10:00 am to 12:00 pm

The Illinois Network of Charter Schools will host the 15th annual INCS Educator Job Fair on April 18th, 2020 in Chicago. Registration is free for job seekers. Illinois charter  schools and networks that would like to purchase a table, please use this link to register; prices for tables and classrooms is below. Early bird discounts will end on February 28th, 2020. The last day to register for a table at the regular price will be April 10, 2020.

Teacher candidates are invited to register and upload their information into the INCS Resume Bank until the day of the Fair. School leaders and hiring managers will have access to candidate information immediately.  Candidates may be contacted about open positions before the fair happens.  Candidates may also register onsite but it is not recommended.

At the INCS 2020 Educator Job Fair, attendees will:


At the INCS 2020 Educator Job Fair, school leaders and hiring managers will:

For questions, please reach out to Natalia Blanco at nblanco@incschools.org

Prices to purchase tables:

Member School





Early Bird pricing ends February 28 Standard pricing ends April 10
Table$350$450
Classroom$450$550
Table + classroom$600$800



Non-Member School





Early Bird pricing ends February 28 Standard pricing ends April 10
Table$550$650
Classroom$650$750
Table + Classroom$800$1,000



Sponsor$800$1000


Sponsors:

INCS is seeking sponsors and partners for the Educator Job Fair.  There are eight tables for purchase for vendors or nonprofit partners who are interested in meeting and interacting with the 300+ teacher candidates who will be on hand at the event.  Unfortunately, sponsors will NOT have access to school leaders and hiring managers.

Sponsor tables will be in lobby outside the main job fair where teachers will congregate primarily from 9 am to 10 am, although the fair will last until 1 pm. If you would like to sponsor the event or learn more, please reach out to Natalia Blanco at nblanco@incschools.org. Sponsorship includes:

INCS Online Resume Bank

Illinois charter public schools are seeking to hire talented teachers, teacher leaders, social workers, counselors, nurses, administrators and many other roles year around. The Resume operates year around. Job seekers who cannot attend the Fair are still invited to upload their information into the Resume Bank.

Please click “Candidate Registration” to join the INCS Online Resume Bank and share your professional profile and resume with charter school hiring managers year-round. There will be a box to click for candidates who want to register for the Job Fair.



Illinois charter public school hiring managers may click on “School Hiring Manager Registration” to join Resume Bank and search for candidates. Note: this does not register a school for the fair, but it does provide access to job candidates who have registered with the Resume Bank. For INCS members only.


Job Seeker Tips and Resources:

Joining Resume Bank allows charter recruiters to find you. We strongly recommend that you also research current charter openings and apply directly with the schools.

  1. Visit Jobs at Charter Schools on the INCS website to find job openings from across the charter sector.
  2. Research charter schools and find the ones that are right for you.
  3. Visit charter school and charter network websites to find the most up-to-date job openings.

About Charter Schools:

Charter schools are free, independent neighborhood public schools open to all children, including students who are English language learners and students with special needs. Charter schools do not have special entrance requirements and have the freedom to be innovative, while being held accountable for advancing student achievement.

Each charter public school is unique – both inside and out. Some may focus on college preparation, math and science, and others integrate the arts into each subject. While the possibilities are endless, charter public schools aim to provide a range of options so that parents can choose the school that best fits their child’s needs.

Likewise, educators can choose to work for charters with missions, educational approaches and professional cultures aligned to their own beliefs and work styles. Visit www.incschools.org to learn more about charter public schools.

The 2019 INCS Job Fair

The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) hosted its 14th annual Teacher & Administrator Job Fair Saturday, April 6. Representatives from charter public schools across the state attended to recruit high-quality talent to fill their job vacancies, including teaching, school leadership, social work, and administrative positions. Hundreds of job seekers attended the event. 

ABOUT INCS: The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) advocates for the improvement of public education by leveraging the charter school model as a catalyst to transform lives and communities. INCS works to ensure that charter public schools have adequate and equitable resources, the autonomy to find innovative approaches to meet student needs, and a fair and transparent policy landscape that allows high-quality options to thrive. As the voice of Illinois charter schools, INCS engages a diverse coalition of policymakers, school leaders, parents, and community members to create systemic change and secure high-quality schools for underserved communities. Learn more about us here.