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Schenectady City School District hosting job fair

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SCHENECTADY — The Schenectady City School District will host a virtual job fair next month in an effort to fill dozens of positions.

A range of jobs are available, including maintenance workers, nurses and more than a dozen openings for teachers across a range of disciplines including special education and English as a new language.

The district is also seeking to fill three administrative roles, including assistant directors for math, social studies and early literacy and prekindergarten programming, according to job listings.

Salaries for the administrative posts were not listed.

In addition, the district is seeking to fill seven nursing positions, two mental health workers — including a high school social worker and a school psychologist — four custodial and maintenance positions and 10 coaching positions ranging from modified to junior varsity sports.

The career fair will be held virtually on Feb. 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. Anyone looking to attend must register in advance, according to Karen Corona, a district spokeswoman.

“We have representatives from all levels and departments who will be on the platform live and available to answer questions and talk with candidates,” she said in an email.

The job fair comes as the district continues to bolster the diversity of educators. Despite racially diverse classrooms, more than 90% of teachers in the district are white.

Diversifying teacher ranks has been an ongoing effort for the district and has shown signs of improvement in recent years, though large disparities remain.

To help address the issue, the district last year, unveiled the “Grow Your Own” program, which establishes a pathway for students within the district to obtain an education degree and later obtain teaching jobs within the district. The program is a partnership between the district, SUNY Schenectady, Cazenovia College and Clarkson University.

For additional information on the upcoming job fair, visit: schenectady.careerfairexpo.com.

Contact reporter Chad Arnold at: 518-410-5117 or [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter: @ChadGArnold.

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