The Illinois Network of Charter Schools Promotes INCS Online Resume Bank to Support Charter Public Schools to find Teachers and other Staff Member
In light of the current threat presented by the Coronavirus, the Illinois Network of Charter Schools will be cancelling this year’s Educator Job Fair for the first time in 15 years and support charter schools to recruit talent through the innovative INCS Online Resume Bank.
For the past 15 years, the Illinois Network of Charter Schools has hosted the Educator Job Fair in efforts to bring qualified candidates into charter schools throughout Illinois. Due to the quick turn of events with the coronavirus, it is in the best interest of all parties involved to cancel this year’s fair. INCS will be closely monitoring suggestions from the state to see if rescheduling is a possibility in the foreseeable future. In the meantime, interested candidates can take advantage of the INCS Online Resume Bank.
During the national quarantine, candidates and recruiters are encouraged to visit teacherjobfair.org to get access to the online resume bank. Additionally, hiring managers at charter schools throughout the state regularly update their openings through the INCS Job Board.
There are hundreds of positions open in a variety of teaching, school leadership, support, and administrative roles at charter schools in Illinois. Schools have a variety of positions available, including: special education teachers; content specialists in math, science, and technology; bilingual teachers, diverse candidates; career changers; experienced and licensed teachers; operations professionals, community organizers, parent advocates and administrators. Charters are open to recent college graduates and others who may not have a traditional teaching license. State law allows charters to hire up to 25% of teaches who are not traditionally licensed; for example they could hire an artist to be an art teacher.
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.
To access the online resume bank as a candidate or recruiter, please visit teacherjobfair.org
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.