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February’s Educator’s Newsletter: What Employers See In Your Resume That You Don’t

 February's E-news for Educators | Make a Future

What employers see you in your resume that you don’t?

Which school districts are hiring full-time teachers in my discipline?

Where do I turn for help with preparing for my first week with my new class?

All of these questions are answered and even more topics are covered in Make a Future’s latest E-newsletter for Educators.  For teachers looking for work, needing career advice or searching for new teaching resources, Make a Future’s e-newsletter provides you with the relevant information you need to find a job and grow as a professional educator.

If you’re not a subscriber of Make a Future’s e-newsletter, click here.  You may also read the latest edition of online.

Find A Teaching Job At UBC’s Education Career Fair

UBC Teacher Education Career Fair Crowd

Meet representatives from British Columbia public school districts and Make a Future at the University of British Columbia’s Education Career Fair taking place this Friday, January 24th in UBC Vancouver’s Sub Ballroom from 10am to 3:30pm.

Students currently enrolled in UBC’s teacher education program, and alumni are invited to attend this event for the opportunity to meet with representatives from 12 BC school districts:

UBC teacher education students and alumni are encouraged to bring their resumes, dress appropriately, and be prepared for the possibility of being interviewed.

Although this event is organized for UBC students and alumni, if you’re an enterprising individual who is a BC certified teacher, this is potentially an excellent opportunity for you to network with school district hiring managers and principals.

Also, remember to stop by Make a Future’s booth to learn more about teaching opportunities at other BC school districts unable to attend this event.

If you’d like to see the specific teaching positions these school districts are trying to fill, visit Make a Future’s job search page.

Help Wanted: Finance & Accounting Professionals in BC Schools

Business Woman | Finance ProfessionalBritish Columbia School Districts in Campbell River, Chilliwack, Richmond, Vancouver, West Vancouver and Mission are hiring finance and accounting professionals with various levels of experience.

Some of the positions currently available are: Accounting and Budget Analyst, Accounting Clerk, Capital Project Accountant, Manager of Financial Services, and Payroll Accountant. In these roles, successful applicants will perform a variety of tasks including payroll, budget analysis, audit preparations, finance coordination, and accounts receivable.

In terms of qualifications, school districts are seeking individuals with a Chartered Professional Accountant designation for senior positions.  For more junior positions, a diploma in accounting and finance or equivalent training is a minimum requirement.

Accounting and finance professionals applying for employment in BC school districts can expect to receive a competitive wage, and excellent benefits including extended health and professional development endowments.

Find the latest careers listings in accounting, finance, and payroll by searching for jobs under the management/professional job and support staff job categories on

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Non-Teaching Support Staff Positions Need To Be Filled

Support staff including education assistants, tradespeople, transportation officials, clerical personnel, and maintenance staff are in high demand in British Columbia’s public schools. Currently there are 100+ jobs advertised on for front-line and behind-the-scenes support workers.

Supporting teachers and students in the classroom, education assistants, speech therapy assistants, early childhood educators, and special education aides play an integral role in the educational success of students, especially those with unique learning challenges.

Outside of the classroom, there is a demand for HVAC technicians, electricians, accountants, IT specialists, bus drivers, clerical staff, and custodians–all of whom play a role in ensuring that schools run, and operate safely and securely.

Employment at school districts offers great flexibility as there are opportunities available in every region of BC from the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley to Vancouver Island and the North in full-time, part-time, and on-call roles.

The majority of these jobs are unionized positions offering competitive salaries and great benefits, including extended health and dental.

The latest support staff job opportunities in BC’s public schools can be found on

E-news for Educational Leaders

Make a Future’s E-news for Educational Leaders email newsletter connects educators and educational leaders the latest leadership roles in BC school districts.  Those who did not receive it may view the latest issue online.

Sent to subscribers biweekly, the email includes listings of the latest Principal/Vice Principal, Director of Instruction, Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent, and Secretary Treasurer job postings available across the province.

To receive this email, please subscribe here.

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