The Menachem Education Foundation is hosting its Fourth Annual Chinuch Job Fair on Sunday April 3rd at Lubavitcher Yeshiva, 570 Crown Street.
The event, which has become known as the #1 Chinuch networking event of the year, will host a session for women from 3:00-5:45pm and for men from 6:00-8:45pm.
The Chinuch Job Fair is a recruiting and networking event where employers and recruiters from different schools have the opportunity to meet with prospective hires. Men and women looking to work within the field of education can use this opportunity to meet with schools and hear more about the positions they have to offer.
DO I NEED EXPERIENCE IN CHINUCH?
This event caters to those looking for a first-time position in Chinuch* as well as those who are already involved in the field and want to advance their career. Opportunities are available for couples looking for Chinuch positions in Shlichus communities out of town (See below).
DOES THIS MEAN I CAN COME FIND A JOB?
Yes, you can find a potential job, but no you will not be hired on the spot. Each school will have a table where participants can drop by, hear about the positions, and leave a resume or cover letter. Schools don’t hire at the job fair, but instead may hold brief, informal interviews to be followed up on at a later point.
HOW DO I PREPARE?
Start by pre-registering for the event, and lock in the lower fee. Work on creating or fine-tuning a recent and updated resume, and an optional cover letter explaining why you want to work in Chinuch. Prepare a 20-30 second introduction to use with employers you are interested in. Be sure to bring enough copies of your resume to leave with potential employers, who may follow up with you after the job fair if they are interested.
WHAT SHOULD I DO AT THE JOB FAIR?
Do walk around the room, meeting and networking with potential employers.
Do be prepared to talk about your work experiences, skills, and abilities.
Don’t just drop your resume on the recruiter’s table and walk off.
Do take the initiative and ask about the next step in the process. And do be prepared to follow-up all job leads.
Don’t waste the opportunity to network, not only with the recruiters, but with fellow job-seekers and other professionals in attendance at the job fair.
I AM IN SEMINARY/ KOLLEL – CAN I ATTEND?
Yes! Not only are there employers specifically looking for candidates with your qualifications, MEF is offering a special reduced rate for students! Please be in touch with [email protected] to request a discount code.
*NEW TEACHERS: If you are a new teacher (in your first three years) or want to start teaching this fall, come find out about the Teacher Induction Program. Rabbi Zelig Silber of the men’s program in Crown Heights and Mrs. Chanah Rose of the women’s online program will be there to speak about the program and meet candidates.
EXPERIENCED TEACHERS: Build upon your experience and expertise in our Teacher Coaching Program. Come to the job fair to find out more.
ARE THERE ANY JOINT POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR A COUPLE?
Yes! There are currently multiple offerings for couples seeking to work in chinuch in a shlichus-type out of town community. If you are interested in hearing more about these positions, please get in touch with MEF to schedule your couple’s interview slot.
WHAT IF I AM NOT LOOKING FOR A JOB?
If you are already in Chinuch or are just exploring what is out there – this event with hundreds of educators is a networking opportunity not to be missed! In addition, this is an opportunity to get to know the job fair’s host, the Menachem Education Foundation and learn about opportunities for growth and professional development within the field of Chinuch.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
Admission to the event is $18 at the door or $12 if you pre-register here. For more information, or to pre-register, call Ms. Rivka Tauber at 718-663-7215 or email [email protected] If you are student looking to work in Chinuch, admission is reduced, please ask for the discount code.
I AM AN EDUCATIONAL EMPLOYER, HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?
The Job Fair is the perfect place to find great candidates to employ! If you are interested in hosting a table, we are happy to welcome preschool, elementary, high school, Mesivta, and post-secondary educational programs. Please contact us to secure your table- just a few spots left!
WHICH POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE?
Dozens of full time and part time positions in Limudei Kodesh and Chol for every age group and field (with and without a degree)- from teaching and school leadership to administration and development, including:
Teachers, grades 1-8
High School Teachers
Out of town school openings (for couples or individuals)
WHICH SCHOOLS WILL BE THERE?
Representatives from MOST major Chabad Schools will be there to discuss current job openings and accept applications and resumes.
Positions are available in many local as well as out of town schools. Participating school names will be published closer to date, email [email protected] for more information.