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Careers in North Kansas City Schools

Welcome and thank you for your interest in North Kansas City Schools! Our wonderful students, staff and community make North Kansas City Schools a premier educational destination. We're always looking for energetic and passionate individuals to provide innovative educational experiences for our more than 21,000 students across 36 school sites.

With more than 3,200 staff members serving in a variety of roles, there is a place for you in North Kansas City Schools! Our location just north of the Missouri River offers easy access to the city's vibrant downtown. 

Applications for all positions may be completed online. We encourage you to explore our website to learn about available opportunities. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions. 

We look forward to connecting with you and sincerely hope that you will join our team.


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Featured Opportunities

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Make the difference in North Kansas City Schools.

Whether your goal is to teach, lead or serve in our schools, our district could be the place for you. More than 1,600 certified educators and 1,600 classified staff call North Kansas City Schools home. 

Our staff is known for their energy and passion for serving the North Kansas City community. From teachers and paraprofessionals to cafeteria managers and electricians, we are more than 3,200 strong! 

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Join a community of individuals committed to student success.

We ask each of our staff members to serve as a relentless champion for all students. Our team lives out this mission every single day, going above and beyond to create incredible learning experiences. When you join this district, you're not in it alone; you can expect comprehensive systems of support to help you reach your goals.

NKC Schools' cadre of outstanding staff enjoy a vibrant work environment, top of the line professional development, some of the best pay in the Kansas City metro area, and a robust benefits package. Come see what being a champion is all about!


Lead the way with innovative teaching practices and a focus on the future.

North Kansas City Schools is known nationwide for our innovation and forward-thinking vision. If you are ready to do education differently, NKC Schools is the place to be. 


Adopted in 2020, our Portrait of a Graduate outlines seven key competencies for students that are that are transferable across time, space, and any situation to prepare for a future of success to graduation and beyond.

>> STRATEGIC PLAN 2022-2027

NKC Schools’ Strategic Plan defines aspirational goals for organizational improvement over five years. Developed in collaboration with students, families, staff members, Board members, business partners and the community, the Strategic Plan outlines our bright future ahead.


High school students select one of four broad industry-themed pathways to focus their learning and connect to their interests. Work-based learning experiences such as job shadowing, guest speakers, and internships engage every student.

How will you make your impact here?

Imagine a job where you come to work and positively impact lives every single day. If you are ready to make a difference for students and families in our community, North Kansas City Schools is the place to be!

Apply today!