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O'Connell TeacherThank you for you interest in joining the community of Bishop O'Connell High School. Established by the six original parishes of Arlington, Virginia, Bishop O'Connell has been educating the youth of the Washington Metropolitan Area since 1957.

Rooted in the traditions of Catholic Education, the faculty and staff are made up of a diverse group of professionals, 60 percent of which hold a masters or doctorate degree. Though we have over 1,200 students, the 14:1 student/teacher ratio fosters a community atmosphere. The fact that 21 individuals have been on staff for more than 20 years and that 30 have returned to teach at their alma mater shows that being part of Bishop O'Connell is an indelible experience.

It is however, the Bishop O'Connell students who provide us all with a vibrant, diverse center of academic achievement, social service and fun. Each year our students' academic performance is among the nation's best. The SAT scores are well above the national average and 98 percent of our graduates continue on to higher education. In addition, Bishop O'Connell also provides academic support for students with documented learning disabilities through the Muller Academic Services Program.

Openings for the 2014-2015 School Year

Art Substitute Teacher - Bishop O'Connell is seeking a Substitute Art Teacher for the Fall of 2014. The position would begin August 18 and run through the beginning of November. Specific teaching responsibilities for this position would include Art 1, Photography and Graphic Art Design. The preferred candidate will hold a degree in art or art education and have experience in teaching high school level art. Please electronically submit a resume and cover letter to Mrs. Meghan Lonergan, Dean of Mission, at mlonergan@bishopoconnell.org.

Administrative Assistant/Receptionist - Bishop O’Connell High School is seeking a welcoming Administrative Assistant/Receptionist for the Center Office. This is an hourly, 12 month position. Applicants should have strong organizational and computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office and willingness to master the school's computer-based management and communications systems. Duties include:  answering phone and directing callers to appropriate offices or recipients; monitoring security camera at school entrance and serving as second in charge to communicate with visitors when entering the building; serving as first point of contact for classrooms with the emergency response call system; assisting teachers, new hires, students and parents with standard school questions; maintaining office supplies and orders as needed, providing data entry for the Studies Office as needed, scheduling appointments for the administration when necessary; assisting in other offices when the absence of staff member requires it; and other duties as assigned. Please send electronic resume and letter of interest to Ms. Mary Lademan, Executive Administrative Assistant, at mlademan@bishopoconnell.org.

Other Opportunities

Varsity Wrestling Coach - Bishop O’Connell High School is seeking a coach to lead their wrestling program.  Candidates should have strong communication and leadership skills, a comprehensive knowledge of wrestling, experience in promotion of the program to both youth and the school community, an ability to help facilitate the college recruiting process, and the ability to assemble a great staff. A minimum of a undergraduate degree is required.  Interested candidate should email athletic director, Joe Wootten, with  a cover letter and resume. Email jwootten@bishopoconnell.org.

Crew Coach - Bishop O'Connell High School is seeking a new crew coach to lead both the boys and girls program. Candidates should have a strong knowledge of the sport,  the ability to promote the program both within school and to the community at large,  be able to assemble a strong coaching  staff, assist the student-athletes who wish to pursue collegiate rowing, and take care of brand new equipment that O'Connell crew has recently purchased. Interested individuals should send resume with a cover letter to athletic director, Joe Wootten at jwootten@bishopoconnell.org.

Other Openings - Although we currently have no other openings on our staff, we are happy to keep resumes on file for future consideration. If you would like to submit your resume for our files, please select the online employment inquiry link below:


Please Note:  All successful candidates will then be required to complete an application provided by the Diocese of Arlington. This application can be downloaded from the Office of Catholic Schools' website at: http://www.arlingtondiocese.org/offices/schools

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