Careers at Owatonna Public Schools

WELCOME TO OWATONNA PUBLIC SCHOOLS / ISD 761

Our Mission
Inspiring Excellence. Every Learner. Every Day.
 
Our Vision
Owatonna Public Schools inspires a community of learners with equitable access to high quality, innovative learning opportunities ensuring all students are college, career and life ready.
Our Core Values
  • Build and nurture relationships
  • Develop and maintain a growth mindset
  • Challenge the status quo
 
Our Commitments
  • 21st Century Learners
  • High Quality Teaching & Learning
  • Safe & Caring Community
  • Equity
Job Openings
Published Title Summary
2020-11-23 Sixth Grade Teacher Long-Term Substitute Middle School Teaching | Owatonna Middle School | Available: 02/22/2021 | Closing: 12/31/2020
2020-11-18 Special Education Teacher - Long Term Substitute Special Services - Certified | Special Education - Elementary | To Be Determined | Available: Late December | Closing: 12/18/2020
2020-11-18 English Language Learner Teacher [Long Term Sub] High School Teaching | English Language Learners (ELL) | Owatonna Senior High | Available: 03/11/2021 | Closing: 12/18/2020
2020-11-05 Occupational Therapist - Long Term Substitute Student Support Services - Certified | Occupational Therapist (OT) | District Wide | Available: 01/04/2021 | Closing: 12/04/2020
2020-11-03 Special Education Paraprofessional-Behavior Intervention Student Support Services | Special Education Paraprofessional | Owatonna Senior High | Available: ASAP | Closing: Open until filled
2020-10-29 Kids First 7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball Assistant Coaches Kids First Athletics | Kids First Coach | District Wide | Available: 01/11/2021 | Closing: 11/27/2020
2020-10-29 Kids First 7th and 8th Grade Head Boys Basketball Coach Kids First Athletics | Kids First Coach | Owatonna Middle School | Available: 01/11/2021 | Closing: 11/27/2020
2020-10-16 School Age Care (SAC) Program Assistant Student Support Services | School Age Care (SAC) | Lincoln Elementary | Available: ASAP | Closing: Open Until Filled
2020-09-22 Kids First Officials Kids First Athletics | Kids First Officials | District Wide | Available: ASAP | Closing: Open until filled
2020-08-07 Health Office Nurse Substitute Health Services | District Wide | Available: On Going | Closing: On Going
2020-08-07 Substitute Teachers, Paraprofessionals & Educational Assistants Substitute Teaching | Substitute Teacher | District Wide | Available: On Going | Closing: On Going
Benefits

Benefits are a portion of a total compensation package for employees.  ISD #761 – Owatonna Public Schools provides a comprehensive benefits package, which includes health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; as well as flexible spending, retirement and an employee assistance program.  Each employee group contract details eligibility requirements and District contributions for benefits.  

Additional Resources:

Substitute Jobs

If you are interested in substituting please apply online at www.teachersoncall.com.  If you have already applied with Teachers On Call at a neighboring district, you do not need to reapply Simply call Teachers On Call at 952-346-1656 or toll free at 1-855-346-1650 and advise that you would like to be able to access opportunities in the Owatonna School District as well.

Teachers On Call are currently recruiting substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, educational assistants,  and secretaries to work in Owatonna Public Schools on an on-call basis. Teachers On Call will identify your interests, qualifications, skills, and experience, and will match them to the needs of our schools.  

There are many advantages and benefits available to you as a Teachers On Call employee.
Working as a substitute with Teachers On Call has many advantages including a flexible schedule and chance to make a difference in the lives of young people. Once you are signed up with Teachers On Call, you will receive an employee guidelines brochure with complete information on all our benefits including:

  • Weekly competitive pay
  • Bonuses (for working consistently)
  • Referral bonuses
  • Gold Star rewards program – exclusive savings on shopping, travel and dining
  • Online training and development programs
  • Medical coverage for those who qualify

Our District has several different opportunities for substituting

Substitute Teachers:

All substitute teachers must have a current MN teaching license. A teacher with a standard license may substitute in any Pre K-12 assignment. A limited short-call substitute teaching license may be requested by the district for an individual if there is a shortage of qualified substitute teachers. The individual must have a four year degree and participate in a short-call substitute training session in order to meet district qualifications. The limited license is issued by the MN Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELBS) and is valid for two years.

Support Staff Substitutes:

Support Staff provide classroom assistance to teachers. No licensure is required to substitute in these positions, just the desire to work with children in an educational setting.

Frequent Questions

How do I apply for a vacancy?

Owatonna Public Schools uses an online application system for all district vacancies.  Click on the Apply button for any Owatonna posting you find on this site and you’ll be directed into our online system.  If you already have an application with Owatonna, you can edit and submit for multiple vacancies.  If you have questions relating to a specific vacancy, please contact the Human Resources Office at 507-444-8612.

Can I complete an application even if there are no current vacancies?

Yes, applications can be started without a vacancy being posted. The Position Desired Page of the application allows you to indicate an interest in future openings. To load our online application system click here.

How long are applications kept on file?

As long as you maintain/update your applicant file, it will remain active in our online system.

Can you tell me when there is an opening for a specific job?

If you indicate an interest in future openings on the ‘Position Desired’ page of the application, you will be notified via email when vacancies occur in those areas.

What do I need to do if I am interested in substituting?

If you are interested in substituting please apply online at www.teachersoncall.com.  If you have already applied with Teachers On Call at a neighboring district, you do not need to reapply Simply call Teachers On Call at 952-346-1656 or toll free at 1-855-346-1650 and advise that you would like to be able to access opportunities in the Owatonna School District as well.

Teachers On Call are currently recruiting substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, educational assistants,  and secretaries to work in Owatonna Public Schools on an on-call basis. Teachers On Call will identify your interests, qualifications, skills, and experience, and will match them to the needs of our schools.  

There are many advantages and benefits available to you as a Teachers On Call employee.
Working as a substitute with Teachers On Call has many advantages including a flexible schedule and chance to make a difference in the lives of young people. Once you are signed up with Teachers On Call, you will receive an employee guidelines brochure with complete information on all our benefits including:

  • Weekly competitive pay
  • Bonuses (for working consistently)
  • Referral bonuses
  • Gold Star rewards program – exclusive savings on shopping, travel and dining
  • Online training and development programs
  • Medical coverage for those who qualify

Our District has several different opportunities for substituting

Substitute Teachers:

All substitute teachers must have a current MN teaching license. A teacher with a standard license may substitute in any Pre K-12 assignment. A limited short-call substitute teaching license may be requested by the district for an individual if there is a shortage of qualified substitute teachers. The individual must have a four year degree and participate in a short-call substitute training session in order to meet district qualifications. The limited license is issued by the MN Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELBS) and is valid for two years.

Support Staff Substitutes:

Support Staff provide classroom assistance to teachers. No licensure is required to substitute in these positions, just the desire to work with children in an educational setting.

How do I submit materials to the local CEU committee for review?

Owatonna School District uses a platform called PDExpress to encompass professional development needed for renewal of an educational license with MN Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB).   To access PDExpress, you must set up a Guest account by going to:  http://pdexpress.owatonna.k12.mn.us/ and click on “Request a Guest ID?  

Once your license renewal submission has been approved by the CEU Committee through PDExpress, your information will be uploaded to PELSB.

Our CEU Committee is broken down by first initial of last name.  The CEU Committee Members are available to answer any of your licensing questions.  For general questions, please contact Cheryl Summer at:  csummer@isd761.org or 444-8612.

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