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.

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: Reading Intervention Teacher
Application Type: Certified Application Packet

Job Description & Qualifications: To create a strong instructional program in grades PreK-3, each elementary grade teacher must be highly qualified to teach in the area in which they are employed. Teachers will receive a minimum of two annual formal evaluations from a qualified evaluator. Specific job and employment responsibilities are enumerated in the employment contract and will not be repeated in the job description. Teachers must meet all provisions of the teacher’s employment contract to be appointed for subsequent years of service to the Ajo Unified School District as a teacher. View the full reading intervention teacher job description.

Qualification Requirements: 

  • Highly-qualified professional
  • Three years successful classroom teaching experience
  • Experience in teaching reading intervention groups
  • Trained in the administration and interpretation of DIBELS: Dynamic Indicators of Early Literacy Skills

Position: PreK–12 School Nurse

Appcation Type: Classified Application Packet

Job Description & Qualifications: The Ajo Schools Nurse will treat students for medical issues, help prevent physical issues, and coordinate routine health assessments. View the full PreK–12 school nurse job description.

Pay & Benefits: Full time, seven hours per day. 9 month position. Pay will depend on individuals level of medical training. Though a medical degree is preferred, PA, RN, LPN, EMT-P, or EMT, it is not required.

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: 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.

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 $100.00 per day (4+ hours).