Career opportunities for current UFT members
Per session opportunities
Teachers can learn about school-related activities that require teacher supervision and that take place beyond the regular school day. School-based per session opportunities must be prominently posted in the school, including the duties and responsibilities and the selection criteria. The DOE website lists central per session vacancies for the school year and provides information about how to apply for positions. The site provides per session guidelines.
Teacher leadership positions
The 2014 contract created an expanded career ladder for teachers, offering them opportunities and time to be instructional leaders and compensation for their time and commitment.
Teacher assigned vacancies
Teachers who wish to transfer to another school for any reason may do so using the Open Market Transfer Plan. The open period for applying to transfer from your current school to a different one runs from April 15 to Aug. 7 each year. During which time, principals post anticipated as well as approved vacancies on the DOE’s Open Market Transfer Plan website.
For more information, see Transfer Opportunities.
UFT members who wish to work in newly created schools have rights under Article 18D of the UFT-DOE contract, which governs the staffing of new or redesigned schools.