Employee Referral Program

What is it?  A new initiative to support and reward ConVal’s recruiting efforts.  Through conversation, relationships, mentoring and networking, employees have the opportunity to contribute to the community of staff that ConVal employs. We are looking for talented and ambitious individuals to fulfill our educational teams in your schools.  We know that we have phenomenal staff who are invested in the outcomes of our students and community and that we need to be fully staffed in order to best support everyone in doing so.  We want to find that level of talent and passion that you have gracefully demonstrated through your dedication to and support of your school community, students and colleagues and replicate and reward it. Because of this we are initiating our Employee Referral Bonus Program.

Why an Employee Referral Program?   We need your help in identifying the best talent to fill our vacancies in order to provide the support necessary to start the school year in a way that has all of the right people in the right roles supporting the education of the students and their families in our nine town community.   This program is designed so you could help us fill any vacancies by referring candidates.  We value your willingness to refer your friends, neighbors and colleagues.

How does it work?  It’s quite simple!  As of July 20, 2022 for every candidate that you refer that successfully submits an application, lists you as their referral source on their application, is interviewed and / or eventually is hired, you’ll receive a bonus. The further your referral moves along in the hiring process the larger the referral bonus!  The best part is there is no limit to how many referrals you can submit. Get a bonus every single time one of your referrals is interviewed!  As a ConVal employee you will receive:

Recognition and Thank You.  Employees whose referrals are successfully hired will receive a special recognition announcement in the pay day memo! You and your referred candidate will have the opportunity to tell us what you enjoy most about working at the ConVal School District and why you felt the applicant you referred would be a great fit for the position and why they chose to join ConVal. A picture alongside your referred applicant will also be included in the announcement!  (If you are camera shy, we will figure it out!)

The Rules:

  • Only one employee can refer an applicant and be eligible for the bonus, and the names on the application and the employee referral form need to match.  You cannot “share” an applicant that you refer.
  • The Employee Referral Form needs to be submitted to Human Resources prior to the interview.
  • Exclusions: None – except that you cannot refer yourself and a referral must be a NEW employee to ConVal.
  • Employees who have separated employment forfeit eligibility for bonuses not yet paid at time of separation.  However, if you retire at the end of the school year and your referral returns for the second year we are more than happy to send you a check in the Fall :)
  • To qualify for the referral bonus, you and your referral must be actively employed on their first day of school for students and will need to remain actively employed through the school year.  Employees who have separated employment forfeit eligibility for bonuses not yet paid at time of separation.

Don’t forget that your referral needs to tell us on their application that you are the one who referred them and you need to complete the form identifying that you referred them BEFORE THEY ARE INTERVIEWED. 

Next Steps.  If you believe you know an individual who would be a great fit for our school district, make sure to let us know by completing the Employee Referral Form.   Anyone who is employed by ConVal can make a referral for any applicant for any position.  No one is excluded.  This includes substitutes and coaches in addition to school year and year round staff.  If you receive a paycheck form ConVal you qualify to earn a referral bonus!  A referral bonus will be considered taxable income.

Finally, if you have any questions about the employee referral bonus program, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. Also, do not forget to keep checking our careers page ConVal Employment Opportunities constantly for any new openings.

Thank you so much for your efforts.  We look forward to meeting so many of your referrals!

Click here for the Employee Referral Form