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

Associate Activities Director - Bishop O’Connell High School is accepting resumes for the position of Associate Activities Director. The successful candidate must be able to multi-task and be experienced in scheduling, record-keeping, budgeting and school event planning. This individual will have direct responsibility and oversight for a broad range of student activities, including extracurriculars and field trips. Strong interpersonal skills are required to develop and maintain effective working relationships with all members of the community, including faculty, students, and parents. A bachelor's degree or equivalent experience is required. Supervisory experience and experience working in school settings are preferred. Candidates should have experience in scheduling, utilizing various technology platforms and have strong verbal/written communication skills. Compensation will be based on qualifications and experience. Please submit a cover letter and resume and three professional references to Meghan Lonergan, Dean of Mission at employment@bishopoconnell.org.

Part-Time Registered Nurse - Bishop O’Connell High School seeks a part-time Registered Nurse to join its Health Services Team. The qualified candidate should be a graduate from an accredited nursing program, licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia and in good standing with the Virginia Board of Nursing.  In addition, an Active Basic Life Support BLS CPR/AED for Healthcare Providers certification with hands‐on training is required, as is a minimum of three years of clinical experience, with at least one-year of experience in a pediatric, public health or school setting preferred. The ideal candidate is able to exchange accurate information with parent, students and other health professionals, has the ability to make good judgments and quick decisions, and displays a high degree of discretion and confidentiality. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel, is desirable, as is knowledge of Magnus electronic medical records. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Bernadette Berset, MSN, RN, NCSN (bberset@bishopoconnell.org). 

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: