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Careers

Are you passionate about student achievement and improving schools? At Northwest AEA, we’re always looking for the area’s most committed and talented employees who are dedicated to helping the agency provide visionary leadership and quality, student-centered services.

We provide a very family-friendly climate that promotes the enjoyment of work and the opportunity for professional growth. In return, we challenge our employees to give their all so that students, teachers and schools can improve.

All posted vacancies require application materials to be completed in order to be considered.  Application materials will be forwarded to the hiring supervisor/committee for the screening and interview process.

Why Work for Northwest AEA?




Northwest Area Education Agency (AEA) is part of the Iowa AEA system and is a regional agency that provides school improvement and early childhood services for students, teachers, and administrators. The agency is an educational partner with 34 public school districts and 32 nonpublic schools in a 10-county area of Northwest Iowa, serving nearly 45,000 students. See all the great things we are doing on our Facebook page!

We hire talented, dedicated, and compassionate employees who build relationships, are responsive, and help create positive results for children. In return for their excellent service and use of their talents, our employees receive:

  • generous salaries and other benefits;
  • IPERS retirement benefits;
  • extensive professional development;
  • paid time off;
  • opportunities to collaborate with educational professionals; and
  • a place to call home in the friendly Midwest!

Living and Working in Northwest Iowa




Northwest AEA serves students, families, and educators in a 10-county area (Lyon, Osceola, Sioux, O’Brien, Plymouth, Cherokee, Woodbury, Ida, Monona, and Crawford) in Northwest Iowa. With offices in Cherokee, Denison, Le Mars, Onawa, Sioux City, and Sioux Center, there are many excellent communities to establish roots and thrive!

Learn more about our cities and towns:

Cherokee

Denison

Le Mars

Onawa

Sioux Center

Sioux City metro area

Certified (Licensed) Staff: Salaries and Benefits




Here is the certified salary schedule. In addition to generous salaries, certified staff are entitled to the following benefits:

  • Professional Leave: Up to five days (at $700 per employee).
  • Sick Leave: 10 or more sick leave days per contract year.
  • Dental Insurance: Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and single plans available at minimal cost.
  • Health Insurance: Each regular full-time employee shall be covered by the group health insurance program put forth by the Northwest AEA Board. Current health plan options are through Blue Cross Blue Shield. Full healthcare cost coverages are available for single, single plus children and single plus spouse. Family plans are available at competitive costs.

Certified Staff: Licensure Requirements




Please see the licensure requirements for certified staff.

Classified (Hourly) Staff: Salaries and Benefits




Here is the classified salary schedule. In addition to hourly salaries, certified staff are entitled to the following benefits:

  • Personal Leave: Two days per work year.
  • Sick Leave: Accumulated on an annual basis at the rate of one and a half days for each 20 days worked.
  • Dental Insurance: Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and single plans available at minimal cost.
  • Vacation Leave: One week during the first year; two weeks during years two to five; three weeks during years six through nine; and four weeks for 10+ years.
  • Health Insurance: Each regular full-time employee shall be covered by the group health insurance program put forth by the Northwest AEA Board. Current health plan options are through Blue Cross Blue Shield. Full healthcare cost coverages are available for single, single plus children, and single plus spouse. Family plans are available at competitive costs.

Management Staff: Benefits




In addition to generous salaries, management staff are entitled to the following benefits:

  • Professional Leave: Up to eight work days and a $1,600 reimbursement each year.
  • Vacation Leave: Twelve month employees are entitled to 20 days per year.
  • Dental Insurance: Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and single plans available at minimal cost.
  • Health Insurance: Each regular full-time employee shall be covered by the group health insurance program put forth by the Northwest AEA Board. Current health plan options are through Blue Cross Blue Shield. Full healthcare cost coverages are available for single, single plus children, and single plus spouse. Family plans are available at competitive costs.

Management Support Staff: Benefits




In addition to generous salaries, management support staff are entitled to the following benefits:

  • Professional Leave: Up to three work days and a $500 reimbursement each year.
  • Vacation Leave: Twelve month employees are entitled to two weeks during the first through fourth year; three weeks for years five through nine; and four weeks for 10+ years.
  • Dental Insurance: Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and single plans available at minimal cost.
  • Health Insurance: Each regular full-time employee shall be covered by the group health insurance program put forth by the Northwest AEA Board. Current health plan options are through Blue Cross Blue Shield. Full healthcare cost coverages are available for single, single plus children, and single plus spouse. Family plans are available at competitive costs.

Important contacts

Staff Directory
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Jerome Schaefer

Executive Director of Human Resources & Engagement

712-222-6114 Email Jerome Schaefer
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Sherri Wing

Board Sec and Admin Asst to Chief Administrator

712-222-6002 Email Sherri Wing