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Job Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in applying for a teaching position at Bishop Ireton High School. We believe that the process of finding qualified teachers who are seeking to make Ireton a home is a two-way street.  We look to provide applicants with as much information as possible in order to ensure that our mission and educational philosophy matches your own. Our website should give you an introduction to the challenging, spiritual, and personalized education that enables Bishop Ireton students to achieve success in high school and beyond. 
All of us at BI want our students to develop to their fullest potential. Our patron St. Francis de Sales writes, “Be who you are and be that well.” To that end, we are facilitators in recognizing, assembling, and integrating the critical components of a student’s education. We believe that finding the right teachers is paramount in giving our students the best opportunities to be successful.

Our vision is to inspire each and every student to grow in their Catholic faith through the love of God and one another. We are looking for energetic, passionate teachers who welcome the challenges of teaching and who can maintain a sense of perspective in their years here at BI. We are looking for teachers who demonstrate maturity, professionalism, creativity, and the ability to work in a collegiate environment.  Strong candidates display a consistent work ethic, pursue professional development opportunities, and understand that our profession is a ministry not merely a job.
In order to carry out our mission, we are looking for teachers who are committed to:
  • Integrating a Catholic and Salesian spirit into their subject matter while keeping St. Francis de Sales’ motto of “fortiter et suaviter” (firmly and gently) as a guiding beacon
  • Giving witness to Christ the Unique Teacher, in both their lives and teaching. As Fr. Brisson, founders of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales writes: “What greater thing in all the world…than to fashion souls. What is greater than to mold the morals of the young? More than any painter, more in genius than the greatest sculptor, is he whose art is to shape consciousness for good and form character who he can recreate in a student the image and likeness of God.”
  • Providing an environment which enables students to grow in their faith
  • Encouraging each student to attain true self-knowledge and a valid sense of self-worth as one created by God in his image
  • Providing a college preparatory curriculum that challenges and inspires each student to achieve individual excellence
Thank you for your interest in Bishop Ireton High School!
Current job opportunities are listed below. If you not see a position of interest, but would like to keep your resume on file, please fill out the application inquiry form. Click here to go to the Diocese of Arlington Office of Catholic Schools website.

Current Job Openings

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  • Associate Building Engineer

