Three minutes. Four distinctives. One invitation!

Click the image for a personal invitation from Mr. Joe Torgerson, Head of School
Do you:
  • see education and following Jesus as completely intertwined?
  • strive for excellence in teaching and in learning?
  • value being part of a community?
  • view teaching as your ministry?

We are seeking experienced, creative, and highly qualified Living Curriculum Teachers and Staff to join the team at Christian Heritage Academy.

Read on for job openings, next steps, and faculty testimonials!

Open Positions 

FACULTY

2024-25 OPENINGS:
  • Third Grade Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher (Part-time, M-W-F)
  • Spanish Teacher
  • K-5 Physical Education Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
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

SPECIAL ACADEMIC PERSONNEL

Social Worker

Christian Heritage Academy is seeking a Social Worker to assist students, school personnel, and parents with the day-to-day social and emotional needs of the students.  She/he also supports the Lunchroom Coordinator in ensuring that the K-8 lunch and recess environment is safe, caring, clean, and orderly.

Prospective candidates are 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.

Established in 1984, Christian Heritage Academy (CHA) is a preschool-Grade 12, college preparatory school, founded on the firm foundation of Jesus Christ. We exist to equip and inspire students to be lifetime followers of Jesus Christ who love and serve others. Our vision is that every CHA student is rooted in a deep love for God, known within our community, engaged in educational excellence, and inspired to make a difference. 

In addition to a personal faith in Christ Jesus, prospective candidates should hold an Illinois Professional Educator License (or the equivalent) and be willing to pursue certification through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). 

Requirements

  • A demonstrated commitment to the Christian faith as outlined in the Academy’s Statement of Faith and active participation in a local church congregation.
  • A demonstrated heart for the advancement and development of Christian education and the Mission of Christian Heritage Academy.
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) or related field (such as counseling), with a minimum of one year of experience in a school setting.  
  • An ability to use Biblical Truth in all social work/counseling sessions and matters of need.  
  • An ability to maintain discretion and absolute confidentiality in all matters.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively engage with different ages and groups, and maintain a courteous and respectful attitude in all situations.
  • Excellent communications and organizational skills, with strong detail orientation.
  • The ability and desire to work in a team-oriented environment in a supportive, transparent and solution-driven fashion.
  • Proficiency in Google Drive and Microsoft office.

Social Worker Responsibilities

  • Support faculty with student social and emotional concerns.  
  • Determine and conduct social skill training, particularly in the lower grades.
  • Provide individual and small group counseling.
  • Perform assessments and observations as needed to determine interventions.
  • Consult and collaborate with parents and teachers in regards to student needs.
  • Conduct consultations and make referrals where appropriate to external (professional) resources and services in regards to specific student needs. 
  • Research and share mental health resources with faculty, parents and students.
  • Maintain knowledge of current state and federal laws and policies related to SSW/Counseling.  
  • Create and maintain proper and timely documentation and recordkeeping.
  • Under the guidance of the principal, conduct Peacemaking Chapel for Lower and Middle School; collaborate with individual teachers to teach conflict resolution in classes.
  • Consult and collaborate with the Upper School Counselor to provide training for the Lower and Middle School and be vertically aligned.
  • Determine and conduct appropriate harassment prevention training for teachers and students annually.
  • Plan and teach monthly SEL lessons to grades K-5.
  • Provide crisis intervention for abuse, neglect, and suicide risk situations.

Other Responsibilities

  • Under the leadership of the Student Discipleship Coordinator, participate in the development and implementation of the MS mentoring program.
  • Participate in daily arrival, dismissal, and lunchtime duties.
  • Support Lunchroom Coordinator in the monitoring of lunch and recess during K-8 lunch periods.
  • With guidance from the Principals, act as the primary contact for DCFS.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
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

Business Services Associate (Part-Time, Hourly)

The Business Services Associate (BSA) acts as a liaison between CHA’s business office and the accounting firm (PBM&A), parents, and employees of CHA. While PBM&A will process accounts payables, receivables, donations, payroll, and financial reporting, the BSA will provide support and approvals for the aforementioned functions. The BSA reports to the Business Director (BD).

Requirements:

  • A demonstrated commitment to the Christian faith as outlined in the Academy’s Statement of Faith and active participation in a local church congregation.
  • A demonstrated heart for the advancement and development of Christian education and the Mission of Christian Heritage Academy. 
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to work in an efficient and effective manner to meet required deadlines. 
  • Ability to multi-task and deal with a high level of detail in an accurate, thorough, timely and well-organized manner. 
  • A Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in business, accounting or finance preferred or a minimum of one year of accounting/bookkeeping experience. 
  • Considerable flexibility and adaptability to the changing needs of the department and/or school. 
  • Ability to maintain discretion and absolute confidentiality in all matters.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Google suite, with experience in tuition management system or school data information system and other applicable software. Ready to work in a paperless environment. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain a courteous and respectful attitude in all situations.

