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Teacher Employment Opportunities

Natomas Unified School District is recruiting committed, collaborative, caring and exemplary teachers. Professional educators eager to prepare students to graduate as college and career ready, productive, responsible, and engaged global citizens are strongly encouraged to apply. Natomas Unified School District is engaged in strategic initiatives designed to align our educational programs and services to support every student, every day.

Why Teach in NUSD?

Natomas Unified is a growing Sacramento County school district on the move, serving about 15,000 students and committed to the Board approved vision that all students graduate as “college and career ready, productive, responsible, and engaged global citizens.”

  • More than nine of every ten high school students graduate, and the district is a county leader in the percentage of 12th-graders meeting California’s four-year college entrance requirements.
  • Students can choose among rigorous academic and career training programs that best suit their needs and interests, including International Baccalaureate, AP Capstone, and Career Technical Education pathways in Engineering, Health, Broadcast Media, Digital Media, Transportation, Hospitality, Business/Entrepreneurship, and Visual Arts/Technology.
  • Proud of its standing as one of the most diverse school districts in the county, NUSD has been honored twice by the College Board for providing exemplary college-level academic opportunities to traditionally underrepresented students.
  • Voter passage of a $129 million bond measure in 2014 has helped NUSD expand 21st century learning opportunities, increase access to technology, boost career readiness programs, enhance safety and security, repair and renovate campuses, and prepare for future growth by expanding and building schools. 

Thousands of new students are projected over the next decade, setting the stage for a bright NUSD future for many years to come.

Recruiting Diverse Future Teachers in NUSD

On October 11th, 2017, NUSD Board Trustees approved an exciting plan to invest in our future teachers that reflect the diversity of our community! Our primary interest is to find former NUSD students who are in the final stages of earning their bachelor’s degree and are considering a career in education. Additionally, we are looking for candidates that meet qualifications and experiences identified below that we know will support our diverse student population, especially candidates like current NUSD classified staff. A pamphlet with complete details for Cohort 3, an FAQ and the presentation that was shared with Trustees is included below.

Here’s what NUSD will do to help you become a teacher*:

  • Pay 80% of the cost of your one-year teacher credential program
  • Provide an NUSD Macbook for use during your credential program
  • Provide a $500 monthly allowance for 12 months if you choose to live within NUSD boundaries during the duration of your credential program
  • Provide monetary incentives if you meet requirements for:
    • Diversity: $5,000 (i.e. lived in a ZIP code that matches our demographics; bilingual; demonstrated academic interest in subjects such as gender, race, multicultural studies; involvement with organizations that support underserved students)
    • Earning teaching credentials in “hard to fill” subject areas: $5,000 (i.e. Math, Science, Special Education, World Language, Career-Technical Education)
  • Pay Teacher Induction to clear credential
  • 3% Masters stipend
  • Professional Learning Communities on each campus
  • Job embedded Professional Development

If selected to participate in this program, in return for this investment, you will commit to teaching in NUSD for a minimum of 3 years, because we believe that the consistency and commitment of diverse, quality teachers will help our students achieve our vision that they become college and career ready.

Contact our Human Resources team with questions at (916) 567-5469.

*The budget approved to fund this recruitment is one-time state money: money that cannot be built into our ongoing budget and used for things like operating expenses and expenses for permanent staff.

Frequently Asked Questions

School Support for Continuous Improvement

  • Each elementary school site is supported with a School Support Team comprised of District level staff eager to provide feedback and ideas.
  • Instructional Leadership Technology available to provide instructional leadership, assess student performance and communicate effectively.
  • NUSD is creating Curriculum Alignment Guides(CAG), collaboratively developed to reach Common Core Standards.
  • Benchmark Assessments are being designed to drive the instructional process and meet the needs of every student.
  • Providing students with technology has become a major initiative of the district as exemplified by the ongoing purchase of Chromebooks for student use during daily instruction.
  • Opportunities are provided to all staff for ongoing professional development in order to facilitate our ability to provide services that meet the diverse needs of our students.
  • Leadership pathways are available to capture exemplary talent and develop professional potential.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to broadening the diversity of our workplace. All applications and resumes are welcome. The Natomas Unified School District is determined to provide district employees, interns, volunteers and job applicants a safe, positive environment where they are assured of full and equal employment access and opportunities, protection from harassment or intimidation, and freedom from any fear of reprisal or retribution for asserting their employment rights in accordance with law. No district employee, and, to the extent required by law, interns, volunteers, and job applicants shall be discriminated against or harassed by any coworker, supervisor, manager, or other person with whom the employee comes in contact in the course of employment, on the basis of the actual or perceived race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex, or sexual orientation or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For concerns regarding discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying in employment, you should immediately contact Angela Herrera, Associate Superintendent (Compliance Office for Title IX and CC of R Title 5) at 916-561-5253, [email protected] or 1901 Arena Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95834. A copy of Natomas Unified School District’s uniform complaint policy and non-discrimination policy are available upon request.