Gov. Branstad unveils online jobs board for education
DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad and Iowa Department of Education Interim Director D.T. Magee today ushered in a new era for the education job market by unveiling TeachIowa.gov, a new statewide education job posting system.
TeachIowa.gov simplifies the search for education jobs and employees, expands the pool of job candidates statewide, and reduces costs for school districts, area education agencies and taxpayers.
“TeachIowa.gov is a convenient, efficient service offered at no charge to applicants or employers,” Branstad said. “Most importantly, TeachIowa.gov sets the stage for learning because schools are able to choose the best candidates for their job openings.”
The system displays all job openings in Iowa’s public schools, area education agencies, and participating nonpublic schools, as well as positions at the Iowa Department of Education and at the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners. Job candidates can apply for openings online and upload their individual profiles for employers around the state to see.
In the past, schools lacked one marketplace to connect with and recruit teachers and other employees. TeachIowa.gov broadens and diversifies the pool of job candidates statewide, which allows employers to choose the right candidate for a position. The new state-funded system also reduces paperwork for applicants and generates cost savings for school districts and AEAs to direct to other educational needs.
TeachIowa.gov is part of the Teach Iowa Initiative, a component of the new education reform law that aims to attract top talent into the teaching pipeline.
The system is managed by the Iowa Department of Education and the Board of Educational Examiners.
Hundreds of job openings at school districts and AEAs have been posted to TeachIowa.gov so far. The new education reform law requires public schools and AEAs to post all job vacancies to the system starting today. The system is optional for nonpublic schools.
“This great new service makes Iowa a leader in connecting people with the right jobs in education in a more efficient and affordable way,” Magee said. “It’s exciting to share this part of the new education reform law with Iowans.”
For more information, please visit http://www.teachiowa.gov.
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