Job Opportunities

If you are interested in a position at St. Francis, an application 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.

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The below positions we are seeking for the 2022-23 school year.

PK-8 Principal

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as PK-8 Principal for the 2023-2024 school year.  St. Francis is a pre kindergarten-8th grade accredited non-public school serving approximately 750 students in West Des Moines, Iowa. Excellent communication skills along with a deep understanding of educational systems and the ability to work with parents and the wider parish community are essential. A successful candidate must be a practicing Catholic with knowledge of Catholic teaching and must hold a valid Iowa Administrator license with Evaluator Approval. Qualified applicants should submit the on-line application along with a cover letter, resume, three letters of reference, transcripts, and copy of Iowa Administrator license to Teach Iowa or send directly to Diocese of Des Moines Superintendent of Schools, Donna Bishop at A full job description can be found here.

Substitute Nurse

February 6, 2023-March 30 2023.

SFA is looking for a substitute nurse

Hours and dates are flexible. Send resume and email to Diane Jones at

Substitute Teachers

St. Francis of Assisi School is looking for substitute teachers!  Licensed substitutes, or those interested in becoming licensed, are welcome!  St. Francis is a vibrant school educating students in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade.  If you are excited about working with children in a fast-paced and fun environment, this is the job for you!  All interested candidates should email or call the school office for more information: 515-223-4577