For Students: Education and Social Services Fair

Education and Social Services Career Day 2015

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
2:00 - 5:00pm

Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Education and Social Services Career Day?

Education and Social Services Career Day is designed to create a space for Penn students and alumni to connect with employers and learn about opportunities in education and social services, as well as related fields such as intercultural communication, counseling, social policy/research, advocacy and non-profit administration. This event always offers an opportunity to make helpful contacts, whether your job search is for the immediate future or a little further out.

Where and when is the event being held?

Education and Social Services Career Day 2015 will be held in Houston Hall's Bodek Lounge on the University of Pennsylvania's campus, from 2-5pm on Wednesday, March 4. A map to Houston Hall can be found by clicking here.

Who can attend Education and Social Services Career Day?

Students and alumni of The University of Pennsylvania are invited to attend.

How do I register?

Pre-registration is not required for students/alumni, but you must bring your Penn ID to the fair. If you are an employer interested in attending the fair, click here.

How should I prepare for Career Day?

  • Prepare your resume: And bring plenty of copies! Call 215-898-4381 during office hours (M-F, 9-5) to make an appointment to have your resume critiqued, or to find out about walk-in hours. If you would like some formatting ideas, sample resumes for GSE students are available by clicking here, and samples for SP2 students are available by clicking here.
  • Research employers: A list of employers attending can be found below. Click on the school's or organization's name to navigate to its website.
  • Develop an introduction of yourself: In no longer than 1 minute, prepare an introduction of yourself, emphasizing your interests/qualifications as it relates to each of your "must-see" employers.  Also, have a thoughtful question or two in mind based on your research of the employer.  
  • Review additional Career Services' materials: Read our "Navigating Career Fairs" webpage.

Which employers will attend Education and Social Services Career Fair?

Please note: Registration for employers has not closed, and we are expecting additional attendees. Check back often for updates. Current registrants include:

Abu Dhabi International School

Abu Dhabi International School is a private, co-educational k-12 day school licensed by the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Education. The school has an International body of students and staff from over 70 nationalities. Students are educated in a familial, friendly and fun yet disciplined environment with a diverse academic program. AIS provided the opportunity for its students to graduate with an American program, British Program or International Baccalaureate Program. The school successfully prepares High schools students to pas external assessments and examinations such as; ACT, TOEFL, SAT and IB Diploma Program. AIS is hiring for all subject areas and grades K-12. The school provides housing, benefits and a competitive salary.
ASPIRA Inc of Pennsylvania
Our mission is to provide a multicultural and academically enriched Program Curriculum in English and Spanish that enables students to make the most of their individual talents and to seek meaning from both their personal and shared community experiences; preparing students to become engaged citizens who are critical thinkers, creative problem solvers and lifelong learners and to instill in our youth core values of integrity, honesty, kindness, citizenship, cooperation, fairness, responsibility and the pursuit of excellence.
Baltimore City Public Schools
Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) is among the country's largest urban school districts, with nearly 85,000 students and budget of $1.3 billion. Led by Chief Executive Officer Gregory E. Thornton, City Schools is committed to ensuring that all students receive a high-quality education that prepares them for success in college and their careers.
Child Guidance Resource Centers

Child Guidance Resource Centers is a private, non-profit, community behavioral healthcare organization dedicated to providing quality care and educaitonal services that best meet the needs of childre, youth and their families in the Tri-State Area.

Child Guidance Resource Centers, headquartered in Havertown, PA, serves over 3,000 children and families in 25 different programs in 23 different locations, through highly qualified professional therapists and clinicians.
Cleveland Metropolitan School District

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District envisions 21st Century Schools of Choice where students will be challenged with a rigorous curriculum that considers the individual learning styles, program preferences and academic capabilities of each student, while utilizing the highest quality professional educators, administrators and support staff available.

COMHAR creates an environment of trust and support. We meet the individual and family where they are. Together, we identify strengths and goals and develop a plan built on their strengths to achieve their hopes and dreams.

We partner with people of all ages with mental illness, addiction, HIV/Aids and/or intellectual disabilities and support them in their journey toward healthier, more independent, more fulfilling lives.
CommonLit, Inc.
CommonLit, Inc. is a nonprofit organization building an open educational resource for the goal of ensuring that all students are on track to read proficiently by the time they graduate 8th grade. CommonLit is a fast-growing education start-up founded by students at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Community Education Alliance of West Philadelphia
The Community Education Alliance of West Philadelphia is a social service organization that also acts as the non-profit umbrella to its two schools; Belmont Academy Charter School (BACS) and Belmont Charter School (BCS). We believe in providing a holistic approach to education – one that not only supports the academic, but also the social and emotional success of each student. We understand that every student has a distinct set of physical and social needs that when fulfilled, enable them to become more successful learners. In response to this reality, we have built schools that use an individualized approach to education by providing targeted academic, social, and emotional interventions to ensure that each student receives the personalized support needed to succeed.
Community Partnership School

Founded in 2006 by Germantown Academy and Project H.O.M.E., Community Partnership School is a Pre-K through 5th grade independent elementary school located in North Central Philadelphia. Community Partnership School works tirelessly toward its ambitious vision: to meet talent with opportunity by providing families from a low-wealth community with a high-quality and affordable school alternative for their children, supporting and engaging families in the process, and striving to transform lives and strengthen our community.
Congreso is a multiservice organization with an expert focus on the Latino community.

Through comprehensive education, employment, health and social services, we serve more than 14,000 individuals a year.

At Congreso, where everyone is familia, "mi casa es su casa," so please join us for a tour, learn more about services, and see how we can partner to strengthen Latino communities.
Crescent City Schools

Crescent City Schools is a nonprofit Charter Management Organization whose mission is to support and develop open enrollment charter schools that raise student achievement and prepare students for college. As a part of the ongoing effort to rebuild New Orleans public schools, Crescent City Schools currently operates three open-enrollment charter schools: Harriet Tubman Charter school, a Kindergarten through 8th grade school on the West Bank; Akili Academy, a K-7h grade school in the Upper Ninth Ward; and Paul Habans Charter School, a pre-K through 7th grade school on the West Bank. Over the next few years we expect the network to grow to include more schools. Our organization creates life-changing educational experiences for students and, through this work, transforms a city.
Defender Association of Philadelphia
The Defender Association of Philadelphia is an independent, nonprofit corporation created in 1934 by a group of Philadelphia lawyers dedicated to the ideal of high-quality legal services for indigent criminal defendants. That ideal continues today as some 215 full-time assistant defenders represent adult and juvenile clients in state and federal court trial and appellate courts and at civil and criminal mental health hearings, as well as for state and county violations of probation/parole hearings. Association attorneys also serve as child advocates in neglect and dependency cases.
Delta T Group

Delta T Group is leader in Educational and Healthcare Staffing Referrals.
Our clients include Public Schools, Private Schools, Charter Schools, and School Districts.

We are in constant search of Teachers, Substitute Teachers, Teacher Assistants, Teacher Aides, Classroom 1:1 Aides, School Psychologists, Paraprofessionals, School Counselors, as well as School Nurses.

Assignments available in counties of Chester Delaware, Montgomery, Bucks and Philadelphia.
Placements are 10-99 Independent Contractor.

Requirements include :
Satisfactory PA State Child Abuse Clearance
Satisfactory PA State Criminal Record Check Clearance
Satisfactory PA State FBI Fingerprinting Clearance
Democracy Prep Public Schools
Democracy Prep Public Schools is a network of open-enrollment, high performing, "no excuses" public charter schools operating in New York City, Camden, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia. The mission of Democracy Prep is to educate responsible citizen-scholars for success in the college of their choice and a life of active citizenship. A simple philosophy guides Democracy Prep staff, students, and alumni alike: Work Hard. Go to College. Change the World
Dignity Housing
Established in 1988, Dignity Housing accomplishes its mission - to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty that confronts low-income families and individuals in Philadelphia - through the provision of affordable housing in combination with comprehensive supportive services that stabilize families and promote self-sufficiency. Since our inception, Dignity Housing has demonstrated success in providing both affordable housing and quality social service supports to thousands of adults and children. In total, Dignity Housing has acquired, developed and rehabilitated 150 units of housing throughout Philadelphia and served over 4,200 families and individuals. Currently, Dignity has 60 housing units in its inventory and at any point in time, Dignity serves approximately 60 homeless children.
The Episcopal Academy

The Episcopal Academy is an independent, coeducational, Pre-K-12 day school currently located in Newtown Square, PA.
At The Episcopal Academy, we take a robust approach to Mind, Body, and Spirit, not as discrete activities, but as an holistic approach to educating, nurturing, and developing boys and girls. We do not believe that Mind, Body, and Spirit are competing interests at Episcopal, but rather that the three are clearly inseparable and mutually reinforcing.
(ETS) Educational Testing Service
ETS (Educational Testing Service), with headquarters in Princeton, NJ, is a global $1.3B nonprofit organization. Our mission is to advance quality and equity in education by providing fair and valid assessments, performing educational research and influencing policies that promote learning, performance, education and professional development. As a nonprofit organization and an innovator in developing tests for clients in education, government and business, we are dedicated to advancing educational excellence for the communities we serve.
ESF Summer Camps
ESF is far more than just a summer job. ESF is about people and making a difference everyday. As a candidate for a position in one of our unique camps, you have the opportunity to make an everlasting impact upon children. We pride ourselves in hiring individuals who have experience working with children and people of all ages. Our Team of outstanding professional educators and college students possesses exceptional skills, a commitment to the development of each child, and a sensitivity to his/her needs.
Explore Schools
Explore Schools is a network of high-performing public charter schools providing 1,800 students in central Brooklyn with the outstanding education they deserve. Our mission is to provide students with the academic skills and critical-thinking abilities they need to succeed in a college-preparatory high school.
Freire Charter School

Freire Charter School is helping to build the future, one student at a time.

We help under-served, urban youth unlock their potential through a college-prep learning experience that emphasizes the values of community, teamwork, and nonviolence. We are committed to our students and our community. We have high expectations-- for kids and adults. We do whatever it takes to get the job done and are willing to do things differently to get it done well. We believe that relationships matter and we respect diversity and individuality so that everyone feels included and safe.
Great Oaks Charter School
The Great Oaks Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated­­ to the laun­­ch and support of high-performing charter schools. There are three components to our mission: to prepare students for college success, to train highly effective classroom teachers and to invest in the communities in which our schools operate. A strong focus on building relationships with families and highly individualized instruction delivered by our Tutor Corps ensures that every student receives a high-quality education. Our schools have a culture of high academic and behavioral expectations, predicated on the belief that every child can learn and earn a degree from a competitive four-year institution.
Green Tree School & Services

Green Tree School & Services (GTSS) is a nonprofit, state-licensed agency that operates an Approved Private School, and provides on-site and community based Outpatient Services, Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services and School Therapeutic Services for children and young adults, ages 5-21, classified with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders and Developmental Delays.

Working at Green Tree School & Services may be one the most rewarding positions you will ever hold. Green Tree School & Services has jobs in Behavioral Health, Administration, Education and more. The job page on the website is updated regularly. See all the openings and learn more by visiting the GTSS job page on its website:
Hanover Research
Hanover Research is a global information services firm providing knowledge support to both for-profit and non-profit organizations.  Through our unique, fixed-cost model we provide customized, timely, and authoritative research and advice enabling our clients to make informed decisions, identify and seize opportunities, and heighten their effectiveness.
KIPP Public Charter Schools
KIPP New Jersey is a growing network of KIPP charter and Renaissance schools in Newark (TEAM Schools) and Camden (KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy), New Jersey. We started in 2002 with TEAM Academy, our first middle school. Since then we grew to a full K-12 network. We're continually growing in both Newark and Camden, until we reach fifteen schools across two cities.

