If you have read the complete application process procedures (below), you can apply for a position. Required documents should be submitted electronically with the application. While electronically attaching all supporting documents is HIGHLY preferred, you may mail or drop off your supporting documents if necessary. You may also e-mail your documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions about the application process, you may contact Tim Williams (780-7864) in the Human Resources Department.
After the closing date of a position, all applications will be screened. Applicants who advance to the interview stage of the process will be contacted. After the final selection is made and upon School Board approval, all applicants will be notified electronically that the position has been filled.
Please note that vacancy announcements that are listed as “Open Until Filled” are on an extended recruitment schedule. Therefore, the process from recruitment through selection may appear to take longer than normal. If you apply for a position with this designation and would like to inquire about the status of the process, you may contact Tim Williams at 804-780-7864 for an update. Please wait at least 7 days after submission of your application and all supporting documents before making an inquiry.
Current Openings for 2015-2016 (but accepting applications in ALL areas):
- Math (Secondary)
- Biology, Earth Science, Chemistry and Middle School Science
- Business Education
- Special Education
- Reading Specialist (Master's Required)
- Pre K-5
- Special Education PK-12
- Early Childhood Special Education
- Spanish (K-12)
- Library Media Specialist
- School Nurse
- Health and Physical Education (Secondary)
- English (Secondary)
- Social Studies (Secondary)
- Spanish (Secondary)
- Music/Vocal (Secondary)
- Music - Instrumental/Band (Secondary)
- Technology Education
- Family and Consumer Science
- Gifted and Talented
- Spanish (Elementary)
- Title 1 Reading
- Title 1 Math
- Music Elementary
- Library Media Specialist (Elementary
Substitute Applications are being accepted in the following areas:
- Bus Operator
- Instructional Assistant
- Security Specialist
- School Nurse
Read more information on substituting at RPS
Thank you for your interest in employment with the Richmond Public Schools. To complete an application, please read the information below and follow the steps indicated:
Step 1: Application | Step 2: Appointment | Step 3: Orientation
Step 1: Application
To be considered as an applicant, please read below:
- Application must be completed online.
certified and administrative
applications, email addresses of three professional references must be
included on the applicant reference form when completing the application. Professional references should include principals and/or superintendents from contracted
educational work experiences within the past three years. If experience was not
within the past three years, provide references from last contracted experience.
For beginner teachers, include references from student teaching supervisor(s)
and/or co-operating teacher(s). Failure
to provide accurate information will result in a delay in the employment
classified and substitute/temporary applications,
email addresses of professional references must be included on the applicant
reference form when completing the application and/or upload written reference letters. Three
professional references are required for classified positions and two are required for
substitute/temporary positions. A combination
of professional reference email addresses and letters are accepted. A professional reference is a person that can
vouch for your knowledge, skills and abilities for the job. This person is typically a current or former
supervisor, colleague, or lead worker.
- Official transcripts are required upon employment if
applicable to the position. Electronic
transcripts are considered as unofficial.
Virginia Praxis II, VCLA, RVE and/or a copy of your Virginia Licensure if
applicable to the position.
applying for a teacher position, must
complete the Gallup TeacherInsight assessment when completing your
for all teaching positions are accepted on a continual basis. We do not create
a specific posting for every teaching position. Candidates
are asked to keep their applications current as positions sometimes open during
the school year. If your application is
more than six months old, you should update it, so we are aware of your
documents should be submitted electronically with the application. While
electronically uploading all supporting documents is HIGHLY preferred, you may
mail or drop off your supporting documents if necessary. You may also e-mail
your documents to email@example.com. If you have questions about the application
process, you may contact Tim Williams ((804)780-7864) in the Human
U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization require all
applicants to submit proof of identity and the legal right to work in the
United States. This evidence of proof--either the original or a notarized
copy--must be shown to the human resources personnel upon employment. A U.S. Passport or your driver license (with
photograph) and social security card will be adequate in most cases. You will
also be required to sign a federal government form verifying your identity and
eligibility to work in the U.S.
- Fingerprinting, drug/ alcohol
testing, and tuberculosis screening are requirements for employment.
- Substitute Teacher and Instructional Assistant
applicants are required to have a minimum of 60 semester hours from an
accredited institution. (Official
transcripts should reflect a minimum of a 2.5 average) The ParaPro Assessment (score of 455) will be
accepted in lieu of 60 semester hours to become an Instructional Assistant.
- All applicants must include email addresses of
professional references on the applicant reference form and/or upload letter of references.
- A criminal background investigation,
tuberculosis and drug/alcohol testing will be conducted as a condition of
Selected candidates will not begin work until all required documents have been submitted and all pre employment screening has been successfully completed.
Step 2: Appointment
If you are recommended for employment, a representative of the Human Resources Department will contact you to offer the position and arrange a time to complete the necessary paperwork.
Please note: Only a representative of the Human Resources Department is authorized to make offers of employment.
Information about teacher licensure in Virginia
Step 3: Orientation
All new hires must attend a new employee orientation session following acceptance of employment. For new teachers, this orientation usually takes place in July or August.
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