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, 70 percent of which hold a masters or doctorate degree. Though we have over 1,100 students, the 11:1 student/teacher ratio fosters a community atmosphere.

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. Bishop O'Connell provides academic support for students with documented learning disabilities through the Muller Academic Services Program. The school also offers expanded services so that students with intellectual disabilities can have access to a Catholic education in an inclusive high school environment.

Positions Available for 2020-2021

Full Time School Counselor - Bishop O’Connell High School is seeking a full-time school counselor for the remainder of the 2020 -2021 school year.  This individual would join the counseling team to cover for anticipated leave for two counselors beginning in November 2020 through mid-June 2021. Applicants must have a Masters Degree in School Counseling and be a practicing Catholic, dedicated to serving and supporting students in their development of the whole person.  Responsibilities include helping students in the areas of academic achievement, emotional/social development, college readiness and career development.  The ideal candidate will have experience in college counseling.  

Religion Teacher - Bishop O'Connell High School has an opening in the religion department with teaching responsibilities for the remainder of the 2020 - 2021 school year. All courses follow the U.S. bishops’ doctrinal framework for high school catechists, with topics including scripture, ecclesiology, sacraments and morality. The candidate must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church. Candidates should have a degree in theology or a related discipline. Teaching experience and/or education coursework is preferred. 

Long-Term Special Education Math Teacher - Bishop O'Connell has a long term substitute position open for an Expanded Services Math teacher. Special Education teaching experience is preferred. This teacher will work with students with disabilities to include intellectual disabilities, emotional and significant learning disabilities teaching small group classes of students with academic abilities ranging from 1st through 6th grade. The candidate should be adept at utilizing multiple methods of instruction to include digital technology, manipulatives, and visual aids. The candidates strengths should include interpersonal skills, flexibility, and collaboration.

Substitute and Support Personnel - Bishop O'Connell has open positions for individuals to serve as full-time substitute and support personnel during the academic year. Candidates should be flexible, team players who are committed to the Mission of the school and the philosophy of Catholic education. Prior work experience in schools or with young people is preferred. Virtus training is required for all successful candidates. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to employment@bishopoconnell.org.

On-call Substitute Teachers - Bishop O'Connell seeks individuals who are available to serve as on-call substitute teachers. Come be a part of our team! This is a great opportunity for individuals looking for flexible hours or part-time employment.  Candidates should be enthusiastic about working with young people, but no specific school experience is required. Background check, TB test and Virtus training must be completed by all successful candidates offered positions at the school. Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and resume to Mrs. Meghan Lonergan at employment@bishopoconnell.org.   

PLEASE NOTE: 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. Candidates 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.

TO APPLY - Unless otherwise indicated above, candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, at least three (3) professional references and sample lesson plan (for teaching positions) to Mrs. Meghan Lonergan, Dean of Mission, at employment@bishopoconnell.org.

All interested candidates are also required to complete an application provided by the Diocese of Arlington. This application can be downloaded from the Office of Catholic Schools' website.

Other Opportunities

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: