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    Williams, Michael February 12 - 15, 2015

    Fair Organizer:
    Michael Williams

    February 12 - 15, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
    SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT MARRIOTT WATERFRONT

    Fair Organizer: Michael Williams

    Only five minutes away from the San Francisco International Airport, the Search San Francisco Fair is convenient for schools and candidates from around the world.

    The San Francisco Fair is for an invited list of quality international schools and candidates.  Around 250 candidates and 60 schools are expected. This fair has become very popular with international recruiters due to the quality of candidates registered to attend this fair.

    The schools recruiting at this fair come from a wide variety of locations worldwide, but schools from Asia and the Middle East are expected to form the majority. Search Associates-registered candidates of all nationalities and all standard specialist fields in schools are welcome to request an invitation to attend the San Francisco Fair.

    Recruiters

    Interested recruiters/schools should read the Recruiter-specific San Francisco Fair information and request an invitation from your school dashboard or contact Michael Williams.

    Email: MWilliams@searchassociates.com

    Candidates

    Candidates must be registered with a branch of Search Associates if they wish to request an invitation to attend the San Francisco Job Fair. 

    • Candidates who are already registered with Search Associates should notify their Search sponsor of their interest in this fair and request an invitation.
    • Candidates who have been registered with Search Associates in the past should re-register with the same associate and request an invitation to this fair. 
    • Candidates who are new to Search and wish to attend the San Francisco: Please look first at the region in which you live and register with the associate responsible for the region; If you are international (living outside of the  US, UK, Canada, Australia/New Zealand), you may register with Michael Williams. 

    All candidates interested in attending the Job Fair should read the Candidate-specific San Francisco Fair information.

    An early request to your sponsoring associate for a candidate place is important - best from September - December. All candidates need to be free to attend the candidate orientation, the interview sign-up session, and the following days for possible interviews. 

    Country School
    Bahrain Ibn Khuldoon National School
    Burkina Faso International School of Ouagadougou
    Cameroon American School of Douala
    Cameroon American School of Yaounde
    China Beanstalk International Bilingual School
    China Shanghai Community International School - Hangzhou International School
    China U-Link Guangzhou Campus/Nanhai Campus
    China Xiamen International School
    China/Hong Kong Hong Kong International School
    China/Hong Kong Renaissance College H.K. (RCHK)
    Colombia Colegio Nueva Granada, Bogota
    Cote d'Ivoire International Community School of Abidjan
    Ecuador American School of Quito
    Egypt Cairo American College
    Egypt Global Paradigm School, Cairo
    Egypt Schutz American School
    France Lycee International de St. Germain-en-Laye (American Section)
    Germany Munich International School
    Germany Thuringia International School, Weimar
    India American International School Chennai
    India Oberoi International School, Mumbai
    Japan Canadian Academy, Kobe
    Japan Tokyo International School
    Jordan American Community School
    Korea Chadwick International School, Songdo (Incheon)
    Korea Gyeonggi Suwon International School
    Korea Korea International School, Jeju
    Korea Korea International School, Seoul
    Korea Seoul Foreign School
    Korea Seoul International School
    Kuwait Al-Bayan International School
    Kuwait Dasman Bilingual School
    Kuwait The American School of Kuwait
    Kuwait Universal American School
    Lebanon International College, Beirut
    Malaysia International School of Kuala Lumpur
    Malaysia Mont'Kiara International School, Kuala Lumpur
    Mali American International School of Bamako
    Mongolia International School of Ulaanbaatar
    Morocco Rabat American School
    Myanmar International School of Myanmar, Yangon
    Myanmar International School Yangon
    Other QSI -- Quality Schools Int'l (37 schools in 27 Countries)
    Peru Colegio Franklin Roosevelt - The American School of Lima
    Philippines Brent Schools Inc.
    Qatar Qatar Academy Al-Wakra
    Qatar Qatar Academy Sidra
    Qatar Qatar Academy, Doha
    Saudi Arabia American International School - Riyadh
    Saudi Arabia American International School of Jeddah
    Saudi Arabia International Schools Group
    Saudi Arabia Riyadh Schools
    Senegal International School of Dakar
    Singapore Singapore American School
    Taiwan Kaohsiung American School
    Thailand Ruamrudee International School, Bangkok
    Trinidad & Tobago International School of Port of Spain
    Turkey Bilkent Erzurum Laboratory School
    Turkey Robert College of Istanbul
    UK ACS International Schools
    USA French American International School, San Francisco CA
    USA German American IS, Menlo Park CA
    Vietnam United Nations International School of Hanoi