In 2003, KIPP Philadelphia Charter School opened with 90 fifth graders. KIPP Philadelphia has grown to four schools which support 1,625 students: KIPP Philadelphia Elementary Academy (K-4), KIPP Philadelphia Charter School (5-8), KIPP West Philadelphia Preparatory (5-8), and KIPP DuBois Collegiate Academy (9-12).
LEAP Academy University Charter School
LEAP Academy University Charter School opened in 1997 to provide a cohort of Camden City students with the knowledge and skills to pursue post-secondary education and become full participants in the work force. LEAP (Leadership, Education and Partnership) is a K-12 school housed in two buildings. There is an extended school day and school year. LEAP Academy has a team structure to offer teachers a supportive environment as well as create a greater level of personalization in the school. Cooperative and cross-curricular learning is stressed through these teams for all teachers, students, and staff.

LEAP Academy is located in the business district of Camden City. The school is located within walking distance of Rutgers University, the River-Line Light Rail, and the New Jersey Aquarium.
MCC Warwick Family Services
Openings for bachelor's and master's level clinicians: Therapeutic Staff Support, Milieu Counselors, Behavior Specialists, Mobile Therapists, Outpatient Therapists, Licensed Psychologists, Family Based Therapists & Counselors, Registered Nurses. We also accept graduate and post-graduate interns.

Warwick Family Services & MCC form a dedicated behavioral health organization committed to the compassionate provision of specialized programs designed to help guide children and families safely through periods of challenge and difficulty.

Program offerings include Intensive Residential Treatment, Intensive Family Based Treatment, Specialized Wraparound Services (Autism & Deaf, Hard of Hearing) Outpatient Services. Program tenets include Systemic Family Treatment and Trauma Informed Care

Program tenets include Systemic Family Treatment and Trauma Informed Care.
Milton Hershey School
Located in Hershey, PA, Milton Hershey School is a private residential school for children from social and financial need. The School was founded in 1909 by Milton S. and Catherine Hershey. Students enrolled at Milton Hershey School benefit from a fee-free high quality pre-K through 12th grade education, a safe home environment, food, clothing, health-care, and year round student activities. Thanks to the Hershey's foresight and generosity, there are over 8,000 graduates and a current enrollment of 1,900 diverse students. Plans are underway for continued growth of the School.
Milton Hershey School Teachers work in well-resourced classrooms with an average staff-student ratio of 15 to 1. A collaborative team-based approach is taken towards student success.
Options for College

Options for College helps students get into and get the most out of college. We do this through counseling work with individual students and their families, and through consulting projects with clients like the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth and the New York City Department of Education.
People's Prep Charter School
Our vision: People's Prep will break cycles of unequal education, inadequate opportunity, and poverty.
Our mission: People's Prep prepares all of our students to graduate from the college of their choice as informed, involved, and resilient citizens.
Philadelphia Futures

Philadelphia Futures provides low-income, first-generation-to-college students with the tools, resources and opportunities necessary for admission to and success in college. We transform lives by breaking down barriers that have historically excluded these underrepresented students from college success. Our services -- spanning 9th grade to college completion -- include academic programming, long-term mentoring, individualized college guidance and comprehensive college retention work.

We hire a variety of educational professionals: full time Coordinators who provide educational case management; part-time instructors for year-round after school classes; summer instructors and other related positions. Current openings are routinely updated at
Resources for Human Development

Resources for Human Development is a comprehensive, nonprofit, social service organization with headquarters in Philadelphia, Pa. Founded in 1970, RHD currently oversees and supports more than 160 locally managed human service programs in 14 states, working quietly behind the scenes of many programs you already know.

