Iowa Workforce Development Communications
For Immediate Release
Date: June 14, 2023
Contact: Jesse Dougherty
Telephone: 515-725-5487

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Iowa Workforce Development, Dept. of Education Call on Educators to Register at
Iowa’s largest jobs bank will soon replace Teach Iowa as the main outlet for listing education jobs

Des Moines, Iowa - Iowa Workforce Development and the Iowa Department of Education are launching a statewide outreach campaign and online videos to help Iowa education leaders learn how to post education-related jobs on the website.

This information will become vitally important for school administration and human resource personnel given the recent passage and signing into law of Senate File 560 – a bill that, among other things, eliminated the Department of Education’s Teach Iowa job posting system.

Division XVI of SF560 instructs 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 will replace the current Teach Iowa site, which will no longer be funded or maintained.

This means:

  • By July 1, 2023, the Department of Education, school districts, charter schools, and AEAs must begin to post job openings on the IowaWORKS system maintained by IWD.
  • Open jobs currently posted on Teach Iowa will be moved to IowaWORKS without the need for further action by the poster. However, 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/or upload new versions of it to

Contact IWD for Assistance

Iowa Department of Education Director Chad Aldis already has reached out to Iowa school districts to inform them about the Teach Iowa transition and how education organizations can connect with

“The summer hiring season is a very busy time for Iowa schools,” said Director Aldis said. “We are working closely with IWD and our school partners to help ensure a smooth transition for schools, job-seeking teachers and support personnel.”

Beth Townsend, Director of Iowa Workforce Development, said IWD staff will provide as much training and assistance as necessary to help educators and job seekers get started with

“We will do whatever’s necessary to get the right information to the right people as quickly as possible,” Director Townsend said. “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. We will be working diligently to help those in education learn about the powerful tools available through”

Education-affiliated institutions already 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 last year to provide one-on-one assistance for any Iowa employer dealing with workforce challenges.

Education organizations can expect to be contacted by an IWD Business Engagement Consultant (BEC) sometime prior to July 1 to offer assistance getting started on BECs are based in IowaWORKS offices around the state and will be able to:

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

Start preparing now!

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 job seekers as well as hiring organizations. Registering will enable job applicants to post a resume and search for vacant positions using the virtual recruiter. One-on-one assistance to get started is available both online and at your local IowaWORKS office.

IWD plans to retrieve any active job listings on Teach Iowa (those posted but not yet filled) and upload them onto by July 1. The migration will not require any action by the poster. However, all job vacancies advertised after July 1 must be posted in IowaWORKS under the new law.

Other information stored in the Teach Iowa system, such as teacher resumes and credentials, will not be permanently maintained there. Job seekers should register for an account on as soon as possible to be ready to upload information into the IWD system and apply for open positions.

Online training now and in the future

IWD has recorded a series of virtual trainings to teach appropriate school officials about the IowaWORKS system, including its capabilities, how to post jobs, and how to utilize all available resources. Three videos are currently available on IWD’s new Iowa Education Jobs webpage:

A separate set of two videos, also available on the website, covers what to do for job seekers who wish to register and begin pursuing opportunities within school districts.

IWD will develop additional training if needed for both job seekers and hiring managers. Watch the Iowa Education Jobs page for more information as it becomes available