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Illinois Education Association's Easy-to-Use Job Bank May Make You Yearn for a Career in Education

Karen Carlson

In the wake of our global pandemic, reports suggest that more teachers are considering leaving the teaching profession. That means that many more jobs will be available. Applicants and employers need an easy-to-use site to apply for jobs and post new ones. The Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) has met that need.

When you’re looking for a job or you need workers fast, the last thing you want is a smothering, confusing website design where you struggle to find the information you need. Mapping content to meet the needs of the users and presenting it in simple, straightforward designs are appreciated -- maybe more than ever.

The IASA Job Bank Dashboard

To meet the needs of its two primary audiences, the Illinois Association of School Administrators redesigned its job bank website in 2019, and the updated site beautifully simplifies the hiring and application process.

The IASA job bank homepage offers two paths for users, segmented by who they are and what they are looking for. 

Once a path is chosen, a clean and easy-to-read format allows filtered searches by a variety of criteria, including interest, grade level, and county location. From there, users can sort the results even further. Users can easily register and subscribe to job postings.

The job bank isn’t just a list of jobs. It’s a robust, searchable database that can get pretty granular to meet the user’s detailed request for an education position - including teaching and administrative positions. Within the job description are direct links to the school district, a contact email, and even the city’s website and district report card. You can also share the job description on social media channels and upload your resume.


The improved IASA job bank is a much-needed tool to thwart the current teacher shortage in Illinois.  Since its launch in February 2019, views of the jobs-search-results page have increased by 254%. Job posters are viewing their dashboard 349% more than before the redesign. (June 2020). From March-June 2020, the job seekers section views are up 30%. Job posting sections are down slightly (as of June) perhaps because school districts may be re-evaluating what a teaching job looks like in a pandemic environment. 

Since its launch in February 2019, views of the jobs-search-results webpage have increased by 254%. Job posters are viewing their dashboard 349% more than before the redesign. 

Check out the IASA Job Bank. With such a simplified and flexible online employment process, you might just consider a new career in Illinois education.


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