What Makes Us An “Iowa Top Workplace”

CRAEA Top Iowa Workplace 2023 badge.

Culture & Values

What Employees Are Saying

The Central Rivers AEA culture embodies the value of bringing your “whole self” to the job. We care about our team members like family and strive every day to make our work life more meaningful, balanced and impactful.

On the Job@ Central Rivers AEA

CRAEA Strategic Plan 2023-25

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Salary & Benefits


  • Competitive salary
  • IPERS (Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System) with (generous) employer contribution
  • Retirement Investors’ Club RIC (403b)
  • Flex Spending Accounts (FSA) for health and/or dependent care
  • Life/Disability insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement


  • Paid single coverage for health/vision/dental (for full-time employees)
  • Healthy living program (incentive-based)
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
  • Flu shots/wellness perks
  • Sick leave
  • Doctor on Demand

Balance Work & Family Life

  • Various offices & locations
  • Community-minded
  • Remote worksite
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Personal leave
  • Vacation/holiday/office closed days (paid for full-year employees)
  • Summer hours


  • Positive environment with open communication
  • Meaningful team-building
  • Personal & professional development (mentoring and career coaching)
  • Ergonomic workstations
  • Discounts with national businesses, including mobile phone providers, hotels, Blue365