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 Bishop 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.

Be who you are and be that well

All of us at Bishop Ireton 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 Bishop Ireton. 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

If you do not see a position of interest, but would like to keep your resume on file, please fill out the application inquiry form. For more information go to the Diocese of Arlington Office of Catholic Schools website.

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  • Principal

    Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, Virginia seeks candidates for the position of Principal, with an  official start date of July 1, 2021. 

    Position: Principal 
    Reports to: Head of School 

    Position Summary 

    The Principal is the director of instruction and chief academic officer of the school. The Principal reports  directly to the Head of School and has primary responsibility for the daily operation of academic and  student activity functions, with particular emphasis on curriculum and instruction. In coordination with  other members of school leadership, the Principal participates fully in the life of the school, engaging  faculty, staff, students, and parents in ways that reflect the Bishop Ireton commitment to education,  service, and the Catholic faith. With an awareness of current educational trends and forecasts, the  Principal is expected to maintain and lead the continual evolution of a relevant and cutting-edge 21st century curriculum, incorporating the mission for the school as set forth by the Diocese of Arlington and  the Head of School working with the Board of Governors. 

    Duties and Responsibilities 

    School Leadership/Administration: 
    • The Principal assists the Head of School in providing personal and visible leadership and strong  teamwork for faculty, staff, students, and families 
    • Works with the Head of School and senior staff to facilitate collaborative relationships that model  and promote the Bishop Ireton’s Catholic identity and mission  
    • Manages and has supervisory responsibility for all faculty and academic council, as well as staff in  student life and counseling 
    • Works with Head of School to hire and maintain a qualified and effective faculty and student life  staff 
    • Works with the Head of School to share the responsibilities of representational leadership at  school events throughout the school year  
    • Provides oversight of academic department budgets and student life budget 

    • Serves as school leader in development and implementation of curricular and co-curricular  programs and activities, ensuring the rigor, relevance, and student-centered nature of instructional  strategies in a college preparatory setting 
    • Responsible for faculty professional development and faculty utilization of the school’s online education information system (Blackbaud) 
    • Heads the school re-accreditation committee and implements recommendations for instruction and  curriculum

    Student Life: 
    • Serves as the school leader in the development and implementation of extra-curricular programs  and activities to support the development of every student 
    • Provides leadership in the enforcement of the school code of conduct and support in serious  student disciplinary actions and situations regarding campus, community, and student safety 

    • Be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church  
    • Be deeply committed to the development of the faith life of students and faculty; dedicated to the ministry of Catholic education 
    • Minimum 5 years classroom teaching experience 
    • Minimum 5 years educational administrative experience, preferably in a Catholic school • Experience with curriculum development at the high school level 
    • Master’s Degree in School Administration from an accredited university approved by the State of  Virginia or a Master’s Degree in another academic area and completion of the following graduate  courses: School Law, Evaluation of Instruction and Curriculum, Special Education, School Finance  and Educational Leadership from a state approved program and successful completion of the School  Leadership Assessment (SLA).  
    • Holds appropriate Virginia Administration and Supervision Certification or be eligible to obtain this  certification within three years of hire.  
    • Exemplifies the highest level of professionalism, integrity, and respect for others in all circumstances • Excellent collaborative, analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
    • Ability to skillfully utilize the school’s administrative, instructional and assessment technology  platforms and programs 
    • Must meet all Principal Qualifications as outlined by the Diocese of Arlington 


    Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically via one email to tina.becker@bishopireton.org the following materials:  

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Application review begins in February 2021.