IASPA Statewide Educator Virtual Job Fair

Information for Employers

On March 8, 2022, we produced the first-ever Statewide Virtual Job Fair with great success for the districts and candidates that participated. Over the course of four hours, more than 1,100 job seekers for licensed positions met with representatives from 97 districts. 300 central, site, and instructional leaders engaged in nearly 5,000 interactive and video chats.

March 8 event outcomes:

  • 88% of employers reported having engaged with at least one “5 star” or definite “interview” candidate.
  • 73% of district representatives gave the event a rating of 9 or 10 in response to the question, “How likely is it that you would recommend this virtual job fair experience to a friend or colleague?” (n=77)
  • 95% of district representatives agreed or strongly agreed with the statement, “This job fair was a good investment of my time.” (61% “strongly agreed”)

We know this continues to be a challenging time for districts to recruit and hire the best candidates for their students, so we have added another Statewide Educator Virtual Job Fair for Illinois schools on June 8, 2022, from 3:00 to 7:00 pm CT.


The registration deadline is 5:00 pm on Wednesday, June 1st.

Employer Registration has ended. Contact jobfair@iaspa.org


This VIRTUAL event is for districts recruiting for licensed teaching, school support, administrators, licensed paraprofessionals, and substitute teachers for immediate hire and the 2022-2023 school year.

Watch the April 20 Information Session for Employers with a panel of district leaders.

Learn more about recruiting at this virtual job fair from the event manager and districts recruiters that participated in the March 8 event at an upcoming information session for employers on Wednesday, April 20 at 12:00 pm.

The event is being managed by an experienced professional team.  Their focus is on creating a high-value experience for district administrators and drawing the best talent for all participating districts.  This includes outreach on behalf of employers to attract qualified candidates who are :

  • From underserved and underrepresented populations.
  • New educators entering the field.
  • Licensed educators working in other fields.
  • Alternate careers  / career-changers.
  • Out-of-state educators.

This is a cost-effective and time-efficient way for human resources professionalsprincipals, and other directors to connect with qualified candidates.

How it works for employers

  1. Register: Complete the employer registration form online.
  2. Set up your booth and assemble your representatives (recruiters): Shortly after registration, the designated district contact(s) will receive an onboarding email with a guide on how to set up the virtual booth for the best candidate experience, a FAQ on managing the booth, and key dates for live training.  This guide will include three live “booth owner orientation” sessions to learn how to customize their booth and plan for a successful job fair (recording available afterward).
  3. Prepare: Employer representatives recruiting at the event will also have three live opportunities to participate in special training sessions to instruct them on using pre-event resources to recruit and effectively engage during the live event.  Training will provide best practices for communication and assessment of candidates and walk participants through how to use the screening tools available to identify the best potential talent for your organization.
  4. Recruit Early: In the weeks before the live event, employers have access to the early access candidate registry, a spreadsheet-like view of candidate profiles that can be easily filtered to narrow down based on traits like desired geographic area, positions, licensure, etc.  All teaching candidates will be invited to complete the Humanex StyleProfile Builder™ talent inventory, the results of which are available to participating IASPA members.   The early access candidate registry is a powerful tool that helps you gauge how to staff your booth and reach out to candidates that fit your needs to make a connection.  Representatives for employers on the Silver or Gold package may invite candidates to reserve time to schedule chats at specific times during the live event.
  5. Attend: Each representative will log in to the live event between 3:00 and 7:00 pm on June 8, 2022, to connect with candidates for scheduled and unscheduled chat interactions.  Each chat has a 10-minute timer and will start as a text interaction.  Representatives have the ability to extend the chat time and can invite the candidate to video chat.
  6. Follow-up:  Employer representatives have continued access to the database of all candidate profiles.  IASPA member districts are able to access available Humanex StyleProfile Builder™ talent inventory results. Representatives can also access chat transcripts and performance reports from the event.



