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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.

See more information on teacher leadership positions

Teacher assigned vacancies

See all postings available for current DOE educators »


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 mid-April to early August each year. During this 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.

Read the UFT fact sheet on members’ rights under Article 18D »