Chester-Joplin-Inverness Public Schools
Available Positions: ~ Various Teaching Positions
Teachers with less than five years’ experience will begin at step five of the district
salary matrix. The district recognizes up to 7 years of experience with continuous
Current starting CJI teacher salary range:
~ $31,485.00 - $43,303.00, depending on experience and education level.
~ $800.00 monthly health insurance contribution
~ Traditional or High Deductible health insurance options
~ Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) option
~ Health Savings Account (HSA) option
~ Dental insurance option
~ Vision insurance option
~ $10,000.00 life insurance policy
~ Free school lunches
~ Affordable district housing or a housing stipend
~ 15 days of discretionary leave annually
~ Competitive professional development scholarship
~ Severance package after five years of service to CJI
Job Description: CJI School District is looking for dynamic and energetic teachers to lead our
students to achieve high academic development levels.
Closing Date: All positions open until filled.
Applicants are required to submit the following:
1. CJI School application (available at QR code)
2. Letter of Interest
4. Three (3) letters of professional reference
5. Montana Teaching Certificate or SEID number
6. Copy of college transcripts
Submit completed application materials to:
c/o Administrative Assistant
PO Box 550
Chester, MT 59522
(406) 759-5867 (fax)
CJI School District #48-1J & #48-2J is an equal opportunity employer.
Chester-Joplin-Inverness Public Schools
Through a shared commitment, the mission of Chester-Joplin-Inverness School
District is to help all students reach their full potential and to promote learning
as a life-long process.
CJI Public Schools serve the rural Montana communities of Chester, Joplin, and
Inverness in beautiful north central Montana, where agriculture meets Montana’s
excellent quality of life and recreation. Abundant with hunting, fishing, hiking,
biking, camping, water skiing, boating, and much more.
The Chester-Joplin-Inverness School is located in
Chester, north central Montana, Liberty County, and is
known as the Heart of the Hi-Line.
Chester has approximately 1,000 people and boasts
numerous businesses, including grocery stores, a lumber
yard, grain elevators, a hardware store, auto repair, gas
stations, restaurants, banks, and motel/B&B. Chester is the
county seat of Liberty County located 90 miles north of
Great Falls, 40 miles east of Shelby, 60 miles west of
Havre, and 43 miles from the Canadian border. Most of the
county is characterized by rolling prairies, with the Marias
River breaking up the terrain and Tiber Dam forming Lake
Elwell 13 miles south and six miles west of Chester. In the
north western part of the county is the Sweetgrass Hills.
Joplin's population is approximately 300. Joplin's
businesses include an auto repair shop, real estate agency, a
fertilizer company, grain elevators, and an insurance
agency. Right in the center of the Joplin's business area is
the beautiful Joplin Memorial Park, a comfortable and safe
place for bicyclists traveling Hwy 2 to camp.
Inverness has a population of about 56 and is a quiet
little town offering exceptional food and hospitality at the
Inverness Supper Club.
Town of Chester, Liberty Medical Center, MSU County
Extension Office, Liberty County Chamber of Commerce,
Chester, Montana, and LMC Video.
Chester Memorial Pool Seasonal 759-7665 (POOL)
Liberty County Museum 759-5256 Summer, 759-5627 Winter
Liberty County Library 759-5445
The District consists of a high school and elementary
District serving grades K-12 with a total enrollment count of
approximately 225 students. The District also includes schools
at the Sage Creek and Cool Springs Hutterite Colonies.
The Chester-Joplin-Inverness Public Schools has two
gymnasiums, two football fields, an outdoor classroom, a
baseball diamond, a track, tennis courts, and extensive
playgrounds. We offer a variety of sports and clubs for our
students. Our core values of respect, excellence, acceptance,
compassion, and honor provide our students with exceptional
and unique opportunities that promote success in their life