    Search Associates San Francisco 2015 Job Fair

    12-15 February 2015

    SCHOOL RECRUITER Information

     

    Organizer:      Michael Williams

    Venue:            San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel  

     

    San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel

    1800 Old Bayshore Highway

    Burlingame, CA   94010                     tel (650)  692 9100                  fax (650) 692 8016

                 

    If your school is interested in recruiting at this Search-San Francisco Job Fair and your school has not received an invitation yet, please contact Michael Williams MWilliams@searchassociates.com

     

    Fair Schedule:                         SCHOOLS     12 - 15  February 2015

    How to apply for a place as a Recruiter at the Search Associates San Francisco Fair:

    1.      Contact Michael Williams to request an invitation. E-mail: MWilliams@searchassociates.com 

    Invitations will be e-mailed to invited schools.

    2.   Once you have registered for the fair, frequently update your school's vacancies electronically and add information about your school and its hiring policy to the Search Associates Schools Database.  This will allow teachers to see that you will be interviewing at the San Francisco Fair and will allow  password-protected access to the Search Associates Candidate Database to review teacher candidates' details in advance of the Fair. 

    Accommodation / Interview Rooms:

    All recruiters must interview at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel, where Search Associates has arranged an advantageous room rate.  Absolute deadline for San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel bookings: 16 January

    Hotel Booking (only after you have received a confirmed invitation and have registered for the fair): 

    *  Bookings must be made using the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel online reservation system (provided only in the San Francisco Fair invitation):

     

    NOTE: The hotel could be fully booked by December, so we strongly recommend that reservations be made EARLY (Oct/Nov), and no later than 16 January.  Although bookings can be made after 16 January, Search Associates and the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel cannot guarantee the preferred rate if late bookings are made. 

    * Your booking must be guaranteed by credit card.  Book earlier than the final deadline noted above.  If it is necessary to cancel a reservation, please contact the hotel directly. Cancellation or early departure fees may be applied by the hotel. 

     

    Hotel Charges: To be settled directly with the hotel on departure

    Hotel Room Rate Period: February 12 - 15, 2015

    Room Prices: 

        Single Occupancy:         $149.00

        Double Occupancy:        $149.00

       

    In addition, the above room rate does not include state and local taxes (which are currently 12%)or applicable service, or hotel specific fees in effect at the Hotel at the time of the fair. There is also an applicable tourism assessment fee of $1.25 per room, per night that will be added to each individual guest's room.

    Travel:  Make own arrangements early; flights in and out of the U.S.A. can be very busy.

    Visas:   Many participants traveling from overseas will require no visa but, if in doubt, please check with your travel agent and/or nearest embassy / consulate in good time.

    Conditions pertaining to Heads/Interviewers:

    1.      Attendance at this fair is by invitation only.  Once an invitation is extended, payment of the US $700.00 per recruiter by 15 November will secure the placement.  Any unconfirmed place at that date may be given to a school on the “Waiting List” for the San Francisco Fair.

    2.      Having booked, candidates will know your school is coming, so please do not withdraw.

    3.      Please update your school vacancies regularly for accuracy.  Candidates are visiting the Schools Info/Opening section on a daily basis.

    4.      All heads/interviewers must interview in the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel, and to do so, room reservations must be made via the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel online room reservation system.  The nights of 12, 13, and 14 are essential, and the night of 15 February is strongly recommended.

    5.      The usual code of school and interview ethics applies.  Please be entirely honest about the school, the post, if known, and all conditions.  Uncertainty regarding whether or when a vacancy may emerge and delay in communicating with the candidates after the Fair are fully understandable and acceptable if stated and explained to candidates at interview.  Please record the same information about uncertainties and expected timing of later decisions with Search Associates at the Fair.

    6.      Candidates will be told firmly that their word is their bond, and the same applies to interviewers.  Verbal offers are binding.  Schools may use their own job offer form and/or provide contracts at the fair.

