Job Opportunities

Welcome to the Newark Public Schools' Employment Opportunities page!


Thank you for your interest in a career with The Newark Public Schools. We are the largest school system in the state of New Jersey, serving more than 37,000 students and employing a community of dedicated professionals. We seek leadership with extraordinary commitment and high expectations. We are searching for leaders who are innovative and results oriented.


As a Newark Public Schools' employee, you will belong to a diverse community, committed to ensuring that all of Newark’s students graduate from high school ready for college.

If you're interested in becoming a member of our team, read more below about how to apply.

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Instructional Opportunities

Principal Application:
If you are interested in becoming a principal of a Newark Public School, visit to learn more about the principal selection process and selection criteria.  The process is the same regardless of whether you are a current NPS educator or external candidate.  Start your application here.  If you have any questions, please contact or 973-733-8799.
Internal NPS School-based Instructional Staff Application:
If you are a current NPS full-time school-based instructional staff member who is interested in seeking a new position for the 2013-2014 school year, visit the Talent Match site to create an educator profile and search/apply for vacancies. Please note that this site is only available to current NPS full-time school-based instructional staff memebers.

You should use this site if you are an internal NPS employee and:

·         Are looking for a new challenge/position

·         Currently work in a school that is slated for closure, consolidation, or becoming a Renew School

·         Are currently in the Educator without a Placement Site (EWPS) pool


Specifically, you should use Talent Match for the following instructional, school-based certificated positions:

·         Administrators, including

o    Vice Principals

·         Guidance Counselors

·         Social Worker II (not CST Social Workers)

·         All teachers, not including but not limited to:

o    PreK-12th grade teachers

o    Special education teachers including inclusion teachers, self-contained special education teachers, resource teachers, crisis teachers, etc.

·         Other school–based staff, including:

o    Technology Coordinator

o    School library media specialist


At this time, the following positions are NOT included in Talent Match, but they may be included in the future. If we add these positions to Talent Match, we will inform the relevant staff.

·         Teacher aides

·         Para-professionals

·         Parent liaisons

·         School clerks


The following placements will be determined by the central office (and not by school principals) and should NOT included in Talent Match: Attendance counselor, Custodians and other facilities staff, Food Service Workers, Nurses, and Security. In addition, Talent Match will not be supporting applications for positions placed by the Office of Special Education, which include Child Study Team members (CST Social Worker, Learning Disability Teacher Consultant (LDTC), Psychologist, Speech and Language Specialist, Educational Interpreters (i.e., sign language interpreters), Psychologists in Training, and any other district-wide support positions (e.g., audiologists).

Need Support?

You can access Talent Match from any computer with internet access, including but not limited to NPS networked computers. If you experience any technical difficulties or have other questions about Talent Match or the school-based staffing process, contact or 973-733-7175.

External Teacher Application:
If you are interested in applying to be a new full-time classroom teacher in the Newark Public Schools, please visit the Teach Newark website 

Applicants to Teach Newark will be screened for inclusion in a pool of highly qualified teachers who are referred to Newark Public School teaching vacancies.  Please note that Teach Newark is only for classroom teaching positions for external candidates (e.g., not current teachers in the Newark Public Schools). 
Check here for more information about the selection process, as well as other FAQs.


Need Support?

In addition to contextual, online help, our Tech Support phone lines are open Monday through Friday from 8:30AM until 5:30PM.  Please call us toll-free at (877) DOTEACH (368-3224).  You may also email us seven days a week, 24 hours a day at


For questions about the selection process, please email us at

External Vice-Principal Candidates: 
If you are interested in applying to be a new full-time Vice-Principal in the Newark Public Schools, please email a cover letter and resume to


Prospective Employees (Other than Classroom Teachers, Vice-Principals or Principals):
Candidates for ALL other instructional positions (other than classroom teachers, vice-principals, or principals) should go here.


Substitute Teacher Application:
Newark Public Schools is not currently accepting applications for Substitute Teachers for the 2013-2014 school year.


Non-Instructional & Central Office Opportunities:

Prospective Employees
External candidates should go here to view current opportunities.


Current NPS Employees
The best way for employees to apply for non-instructional or Central Office jobs online is via the Employee Self Service (ESS) link.


Please click here to log into ESS.  Use your NPS log on ID and password.  Select "Recruiting Activities," then select "Careers."  If you are an NPS employee and do not know your log on ID, or if you need to reset your password, contact the ISD Helpdesk on 973-733-8700.


If you are a current employee and have difficulty accessing ESS, click on the Current NPS Employees link above to view job postings or apply for a non-instructional or Central Office job.  Our recruting application is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day except Sundays 12:00 - 1:00 AM.


Newark Public Schools is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer