Back by popular demand, the Menachem Education Foundation (MEF) will host its annual Chinuch Job Fair on Sunday, the 24th of Adar – March 15th. Over the past three years, the job fair has become known as the number one Chinuch networking event of the year; it has successfully connected many job seekers with positions, while offering growth opportunities for teachers who are not seeking jobs.
Initiated as a service to the community, the job fair allows those interested in working in education to meet prospective employers and network with other educators in the field. The fair also allows schools seeking to hire dynamic talent access to wide pool of potential candidates. Most major Chabad schools from across the United States are participating this year – including preschools for the first time ever – seeking to fill dozens of positions ranging from teaching Limudei Kodesh and Chol in almost every age group, to administration, school leadership and curriculum development. The job fair will be open at separate times to both men and women.
“Events like the job fair are critical to our efforts to strengthen our community schools and support innovation in education, connecting top educational talent with employers looking to hire,” says Rabbi Zalman Shneur, founder and executive director of the MEF. “It is vital to our communities’ future to have our best and brightest teaching in our schools.”
In addition to bringing together qualified individuals with job openings, the job fair will showcase educational resources and opportunities for new teacher and leadership training. MEF regularly calls on promising young talent to “Make Chinuch your Shlichus™,” and offers new and/or aspiring teachers to seek a teaching position while discovering opportunities to train on the job at the same time. To this effect, MEF will be interviewing both men and women candidates for its acclaimed Teacher Induction Program (TIP) during the hours of the job fair.
The event will also showcase other resources and opportunities of the Menachem Education Foundation, most notably its new website for Judaic Studies Standards, ZekelmanStandards.org.
Shneur explains, “With a vision for the future, MEF will continue to respond to the needs of our communities. We will continue to be innovative in our thinking and passionate in our mission to bring educational excellence to every student in the Chabad school system.”
The Job Fair will take place on Sunday, March 15th from 11:00am to 2:00pm for women and from 3:00pm to 6:30pm for men at the Ohel Nosson Shul located at 580 Crown Street.
The cost for admission is $10 in advance and $12 at the door.