    7.      As a general guideline, whenever practical, no jobs should be offered until the recruiter has interviewed all candidates who have been firmly promised interviews for that job.

    8.      Schools will provide candidates with reasonable time to decide upon an offer of employment. 

    Recruiters should give candidates adequate time to consider employment offers.  This time should be sufficient for candidates both to reflect on the offer itself, and to complete interviews with other schools, during the job fair.  If a candidate so wishes, he or she may accept at any point following an offer being made.

    Search Associates expects that recruiters will observe the following guidelines, as a matter of professional ethics.  When making an offer of employment to a candidate at a Search Associates Job Fair, the recruiter should explain the following:

    A.     The candidate may be asked by the recruiter to respond to an offer by the published end date and time of the job fair, or within minimum 24 hours of the offer being made. Please note that candidates prefer to attend all of their interviews before making a decision and pressuring candidates for quick decisions may not be in the best interest of the candidates or schools.

    B.      Where the candidate intends to attend another job fair within 24 hours of an offer being made, the recruiter may require a decision by midnight of the day before the start of that second job fair.

    C.      It is recommended that recruiters deviate from these standards only to extend the deadline for response beyond the periods stipulated above.

    9.      Candidates are encouraged to research schools in advance, whenever possible, so that decisions can be made promptly.  Recruiters are encouraged to have ample information available in print, including complete sample contracts, to give to candidates to expedite this decision-making.

    10.  By registration agreement with Search Associates, a school agrees to pay the placement candidate fee for any Search Associate intern, teacher ($1800), or administrator ($2800) hired by the school. Should a candidate’s partner be hired at the fair or within one year of the fair, the school agrees to pay this candidate fee as well.

    11.  Please keep in touch with Search Associates to strengthen and speed up your appointments for future vacancies.

    We look forward to welcoming you at the Search Associates San Francisco February Fair.

    Michael Williams, Senior Associate

    MWilliams@searchassociates.com

     

     

                                                   SCHOOLS: FEBRUARY 12 - 15, 2015     (THURSDAY - SUNDAY)      

                                  

     

    Date

    Time

    Activity

    Comment

    12 February, Thursday

    3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

     

     

    Recruiter registration

    Check in

    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

     

     

    (Optional Workshop)

    Recruiter Orientation

    Recruiter Orientation

    7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Recruiter Welcome

    Reception

    13 February, Friday

    8:00 am – 11:00 am

     

     

    Candidate Registration

     

    9:00 am – 10:30 am

    IB Training – Candidates

    This overview will provide a foundation for educators and begin to open doors to schools with IB programs

    11:00 am – 12:00 Noon

     

    Candidate orientation

    Overview of Fair procedures and protocol

    12:00 noon – 6:30 pm

    School Presentations and Candidate sessions: interviewing skills, moving overseas, flavors of overseas schools (finding the right match)

     

    6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

     

    Recruiters set- up for sign- up session

     

    7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Interview sign- up session

     

    8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

    Recruiter Social

     

    14 February, Saturday

    8:00 am – 6:00 pm

     

     

     

    Interviews all day as arranged

    In recruiter hotel rooms or hotel common areas

    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

     

    Social: Recruiter/Candidate (cash bar)

     

    15 February, Sunday

     

     

     

     

    8:00 am – 6:00 pm

    Interviews all day as arranged

    In recruiter hotel rooms or hotel common areas

    6:00 pm

    Recruiter Dinner

     

    Search Associates – International Job Fair

    Also featuring a special “International Baccalaureate Workshop”

    12-15 February 2015

    San Francisco, USA

    Candidate Information

    To Candidates:  Attendance at this fair is by invitation only.  “Checking” interest in the San Francisco Fair on the Search Associate online application does NOT constitute an invitation.  Please see information below for invitation details.

    Venue: San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel

    1800 Bayshore Highway

    Burlingame, CA   94010                     tel (650)  692 9100                  fax (650) 692 8016

    Organizer:      Michael Williams    MWilliams@searchassociates.com

     

    Invitation for a Candidate place at the San Francisco Job Fair

    1.       NOTE:  Your place at the Fair is only definite when you have received confirmation from your Search Associate sponsor.   Before an invitation to the San Francisco Fair is issued, candidates need to have registered with Search Associates, well in advance of the Fair. All candidates also need to have requested a minimum of four (4) confidential references, completed online. These four references should include at least three (3) from past or present supervisors and one (1) past or present parent of children you have taught.  Please be considerate and approach your referees in good time. 

