Employment Opportunities

Parish Positions

Pastoral Associate- The Franklin-Hardin Catholic Linkage is seeking a full-time Pastoral Associate to begin on July 1, 2019. This position is based at St. Patrick Parish in Hampton and will also be working with St. Mary Parish in Ackley, St. Mark Parish in Iowa Falls, and St. Mary Parish in Eldora.  The Pastoral Associate is an integral member of the parish staff with responsibilities to be directed toward the continuation of evangelization within the parish community and the coordination of pastoral outreach with an emphasis on Hispanic families. The candidate must be a practicing Catholic. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Theology or a related field is preferred. Fluency in Spanish and English is required. This person must have the ability to communicate well with others (with fluency in both English and Spanish), must have the conviction to share the gospel message without hesitation, and a strong sense of mission and outreach.  Familiarity with technology is essential. For a copy of the job description and to receive an application form, please contact Mary Quinlin at dbq108bm@dbqarch.org or (641) 648-9547, or visit www.FranklinHardinCatholic.org/employment-opportunities. Please send completed application, cover letter, and resume by May 30, 2019.

 Coordinator of Elementary Faith Formation – St. Cecilia Parish in Ames is seeking a full-time, 12 month Coordinator of Elementary Faith Formation.  This position oversees faith formation sessions for PreK-5th grade, our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program, and First Reconciliation and First Communion preparation.  For the full job posting and directions on how to apply, please see: https://www.catholicjobs.com/job/8307136544.

Director of Faith Formation – St. Mary Parish, Waverly, Iowa. Seeking full-time, 12mo. Director of Faith Formation for 850 family parish. Responsibilities include adult faith formation, RCIA, Sacramental preparation, specific grade, middle, and high school formation, contribute to the formation/outreach of the area college students, and willingness to complete Catechesis of the Good Shepherd training. Prefer BA in Theology/Religious Studies or related field and prior experience. Deadline to apply Apr 15 or until filled. Send cover letter and resume to Search Committee at 2700 Horton Road, Waverly, IA 50677 or e-mail DBQ217S2@DBQARCH.ORG

Coordinator of Religious Education – St. Joseph the Worker and St Columbkille parishes seek a Coordinator of Religious Education (CRE) to begin July 1, 2019.  This full-time position coordinates multiple faith formation program options and Vacation Bible School for the K-8 age children of the 1000 households in each of these neighboring parishes sharing co-pastors. Must be practicing Catholic; BA in related field and experience preferred. Send resume to: CRE Search Committee, 60 S. Algona St. Dubuque, IA 52003 or email resume to Fr. Tom McDermott at DBQ062@dbqarch.org

Director of Evangelization – Christ our Hope Cluster (parishes in Ft. Atkinson, Lawler, Little Turkey, Protivin, St Lucas and Waucoma).  Email resume and cover letter to Fr. Aaron Junge at DBQ166@dbqarch.org

Director, of Faith Formation – St. Ludmila Parish, a progressive faith community in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is looking for a creative and engaging Director of Faith Formation. Interested applicants must demonstrate a strong formation in theology and praxis founded in the Spirit of Vatican II. The successful candidate will lead and collaborate with the Coordinator of Religious Education and Young Adult Minister. The Director of Faith Formation, is a full-time position, that will concentrate on a comprehensive formation and educational program for parishioners of all ages. Interested applicants submit cover letter and resume to Faith Formation Commission Member, Noreen Bush at nfcbush@gmail.com.

Catholic School Positions

President – Xavier High School, Cedar Rapids – Xavier High School is seeking a president with a strong vision for the future. The primary purpose of this position is to provide both spiritual and educational leadership for Xavier High School as it strives to achieve its mission as a Catholic school to develop the total person in a Catholic environment.

Xavier High School, located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has nearly 700 students in grades 9-12. Xavier High School, a Catholic school of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, serves the educational needs of the Cedar Rapids metro area and is supported by eleven parishes.

The President will work to assure the overall Catholic identity of the school, and oversee the operations of the school, school finances, fundraising, public and alumni relations, and the care and maintenance of the school facilities.  A full job description is posted with the application.

  • Practicing Catholic in Full Communion with the Catholic Church
  • Master’s Degree or higher in Educational Leadership, Organizational Leadership, Business Administration or related field
  • Preferred 5 years proven experience in development and fundraising
  • Experience in Catholic Education

Applications are accepted through April 19, 2019. Please submit an application at teachiowa.gov.

Upon request, applications will be treated in confidence until such time as the applicant and Search Committee mutually agree to contact references and previous employers.

If you have any questions on the application process, please contact Julie Kapsch at dbqcro@dbqarch.org.


Pastoral Center Positions

Executive Director – The Catholic Foundation in the Archdiocese of Dubuque (CFAD) is seeking a full time Executive Director to lead CFAD in its vision to endow financial support for our Catholic Community. The successful candidate will be responsible to the CFAD Board of Directors and will work directly with parishes, Catholic Schools, Catholic Cemetery Boards and archdiocesan leadership to assist with creating, building, and growing local endowments, trusts, donor-advised funds, and bequests and will work with the CFAD Investment Committee, Treasurer and Investment Consultant to ensure responsible return on investment.

Successful candidate will have bachelor’s degree in related area and 5 or more years of experience. Competitive pay and benefits with excellent paid time off. Email resume and cover letter to Human Resources at dbqchr@dbqarch.org

Public Relations & Marketing ProfessionalThe Archdiocese of Dubuque is seeking a full-time Public Relations & Marketing Professional. Responsibilities include developing and implementing strategic communication plans including branding, written, spoken, audio and electronic based materials. Successful candidate will have bachelor’s degree in related area and 3 years of experience, proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, website content management software and social media. Competitive pay and benefits with excellent paid time off. Email resume and cover letter to Human Resources at dbqchr@dbqarch.org

Graphics & Multimedia Designer – The Archdiocese of Dubuque is seeking a full-time Graphics & Multimedia Designer. Responsibilities include driving design projects from concept to execution, website graphics, e-newsletters, social media graphics & advertising, print collateral, and video graphics/editing. Successful candidate will have 2 years of experience, proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign and Bachelor or Associate degree in related field.  Prefer also After Effects, Premiere Pro, WordPress or similar CMS and familiarity and appreciation of Catholic faith. Competitive pay and benefits with excellent paid time off. Email resume and cover letter to Human Resources at dbqchr@dbqarch.org

Community Outreach Coordinator – Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque is seeking a full-time Community Outreach Coordinator in the Cedar Rapids office. Responsibilities include coordinating resources and training for parishes on disaster preparedness and recovery, educating the public by providing presentations, event planning, reporting data and engaging in marketing activities for the agency and engaging in community outreach events and committees to support the mission of reducing poverty, strengthening families and empowering communities. Competitive pay and benefits. Email resume and cover letter to Human Resources at dbqchr@dbqarch.org

Mental Health Counselor – Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque has an immediate opening for a full-time Mental Health Counselor in our Cedar Rapids and Decorah offices. Successful candidate should be licensed in Iowa as a Mental Health Counselor or Marriage and Family Counselor or Independent Social Worker and preferably of Catholic faith. Position includes competitive salary and benefits. Email resume and cover letter to Human Resources at dbqchr@dbqarch.org (reposted 4/16/18)