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Application Process

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Vista Unified School District.

Applications are accepted opposite specific position vacancies that are posted on EdJoin. The application process for each type of employment is detailed on the linked pages below.  Please review our website often as new employment opportunities are posted frequently.

All properly completed applications will be reviewed and the most highly qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the selection process. The process may consist of an evaluation and scoring of application materials, written testing, oral interview(s) and/or performance test to evaluate the applicant’s skill, training and experience. Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion the process outlined above, verification of credentials/ certifications required by the position and reference checks, a drug test, TB test, fingerprinting and may include a physical exam. 

EdJoin.org will time-out after a 20 minute period of perceived inactivity. Once you have submitted your application, please check your email for a confirmation from EdJoin.org. If you do not receive an EdJoin.org email, check your spam/junk mailbox. In the event that you do not receive an email, you will need to apply again.

If you are having difficulty in completing your on-line application, please call the Edjoin Applicant hotline at 888-900-8945 for assistance.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

Thank you for visiting the Vista Unified School District Human Relations page. We hope that you find this site useful and informative. 


Certificated and Management Applicants

Before consideration for your candidacy, the following documents are required to be submitted via EdJoin. All attachments must have one of the following extensions (.txt, .rtf, .pdf, .jpg). Please read these directions fully before proceeding to EdJoin.

  • A fully completed VUSD Application.
  • A current, valid California teaching credential, and/ or Out- of- State credential. Student teaching candidates should identify their expected program completion date.
  • A current resume.
  • Supplemental application questions.
  • Three letters of recommendation from those who have supervised your work including your current supervisor (e.g. Principal, Assistant Principal, Managers, Cooperating teachers or University supervisors, etc.). Other letters of recommendation from colleagues may be accepted in addition to, but not in lieu of the supervisory recommendations.
  • A complete online assessment.

*You must scan these documents and attach them to your VUSD EdJoin application.  Sorry, we do not accept hand-delivered, e-mailed, or mailed copies.

Please refer to the Required Materials area on the EdJoin posting for the specific list of attachments necessary for each position.

Classified Applicants

Before consideration for your candidacy, the following documents are required to be submitted via EdJoin. All attachments must have one of the following extensions (.txt, .rtf, .pdf, .jpg). Please read these directions fully before proceeding to EdJoin.

  • A fully completed VUSD Application.
  • Additional information, such as a resume that may support your candidacy attached to application
  • Copies of required certifications (e.g. CPR- First Aid).
  • Completion of required testing (if applicable to position).

Online Application Instructions


  • Click on the Employment Opportunities link below; this will redirect you to the EdJoin website.
  • Click on the active link for the job posting of interest.
  • Click on Apply Online Now - Yes.
  • Keep a record of your USERNAME and PASSWORD for future application updates.
  • USERNAME (ie: your name).
  • PASSWORD (any combination of letters or numbers you will remember).
  • Except for check-boxes which allow for multiple entry, you must enter data (or n/a) in fields with a red *.
  • Adding a valid e-mail is essential for communication.
  • Complete the entire application, fields left blank are considered incomplete applications.
  • For Signature - type in your name.
  • Click on Submit - at the end of the application.
  • CERTIFICATED AND MANAGEMENT CANDIDATES ONLY. You will be redirected to the TargetSuccess website and will be asked to complete a timed on-line assessment. This is part of the application process; application packets without the assessment are considered incomplete.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.