SFUSD has a strong commitment to social justice. We place access and equity, student achievement, and accountability at the forefront of every child’s education. Our actions focus on one central idea: every child has the right to be well-educated. As a San Francisco public school educator, you will have the opportunity to work with a diverse group of students alongside supportive and talented colleagues. You will be an integral part of the district’s effort to ensure that every student who enrolls in our schools will graduate ready for college, career, and life.



SFUSD's Office of Professional Growth and Development (PGD) supports high quality, student-outcomes-based, and equity-focused learning for teachers, paraeducators, site leaders and central office leaders. Some opportunities include: 

  • Teacher Learning and Leadership

  • Paraeducator Learning and Leadership

  • Instructional Coaching

For more information about growth and support in SFUSD, please visit the OPLL website.





SFUSD offers competitive salaries determined by experience, bi-lingual skills, and service to those with special needs. Average starting salary of a Special Education Paraeducator is $23.66/hour


SFUSD offers highly competitive benefits, including:

  • Fully subsidized health benefits for individual coverage; Free vision and dental benefits

  • Pre-tax Medical & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Pre-tax commuter transit program

  • And many more!


For more information about our comprehensive benefits package, take a look at our Summary of Benefits.  



The following are minimum requirements for eligibility: 

K-12 Instructional Aide or Substitute:

  • High school diploma or equivalent AND passed District Instructional Aide Exam; OR

  • High school diploma or equivalent AND passed CBEST; OR

  • High school diploma or equivalient AND 48 college units (official transcripts required); OR

  • Associate's degree or higher

Child Development Program Instructional Aide or Substitute: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent AND completion of 6 semester units of Early Childhood Education 

Security Aide:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

Noon Monitor: 

  • At least 18 years old


We are thrilled you're interested in joining SFUSD! If you are interested in a paraeducator role (instructional aide, instructional aide substitute, community relations specialist, security patrol, noon monitor, etc), you will complete an application at To complete this application, you will need a resume. 


You may save your application and log out at any time, then return later to complete it. After you have applied to each position of interest, the site administrators of each school will review and determine your eligibility, offering an interview only if interested in learning more about your potential fit for their needs. Job postings are updated daily, so we recommend checking frequently for new positions.

If you have questions about your application or about the process more broadly, please contact us at paraeducators