University of Northern Colorado to host region’s largest teacher job fair at the end of the week
April 3, 2017
The University of Northern Colorado will host the 32nd UNC Teacher Employment Days fair from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the Bank of Colorado Arena in Butler-Hancock Athletic Center, at the intersection of 14th Avenue and 21st Street in Greeley.
The fair is the largest of its kind in the region for teachers and educational professionals, according to a Monday news release from UNC. It will have about 500 job-seekers and more than 150 school districts attending. School districts will be looking for teachers, principals, speech language pathologists, school psychologists and counselors.
Prospective candidates range from teacher education majors who will graduate from UNC in May to experienced teachers, administrators and counselors seeking to advance their careers or relocate.
The majority of school districts represented are from Colorado. Recruiters from districts in 12 other states, including Alaska, Arizona, Texas, California, Kansas, Wyoming and New Mexico, also will attend.
Although some recruiters still conduct traditional 30-minute interviews, fair organizers said most have switched to a short "meet-and-greet" format that allows them to connect with more candidates, according to the release. The new format also allows the candidates to get in contact with more districts.
Registration before the event and at the door the day of the event costs $25 for UNC students and $50 for UNC alumni and non-UNC candidates.
The on-site registration booth on the west side of Butler-Hancock will open at 7 a.m. Thursday. Free parking for fair attendees will be available in designated areas adjacent to the fair site.
For more information, contact UNC Career Services at (970) 351-2127.