Employment Opportunities

Welcome to the Bishop McNamara High School Online Employment Opportunities and Application Process. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Employment Office at Employment@bmhs.org.

Bishop McNamara High School, a college preparatory school in the Holy Cross tradition, exists to educate and to form young men and women in and through the Catholic faith. The school challenges its students to think with Christ: a thought animated by the gospel, manifested in service, and informed by academic excellence.

Bishop McNamara High School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability, or socioeconomic status.

Below are the Bishop McNamara High School employment opportunities available at this time.

Application for Employment

Applications for Employment for all positions should be completed online at Application for Employment

Director of Institutional Advancement

Position Description

The Director of Institutional Advancement is part of the Bishop McNamara Administrative Council and responsible for creating a vision, direction and an annual comprehensive Advancement plan in coordination with the President, Board of Directors and Advancement Committee. The Director should focus his/her time primarily soliciting major gift donors and prospects, and working with Board of Directors and Advancement staff to maximize major gift and planned giving potential. Duties of the Director of Advancement are organized into three areas: 1) solicitation, 2) program development, and; 3) program management.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Solicitation (50% of time)

  • Identify, cultivate and solicit potential major gift level donors annually ($1,000 minimum) as part of the Spes Unica Annual Fund and/or Capital/Endowment Giving Campaign (Note: We are currently in the midst of the Faith. Family. Future! 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign).
  • Develop strategies to promote, solicit and encourage parents to participate in annual giving.
  • Identify and solicit sponsors for fundraising events. Supervise such events.
  • Coordinate major gift and planned gift contacts by the President and Board and Advancement Committee members. Assist with solicitation visits as needed.
  • Identify, cultivate and secure new planned gift donors annually. Where possible, seek verbal or written documentation of the estimated value of planned gift commitments.
  • Prepare individual communication, cultivation and solicitation plans for each major gift donor/prospect to include gratitude phone calls, personal notes, invitations to special events, timing and approach of next cultivational contact or ask.
  • Develop, with the President and Advancement staff, strategies to engage the Board in the identification and solicitation of major gift and planned giving prospects.
  • Work with the Alumni Association to maximize alumni giving and participation.

Program Development (30% of time)

  • Prepare a comprehensive development plan that addresses annual appeals, special events, major gifts, sponsorships, Faith. Family. Future! Capital Campaign, and planned giving. Include an activity timeline.
  • Establish Advancement/Development goals with collaboration of the President, Board and Advancement Committee. Monitor progress in meeting goals against periodic benchmarks.
  • Supervise the creation of marketing materials and web site content to provide school information and to keep donors informed of opportunities to give.
  • Work with the President to prepare an annual major gifts plan or case statement and distribute promotion materials for major gift/planned donors.
  • Coordinate annual mail appeals. Prepare appeal letters and annual fund mailing package. Conduct, organize or assign telephone solicitation follow-up as appropriate.
  • Research, initiate contact with and prepare grant proposals to foundations. Involve administration and faculty in determining needs for grant proposals.

Program Management (20% of time)

  • Prepare the annual Development income and expense budget in collaboration with the President and Board.
  • Monitor major gift progress reports that include # of contacts and results; # of major donors by category ($1,000 - $2,499; $2,500 - $4,999, etc.), # of major donors by constituent group (Board members, Parents, Alumni, Corporations, Foundations, Friends, etc.); major donors by giving interest (unrestricted annual giving, endowment, capital equipment, etc.).
  • Enter Call Reports into computer of personal contacts made that describe significant family, education, asset and personal/giving interest information learned from donors during visits and phone conversations.
  • Manage and oversee Advancement Office staff members.
  • Attend weekly Administrative Team meetings to facilitate good communication between the Advancement Office and the school Administration.


  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Commitment to the mission and charism of Holy Cross, Catholic education and Bishop McNamara High School.
  • Five years of Advancement experience with a progressive track record of success.
  • Experience soliciting major gifts of $10,000 or more.
  • Experience developing and implementing annual giving, major gift, planned giving, grants, and public relations programs.
  • Ability to manage the Advancement staff and establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse personalities.
  • Experience making effective presentations before groups.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently, make good decisions, and solve problems when they arise.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team.
  • A record of meeting deadlines.
  • High energy; self-motivated; a sense of urgency.
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Windows and Office environment (Word, Excel, Outlook) and donor database software.
  • Safe driving record; current vehicle insurance; ability to use personal vehicle for business.
  • Must be able to pass criminal background check.

Working Conditions

Work is performed typically in an office environment and involves frequent use of a computer and telephones. Will drive to perform work with donors in the community. May require occasional travel out-of-town.

To Apply

Interested applicants can email a cover letter indicating reasons for seeking the position and qualifications to school president, Dr. Marco Clark at Marco.Clark@bmhs.org. The goal is to fill the position by July 1, 2017. Salary commensurate with experience.

After School Program Assistant


The After School Program Assistant monitors student activity to account for the presence and whereabouts of all students remaining on campus who are not a part of a sanctioned after-school activity. This may include a sports team, fine arts activity or a club monitored by an adult. Duties also include helping students with homework, projects or other endeavors. Program Assistants, in addition to accounting for the whereabouts our students, should help keep them on task so they can finish their work in the time assigned. This might require going over instructions with students, mediating disagreements, and reminding students to quiet down or concentrate on completing their homework. Because Program Assitants must also be vigilant about the safety of all students, some first aid and CPR training is preferred.

Program staff must enjoy working with school aged teens. They are responsible for ensuring the safety of all students in the program, interacting with students and their families, working independently as well as with a team, and creating an enriching and safe environment. The candidate must have a positive attitude and serve as a role model to participants in the program.

The candidate must also be able to assist students with the completion of their homework. Areas of study include one or more the following: Mathematics (algebra, geometry and trigonometry), Science (biology, physics, chemistry), foreign language (Spanish, French, Arabic, Latin, American Sign Language), Literature, Theology and Computer Science. Other talents brought to the table may be considered for special programs.

This position is ideal for someone who is looking to work a few hours in the afternoon, is creative, child oriented, responsible, and dedicated. The candidate must also be willing to be assertive and firm when interacting with students who are in their formative years and have ideas and opinions which may differ from those in authority.


This person must be able to work at 5 days a week from 3:00 p.m. until at least 6:00 p.m. (you may be required to stay later if parents arrive after 6:00 pm.) A college level degree is required (Associates degree or Bachelor of Arts). A background in education and/or college course in education (either completed or in progress) are preferred but not required. Child care work experience is preferred but not required. CPR certification is preferred. Fingerprinting is required.


Please submit the online Application for Employment along with a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references.

Physics Teacher


Bishop McNamara High School seeks a full time Science Teacher who could teach Honors Conceptual Physics, and Physics at the college preparatory and the Advanced Placement level.

You will collaborate with an innovative team of physics teachers, to plan engaging instruction rooted in experimental design, problem-solving, and hands-on learning. By teaching five classes, you will help students connect with their passion for scientific exploration, within a technology-rich learning environment. Just as you are committed to the growth of your students, the school will support your learning through a mentoring program, instructional coaching, and funding for professional development.

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S./B.A. in science or mathematics, preferably in physics
  • Demonstrated expertise with teaching strategies that are effective for students on all skill levels
  • Committed to student development in alignment with the Catholic Holy Cross tradition of education

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching in the sciences, preferably in a high school
  • Training and experience with A.P. Physics curriculum
  • Experience teaching in a 1:1 iPad environment
  • Ability to differentiate instruction based on learner profile
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Experience using G Suite for Education (Google Apps) and other educational technology
  • Experience with maker-centered pedagogy and tools such as Raspberry Pi, MaKey MaKey, 3-D printing
  • B.A., M.A. or M.Ed. in education

To Apply

Interested candidates should complete an Application for Employment. Any questions should be directed to Denise Kazimer, Science Department Chair, at denise.kazimer@bmhs.org or Dr. Nigel Traylor, Academic Dean, at nigel.traylor@bmhs.org

Spanish Teacher


Bishop McNamara High School seeks a full-time Modern and Classical Languages teacher who will teach Spanish courses beginning August 2017. The Spanish courses stress the audio-lingual approach with continued emphasis on conversation, reading, listening, and writing. Following a review of material studied in the first year of the language, students continue the study of Spanish by increasing their vocabulary and developing an understanding of and ability to produce more complex structural patterns. Students also acquire a deeper insight into Spanish-speaking cultures and civilizations.


  • Must hold at least a bachelor’s degree in education or language. Masters preferred.
  • Teaching experience in secondary education strongly preferred.
  • Must possess strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Must be bilingual and a flexible team player.
  • Must have a heart for students and be open to the Catholic Holy Cross tradition of education.

To Apply

Interested candidates should complete an online Application for Employment. Any questions should be directed to Luis Duclos, Modern & Classical Languages Department Chair (luis.duclos@bmhs.org) or Dr. Nigel Traylor, Academic Dean (nigel.traylor@bmhs.org).

English Teacher


The English department is currently seeking a full-time teacher to join their team beginning August 2017. This person will teach five sections of English, to include courses in American Literature & Composition (Grade 11), British Literature & Composition (Grade 12), and/or other courses as needed by the department. Members of the English department work collaboratively and model life-long learning for their students. Salary and benefits are competitive with other Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.


The successful candidate will have teaching experience, an English degree, and a willingness to serve students of all ability levels.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to:

  • facilitate inquiry that deepens the study of literature and the humanities;
  • design curriculum that engages students through multiple entry points into course topics;
  • connect with students and foster their love a reading, writing, and learning;
  • scaffold instruction and support learners with varying needs and strengths; and
  • utilize technology to expand students’ range of learning opportunities.


Please submit the online Application for Employment along with a cover letter, resume, and a list of references. Please contact Charles Shryock, IV (charles.shryock@bmhs.org), Director of Professional Development, or Patrice Wolfe (patrice.wolfe@bmhs.org), English Department Chair, with questions regarding this position.

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6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747
Phone: 301.735.8401
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