Open Positions 

CHA is growing! We are seeking experienced, creative, and highly qualified Living Curriculum Teachers and Staff to join our team. Might this be you?

Please submit the following documents to the Human Resources office:

  • Cover letter (please state the position you are interested in)
  • Resume
  • Personal testimony regarding your faith in Jesus Christ

LEADERSHIP

Head of School

Founded in 1984, Christian Heritage Academy (CHA) was established on the firm foundation of Jesus Christ. Our Mission Statement commends us to provide not only an “exemplary education” but to also equip children “to be lifetime followers of Jesus Christ.”  This is the impetus for all we do at CHA.

The Head of School will provide inspirational and effective educational, spiritual, and organizational leadership for the school that builds upon our foundation and ensures a high quality education. He/She will inspire, motivate and empower all members of our community to carry the mission forward.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

The Head of School will lead in such a way that the following are characteristic of Christian Heritage Academy:

  • Expected student outcomes thoroughly addressed through educational and experiential programs.
  • Educational programs that develop students who have a biblical worldview and who are well prepared in all academic disciplines.
  • An academic program that is solid and designed to meet the needs of students.
  • Admission policies developed so that they coincide with the certification of teaching staff.
  • Clearly implemented channels of communication with staff, the school board and parent association.
  • A professional in-service program that is systemically reviewed and implemented for the academic and spiritual growth of the staff.
  • Leadership that is an agent for educational change and innovation.
  • Knowledge and due consideration of major current trends in education in general and Christian education in particular.
  • A strategic plan that is implemented and is reviewed annually.
  • An annual budget that is developed and managed on the basis of real cost-accounting principles.
  • Compensation packages that are in accordance with the corresponding positions and that recognize the worth of the staff in the school’s functioning.
  • Leadership decisions, relationships, and programs that are consistent with board policies.
  • Achievement and maintenance of accreditations.

 

EXPECTED OUTCOMES

  • Effectiveness educationally, spiritually, and professionally.
  • Staff recruitment that meets the professional standards of the school, with special attention given to diversity of staff as the school addresses the cultural, ethnic, and social issues within the community.
  • Learning experiences designed to enable students to reach their full potential in Christ.
  • Scripture taught as the revealed Word of God and truth, and appropriately integrated into the teaching and learning experience.
  • A community relationship that is positive, including presentations to groups to inform them about the contributions of Christian schooling to the public good.
  • Day-to-day operational practices that are a consistent model of integrity, efficiency, and accountability.
  • Evidence that the distinctive Christian education of its students is making a difference in their lives.
  • Meeting its operational objectives including a balanced budget through strong enrollment and fundraising.
Dean of Academics

The Dean of Academics provides leadership in the ongoing planning, development, evaluation, selection, and implementation of curriculum, instructional programs, and assessment to enhance student achievement and instructional excellence. The Dean has a growing relationship with Christ, is excellent in his/her field, and is capable of inspiring students to reach their God-given potential. He/she works closely with the Principal in planning, designing, and providing curricular oversight and professional development to teachers.

Requirements:

  1. A demonstrated commitment to the Christian faith as outlined in the Academy’s Statement of Faith and active participation in a local church congregation.
  2. A demonstrated heart for the advancement and development of Christian education and the mission of Christian Heritage Academy.
  3. A Master’s degree or higher in Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, or related field.
  4. Minimum of 5 years of experience in classroom teaching.
  5. Preferred 3 years of experience in a supervisory role in curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
  6. Familiarity or experience in Christian Education.
  7. Must have demonstrated ability and a heart for spiritual leadership and mentoring.
  8. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills.
  9. Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and strict deadlines.
  10. An ability to maintain discretion and absolute confidentiality in all matters.
  11. Ability to maintain a courteous and respectful attitude in all situations; desire and ability to work in a team-oriented environment in a collaborative, transparent, and solution-driven fashion.
  12. Proficiency in Google Suite and Microsoft Office programs, and familiarity with school data management systems.
Director of Early Education (start date: 5/3/21)

The Director of Early Education is responsible for providing leadership, coordination, and supervision of the school’s academic and curricular programs and services for Early Education (Age 2-Kindergarten).  Additionally, he/she effectively fulfills the responsibilities of STEAM/STEM Summer Camp Director, and has oversight of Extended Care.

