Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply for a job?
You will need to complete the online application and provide all of the necessary supporting documentation to apply for a position with CMS. Once your application is complete, you can apply to positions through the “Jobs” tab of your application.
I am from another country and I want to work at CMS.
CMS does not sponsor visas for employees. It is your responsibility to obtain your own visa. CMS does partner with two J-1 Visa Exchange Visitor Programs to support our hiring needs - Educational Partners International (EPI) and Participate.
What happens after I submit my application?
After submitting your completed application, it is automatically viewable by our principals and human resources staff. Timelines for reviewing applications vary by position, school and department. You can always check the status of the positions you have applied for by going to the “Jobs” tab of your application and clicking on “Applied Jobs” on the left side of the page.
Will I be contacted for a job interview?
Principals and hiring managers or a member of their staff will contact the candidates they are interested in interviewing.
I submitted an application, but have not yet heard back. Who should I contact?
Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond personally to all applicants. Should your qualifications match a staffing need, you will be directly contacted.
Can I apply via email, fax, mail, or by directly contacting the hiring department?
CMS only accepts applications submitted through the online application system. The advantages of an online application system benefit both the applicants and the school system. The online application system provides more options for applicants and more timely updates to job postings. In addition, applications to postings can be processed expeditiously.
What happens to my application after I submit it?
Once you apply, you will receive an email confirming submission of your application. All applications are reviewed and screened. Candidates who best meet the position requirements will be contacted.
How frequently do you update the job postings?
As positions are confirmed, job postings are updated. At our busiest time of the year, this can happen on a daily basis.
A job has been posted for a number of months. Is it still open?
If a position is on the website, it is still open and the hiring manager is still seeking candidates.
Do jobs remain posted after the position has been filled?
Postings are removed once a job has been filled.
Can I update an application once it has been submitted?
Once you have submitted an application, you will be able to log back in and make changes to your information at any time.
Do I have to re-enter my information every time I apply?
No. If your application is up to date, you will just have to apply directly to the positions for which you are interested by going to the “Jobs” tab of your application.
I have problems with my computer "locking up" or I am unable to complete my application because I get kicked out of the system. What should I do?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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