Careers at South St. Paul Public Schools

Boundaries for South St. Paul Public Schools and the City of South St. Paul’s are nearly the same. The district serves approximately 3,700 students in the City of South St. Paul in two elementary schools (prek-5), a secondary school (6-12), an alternative learning center (9-12), two locations of early childhood programs (birth-5) and an adult basic education. Our mission is to ignite a passion in every learner to inquire, continuously improve and engage in positively changing our world. 
Job Openings
Published Title Summary
2020-11-19 Math Teacher, Grade 8 (Long-Term Substitute) Teacher-Middle School | Middle School | Available: November 2020 | Closing: Open until filled
2020-11-18 Coach, Assistant - Dance Team Athletics/Activities | Coaching | Secondary Building | Available: Immediate | Closing: Open until filled
2020-10-29 School Psychologist - Elementary (Long-Term Substitute) Student Support Services (Licensed) | Psychologist | Elementary Schools | Available: February 2021 | Closing: Open until filled
2020-10-24 Special Education Teacher (ASD) - Long Term Substitute Teacher-Special Education | Autism (ASD) | Middle School | Available: 02/01/2021 | Closing: Open until filled
2020-10-16 Assistant Director - Show Choir Athletics/Activities | Secondary Building | Available: 2020-21 School Year | Closing: Open until filled
2020-10-06 English Language Learner (ELL) Assistant (Long Term Substitute) Paraprofessionals | ELL Assistant | Kaposia Education Center Elementary School | Available: Immediate | Closing: Open until filled
2020-08-22 Special Education Assistant (multiple positions) Paraprofessionals | Special Education Assistant | District Wide | Available: 2020-21 School Year | Closing: Open until filled
SSPPS Facts Sheet
Hiring Process

All candidates are required to complete an application profile online. Your resume, cover letter and any additional documentation may be uploaded to your online profile. Follow the link below to learn more about positions currently open in our schools and begin the application process. Applications are retained in active status for a period of one year. Please return to our site often to learn about new employment opportunities as they arise. You may use the profile you created to apply for multiple or new positions.

Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check.  Click here to view our background check policy and screening standards.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact:

Human Resources
Phone: (651) 457-9409
Fax: (651) 457-9485


Equal Opportunity Employer

South St. Paul Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status or sexual orientation in any of its employment practices, educational programs, services or activities.


South St. Paul Schools provides numerous benefits to eligible employees, including health, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, medical and daycare flexible spending accounts and 403b plan participation. Eligibility for these benefit plans, and the District’s contributions are determined based on your specific collective bargaining agreement or work agreement. Click on the links below to learn more information.

 Employee benefits consists of:

The 2020 Benefits Summary provides an at-a-glance overview


Thank you for your interest in subbing for South St. Paul Schools!



Current Minnesota Short-Call Substitute license issued by the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB). To qualify for a Short-Call Substitute license, candidates must hold the minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a college or university in the United States or PELSB approved credential outside the United States.

Visit to learn more about PELSB. For more information on how to apply for a license, call 651-539-4200 or email


How to apply

Beginning with the 2019-20 school year, South St. Paul Schools is partnering with Teachers On Call to fill our building substitute teacher and special education paraprofessional positions. Please visit > Apply Now to complete an online application for employment, or don’t hesitate to contact TOC directly at 1-800-713-4439 with questions or for more information.  

If you are already employed by Teachers On Call in a surrounding district, please contact them for access to South St. Paul Schools. You need not reapply.  

Why be a substitute teacher

It gives you the opportunity to work with children of various ages, flexible schedule and making a positive difference in the lives of our youth!