Iowa educators looking for work have a new website

IowaWORKS.gov replaceing Teach Iowa as main listing for teaching jobs July 1

(The Gazette)

DES MOINES – Iowa Workforce Development and the Iowa Department of Education are urging schools to their job openings at the IowaWORKS.gov website.

Senate File 560, among other things, eliminated the Department of Education’s Teach Iowa job posting system, which moves on July 1 to the Iowa Workforce Development website.

The lawmakers directed Iowa Workforce Development to establish a system that allows the Iowa Department of Education, school districts, charter schools, area education agencies and accredited nonpublic schools to post job openings.

The new system will replace the current Teach Iowa site, which will no longer be funded or maintained.

This means:

  • By July 1, the Department of Education, school districts, charter schools, and AEAs must begin to post job openings on the IowaWORKS system.
  • Open jobs now posted on Teach Iowa will be moved to IowaWORKS without the need for further action. No new job postings will be accepted in the Teach Iowa system after July 1.
  • Job applicants who have resumes and credentials stored on the Teach Iowa site will need to retrieve that information and, if they choose, upload new versions to IowaWORKS.gov.

Iowa Department of Education Director Chad Aldis said he already has reached out to Iowa school districts to inform them about the transition.

Beth Townsend, director of Iowa Workforce Development, said her staff will provide as much training and assistance as necessary to help educators and job seekers get started with IowaWORKS.gov.

“We will do whatever’s necessary to get the right information to the right people as quickly as possible,” Townsend said i na news release. “IWD exists to connect employers with the qualified workers they need, and now we will be bringing that focus to education careers on Iowa’s largest jobs platform.”

Education-affiliated institutions already can post open jobs on IowaWORKS.gov by following the instructions on the Iowa Workforce Development’s job posting guide. One-on-one assistance also is available by contacting the agency’s Business Engagement Division at 1-(833) 469-2967 or by email at [email protected].

The Business Engagement Division will be contacting education entitities before July 1 to offer assistance. Consultants wil be available at IowaWORKS offices to arrange training and help post jobs quickly

Also, a series of virtual training videos is available at the Iowa Workforce Development Iowa Education website.

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