West Ada holds career fair Monday to help fill vacancies ahead of start of the school year

West Ada Career fair
Posted at 11:53 AM, Aug 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-22 19:17:53-04

MERIDIAN, Idaho — The West Ada School District is holding a career fair Monday, August 22 to fill multiple vacant positions before the school year starts Tuesday.

The career fair is from 2-6 p.m. at the District Training Center located at1303 E. Central Drive in Meridian.

The district is looking to fill a variety of positions for teaching staff, special education paraprofessionals, food and nutrition staff and more. There are 26 teaching positions and 67 vacancies for paraprofessionals, according to a district spokesperson.

"If we are able to spark an interest or find a really good placement for you, we're going to be hiring people on the spot. And, you know, I just want to implore people that you don't have to just be a teacher to work at a school district,” Chief Communications Officer for the West Ada School District Greg Wilson said. “Really, we have a lot of different roles, whether you are just looking to work for a few hours a day, maybe as a crossing job, to really have an incredibly rewarding full-time job, consider the West Ada School District."

The district is now making a push to hire classified support staff, with an average of 2-3 positions open per school.

“Paraprofessionals to our custodial, our school secretary people make our schools function, really make the experience in our schools a positive experience so we’re hiring as many as we possibly can in the next few days here," said West Ada Superintendent Derek Bub.

There are immediate job openings for:

  • Special Education Paraprofessionals (all grade levels)
  • Food and Nutrition - Food Technicians
  • Food and Nutrition - Full-time Assistant Managers
  • Various Facilities and Maintenance Positions
  • Substitute Teaching Positions

According to a press release, there is no experience needed as training will be provided. Full-time employees will receive health, vision, retirement and dental benefits.