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

School Counselor - Bishop O’Connell High School is seeking a full-time school counselor for the 2020 -2021 school year.  Applicants must have a Masters Degree in School Counseling or related field, 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 candidate should have knowledge of using data in a comprehensive school counseling program, work well in a team, and have a desire for continued professional development.  Experience in college counseling preferred.  Read more about this position HERE. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and 3 professional references to Meghan Lonergan, Dean of Mission, at employment@bishopoconnell.org.
Math Teaching Position - Bishop O’Connell High School is accepting resumes for math teachers for the 2020 - 2021 school year. Highly qualified candidates will be qualified and prepared to teach courses in various subject areas up to and including calculus. Applicants should have a degree in mathematics. Teaching experience and/or education coursework is preferred.

On-call Substitute Teachers - Bishop O'Connell seeks individuals who are available to serve as on-call substitute teachers. College degree preferred; state police background check, TB test and Virtus training are required or all successful candidates. Interested individuals should send a resume to 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: