NEW YORK CITY – CharterSchoolJobs.com once again produced the “must-attend” staff recruitment event for New York area charter schools. The 8th Annual Metro NY Charter School Career Fair was held this Saturday February 27, 2010 at Teachers College, Columbia University. Despite a major snow-storm that closed all NYC Department of Education schools the day before the Career Fair, over 650 determined candidates and 120 school representatives braved the weather and made this year’s event the biggest and best ever.
According to K12connect, Inc (parent of CharterSchoolJobs.com) president Kent Strong:
“We were really sweating bullets Friday morning. With 2 feet of snow on the ground and all public charter schools closed due to the weather, we were seriously considering canceling the event. Much credit goes to our charter school customers and our co-host, Teachers College Office of Career Services, for providing feedback very quickly that helped us make the decision to move forward. In the end it all worked out and candidate turnout broke all records. We were especially pleased with the large number of Teachers College, Columbia University students and alumni (over 260) who attended the Fair.”
For the second year in a row, the KIPP NYC (www.KIPPNYC.org) was the Platinum Sponsor of the 8th Annual Metro NY Charter School Career Fair. “We are honored and grateful that a highly successful, renowned organization like KIPP NYC chose to spend precious recruitment dollars on our event” said Mr. Strong.
Back in 2003, when there were far fewer charter schools and many promising candidates did not even know what a charter school was, K12connect, Inc. (parent of CharterSchoolJobs.com) pioneered the first regional charter school career fair. Known then as the Northeast Regional Charter School Career Fair, we struggled to attract more than 20 schools and 200 candidates. Over the next 7 years, as the charter school movement grew in New York, the event evolved to focus more on the Metro NY area charter schools. From humble beginnings, the Metro NY Charter School Career Fair has grown to attract over 50 charter schools and over 650 candidates. We are proud to have contributed to the tremendous academic success of charters in New York City and beyond through our unique events like the Metro NY Charter School Career Fair and our premier web recruitment service www.CharterSchoolJobs.com.