Qualified candidates must have demonstrated leadership in an educational environment, and should hold a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood or primary education, preferably with a Master’s degree and at least 5 years of relevant classroom experience.  Candidates must be willing to pursue certification through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department, being certain to include a personal statement regarding faith in Jesus Christ and provide examples of biblical integration in an early childhood environment.

Requirements:

  1. A demonstrated commitment to the Christian faith as outlined in the Academy’s Statement of Faith and active participation in a local church congregation.
  2. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably with a major or certification in early childhood or primary education.
  3. A demonstrated heart for the mission of Christian Heritage Academy and the advancement and development of Christian education, along with a clear understanding of biblical integration across all subject areas and a passion for implementing it in an educational setting.
  4. Completion of or pursuit towards a Master’s degree in early childhood education or a related field.
  5. Preferred 5 or more years of relevant classroom experience.
  6. Demonstrated leadership in an educational environment, preferably in Early Education.
  7. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, including the ability to maintain a courteous and respectful attitude in all situations.
  8. An ability to maintain discretion and absolute confidentiality.
  9. The ability and desire to work in a team-oriented environment in a supportive, transparent, and solution-driven fashion.
  10. Proficiency in G Suite, Microsoft Office programs, and other applicable software.

FACULTY

Lower School Teachers (Grades 3-5)

We are seeking experienced, creative, and flexible Lower School “Living Curriculum Teachers” who have a growing relationship with Christ, are excellent in their field, and are capable of inspiring students to reach their God-given potential. Living Curriculum teachers demonstrate a love for the Lord, a love for learning, and a love for students. Qualified candidates should have a minimum of 2-3 years of relevant teaching experience, hold an Illinois Professional Educator’s License (PEL) with an endorsement in Elementary Education, and be willing to pursue ACSI certification.

Requirements:

  1. Follower of Jesus Christ, who seeks to live all of life under His Lordship.
  2. Spiritual maturity, with academic and leadership abilities that will enable him/her to teach all truth as God’s truth.
  3. Demonstrated heart for the mission of Christian Heritage Academy and the advancement of Christian education.
  4. Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from an accredited college or university.
  5. Illinois Professional Educator License with an endorsement for Elementary Education.
  6. An ability to maintain discretion and absolute confidentiality.
  7. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain a courteous and respectful attitude in all situations.
  8. The ability and desire to work in a team-oriented environment in a supportive, transparent and solution-driven fashion.
  9. Proficiency in Google Suite and Microsoft Office programs.

Interested candidates must submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Personal statement regarding faith in Jesus Christ
  • Explanation of biblical integration in a classroom teaching environment
Middle and Upper School Math Teacher

We are seeking an experienced, creative, and flexible Middle and Upper School “Living Curriculum” math teacher who has a growing relationship with Christ, is excellent in their field, and is capable of inspiring students to reach their God-given potential. Living Curriculum teachers demonstrate a love for the Lord, a love for learning, and a love for students. Qualified candidates should have a minimum of 2-3 years of relevant teaching experience, hold an Illinois Professional Educator’s License (PEL) with appropriate certification, and be willing to pursue ACSI certification. Interested candidates must submit both a resume and cover letter, being certain to include a personal statement regarding faith in Jesus Christ, and explain biblical integration in a classroom teaching environment.

