Teacher Employment Days Fair
Spring 2015 Teacher Employment Days (TED)
Thursday & Friday, April 2nd & 3rd, 2015 from 8:00am-5:00pm in the Butler-Hancock Pavilion
What is TED?
This teacher fair is geared toward students who will be graduating in May, UNC alumni, and community members seeking teaching employment opportunities, to start the next Fall.
When is TED?
Thursday, April 2nd and Friday, April 3rd, 2015 from 8 AM – 5 PM.
Where is TED held?
Butler-Hancock Pavilion on the west side of the University of Northern Colorado's campus,
Located at 17th Ave. & 21st St., Greeley, CO 80639.
Are administrative vacancies available?
In addition to teaching positions, principal, superintendent, speech pathologist and school counselor positions will also be available at this event.
When and how can I register?
Between Thursday, January 8, 2015 through noon on April 1, 2015.
We recommend you purchase tickets at: www.unco.edu/tickets using your credit card.
Tickets may also be purchased between January 8, 2015 and April 1, 2015 at the UNC Ticket Office in the University Center at 2045 10th Ave., Monday through Friday between 10 AM – 5 PM.
You may also call (970) 351-4849 using your credit card.
What are the fees? (All registration fees are non-refundable)
Non-UNC students: $43 between January 12 and April 1, 2015.
UNC students & alumni: $33 between January 12 and April 1, 2015.
(Advertised ticket price includes all fees)
After noon on April 1, 2015 UNC and Non-UNC participants may register on-site the day of the event for $50 (no bills larger than $50). All registration fees are non-refundable and only paid candidates may attend.
Should I/Do I have to attend both days?
While it is not required, it is highly recommended that you attend 8 AM - 5 PM both days.
If you are considering only attending on Friday, April 3rd, please know your ability to schedule interviews with employers will be very limited. Interviews for Thursday and Friday are scheduled Thursday morning.
How does the event work?
We recommend you create a “game plan” prior to attending the event, which will enable you to know which school districts you would like to target first. We will provide a list of school districts attending the event, which you can access here when it is available. A map of school districts will become available closer to the event date.
Ensure you have printed your tickets prior to the event and bring your tickets to present as admission to the event. Please note, you will print two tickets and have one for Thursday and one for Friday.
On Thursday, April 2nd and Friday, April 3rd free parking is available in designated parking areas.
Even though the event is advertised to begin at 8 AM, we recommend candidates arrive between 6 – 7:45 AM in order to lineup for entrance to the event. We will direct candidates from the parking lot to the indoor waiting/lineup area. Admittance to the event is first-come, first-served. Candidates who arrive after 7:45 AM will need to wait for the candidates who arrived earlier to enter the event first.
The doors to Teacher Employment Days will open at 8 AM. Once the doors are open, candidates will approach school districts of their choice to either schedule job interviews for Thursday and Friday and/or participate in “meet-and-greets.” Meet-and-greet interactions may lead to interviews. Interview sign-ups will occur on Thursday morning from 8 AM – 10 AM.
Candidates should expect to interview for jobs onsite; as such, candidates should be prepared to interview with potential noise and foot-traffic distractions. Please also note candidates are responsible for keeping their own schedule of interviews, each of which should last 30 minutes. We strongly encourage candidates to never “no-show” for an interview.
Each school district will display a list of positions for which they are interviewing. If you do not see your preferred position displayed, we recommend you move on to your next choice of school district. Once you have scheduled your interviews, you may go back and follow up with the districts you are interested in which may not have listed your preferred position. If the school district is not doing interviews, do not be discouraged: Most districts are willing to talk to all candidates.
Tips for Impressing School District Representatives:
- Research the school district ahead of time—including its location and populations served—and be able to articulate why you are interested in that school district.
- Prior to meeting with school district representatives at Teacher Employment Days, submit your online application for the jobs and school districts of your choice; some districts will be unable to interview you at Teacher Employment Days unless you have already applied for their positions online prior to the event.
- Show up for your interview. It is considered unprofessional to not show up for a scheduled interview, which may make it challenging for you to gain employment.
- Follow through on all instructions from the school district following your interview.
- Follow-up with a Thank You note
How should I dress? What should I bring?
We highly recommend candidates dress professionally. You can use our Pinterest page to see our recommendations for dress.
Bring numerous copies of your resume (a copy machine will not be available), a copy of your transcripts and copies of 3 letters of recommendation.
Secondary teacher candidates should bring a copy of their unofficial transcripts to show districts any additional areas of education you may be eligible to teach if needed. UNC students can find unofficial transcripts on Ursa under the "Student" tab.
Inclement Weather Policy:
Should inclement weather occur, please call (970) 351-4100. If the University is operating on a regular academic/work schedule, or if employees are granted a grace period to arrive, the event will be held as scheduled. Therefore, NO request for the release of obligation or refund will be granted.
In the rare circumstance that the University is closed (i.e. classes are cancelled), the event will be cancelled and every attempt will be made to reschedule.
- TED Prep is for UNC current student and alumni Teacher Candidates only.
- Saturday, March 28th, 2015 9am-11:30am in the University Center, Columbine Suites
- Registration & Information for TED Prep
- Registration deadline is March 25th, 2015
Please note: volunteers must be students who are non-job seekers and willing to staff this event for a designated time commitment. Volunteers may not participate in TED to search for a teaching positions.
For questions on volunteering for TED Spring 2015, please contact Catherine.Harris@unco.edu.