Licensed Educator Recruiting Events
2019-’20 Regional Educator Fairs and Recruiting Events
Registration required for most events. To register, follow the links, below.
NOTE ON COVID-19: Check directly with event organizers about the status of events related to COVID-19. This list will be updated as cancellations and rescheduled events are announced. Links to virtual recruiting events will be added as they are announced.
CURRENT EVENTS 2020
|April 23||AAEE’s National Virtual Job Fair for *Teachers (*for all licensed educators)|
PAST EVENTS 2020
|Feb. 12||Future Teachers Conference: Job Search Preparation for Oregon’s Preservice Teachers, Western Oregon University, Monmouth|
Eugene 4J Special Education Job Fair, Eugene, OR
Openings for teachers, school psychologists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and interns. Apply for an interview slot for the “Special Education - Job Fair Applications” posting at http://www.4j.lane.edu/hr/
|Feb. 22||Portland Public Schools’ SPED Teacher Interview Day, Portland, OR|
|Feb. 25||Beaverton School District’s Special Education Recruitment Open House, Beaverton, OR|
|February 27||Vancouver Public Schools’ Educator Career Fair (Specialists and Elementary Teachers), Vancouver, WA|
Hillsboro School District’s Licensed Job Fair, Hillsboro, OR
Letters of Recommendation: When completing Hillsboro SD’s application, if you do not yet have letters of recommendation, the district recommends that you upload a Word document or .pdf explaining why you do not yet have letters and the date by which you anticipate receiving the letters (for instance, “I will have my letters of recommendation available to upload by the end of my student teaching—anticipated late April 2020.”).
|March 5||Vancouver Public Schools’ Educator Career Fair (Specialists and Secondary Teachers), Vancouver, WA|
|March 7||Tillamook School District’s Educators Fair, Tillamook, OR (this fair is open to student teachers and to final-year school counseling and school psychology interns)|
|March 10||North Clackamas School District’s Bilingual Teacher Recruitment Fair, Milwaukie, OR|
|March 11||[EVENT CANCELLED] Evergreen Public Schools’ Student Teacher Day, Vancouver, WA|
Portland Public Schools’ School Counselor Interview Day, Portland, OR
Application: Candidates must submit an application at http://jobs.pps.net, Job Number 20577.
|March 13-14||Alaska Teacher Placement Anchorage Job Fair, Anchorage, AK|
|March 14||[EVENT CANCELLED] Mid-Willamette Valley Job Fair, Salem, OR|
|March 17||McMinnville SD Virtual Hiring Fair, McMinnville, OR|
|March 18||North Clackamas School District’s Special Education Teacher Recruitment Fair, Milwaukie, OR NB: Contact NCSD through the flyer for details on their virtual fair.|
|March 23||[EVENT CANCELLED] University of Montana’s Educators Career Fair, Missoula, MT|
|March 25||[EVENT CANCELLED] Evergreen Public Schools’ Candidate Day, Vancouver, WA|
|April 4||[EVENT CANCELLED] Southern Oregon Region Educator Job Fair, Ashland, OR|
[EVENT CANCELLED] Oregon Professional Educator Fair (OPEF), Portland, OR
|April 8||[EVENT CANCELLED] Alaska Teacher Placement L48 Portland Job Fair, Portland, OR|
|April 13||[EVENT CANCELLED]Central Oregon Educator Job Fair, Deschutes County Fairgrounds, Redmond, OR|
|April 22||[EVENT CANCELLED] Washington Educator Career Fair, Tacoma, WA|
|April TBA||[EVENT CANCELLED] Hawai’i State Dept. of Education Portland Mini-Job Fair Portland, OR|
|April TBA||[EVENT CANCELLED] Washington Educator Career Fair, Spokane, WA|
National Recruiting Events
American Association for Employment in Education: Education Career Fair, Norfolk, VA, October 24, 2019
Teacher of Color Recruitment Fair, Atlanta, GA (private and independent schools), February 8, 2020
International Educator Fairs and Seminars
NB: Registration deadlines for international fairs often occur months in advance of the actual event.
Council of International Schools (CIS) Career and Recruiting Events, various dates and locations
International Schools Services (ISS) Recruitment Fairs, various dates and locations
Queen’s University Teachers’ Overseas Recruiting Fair, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, January 2020
Search Associates Job Fairs, various dates and locations
University of Northern Iowa’s Overseas Recruiting Fair, Waterloo, Iowa, January 31 - February 1, 2020
TIE’s Preview of International Recruiting Fairs (a sample of recruiting events including UNI, CIS, ISS, Search Associates, et cetera)
Tips for Attending
- Register to attend the fair or networking event.
- Know before you go that the goal of these events is networking; rarely does instant hiring take place.
- Take multiple copies of your resume.
- Carry lunch, snack, water, and copy center money. Carry a briefcase or portfolio with pens, highlighters, and room to store resumes and applications.
- Take a portfolio, work sample, or sample lesson.
- Patience really IS a virtue…be prepared to spend time standing in lines for the opportunity for 2-3 minutes of networking time with an administrator.
- Approach each discussion with a school district representative as you would an interview.
- Review the list of participating school districts ahead of time. Plan and prepare for conversations with representatives from these districts.
- Wear comfortable, yet appropriate, attire (“corporate dress” is appropriate).
- Send thank you notes to the school district representatives with whom you meet.