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2017-’18 Regional Educator Fairs and Recruiting Events

Registration required for most events. To register, follow the links, below.
ONGOING Beaverton School District Bilingual Teacher Screening Interviews (Spanish/English)
ONGOING Salem-Keizer School District Meet-and-Greets for Licensed Educators (by Fall 2018), online registration required, events filling quickly
DONE PAST 2018 RECRUITING EVENTS
ONGOING; now done Portland Public Schools Future Educators Workshops, online registration required, events filling quickly
ONGOING; now done Hawai’i Teacher and School Counselor Recruitment, online registration required by early-to-mid-March for Portland interviews held April 3-5
Dec. 11 Job Fair, Willamette ESD and EDUStaff, Salem, OR
Feb. 3 Teacher of Color Recruitment Fair, Atlanta, GA (private and independent schools)
Feb. 10 Portland Public Schools Special Education and School Psychologist Interview Day
Feb. 13 Beaverton School District Special Education Recruitment Open House
Feb. 16 Future Teachers Conference: Job Search Preparation for Oregon’s Preservice Teachers, Western Oregon University, Monmouth
Feb. 24 nemnet Diversity Career Fair, Washington, DC
Feb. 28 Vancouver Public Schools Educator Career Fair: Specialists and Elementary Teachers, Vancouver, WA; online registration required by Feb. 23
March 3 nemnet Diversity Career Fair, Boston, MA
March 7 Evergreen Public Schools’ Student Teacher Informational Day, Vancouver, WA
March 7 Vancouver Public Schools Educator Career Fair: Specialists and Secondary Teachers, Vancouver, WA; online registration required by Feb. 23
March 10 Mid-Willamette Valley Job Fair, Salem, OR
March 10 Hillsboro School District Job Fair: Dual Language (English/Spanish), Special Education, Advanced Math, High School Science and CTE, Hillsboro, OR, online registration required by February 25
March 13 Portland Public Schools Future Educators Workshop: How to Get Hired, online registration required, events filling quickly
March 14 Washington Educator Career Fair, Spokane, WA
March 19 Tigard-Tualatin School District Two-Way, Spanish/English Immersion Job Fair, RSVP required, Tigard, OR
March 21 Evergreen Public Schools Candidate Day, Vancouver, WA
March 21 Portland Public Schools Future Educators Workshop: How to Get Hired, online registration required, events filling quickly
March 28 Washington Educator Career Fair, Tacoma, WA
April 3

Oregon Professional Educator Fair, Portland, OR

Special Note From Portland Public Schools (Deadline: March 20, 2018):

Student Teachers, Final-Year School Counseling and School Psychology Interns, and Graduates
Portland Public Schools (PPS) will be attending the Oregon Professional Educator Fair (OPEF) on April 3rd. If you will be license-eligible for positions starting in Fall 2018, PPS HR asks you to complete their PPS OPEF Interest Form prior to the fair in order to be considered for a candidate screening at the event (deadline: March 20, 2018).

Completing the PPS OPEF Interest Form will allow PPS an opportunity to review your experience and resume. The HR department will contact you prior to the OPEF if you have been selected for a candidate screening. The candidate screening is a scheduled 20-minute meeting with a district administrator to learn more about the candidate at the OPEF.

April 4 Invitation-Only Interviews, Oregon Professional Educator Fair, Portland, OR
April 5 Central Oregon Educator Job Fair, Deschutes County Fairgrounds, Redmond, OR
April 9 Educators’ Career Fair, University of Montana, Missoula, MT
April 12 AAEE Mid-Atlantic Teacher Virtual Career Fair

 

 

 

National Recruiting Events

American Association for Employment in Educator (AAEE) Career Fair, October 26, 2017, Pittsburgh

Cal/West Connection Events (Independent and Private Schools), various dates and locations

Diversity Teacher Recruitment Events, various dates and locations

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) Hong Kong Career and Recruitment Fair, 13-15 October, 2017

Council of International Schools (CIS) London Career and Recruitment Fair, 25-28 January, 2018

International Schools Services (ISS) Recruitment Fairs, various dates and locations

Search Associates Job Fairs, various dates and locations

University of Northern Iowa’s Overseas Recruiting Fair, 2-4 February, 2018

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.
  • Keep in mind that the goal of these events is networking; rarely does instant hiring take place.
  • Take multiple copies of your resume.
  • Carry lunch, snack, 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.