Employment Opportunities

Parish Positions

Pastoral Associate – Blessed Sacrament Parish, Waterloo, IA is seeking a full-time Pastoral Associate to begin on July 1, 2018The Pastoral Associate for Stewardship and Evangelization is an integral member of the parish staff, assisting the pastor particularly in ongoing development of parishioner time & talent stewardship, and evangelization efforts, with an emphasis on engaging young families in parish life. The candidate must be a practicing Catholic. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Theology or a related field is preferred. This person must have the ability to communicate well with others and a deep desire to share the Gospel. A familiarity with technology is essential. Go to www.blessedsacramentwaterloo.org and click on “Employment Opportunity” to review the full job description and download an application.

Applications are being accepted immediately with a deadline of April 30th. Please send the completed application with cover letter and resume to Fr. Tom McDermott at dbq208@dbqarch.org or Blessed Sacrament Church, 650 Stephan Ave. Waterloo, IA 50701. (Reposted 4/17/18)


Business Manager – The parishes of St. Mary, Ackley; St. Mary, Eldora; St. Patrick, Hampton and St. Mark, Iowa Falls seek a full-time Business Manager primarily located in Iowa Falls but is able to travel to all parish offices.  The successful candidate will assist the Pastor in carrying out general administrative and financial management of the four parishes. Responsibilities include coordinating activities and schedules of the linkage parishes, overseeing the work of the common bulletin and manage other communications, coordinating bookkeeping, supervising office staff, is the Director of Stewardship of linkage parishes, and assuming secretarial/executive assistant duties for St. Mark parish.  Attendance at scheduled evening meetings will be required. The position requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. A practicing Catholic in good standing is preferred. Competitive salary and benefits are included. Email resume to Margaret Ruble, hiring committee assistant, at mcrcollect@gmail.com. Resume deadline due date is April 30th.  A detailed job description will be provided upon request. (posted 4/16/18)


Pastoral Associate– St Patrick Catholic Parish in Hampton, IA is seeking a full-time Pastoral Associate to begin on July 1, 2018. This position is based at St Patrick Church in Hampton and will also be working with St Mary Parish in Ackley, St. Mark Parish in Iowa Falls, 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.  A familiarity with technology is essential. For a copy of the job description and to receive an application form, please contact Fr. Kevin Earleywine at k.earleywine@dbqarch.org.  Please send completed application, cover letter, and resume to Fr. Kevin by May 15th.


Associate Director of Children and Family Catechesis – Waterloo Catholic Faith Formation in Waterloo, Iowa is seeking a full-time Associate Director of Children and Family Catechesis beginning July 1, 2018. The primary responsibility will be directing religious education for grades K-12. This will be someone to administer and grow the religious education programs while supporting parents in their role as primary catechists of their children.

WCFF uses a collaborative model to provide quality faith formation experiences for all ages in the 4500 households of the four Catholic parishes in Waterloo. (For more information see www.waterloocatholics.org ) MA and experience preferred. Commensurate salary and benefits. Send resume to Becky McElroy at beckymcelroyff@gmail.com or via regular mail: Becky McElroy, Office Manager, WCFF, 600 Stephan Ave., Waterloo, Iowa  50701. (Posted 4/2/18)


Director of Faith Formation – Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, a 1,000 family parish in Charles City, IA, is seeking a full-time Director of Faith Formation, starting July 1, 2018.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: coordination and oversight of parish/school faith formation, family ministry, and adult faith formation.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience.  Application form and job description found atwww.iccharlescity.com . Please send application and resume with references to Fr. Gary Mayer, 106 Chapel Lane, Charles City, IA 50616, Fax: 641-228-1072, E-mail: G.Mayer@dbqarch.org   (Posted 4/2/18)


Youth and Young Adult Minister – St. Ludmila Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids, IA is seeking for a full- time Youth and Young Adult Minister. Bachelor’s degree in related field of study is preferred, practicing Catholic, and experience in ministry. Please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to Betsy Bostian, the Director of Faith Formation at dbq029ff@dbqarch.org. For more information please check out our website http://www.stludmila.org/ for job description details. (Posted 3/14/18)


Youth Ministry Coordinator – St Joseph the Worker, Dubuque IA is seeking a full-time Youth Ministry Coordinator, beginning July 1, 2018. Responsible for Coordination of comprehensive adolescent faith formation; including high school religious education, confirmation planning, and adolescent service outreach. Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study is preferred. Requesting practicing, faith filled Catholic, who possesses the knowledge, technology and inter-personal skills to effectively communicate with youth and adults. Please send resume’ and references to Kerry Rogers, Ops Manager, St Joseph the Worker, 60 S Algona, Dubuque, IA 52001 or email k.rogers@dbqarch.org (Posted 2/28/18)


Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Ministry – The Heart of Mary Cluster (which includes the parishes of St. Mary, Vinton; St. Mary, Urbana; and Sacred Heart, Walker) is seeking a Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Ministry.  This full-time, 11-month position will be responsible for the faith formation program for grades 7-12, as well as ministry to young adults.   Please send resume, cover letter and references to Marcia Reilly, Parish Life Coordinator, 2200 2nd Ave, Vinton, IA  52349 or e-mail to dbq203plc@dbqarch.org.  Full job description available upon request. (Posted 2/28/18)



Business Manager – Parish and Education Center, St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Ames, Iowa. St. Cecilia Church is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Business Manager. Qualifications include: bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, three to five years appropriate experience in financial management, good judgment, flexibility and the ability to set priorities, ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of people, ability to communicate to the needs of the Pastor, the Pastoral Staff, and the parishioners of St. Cecilia. Preferred: practicing Catholic in good standing, facilities, personnel management, and accounting experience, Notary Public certification. Job description available upon request.


Please send resume and three references to: Char VanKerckvoorde at cvankerck@stceiliaparish.org or Search Committee—Business Manager, St. Cecilia Church, 2900 Hoover Ave., Ames, Iowa 50010. Deadline for applications: March 25. (Posted 2/15/18)


Coordinator of Music– St. Jude Parish is seeking a part-time coordinator of music with the possibility of up to full time, with additional duties included. Experience as a parish music minister is preferred. Skills desired: piano, organ, vocal, & choral directing. Salary depends on experience and skills. Application form and job description found at www.judes.org. Send application and resume with references to Fr. Mark Reasoner, 50 Edgewood Road NW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52405, FAX: 319-390-3457, E-mail: M.Reasoner@Judes.org (Posted 2/6/18)


Adult Faith Formation Director – St. Joseph Catholic Church, Marion, IA, a two thousand family parish, is seeking an Adult Faith Formation Director.  The candidate must be a practicing Catholic with a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Theology or a related field.  A Master’s Degree is preferred.  The Director will work as a team member with pastor and staff, direct the RCIA process, administer and develop adult faith formation programs and materials, teach and meet the ongoing adult educational needs of the parish.  A familiarity with digital technology would be beneficial.  Please go to stjoesmarion.org/employment to review the job description, retrieve an application and send the completed application for employment with cover letter and resume to jobs@stjoesmarion.org or Search Committee, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1790 14th Street, Marion, IA, 52302. (Posted 2/1/18)


Building & Grounds Supervisor – St. Pius X Church and Elementary School in Cedar Rapids, IA has an immediate opening for a full time Building & Grounds Working Supervisor.  The Building & Grounds Working Supervisor will work to provide a safe, comfortable, clean, efficient and attractive place in which to worship, learn, plan and develop.  Full job description is available on the parish website atwww.crpiusx.org.  Send resumes ASAP to Rev. Philip Thompson, St. Pius X Parish, 4949 Council St., NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 or email to pastor@crpiusx.org. (Posted 1/31/18)


Coordinator of Youth Ministry – Epiphany Parish in Mason City is seeking a Coordinator of Youth Ministry to work with middle school & high school age youth. This is a part-time position (30 hrs/week) with full benefits. For the job description & application form, go to www.epiphanyparish.org Email a letter of interest & application to: Carol Bruns, Business Manager at c.bruns@dbqarch.org (Posted 11/17/17)


Catholic School Positions

Principal – Xavier High School, an outstanding Catholic school in Cedar Rapids, Iowa is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as full-time Principal.

Xavier serves grades 9-12 with an enrollment of nearly 700 students.  Ninety-eight percent of Xavier students pursue post-secondary education.  The curriculum includes Advanced Placement courses, Dual Credit courses through St. Louis University, The University of Iowa and Kirkwood Community College.  A partnership with Kirkwood Community College also provides opportunities for students seeking trade and health professional careers.  The curriculum is taught in a Digital Learning Environment where each student is engaged in the learning process through the use of a school-issued iPad.

The successful candidate will be one who supervises and evaluates staff and the instructional program, promotes a positive school climate, facilitates positive communications between the school and community, manages school resources, and collaborates with the school’s president.

Candidates must be a practicing Catholic with knowledge of Catholic teachings and also must be able to hold valid Iowa Administrative Licensure including Evaluator Approval. Previous high school administrative is experience preferred.  Position begins July 1, 2018. Please apply at www.TeachIowa.gov

For more information about the school, visit http://www.xaviersaints.org/ . (Posted 4/2/18)


Principal – Trinity Catholic School, Protivin seeks a full-time Principal for a 45 student, K-6 program for 2018-2019. Candidates must be a practicing Catholic and a licensed Iowa administrator, or be eligible for the administrator license. Previous administrative experience preferred. The successful candidate will be a visionary leader committed to the formation of tomorrow’s Catholics and the academic excellence of our schools. Interested candidates should apply through www.TeachIowa.gov. For more information about the school, go to www.trinitycs.pvt.k12.ia.us. Ad open until viable candidate has been secured. (Posted 1/31/18)


Pastoral Center Positions

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 Waterloo (must be bilingual) 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)

Immigration Attorney – Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque has an immediate opening for a full-time Immigration Attorney in our Cedar Rapids office to provide legal services and representation to immigrants and refugees.  This position requires a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school and licensed to practice law.  Prefer 1-3 years, fluency in Spanish/English and of Catholic faith. Competitive salary and benefits included. Email resume and cover letter to Human Resources at dbqchr@dbqarch.org