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
 

Receptionist (Part-time)

The Diocese of Des Moines along with Catholic Charities is looking for a temporary part-time receptionist. Duties include but are not limited to: Answering and directing phone calls, handling incoming and outgoing mail, and performing some data entry and filing tasks as needed.

For more information, please contact, Eileen Valdez, Director of Human Resources, at evaldez@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. 

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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Family Formation Coordinator

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, West Des Moines, IA

Sacred Heart Catholic Church in West Des Moines is currently hiring for a Family Coordinator. This part-time position will work with the Family Formation Director and Assistant to focus on religious education and sacramental preparation for the children from K through 6th grade. 

Submit your resume and cover letter to jose.batres@sacredheartwdm.org

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Maintenance Technician

St. Augustin Parish, Des Moines, IA

St. Augustin Parish in Des Moines is seeking a full-time Maintenance Technician to assist in the maintenance of the physical plant needs of multiple parish buildings and property. the ideal candidate will have documented education and /or skills in one or more of the following: HVAC, plumbing (boiler system), Electrical and construction techniques. 

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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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Evangelization & Discipleship Assistant

St. Boniface Catholic Church, Waukee, IA

St. Boniface is seeking a joy-filled, full-time administrative assistant for our parish evangelization and discipleship initiatives, as well as for adult sacramental offerings including Baptism, Marriage, and Becoming Catholic.

In this supporting ministry position, you will work directly with our Director of Evangelization & Discipleship to provide administrative, clerical, and hospitality support for a variety of offerings intended to build community, help others encounter Jesus, and make intentional missionary disciples for Waukee and beyond! St. Boniface is growing and there is excitement about the grace being poured down by the Holy Spirit in our community.

We are looking for an organized, passionate, faith-filled person who desires to become fully engaged in our parish community. If you could be the next great addition to our parish team, we want to hear from you! 

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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Youth Minister - Part-time

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 to St. John's faith formation director:  re@stjohnsadel.org

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