About DCHS



If you are interested in becoming part of the Dowling Catholic community, please click on the appropriate link. Application for employment at Dowling Catholic must be completed using our online application system. Your application will be retained in active status for one school year. If your qualifications meet our needs, we will contact you for further information and a possible interview.

Current Openings

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  • Ministry Director, SJEC

    The St. Joseph Educational Center (SJEC) is seeking an engaging individual to fulfill a full-time Ministry Director position. The SJEC resides at Dowling Catholic High School while focusing its efforts to serve 23 parishes and the broader Catholic community of Des Moines. The primary focus of the Center is to coordinate educational development for individuals and current/future parish employees, to provide adult faith formation programing, and to serve as a unifying elementbetween the parishes, Catholic schools and Catholic families in Des Moines.
    The Ministry Director will develop, coordinate and execute adult faith formation programming and educational opportunities for parishes and parents, while coordinating with the schools, the Diocese of Des Moines and lay ministries in the Des Moines region. This position will be responsible for the ongoing formation of catechetical and adult formation leaders. The Ministry Director will work in conjunction with pastors and parish staff in developing programs and offerings that help formthese leaders.
    The Ministry Director will be a strong leader to link and collaborate best practices between Catholic entities with the expertise to execute shared resources. Serving as part of an overall unified effort to evangelize the Des Moines region Catholiccommunity, the Ministry Director will build foundations for collective results.
    Qualified candidates should hold a Master’s Degree in Theology or equivalent. A doctorate degree is preferred. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years of experience in direct ministry at the parish, school or diocesan level.Previously demonstrated pastoral skills and the ability to teach and lead others to master these skills are essential.
    We are seeking a positive and joyful person who exemplifies the spirit of the Gospel, intrinsically motivated and understands that combined efforts will benefit the Catholic community in the Des Moines region. The successful candidate will possess the ability to cultivate relationships with a wide range of individuals, the ability to facilitate meetings effectively and strong organizational skills. Working knowledge of adult catechesis with special emphasis on experiential learning and how to communicate Catholic teachings to adults is required.
    To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter and three professional recommendation letters to Dr. Dan Ryan, President of Dowling Catholic High School. Please send materials to Becky Hott  bhott@dowlingcatholic.org. Please direct questions to Dr. Ryan at 515-225-3000.
  • Assistant Director of Advancement

    Dowling Catholic High School is seeking a new position, Assistant Director of Advancement. The position will work with the Advancement Director to develop strategies to raise the profile of Dowling Catholic High School in the greater Des Moines area. Attached is the job description and general information about Dowling Catholic High School. In addition to the online application, candidates are requested to submit the following documents to Kimberly Bowman, Advancement Director of Dowling Catholic High School:

    • Cover letter addressed to Kimberly Bowman, Advancement Director, noting interests and qualifcations for the Assistant Director of Advancement
    • Current resume
    • Three letters of reference

    Kimberly Bowman
    Advancement Director
    Dowling Catholic High School
    1400 Buffalo Road
    West Des Moines, IA, 50265

    Apply here
  • French Teacher - High School

    Dowling Catholic High School is seeking a full-time French teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.   Please see the attached file for further information.

    Hiring qualifications are as follows:
    • Bachelor's Degree 
    • Valid state of Iowa teaching license
    • Secondary foreign language endorsement
    To apply, please provide the following by February 28, 2019:
    • Online application
    • Cover letter noting interest and qualifications for the opening
    • Current resume
    • Transcripts
    • Valid teaching license
    • Three letters of professional recommendation
    Please direct questions to Mr. Matt Meendering, Principal, 515-225-3000 or mmeendering@dowlingcatholic.org

    Thank you for your interest in employment with Dowling Catholic High School.

    Apply here
  • FT Summer Grounds Worker (2 Openings)

    Dowling Catholic High School is seeking two full-time summer grounds workers.   Great opportunity for a college student seeking summer employment! The hourly rate is $12.00

    Experience in operating lawn mowing equipment required. Ability to consistently lift 50 pounds and mechanical aptitude necessary. 

    In case of inclement weather, inside duties will be completed as assigned. Hours:  Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. Please direct questions to Joshua Kirkpatrick, Building and Grounds Director: 515-360-2064

    Apply here
  • Cheerleading Head Coach

    Dowling Catholic High School is seeking a head cheerleading coach to assume responsibility for an established program currently comprised of over 60 individuals.  The school seeks an energetic, organized, and experienced head coach to begin summer 2019.

    Please direct questions to Coach Tom Wilson, Athletic Director, at 515-222-1004 or twilson@dowlingcatholic.org

    Apply here
  • Assistant Volleyball Coach

    Please contact Tom Wilson, Athletic Director, for more information twilson@dowlingcatholic.org

    Apply here
  • Cafeteria Food Service (Substitute)

    Paper applications are available in the Business Office. Please contact Molly Ryan, Food Service Director, for further information. mryan@dowlingcatholic.org

    Apply here
  • Event Bus Driver

    Do you like working with high school students? Event driver needed to transport students/staff to activities.  Interested candidates must possess the following:

    • Class B CDL with Air Brakes
    • S Endorsement
    • Passenger Endorsement

    Rate of pay = $20 per hour (contracted employee)
    Questions can be directed to Joshua Kirkpatrick, Buildings and Grounds Director: 515-360-2064

    Apply here

Dowling Catholic High School

Dowling Catholic High School is committed to serving the Greater Des Moines Catholic community and embracing learners of all faiths. In an environment that is faithful, caring and dedicated, Dowling Catholic forms each student to become a Christ-centered leader.