     

    2.       Candidates registered already with a member of the Search Associates team need to ask their sponsoring associate to send an invitation to attend the San Francisco Fair.








    Departure best planned:  NOT before Sunday, 15 February evening

    Notes:                         

    ·         Essential attendance from morning of 13 February (Friday) to evening on 15 February (Sunday). Please note:  attendance is by invitation only

     

    ·         Registration for Candidates begins on 13 February at 8:00am - 11:00am. The latest possible time to arrive is 11:00am (to collect your candidate pack and mane badge). All candidates must attend the candidate meeting at 11:00am.

     

    ·         A special workshop has been arranged from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. on Friday, 13 February. This session is an overview of the International Baccalaureate Program (IB diploma for high school, Middle Years Program, and Primary Years Program).  Many international schools are IB schools. Having this overview might help open doors to more school choices for candidates.  You are highly encouraged to attend this pre-fair workshop (free of charge).

     

    ·         The interview sign-up session starts on 13 February, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm  – DO NOT BE LATE.  The interviews that you arrange will determine your schedule for February 14-15.

     

    .        Some schools are in contact with candidates before the fair and might pre-arrange some of their interviews on 13 February and will schedule more interviews during the interview sign-up session. It is common practice for some schools to have early interviews at fairs.

     

    Accommodation:  Candidates are NOT required to stay at the hotel, but there is a slight convenience factor in terms of availability for interviews and "exposure" to the recruiters, all of whom stay at San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront HotelThere are many less-expensive hotels (review via the Internet) in the vicinity of the hotel.

    Hotel Arrangements and Charges:  Hotel accommodations are arranged directly with the hotel.  Charges are to be settled with the hotel on departure

     Hotel Room Prices:

    Single Occupancy:           $149.00

    Double Occupancy:          $149.00

    In addition, the above room rate does not include a 12% state and local taxes or applicable service, or hotel specific fees in effect at the Hotel at the time of the fair. There is also a tourism assessment fee of $1.25 per room, per night that will be added to each individual guest's room.

     

    To reserve a room, use the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront room reservation link provided in the invitation (only after you have received a confirmed invitation to this fair by your sponsoring associate): The link is provided in the candidate invitation) and early reservations are recommended (by November/December)

     

    Please note that the hotel could be fully booked by December, so we strongly recommend that reservations be made EARLY (Oct / Nov), and no later than 16 January.  Although bookings can be made after 16 January  (depending upon room availability), the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront Hotel cannot guarantee the preferred rate if late bookings are made. 

    * Your booking must be guaranteed by credit card.  Book earlier than the final deadline noted above.  If it is necessary to cancel a reservation, work directly with the hotel. Cancellation and early departure fees may apply.

    Travel: Make own arrangements early; flights in and out of the U.S. A. can be very busy.

    Visas: Many participants traveling from overseas will require no visa but, if in doubt, please check with your travel agent and/or nearest USA embassy / consulate in good time.

     

    Conditions Pertaining to Teacher/Candidates

     

    1. Requesting a place well before 16 January is preferred, to enable better attention to your needs.  

     

          2.  If your place has been confirmed, schools may be informed that you are coming, so please do not withdraw.

     

    1. Before an invitation to the San Francisco Fair is issued, a candidate needs to be an active registered Search Associates candidate, well in advance of the Fair.

     

    1. Candidates registered already with a member of the Search Associates team need to ask approval of their associate to send the candidate an invitation to the San Francisco – February Fair.

     

    1. Do your homework and use the Search database to become familiar with the school demographics, salaries, benefits, packages, etc. of schools from around the world. 

     

    1. The Candidate Meeting will start at 11:00 a.m. on Friday,13 February.  This is when we will explain how the Fair is organized. 

     

    1. The Interview Sign-up session will be held Friday, 13 February from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Make sure that you have had time to study your candidate information packet and the Schools Information and Vacancies booklet, so that you will know which recruiters you need to approach to request interviews at the Interview Sign-up Session.  No guarantee can be given that any Head will extend an offer to interview you, let alone that any job offer(s) might come your way, but part of our function is to help all candidates and all Heads to gain as much as possible from the Fair.  Dress for the presentations and Interview sign-up session in business / interview attire.

