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Careers at DSST

Belong & Be Yourself at DSST.

Join the top performing public charter school network in Denver and Aurora, where all degrees and career backgrounds are welcome.


Our talented staff is made up of new grads, career changers, and experienced educators. Some of us attended traditional teacher prep programs while some of us majored in Physics or English. Some of us grew up in Colorado while others relocated to our beautiful state. Our common denominator is our commitment to educational equity.  

At DSST, we firmly believe that diversity of perspectives, identities, and experiences makes us stronger and that, together, we can create a workplace where each human being is fully known, affirmed for who they are, and given the opportunity to contribute something significant to our community and our world.

Through this foundation, we prepare the amazing students at our 16 middle and high schools across Denver and Aurora for success in college, careers, and life.


Each of the roles outlined below are essential on our path of achieving DSST’s mission to transform urban public education by eliminating educational inequity and preparing all students for success in college and the 21st century.

  • If you believe you could bring passion and commitment to the role but aren't sure you meet every qualification, please apply! Above all, we are looking for people who believe in our mission to eliminate educational inequity. 
  • ​Interested in one of the below opportunities but don’t see it currently posted on our job board? Email your resume to our team at to be added to our talent community for future openings.
  • Not sure where you fit best? Contact our Talent Team! We’d love to support you in finding your just right role. 
Our Paraprofessionals are essential members of our school team who help to ensure that our students with disabilities are receiving a transformational educational experience. These roles can be placed in either a Center Program setting or supporting a particular student in a one-on-one setting. Learn more about our Special Education programming at DSST here and find our open Paraprofessional roles here.


From creating a joyful inclusive classroom culture to leading data-driven rigorous instruction, our Teachers are at the core of everything we do. At DSST, we are excited to hire new graduates, career changers, and experienced teachers! All degrees and levels of experience are welcome and valued. To view our open Teachers positions click here
We hire teachers who:
  • Have an unwavering belief that all students can succeed, reach their most ambitious post-secondary goals, and lead exemplary lives.
  • Have a desire to continuously improve including to grow personally and professionally in their practice of becoming an anti-racist educator.
  • Hold at least a Bachelor's Degree (can be in any major area!) by their start date.
  • Demonstrate their content knowledge and be qualified as “In-Field” by an agreed upon date after your start date. For more information on qualifying as “In-Field”, see this document
Our teaching roles include these content areas:
  • Special Education
  • Literacy Intervention
  • English Language Development
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • English Language Arts
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish
  • STEM Electives (Computer Science, Engineering, etc.)
  • Creative Core Electives (P.E, Art, Theater, etc.)
  • and more! 

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We love our Front Office Staff! Our Front Office Managers and Front Office Assistants are the first faces that our families see when they enter a DSST school. These roles include daily responsibilities such as carrying out attendance reporting, answering phone calls, maintaining student records, communicating with families, and supporting planning of school events. Interested? You can view our current non-instructional openings here
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One of our most unique to DSST roles are our Community Engagement & Recruitment Managers (CERMs). These folks lead in the areas of student recruitment, community & family engagement, and advocacy & civic engagement for their DSST school. Our ideal candidates for these roles have at least 2-3 years of experience carrying out similar responsibilities. Interested? You can view our current non-instructional openings here



We strive to make sure that our students and teachers have all the resources they need to be successful. The DSST Home Office works not just on background logistics such as operations, facilities management, and curriculum development but also maintains a focus on the people that make us who we are: our students, staff, families, and community. See our current Home Office openings here. The DSST Home Office Team is made up of the following departments: 
    • Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment
    • Data, Academic Program, & Special Education
    • Culture & Student Experience
    • Leadership Development
    • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
    • Human Capital
    • Operations
    • Marketing, Advocacy, Community and Family Engagement, & Development



Educating the whole child is fundamental to DSST’s view of the human condition. We believe in giving our students every opportunity to explore their passions so that they are supported in pursuing all of their dreams, whatever they may be. These roles vary by school and range from competitive sports like Soccer and Basketball to after school programs like Robotics and CubeSat Team. These roles are part-time and seasonal. You can view our current Coaching and After School opportunities here
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Are you looking to transition into a fulfilling teaching career? Our DSST Apprentice Teacher Program might be the perfect pathway for you! Our ATs participate in a year-long development program that prepares them to take on their own classroom the following year - all while earning a salary, their Colorado Teaching License, and an optional Master’s in Teaching. Learn more here and apply to be in our next Apprentice Teacher cohort today! 
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By engaging in career exploration, building post-secondary readiness skills, and supporting students and their families through the college admissions process, our College Success positions play a vital role in ensuring 100% of DSST graduates are admitted to college or a post-secondary program of their choice. You can view our current College Success openings here. P.S.- Make sure to check out this video of our DSST Senior Signing Day, our annual event that celebrates this collective work.
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Our School Social Workers and School Psychologists are leaders who play an integral role in ensuring student success through providing triaged direct counseling services to our students, leading through crisis intervention, supporting in adult development, and collaborating on how to build strong school culture. 
At DSST, we are committed to providing a school culture where every student feels seen, supported, and valued. This is why we staff at least two mental health providers at every DSST campus. To learn more, check out this Day in the Life Video of one of our wonderful DSST Social Workers and you can view our current non-instructional openings here

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We are extremely proud of the leadership programs and teams we have at DSST. These individuals set the strategic vision for their school, hire high quality teams, develop values driven school culture and lead on data driven instructional practices. From schoolwide systems implementation to smiles for each student, our DSST School Leaders embody our core values in every moment. Our School Leadership Teams include the below roles and you can see a brief description of each role here
  • School Directors (SDs)
  • Associate School Director (ASDs)
  • Directors of Curriculum & Instruction (DCIs)
  • Campus Directors of Operation
  • Directors of College Success (DCS)
  • Dean of Students (DoS)
  • Athletic Directors (ADs)
  • School Directors in Training (SDiTs)

Interested in joining our school-based leadership team? Our DSST Leadership Hiring Days for the 2024-2025 School Year will be taking place on 2/1/24, 3/1/24, 6/26/24, and 5/17/24 with applications going live on 11/1/23.



Interested in teaching in schools but either don’t have a Bachelor’s Degree or looking for more flexible hours? DSST has two different opportunities depending on what you are looking for! 
  • Our Campus Support Teachers are full time, benefits eligible DSST employees that are typically placed at one DSST school for the year. This role could look like providing additional support when needed, filling in for longer-term vacancies like when a teacher is on leave, or providing short term coverage for classes where a teacher may be absent that day. We do not require a Bachelor’s Degree for this position or a substitute teacher license.
  • We also staff Substitute Teachers in our schools through Hello Subs. This is a great opportunity if you are looking for a more flexible part-time opportunity to teach in our schools. You can submit your interest in substitute teaching in our schools through Hello Subs here

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We LOVE hosting pre-service educators and social workers at DSST for field experience, student teaching, and internships. If interested in learning more about these opportunities, you can reach out directly to us at
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Choosing DSST means choosing your life’s work. From working with our incredible community that pushes the limits of what education can be, to providing every single one of our individual students with everything they need, to taking care of each of our personal needs--every moment of our work is sacred because every moment of our work requires a deep sense of care for all of our people. Click here to learn more.


We are committed to providing an equitable, timely application process for each of our candidates. Click here to learn more about the process and see our candidate FAQs!

Questions? Contact our talent team at