Employment Opportunities

Why Northwest Education Services?

Northwest Education Services (North Ed) is an Intermediate School District (ISD) that serves approximately 20,000 K-12 students across five counties in northwest Michigan. Located in Traverse City, our administrative offices are within a mile from the center of the city which is the heart of a dynamic regional hub for economic development. Known for its picturesque views, outdoor recreation and small-town lifestyle, Traverse City and its surrounding communities offer a thriving, vibrant and inclusive region to live, work, raise a family and play. Come join our team!


Become a Certified Teacher

Talent Together helps individuals become certified teachers by providing a new route to certification that aims to address teacher shortages across the state of Michigan. This initiative, launched in spring 2023, opens new pathways to becoming a certified teacher and removes barriers, like financial constraints, that have hindered some in the past from pursuing a career in education.

In coordination with Michigan universities and colleges, Talent Together’s earn-while-you-learn model allows aspiring teachers to earn a free degree and certification to prepare them for work in the classroom, while offering financial incentives through paid mentorships and on-the-job training.

As a participating ISD, essentially anyone in North Ed’s region with a high school diploma is eligible to apply for Talent Together, whether or not you currently work in a school setting.

External LinkLearn more about Talent Together

External LinkComplete an Interest Form HERE

Job Openings and Employment Application


Thank you for your interest in employment with North Ed. To begin, all applications for employment must be submitted through our *Unified Talent application system.

To establish a pre-employment file, please complete the online application. Your information will be retained in active status for one school year. Once you create an account you will be able to apply for multiple jobs on this platform. Follow the link above to search for current job openings and to begin using the Unified Talent Applicant Portal.

If your qualifications meet our needs, we will contact you for further information and a possible interview.

Please contact the North Ed Human Resources office at 231.922.6200 or HR_Support@NorthwestEd.org if you need further assistance.

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Michigan's Creative Coast

Your guide for moving to Traverse City, and making it work!


Visit Michigan’s Creative Coast - a one-stop relocation resource for everything you need to live, fulfill your career, and get connected in the Grand Traverse Region.

Connect with a Northern Navigator! Acting as ‘regional ambassadors’, Northern Navigators are people who already live here, who have chosen to live here, and who can help you as a newcomer (or potential newcomer) feel welcomed and connected, all while offering knowledge of the regional lifestyle, recreation, schools, healthcare, real estate, and industry and career opportunities.


School Safety Law

On January 1, 2006, all Michigan School Districts must comply with a series of Public Acts related to school safety (2005 PA 129-131 and 138). Commencing January 1, 2006, all employees, new and current, will be required to have a criminal history record check conducted by the Michigan State Police (MSP) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The new law also requires you, as an employee of the district/school to self-report to your employer and the Michigan Department of Education when you have been arraigned/charged with a crime. You must do so within three business days or you will be guilty of an additional crime. Employees will report this information to the Personnel Office at 231-922-6262. Go to SafeSchools for more information.

Public Acts Amendments

P.A. 100
P.A. 101
P.A. 102
P.A. 103
P.A. 54
P.A. 152

Non-Discrimination Statement

Northwest Education Services and its Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and transgender identity), disability, age, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information or any other legally protected category (collectively, "Protected Classes") in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities.


Willsub/PCMI Services

PCMI Staffing Services is hiring substitute teachers, teacher assistants and custodial positions. Learn more by registering at www.willsub.com