Job Opportunities

If you’ve ever considered working in education, now is the time!

Superintendent Michelle Hutchins reading out loud to a class of preschool kids

Life’s Too Short for a Job You Don’t Love

Most of us spend a lot of time at work, so although competitive wages and benefits are nice, they should not be the only reason you accept a new position. (But don’t worry, we have those, too!)

At MCOE, we’re looking for employees who are excited to help us provide educational leadership, resources, and services to schools to ensure wide-ranging educational opportunities for all students.

We embrace a growth mindset; we value innovation and welcome ideas from all levels of the organization. (Plus, we really like to have fun.)

We’re looking for employees who embody our organizational values:  Service,  Expertise, Innovation, and Teamwork. We employ a wide variety of jobs in both certificated and classified positions in the inland and coastal areas of Mendocino County. 



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Please visit our EdJoin page for a current list of job openings or to submit an application.



We are part of a collaborative effort to grow our own teachers through a program called Teach Lake County (with the county next door). This program is designed to provide training, coaching, mentorship, and affordable certification pathways for new teachers. For details, please contact our program coordinator Tami Mee at (707) 467-5133.


We are continuously accepting applications for certificated substitutes (e.g., teachers) as well as classified substitutes (e.g., classroom aides, clerical support, custodians, etc.).  Please contact Human Resources for a packet and more information at (707) 467-5012. 

All substitutes must have fingerprint clearance, TB clearance, and documentation verifying eligibility to work in the United States.


Let’s Hear it for Clean Air and No Traffic
Mendocino County is located about two hours north of the San Francisco Bay Area. It offers a spectacular coastline, a million-acre national forest, rolling hills, lush vineyards, small lakes, and several small, rural communities, the largest of which are in the three city centers: Ukiah, Willits, and Fort Bragg.

If you’re looking for big-city hustle and bustle, we can’t help you. On the other hand, if you’re tired of traffic and would appreciate a beautiful, natural environment where you can enjoy hiking, cycling, kayaking, water skiing, and fishing, we just might have what you’re looking for.

Our Communities are Just the Right Size
We have plenty to do and all the amenities that make any community a great place to live. We have a thriving arts culture with community theaters, a local symphony, and fine artists of all descriptions. We have farmers’ markets full of fresh produce and handmade crafts. We have yoga studios, hunting lodges, and everything in between.

We have state-of-the-art healthcare with a brand new hospital in Willits and a newly expanded and remodeled hospital in Ukiah. We have several options for K-12 education and a top-notch community college with a 127-acre campus north of Ukiah and several satellite campuses countywide. If you’re raising a family, your children can play a variety of sports, participate in 4-H and FFA, and/or learn an array of creative skills at SPACE, the School for Performing Arts and Cultural Education.

To learn more about visiting Mendocino County, click here.


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A Special Time at MCOE
Traditionally, we’ve had amazing longevity among our employees. It’s not unusual to find people who have worked with us for more than 20 years. However, recently we have had a series of retirements that provide us with an exciting opportunity to bring in new people with fresh ideas and enthusiasm. 

Our elected superintendent, Michelle Hutchins, took office in 2018 after spending 24 years in education. Her experience includes having been an art and technology teacher, the director of adult and alternative education programs, a university instructor, principal, and superintendent in two rural school districts. She is looking for people to join her in thinking differently about education to prepare Mendocino County students for a bright future.