Requirements:

  1. Follower of Jesus Christ, who seeks to live all of life under His Lordship.
  2. Spiritual maturity, with academic and leadership abilities that will enable him/her to teach all truth as God’s truth.
  3. Demonstrated heart for the mission of Christian Heritage Academy and the advancement of Christian education.
  4. Bachelor’s degree in Elementary or Secondary Education from an accredited college or university.
  5. Illinois Professional Educator License with a position-appropriate endorsement.
  6. An ability to maintain discretion and absolute confidentiality.
  7. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain a courteous and respectful attitude in all situations.
  8. The ability and desire to work in a team-oriented environment in a supportive, transparent and solution-driven fashion.
  9. Proficiency in Google Suite and Microsoft Office programs.

Interested candidates must submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Personal statement regarding faith in Jesus Christ
  • Explanation of biblical integration in a classroom teaching environment
Middle and Upper School Spanish Teacher

We are seeking an experienced, creative, and flexible Middle and Upper School “Living Curriculum Teacher” who has a growing relationship with Christ, is excellent in their field, and is capable of inspiring students to reach their God-given potential. Living Curriculum teachers demonstrate a love for the Lord, a love for learning, and a love for students. Qualified candidates should have a minimum of 2-3 years of relevant teaching experience, hold an Illinois Professional Educator’s License (PEL) with appropriate certification, and be willing to pursue ACSI certification. Interested candidates must submit both a resume and cover letter, being certain to include a personal statement regarding faith in Jesus Christ, and explain biblical integration in a classroom teaching environment.

Requirements:

  1. Follower of Jesus Christ, who seeks to live all of life under His Lordship.
  2. Spiritual maturity, with academic and leadership abilities that will enable him/her to teach all truth as God’s truth.
  3. Demonstrated heart for the mission of Christian Heritage Academy and the advancement of Christian education.
  4. Bachelor’s degree in Elementary or Secondary Education from an accredited college or university.
  5. Illinois Professional Educator License with a position-appropriate endorsement.
  6. An ability to maintain discretion and absolute confidentiality.
  7. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain a courteous and respectful attitude in all situations.
  8. The ability and desire to work in a team-oriented environment in a supportive, transparent and solution-driven fashion.
  9. Proficiency in Google Suite and Microsoft Office programs.

Interested candidates must submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Personal statement regarding faith in Jesus Christ
  • Explanation of biblical integration in a classroom teaching environment
Middle and Upper School Science Teacher

We are seeking an experienced, creative, and flexible Middle and Upper School “Living Curriculum Teacher” who has a growing relationship with Christ, is excellent in their field, and is capable of inspiring students to reach their God-given potential. Living Curriculum teachers demonstrate a love for the Lord, a love for learning, and a love for children. The ideal candidate must demonstrate the ability to teach chemistry and middle school science classes.

Qualified candidates should have a minimum of 2-3 years of relevant teaching experience, hold an Illinois Professional Educator’s License (PEL) with appropriate certification, and be willing to pursue ACSI certification. Interested candidates must submit both a resume and cover letter, being certain to include a personal statement regarding faith in Jesus Christ, and explain biblical integration in a classroom teaching environment.

Requirements:

  1. Follower of Jesus Christ, who seeks to live all of life under His Lordship.
  2. Spiritual maturity, with academic and leadership abilities that will enable him/her to teach all truth as God’s truth.
  3. Demonstrated heart for the mission of Christian Heritage Academy and the advancement of Christian education.
  4. Bachelor’s degree in Elementary or Secondary Education from an accredited college or university.
  5. Illinois Professional Educator License with a position-appropriate endorsement.
  6. An ability to maintain discretion and absolute confidentiality.
  7. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain a courteous and respectful attitude in all situations.
  8. The ability and desire to work in a team-oriented environment in a supportive, transparent and solution-driven fashion.
  9. Proficiency in Google Suite and Microsoft Office programs.

