One of the things I love about working for RPS is that I can be myself and that I have the opportunity to touch the lives of so many families and their children. As an educator, I have the privilege to listen to their problems, to give them advice when they need it, to motivate them, to inspire them, to encourage them to be a better version of themselves every day, to enrich their lives as best as I can. The beauty in all of this is that I get so much more in return. Whether it is a smile, a handshake, a hug, a little present, a phone call or even a home cooked meal, these families always find ways to surprise me and prove to me that the work I do matters and it inspires me to try harder every single day.
Luis Bolanos, Outreach Worker
At Richfield Public Schools, we inspire and empower each individual to learn, grow and excel. We provide a world-class education in a community with a small-town feel. Our district serves approximately 4,200 students. We are located just south of Minneapolis and border Edina and Bloomington.
Whether you are a current employee, a prospective employee, or a community member in need of information, our staff is ready to do what it takes to give you the best assistance possible. Our human resources team serves approximately 650 current employees, as well as prospective employees eager to join our diverse community located in the heart of the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
We are currently seeking qualified applicants who are innovative, enthusiastic and looking for the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our students and the community.
Why I love working in Richfield Public Schools
I love the small, close-knit community of Richfield and the diversity of the students and staff. Working for RPS has helped me grow as an educator and building the American Indian Education programming has been so rewarding.
Sarah Jesperson, American Indian Education Coordinator
As a teacher here, you have many opportunities to connect with students outside of the classroom through clubs or organizations that enhance the classroom experience for both the teacher and student. The number of clubs and organizations available to students is fantastic—and I love that our school is so focused on the student experience. If a student doesn't find an activity they like, they can create one!
Matthew Caruso, High School Teacher
"I absolutely love working for Richfield Public Schools because of the amazing individuals I am able to interact with every single day! From our absolutely incredible students, to our thoughtful and knowledgeable teachers and staff, to our dedicated administrative leaders, to our supportive and engaged families—you are what makes me happy each day. I am so very proud to work for RPS.
Laurie Seibert, High School Teacher, Alum and RPS Parent
During my 18 years in RPS, I have been able to empower students, build strong relationships with families, and collaborate with colleagues to help strengthen the schools and the community. This District has proven year after year to be all about the students, the families, and the community. These are the things I love most about my District.
Omar McMillan, Elementary School Teacher
Working in the IT department, I see firsthand how our tax dollars are spent and I'm proud of the thoughtfulness and planning that happens to ensure our schools are equipped with the latest technology, but at the same time not chasing after every 'next best thing.'
Arend Geurink, Technology Support Specialist and RPS Parent
The Application Process
- View open positions on our Applitrack page.
- Complete the online application.
- Applications will be reviewed based on the needs of the school district and our selection criteria. After we review the applications, selected candidates will be scheduled for an interview.
- In general, initial interviews are scheduled with the hiring manager as well as other team members who are familiar with the responsibilities of the position.
- Based on the initial interview, candidates advance through additional rounds of the selection process including follow-up interviews, references and other job-related selection tools.
- Selected candidates will be invited by a representative from human resources to complete the paperwork for new employees, including a mandatory background check.
Equal Opportunity Employer: The Richfield Public School District is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of RPS not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, height, weight, marital status, disability, genetic information, or any other reason prohibited by applicable laws, in its programs, services, activities, or employment practices.
Continuing Education Relicensure Committee (CERC)
The Richfield Continuing Education/Relicensure Committee (CERC) was established in accordance with the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) to determine the number of clock hours to be granted for experiences, to act upon requests for recommendation for renewal of the continuing licenses by determining whether the applicant has met the requirements, to verify one year of teaching experience for persons on an entrance license, and to provide information to appropriate personnel concerning the in-service needs of the district.
CERC consists of five licensed teachers, one administrator and one community member, each serving a two-year term.
License Renewal & Clock Hours
All licensure renewals are online through Frontline's Professional Growth. If you are not currently employed in a school district, but live in Richfield and need your courses reviewed for recertification, please complete the Community Member CEU Form.
- CERC Handbook
- Community Member CEU Form
- Additional information for RPS employees can be found on the staff intranet