10 Great Teacher Job Websites
Great teachers will always be in demand. Nevertheless, searching for the school that needs you can be tough. While there are a plethora of websites targeted to educators in search of work, not all of these sites are equal. Some sites are not updated often, and others simply don’t have that many teaching jobs. To make your job search a little easier, we’ve taken one critical step in the process for you: finding reputable teaching job sites. Whether you are trying to get your foot in the door or are returning to life as an educator, the following sites can be useful tools to help you find and secure the teaching job of your dreams:
Teach.org is a comprehensive information portal for current and aspiring educators. The site includes information concerning career preparation and development, financial aid and incentives, licensing and certification, and information about individual states and school districts. Teach.org enables job seekers to search positions by job title, grade level, category, location. The site also includes special segments, such as Early Childhood and Special Education. Job seekers are not required to register to use the resource.
This site enables job seekers to take a proactive approach to searching for a teaching position. In addition to being able to search for available teaching positions (some of which are posted directly by schools), the site enables users to post resumes and view job fair listings after completing a short registration process. Additionally, for those interested in teaching abroad, WantToTeach.com offers information to help educators connect with schools around the world.
Teachers-Teachers.com enables job seekers to conduct searches based on state, education level and grade level. The site also lets teachers, administrators, speech pathologists and other education professionals post resumes. These resumes are then visible to the 1,441 school systems that are members of the site. Registration on the site is free, and members are also provided with valuable resources for aspiring teachers, such as teacher certification requirements by state, classroom management tools and job-hunting advice.
Unfortunately, not all things in life are free. While EducationCrossing.com members must pay a monthly membership fee to use the site, the end results may be well worth it. EducationCrossing.com is a little different from traditional job search sites because the site is actually a job reporting service. Site administrators thoroughly search for and research each position that is posted on the site to provide job seekers with the most current leads and information needed to land various positions, so job seekers are essentially paying for a comprehensive view of applicable job openings without the hassle of visiting multiple sites.
According to their site, K-12Jobs.com helps a million teachers and administers in their job search efforts each year. Guest visitors to the site can view selected featured listings, but for a more in-depth search, users must register with the site. This enables them to conduct full searches and post their resume for employer members to view. The site also lists information to help teachers locate job fairs, learn more about required certifications, look up salary statistics and find other teaching resources.
SchoolSpring.com is similar to other teaching job sites in that it enables job seekers to search for available positions based on location, category, grade and job type. However, what makes SchoolSpring.com unique is the SchoolSpring PLUS+ feature, which enables aspiring teachers and school administrators to build their portfolio using the online portal. The information is then used to quickly customize an unlimited number of applications, so job seekers can quickly apply to all of the jobs they’re considering. The site’s Search Agent feature, which is also only available to registered members (registration is free), keeps members abreast of new job posting that match previously selected criteria.
National Association of Special Education Teachers – Career Center
The National Associate of Special Education Teachers’ (NASET) Career Center is a great tool for teachers hoping to enter into special education. In addition to searching for job postings, NASET members have access to professional development courses and information on attaining their Board Certification in Special Education. The organization has relationships with school districts throughout the country and allows these districts to post open positions on the site so that members have access to the latest job posting. The site also includes salary and state licensure information.
Council for American Private Education
The private school sector can be hard to break in to. The Council for American Private Education (CAPE) not only provides in-depth information about the private school community, it also provides a job bank for educators seeking work in the private school sector.
As its name indicates, iHireElementaryTeachers.com is a job search portal for elementary teachers. With thousands of new jobs posted each month and thousands of employer members, the site can help those searching for elementary teaching jobs get noticed. After a free, five-minute registration process, members can upload resumes and use the site’s Premium Resume Blast service to send them to prospective employers. iHireElementaryTeachers.com administrators gather job listings from Internet job boards, directly from employer members, newspapers and classified ads to ensure that teachers are provided with the most comprehensive information available.
ABCTeachingJobs.com is a job search site for teachers (pre-K through high school) as well as school administrators. The site features the typical search fields — location, subject, school type --- but also provides a long list of useful resources and links for aspiring teachers. Users must register on the site to conduct searches, but registration is free, as are the supplemental tools offered.
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