Interested candidates must submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Personal statement regarding faith in Jesus Christ
  • Explanation of biblical integration in a classroom teaching environment
Middle and Upper School Bible Teacher and Student Discipleship

The MS/US Bible Teacher and Student Discipleship position provides spiritual, educational, and relational leadership for MS/US students. General areas of responsibility include teaching Bible courses; directing chapel programs; and overseeing all discipleship and mentoring initiatives.

Requirements

  1. The teacher shall be one who has received Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and who seeks to live all of life under His Lordship.
  2. Shall be a person of spiritual maturity with communication and leadership abilities that will enable him/her to teach all truth as God’s truth.
  3. A demonstrated heart for the Mission of Christian Heritage Academy and the advancement and development of Christian education along with a clear understanding of biblical integration across all subject areas and a passion for implementing it in an educational setting.
  4. A Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies, Youth Ministry, or Theology.
  5. Minimum of 5 years of experience in student ministry.
  6. An ability to maintain discretion and absolute confidentiality.
  7. Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain a courteous and respectful attitude in all situations.
  8. The ability and desire to work in a team-oriented environment in a supportive, transparent and solution-driven fashion.
  9. Proficiency in G Suite and Microsoft Office (especially Excel and Word).

Interested candidates must submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Personal statement regarding faith in Jesus Christ
  • Explanation of biblical integration in a classroom teaching environment
Middle and Upper School Art Teacher (Part Time, .5 FTE)

We are seeking an experienced, creative, and flexible Middle and Upper School “Living Curriculum Teacher” who has a growing relationship with Christ, is excellent in their field, and is capable of inspiring students to reach their God-given potential. Living Curriculum teachers demonstrate a love for the Lord, a love for learning, and a love for students. Qualified candidates should have a minimum of 2-3 years of relevant teaching experience, hold an Illinois Professional Educator’s License (PEL) with appropriate certification, and be willing to pursue ACSI certification. Interested candidates must submit both a resume and cover letter, being certain to include a personal statement regarding faith in Jesus Christ, and explain biblical integration in a classroom teaching environment.

Requirements:

  1. Follower of Jesus Christ, who seeks to live all of life under His Lordship.
  2. Spiritual maturity, with academic and leadership abilities that will enable him/her to teach all truth as God’s truth.
  3. Demonstrated heart for the mission of Christian Heritage Academy and the advancement of Christian education.
  4. Bachelor’s degree in Elementary or Secondary Education from an accredited college or university.
  5. Illinois Professional Educator License with a position-appropriate endorsement.
  6. An ability to maintain discretion and absolute confidentiality.
  7. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain a courteous and respectful attitude in all situations.
  8. The ability and desire to work in a team-oriented environment in a supportive, transparent and solution-driven fashion.
  9. Proficiency in Google Suite and Microsoft Office programs.

Interested candidates must submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Personal statement regarding faith in Jesus Christ
  • Explanation of biblical integration in a classroom teaching environment
Middle and Upper School History Teacher

We are seeking an experienced, creative, and flexible Middle and Upper School “Living Curriculum Teacher” who has a growing relationship with Christ, is excellent in their field, and is capable of inspiring students to reach their God-given potential. Living Curriculum teachers demonstrate a love for the Lord, a love for learning, and a love for students. Qualified candidates should have a minimum of 2-3 years of relevant teaching experience, hold an Illinois Professional Educator’s License (PEL) with an endorsement in Secondary Education, and be willing to pursue ACSI certification. Interested candidates must submit both a resume and cover letter, being certain to include a personal statement regarding faith in Jesus Christ, and explain biblical integration in a classroom teaching environment.

Requirements:

  1. Follower of Jesus Christ, who seeks to live all of life under His Lordship.
  2. Spiritual maturity, with academic and leadership abilities that will enable him/her to teach all truth as God’s truth.
  3. Demonstrated heart for the mission of Christian Heritage Academy and the advancement of Christian education.
  4. Bachelor’s degree in Elementary or Secondary Education from an accredited college or university.
  5. Illinois Professional Educator License with position-appropriate endorsement.
  6. An ability to maintain discretion and absolute confidentiality.
  7. Excellent communications and interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain a courteous and respectful attitude in all situations.
  8. The ability and desire to work in a team-oriented environment in a supportive, transparent and solution-driven fashion.
  9. Proficiency in Google Suite and Microsoft Office programs.

