UPDATE: 7/1/2021
Thank you for your interest in day to day, at will, on call, non-union substitute employment for the Rochester School District. 
If interested in substitute teaching for the 2021-2022 school year, please complete and submit an application after August 8, 2021. 
Completed applications submitted after August 8, 2021 will be considered. 


1.  Any type of current Minnesota Teaching License. Pending and out of state licenses cannot be accepted. 
Please visit the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board website on how to obtain a Minnesota Teaching License.
2.  Experience having worked in an urban, multicultural education field desirable.
3.  Availability and flexibility in your schedule to accommodate the District’s day to day needs.
4.  Knowledge of subject matter, classroom management techniques and best practices.

Daily Rate of Pay:  
For the 2020-2021 school year, the daily rate of pay was increased.
Full day – $165
Half day – $82.50

Effective August 1, 2017, day to day substitute employees are paid twice a month. 
Application Procedure:
Complete and submit an online application. Upload two letters of recommendation, resume and cover letter.
If you are a selected candidate, you will be contacted via email with substitute On-Boarding information.

The Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) offers a Three-Year, Short Call Substitute license to applicants who have a bachelor’s degree, but not in education. 
To obtain a Substitute Short Call License, visit the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) website. 

Orientation Information:
Orientation consists of a 20-30 minute Absence Management (a.k.a. Aesop) system training and a series of emails reviewing policies and procedures. 
Applicants are required to start working within two weeks of completing a criminal background check and visiting Human Resources.
Selected candidates will receive an email confirmation from the Office of Human Resources with additional details regarding the On-Boarding process.
If you would like additional information, email subfinder@rochesterschools.org or contact Julie Jimenez Coles.@ 507-328-4222 between 6:30am – 3:00pm.

Commitment to Equity:
Rochester Public Schools is committed to diversifying its workforce to better reflect the community we serve.  We believe the practices used in recruiting, interviewing, hiring, supporting, and promoting staff must include and honor, at every level, those who represent the diverse identities of our schools and community.