Welcome to Chinle Unified School District #24 where we are delivering brighter futures for the students across the heart of the Navajo Nation. We thrive on our heritage and our supportive professional community that is driving student achievement every day.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Chinle Unified School District team as an employee or volunteer.

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Certified/Administrative Positions
  1. Completed Application CUSD Certified Employment Application
  2. Resume
  3. College Transcripts
  4. Three letters of Recommendation
  5. Valid Arizona Teaching Certificate
  6. Valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card
  7. Proof of Highly Qualified Teacher Status
    • Copy of Passing Score on AEPA or NES subject (content) knowledge test.
    • Copy of AZ HOUSSE Rubric prior to June 30, 2007 with a minimum of 100 pts earned
    • Possess 24 credits in the core academic subject area
    • Hold National Board Certification in the core academic subject area.
    • HQT Reciprocity (must provide comparable out of state results or HOUSSE rubric documentation
Classified Positions
  1. Completed Classified Application CUSD Classified Employment Application
  2. Resume
  3. Copy of HS Diploma and/or College Transcripts
  4. Vocational/Trade School Certificates
  5. Three recent letters of reference or recommendations



The Chinle Unified School District does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex or gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, or marital status.

Title IX and Section 504/Title II Director: Sheila Betz, Federal Programs Director, Administration Bldg., Navajo Route 7, Chinle, Arizona 86503. Phone (928) 674-9742



Today, more than ever, employee Benefits represent an integral part of your total compensation. We offer the following benefits (eligibility requirements apply):

  • Medical, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • Vacations & Leaves
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Life Insurance
  • Miscellaneous Services



The District’s major medical plan provider is Gilsbar, Inc. Gilsbar provides in-network and out of network benefits to all benefit-eligible employees. The District pays 100% of the eligible employee premiums.

Employees are eligible for benefits if they are generally a full time employee with 30 hours or more per week and/or comply with ACA regulations.

Benefits begin the first of the next month after the date they were hired in a benefit eligible position.




If eligible, Administrators and Classified Directors, contracted for 12 months will receive 22 days of vacation annually. Regular 12-month employees, if eligible, will receive 14 days of vacation annually.

Holidays are established by the school calendar.


Full time employees may qualify for a variety of leaves, including general leave, jury duty, military family and medical, and absences for other cases in accordance to District Policies and Procedures. Certified staff may also qualify for professional leave, sabbatical, and school business leave.



If eligible, regular employees working 20 hours or more per week must participate in the Arizona State Retirement System. The retirement benefit an employee receives depends on the number of years and months for which the employee receives retirement credit. Employees receive credit by making mandatory contributions to the plan. For additional information regarding benefits with the Arizona State Retirement System, log on to their website at www.azasrs.gov.



Employees are automatically covered by Worker’s Compensation insurance through the District’s current worker’s compensation carrier. If an employee is injured in an accident arising out of and in the course of his/her employment, he/she is entitled to medical coverage and/or compensation.



The District provides life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance. If benefit eligible, employees are entitled to $25,000 term life and $25,000 AD&D.


  • Supplemental and dependent life insurance for employee’s eligible dependents is available at a reduced rate.
  • COBRA coverage if an employee’s health insurance coverage is terminated for him/her.
  • Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options – healthcare.gov



Please send completed forms along with your transcripts and a copy of your certification to:

United States Mail Address:
Chinle Unified School District #24
Personnel Office
Po Box 587
Chinle, AZ 86503

Express Carrier Address:
Chinle Unified School District #24
Personnel Department
US 191 & Navajo Route #7
Chinle, Arizona 86503

Please call us for any questions:

Mrs. Colleen Yazzie, Personnel Director cyazzie@chinleusd.k12.az.us
Human Resources Dept
PO Box 587
Chinle, Arizona 86503
Telephone 928-674-9600
Mon. – Fri., 8 AM – 5 PM, Mountain Daylight Time


Employment Application Forms:

CUSD Certified Employment Application

CUSD Classified Employment Application


Vacancy Announcement May 18, 2020