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Effective July 1, 2023, Iowa education organizations are required to post any vacant positions on (The Department of Education’s Teach Iowa website stopped accepting posts on that date.) If you’re part of a school-oriented agency or someone looking for a job connected to education, please read below for more details.

Iowa Senate File 560, which was passed by the Iowa Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Kim Reynolds, provided appropriations to various educational entities. Among other things, this act eliminated the Teach Iowa job posting system.

Division XVI of SF560 instructed Iowa Workforce Development (IWD), in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Education, 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 replaced the Department of Education’s former Teach Iowa website, which is no longer funded or maintained.

As a result: 

  • Effective July 1, 2023, the Department of Education, school districts, charter schools, and AEAs began posting job openings on the IowaWORKS system maintained by IWD.
  • The Teach Iowa system has been discontinued. Jobs postings that were open at the time of the transition were automatically moved to
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Iowa Workforce Development and the Iowa Department of Education strongly urge everyone involved in education-related job searches to register with IowaWORKS as soon as possible. This goes for hiring organizations, as well as job seekers. Registering with IowaWORKS will enable job applicants to post a resume and search for vacant positions using the system's Virtual Recruiter. One-on-one assistance to get started is available both online and at your local IowaWORKS office.

Important considerations:

  • The discontinuation of brought an end to users’ ability to store career-related information on that site. However, job seekers who register at can upload a resume along with any credentials, Continuing Education Units (CEUs), or diplomas that you might want to use to apply for open positions.
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Education-affiliated institutions can post open jobs on by following the instructions in IWD’s job posting guide. One-on-one assistance with posting jobs also is available by contacting the IWD Business Engagement Division at 1-833-469-2967 or The Business Engagement Division was formed in 2022 to provide one-on-one assistance for any Iowa employer dealing with workforce challenges.

Through this division, IWD operates a network of Business Engagement Consultants (BEC) who are based in IowaWORKS offices around the state. BECs can: 

  • Help schools post jobs quickly.
  • Arrange individualized training.
  • Assist with any other issues related to transitioning to the new system.

You also can access informational videos, resources, and contact information below.


IWD has recorded a series of videos to teach impacted educators about Education Jobs at These videos, which have been made in response to questions and comments received during the transition away from Teach Iowa, include updated information and more detailed explanations of how the new system works.

Click below to view an introduction from Division Administrator Kathy Anderson and videos covering:

  • Job Search and Filters
  • Posting Jobs
  • Virtual Recruiter
  • Job Indexing & How it Helps
  • Using Application Info Offline


For Educators: Desk Aides and Resources

The following resources are available for educators using the IowaWORKS system for jobs posting. 

IowaWORKS Desk Aides

Previous Webinar Information

IWD YouTube Channel

Contact Information for Support

Job seekers looking for careers in education will find a number of valuable tools on IowaWORKS to assist in their job search. By registering on, users can upload their résumé, set up alerts with education-related job postings, and even receive personalized assistance with their job search.



IowaWORKS career planners will be hosting a series of online webinars over the next few weeks to help explain the process of searching for an education-related job on 

Job seekers who want to know more about the process should register to attend one of five upcoming webinars about Finding Education Careers on, all of which will be held on Zoom beginning at 9 a.m.:

  • Click here to register to attend the webinar on February 23.
  • Or, click here to register for one or more of the webinars on March 8, March 22, April 5, or April 19.

More training will be scheduled in the future. In the meantime, any individual job seeker who has questions about the process is encouraged to contact your local IowaWORKS office.

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