The Diocese of Des Moines


Teacher/Substitute Application Process


If you would like to apply for teacher or substitute teacher positions at multiple Catholic schools in the Diocese of Des Moines, the following forms must be completed and returned to the Diocesan Schools Office along with a copy of your Iowa Teaching License, and a copy of your Official Transcripts.  Also please include a check, payable to the Diocese of Des Moines, in the amount of $28.50 to cover the cost of the background check. Once your background check and materials have been approved, we will notify the schools of your availability.


In order to work as a teacher or substitute teacher in the Diocese of Des Moines Catholic schools you will also need to take a VIRTUS Class (Protecting God's Children).  More information on this class can be found at


If you have any questions,  please contact the Diocesan Catholic Schools Office 515-237-5013.



VIRTUS Training Instruction 11.0

Background Screening Application

Code of Conduct


The Form I-9 must be completed and signed no later than the first day of employment, but not before accepting a job offer.

Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form


If you would like to apply at a specific school within the diocese, complete the application listed above, and then contact that individual school.