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Career Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment at Heartland AEA. We are an agency that guides our employees on a journey of personal and professional growth and gives them the tools and support they need to make a difference in the lives of children, youth, families and communities. We're excited you'd like to join our team!

Why is Heartland AEA a special place to work?

  • Make a difference in the lives of children, youth, families and communities.

  • Be a valued member of an organization with a caring, team atmosphere.

  • Receive encouragement and support to grow both personally and professionally.

  • Receive great benefits such as medical, prescription drug and dental insurance; a flexible benefit program; a competitive salary package and paid leaves.

  • Enjoy additional benefits such as our wellness program, paid time off for community volunteering, diversity and engagement focus, professional development opportunities, a new employee mentor program and more! See our Compensation and Benefits page for details.

Watch "Faces of Heartland AEA" to see some of the faces that make Heartland AEA a special place to work!

Meet the Human Resources Team

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Cindy Yelick

Deputy Chief Administrator
(800) 255-0405 ext. 14569

Employee relations, strategic planning, complaints

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Tony Chiaramonte
Human Resources Manager
(800) 255-0405 ext. 14534

Application questions, current openings, internships, verbal employment verifications
Whitney Anderson


Whitney Anderson
Human Resources Generalist
(800) 255-0405 ext. 14432

Affirmative Action, diversity engagement, human resources data requests, new hire processing, application questions, current openings

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Juliette Houseman
Benefits Specialist
(800) 255-0405 ext. 14315

Benefits, FMLA, workers' compensation, ADA needs, wellness

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Steve Jordan
Senior Payroll Specialist
(800) 255-0405 ext. 14908              
Payroll verifications
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Katie Streff
Human Resources Coordinator
(800) 255-0405 ext. 14614

Application questions, current openings, internships, wellness

Access for the hearing or speech impaired:
TDD/TTY: (800) 735-2942
Voice: (800) 735-2943

Heartland Area Education Agency 11 does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetics, pregnancy, disability, military or veteran status, parental, family or marital status. Direct inquiries to the Human Resources Director, 6500 Corporate Dr., Johnston, IA 50131-1603, the Director, Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Des Moines, Iowa 50319-1004 or Director, Office for Civil Rights, Kansas City, MO 64106.

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