Interested candidates must submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Personal statement regarding faith in Jesus Christ
  • Explanation of biblical integration in a classroom teaching environment
General Music Teacher (Grades K-8)

Ideal candidates should hold a PEL with endorsement in General Music Education, preferably with 2-3 years of experience. The General Music Teacher provides comprehensive instruction in the musical elements of melody, harmony, rhythm, and form in different contexts, with increasing depth and breadth at each successive grade; creates consistent learning experiences which engage in singing, moving, listening, performing, composing/improvising, and reading/writing (literacy) music. Knowledge of Orff, Kodaly and recorder preferred.

Requirements:

  1. Follower of Jesus Christ, who seeks to live all of life under His Lordship.
  2. Spiritual maturity, with academic and leadership abilities that will enable him/her to teach all truth as God’s truth.
  3. Demonstrated heart for the mission of Christian Heritage Academy and the advancement of Christian education.
  4. Bachelor’s degree in General Music Education from an accredited college or university.
  5. Illinois Professional Educator License with position-appropriate endorsement.
  6. An ability to maintain discretion and absolute confidentiality.
  7. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain a courteous and respectful attitude in all situations.
  8. The ability and desire to work in a team-oriented environment in a supportive, transparent and solution-driven fashion.
  9. Proficiency in Google Suite and Microsoft Office programs.

Interested candidates must submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Personal statement regarding faith in Jesus Christ
  • Explanation of biblical integration in a classroom teaching environment
Instrumental Band Teacher (Grades 4-12, Part Time, .5 FTE)

Ideal candidates should hold a PEL with endorsement in Instrumental Music Education, preferably with 2-3 years of experience in directing a band and strings program for grades 4-12. This part-time position provides instruction to band and string students in sectionals and rehearsals, and organizes/leads concerts and music-related events in cooperation with other music teachers.

Requirements:

  1. Follower of Jesus Christ, who seeks to live all of life under His Lordship.
  2. Spiritual maturity, with academic and leadership abilities that will enable him/her to teach all truth as God’s truth.
  3. Demonstrated heart for the mission of Christian Heritage Academy and the advancement of Christian education.
  4. Bachelor’s degree in  Music Education from an accredited college or university.
  5. Illinois Professional Educator License with position-appropriate endorsement.
  6. An ability to maintain discretion and absolute confidentiality.
  7. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain a courteous and respectful attitude in all situations.
  8. The ability and desire to work in a team-oriented environment in a supportive, transparent, and solution-driven fashion.
  9. Proficiency in Google Suite and Microsoft Office programs.

Interested candidates must submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Personal statement regarding faith in Jesus Christ
  • Explanation of biblical integration in a classroom teaching environment

STAFF / SUPPORT ROLES

Administrative Assistant to Academics (12-month position)

The administrative assistant provides day-to-day operational support and project assistance to the Principal and academics leadership team, and assists with special projects or supports other personnel as assigned by the Principal. Qualified candidates must be able to maintain discretion and absolute confidentiality in all matters. This full-time position is eligible for health insurance and a tuition discount of 75% for child(ren) enrolled at CHA.

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter, being certain to include a personal testimony of faith in Christ.

Requirements

  1. A demonstrated commitment to the Christian faith as outlined in the Academy’s Statement of Faith and active participation in a local church congregation.
  2. A demonstrated heart for the advancement and development of Christian education and the Mission of Christian Heritage Academy.
  3. A Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree, preferably with a major in business administration or education.
  4. Strong organizational or administrative skills, with the ability to handle multiple projects and meet strict deadlines.
  5. Excellent communications and interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain a courteous and respectful attitude in all situations.
  6. The ability and desire to work in a team-oriented environment in a supportive, transparent and solution-driven fashion.
  7. Proficiency in Microsoft, Google Suite, and other applicable software.
Lunchtime Supervisor (M-F, 11:15 AM-1:30 PM)

Immediate openings for attentive lunchtime supervisors to keep our lunchroom and playground safe for our students. Candidates must be able to carry out logistical tasks and responsibilities efficiently, as well as contribute to a positive and safe environment through effective communication and interpersonal skills.  The stipend is $30 per day. If you have any questions about this position, please email Cornelia Leonovich.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Actively engage students in meeting clear behavior expectations in the lunchroom and on the playground/field. Ensure adherence of playground guidelines.
  2. Stay alert and attentive; maintain safety at all times. Move around to keep students in sight and socially distanced, and ensure all areas inside and outside are supervised.
  3. Carry out all logistical tasks and responsibilities efficiently and effectively. Ensure lunchroom is set up for lunchtime, tables and chairs are wiped down between shifts, and lunchroom is thoroughly cleaned after lunchtime.
  4. Contribute to a positive environment; demonstrate well-developed communication and interpersonal skills when interacting with all stakeholders, including other lunchtime staff.
  5. Report safety concerns and injuries to School Nurse, Lunchroom Coordinator, and Social Worker. Exhibit preparedness and leadership if injury occurs and follow accident reporting procedures if applicable.
  6. Adhere to the detailed schedule and facilitate the movements of student groups from one location to the other.
Substitute Teacher

The role of a substitute teacher is to be a competent, temporary replacement for the classroom teacher. In addition to a personal faith in Jesus Christ, prospective candidates should hold a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Education, and have experience working with children in an educational setting. Qualified candidates must be able to manage a classroom, actively engage with the students, and have a willingness to follow the plans established by the classroom teacher. The pay rate is $13.00 per hour.

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Join the CHA Team

CHA faculty and staff are dedicated Christians committed to helping students develop a firm foundation of faith while offering an excellent education that prepares them for college and beyond.

Colleagues meet together regularly for prayer and encouragement, developing rich relationships along the way. In fact, in a Fall 2020 survey, 97% of employees described their relationship with their supervisor as “strong/very strong” and 93% of employees rated their relationship with their colleagues as “strong/very strong.” There is great joy and satisfaction found in shared mission and the collaboration at Christian Heritage Academy!

Additionally, full-time employees are eligible for a benefits package which includes a 75% tuition discount for their children. With steadily growing enrollment, we are adding many positions. Apply today!

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Established in 1984, Christian Heritage Academy (CHA)  is a preschool-Grade 12, college preparatory school, founded on the firm foundation of Jesus Christ. Our Mission Statement commends us to provide an exemplary education and to equip students to be lifetime followers of Jesus Christ.

CHA is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), and ranked #1 Best Christian High School in Illinois and #10 Private K-12 School in Illinois by Niche.com

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  1. Follower of Jesus Christ, who seeks to live all of life under His Lordship.
  2. Spiritual maturity, with academic and leadership abilities that will enable him/her to teach all truth as God’s truth.
  3. A demonstrated commitment to the Christian faith as outlined in the Academy’s Statement of Faith and active participation in a local church congregation.
  4. A demonstrated heart for the advancement and development of Christian education and the mission of Christian Heritage Academy.
  5. Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  6. Minimum of 2-3 years of classroom teaching or relevant experience.
  7. Demonstrated leadership and innovation in an educational environment.
  8. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to maintain a courteous and respectful attitude in all situations.
  9. An ability to maintain discretion and absolute confidentiality.
  10. The ability and desire to work in a team-oriented environment in a supportive, transparent, and solution-driven fashion.
  11. All teaching candidates must be willing to pursue certification through ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International).
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