Full-Time and Substitute Teacher Application Process
If applying for a full-time teacher position or a substitute teacher position 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 www.virtus.org.
If you have any questions, please contact the Diocesan Catholic Schools Office at 515-237-5013.
Background Screening Application (English)
Background Screening Application (Spanish)
Code of Conduct
VIRTUS Training Instructions 11.0
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.