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Human Resources

How To Apply

To become a DASD staff member, you must first complete an online application utilizing Frontline Applicant Tracking. This application will be screened by the hiring supervisor in order to determine if you will be invited to an interview. 
A complete application requires:
  • An updated resume, reflective of your education and employment experience, including community involvement and leadership roles
  • References (a minimum of two professional references)

  • Required Clearances (3) dated within past 60 months for employment purposes (see FAQ for more information).

Step 1. Create an account and complete the online application. In addition to the above requirements, you will also have the opportunity to upload additional documents. 
Step 2. An administrator will contact you if you are selected to move forward in the hiring process. 

Interested applicants that do not have access to a computer can apply online using the Human Resources Kiosk at the District's Central Administration Building at 540 Trestle Place, Downingtown, PA 19335.


**Please note that due to the selectivity of our hiring process, not everyone will hear from an administrator or HR Generalist.  Additionally, we cannot offer individualized feedback on applications or interviews.

Start Your Journey Here

Set in the heart of Chester County, Downingtown Area School District is a twenty-first century district with the idealistic warmth and charm of a small town. As a close-knit yet diverse community of over 13,000 students, and as the seventh largest school district in PA, DASD students are challenged, engaged and inspired through a multitude of academic opportunities, passionate educators and innovative teaching methods. DASD values collaborative learning and critical thinking while remaining focused on student wellness and serving the whole child. Boasting some of the top schools in the state and nation, we are proud of our tradition of excellence.

What We Offer 

  • Competitive salary and benefits. DASD employees enjoy comprehensive medical benefits, life insurance, disability insurance and healthy lifestyle reimbursements for participating fitness centers, nutrition counseling programs and smoking cessation.

  • Higher earning potential through your entire DASD career. Continuously grow your pay during your employment with the district with annual salary increases. For professional staff positions, we take into consideration your experience, current degrees and credits earned when initially placing you on the salary scale. 

  • Money back to pay for continuing your education. DASD offers varying levels of tuition reimbursement for study/skill development. The reimbursement benefits vary according to employment group. 

  • Career advancement without leaving the district. Take on opportunities to grow and gain experience pursuant to your passions. DASD offers a variety of career paths depending upon your area of interest. You'll have opportunities to advance in your career, leading the way in transformational change in our schools and for our students.

What We Look For

We seek to hire new staff who:

  • Communicate openly to build relationships and trust  

  • Partner with team members to see the TEAM succeed

  • Demonstrate a growth mindset and seek ongoing opportunities for growth

  • Embrace and support a safe and inclusive environment

  • Eagerly and enthusiastically support student learning

  • Strive to be kind and reflective

  • Focus on the solution and put people first

  • Lead by example!

If you want to be part of our “Downingtown Proud” team - please apply! Help us with our mission to educate all students to meet the rigorous challenges of a global society.






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Phone: 610-269-8460
Fax: 610-873-0964

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Mission & Vision

Our mission is to educate all students to meet the challenges of a global society by providing a responsive learning environment with an emphasis on rigorous curriculum and engaging learning activities.

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Work & Play

Suburban Chester County has something to offer everyone. Art, history and nature lovers can take advantage of easily accessible attractions and state and county parks.

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Health & Wellness

DASD's Employee Wellness Program is designed to enhance the mental, social, emotional, and physical well-being of staff to help them meet their wellness goals.

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Equity & Inclusion

DASD values diversity, equity and inclusion. Our teachers, staff and students are committed to creating an environment where individuals can successfully pursue their academic goals and dreams.

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