RHD's mission is to empower people as they build the highest level of independence possible, building better lives for themselves, their families and their communities. From providing residential services for individuals with mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities, chemical addiction and those who are homeless to job training, assisted transportation, and crisis intervention, RHD provides individualized, quality assistance wherever the need exists.
School District of Philadelphia
The School District of Philadelphia is the eighth largest school district in the nation, by enrollment. Located in a historic and culturally rich setting, we are a racially and ethnically diverse community committed to education.

The mission of the School District of Philadelphia is to provide a high-quality education that prepares, ensures, and empowers all students to achieve their full intellectual and social potential in order to become lifelong learners and productive members of society.
Southern Teachers Agency
Southern Teachers Agency works with college preparatory independent schools around the mid-Atlantic and South connecting them with great candidates. Nearly 600 private and independent schools list vacancies with STA for teachers, counselors, administrators, librarians, RAs, and admissions and development officers. All degrees and majors are sought!

Southern Teachers Agency is committed to giving individualized attention to help candidates find the best possible opportunities in our extensive network of schools. Schools rely on STA and appreciate our reputation for knowing and honestly assessing our candidates, and therefore continue to seek our assistance with filling their vacancies. We work hard to be your advocate in a competitive job market. And our services are free for candidates!
Truth Teacher Services

We are an international teaching placement service located in Philadelphia, PA and Denver, CO. We work closely with American International and boarding schools in China, Turkey and Vietnam (teaching K-12 subject areas). We also have ESL schools/programs in China mostly, as well as South Korea. 2+ years in your content area after becoming certified qualifies one for international school teaching, as newly certified teachers qualify for ESL schools. Come teach and immerse yourself in a teaching and traveling experience of a lifetime with a nice salary and benefits!
Uncommon Schools
Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit organization that starts and manages urban charter public schools that prepare low-income students to graduate from college. We are currently hiring for K-12 teachers, Summer Teaching Fellows, operations support staff, and leadership positions for the 2015-2016 school year. Uncommon Schools supports charter schools in the following cities: Boston, Brooklyn, Newark, Camden, Rochester, and Troy, NY.
United States Peace Corps

As the preeminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service—at the same time becoming global citizens and serving their country. When they return home, Volunteers bring their knowledge and experiences—and a global outlook—that enriches the lives of those around them.
Universal Companies Charter Schools
Universal Companies is an education management, community development and real estate organization. Currently, the Universal family of schools manages and operates 10 schools in Philadelphia, PA and Milwaukee, WI. We have been fortunate to have rapid growth and generally gain additional schools yearly. Universal Companies believes in a comprehensive model of changing communities through education.
University Heights Charter School

University Heights Charter School (UHCS) seeks to develop in each child the character, scholarship, and leadership necessary to succeed in life, college, and community. Proudly located in Newark, NJ, UHCS enters its tenth year serving 625 students in grades PreK-8. We seek dynamic, dedicated, determined educators committed to closing the achievement gap for all students. We have a full-service special education program and diverse co-curricular instruction. See for opportunities to join us!
UP Education Network

UP Education Network is a nonprofit school management organization whose mission is to rapidly transform chronically underperforming district schools into extraordinary schools that sustain high achievement over time. Our turnaround schools ensure that students acquire the knowledge, skills, and strength of character necessary to succeed on the path to college and to achieve their full potential. Scholars across our network are demonstrating outstanding - and in some cases, historic - progress. Our transformative take on closing the achievement gap and deep commitment to sharing best educational practices across our network earned us "2013 U.S. Education Reform Organization of the Year" by NewSchools Venture Fund. Our Network currently operates five schools in Boston and Lawrence, MA.
Wilmington Friends School
Wilmington Friends School, a Pre-K to 12 Quaker, college preparatory day school located in Wilmington, Delaware and enrolling 730 students, has openings for associate teachers in the Lower School division for the 2015-2016 school year.

The mission of Wilmington Friends School's associate teacher program is to give lower school lead teachers excellent classroom support in their work with students while providing hands-on experience and mentoring to teachers relatively new to the field of education.