VBCPS Career Expo scheduled for April 27

Job applicants can learn about various opportunities to work for Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) by attending the school division’s annual Career Expo scheduled for Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to noon at Landstown High School.

Administrators from all school levels – elementary, middle and high – will be on-site to discuss instructional positions available. Central office administrators will also be present to discuss employment opportunities, including technology professionals, cafeteria staff, custodians, bus drivers, security staff, and substitute teachers as well as positions in a variety of skilled trades.

“The Career Expo is your opportunity to network with representatives from across all departments and schools,” said Anne Glenn-Zeljeznjak, coordinator of recruitment and retention for VBCPS.

Although there are job opportunities across all school levels and departments, Glenn-Zeljeznjak noted several high-need areas:

  • Special education teachers
  • Information technology professionals
  • World languages teachers
  • Spanish immersion teachers
  • Maintenance technicians
  • Math teachers
  • Speech language pathologists
  • Bus drivers

Glenn-Zeljeznjak encourages Career Expo attendees to bring multiple copies of their resume or other pertinent documents that support their qualification for the particular job they are seeking. They can share their information with administrators, who serve as the hiring managers for their respective schools or departments.

Licensure staff also will be at the Career Expo to help answer questions about reciprocity and obtaining a teaching license in Virginia. Additional staff will be on-site to provide online application assistance and information about compensation, benefits and substitute opportunities.

“We’re always looking for great substitutes,” said Glenn-Zeljeznjak. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to have a part-time job if you’re transitioning to the area as a military spouse, licensed teacher or interested in working as an assistant in a variety of positions within the division. And, recently retired staff are also welcome to become substitutes.”

The application and hiring process for prospective employees will be one of six information sessions offered throughout the day. Other sessions include overviews of the school division’s application and hiring process for those interested in principal or assistant principal positions, benefits, professional development programs, becoming a substitute and steps to licensure.

Expecting a large crowd, Glenn-Zeljeznjak recommends attendees register in advance. Visit www.vbschools.com to access the online registration page and view current job vacancies, job descriptions and other employment information.

For additional information about the Career Expo, please contact the Department of Human Resources at 757-263-1133.

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