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.
Director of Finance and Operations

Established in 1984, Christian Heritage Academy (CHA) was founded 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.

We are seeking an experienced Director of Finance and Operations (DFO) to join our growing school. CHA offers an exemplary education with a biblical worldview for preschool through high school, and equips students to be lifetime followers of Jesus Christ.

The DFO is responsible for the financial and operational oversight of the school, including financial transactions, bond financing, budgeting, and compliance matters, as well as building and grounds improvements, technology infrastructure, and safety. The DFO also has oversight of the annual external audit process of financial statements and other financial projects such as the financial aid process, financial policy setting, and insurance policy management. This is a year-round position.

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 degree from an accredited college or university, with a major or concentration in business, accounting or a related field, preferably with an MBA, CPA license, or public accounting experience.
  4. A minimum combined 7 years of experience in finance and/or operations. Supervisory experience is required. Security experience is a plus.
  5. Proficiency in Google Suite, Microsoft Office programs, and video conferencing platforms, preferably with experience in tuition management system or school data information system.
  6. An ability to maintain discretion and absolute confidentiality in all matters, and the capacity to meet strict deadlines.
  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.

FACULTY

Learning Resource Specialist (Grades K-12, Full Time)

The primary function of the resource teacher is to serve students whose learning needs differ from or exceed what can be offered in a traditional classroom setting. The resource teacher/learning specialist will help in assessing and addressing the learning needs of students. In addition to providing small group or individual instruction as needed, the resource teacher will supplement or remediate classroom instruction. Additionally, the resource teacher consults with admissions, faculty, parents, and local school districts to determine next steps and alternatives for meeting students’ learning needs, to build into the student and foster the partnership between home and school and be responsible for writing up Student Service Plans for these students.

Qualified candidate should hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, preferably with a major or concentration in special education and hold an Illinois Professional Educator License with endorsement for Special Education (or hold an ISBE Learning Behavior Specialist I (LBSI) certificate). A minimum of one year experience serving students with learning needs is required. In addition to a vibrant and growing faith in Jesus Christ, qualified candidate should demonstrate a love for learning and for young children who learn differently with a commitment to integrate faith into individualized curriculum.

Please submit your cover letter and resume, being certain to include a personal statement regarding your faith in Jesus Christ or go to www.christianheritage.org for more information.

The requirements for the position of the Learning Specialist are as follows:

  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. He/she shall be a person of spiritual maturity with academic 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 Education from an accredited college or university, preferably with a major or concentration in special education or related field.
  5. Hold a Professional Educator License with an endorsement for Special Education, Reading Specialist or Learning Behavior Specialist.
  6. Minimum of 2 years of experience in serving students with learning needs.
  7. An ability to maintain discretion and absolute confidentiality.
  8. Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain a courteous and respectful attitude in all situations.
  9. The ability and desire to work in a team-oriented environment in a supportive, transparent and solution-driven fashion.
  10. Familiar with programs such as, but not exclusive to, AimsWeb, CBM’s, Fontas and Pinnell, Dibels, etc.
  11. Proficiency in Google Drive and Microsoft Office (especially Excel and Word).
Kindergarten Teacher (Part Time)

Candidates for part-time Kindergarten Teacher should hold a PEL with an endorsement in Elementary Education and be willing to pursue certification through ACSI. Experience in Classical Education 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. A Bachelor’s degree in Elementary or Early Education from an accredited college or university
  1. Hold a Professional Educator License with an endorsement for Elementary or Early Education
  1. An ability to maintain discretion and absolute confidentiality.
  2. Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain a courteous and respectful attitude in all situations.
  3. The ability and desire to work in a team-oriented environment in a supportive, transparent and solution-driven fashion.
  4. Proficiency in Google Drive and Microsoft Office (especially Excel and Word).
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 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 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
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

Preschool or Kindergarten Teacher Assistant (Part-time, AM or PM) - 50% tuition Discount for oldest child!!

We are seeking Preschool and Kindergarten Teacher Assistants to join our growing Early Education program for the 2021-22 school year. Candidates must profess faith in Jesus Christ, have experience working with young children, and have a high school diploma or equivalent.

The hourly pay is $13.00 per hour. Teacher assistants working 20 or more hours a week are eligible for a 50% tuition discount for the oldest child enrolled at CHA. This tuition discount may be further combined with other tuition discount programs (e.g. Consecutive Enrollment Discount, Upper School Commitment Discount, Pastor Discount, and Referral Incentive), with a cap of 75% of the cost of full tuition. Eligibility for financial assistance is available for other children but not the oldest child.

Morning schedule is Monday to Friday, 7:40 AM-12:00 PM.  (Eligible for tuition discount)

Afternoon schedule is Monday to Friday, 12:00-3:45 PM. (May be combined with Lunchroom/Recess supervisor role 2 days a week to gain eligibility for tuition discount)

To apply for a Preschool Teacher Assistant, Kindergarten Teacher Assistant, Substitute Teacher, or Lunchroom and Recess Supervisor position, please submit your completed application to employment@christianheritage.org. Your application will be reviewed and you may expect a reply within 1-2 weeks of our receipt.

Teacher Assistant Employment Application

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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