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Faith-filled, Dynamic, and Passionate Catholic Educators Needed to Serve as Diocese of Joliet Catholic Elementary School Teachers and Administrators

Who are we?
Forty-seven Catholic elementary schools and seven High Schools form a vibrant network of Catholic schools that serve students in DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, and Will counties in Northern Illinois. These Catholic institutions offer world-class educational experiences that are firmly rooted in traditional Catholic doctrine to students in pre-kindergarten through grade twelve.

Spiritual and Academic Formation
Within these premier schools, students are actively engaged in an integrated and faith-based diocesan curriculum that is both comprehensive and rigorous. At each site, academic excellence is delivered within a nurturing Catholic culture that is firmly rooted in the core values of Catholic education. Our primary goal in the Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Joliet is to form Disciples of Jesus Christ.

Core Values of Catholic Education
Challenging academic courses are aligned with state and national standards as well as with the National Catholic Standards. Our teachers incorporate faith into their classrooms and create nurturing learning environments within which high expectations and academic rigor find balance with love and respect. Religion and technology are integrated throughout all content areas, and a variety of before and after-school programs are offered to meet the spiritual, moral, emotional, intellectual, and physical needs of each child.

Teachers and administrators hold each other to a higher standard and are expected to exemplify the life of Christ both inside and outside of the classroom. Lastly, we constantly look ahead to ensure that our schools continue to form Disciples of Christ. These core Catholic values unite us, from the office to the farthest corners of the playground.  In the labs, on the playing field, in the lunch line and in the classroom. This is who we are and why we exist. The result of what we value is evident every time one visits any one of our school’s classrooms.  The joy-filled hearts of students and the love of learning expressed by both teachers and students openly communicate the profound and enduring benefits that only Catholic education brings.

Benefits of Catholic Education
Because of our focus on both spiritual and academic formation, students in our schools reap the benefits of Catholic education as they…

-learn more

-are respectfully treated as individuals who are children of God

-make the right choices

-study with great teachers

-discover their talents

-achieve ahead of their peers

-belong to something bigger, and

-change the world.


Online applications are currently being accepted for faith-filled, dynamic, and passionate educators to serve as teachers and administrators within the Catholic elementary schools of the Diocese of Joliet, where “We TEACH More.”  Please access an application at the following link:



Qualifications for Teachers and Administrators
Teacher and principal candidates must be devout and practicing Catholics who uphold the teachings of the faith and exemplify an unwavering commitment to Catholic education that is firmly rooted in Gospel values. Most importantly, each candidate is expected to adhere to all principles and tenets of the Catholic faith, to exemplify Christ-like behaviors both inside and outside of school, and to maintain a lifestyle that is in full accord with Church teachings. Additionally, candidates must be willing to accept the challenges of serving as “New Evangelists” within their classrooms and schools.

Educational Requirements – Teacher Candidates
The successful teacher candidate must hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree in an education-related field of study. He or she must also have a current Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) with endorsements specific to the position for which he or she applies.

Educational Requirements – Principal Candidates
The successful Principal candidate must possess an advanced degree in educational leadership; hold a current Illinois Professional Educator License with a General Administrative Endorsement; and must have to his or her credit at least five years of successful teaching and/or administrative experience in a Catholic school. He or she also must be willing and able to accept the challenges of serving as the spiritual, and instructional CCO (Chief Cultural Officer) of his or her school.


The Frontline Applicant Tracking Online Employment Application Process for Teachers and Administrators

To apply for a teaching or an administrative position in any Diocese of Joliet Catholic school, please prepare and collect the required documents listed below, then click on www.applitrack.com/dioceseofjoliet.onlineapp/

In addition to completing the online application, please upload the following documents:

†    A current resume
†    Transcripts from all universities from which you have earned degrees (BA, MA, E.D., Ph.D., etc.) or through which you have earned graduate or post-graduate hours. Original documents are not necessary. At this point in time, photocopies will suffice if information regarding courses and earned hours is legible. When you are hired, you will be asked to submit official transcripts to the Catholic Schools Office.
†    Three letters of reference from professionals who can attest to your professionalism, instructional leadership skills, and work ethic.
†    Clergy Reference: One letter of reference from your pastor or a priest who knows you well and who can attest to your practice of the Catholic faith and your ability to serve as a “New Evangelist.”
†   An Acknowledgment Form that verifies that you have read and understand the Diocese of Joliet Pastoral Policy Regarding Sexual Abuse of Minors (Revised 2013) and the Diocese of Joliet Standards of Behavior for Those Working with Minors (Revised 2014). These documents and the Acknowledgment Form may be accessed and printed from the following link:
- A copy of the Illinois State Board of Education ECS/ELIS licensure report that indicates your certificate or license types and numbers as well as the dates on which these credentials expire. This form may be requested and printed from the following link:
†    A copy of your ‘Protecting God’s Children’ Certificate of Completion. Please note that completion of this 3-hour course is a condition of employment for all employees of the Diocese of Joliet who interact with children. If you have not yet taken this (free) training, please do so before you apply for a teaching or administrative position.  A list of area offerings and registration information may be accessed at the following link:

By taking time to assemble these required application components, you will be able to apply for a position in a timely manner.  Thank you for your interest in pursuing a career in the Diocese of Joliet, where “We TEACH More.” 

 To directly access the Diocese of Joliet Frontline Applicant Tracking system and to view all elementary, intermediate, middle school, high school, substitute and administrative openings, click on the following link:



Diocese of Joliet Substitute Teaching Opportunities

Devout Catholic Substitute Teachers Needed


Each Catholic school in the Diocese of Joliet is successfully implementing face-to-face instruction that honors the safety measures outlined within its School Reopening Plan. As a result, several Catholic educators are needed to serve as substitute teachers at the Preschool – Grade 12 levels. Substitute teacher candidates must love children and hold either a current Illinois Professional Educator License (PEL) or Illinois Substitute License. Please complete an online Frontline Applicant Tracking System application at: http://www.applitrack.com/dioceseofjoliet/onlineapp/.

No degree in education? No problem!

If you are called to this ministry, a degree in education is not a prerequisite for becoming a licensed substitute teacher. If you earned a bachelor's degree in any discipline, you are eligible to apply for an Illinois Substitute License through the seamless process of transcript evaluation. For further information about applying for a teaching license in this manner, contact Karen Udell, CSO Assistant Superintendent of Leadership and Personnel, at 815-221-6123.

If you do not have a teaching license but hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in any discipline, you may apply online for a Substitute Teaching License through the Illinois State Board of Education ELIS system. 

For more information, contact the Licensure Specialist at your county’s Regional Office of Education. Phone numbers and e-mail addresses of ROEs that are located within the Diocese of Joliet are listed below.

County Regional Office of Education (ROE)

Phone Contact Number

E-Mail Contact

DuPage County ROE




Grundy / Kendall  County ROE




Kane County ROE




Kankakee / Iroquois County ROE




Will County ROE