Christie Vilsack (Charlie Neibergall/AP)

Christie Vilsack might have lost her congressional race to Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), but she’s landed another job in Washington. Vilsack, who was a teacher for more than 20 years, is joining the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as a senior adviser on international education.

We had heard that the White House wanted to help her find a post here after her failed campaign, since her husband, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, is staying on for a second Obama term.

In an e-mail to supporters, Vilsack called the new gig a “dream job.” At USAID, she’ll be doing outreach and will “participate in international donor and multi-lateral engagement including the Global Partnership for Education and the UN’s Global Education First Initiative,” she wrote.