Paraprofessional | Educational Assoc/Special Ed | District-Wide | Available: ASAP


Edina Public Schools, home of the Hornets, is a dynamic learning community delivering educational excellence and preparing all students to realize their full potential. Through academics, activities, and opportunities, we encourage creativity, foster curiosity, and develop critical thinking skills. We support every student’s educational journey by creating a caring and inclusive school culture that supports the whole student. Our vision is for each and every student to discover their possibilities and thrive. More than 8,500 diverse student learners are provided an exceptional education experience throughout the district’s early learning center, six elementary schools (K- Grade 5) including both French and Spanish Immersion programs, two middle schools (Grades 6-8), a high school (9-12), and the Edina Virtual Pathway online program.

Looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of students?  Apply to be an Educational Associate.  The candidate hired for this position will provide assistance to students and support for teachers in the implementation of daily lesson plans and activities.  

Edina Public Schools appreciates and serves students, families and staff with diverse backgrounds.  Experience with and appreciation of students and staff from racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse backgrounds is desired along with an understanding of student’s unique needs. Individuals who are fluent in multiple languages are strongly encouraged to apply.


Educational Associate – Special Education

District Wide

Rate of Pay:
Starting hourly wage of $19.00/hour, pursuant to the Minnesota School Employee’s Association’s Collective Bargaining Agreement

Hours per Day:
Start and end time of the day to be determined upon hire.

Working Days per Year:
All student days

Qualifications Desired:

  • Associate’s Degree or at least two years of post-secondary education (a minimum of 60 semester credits), or a passing score on the ParaPro assessment


  • Experience working with elementary students
  • Experience working with diverse student populations
  • Strong communication skills

Closing Date:
 Open until filled

Application Procedure: Qualified candidates must apply online at Application materials must include an ISD 273 application, letter of introduction, resume, and educational transcripts or ParaPro Assessment results.

 All job offers from Edina Public Schools are conditioned upon passing a pre-employment criminal background check and ISD 273 School Board approval.

Edina Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.