Open Positions 

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

Founded in 1984, CHA remains true to its founding commitment to partner with parents and the local church to equip lifetime learners and followers of Jesus Christ. The formative years are integral to building a solid foundation of faith, and we are honored to be part of this profound task while providing an exemplary education from Preschool through Grade 12.

Our faculty and staff consists of over 80 dedicated Christian men and women who are committed to providing a Christ-centered education with excellence, while at the same time seeking to develop the spiritual life and character of each of our students.

In 2021-22, CHA grew to an enrollment of over 420 students drawing from 178 congregations, 40 communities, and over 200 families from Chicago to southern Wisconsin and west past Barrington. We are diverse yet united as one in the Lord Jesus Christ. Scroll toward the bottom of this page to learn more about a rewarding career at CHA.

Our current open positions are listed below. If you are interested in seeking a position with us, please submit the following documents to the Human Resources office:

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

If you resonate with our mission but do not find the position you are looking for, simply submit your resumé for future consideration, as we accept resumés all year long!

LEADERSHIP

Middle and Upper School Principal (Grades 6-12)

The Middle and Upper School (MS/US) Principal provides leadership in the areas of teacher observation and evaluation, curriculum and instruction, assessment and professional development, student life, and co-curricular programming. The Principal shall stimulate enthusiasm, spiritual and academic development and motivation, and lead to an educational program that upholds the truth of God’s Word and sensitivity to the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Requirements and Responsibilities for Middle and Upper School Principal position

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 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.
  3. Completion of or pursuit towards a Master’s degree in Education Administration, Curriculum and Instruction, or a related field, with five or more years of relevant classroom experience.
  4. Demonstrated leadership in a Christian educational environment, and have experience in curriculum development/oversight, instructional coaching, and staff development.
  5. Must be a person of high integrity and be able to work diligently, independently, and collaboratively.
  6. Strong organizational skills; ability to prioritize deadlines.
  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 Google Suite, Microsoft Office programs, and Veracross or other data management platforms.

RESPONSIBILITIES

School Administration

  1. Cooperate with the Board and administration in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and directives governing the operation of the school, as covered in the Parent-Student Handbook, Employee Handbook, and contract.
  2. Effectively communicate with the Board, administration, faculty, staff, students, and parents, promoting a culture of partnership.
  3. Work closely with faculty and administration to facilitate spiritual formation and growth in our students. Ensure chapel programming and mentoring time are effective.
  4. Provide oversight and direction of the MS/US programs (such as retreats, plays, Go! Week, and athletics) and budget, ensuring the implementation of best practices with a clear commitment to the mission, vision, and core values of CHA.
  5. Stay current on state and federal education laws and requirements as well as ISBE, ACSI and school board policies and standards.
  6. Provide oversight for all MS/US discipline and attendance issues, ensuring that student culture reflects the values of respect, responsibility, and personal courage.
  7. Collaborate with administration to facilitate the ACSI/Cognia/ISBE and other accreditation, recognition, and renewal processes; assist in the completion of the ACSI annual report documents.
  8. Interact extensively with the board, administration, parents, and external educational leaders to identify and address school-related issues and concerns.

Curriculum Oversight and Faculty Development for Middle and Upper School

  1. Effectively work to maintain a positive teaching and learning culture that promotes student-centered instruction, academic rigor, collaboration, biblical worldview integration, and real-life meaning and application.
  2. Meet regularly with TLC to assess training and development needs.
  3. Promote, support, and provide oversight of professional learning and development opportunities including faculty meetings and in-service planning.
  4. Train and coach teachers to effectively utilize various instructional strategies and improve teaching effectiveness to meet student learning needs.
  5. Perform formal and informal faculty observations and evaluations; provide regular support to teachers.
  6. Review educational data to monitor trends and identify curriculum needs in light of standardized test results. Work closely with faculty to ensure development and implementation of appropriate academic
    curriculum.
  7. Examine and evaluate current curriculum and instructional resources to assess effectiveness and alignment to overall academic strategy/mission. Consult with Faculty and Administration in the evaluation, development, selection and implementation of appropriate curriculum and programs to enhance student achievements
  8. Update the Upper School profile annually

Admissions Support

  1. Participate in the planning of open houses and admission events; attend and provide curriculum overview.
  2. Review prospective student files and collaborate with faculty and student services team to identify whether additional support is needed and can be provided by CHA, or recommend conditional acceptance.
  3. Assist in prospective family interviews as requested by Admissions for complex situations.

Other Responsibilities

  1. Participate in daily arrival and dismissal duties.
  2. Collaborate with Master Scheduler and Director of Human Resources on MS/US schedule.
  3. Provide direction and input into the MS/US mentoring program and Go! Week.
  4. Actively participate in the faculty recruitment, interview, and onboarding process. Ensure new teachers are supported by mentors.
  5. Act as a member of the Incident Command Team; facilitate in the planning and execution of safety and emergency drills.
  6. Lead faculty devotions weekly; speak at chapels occasionally.
  7. Actively participate in and attend all-school and special activities and events such as chapels, award ceremonies and concerts, particularly those related to grades 6-12.
  8. Provide rotational leadership coverage for extended care.
  9. Perform other responsibilities as assigned by the HOS.