     

    1. Your word is your bond, both in promising accuracy and honesty in all papers you submit and in all statements you make, and in your response to any job offer(s) made to you.  The same applies to interviewers, who have also been asked not to put any candidates under pressure for an immediate answer if a job is offered at (or soon after) the San Francisco Fair.  In particular, any candidate attending two fairs in rapid succession should honor his/her commitment to both fairs by meeting, at least, any/all schools with which the candidate has had pre-fair communications.

     

    1. Recruiters should give candidates adequate time to consider employment offers.  This time should be sufficient for candidates both to reflect on the offer itself, and to complete interviews with other schools, during the job fair.  If a candidate so wishes, he or she may accept at any point following an offer being made.

    Search Associates expects that recruiters will observe the following guidelines, as a matter of professional ethics.  When making an offer of employment to a candidate at a Search Associates Job Fair, the recruiter should explain the following:

    A.       The candidate may be asked by the recruiter to respond to an offer by the published end date and time of the job fair, or within minimum 24 hours of the offer being made.

    B.       Where the candidate intends to attend another job fair within 24 hours of an offer being made, the recruiter may require a decision by midnight of the day before the start of that second job fair.

    C.       Recruiters may deviate from these standards only to extend the deadline for response beyond the periods stipulated above.

     

    10.    This timing also makes it possible for recruiters to offer the same position, if necessary, at the same or next fair (or in a timely manner) to another candidate if you decline.  Both candidates and recruiters should understand that agreement to these timing arrangements is a condition of participating in the fair.  Candidates are encouraged to research schools in advance, whenever possible, so that decisions can be made promptly.  Recruiters are encouraged to have ample information available in print, including complete sample contracts, to give to candidates to expedite this decision-making.

    11.    Accepting an invitation to the San Francisco February Fair confirms that - if not paid by you already - you promise to pay the Search Associates office you have registered with, all fees due to cover catering and other services provided by the hotel at this fair.  This “Fair costs” fee is waived for candidates, who have paid a Search registration fee and for whom this is their first Search Fair.  For second or later Search Fairs within a given registration period, an additional charge of US $75 is requested towards these “Fair costs."  All fees due must be paid to your specific sponsoring associate before the Fair.

     12. IMPORTANT: According to the Search Agreement, you must notify the fair organizers and your sponsoring associate WITHIN SEVEN DAYS or SOONER of accepting any verbal or written offer of employment, and will ALSO provide the name and location of the school which hired you THROUGH Search Associates or OTHERWISE. In this way, Search Associates will be immediately aware of the moment when you are no longer an actively searching candidate. In addition, please designate that you are not available on the Search website.

     

    We look forward to welcoming you at the Search San Francisco February Job Fair.              

    Michael Williams, Senior Associate

                                                     CANDIDATE SCHEDULE: FEBRUARY 13 - 15, 2015 (Friday - Sunday)

     

    Date

    Time

    Activity

    Comment

    13 February

         Friday

    8:00  a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

    Candidate registration

    Check-in

    9:00 a.m. –  10:30 a.m.

    (Optional Workshop)

    International Baccalaureate Program (High School, Middle School, and Primary Years Overview)

    An increasing number of international schools are “IB schools”.  This overview will provide a foundation for educators and begin to open doors to schools with IB programs.

    11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

    Candidate orientation

    Overview of Fair procedures and protocol

     

    Noon  6:30 p.m.

    School Presentations and Candidate sessions:interviewing skills, moving overseas

    Familiarize yourself with different schools from around the world

     

     

    7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    Interview sign-up session

    Meet school administrators and sign up for interviews:  This session is MANDATORY.  It determines your schedule for the next two days.

     

    14 February

         Saturday

    8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Interviews

    Fixed interviews as arranged during interview sign-up session (in hotel rooms or common areas)

     

    6:30 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.

    Social for all participants

    Food and drink provided (cash bar)

     

    15 February

         Sunday

    8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Interviews

    Fixed interviews as arranged by recruiters (in hotel rooms or common areas). 

     

    IMPORTANT:  You may leave when your interviews are completed, but please check out at the SEARCH DESK.