Thank 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.
Opportunities for the Upcoming School Year
Mathematics Teacher - Bishop O’Connell High School is seeking a full-time Mathematics teacher for the 2013-2014 school year. We seek applicants with a degree in mathematics. A Virginia teaching license in mathematics education is preferred. Applicants should feel comfortable teaching anything from Algebra 1 to Calculus. Bishop O’Connell has a “bring-your-own-device” policy in place that allows integration of technology into teaching and learning with teachers and students using devices in the classroom. Applicants must be willing to teach in this integrated technology classroom environment. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and sample lesson plan to Michael Bernhard, Department Chair for Mathematics, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Science Teachers - Bishop O'Connell is seeking full-time science teachers (Chemistry and Physics) for the 2013-2014 school year. Candidates need to be qualified to teach all levels (AP, Honors, General) of high school Chemistry or Physics. Individuals should work well as part of a faculty team that actively engages students in their faith formation, academic instruction, and the development of the whole person. The preferred candidate will have a master's degree, 3 - 5 years teaching experience, enthusiasm for teaching young adults and their subject matter, excellent attendance and punctuality, and a clear understanding of and appreciation for the goals of a Catholic education. References are required. Candidates should submit letter of interest and resume to Mrs. Doreen Curtin, Science Department Chair, at email@example.com. Final candidates may be asked to be available for an in-person or live web (Skype) interview and teach a sample lesson.
Theology Teacher - Bishop O'Connell is seeking a creative and engaging Theology Teacher. All courses follow the U.S. bishops’ doctrinal framework for high school catechetics. Once hired, the school expects faculty members to stay current with professional development activities, as well as to participate in the school’s in-services, retreats, and other events promoting the education and formation of young adults. The candidate must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church. The ideal candidate has classroom teaching experience. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Final candidates may be asked to be available for an in-person or live web (Skype) interview and teach a sample lesson. Please electronically send a resume, cover letter, references and sample lesson plan to Mr. Michael Mothes, Department Chair for Theology at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Teacher - O’Connell is looking for a high school art teacher to instruct students on drawing, graphic design, and photography. High school art teachers oversee basic, intermediate and advanced art classes. These courses include basic drawing, painting, photography, and graphic arts that allow participants to build a college ready portfolio of work. The teacher will use class time to help students build skills and show personal expression through art. Bachelor's degree in Art or closely related field required. Experience in teaching art, strongly preferred. Please email your letter of interest and résumé/CV to Mr. Joe Crivella, Department Chair for Fine Arts at email@example.com.
Music Teacher - Bishop O'Connell is seeking exceptional candidates with a commitment to helping all students achieve success in music. The prospective candidate will teach Guitar and Music Technology for the 2013-2014 school year. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in music, music education certification, and experience teaching music technology and beginning to advanced guitar. Knowledge of the programs Pro-Tools and Audacity is desired, as well as knowledge and the ability to incorporate various web applications and software into the technology curriculum.Additional duties include selecting and preparing liturgical music and participating in school masses. Other music teaching duties may be required as needed. The candidate must be able to work collaboratively in a professional learning community to facilitate student learning. In addition, the candidate will demonstrate a desire to pursue continuous learning through professional growth. This individual would be able to demonstrate a commitment to the success of the music department and all members of our school community. Please send your letter of interest and resume to Mrs. Erin O’Malley, Dean of Faculty, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Studies - Bishop O’Connell is anticipating a Social Studies Teacher opening and is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year. We seek applicants with a degree in Social Studies, Social Sciences, or related field. A Masters degree is highly desirable. Preference will be given to applicants with political science, economic, or world issues background or experience. Interested candidates should send their resume and a letter of interest to Mrs. Colleen Stablein, Department Chair for Social Studies at: email@example.com.
Part-Time Librarian - O'Connell is seeking a talented and experienced Part-time Librarian. The librarian will collaborate with teachers to build and implement lessons, strengthen connections between student information and research needs, curricular content, and information resources. Teach faculty and students the mechanics of using the library and its resources on both individual and group basis. Supervise student use of the library resources. The librarian will provide input in the selection, acquisition, evaluation, and organization of information resources and technologies in all formats. Major responsibilities will be in the area of non-print resources.The candidate must be knowledgeable of major trends in library services. The preferred candidate will have a master's degree appropriate for a school librarian, 3 - 5 years school library experience, certified by a state education agency, enthusiasm for teaching young adults, and a clear understanding of and appreciation for the goals of a Catholic education. The candidate also should have the necessary skills to act as a teacher, instructional partner, and informational specialist to support the goals, objectives and continuous improvement of the curriculum, the library program and the school. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. References are required. Final candidates will be asked to be available for an in-person or live web (Skype) interview.
Cheerleading Coaches - Seeking energetic and experienced cheerleading coaches for the 2013-2014 school year. The season begins in August and runs through March. Previous coaching experience desired and/or college cheerleading experience desired. Positions available: assistant varsity coach, head JV coach, and assistant JV coach. To apply, please submit resume to head varsity coach, Lacey Jacobsen at Ljacobsen@bishopoconnell.org.
Ice Hockey Coach - Position available for the 2013-2014 season. To apply, please submit resume to email@example.com.
Assistant Volleyball Coach - Position available for the 2013-2014 school year. To apply please submit resume to firstname.lastname@example.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:
ONLINE EMPLOYMENT INQUIRY
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