Ajo Unified School District
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Human Resources

At Ajo Unified School District No. 15, we combine staff, students, and community to prepare students to be both college and career ready. This page provides both employee information for current faculty and staff and information for prospective employees. We're always looking for enthusiastic individuals who have a passion for education to join our growing team.

2022–2023 Open Teaching Positions

Apply and interview now for the open positions below. 2022–2023 positions have an August 1, 2022, start date. Successful applicants will have a bachelor’s degree in education with an emphasis on the required area (elementary, social studies, ELA, etc.).

Certified applications can be found here for download and submitted via email along with teaching certificates, fingerprint cards, and unofficial transcripts.

  • Two (2) Elementary K–3 Grade, Self Contained Classroom
  • Two (2) Intermediate Elementary, 4–6 Grade Classroom
  • One (1) Middle School 6–8 Grade Social Studies Teacher
  • One (1) Middle School 6–8 Grade Science Teacher
  • One (1) Middle School 6–8 Grade or High School 9–12 English/Language Arts Teacher
  • One (1) Visual Art Teacher, K–12
  • One (1) Music/Band Teacher, K–12

Join Our Team!

Ajo Unified School District team members are passionate about education. If you are interested in helping us build strong minds and character in the children of our community, please fill out the appropriate application packet available on this page, and send it to:

By email: Angelina Valenzuela
By fax: (520) 387-6545
Bring/mail to: 111 N. Well Road, Ajo, AZ 85321

Open Positions

Position: Substitute Teachers [continuous opening]
Application Type: Certified Application Packet

Job Description: Substitute teachers educate students by faithfully executing the lesson plans that the regular classroom teacher prepares. 

Candidates must:

Candidates with a high school diploma, GED, or associate degree can obtain an emergency substitute certificate, renewable annually. Candidates with a bachelor’s degree can qualify for a permanent substitute certificate. 

Compensation:  Substitutes earn $100 per day (4+ hours).

Position: Maintenance/Custodian Position
Application Type: Classified Application Packet

Job Description & Qualifications: Maintenance staff work eight hours from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (full time) during the day to keep the Ajo Unified School District campus clean and presentable. Custodians need to work eight hours from 3:00 p.m. to midnight (full time) after school to help clean campus. Applicants qualifications will determine placement as either maintenance or custodian. Summer hours for all maintenance/custodian staff is 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Candidates must: 

  • Fill out a classified application, and submit it to our district office
  • Be able to pass a criminal background check
  • Have a valid drivers license
  • Have a high school diploma or GED

Position: Paraprofessional Teaching Assistant [continuous opening]
Application Type: Classified Application Packet

Job Description & Qualifications: Paraprofessional teaching assistants provide academic and behavioral support for students under the supervision of certified classroom teachers. 

Candidates must:

  • Fill out a classified application, and submit it to our district office
  • Pass a criminal background check

Paraprofessional Certification Requires:

  • A high school diploma or GED

Position: Part-Time/Auxiliary Bus Driver
Application Type: Classified Application Packet

Job Description & Qualifications: The Ajo Unified School District is looking for individuals with a CDL who is willing to obtain a student endorsement from the Arizona MVD and Arizona Department of Safety. The successful applicant will be required to take yearly mandatory drug and alcohol screening as well as random screenings through out the year. 

Candidates must: 

  • Fill out a classified application, and submit it to our district office
  • Pass an extensive IVP fingerprint background check to supervise students
  • Have or be able to obtain a commercial drivers license and a bus driver number