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

SPECIALISTS

Guidance Counselor, Full Time
The school guidance counselor provides a comprehensive program focused on academic and college and career needs of high school students in the context of their abilities, vocational interest and spiritual development. 

Requirements and Responsibilities for Guidance Counselor

Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities include:

  1. Academic planning and guidance
  2. College and career counseling
  3. Instructional time, such as teaching college and career seminar classes
  4. Oversight of honors, awards and student leaderships

Requirements

  1. Has received Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and who seeks to live all of life under His Lordship. 
  2. 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.
  4. A demonstrated commitment to the Christian faith as outlined in the Academy’s Statement of Faith and active participation in a local church congregation.
  5. Minimum BA/BS degree; Master’s degree in Guidance and/or School Counseling preferred from an accredited college or university, with a minimum of three years of teaching, guidance counseling, or academic registrar experience. 
  6. An ability to maintain discretion and absolute confidentiality in all matters. 
  7. Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and strict deadlines.
  8. Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to maintain a courteous and respectful attitude in all situations.
  9. Desire and ability to work in a team-oriented environment in a collaborative, transparent and solution-driven fashion.
  10. Proficiency in Veracross, Google Suite, Microsoft Office programs and other applicable software.

FACULTY

CURRENT OPENINGS:

None at this time.

Requirements for Faculty Positions

CHA offers an exemplary education with a biblical worldview for preschool through high school, and equips children to be lifetime followers of Jesus Christ. Candidates for teaching positions should be experienced, creative, and highly qualified “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.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Follower of Jesus Christ, who seeks to live all of life under His Lordship.
  • Spiritual maturity, with academic and leadership abilities that will enable him/her to teach all truth as God’s truth.
  • Demonstrated heart for the mission of Christian Heritage Academy and the advancement of Christian education.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education from an accredited college or university or hold an Illinois Professional Educator License with appropriate endorsement.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of relevant teaching experience.
  • Willingness to pursue ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) certification.
  • An ability to maintain discretion and absolute confidentiality.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain a courteous and respectful attitude in all situations.
  • The ability and desire to work in a team-oriented environment in a supportive, transparent and solution-driven fashion.
  • Proficiency in Google Suite and Microsoft Office programs.

To inquire, 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

STAFF / SUPPORT ROLES

Preschool Teacher Assistant (Part-time)

MWF (7:40 AM-3:40 PM)
MWF (7:40 AM-12:30 PM)
MWF (11:15 AM-3:40 PM)

If you love working with young children and would like to have an opportunity to pour into these precious lives, we have a great opportunity for you. We are seeking part-time Preschool Teacher Assistants to support our growing classes. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to the Christian faith as outlined in CHA’s Statement of Faith, have experience working with young children, and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Please prayerfully consider this position.

Teacher assistants working 20 or more hours a week are eligible for a 50% tuition discount for the oldest child enrolled at CHA. Eligibility for financial assistance is available for other children but not the oldest child.

The pay rate is $14.00 per hour. Please contact Linda Ng at employment@christianheritage.org if you have any questions or to apply.

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 $15.00 per hour.

Traffic Monitor (Part-time)

The Traffic Monitor effectively directs traffic on campus in a safe and efficient manner before and/or after school. This is a part-time, school year position. Hours are 7:45-8:45 AM and 3:00-4:00 PM on normal school days; 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM on early dismissal days. Additional hours may be available for special events. Hourly pay rate is $15.

Requirements

  • A demonstrated commitment to the Christian faith as outlined in the Academy’s Statement of Faith.

  • A demonstrated heart for the Mission of Christian Heritage Academy.

  • Personable, even-tempered, and able to handle occasional stressful situations.

  • Demonstrate proactivity and strong problem solving skills; ability to work independently.

  • Reliable, consistent and punctual attendance.

  • Ability to operate a two-way radio.

  • Experience working with children, in security, or in a customer-facing position is preferred.

  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain a courteous and respectful attitude in all situations.

  • An ability to maintain discretion and absolute confidentiality in all matters.

  • The ability and desire to work in a team-oriented environment in a supportive, transparent and solution-driven fashion.

Physical Abilities

  • Ability to stand or walk for extended periods of time and in all types of weather conditions outdoors.

  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.

  • Physically capable of clear body movements and non-verbal directions.

  • Ability to hear or speak to exchange information in a clear and precise manner.

  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to hold up signs.

Responsibilities

  • Arrange traffic barriers and signage appropriately and according to instructions prior to arrival and dismissal.

  • Direct traffic safely and effectively in a friendly manner.

  • Respond quickly and calmly to unexpected traffic patterns and emergencies; exercise good judgment and caution in situations.

  • Communicate and enforce traffic rules and procedures to students, parents, and staff; deal tactfully and courteously with all.

  • Communicate effectively with other arrival and dismissal volunteers and staff; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

  • Monitor, transmit and receive information over multiple channels of two-way radio.

  • Detect emergencies; identify problems or potential problem areas; and recommend solutions.

  • Observe, identify and report needs, issues, incidents, or potential problem areas to supervisor; prepare documentation when necessary.

Please contact Linda Ng at employment@christianheritage.org if you have any questions or to apply.

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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 the shared mission and 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

Learn about our location and surrounding areas:

  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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