Catholic School Careers

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.

Our Schools Are Currently Hiring

The Diocese of Des Moines serves more than 6,600 students in grades pre-school through 12. We have multiple school sites with immediate openings as well as openings for the 2024-25 school year. To learn more, view our current open positions or contact us.

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Current Openings

High School Faculty

All positions are listed in alphabetical order by city & school name.

2024-25 Openings

MS/HS Social Studies Teacher

Saint Albert Catholic, Council Bluffs, IA

Saint Albert Catholic is in search of a MS/HS social studies teacher for the 2024-25 school year.

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents to Pat Ryan at ryanp@saintalbertschools.org:

  • Current resume
  • A brief cover letter outlining your interest
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Copy of current teaching license (must hold an Iowa license or be eligible to obtain one) 
K-8 Faculty

All positions are listed in alphabetical order by city & school name.

2024-25 Openings

Middle School Math Teacher/Interventionist

Saint Malachy Catholic School, Creston, IA

Saint Malachy Catholic School  is seeking a dynamic and passionate Middle School Math Teacher/Interventionist to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in mathematics education and a commitment to fostering a positive learning environment for middle school students.

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents to Jennifer Simmons at jsimmons@crestonstmalachy.org:

 

Art Teacher

Christ the King, Des Moines, IA

Christ the King Catholic School is hiring an art teacher for the 2024-25 school year.

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents to Susan Battani at sbattani@cksdesmoines.com:

  • Current resume
  • A brief cover letter outlining your interest
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Copies of current teaching licenses

 

5-8 Music Teacher

St. Anthony Catholic School, Des Moines, IA

St. Anthony Catholic School  is seeking a 5-8 music teacher for the 2024-25 school year.

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents to Jennifer Raes at jraes@stanthonydsm.org:

  • Current resume
  • A brief cover letter outlining your interest
  • Iowa Teaching License

 

Art Teacher

St. Joseph Catholic School, Des Moines, IA

St. Joseph Catholic School  is seeking an art teacher for the 2024-25 school year.

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents to Lynn Ernst at lernst@stjosephcatholicdsm.org:

  • Current resume
  • A brief cover letter outlining your interest
  • Teaching certificate

 

MS English Language Arts Teacher

St. Joseph Catholic School, Des Moines, IA

St. Joseph Catholic School  is seeking a middle school English Language Arts teacher for the 2024-25 school year.

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents to Lynn Ernst at lernst@stjosephcatholicdsm.org:

  • Current resume
  • A brief cover letter outlining your interest
  • Teaching certificate

 

MS Social Studies/Religion

St. Joseph Catholic School, Des Moines, IA

St. Joseph Catholic School  is seeking a MS Social Studies/Religion teacher for the 2024-25 school year.

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents to Lynn Ernst at lernst@stjosephcatholicdsm.org:

  • Current resume
  • A brief cover letter outlining your interest
  • Teaching certificate 

 

MS English Language Arts Teacher

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School, West Des Moines, IA

St. Francis of Assisi  is seeking a middle school English Language Arts teacher for the 2024-25 school year. This position will plan courses that involve lectures about grammar, group discussions of books, and proofreading exercises. The teacher will help students improve their reading, writing, and communications skills while monitoring their progress through assignments and tests. The teacher may also be involved with student supervision and school policy development and implementation.

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents to Jeff Lynch atjlynch@saintfrancisschool.org:

  • Current resume
  • A brief cover letter outlining your interest
  • Three letters of reference
  • Teaching certificate
Early Childhood Education

All positions are listed in alphabetical order by city & school name.

Immediate Openings

Child Care Director

Christ the King, Des Moines, IA

Christ the King Catholic School has an immediate opening for a Child Care Director.

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents to Susan Battani at sbattani@cksdesmoines.com:

  • Brief letter of interest
  • Current resume

 

2024-25 Openings

Preschool Director

Our Lady's Little Learners, Ankeny, IA

Our Lady’s Little Learners Preschool, within Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church, Ankeny, IA is hiring a Preschool Director. The selected candidate will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of our preschool and ensuring a safe and nurturing environment for children to learn and grow.

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4-year old Preschool Teacher

St. Patrick's School, Perry, IA

St. Patrick's School in Perry, IA is hiring a 4-year old preschool teacher for the 2024-25 school year.

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents to stpatrickschool@stpatricks-perry-ia.org and kpattillo@stpatricks-perry-ia.org, or call our office at 515-465-4186 and submit it in person.:

Please contact Dr. Pattillo at kpattillo@stpatricks-perry-ia.org for more information.

Support Staff

All positions are listed in alphabetical order by city & school name.

2024-25 Openings

Library/TAG Teacher

Saint Malachy Catholic School, Creston, IA

Saint Malachy Catholic School is seeking a dedicated and passionate school librarian/gifted teacher to our academic community. The ideal candidate will play a crucial role in fostering a love for reading, supporting curriculum goals, and promoting information literacy skills among students. This teacher will also reach the needs to those students who find themselves needing greater challenges and expanded learning opportunities. This is an FTE .5 position.

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents to Jennifer Simmons at jsimmons@crestonstmalachy.org:

 

Teacher Associate (8am-1pm M-F)

St. Theresa Catholic School, Des Moines, IA

St. Theresa Catholic School  is seeking a full-time teacher associate for the 2024-25 school year.

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents to Gretchen Watznauer at gwatznauer@stsdsm.com:

  • Current resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Relevant credentials

Extended Care (Before/After School Programs)
 All positions are listed in alphabetical order by city & school name.

Immediate Openings

Child Care Worker

Christ the King, Des Moines, IA

Christ the King Catholic School has an immediate opening for a Child Care Worker.

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents to Susan Battani at sbattani@cksdesmoines.com

  • Brief letter of interest
  • Current resume

 

Assistant Director Early Childhood/Extended Care

St. Theresa Catholic School, Des Moines, IA

St. Theresa Catholic School has an immediate opening for an Assistant Director for Early Childhood/Extended Care.

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents to Maria Calhoun at mcalhoun@stsdsm.com

  • Brief letter of interest
  • Current resume

 

2024-25 Openings

Extended Care (3 & 4 Year Old)

Holy Family Catholic School, Des Moines, IA

Holy Family Catholic School  is seeking an Extended Care worker starting July 2024.

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents to Paulette Theisen at ptheisen@hfsdm.org:

  • Current resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Relevant credentials
Food Service

2024-25 Openings

 

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