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)

 

Theology Teacher

Dowling Catholic High School, Des Moines, IA

Dowling Catholic High School is in search of a Theology teacher to join a vibrant, faith-filled Theology department. A passion for the Catholic faith and guiding students to build a strong foundation of Catholic teachings.  Applicants must be a practicing Catholic in good standing.  A degree in Theology or a teaching degree is preferred. The school seeks a candidate who will be committed to the mission and core values of being a faithful, caring, and dedicated individual focused on personalizing the experience for every student.

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents through Iowa Works to Mr. Matt Meendering, Principal of Dowling Catholic High School:

  • Online Application through Iowa Works
  • Cover letter noting interest and qualifications for the opening
  • Current Resume
  • Credentials
  • Three letters of professional reference

Please contact Principal Matt Meendering at mmeendering@dowlingcatholic.org if you have questions.

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K-8 Faculty

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

Immediate Openings

K-8 PE Teacher

Holy Trinity, Des Moines, IA

Holy Trinity Catholic School has an immediate opening for a K-8 PE Teacher. 

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents to Monica Morrison at mmorrison@htschool.org:

  • Brief letter of interest
  • Current resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Copy of current teaching license (must hold an Iowa license or be eligible to obtain one)

 

Middle School Science Teacher

St. Theresa Catholic School, Des Moines, IA

St. Theresa Catholic School is seeking a Middle School Science teacher. Qualified candidates will have solid collaboration skills, build positive relationships with students, parents and co-workers. St. Theresa Catholic is seeking a student-focused, faith filled teacher who possesses the ability to communicate effectively, organize effective lessons and manage the classroom effectively, with the goal to promote strong faith formation and academic excellence.

Applicants are required to submit the following documents to Gretchen Watznauer at  gwatznauer@stsdsm.com be considered for an interview:

 

K-8 Music Teacher

St. Patrick's School, Perry, IA

St. Patrick's School in Perry, IA has immediate opening for a K-8 music teacher.

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.

 

2024-25 Openings

Art/STEM Teacher

St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic School, Ankeny, IA

St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic School  is seeking a K-8 Art Teacher/6th-8th STEM teacher for the 2024-25 school year.

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents to Mrs. Sara Hazel, Assistant Principal, at sara.hazel@slte-school.org:

  • Current resume
  • A brief cover letter outlining your interest
  • Iowa Teaching License
  • Three letters of recommendations

 

K-8 Physical Education Teacher

St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic School, Ankeny, IA

St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic School  is seeking a K-8 Physical Education teacher/Athletic Director for the 2024-25 school year.

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents to Mrs. Sara Hazel, Assistant Principal, at sara.hazel@slte-school.org:

  • Current resume
  • A brief cover letter outlining your interest
  • Iowa Teaching License
  • Three letters of recommendations

 

Middle School English Language Arts Teacher

St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic School, Ankeny, IA

St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic School  is seeking a middle school English Language Arts teacher for the 2024-25 school year. In this role, you will work closely with another middle school ELA teacher to provide rigorous lessons that meet the needs of all students.

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents to Mrs. Sara Hazel, Assistant Principal, at sara.hazel@slte-school.org:

  • Current resume
  • A brief cover letter outlining your interest
  • Iowa Teaching License
  • Three letters of recommendations

 

Middle School Social Studies Teacher

St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic School, Ankeny, IA

St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic School  is seeking a middle school social studies teacher for the 2024-25 school year.

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents to Mrs. Sara Hazel, Assistant Principal, at sara.hazel@slte-school.org:

  • Current resume
  • A brief cover letter outlining your interest
  • Iowa Teaching License
  • Three letters of recommendations

 

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 techer for the 2024-25 school year.

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents to Sara Rooney at sstevensonrooney@cksdesmoines.com:

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

 

Paraeducators (2)

Holy Family Catholic School, Des Moines, IA

Holy Family Catholic School  is seeking an intermediate (1) and a middle school (1) paraeducator for the 2024-25 school year. A paraeducator is responsible for co-teaching lessons under the teacher’s guidance, leading small groups or individual instruction and discussions, and reviewing classwork.

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

  • Current resume
  • A brief cover letter outlining your interest

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6-8 Middle School Science Teacher

Holy Trinity, Des Moines, IAQ

Holy Trinity Catholic School is hiring a middle school science teacher (grades 6-8) for the 2024-25 school year.

