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School Desk Blog: Ukiah Unified is a great place to work

Everywhere you go these days, you see help-wanted signs posted on business’s walls, windows, and doors, and almost all of them state “hiring for all positions.” Since the pandemic hit, our unemployment rate has skyrocketed. People lost their jobs and their ability to provide for their families, and some lost their lives during this pandemic that seems to be far from over. 

With our children back in school full time, it is vitally important to have caring, qualified staff to ensure students are learning in the safest and most efficient way possible. For this reason, I find it important to let you know why Ukiah Unified School District is the best place to work and a terrific place to forge a career path that is rewarding and fulfilling. 

Ukiah Unified offers a complete compensation package for their employees, including full medical, dental, and vision packages and the best retirement plans in California with CalPERS and CalSTRS. In fact, if you are enrolled as a single member, you can get medical benefits for yourself at no cost to you just by being an employee with Ukiah Unified, as long as your position is four hours per day or more. 

Our total compensation package is very competitive for our area. The work schedules offered have something for everyone. We have part-time, full-time, night shifts, and even split shifts available.  If you are looking to work during the time when your children are in school, we have positions that would fit your needs. We have ten, eleven, and twelve-month positions, so the choice is up to you. We provide a deferred payment program for our ten and eleven-month employees who receive fewer than twelve paychecks so you can get paid every month. 

Ukiah Unified offers advanced placement if you have experience or education in the field you are applying for. You need only show proof to be considered for a higher starting salary. Additionally, Ukiah Unified offers professional growth opportunities to encourage our employees to continue their education as classified employees. Ukiah Unified provides a $525 bonus for completing ten college units that pertain to your current job.

When you work at Ukiah Unified, you become part of a large family that will pull together in times of need to support one another. As of late, this has been tested over and over again, not only with the pandemic but the tragic fires that have become the new normal. Ukiah Unified employees have stepped up in huge ways to assist in whatever is needed. We take great pride in supporting our students and our community. If you or anyone you know is interested in joining the Ukiah Unified family, please call 707-472-5040 or visit and click on Employment Opportunities. You can also stop by in person at 511 South Orchard Ave. and fill out an application.