You do not need to be certified to be hired, but you do need to start working toward certification at a rate of 6 semester credits per year. You have a choice of Virginia licensure or the VCEA (Virginia Catholic Education Association) license. For a VCEA license we require 6 credits in education, 6 credits within the past 5 years, technology competency, and CPR/First Aid/AED certificate. You are required to be eligible for a VCEA license by the end of your first year.
To be hired at one of our schools you are required to complete and submit all paperwork listed on our website at this link - /catholicschools/employment.aspx.
Regarding your references, we do understand that many applicants do not want their current employers to know they are looking for a new position until they receive an offer. Therefore, for professional references please ask previous employers or supervisors. If you have done volunteer work, you can also ask a supervisor for a professional reference. We require two professional references.
For the pastor/clergy reference, it is not absolutely necessary to get the reference from your pastor, but it must be from a priest that can verify that you are a Catholic in good standing with the Church.
Once an application arrives in our office, we date it and keep it on file for a year. If you would like to keep your application file active for a longer period of time, please contact us before the year is up and we will re-date your application and keep it for another year.
All teachers must have certification even if they only work part time.
Substitutes do not apply through the Diocese; they apply directly to the schools they substitute for. Please contact the schools in which you have an interest. Subs will be required to present proof of a current negative TB test and most likely be asked to submit a resume and references. If they have not already gone through the background check process, that will need to be done as well.
Most principals start interviewing and hiring February through June, although sometimes that can be extended through the summer.
Yes, if you have your application paperwork submitted to the Office of Catholic Schools, please contact any of our schools regarding their openings and let them know that you are in the application process and are interested in their openings.
Virginia requires 180 points for renewal. These points must be accumulated within the past 5 years by way of college coursework and/or professional development. New requirements for renewal include a copy of your CPR/First Aid/AED certificate and a certificate of completion of the Civics Module for those whose endorsement is MS of HS history, social studies, or economics. Please see the Virginia Department of Education website for full details.
We can accept unofficial transcripts or photocopies of transcripts for your application, but if hired, you will be required to submit official transcripts.
If you have changes to your application, you may email them to our office. Applications are kept on file for one year, so please call or email before a complete year has passed to have your file kept open for another year.
Nurses do not apply through our office; they apply directly to the schools. We post nursing positions with our other employment opportunities as a courtesy to our schools. Please contact the schools you have an interest in and they will give you their application if they have an opening.
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