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Our Mission Statement: "Manistee Catholic Central School provides opportunities for all students to reach their full spiritual and academic potential through Christ-centered education."

If you are looking to join our family at Manistee Catholic Central, check back for job postings as this page is updated.

School Principal:

Manistee Catholic Central School, a close-knit, joyously Catholic, Pre-Kindergarten -12th grade school located in Manistee, Michigan, is seeking a principal for the 2021-2022 school year.  As an established and respected school in the community, Manistee Catholic Central offers an excellent opportunity for a faith-filled leader to build upon the school’s existing strengths while nurturing its close and welcoming community.

School families are drawn to the school’s combination of Christ’s joy joyful orthodoxy and academic excellence. Guided by the school’s mission, Manistee Catholic Central School provides opportunities for all students to reach their full spiritual and academic potential through a Christ-centered education. Students at Manistee Catholic Central build a solid foundation of critical thinking, problem-solving, character, faith, and social responsibility.

The new principal will inherit a school with a committed faculty, a devoted body of parents, and a supportive advisory board. With growing enrollment and solid finances, the new principal will find this an exciting time to lead the school. This is an exceptional opportunity for a leader with passion and purpose who is eager to take a wonderful school to the next level while making a difference for students, families, and the greater community.

Manistee Catholic Central School is part of the Divine Mercy Parish in Manistee, Michigan. Manistee is a wonderful waterfront community on the banks of Lake Michigan made up of close-knit neighbors with growing opportunities for young families moving to the area.


  • An advance degree in Educational Leadership;

  • Have at least 5 years experience in education;

  • Committed to Catholic education;

  • Must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church.

Interested candidates should complete the online application, submit resume, letter of intent, three (3) letters of recommendation, and the diocesan background check form.

Assistant Teacher: Infant and Toddler Room

Manistee Catholic Central School is in search of a caring, responsible, patient and kind individual to work in an Infant and Toddler classroom.  The ideal candidate must be willing to commit themselves to our mission of providing Christ-centered excellence in care and education.  This position will work closely with and under the guidance of other teachers.  

If hired, continued training in Early Childhood Care & Education is a requirement. 

A qualified candidate:

  • A CDA, coursework in Early Childhood Development, and/or experience is preferred.

  • Must take initiative to help create a calm, nurturing, and engaging environment for our youngest learners.

  • Be responsible for developing open lines of communication with families.

  • Work towards forming caregiving relationships with their students.

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

  • Able to work outside during all seasons.


Interested applicants should complete the Diocese of Gaylord job application and submit a resume and cover letter.

Elementary Teaching Position 

Due to student growth, Manistee Catholic Central (MCC) seeks a dynamic elementary school teacher committed to the school's mission--Christ Centered excellence in education.

MCC seeks growth for our students, families, staff, and community. We are committed to growing in love of our Lord, His Church, and in becoming better versions of ourselves.

MCC is a Preschool-12 Catholic school located near the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan.

Please complete the Diocesan application and answer the following questions concisely:

Mission. (1) Reflect upon the school’s mission: Christ-centered excellence in education. (2) How can you help MCC to grow its Mission?

Essential Traits for Growth of Culture. All MCC Employees must exhibit and grow three habits (1) commitment to the mission, (2) coachability, and (3) awareness. Please share evidence of these three traits in your recent past. Explain why each is important and reflect on how a person may grow in these areas.

Integration of Faith and Virtue. The school uses two school-wide virtue programs: Disciples in Christ: Education in Virtue and Sports Leader. Please review the websites and comment on one or two items from each that you have—or would like to—integrate into your teaching.Disciples of Christ: Education in Virtue: Leader:

Culture of Coaching. Please read and reflect on these 10 coaching principles (standards) that are foundational to our approach: Which of these steps will come most naturally to you? Which will not, and how can you grow these habits?

Vision, Philosophy, and Purpose. Read and reflect on Pope Benedict’s and Archbishop Cordileone’s words to Catholic Educators: Pope Benedict to Catholic Educators: Archbishop Cordileone’s words to Catholic Educators:

Work Culture. The assumption of work at MCC is that employees help the people (students, families, staff, volunteers) at MCC become a better version of themselves, and that MCC helps you to become a better version of yourself. We seek to grow a dynamic culture rooted in our mission. Please comment on this. 


Please go to the Diocese of Gaylord website to fill out an application or click here. 


We are always looking for volunteers and substitute teachers.

If you are interested in volunteering click here. All volunteers and substitutes are subject to background checks. We require all our volunteers to fill our the necessary forms.

If you are interested in substitute teaching, please call 231-723-2529.

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