Employment Opportunities

The job opportunities listed are from the various parishes, schools and central offices of the Diocese of Des Moines.

Each job listed provides a brief description of the job and the qualifications required of candidates for the position. Instructions for applying are provided at the bottom of each listing. Interviewing and hiring are done by the institution listing the job. Questions regarding any of the open positions listed should be directed to the hiring institution.

For general information, contact the Diocese of Des Moines Human Resources Office at 515-237-5085 or by email at hr@dmdiocese.org. The Diocese's Human Resources Department can also provide employees with forms related to employment in any of its parishes, schools or associated organizations.

Current Open Positions

Diocesan Openings

Accounting Position Opening

Pastoral Center, Des Moines, IA

The downtown office of the Diocese of Des Moines has an Accounting Position open. Duties include: To prepare and process accounts payable and cash receipts for all central office functions, Diocesan offices, Catholic Charites, and Catholic Tuition Organization.

For more information, please contact, Eileen Valdez, Human Resource Director, at: HR@dmdiocese.org

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Catholic Schools Openings

Teachers do so much more than teach reading, writing and mathematics. They inspire. They lead. They care. Considering a career in education? Working at our schools is more than a job. It is a vocation and a career worth exploring.

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Catholic Parish Openings

Joining a parish team is an opportunity to immerse oneself in a close-knit community dedicated to fostering faith, compassion, and service. Whether in pastoral care, administration, or outreach, each role plays a vital part in creating an environment where individuals can deepen their connection to God and one another.

Parish openings are listed in alphabetical order by city & parish.

Youth Minister

St. John's Catholic Church, Adel, IA

St. John's Catholic Church in Adel is seeking a part-time youth minister.  Located west of the Des Moines Metro area, St. John's is a growing parish, with an active and dynamic youth presence.  The part-time position, in collaboration with the Director of Faith Formation, supports the sacramental and spiritual development of youth in grades 9-12.  

Please email resume and cover letter by May 17th, 2024, to Rev. Remigius "Remi" Okere C.S.Sp. Pastor at okere.remi@gmail.com 

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Coordinator of Youth Ministry

Ss. John and Paul Parish, Altoona, IA

Ss. John and Paul Parish, Altoona, Iowa, a parish of intergenerational faith formation, seeks full-time Coordinator of Youth Ministry. The coordinator’s focus of junior- and senior-high youth ministry and Confirmation preparation with freshmen and sophomores includes collaborating for monthly intergenerational faith formation, planning for twice-monthly youth ministry groups, and coordinating volunteers.

To apply, email cover letter, resumé, and references to ssjohnpaul@ssjohnpaul.org.

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Maintenance Technician

Our Lady's Immaculate Heart, Ankeny IA

Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church, is adding a full-time maintenance technician to our team of professionals to help maintain the general housekeeping of our church property. The position has competitive pay, along with health/life/dental benefits, sick and vacation pay, 11 paid holidays, and a 403b with match.  

Submit your resume and supervisory references to Ms. Kate Murphy, Business Manager at kate@olih.org.

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Director of Family Faith Formation

St. Ambrose Cathedral, Des Moines, IA

St. Ambrose Cathedral is seeking a full-time Director of Family Faith Formation. This person is a key figure in the dynamic, multi-cultural community of St. Ambrose Cathedral. This role involves engaging with diverse families, individuals preparing for sacraments, teenagers transitioning to adulthood, and parents fostering their families as domestic Churches.

Contact Nancy McCarthy with any questions: nmccarthy@saintambrosecathedral.org

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Director of Music & Liturgy

St. Ambrose Cathedral, Des Moines, IA

Would you like to use your skills in music and coordination to keep our St. Ambrose Cathedral liturgies beautiful, meaningful, and high quality? Would you embrace our unique opportunities to involve parishioners and music of many cultures in our liturgy? 

For more information, please visit our website at: www.saintambrosecathedral.org

Pastoral Care Minister

Holy Trinity Parish, Des Moines, IA 

Holy Trinity Parish of Des Moines has an opening for a FT, salaried, Pastoral Care Minister.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  Under direction, is responsible for the integrated care of spiritual, physical, and emotional health for Holy Trinity Catholic Church members and families within the church.

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Music Director

St. Pius X, Urbandale, IA

St. Pius X Parish is seeking a full-time Director of Music Ministry. The ideal candidate will work closely with the priests and Liturgical Coordinator to assist parishioners in strengthening their relationship with Christ through the musical element of the liturgy. As a large and diverse Catholic community with a long-standing tradition of beautiful liturgical music, the candidate must be able to sustain and improve the music in the parish.

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Director of Youth Evangelization & Formation

St. Boniface Catholic Church, Waukee, IA

St. Boniface Catholic Church is seeking a gifted and experienced missionary disciple and ministry leader to join their team.  The role as currently defined gives primary focus to adolescent faith formation and comprehensive youth ministry, under the title of Director of Youth Evangelization and Formation.

Additionally, candidates who bring strong abilities to lead a staff of parish catechetical leaders will be considered for expanded responsibilities, under the title of Director of Parish Evangelization and Formation.  The salary is competitive and commensurate with the role for which the catechetical leader will be hired.  Benefits are excellent.  Candidates with a ministry-related degree and 5-8 years of parish experience are preferred.

Applications are now being accepted. To apply, please submit the following application materials to George McNulty, Parish Manager, at gmcnulty@stbonifacechurch.org 

  • Cover letter (PDF) 
  • Resume/CV (PDF) 
  • Contact information for three ministry or business references (PDF)

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RCIA Director

Sacred Heart Parish, West Des Moines, IA

Sacred Heart, WDM, Iowa, is seeking an energetic, faith filled person to assist the Pastor in the fulfillment of his ministry to spread the Gospel by developing, implementing, and maintaining the RCIA program. this is a part-time position requiring some nights and weekends as well as some time in the office to collaborate with the mission of Sacred Heart church and the staff. hours are very flexible for this position averaging 15 hours/week.

Send cover letter and resume to loralee.chase@sacredheartwdm.org

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Business Manager

Sacred Heart, West Des Moines, IA

Sacred Heart, WDM, Iowa is seeking a full-time business manager. This full-time, salaried position is accountable to the Pastor and is responsible for overseeing the day to day financial operation of the parish office and as well as facilities management. 

Send cover letter and resume to chris.hartshorn@sacredheartwdm.org

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