    Bishop Ireton High School, a Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory high school serving 800 students in Alexandria, seeks an Associate Building Engineer. The individual in this position utilizes advanced skills to perform complex preventive maintenance and corrective repair of buildings, industrial systems, vehicles, equipment and grounds. Working under limited supervision, this position monitors building system operations and performance, utilizing several trade skills such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting, roofing, heating and cooling. The Associate Building Engineer is a member of the Operations Department. This is a full-time, 12-month non-exempt position reporting to the Chief Plant Engineer.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
    • Complies with all applicable codes, regulations, governmental agency and Bishop Ireton High School directives related to building operations and work safety.
    • Inspects building systems including fire alarms, HVAC, and plumbing to ensure operation of equipment is within design capabilities and achieves environmental conditions prescribed by client.
    • Performs assigned repairs, emergency and preventive maintenance. Completes maintenance and repair records as required. Equipment includes cooling and heating system, pumps, cooling tower, lighting, electrical controls, plumbing, door hardware, and other base building equipment.
    • Reviews assigned work orders. Estimates time and materials needed to complete repair. Requests necessary materials and supplies to complete all tasks.
    • Maintains the building lighting system, including element and ballast repairs or replacements.
      Performs carpentry, furniture assembly and locksmith tasks as needed.
    • Performs small repairs to fit and finish of a modern office facility, to include touch-up painting, caulking, adjustments of suspended ceilings, minor sheet rock repair.
    • Responds quickly to emergency situations, summoning additional assistance as needed.
    • Periodically maintain 24/7 “on-call” status for after hour emergencies and snow removal. Arrange for coverage if unavailable.
    • Maintains a clean and organized work area, tool and equipment storage areas. Ensures tools, shop equipment and materials are cleaned, and maintained, including the necessary records and inventories.
    • Uses proper procedures when moving heavy items, wearing a back harness and looking out for obstacles.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
    • Ensures that the building is safe for all occupants if any unexpected incidents arise (slippery floors, broken glass, etc.). Be alert for and eliminate any safety hazards in the work-related area. Keep boxes, electrical cords, plugs, etc. in a safe manner and out of traffic to eliminate tripping, fire hazard, etc.
    • Takes responsibility for personal safety and the safety of those who are affected by the work. Participates in all OSHA-related programs & activities as required, including incident investigations, interviews, auditing and assessment, etc.
    • Reports any conditions which could result in an accident or injury and/or stop work if required.
    The ideal candidate will demonstrate:
    • A commitment to maintaining the building and systems of the school at a high level.
    • A thorough understanding of, and commitment to, safety protocols.
    • Respect for all individuals on campus and the faith-based work environment.
    • A strong knowledge in performing HVAC troubleshooting repairs.
    Working Environment: Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined above, in addition to the following:
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to see, talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, night vision,color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The job is performed for the most part in a school setting with frequent responsibilities outside, even in inclement weather. The noise level is that of a typical school setting.
    • Knowledge and 3+ years relevant experience with HVAC troubleshooting and performing repairs per factory and government requirements and standards, rough carpentry, painting, simple plumbing and electrical work, and basic equipment and facility repairs. Certifications/licenses as may be required by local or state jurisdictions.
    • Universal CFC Type II certification required per EPA as a minimum requirement to work on equipment at this location.
    • Uses personal computer and/or PDA for work order system, email, facilities management software/tools, and training. Basic skills with Microsoft Office.
    • Strong time management skills; proficient at working on multiple projects at once with shifting priorities
    • Shows resilience in the face of constraints, frustrations or adversity
    • Provides reliable follow-up and consistently meets deadlines
    • Demonstrates attention to detail
    • Comprehends and interprets instructions, short correspondence, and memos and asks clarifying questions to ensure understanding.  Able to write routine reports and correspondence. Able to respond to common inquiries or complaints from clients, co-workers, and/or supervisor.
    • Solves practical problems and deals with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. This position requires intermediate analytical skills.
    • Must speak fluent English.
    • Additional certifications or training in one or more of the following: electrical, mechanical, HVAC and refrigeration systems, process controls, mechanical power transmissions, painting, plumbing, carpentry or engine repair.
    • Experience working in a school environment
    • High School Diploma (or equivalent)
    • Two-year trade school certificate emphasizing HVAC, electrical, plumbing, life safety and building control systems preferred.
    Terms of Employment
    • Full-time, FLSA Non-Exempt, 12-month employee
    • Hours subject to responsibilities of position and frequently requires evening and weekend duty
    • Background check and Virtus training
    Start Date:      Immediately
    Salary:             Competitive and commensurate with experience
    Contact:          We invite qualified candidates to consider becoming part of our community by submitting a cover letter, current resume and three professional references by email to
    About Bishop Ireton
    Bishop Ireton, a Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory high school in historic Alexandria, Virginia, began its proud heritage of academic excellence in 1964. The school offers a challenging environment and outstanding quality of life, both in academics and co-curricular activities, with a three-tiered focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), humanities and fine arts. The spirit of community service and giving back is central to the school’s mission. Bishop Ireton’s quality is reflected in its distinguished faculty and staff, who take great pride in seeing every graduate head to college - often to the most prestigious universities and service academies.
  • Religion Teacher

    Bishop Ireton High School, a Catholic high school in Alexandria, Virginia, has a February 1, 2020 opening for a Religion Teacher for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Successful candidates will:

    • Be energetic, passionate teachers who welcome the challenges of the classroom.
    • Demonstrate professionalism in a collaborative environment.
    • Have strong communication skills.
    • Possess a bachelor's degree; master's degree preferred.
    • Possess or be willing to obtain a Virginia teaching license or VCEA license
    Specific Jobs/Requirements:

    Qualified candidates will possess a bachelor's degree in Theology or Religious Studies; a master's degree from a Catholic college or university is preferred. Practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church and comprehensive knowledge of the teachings of the Catholic Church and relevant USCCB curriculum guidelines required. 2 years teaching experience a plus. Candidates will teach within the USCCB curriculum guidelines, working in collaboration with the Religion Department, campus ministry, administration, and other constituents to enhance Catholic Identity and build the Body of Christ through classroom instruction, liturgy and service projects; and support the mission of the school in word and deed.

    Interested candidates should send an email including a cover letter, current resume and three professional references to Mrs. Tina Becker, Manager of Administrative Services, at
    Bishop Ireton is a Catholic, college preparatory school serving students from across the Washington Metropolitan area in grades 9 through 12. Bishop Ireton was founded in 1964 by the Diocese of Arlington and staffed by the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales. As a Salesian community of scholarship and service, Bishop Ireton challenges students to Advance Always in the love of God and one another. Graduates matriculate at the highest ranking national and international colleges and universities.

Employment at Bishop Ireton High School

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