VIDEO: GJSD Hiring for 2023-24 School Year!

There are many reasons why you should consider working at the Greater Johnstown School District — but don’t take it from us! Hear directly from some of our current staff members as to why THEY love being part of the team at the GJSD!

See you at the Albany Job Fair on April 19

Even with three months still left in this current school year, GJSD is already gearing up for the 2023-2024 school year. We anticipate several different openings for next year to fill retirements and accommodate expanding needs and are looking for THE best, brightest, most creative, engaging people to join our team for next year.

GJSD is getting a jump start on the hiring process and will have a table at the upcoming Albany Job Fair at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in Latham from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on April 19. We are looking to fill the following positions:

  • Elementary Teachers
  • English Teachers (Secondary)
  • Mathematics Teachers (Elementary & Secondary)
  • Library-Media Specialists
  • Music Teachers (General/Vocal)
  • School Counselor (Elementary)
  • School Psychologist
  • Science Teacher (Earth Science, Chemistry, and/or Physics)
  • Social Worker
  • Foreign Language Teacher(Spanish)
  • Special Education Teachers (Elementary & Secondary)
  • Teaching Assistants (Elementary & Secondary)
  • School Nurse (RN, LPN)
  • School Secretaries/Senior Typists
  • Custodians
  • Substitutes (Instructional and Non-Instructional Support)

a graphic shows photos of school buildings with the date and time of an upcoming job fair

Apply in Advance/Register for the Job Fair:

Stop by on April 19 to meet our administrators face-to-face and hear why YOU should consider Johnstown as part of your career journey. Please consider visiting our Job Fair Event on OLAS and register for the event or even apply in advance:

Why YOU Should Join GJSD:

Maybe you’re graduating in May and looking for your first job in education – or maybe you’re a seasoned veteran who is looking for a change? No matter what your experience level is, each teacher at Johnstown is supported thoroughly by their colleagues and administrators, with a comprehensive mentor program to help you get through your first year – and beyond!

Johnstown prides itself on having a tight-knit teaching community and encourages strong grade level/department collaboration. Our dynamic administrators and teaching staff are caring and student-focused. Building leaders are supportive, approachable, communicative, involved and hands-on with everything that happens in their building.

The Greater Johnstown School District has a strong social and emotional support system in place for staff and there is a thoughtful emphasis on the importance of work-life balance. Everyone on the team is encouraged to take advantage of professional development opportunities and there are opportunities to grow within the district. Interested in working with students outside of the classroom? There are plenty of opportunities to advise extracurriculars and coach our athletes.

Here’s what some of our teaching staff has to say about working at GJSD:

“Johnstown has forward thinking administrators who support teacher lessons regarding out of the box activities that fit our standards.”  – Secondary teacher (almost 15 years at GJSD)

“The energy and support you receive at Johnstown makes you feel safe, respected, healthy, and welcomed into an intellectually stimulating learning environment. I’m forever grateful for my decision to join the team at Greater Johnstown School District.” – Elementary teacher (less than 5 years at GJSD)

“Since being at Johnstown I have found there is massive support amongst peers and administration. There is a culture of seeing people as humans, not as their job; there is recognition that your life outside of your work and that life brings increased value to your work. Good people make a good school, and we have good people.” – Special Education teacher (veteran teacher)

“Johnstown was the one place that I applied to that followed through with everything they said. I have referred 3 teachers and one teaching assistant to the district because of this. I am very thankful to work for this district and Johnstown is a place of employment where their word is their bond.” – NEW GJSD teacher


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