Job Postings in the Harlan Independent School District

Thank you for your interest in job opportunities with the Harlan Independent School District. The Harlan Independent School District is a high-performing school district that is focused on student success. Ranking among the Commonwealth's highest-performing school districts, Harlan Independent is recognized as the educational leader in our community, region, and state. With unmatched academic success, the faculty, staff, and administration are the driving force in equipping our students for a successful future. Working together, we provide an exceptional systematic educational experience for all students K3- 12th grade.

Sunshine Preschool serves three, four, and five-year-old students seeking an exciting and engaging entry-level school experience. Students in Kindergarten through fourth grade are housed at Harlan Elementary School, Harlan Countyโ€™s only 5-Star rated elementary school. Harlan Middle School serves grades 5-8 and Harlan High School houses students in 9-12th grade. Harlan Middle/High School has been recognized as one of Americaโ€™s Best High Schools by US News and World Report for the last 12 consecutive years. To join the Green Dragon Family and pursue an exciting career with our district you must submit several documents to be considered for vacancies.

Please use the below documents to help ensure that all paperwork is on file so that you may be considered for vacancies with the district. If you have questions, please feel free to contact 606-573-8700 option 6 Monday-Friday from 7:30 AM -4:00 PM. Only candidates who complete and submit all required paperwork will be considered for employment.

Completed applications and related paperwork must be filed in the Central Office located at 420 E. Central St. Harlan, KY 40831. You may also mail your documentation to the same address. Additionally, you may email your completed application to Harlan.jobs@harlanind.kyschools.us.

Do not submit applications to schools or individuals within the school buildings. Feel free to schedule appointments to discuss potential jobs and vacancies with Supervisors or Principals. However, you must submit all applications to the Central Office. You may deliver materials in person if that is more convenient. The Harlan Independent Board of Education is located in the parking area of Harlan High School directly adjacent to the Humanities Building. Visitor parking is available directly in front of the building with the administrative offices located on the first floor. When completing an application, please make sure all contact information is correct. We will use this information to contact you.

You may also contact Mrs. Donna Fee at 606-573-8700 option 6 for questions about any position within the district. You may download applications for certified positions (teachers, administrators) or classified positions (bus drivers, teaching aides, custodial, cafe employees, secretaries, etc.,) online by clicking the appropriate links below.

All applications require a criminal background check.


Certified & Classified Salary Schedules

Employment Opportunities

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May 26, 2021


Digital Production - 1577

Provide leadership and oversight in digital production opportunities for students across the school district. Set up, facilitate, plan, and implement online streaming and broadcast production of school athletic events and activities.

July 10th, 2023


High School Tennis Coach 24-0001

Head Coach of High School Tennis

September 28th, 2023


Middle School Instructional Aide 24-0015

Assist teachers with educational instruction and monitoring students in the classroom.

October 19, 2023


Cook/Baker 24-0017

Prepare, cook, bake, and serve a variety of foods in quantity at an assigned site, assist in other food preparation duties as directed, and maintain facilities in a clean and sanitary condition.

October 19, 2023


Preschool Instructional Assistant 24-0016

Responsible for the personal needs of students, assisting teachers with educational instruction, and monitoring students.

November 8, 2023


Custodian 24-0019

Custodial duties as assigned

November 8, 2023

Para Professional

Head Football Coach - High School 24-0018

Provide instruction/leadership in the development of student-athletes and team/s in preparation for practice and competition.  Foster and cultivate a healthy team culture while upholding the highest student safety standards possible.

January 31, 2024


Bus Driver

Transport students to and from school and on special trips, while operating a school bus in a safe and timely manner. The driver is responsible to the Principal(s) for time schedules and pupil discipline and responsible to the Transportation Director for safety, vehicle maintenance, and policy procedures. 

February 13th, 2024


Preschool Secretary / Bus Monitor 24-0023

Front Desk receptionist duties along with basic bookkeeping and clerical duties. Additionally, the position will serve as a bus monitor for limited preschool bus route.

February 27th, 2024


Preschool Instructional Assistant 24-0024

Assist teacher with instruction and education of students.

March 20th, 2024


Accounting Supervisor II 24-0025

Candidate serves as primary assistant to the Superintendent, District Health Insurance Coordinator, Tax Collector, and other duties as assigned by the Superintendent.

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