Employer Packages

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IASPA Members before 4/29/2022 $375 $450 $650
IASPA Members after 4/29/2022 $425 $500 $700
Non-district organizations or non-members $525 $625 $900
Virtual booth customized with your own content (e.g., text, hyperlinks, images, and videos).
Unlimited employer representatives recruiting in your booth.
Live and recorded training for Booth Owners and representatives.
Early access to candidate registry for efficient screening.
Humanex StyleProfile Builder™ talent inventory results to identify candidates most likely to be successful teachers (* available to IASPA member districts only).
Text and video chat with candidates during the live event.
Post-event booth visitor and chat report in an easily accessible spreadsheet. This helps you follow through with all high-potential candidates.
Search and invite candidates to visit your booth.
Schedule chats with candidates. Matches candidates with the appropriate representative so that the right conversations happen. Booth owners can schedule on behalf of other representatives.
“Featured Employer” status promotes your district in event advertising and increases your visibility with candidates. Availability limited.
White glove booth setup by our team. Worry-free, professional design from experts.

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What is Included with Employer Registration?

Every employer registration includes resources for before, during, and after the job fair. Significant features of the employer registration are:

  • A virtual booth customized with your content (text, hyperlinks, images, and videos) for candidates.
    If your district participated in the first IASPA Virtual Educator Job Fair on March 8, 2022, your booth content and representatives will be automatically copied from the March 8th event to the June 8th event. You can always make any edits that you wish.
  • Unlimited representatives (recruiters) can participate. Watch this short video of representatives’ experience with the Brazen virtual job fair platform.
  • Access the candidates’ registry before the event so that representatives can screen candidates and identify high-potential talent. 
    • IASPA Members have access to teacher candidates’ performance on the Teacher StyleProfile Builder™ from Humanex Ventures. Results come in an easy-to-use “Select 7” report that shows the top talents/strengths, identifying the candidates most likely to be successful teachers.
    • Access continues for representatives for at least three months following the event.
  • 1-on-1 Chat interaction with job-seeking candidates
    • All chat interactions start in text and can switch to video chat.
    • All employer representatives can invite registered candidates to chat before and during the event.
  • Employers on Silver or Gold packages can schedule chats with all registered candidates before and during the event (about Scheduled Chats).
    • Scheduled chat allows candidates to be matched with the appropriate representative.
    • Booth owners can schedule on behalf of other representatives.
    • Scheduled chats may occupy any/all times during the live event, from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. Representatives can block off time when they will not be available for scheduled chat.
    • All chats will be on a 10-minute timer.
    • Representatives can end chats early or extend once by 2, 5, or 10 minutes. 
  • Employers will receive performance reports following the event with contact information for all candidates that visited the booth or chatted with a representative.
  • Optional add-on: White-glove Virtual Booth Setup

    Have one of our job fair experts do the work of collecting relevant content and creating a visually compelling and engaging booth for candidates.  We will use setup the visual appearance, reference resources such as master agreements and benefits contracts, and index your different school sites.  We’ll also make sure that your booth representatives are properly configured so there are no mishaps during the event.
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Employer Registration has ended. Contact jobfair@iaspa.org


Participating Employers


Guidelines for Employers

Participating employers are expected to conform to the Illinois Human Rights Act and U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission policies regarding nondiscrimination in employment and all applicable Equal Opportunity Laws.

In addition, participating employers must abide by the Principles of Professional Conduct for Career Services and Employment Professionals as published by the National Association of College and Employers (NACE).   These principles require employers to maintain a recruitment process that is fair and equitable and to help candidates make informed and responsible decisions.

Employer Cancellation & Refund Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing by email to jobfair@iaspa.org. Cancellation notices received by noon, June 1, 2022, will be refunded 100% less a $100 cancellation fee via the original payment method. Cancellation notices received after 12:00 pm, June 1, 2022, will not be eligible for a refund.
If the event is canceled by IASPA for any reason before June 1, 2022, employers will receive a full refund of registration fees paid.

For any questions about the event, please contact jobfair@iaspa.org.