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TEACHERS WANTED at annual Teacher Job Fair

The Illinois Network of Charters Schools will host the 2016 Teacher Job Fair on Saturday, March 5 starting with a Meet & Greet at 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Educational Workshops: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. and Onsite interviews by invitation only: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the UNO Charter School Network (UCSN)- Veterans Memorial Campus, 4248 W. 47th St., Chicago, IL.

This is an opportunity for job seekers to meet with recruiters from dozens of charter public schools and networks representing over 100 individual campuses across the state.

There are more than 400 positions open in a variety of teaching, school leadership, support, and administrative roles at charter schools in Illinois. Schools are strongly interested in highly-qualified and effective candidates that include: special education teachers; content specialists in math, science, and technology; diverse candidates; career changers; experienced and licensed teachers; and recent college graduates.

Charter schools are unique public schools that are open to all children, do not charge tuition, and do not have special entrance requirements. They have more flexibility and are more innovative and responsive to student and community needs while still being held strictly accountable for performance. Each charter school is different in its mission and school culture, which allows parents to find a school that best fits the needs of their child. Charter public schools also create a partnership between parents, teachers, students, and the local community to improve access to quality schools, create an environment where students can thrive, and raise academic achievement for all children.

For more information and to register, visit:

Key facts for job seekers to know about the event:

  • Nearly every charter school in the state attends this job fair with hundreds of open positions available.
  • Schools will grant interviews onsite with qualified candidates that meet their needs.
  • New this year: Candidates can submit their resumes to an online resume bank, which will be shared with 100+ campuses and set up interviews remotely.
  • New this year: SPED and Bilingual Education workshops immediately following the fair for CPDU credit.

ABOUT INCS: The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) is dedicated to the improvement of education by establishing high-quality charter public schools that transform lives and communities.  As the voice of Illinois charter schools, INCS advocates for legislation on behalf of the charter sector, provides support to strengthen charter schools, and influences education policy for the benefit of all public school students.

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