Career Opportunities

Why We Choose To Work at De Smet Jesuit

Video created by Austin Harszy '24 | Interviews by Digital Media students Tyson Davenport '22, Austin Harszy '24, John Rimmey '22, Karl Terry '22

Professionals Called To Serve

Mr. Reyes smiles as he works with students in biology lab, student smiling looking at group
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Mr. Plein talks to Dr. Musso in Innovation Center
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  • Complete benefits package

medical, dental, life insurance

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  • 403 B
  • retirement plan
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  • Vacation
  • sick leave

paid maternity leave

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  • Child tuition assistance
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  • 15
  • holidays

paid per year

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  • Long-term
  • disability
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Applying to De Smet Jesuit

Job Openings

Why We're Here

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Formation of men

Commitment to Students

We care for the individual student and specialize in the formation of well-rounded young men. Our teachers and staff  members are experts in their fields who build genuine relationships.

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Ignatian Spirituality

Mission Centered

Every semester begins with a day of recollection for our entire faculty and staff to strengthen our faith so we can best serve our students. Rooted in the Society of Jesus, we seek to find God in all things.

#WhyDeSmet

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%22I chose De Smet because of how tight & involved the community is%22 Justin '25 #whydesmet black and white photo of student
#Why De Smet testimony from public school family
De Smet Jesuit alumnus stands next to UMKC School of Dentistry sign, %22chose De Smet for brotherhood & rigorous academics...%22
Coach Traughber says seeing his students & runners is his favorite part of coming to school. #whydesmet
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%22my favorite part of coming to De Smet is getting an education that...makes me college ready%22 Eric '23 #whydesmet photo
black white photo of student with testimonial about why he chose De Smet Jesuit
black white photo of student with testimonial about why he chose De Smet Jesuit
#Why De Smet testimony from Catholic family
black white photo of student with testimonial about why he chose De Smet Jesuit
black white photo of student with testimonial about why he chose De Smet Jesuit
black white photo of student with testimonial about why he chose De Smet Jesuit
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Our Mission

De Smet Jesuit inspires and prepares men for and with others to transform the world ad majorem Dei gloriam (for the greater glory of God).

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Our Community

Not only do we respect and support each other, we also care for and enjoy each other. Alumni return to work here, employees send their sons here, and lifelong friendships are built here.

Why I Work at De Smet Jesuit

  • Coach
  • Math Teacher
Adam Boehm

Every day I leave De Smet with the passion to be better the next day. I see it in my students, my athletes, and my colleagues, and it drives me to be better. At our best, we put students in a place where they can throw caution to the wind, take a chance, and learn; whether that be how to use the quadratic formula or be a man of faith and love. That's what excites me. There is no ‘good enough’ because it never is; not to our standards. 

  • Class of 1997
  • Coach
  • History Teacher
Bryan Traughber '97

I chose De Smet because it was a good fit for academics and extracurriculars. When I arrive on campus I feel comfortable, similar to walking into home. My favorite part of working here is seeing my students and my runners.

  • Science Teacher
Dr. Mariette Baxendale

I get to practice my faith in my place of work and do what God called me to do. A school is much more than simply succeeding in academics. Understanding content means nothing if you can't see beauty and value in "knowing" and don't utilize knowledge to live out your gifts, which God bestowed on you in service to others.