Employment Opportunities

Sign Language Interpreter needed immediately.

Part time sign language interpreter needed to serve a school district in the ESU 9 area; work as part of a team with students in an educational setting. Sign language interpreter should meet Rule 51 requirements for this position. Previous work in schools is preferred! Consideration will be given to those who pass an EIPA pre-hire screening. This position is for the 2018-2019 school year. Apply online: https://portal.esu9.org/AP/applicant/home.php

Position open until filled.

Contact Joe Haney at 402-463-5611 or mail to: joe.haney@esu9.us.

Special Education Director

ESU 9 seeks applicants for a full-time Special Education Director. Position is located at the central office in Hastings, NE.


  • Master’s or Specialist Degree with appropriate coursework in the areas of administration, supervision, and related fields.
  • A valid Administrative Certificate. Five years of public school education experience that includes teaching or supervising in the field of special education.
  • Pertinent skills include the ability to work effectively with instructional staff, school district administration, and parents.

The Director will work out of a central site, providing assistance to school districts in a six-county regional area in south central Nebraska. Join a team of professionals committed to providing quality services to children in south central Nebraska. We offer competitive wages and an excellent benefit package.

Submit an online application by visiting https://portal.esu9.org/AP/applicant/home.php

Application deadline December 5.

Substitute teachers and substitute paraeducators for preschool and school age special needs students for ESU 9.  Teachers must have valid teaching or substitute certificate and are paid at the substitute teacher rate.  Paras earn $9.00 per hour for preschool and school-age classes.  Mileage paid to all substitutes.  Flexible hours.  Call Lois for application at 402-463-5611 or apply online at https://esu9.org/contact-us/employment-opportunities/applications-and-process/.

Substitute drivers needed in Hastings area for preschool students for ESU 9. Drivers must have or be able to obtain a small vehicle permit and/or CDL license. Call Lois for classified application at 402-463-5611 or apply online.


It is the policy of Educational Service Unit 9 (ESU 9) not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, handicap, religion, or marital status in its educational programs, activities or employment policies. Questions or grievances may be directed to the Administrator of ESU 9, 5807 Osborne Drive West, Hastings, NE 68901, telephone: 402-463-5611.