Employment Opportunities

Join the JCS Family

While many professionals in education dream of working for an organization like JCS, we hire only those who truly understand and identify with our mission, vision, and values.

Interested in working for JCS?

We are a unique school serving approximately 2,600 K-12 students in 15 programs with multiple philosophies and pedagogical approaches spanning four counties. While many professionals in education dream of working for an organization like JCS, we hire only those who truly understand and identify with our mission, vision, and values. We are not your typical public school; To get our attention, don’t be a typical public school applicant.

Do you know how your individual experience and attributes fit in our programs? Do you understand the unique philosophies and approaches to education our programs utilize?

Your “interview” begins here…read all the important information on this page, and study this website thoroughly to understand our programs before applying for any opening. We look for passionate candidates who are truly interested in JCS and understand our unique programs and mission. Too often, we receive inquiries from “window shopper” applicants who simply “click to apply” and do not take the time to learn about what makes JCS a great school and how they may benefit the students we serve in an individual program. Those candidates don’t make it through our rigorous interview process.

Do you know your personal education philosophy? Are you a passionate life-long learner? Are you capable of “un-thinking” typical public education?

Job Openings

We post all of our current openings on EDJOIN.  There’s no better place to look for jobs in public education than EDJOIN, the premiere online education job site. Whether you’re hunting for a teaching position, management job or a classified support vacancy, chances are EDJOIN has just the right career for you.

  • JCS is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer

Applications

Because of the geographic dispersion of our programs and administration, JCS accepts applications for open positions only via our online applicant system, EDJOIN.  We do not accept faxed, emailed, or paper applications or application materials; it is required that all interested job applicants access and use the EDJOIN system.

Internal Candidates

Employees of JCS may apply for any current opening using EDJOIN.  We have a special internal candidate application on EDJOIN for our current employees to use when applying for new opportunities. Always select the “Internal Candidates Only” version of a job posting, and use the password provided by your supervisor or HR.

External Candidates

Please read the job posting and job description on EDJOIN thoroughly.  Nothing can more quickly end your opportunity to be seriously considered than evidence that you have not done your research!  Learn about JCS, our philosophy and programs, before you apply for a position.  

Important Reminder

A valid California teaching credential is required for all teaching positions.  Each job posting for teaching positions details which California teaching credentials are appropriate and acceptable for that specific position.  Additionally, all job candidates must have a recent tuberculosis test result (showing a negative result, within the past 6 months), and all academy-based positions require a current CPR certification. Please also pay close attention to each position’s requirements.

Inquiries About a Pending Application

It is not uncommon for JCS to receive over 200 applications for one position.  We make every effort to remain in contact with job applicants periodically throughout the recruiting process. However, we can not personally respond to every applicant or request. If, after review of your application and application materials, we desire to proceed to the next step of the recruiting process, you will be contacted. Once a decision has been made, all applicants for a specific position are notified via email.

Grade & Range Pay Structure

Benefits Summary (Effective July 1, 2015)

This is a summary of employee benefits offered by JCS, and is not intended to be a complete description of any specific benefit, nor a definitive explanation of eligibility.  See plan documents for specific details.

Employees WORKING 75% FTE or higher (30 hours per week or more for non-exempt/classified employees) receive the following benefits

Health Insurance
Choices to cover the employee, employee plus spouse or registered domestic partner, employee plus child(ren) or employee plus family. The plan year is July 1 – June 30. The school contribution is up to $1,200 per month for health insurance (medical, dental, and vision) and AFLAC. Employee portion of premiums for health insurance, if any, can be deducted pre-tax under our section 125 plan. Employee portion of AFLAC premiums are deducted after-tax.

Medical Insurance Choices
Kaiser HMO, Kaiser HSA (for those who live in a Kaiser service area); Aetna HMO and Aetna HMO Value Network; Aetna HSA. All medical insurance choices include prescription drug coverage.

Dental Insurance Choice
Delta Dental Premier PPO.

Vision Insurance Choices
For Kaiser members, vision is included in the Kaiser coverage (Kaiser Optical). For all others, Vision Service Plan (VSP) PPO.

Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
A voluntary (employee funded) special savings account where employees can set-aside tax-free money for eligible medical and/or dependent care expenses. Medical FSAs include a linked Visa or MasterCard branded debit card for easy access to FSA funds.

Employees working 42% FTE OR HIGHER (17 hours per week) receive the following benefits

Life Insurance
A voluntary (employee funded) life insurance policy to cover employee, employee and spouse, or employee and child(ren). A company basic (company funded) life insurance policy of $50,000 is provided for all regular employees.

Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
A voluntary (employee funded) disability plan that ensures continuation of income (up to 60% of average weekly earnings) during short-term, long-term or permanent disability.

AFLAC Accident, Hospitalization and Illness plans
A variety of voluntary AFLAC products are available to employees at their own expense. JCS contributes up to $100 per month towards AFLAC premiums for employees working 30+ hours per week (75% FTE or higher).

Legal Shield
Employees may purchase coverage for a variety of common legal services and/or identity theft protection.

Retirement Investments
JCS participates in CalSTRS for certificated employees and CalPERS for non-certificated employees. Additionally, JCS participates in all retirement investment products offered through the San Diego County Office of Education/Fringe Benefit Consortium (SDCOE/FBC). These products include a variety of voluntary (employee-funded) tax-sheltered retirement investments.

Classified Paid Time-Off

Vacation
Full-time employees (100% FTE or 40 hours per week) accrue 120 hours of paid vacation time for the first five years (accrues at a rate of 10 hours per month). Accrual increases to 160 hours per year after five years of employment. Time is accrued monthly.

Paid Sick Leave
Employees receive a paid sick leave insurance benefit from the employer, which compensates for time lost due to personal illness or the illness of a dependent (includes coverage for doctor/dentist appointments). The benefit is 1.15 hours of sick leave accrued per 30 hours worked for regular non-exempt employees, or 80 hours accrued per-year for full-time (100% FTE) exempt employees. Exempt employees working less than 100% FTE accrue a prorated amount of paid sick leave based upon their FTE percentage. Unused benefits accumulate through the employee’s tenure with JCS. This benefit has no cash value and is not an earned wage. Upon retirement, JCS will report unused sick time benefits to CalPERS as service time upon the retiree’s request.

Certificated Administration Paid Time-Off

Vacation
Accrual of 30 days of paid vacation time (accrues at a rate of 2.5 days per month) for full-time (100% FTE) certificated administration employees.

Paid Sick Leave
Employees receive a paid sick leave insurance benefit from the employer, which compensates for time lost due to personal illness or the illness of a dependent (includes coverage for doctor/dentist appointments). The benefit will pay up to 80 hours of sick leave per year for full-time employees (100% FTE). Employees working less than 100% FTE receive paid sick leave commensurate with their FTE percentage. Unused benefits accumulate through the employee’s tenure with JCS. This benefit has no cash value and is not an earned wage. Upon retirement, JCS will report unused sick time benefits to CalSTRS as service time upon the retiree’s request.

Certificated Teacher Paid Sick Leave
Employees receive a paid sick leave insurance benefit from the employer, which compensates for time lost due to personal illness or the illness of a dependent (includes coverage for doctor/dentist appointments). The benefit will pay up to 80 hours of sick leave per year for full-time employees (100% FTE). Employees working less than 100% FTE receive paid sick leave commensurate with their FTE percentage. Unused benefits accumulate through the employee’s tenure with JCS. This benefit has no cash value and is not an earned wage. Upon retirement, JCS will report unused sick time benefits to CalSTRS as service time upon the retiree’s request.