Diversity in Ed is a leader in virtual teacher recruitment fairs, connecting educators from diverse backgrounds with school districts and other educational organizations looking to build inclusive and diverse teaching teams.
Our virtual recruitment fairs provide an opportunity for educators and school districts to connect and learn more about each other in a convenient and accessible online format. These fairs are designed to make the recruitment process more inclusive and equitable.
All virtual fairs include…
* live video interviews *real-time job board, and * online “match” networking
INCREASE YOUR VISIBILITY Our virtual job fairs provide teachers of color with more opportunities to connect with schools that are actively seeking to diversify their staff.
REDUCE THE BARRIERS TO ENTRY Our job fairs will make the career search process more accessible for teachers of color who may face barriers to attending in-person fairs, such as geographical distance or financial constraints.
RECEIVE EQUITABLE ACCESS TO INFORMATION Our virtual job fairs provide teachers of color with more comprehensive information about the schools and positions available, allowing you to make more informed decisions about their job search.
JOIN A COMMUNITY OF INCLUSION AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE The teachers of color in our network feel more motivated to attend our virtual job fair because they know that the schools are committed to diversity and equity, they feel more confident in their abilities to make a positive impact in the school community.
FOR SCHOOLS & DISTRICTS
ATTRACT a diverse pool of candidates through a seasoned, credible source. We will work closely with you to understand your recruitment needs and match you with talented educators from diverse backgrounds, cultures and languages.
RECRUIT on a platform where educators from underrepresented groups come to connect with schools, districts and organizations that are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.
HIRE qualified and credentialed teachers of color—as it is not only a moral obligation, but also a business advantage that results in more effective decision-making, heightened employee involvement, and greater creativity.
RETAIN the teachers from our network by SHOWCASING your commitment of fostering a positive school culture, providing mentorship and support, offering opportunities for teachers to give feedback and share concerns, AND creating opportunities for teachers to earn leadership roles.
The Virtual Recruitment Fair is an online career fair platform that extends the opportunity for new and experienced job-seekers to connect with employers looking to recruit and hire diverse talent. (Mobile devices, tablets, laptops, and desktops are all compatible.)
Everyone's goals & outcomes will be different. Here are some possibilities:
Research the employment market
Determine which positions are a strong match for your background
Submit job applications to employers' existing openings
Secure an interview during or after the event
Some employers use this forum for screening (and interviews take place afterward) while others conduct phone interviews, video interviews, or schedule in-person interviews during or after the event. Many employers make job offers to candidates found through the virtual career fairs. Important: Joining employers’ chat sessions is the first step in potentially securing a job offer.
Register at https://diversityined.vfairs.comor the state specific recruitment fair of your interest. Pre-registration is already open and will be open through the end of the day of the Career Fair. Register early to give yourself time to study the list of participating employers and opportunities. Upload your resume immediately after registering so employers will have access to it. Uploading your resume and/or cover letter is the first step in making your materials available to participating employers. After you upload your documents into the system, they are visible immediately for review by employers. Companies may begin screening resumes prior to the event and invite you to visit their specific chat sessions and/or schedule video interviews before, during, or after the event hours.
Participants need only a computer and internet access to participate. Webcams, avatars, and photos are NOT required. Interactions between employers and participants will be primarily through text chatting. (Employers do have the ability to initiate one-on-one video chats with you. If this is the case, you should be dressed as if you were going on an interview. Make that first impression a good one! We also recommend you check what is visible behind you so that there is nothing to distract the recruiter.) Note: it is acceptable to indicate to an employer that you are unable to video chat, if this is not an option for you at the time of the request. For the best experience, participants should log on using an up-to-date version of Google Chrome (preferred) or Firefox from a desktop/laptop; these are required to be able to view/hear any multimedia broadcasts presented by employers. The most up-to-date versions of Safari, Internet Explorer 11, and Microsoft Edge will also work.
When logged into your account, click the Jobs tab. Review job postings and be informed about available positions and how to apply (and then you can formulate your questions for the chat room). Not all employers post positions.
An employer will host a chat room where you and other participants can ask questions and converse. The organization representatives will be listed once you are in the room. Private chatting is also possible between participants and employers.
Yes, but this is completely up to the employer. Some employers use this forum for screening (and interviews take place afterward) while others conduct phone interviews, video interviews, or schedule in-person interviews during or after the event. Many employers make job offers to candidates found through the virtual recruitment fairs. Important Note: Joining employers’ chat sessions is the first step in potentially securing an interview that may lead to a job offer.
There is not a waiting list, just a natural ebb and flow of visitors. Recruiters may have a lot of traffic (just as in a live fair) and cannot reach everyone immediately. Remember that patience is highly appreciated by the recruiters and the right job is worth the wait!