Diversity and Recruitment

Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents Sets Virtual National Education Career Fair for Feb. 11-12

In an effort to connect education organizations and schools facing ongoing staff shortages with job seekers, the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents will host a virtual National Education Career Fair from 1 to 5 p.m. EST on Feb. 11 and Feb. 12, the organization said in a news release.

School districts and education companies from across the country will be at the online event to recruit for a wide variety of jobs, including teachers, school counselors, school and district superintendents and other education positions, as well as for corporate jobs such as education consultants.

The event will include workshops for job seekers with interview tips, resume feedback, and mock interviews. For school districts and companies, the career fair offers an opportunity to make connections with the ALAS network to support diversity within staff.

Job seekers and potential employers can register at the career fair website. Registration is free for job seekers; participation cost is $550 for potential employers that are ALAS members and $750 for non-members.

“We need a strong pipeline of talented, compassionate, equity-minded staff members, educators and administrators in order to improve education, especially for Latino and other historically marginalized students,” said ALAS Executive Director Dr. Maria Armstrong. “Our National Education Career Fair is an opportunity for job seekers to learn about new opportunities to make a difference, and for school districts and companies to recruit passionate employees which will ultimately help to strengthen that pipeline and better serve our students.”

By the year 2026, Latino children will make up 30 percent of the school-age population, according to U.S. Census Bureau demographics projections. In the nation’s largest states – California, Texas, Florida, and New York, all of whom are ALAS State Affiliates — Latinos already have reached that level, ALAS said.

For more information about ALAS, visit https://www.alasedu.org/.

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Kristal Kuykendall is editor, 1105 Media Education Group. She can be reached at [email protected].