Buffalo & Western NY State Job Fair for Diversity


We have made the difficult decision to cancel the Hiring Fair due to concerns around the Coronavirus.

When: Saturday, March 14, 2020

Where: Nichols School  |  1250 Amherst Street  |  Buffalo, NY
Nichols School is a nationally recognized co-educational college preparatory school for grades 5 through 12.

Link: Click here to register:      CANDIDATE        SCHOOL *limited to 25 schools

Current teachers, professionals seeking a career change, and students pursuing careers in education, are invited to attend the First Annual Buffalo and WNY Job Fair for Diversity on March 14th at Nichols School.

The Buffalo and WNY Job Fair for Diversity seeks to attract a broad range of candidates who want to help make area schools more reflective of the larger community. Recruiters in attendance are also interested in candidates who wish to support equity efforts, especially those from historically underrepresented or underserved backgrounds.

The event is being co-sponsored by The Education Collaborative of WNY (EdCo, edcowny.org), a consortium of WNY private secondary schools and Eastern Education Resource Collaborative (East Ed, easted.org), an advocate for diversity and equity practices in educational institutions across the nation, with support from The John R. Oishei Foundation.

Representatives from dozens of WNY private schools will be on hand to network with candidates and hold interviews for anticipated openings. In addition, there will be a panel discussion featuring area educators along with representatives from East Ed, and a buffet lunch for registered candidates.

Eric Yarwood, Executive Director of EdCo said, “EdCo member schools are actively working to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion practices within our schools through a partnership with East Ed and a grant funded by The John R. Oishei Foundation. The goal of the hiring fair is to share the incredible opportunities available in our area schools as well as their commitment to fostering greater diversity and equity.”

The Buffalo and WNY Job Fair for Diversity will be held at Nichols School, 1250 Amherst Street in Buffalo. Job Fair will run from 10 am – 2:00 followed by on-site interviews .  Attendance is free for prospective job seekers, but pre-registration is required. The resumes of those who pre-register will be distributed to participating school recruiters prior to the event. For more information, or to register visit: https://www.edcowny.org/job-fair-for-diversity

The Education Collaborative of Western New York (EdCo) is a unique consortium of fourteen private high schools in Erie County of Western New York which provides its unique member schools with opportunities for collaboration, a forum for sharing ideas, and a structure for advocating the values of private education.

East Ed is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2000, centered around the pursuit of academic excellence via equitable teaching practices and healthy school climates. Through their work with PreK-12 schools, colleges and universities, and educational communities across the U.S. Fundamentally, East Ed seeks to develop a clear implementation plan that connects all diversity and equity work to increased achievement for all students, most importantly those who have been traditionally underserved by our schools.


  • 9:30 am: Doors open/Registration

  • 10:00 -11:45 am: Panel of area educators, Q+A opportunity

  • Noon: Lunch available 

  • 12:00 - 2:00 pm Career Fair-school representatives and candidates meet

  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: On site interviews by appointment

The Education Collaborative and East Ed invite all teachers, administrators, and those who are interested in a career in independent schools to attend our job fair.


  • Top independent schools participating from the WNY
  • Same-day interviews available
  • Panel discussions/Q&A to learn more about independent schools
  • Network opportunities with schools, expert leaders and others interested in education
  • Free registration for candidates
  • Additional details and registration links will be posted soon.  

Link: Click here to register:   CANDIDATE        SCHOOL *limited to 25 schools

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