NYC Winter Career Fair - Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017

New York, NY

The NYC Winter Career Fair will be held Saturday, January 28, 2017, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM, at the DoubleTree Metropolitan Hotel located at 569 Lexington Ave, New York, NY.  Over 40 NYC metropolitan area public charter schools will be recruiting certified K-12 classroom teachers, senior school administrators and subject leaders, licensed pupil services professionals and nonprofit business managers. Candidates interested in attending the career fair should visit to register and obtain more information.  

“Demand for talented certified secondary teachers and instructional leaders is as fierce as I have ever seen in the 15 years I have been in the recruitment business” said Kent Strong, Chief Executive Officer of, the producer of the event. Secondary science, math and special education ICT teachers are in particularly high demand. Mr. Strong added, “Here in New York City, the Dept. of Education has dramatically increased its hiring in recent years and charter schools compete directly for the same certified public school teachers.”

The number of public charter schools operating in New York City has grown from 99 in 2010 to 216 in the current 2016-17 school year. The number of students served has increased even faster from 38,746  in 2010 to 106,600 today -- over 10% of all students enrolled in public schools. This is primarily because most charters in the NYC area start with just one grade and expand 1 grade-level per year - so they keep expanding long after opening day.  

Charter schools also need talented nonprofit business managers with expertise in operations, public relations, fundraising development, accounting, finance, information technology and data science. Many non-educators are not aware that there are many career opportunities for management professionals in the charter school sector. Mr. Strong said, “These schools, are entrepreneurial, dynamic and growing rapidly.”According to Strong, “Most charter schools are not bound by rigid collective bargaining agreements that hamstring school leaders who want to quickly promote highly talented individuals into leadership positions.”  He added working in a charter school “is a fantastic opportunity to build a career and grow professionally much faster than in traditional public schools.”

The full list of schools attending the event  and the Candidate Information and Registration page are on the website at:

Press Contact: Kent Strong
[email protected]
(888) 627-6501 ext 110

Posted on Friday, December 16, 2016