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents to Monica Morrison at mmorrison@htschool.org:

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

 

K-8 Music Teacher

St. Anthony Catholic School, Des Moines, IA

St. Anthony Catholic School  is seeking a K-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

 

K-8 PE/Athletic Director

St. Anthony Catholic School, Des Moines, IA

St. Anthony Catholic School  is seeking a K-8 Physical Education teacher/Athletic Director 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

 

Middle School English Language Arts Teacher

St. Anthony Catholic School, Des Moines, IA

St. Anthony 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 Jennifer Raes at jraes@stanthonydsm.org:

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

 

Second Grade Teacher

St. Augustin Catholic School, Des Moines, IA

St. Augustin Catholic School  is seeking a 2nd grade teacher for the 2024-25 school year. Our Pre-Kindergarten - 5th grade classes have full time teacher's associates.

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents to Mrs. Kristel Spike at kspike@staugustinschool.org:

  • Current resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Iowa Teaching License

 

Middle School English Language Arts Teacher

St. Augustin Catholic School, Des Moines, IA

St. Augustin Catholic School  is seeking a middle school English Language Arts teacher for the 2024-25 school year. This individual teaches 2 sections of 7th grade language arts, 2 sections of 8th grade language arts, and 1 section of 7th grade reading and 1 section of 8th grade reading.

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents to Mrs. Kristel Spike at kspike@staugustinschool.org:

  • Current resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • 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

 

ELL Elementary Teacher

St. Joseph Catholic School, Des Moines, IA

St. Joseph Catholic School  is seeking an ELL (English language learners) elementary 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

 

ELL Middle School Teacher

St. Joseph Catholic School, Des Moines, IA

St. Joseph Catholic School  is seeking an ELL (English language learners) middle school 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

 

Elementary Teacher

St. Theresa Catholic School, Des Moines, IA

St. Theresa Catholic School is seeking an elementary teacher for the 2024-25 school year.

Applicants are required to submit the following documents to Gretchen Watznauer at gwatznauer@stsdsm.com be considered for an interview:

 

Third Grade Teacher

Shelby County Catholic School, Harlan, IA

Shelby County Catholic School  is seeking a third grade teacher for the 2024-25 school year.

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents to Ann Andersen at aanderse@shelcocath.pvt.k12.ia.us:

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

 

Fourth Grade Teacher

Shelby County Catholic School, Harlan, IA

Shelby County Catholic School  is seeking a fourth grade teacher for the 2024-25 school year.

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents to Ann Andersen at aanderse@shelcocath.pvt.k12.ia.us:

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

 

Behavior Support Teacher

St. Pius X Catholic School, Urbandale, IA

St. Pius X Catholic School seeks an experienced educator with a background in General Education classroom settings, Special Education, School Counseling, and/or behavior, social, & emotional learning. The behavior support teacher has the primary responsibility of directing a behavior intervention program that aligns with school-wide practices. The behavior support teacher collaborates closely with classroom teachers, the school counselor, and school administration and may support students in a variety of ways. 

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents to Alex Baranosky, Principal at abaranosky@stpiusxschool.org:

  • Employment application
  • Current resume
  • A brief cover letter outlining your interest
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Copy of current teacher license

 

6/8 Grade Social Studies

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

St. Francis of Assisi  is seeking a 6/8 grade social studies teacher for the 2024-25 school year.

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

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

 

Middle School Religion & Social Studies Teacher

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

St. Francis of Assisi  is seeking a middle school religion & social studies teacher for the 2024-25 school year.

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

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

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

2024-25 Openings

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.

 

Lead Teacher Pre-K (2)

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

St. Francis of Assisi  is hiring 2 lead teachers for Pre-K. These positions involve planning and assessing 48 children throughout the school year. Strong classroom management skills are needed. Gym preparation, environmental changes and parent communication is important. Teamwork and flexibility with co teachers is essential. A background in early childhood education is a requirement.

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents to Wendy Henry at whenry@saintfrancisschool.org. :

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

 

Guidance Counselor

Christ the King, Des Moines, IA

Christ the King Catholic School is hiring a guidance counselor for the 2024-25 school year.

