Work for our Catholic schools

We must be committed to excellence, to growth, working together to make our schools the best they can be, everything aimed at building up the body of Christ and growing to the full stature of Christ.”

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, 2019

Become a Catholic school teacher!

The mission of the Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend is to evangelize and form disciples of Jesus Christ in the Catholic Church through the ministry of education. When join this mission as an educator, you foster a community illumined by the light of faith and enlivened by the presence of Jesus, the master teacher.

Qualifications

Pay

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FAQs

  • Do you have to be Catholic to work in Catholic schools?
    • Teacher applicants who are Catholic must be practicing Catholics.
  • Are teachers eligible for loan forgiveness programs?
    • Yes. Employees are responsible for determining eligibility and contacting their lender.

To view teaching positions and apply for a specific location visit the application manager. 

To submit a general application to be considered for teaching opportunities at multiple locations visit the following links for:
Fort Wayne
South Bend

Salary for first-year, full-time teachers in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend begins at $35,650.

Compensation is based on level of education and years of licensed teaching experience in an accredited school.

Education, Experience and Skills Required:

  • Applicants who are Catholic must be practicing Catholics
  • Indiana teaching license in appropriate grade level/teaching area; or demonstrated eligibility to receive license.
  • High level thinking skills.
  • Currently qualified to speak and write coherently, fluently and grammatically correct English.
  • Currently physically qualified to supervise students adequately.
  • Strong written, verbal presentation, and interpersonal skills.

Physical Requirements:
Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer, hand-held learning devices and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Become a substitute teacher!

Whether an experienced educator or a first-time substitute teacher, we provide the tools and resources needed to be confident and prepared in the classroom. As a substitute teacher, you will be able to maintain a flexible schedule and choose employment opportunities that are convenient for you.

Qualifications

Pay

FAQs

Apply

To apply to become a substitute teacher in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, visit the following links:

Fort Wayne

South Bend

  • Do I need prior teaching experience?
    • No. While substitute teachers must be licensed to substitute teach, prior experience is not necessary.
  • How do I know when and where I work?
    • Principals will contact substitute teachers with opportunities once they are aware there is a need. 
    • Substitute teachers may specify a particular location or availability. 
  • How much can I expect to work?
    • Some substitute teachers may choose to opt-into every teaching opportunity, while others treat this as a part-time job.
  • How do I learn what my duties are?
    • Substitute teaching duties are assigned by the requesting Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend School. 
  • Do you have to be Catholic to work in Catholic schools?
    • Teacher applicants who are Catholic must be practicing Catholics.

The substitute teacher pay for 2022-23 is:

With a valid educator license:
Full day: $125
Half day: $75

With a valid substitute teacher license:
Full day: $100
Half day: $60

Compensation is per diem. Pay is remitted on the 15th and last day of each month. 

Substitute teachers must possess a valid Indiana Educator License or Substitute Permit

You may apply for a substitute permit through the state prior to starting this application; however, you must be hired through the diocese before the substitute permit can be verified by the school corporation.

School aides and support staff

There is an opportunity for everyone within our Catholic Schools. Everyone can play a role in the formation and education of our young people.

Opportunities

Pay

FAQs

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Support staff employment opportunities are posted in the application manager alongside all schools openings. 

  • Do you have to be Catholic to work in Catholic schools?
    • Teacher applicants who are Catholic must be practicing Catholics.
  • Are staff eligible for loan forgiveness programs?
    • Yes. Employees are responsible for determining eligibility and contacting their lender.

Pay is unique to each position and, at the discretion of the employing school, may be included with the employment opportunity posting. 

Full and part-time opportunities may include (but are not limited to):

  • Administrative Assistant
  • After School Care
  • Athletic Coaches and Staff
  • Bilingual Parent Liason 
  • Bus Driver
  • Cafeteria Staff
  • Campus Ministry
  • Childcare Provider 
  • Classroom Aide 
  • Communications 
  • Custodian/Maintenance
  • Development and Annual Giving
  • Information Technology
  • Nursing

Benefits

All full-time teachers and staff at diocesan schools are offered:
Sick leave – 10 days the 1st year, 7 days every year after that
Personal Leave – 2 days
New Parent Leave – 10 days
Health Insurance – click to view “benefits at a glance 2020”
Vision and Dental Insurance – click to view “benefits at a glance 2020”
403 (b) Retirement Plan
Life, AD&D, Long-term Disability Insurance
Additional Life Insurance
Flexible Spending Account
Wellness Program
Employee Assistance Program

Optional Benefits at the Employee’s Expense:
Short-Term Disability Insurance
Identity Protection
Legal Insurance
Discounted Gym Memberships

Part-time benefits: Benefits for part-time school employees varies by location.

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