An Independent School • Grades 5-12

Sharing information and opportunities for individuals of color interested in working in regional independent schools.

At the Independent School Diversity Career Fair on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, attendees will hear from diversity practitioners about working in independent schools and meet with schools to learn about current career opportunities. Attendees will also have the option to receive feedback on their resume prior to the career fair. 


Attendee FAQ

What will I learn?

Through informational sessions with diversity practitioners, attendees will learn about:

  • Working in an independent school.
  • Benefits and compensation.
  • Mentorship and support programs.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Education and experience requirements.

During the career fair:

  • Learn about current career opportunities.
  • Network with school representatives.
  • Share your resume with a variety of institutions.

How do I register?

What is the cost of registration?

Registration to attend the fair is free.

What should I bring?

Attendees are encouraged to bring their resume to share with participating schools. 

What should I wear?

Business casual suggested. Attendees are encouraged to wear what they feel comfortable in, keeping in mind that they will have opportunities to meet with employer representatives from participating schools. 

Where is Lakeside School located?

The Lakeside School Upper School campus is located at 14050 1st Avenue NE, Seattle, WA  98125. The school is one block south of 145th on the east side of the I-5 freeway. The entrance to the Upper School campus is off of 1st Avenue NE. Directions to the Upper School are available here.

Where should I park?

Parking for attendees is available in the athletic center parking lot. Driving and parking directions are available here

Where should I go?

Check-in will take place in the Wright Community Center. 

Who should I contact for more information or with questions?

If you have questions or would like more information, contact us at diversitycareerfair@lakesideschool.org

How do I receive feedback on my resume?

Lakeside School human resources is offering free resume feedback for attendees who register by Friday, January 10. If you are interested, please email a copy of your resume to hiringmanager@lakesideschool.org.

If you do not have a resume, free templates are available online, or you can refer to this sample

What if I don't have a resume?

Resume templates can be found online with Google and Microsoft Word offering a wide variety of choices. If you prefer, this simple template can be downloaded and used as a starting point.

Is financial assistance available?

Financial assistance is available for transportation. Please contact diversitycareerfair@lakesideschool.org with questions. 

School FAQ

Can my school participate?

The Independent School Diversity Career Fair is a pilot event offered in collaboration with a small number of area schools. In future years, we hope to offer open registration for schools, but are unable to accept additional schools at this time. 

How much does it cost to participate with a booth?

The cost of one booth is:

  • $50.00 if registration and payment is received by June 15, 2019.
  • $75.00 if registration is received by the cutoff date of October 15, 2019.

Registration fee includes:

  • 8’ x 3’ draped table.
  • Two side chairs.
  • Name tags.
  • Coffee, tea, pastries and fruit.
  • Snacks and water.

What can my school display at the booth?

Schools are encouraged to bring flyers, pamphlets, and signs showcasing your school and its unique culture. Laptops are welcome but we will not be able to provide electrical outlets.

What is the time frame for staffing the booth?

Booths will need to be set up and ready by 10:30 a.m.  Personnel should plan on being available until 12:30 p.m. 

Will we have help setting up?

Schools should bring enough personnel to set up materials and staff the booth. Draped tables will already be in place and ready for use.  Feel free to bring your own table cover if you prefer.

What should we expect when attendees arrive at the booth?

Attendees are encouraged to bring resumes to leave at the various booths. They are also encouraged to promote themselves to the schools, ask questions, and gather contact information for follow-up.

Is my school allowed to collect information from the attendees?

Yes! This event is designed to connect attendees with schools and to increase the diversity in all of our schools. 

Where is Lakeside School located?

The Lakeside School Upper School campus is located at 14050 1st Avenue NE, Seattle, WA  98125. The school is one block south of 145th on the east side of the I-5 freeway. The entrance to the Upper School campus is off of 1st Avenue NE. Directions to the Upper School are available here

Where should we park?

Free parking is available behind the Wright Community Center, located on 4th Avenue NE behind the school. Please do not park in the lot adjacent to the The Paul G. Allen Athletic Center, as this parking is reserved for attendees. A parking map is available here

Where should we unload?

You may unload and load behind the Wright Community Center located on 4th Avenue NE behind the school. Directions are available here

Who should I contact for more information or if I have questions?

Sara Skinner
Director of Human Resources
diversitycareerfair@lakesideschool.org
(206) 440-2728

Group Leader FAQ

What is my role as a group leader?

The role of the group leader is to share practical information and lead an open discussion with attendees on what it is like to work in an independent school. 

What topics will I be asked to talk about?

Diversity practitioners will be provided with a checklist of topics to cover. They include but are not limited to:

  • What is an independent school?
  • What are the differences between public and private schools?
  • Certification requirements.
  • Salaries and benefits.
  • What to expect in terms of workload.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Coaching and co-curricular opportunities.
  • Mentor programs.
  • Curriculum design and instruction.
  • Types of positions at an independent school.
  • Q&A.

 

What is the length of the small group discussion?

An hour and a half (9:30-10:45 a.m.).

Where will the discussions take place?

In Upper School classrooms. Diversity practitioners will be assigned to a specific classroom as will attendees. 

What is the deadline for committing?

The deadline is June 15, 2019.

What should we expect from the attendees?

A lot of questions!

Is my school allowed to collect information from the attendees?

Yes! This event is designed to connect attendees with schools and to increase the diversity in all of our schools. 

May I attend or participate in the booth section of the day?

Yes!  This event is designed to connect attendees with schools and to increase the diversity in all of our schools. 

Where is Lakeside School located?

The Lakeside School Upper School campus is located at 14050 1st Avenue NE, Seattle, WA  98125. The school is one block south of 145th on the east side of the I-5 freeway. The entrance to the Upper School campus is off of 1st Avenue NE. Directions to the Upper School are available here

Where should I park?

Free parking is available at the following locations:

  • Field House parking lot located just south of the intersection of 145th Avenue NE and 1st Avenue NE.
  • Parking lot located just south of the entrance to the Lakeside School Upper School campus.
  • Lakeside Middle School campus located at 13510 1st Avenue NE.

Who should I contact for more information or with questions?

Sara Skinner
Director of Human Resources
diversitycareerfair@lakesideschool.org
(206) 440-2728

Register Now

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Lakeside Upper School
14050 1st Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98125

Event schedule

8-9 a.m.: Registration.
9-9:30 p.m.: Introductory gathering and instructions.
9:30-10:45 a.m.: Small group discussions led by area school diversity practitioners.
10:45 a.m.-12 p.m.: Career fair with school booths.

Lakeside believes that together and united, our institutions are more than great places of employment for educators of color – we are schools that support each other and collaborate to create community. Through this career fair, we aim to support each other in our collective efforts to diversify our campuses and reflect the rich and diverse communities in the Northwest.

Independent School Diversity Career Fair

Hosted by Lakeside School