The following is a press release from the Mendocino County Office of Education:
Job seekers interested in pursuing a career in education are invited to attend the Education Job Fair on March 26 from 9 AM – 12 PM at the Mendocino County Office of Education (MCOE) Cedar Building, located at 2240 Old River Road, Ukiah. Employers from local school districts across Mendocino and Lake County are hiring for more than 50 open positions. Job seekers are invited to interview with prospective employers and should bring multiple copies of their current resume, any credentials or licenses, letters of recommendation, and copies of academic transcripts. Representatives from Mendocino College and National University will be available to talk with applicants about requirements for teaching credentials and opportunities to acquire additional education and job skills.
Mendocino County Superintendent of Schools Michelle Hutchins said, “When we talk about jobs in education, most of us think of teaching. The truth is education requires a whole host of people doing all sorts of jobs to provide students with the support they need to succeed. If you’re looking for work and like the idea of helping children, consider working in education.”
In education, there are two main employee classifications: classified staff and certificated staff. Classified employees fill a variety of roles such as accounting, payroll, food service, bus drivers, and clerical support staff that do not require a teaching credential. Certificated staff such as teachers, administrators, and academic counselors must have specific credentials and sometimes additional licenses, training, or degrees.
At the upcoming job fair, open positions include both certificated and classified options, ranging from educators, administrators, and facilities specialists to school health care workers. The fair will also feature programs designed to provide training, coaching, mentorship, and affordable certification pathways for new teachers.
Teaching positions typically require a bachelor’s degree and a teaching credential. Emergency permits are available that allow people to be the teacher of record while completing the requirements of a full credential.