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 2019-2020

English Teacher - Bishop O'Connell High School has an opening for an English teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. Candidates should be qualified and prepared to teach various courses within the discipline at college prep and advanced levels. Applicants should have a degree in English. Teaching experience and/or education coursework is preferred.

American Sign Language Teacher - Bishop O’Connell High School has an opening for an American Sign Language Teacher for the 2019 - 2020 school year. This is a part-time opening with teaching responsibility for two sections of a year-long introductory course in American Sign Language. Candidates with the background to teach in another area of need or interest in a non-teaching responsibility to complete a schedule will be considered for a full-time position whenever possible. This is the first year the course will be offered as part of the World Languages program of study. The ideal candidate will have a degree in American Sign Language or a related field. All candidates should have a strong background in ASL. Teaching experience and/or education coursework is preferred.

PLEASE NOTE: 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. 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.

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: