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

We are currently searching for friendly, flexible, energetic, motivated, and professional persons who have interest in education to work as substitute teachers with students of all high school levels. If you are this person, we are interested in you becoming part of our team.

Head of School - Read more about our search for a new Head of School...

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.

Campus Ministry - Administrative Professional - Bishop O’Connell High School has an opening for a full-time administrative professional to support the Chaplain and the Campus Ministry program. The successful candidate must be able to multi-task and be experienced in scheduling, record-keeping, budgeting and school event planning. This individual will directly support the Chaplain as well as provide administrative support for retreats, other campus ministry events, and the Christian Service program.  Additional responsibilities include general office management, liturgical support, and coordination and supervision of the Café Vaticano student lounge. Strong interpersonal skills are required to develop and maintain effective working relationships with all members of the community, including faculty, students, and parents. A four year college degree is required. Minimum of three years’ experience in office management, knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, database management, and email/internet usage is required. Experience in school administration, scheduling and strong verbal/written communication skills are preferred. This is a full-time, 10-month hourly position. 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.

Manager of Annual Giving – Bishop O’Connell seeks a dynamic fundraising professional to join the school’s advancement team as the Manager of Annual Giving. The Manager of Annual Giving is responsible for planning and executing a comprehensive strategic Annual Giving program to achieve annual operational fundraising goals. Some key responsibilities include: personally conducting solicitation visits with qualified leadership prospects, managing a portfolio of leadership prospects, creating annual giving messaging for direct mail, email and social media, and coordinating donor stewardship activities. Qualified candidates should have professional fundraising experience, a Bachelor’s degree or higher, excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, strong analytical skills, and knowledge of Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge. Read more about the position at https://www.bishopoconnell.org/uploaded/Advancement/Manager-AnnualGiving.pdf?1567613178927. Interested applicants should submit their resume via email to employment@bishopoconnell.org, and include “Manager of Annual Giving” in the subject line.

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: