Public School Job Search
resources in print and on the web
BEFORE YOU PROCEED, make sure you have read our Job Search Strategies page.
In addition to the strategies mentioned on that page (job fairs; networking; applying directly to the school districts, whether they have current openings or not; and others), you will want to keep up to date on the current posted job openings. These are the best sites and resources for Boston College students and alumni looking for jobs in the Boston area.
- Campus recruiting through EagleLink
- School districts and other educational organizations interview students on campus
- In May, load your resume to the online Education Resume Book)
- Check individual districts’ web sites
- MA Dept. of Education job board
- BostonWorks.com (Boston Globe)
- Charter schools - untapped resource for exciting and challenging jobs
- Outside MA, use Phil’s Place for links
Identify Possible Employers
or research them before your interview
Campus Recruiting Program
School districts and other education employers visit BC to interview potential employees
Career Fairs Outside BC
We receive announcements from far and wide
Identifying and researching public schools
MA school district profiles
Extensive profiles of all Massachusetts school districts. Lengthy descriptions of each charter school in the state are also available. (NOTE: no actual job listings at this site.)
Charter Schools in MA and U.S.
Includes "Why Teach in a Charter School?" and some good job links.
State Departments of Education
Links to all 50 states' Department of Education Web sites. Most of these contain information about certification, and some go way beyond, with school district and charter school profiles, teaching resources, and information about special programs and special needs schools.
Search for public school districts
Often the best search will be on a zip code and a distance from that that zip code. You can also use their Search for public schools function to find schools with particular criteria (charter or magnet schools; vocational schools; special education).
Public school job opportunities
JOB RESOURCES at THE CAREER LIBRARY
Contact school districts to find job openings and receive applications
Directory of Public School Systems in the United States.
- Subscribe to teacher job opening newsletters - National Directory for Employment in Education lists colleges that offer to theirs.
Phil's Place - State Departments of Education Job Sites
EXCELLENT - the links here are phenomenal if you're moving out-of-state.
Massachusetts public school jobs on doe.mass.edu
Jobs for teachers and administrators.
Massachusetts public school jobs on Massupt.org
Jobs for teachers and administrators.
PAC, Personnel Administrators' Affirmative Action Cooperative
Make a positive change. A recruiting consortium of eastern Massachusetts public school systems whose mission is to locate outstanding candidates of color for teaching, administrative and support positions in members' schools.
PAC Affirmative Action Cooperative, P.O. Box 218 Concord, MA 01742
Participating Massachusetts communities
(508) 264-4700 ext. 209
(508) 470-3800 ext. 408
(508) 548-0151 ext.22
29 Everett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Job Bank Portal - National Teacher Recruitment Clearinghouse
An excellent way to find both state-by-state and national teacher job databases on the Web.
K-12 Jobs Board
A free service listing thousands of teaching jobs and administrative positions at all levels in public, private and religious schools.
Includes a number of jobs they've downloaded from other education job sites.
Career Fairs Outside BC
We receive listings for in-state (MA) and out-of-state education job fairs.
New England Association for Employment in Education
Includes events listings and job links.
Search for jobs, post your resume. As of 9/2001, there were over 20,000 available employment opportunities from 880 private and public employers from all 50 states.
Search for jobs, post your resume. As of 9/2001, there were 500 available jobs across Canada.
Search for jobs, post your resume, receive the Career Coach e-newsletter, hire your own agent and participate in online chats with recruiters, teachers and the education community.
You enter your resume on their Web site, and schools search for teacher candidates. In June, 2000, there were over 3000 candidates and 1200 schools registered.
A recently introduced teacher job site created by a non-profit consortium of states. As of 7/99, job listings were available for some school districts in California, Washington and Delaware.
Council for Exceptional Children - CEC Career Connections
The only job bank on the Internet devoted exclusively to special education professionals. CEC provides three ways for employers and jobseekers to connect: a job bank; a resume database; and a consultant, trainer and expert witness directory.
Midwest Education Jobs Page
Generates a long list of current education openings, some of which are in K - 12 schools.
- Teachers@Work is the selected Internet recruitment resource for schools in Colorado and Virginia as well as individual schools and districts in 40 other states.
- We are a free resource for teachers to post their educational credentials and other specialties on line for schools nation wide to view. An automatic email will be sent to schools seeking teachers with matching credentials, and teachers will receive automatic emails of new matching jobs as they are posted by schools.
U. of Minnesota College of Education's Job Search Bulletin
Teaching, counseling, special ed. and administrative job openings, mainly in the Midwest.
CareerBuilder - Major national newspapers help wanted ads
This site provides an easy format to search the Help Wanted sections of over 40 major U.S. newspapers.
Links to teacher placement agencies, some of which place teachers in the public schools. Some of these agencies may charge a fee when they place you.
The Learning Field
An online list of education-related organizations and services, most in the Boston area. Many of these organizations employ teachers in one capacity or another. Many organizations offer products or services related to education and employ people in non-teaching positions.
Resource for teaching jobs in New York City public schools.
New Visions for Public Schools
Has led to the creation of 83 new, small high schools in New York City.
Teachers Support Network
The Teachers Support Network is a system for prospective teachers to find jobs and for school systems to recruit teachers.