unified.

To become a substitute you must have a valid teaching credential or a 30-day sub permit issued by the Santa Clara County Office of Education. To obtain a 30-day permit you must satisfy the following criteria:

  1. Hold a Bachelors’ Degree or higher
  2. Meet the Basic Skills Requirement, which may be demonstrated with passing scores on the CBEST, CSET, CSU EAP, SAT, ACT or specific AP exams
  3. Obtain fingerprint clearance with the Commission on Teacher Credentialing; this can be completed at the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE)
  4. Bring your documentation to SCCOE, along with the processing fees, to apply for your permit

After obtaining your sub permit, please apply to join the San José Unified substitute team by submitting an application at http://go.sjusd.org/jobs and attaching your permit / credential and tuberculosis (TB) clearance.  If you have any questions please call the SJUSD sub desk at 408-535-6139 (ext 15023).

Important information about your 30-day permit

  • It is valid for one year and may be renewed online
  • It allows you to substitute for a maximum of 30 days per classroom per year in general education, and a maximum of 20 days per classroom per year in special education.
Clerical and Instructional Aide Information

Clerical and Instructional Aide substitutes need to provide:

  • Photo ID;
  • Original Social Security card; and
  • Current TB clearance (within the past 60 days)
  • District test (*Clerical only)
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Induction Program

Induction Admission Requirements:

The San José Unified School District (SJUSD) Teacher Induction Program is approved and accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) as a pathway for teachers to clear their Multiple Subject, Single Subject, or Educational Specialist teaching credential. We are a single-district program providing support, professional development, and assessment for new teachers as they transition from pre-service to credentialed teaching.
A teacher is eligible for the Induction Program if he/she has a California preliminary Multiple Subject, Single Subject or Educational Specialist credential that states “To qualify for the clear credential, the holder of this document must complete a Commission-approved Induction program”.  The SJUSD credential analyst determines which teachers are eligible based on their credential. Admission to the Induction Program occurs in teacher’s first year of hire, within 30 days of the start of school. The teacher is matched with a mentor according to credentials held, grade level and/or subject area, as appropriate to the participant’s employment within 30 days of admission.

Induction Completion Requirements:

  • Attend Induction Orientation, Goal Setting, and end of the year events.
  • Attend all identified professional development events.
  • Meet with Instructional Coach no less than an average of one hour each week for individualized support / mentoring.
  • Attend monthly Induction Support Workshops if additional support is desired or needed.
  • Document professional growth using the following SJUSD Induction Program tools with assigned support providing coach each year.
  • Complete program surveys.

Criteria for Clear Credential Recommendation:

Documentation of a candidate’s growth is submitted in a timely manner for each benchmark period.
The induction program team must verify satisfactory completion of all program activities.
The induction candidate shows progress towards mastery of the CSTP by:

  • Self-assessment on The Continuum of Teaching Practice at beginning and end of each year in induction program
  • Detailed, evidenced-based reflective paragraphs that demonstrate a candidate’s growth towards the CSTPs
  • Citing evidence of growth towards ILP goals and activities on required SJUSD Induction Program reflective documents [ILP (all sections), CPDR and Culminating Reflections]
  • Evidence includes specific details and examples of how the candidate’s instructional practice has shifted / grown

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