The 15th Annual Metro NY Charter School Career Fair News Release

Charter School Jobs™ (CharterSchoolJobs.com) held the 15th Annual Metro NY Charter School Career Fair this afternoon at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. Sixty public charter school organizations were recruiting certified classroom teachers (all subjects and grade-levels), instructional coordinators and leaders, and non-instructional school professionals. The event takes place between the hours of 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm.

The event is produced in partnership with the Office of Career Services at Teachers College. A mix of Teachers College students and alumni together with pre-screened candidates from the general public had the opportunity to meet face-to-face with hiring managers from a highly diverse group of public charter schools. Many of the school organizations attending manage multiple school locations, hence the recruiters at this fair actually represented 100s of charter schools in the Metro New York City region and beyond.

The Metro NY Charter School Career Fair is the premier job fair event for NYC charter schools. Employer tables have sold out completely every year for a decade. It is the longest-running charter school career fair event in the nation. K12connect (parent company of Charter School Jobs) CEO Kent Strong says “We have been at this for a long time and our success is built on a long history of attracting highly qualified teachers and other professional educators to this event.” He adds that “our relationship with Teachers College Career Services has been highly productive and beneficial for both of us - we get access to extremely talented and qualified students and alumni and they get access to hiring managers at many of the most successful K-12 public charter schools in the nation.”

As has been the case for the past several years, demand for certified teachers and instructional coordinators and leaders is very strong. The NYC Dept of Education has picked up its hiring and recruitment efforts in response to a job market that has grown extremely competitive. With the retirement of Baby Boomers and a dip in the number of graduates of teacher preparation programs across the country, “it’s a real dog-fight for talent these days” according to Mr. Strong. As usual, competition for Science, Math and Special Education teachers is very intense - particularly at the secondary level. “There simply are not enough STEM and Special Ed teachers to go around and people are scrambling to fill positions that often remain vacant for months” Strong says. “We don’t see it getting any better for a while and expect the Metro NY Charter School Career Fair will continue to be a highly successful event due to the very strong demand for qualified teachers for years to come.”

The complete list of schools attending the 15th Annual Metro NY Charter School Career Fair:

Achievement First

Brooklyn

NY

AECI Charter High School

Bronx

NY

Amani Public Charter School

Mt Vernon

NY

Amber Charter School

New York

NY

Ascend Public Charter Schools

Brooklyn

NY

Aspire Public Schools

Oakland

CA

Atmosphere Academy Public Charter Schools

Bronx

NY

Bedford Stuyvesant New Beginnings Charter School

Brooklyn

NY

Brilla College Prep Charter School

Bronx

NY

Bronx Charter School for Better Learning

Bronx

NY

Broome Street Academy

New York

NY

Capital Preparatory Schools

New York

NY

Citizens of the World Charter Schools New York

Brooklyn

NY

Community Roots Charter School

Brooklyn

NY

Coney Island Preparatory Public Charter School

Brooklyn

NY

DC Prep

Washington

DC

Democracy Prep Charter Schools

New York

NY

DREAM Charter School

New York

NY

East Harlem Scholars Academies

New York

NY

Explore Schools

Brooklyn

NY

Family Life Academy Charter Schools

Bronx

NY

Growing Up Green Charter School

Long Island City

NY

Harlem Village Academies

New York

NY

HCZ Promise Academy Charter School

New York

NY

Heketi Community Charter School

Bronx

NY

Hoboken Charter School

Hoboken

NJ

Hyde Leadership Charter School - Bronx

Bronx

NY

Invictus Preparatory Charter School

Brooklyn

NY

Inwood Academy for Leadership Charter School

New York

NY

KIPP NYC

New York

NY

La Cima Charter School

Brooklyn

NY

Launch Charter School

Brooklyn

NY

Legacy College Preparatory Charter School

New York

NY

Manhattan Charter School

New York

NY

Merrick Academy

Queens

NY

MESA Charter High School

Brooklyn

NY

Mott Haven Academy Charter School

Bronx

NY

New Heights Academy Charter School

New York

NY

New Visions Charter High School for the Humanities

Bronx

NY

New Visions for Public Schools

New York

NY

Our World Neighborhood Charter School

Astoria

NY

PAVE Schools

Brooklyn

NY

Propel Schools

Pittsburgh

PA

Public Preparatory Network Inc.

New York, NY and Bronx

NY

Renaissance Charter High School for Innovation

New York

NY

Rosalyn Yalow Charter School

Bronx

NY

School in the Square Public Charter School

New York

NY

South Bronx Classical Charter School

Bronx

NY

Storefront Academy Harlem

New York

NY

Success Academy Charter Schools

New York

NY

Summit Academy Charter School

Brooklyn

NY

The American Dream Charter School

Bronx

NY

The Bronx Charter School for Children

Bronx

NY

Hellenic Classical Charter School

Brooklyn

NY

The New American Academy Charter School

Brooklyn

NY

Uncommon Schools

New York

NY

Unity Prep Charter School

Brooklyn

NY

VOICE Charter School

Astoria

NY

Washington Heights & Inwood (WHIN) Music Community Charter School

New York

NY

Williamsburg Charter High School

Brooklyn

NY