The Diocese of Des Moines

Diocesan Openings

Where it may not always be a requirement that an individual be Catholic for a position, employees are expected to support the teachings of the Catholic Church in public forum.  Fulfillment of the employee's job responsibilities should be consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church.  


Please see the Diocesan Application for Employment here


Director of Youth and young adult ministry


The Diocese of Des Moines is currently seeking a dynamic individual for our Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry.


This person is responsible for implementing the diocese’s pastoral plan for youth and young adults in a framework that promotes lifelong formation in faith.  The Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry assists the bishop in advocating a vision of comprehensive youth ministry (6th through 12th grade) as well as effective college and young adult evangelization (post college) within the diocese.  This includes gathered diocesan and national events, prayer opportunities and missionary service to others.  It also includes implementing a framework of formation of adults to assist in Discipleship Focused Youth Ministry programming which is routinely scheduled outside of parish settings.  Continued formation for parish leaders in the sacramental preparation for Confirmation is an expectation.


Minimum Education and Experience:

Bachelor Degree in Theology, Catechesis, Youth Ministry or Pastoral Ministry; Masters Degree preferred. 
Significant knowledge of and experience working with youth and young adults.
Minimum 3+ years in diocesan ministry or 5+ years in parish ministry.


Please go to our website to view the full job description by clicking here.


Qualified candidates can send their cover letter and resume by February 17 to:

Human Resources

Diocese of Des Moines

601 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, IA  50309





Vocations are the fruit of evangelization.


This position provides support to the Office of Vocations and professional staff.   This position works with the seminarian application process, schedules meetings and plans events such as Ordinations and Andrew Dinners with Vocations Team.   This position manages the social media and internet presence along with the typical clerical functions such as typing letters and filing.  The person in this position must be a Catholic in good standing and demonstrate an understanding of the Catholic Church and the role of each office in support of the mission of the Bishop.


A complete job description can be found here.


Please send cover letter and resume by February 22, 2017 to:

Diocese of Des Moines

Human Resources

601 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309