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

There are no open faculty positions at this time. However, you may submit your resume for future consideration.

STAFF / SUPPORT ROLES

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

We are seeking experienced Preschool/Kindergarten Assistants to join the Early Education team. Candidates must profess faith in Jesus Christ, have experience working with young children, and hold 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.

AM schedule is Monday to Friday, 7:45 am – 12:00 pm.  (Eligible for tuition discount)
PM 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)

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.

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.

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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