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We are a District with a Mission

Oakland Unified School District has a clear vision of success for our students, teachers, staff, and surrounding community. To provide equitable education and academic achievement, we have established a roadmap for the coming years called the Pathway to Excellence. This plan details three priorities:

Priority 1

Effective Talent Programs

Priority 2

Accountable School District

Priority 3

Quality Community Schools

Our top priority is to find, keep, and grow great talent. We know that our work starts with our people. If our people engage powerfully and authentically with our children, we can build from that solid foundation and accomplish everything we have set out to do.
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We’ve already experienced high levels of success. Schools within our district have won national awards, participated in innovative initiatives, and seen significant increases in student achievement. We need dedicated educators and school leaders to keep this momentum going.

We are Leading the Change

We are fired up about our community. Oakland is emerging as a highly desirable and dynamic place to live. We truly love our city and want it to continue to flourish. We empower our youth by providing access to great education that is designed to produce equitable outcomes for all students. Oakland Unified School District is leading the change in our community in many ways. The City of Oakland, under the leadership of our Mayor Libby Schaff, has launched a powerful initiative called the Oakland Promise. The Oakland Promise makes a commitment to invest in our children’s education from Cradle to Career. Our shared goal is to create an expectation from birth that a college degree is in the future of every child. Initiatives like these require strong passion and support from our own educators and school leaders. If you have a passion for our community, a spirit of advocacy, and you are ready to lead the change, we warmly welcome you to join our team.

What We Offer

With a mission as important as ours, we recognize the need to truly appreciate and support our employees. That’s why we offer them the following comprehensive benefits so that they can have happy, healthy, and productive lives at work and at home.

Comprehensive Benefits Plan

  • Family Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Retirement Plan
  • Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Benefit
  • Group Voluntary Term Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Benefits for Medical, Commute, or Dependent Care expenses
  • "Ability Assist" Disability Counseling Services
  • Additional Healthcare Discounts

Growth and Development

  • Mentoring
  • Pedagogy Training
  • Peer Support
  • Advancement Opportunities

Seeking Special Education Professionals

We are in need of leading minds to join our special education team. If you don’t have experience in special education, OUSD’s Grow Our Own initiative provides individuals with the opportunity to become full-time teachers and obtain Special Education teaching credentials. Check out our resources below for more information.


We invite you to browse our open positions below. If you do not find the ideal role, submit your information to our Talent Community to be considered for future roles.

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