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents to Sara Rooney at sstevensonrooney@cksdesmoines.com:

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

 

Campus Ministry Director

Dowling Catholic High School, Des Moines, IA

Dowling Catholic High School is seeking a qualified candidate to help create and protect our Catholic culture while leading high school students to lives centered on Christ.  The job of the Dowling Catholic High School Formation and Ministry Director is a hands-on administrative role that combines pastoral connections with students, staff and families with organizational tasks like budgeting, overseeing a team of ministers and working with the administration on visioning and programming.

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents through Iowa Works to Mr. Matt Meendering, Principal of Dowling Catholic High School:

  • Online Application through Iowa Works
  • Cover letter noting interest and qualifications for the opening
  • Current Resume
  • Three letters of professional reference

Please contact Principal Matt Meendering at mmeendering@dowlingcatholic.org if you have questions.

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School Counselor

Holy Family Catholic School, Des Moines, IA

Holy Family Catholic School  is seeking an energetic and collaborative School Counselor to serve students in grades PreK through 8th Grade at the start of the 2024-2025 School Year.

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

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

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School Counselor

Holy Trinity, Des Moines, IA

Holy Trinity Catholic School is hiring a guidance counselor for the 2024-25 school year.

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents to Monica Morrison at mmorrison@htschool.org:

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

 

School Librarian

St. Augustin Catholic School, Des Moines, IA

St. Augustin Catholic School  is seeking a half-time librarian for the 2024-25 school year. This individual teaches pre-kindergarten - 5th grade library classes and checks out books to our 6th - 8th grade students, as well.

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents to Mrs. Kristel Spike at kspike@staugustinschool.org:

  • Current resume
  • Three letters of recommendation

 

School Nurse

St. Augustin Catholic School, Des Moines, IA

St. Augustin Catholic School  is seeking a part-time nurse for the 2024-25 school year. There is potential for this position to be full time and shared between two additional regional Catholic schools.

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents to Mrs. Kristel Spike at kspike@staugustinschool.org:

  • Current resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Relevant credentials

 

Director of Learning Support

St. Pius X Catholic School, Urbandale, IA

St. Pius X Catholic School seeks an experienced educator with a diverse background in classroom experiences, English Language Learning, intervention, and student support to serve as the Director of Learning Support beginning in the 2024-2025 school year.

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following documents to Alex Baranosky, Principal atabaranosky@stpiusxschool.org:

  • Employment application
  • Current resume
  • A brief cover letter outlining your interest
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Copy of current teacher license

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Kindergarten Aide

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

St. Francis of Assisi  is seeking a kindergarten aide for the 2024-25 school year.

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

  • Current resume
  • A brief cover letter outlining your interest

 

First Grade Aide

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

St. Francis of Assisi  is seeking a first grade aide for the 2024-25 school year.

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

  • Current resume
  • A brief cover letter outlining your interest

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

Immediate Openings

Extended Care Director

St. Joseph Catholic School, Des Moines, IA

The Extended Care Director works to create a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for children before and after school hours. This position manages all areas of child care at St. Joseph school from 7-8am and 3:15-5:30pm during the school calendar year.

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

  • Brief letter of interest
  • Current resume

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2024-25 Openings

 

Food Service

2024-25 Openings

Kitchen Manager

Holy Family Catholic School, Des Moines, IA

Holy Family Catholic School  is seeking a kitchen manager to coordinate and manage the food service program for the 2024-2025 School Year.

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

  • Current resume
  • A brief cover letter outlining your interest

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Why I Love Being a Catholic School Teacher

Betsy Lemus worked in both public and private schools but she returned to St. Pius X Catholic School in Urbandale because she loved the faith, friendship, and family like atmosphere.

8 Reasons to Work in Catholic Schools

16 Locations

16 schools in rural, suburban, and urban communities.

Engaged Students

6,200+ engaged students and 4,500+ committed families.

All Grade-Levels

Work with students from early childhood through high school.

Leading-Edge Technology

All classrooms are equipped with leading-edge technology.

Faith-Based Foundation

The Catholic faith is our foundation but we welcome faculty from all faith backgrounds. More than 1/3 of our faculty are non-Catholic.

Innovative Professional Development

Grow your skills as an educator with innovative professional development opportunities.

Supportive Work Community

We offer more than a great work environment. In Catholic schools you will find a supportive community.

Small Class Sizes

We offer small class sizes with an average student to teacher ratio of 13:1.