Ganado Unified School District


Welcome to Ganado Unified School District #20, where we take pride in educating the leaders of tomorrow; where traditional Navajo culture and values are close to our heart; and where our staff are truly life-long learners, leading the way as examples for our students and our community. Thank you for your interest in joining the Ganado Unified School District team!

The below link will guide you to our job openings and application portal. Applicants must submit a complete application to be eligible for consideration. If needed, you may also attain a paper copy of the application within our office.

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Application Requirements

Certified/Administrative Positions

  • Completed Application
  • Resume and Letter of Interest
  • College Transcripts
  • Three Letters of Reference (dated within six months of application)
  • Valid Arizona Teaching Certificate*
  • Valid Arizona IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card*

*International applicants may still apply. We acknowledge international applicants may not have an Arizona teaching certificate or IVP card at time of application.

Classified Positions

  • Completed Application
  • Resume and Letter of Interest
  • Copy of High School Diploma/GED Certificate
  • Any College Transcripts/Diplomas or Vocational/Trade School Certificates
  • Three Letters of Reference (dated within six months of application)
  • Additional requirements may apply for specialized positions like bus drivers. Please view job description.

General District Additional Job Requirements

All employees shall have a valid Arizona IVP fingerprint clearance card and show proof of COVID vaccination (or valid exemption) upon placement.


Salary ranges are listed under each job opening. General salary schedules are available in the below hyperlinks. 

Example Compensation for Full Time Certified Staff

  • Base salary of $45,000 (BA, 1st year teacher with zero years experience). Placement honors up to five years of verifiable experience.
    • Ability to increase salary each year with Professional Growth separate from any raises that may be applied to the next school year depending on board approval. 
  • $2,000 additional Prop 301 Salary for certified employees
  • $3,000 annual Hard to Fill Stipend for appropriately certified employees in areas of science, math, ESS (SPED), or STEM
  • $3,000 annual National Board Certified Stipend (Must show proof of certification)
  • Teachers may be eligible for Prop 301 performance pay (determined by board approved plan)
  • Eligible for annual Retention Stipend after employed for one year (dependent upon funds available) 
  • Eligible for additional extra duty/supplemental pay opportunities like coaching, tutoring, sponsoring, prep period subbing, etc. 

Example Compensation for Full Time Classified Staff

  • Hourly salary - placement honors up to five years experience
  • Eligible for $750–$1,500 Annual Educational Stipend if employee has a AA, BA/MA degree.
  • Eligible for Annual Retention Stipend after employed for one year (dependent upon funds available)
  • Eligible for additional extra duty/supplemental pay opportunities like coaching and athletics event work 
  • Payroll, purchasing, accounting specialist, RN, and accounts payable specialist positions are eligible for $3,000 annual Hard to Fill Stipend

Substitute Salary: Substitutes generally are on-call temporary workers and may work up to 20 hours per week. Long term placement 10+ days in one position may be made if there are vacancies open. 

Employee Benefits: Our employee benefits represent an important part of your total compensation. We offer the following benefits for eligible employees:

  • Medical, vision, dental, life insurance, and employee assistance program for the employee (District pays 100% of the eligible employee premiums. Spouse/children may be added at the employee’s own cost).
  • Retirement benefits through Arizona State Retirement System
  • Workers compensation
  • 32 hours of personal (vacation) leave per year 
  • Other leaves (sick leave, bereavement leave, FMLA, professional, or others in accordance with district policy)
  • 12-month contracted employees are also eligible for annual leave and five paid holidays
  • Other benefits such flexible spending accounts, additional voluntary life insurance, short-term disability, etc. are also available at employees own cost.

Employees are eligible for benefits if they are generally a full time employee with 30 hours or more per week and/or comply with ACA regulations.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Ganado Unified School District is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex or gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, or marital status. The district does recognize the Indian Preference in Employment Act.

Rights Reserved: Positions are advertised for the 2022–2023 and 2023–2024 school year. We reserve the right not to fill advertised positions.