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.