Accounts Payable and Receivables:

  • Review and approve weekly payables and receivables. When necessary, answer questions from PBM&A and provide them with appropriate documentation. 
  • Handle inquiries from parents, space sharers, vendors, and staff regarding payments, tuition, credits, and auto-pay set up.
  • Coordinate with PBM&A payment processing for Procurement Card expenses.
  • Research, process, and distribute purchasing items requested by faculty, administrators, lunchroom, etc.
  • Process monthly tuition and fees. Provide tuition refunds such as for student withdrawals. 
  • Process non-standard payments for mission trips and field trips. 
  • Process cash and check deposits into the Veracross accounting system and make weekly bank deposits.
  • Assist with annual 1099 processing.  

Payroll (biweekly):

  • Confirm accuracy of payroll data and provide approval to PBM&A to complete payroll processing.
  • Reconcile payroll benefit deductions with insurance invoices. 
  • Onboard new employees into the payroll system.

Donations:

  • Work with the Capital Campaign Manager to ensure thank you and annual giving letters are sent in a timely manner.
  • Work with the Capital Campaign Manager to ensure data for all giving constituencies are accurately entered into relevant software programs.
  • Work with Capital Campaign Manager to create and mail year-end giving history reports for all donors.
  • Use accounting firm (PBM&A) monthly donation reports to print annual donation summaries and monthly thank you letters/receipts in coordination with the Capital Campaign Manager.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Assist with entering the annual budget into Veracross and running monthly budget reports. 
  • Participate in arrival and dismissal duties.
  • Manage the purchasing of supplies for the school storage room and general office.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. Such tasks may include:
    • With guidance from BD, effectively produce, send, and address parent communications related to financial matters.
    • Under direction of BD, develop and maintain the school’s billing efficiency by collaborating with various staff to create registrations, ticketing, and other program or event fees in the school’s data information system. 
    • Support Human Resource related reporting needs, such as non-discrimination testings, 401(k) plan reporting requirements and reconciliation of insurance invoices with employee payroll withholding amounts.
    • Assist with benefit plans and other administrative tasks.
Events & Communications Coordinator

Christian Heritage Academy in Northfield has an immediate opening for a full-time Events and Communications Coordinator. The Events and Communications Coordinator assists with communications and marketing efforts and coordinates and promotes events in order to effectively communicate the school’s mission and increase engagement.

Requirements:

  • A demonstrated commitment to the Christian faith as outlined in the Academy’s Statement of Faith and active participation in a local church congregation.
  • A demonstrated heart for the advancement and development of Christian education and the Mission of Christian Heritage Academy.
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably with a major or concentration in business administration, communications, hospitality, marketing, or a related field is preferred.
  • Competency in event management and graphic design, in addition to capacity for written communication, social media, photography, and copywriting.
  • An ability to generate creative ideas for promoting and facilitating community engagement.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and strict deadlines.
  • An ability to maintain discretion and absolute confidentiality in all matters.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain a courteous and respectful attitude in all situations, especially in working with volunteers.
  • The ability and desire to work in a team-oriented environment in a supportive, transparent and solution-driven fashion.
  • Proficiency in Google Suite. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and school management systems preferred.

Marketing & Communications Responsibilities:

  • Produce inward-facing official school communications which may include emails, Veracross portal content, and weekly newsletters to current families.
  • Create, edit, and/or design (including graphics) other school event programs and booklets and official school documents.
  • Maintain assigned portions of the CHA website;  update content regularly.
  • Produce digital and printed marketing materials. 
  • Strategically schedule and create effective content for social media channels to increase engagement.  
  • Build CHA brand awareness/visibility through online Spirit Store, banners, displays, graduation yard signs, etc.
  • Procure, catalog, and archive candid photographs that capture the stories of CHA.
  • Assist with advertising, communication, and publicity of school events and programs, videography projects, or external communications and press releases.
  • Maintain strategic visual communications tools, such as rotator slides and bulletin board in the glass hallway.
  • Collaborate with Go! Week team to create communications schedules and publicity.

Special Events, Programs, and Activities Responsibilities:

  • With vision and direction from the leadership team, plan and execute school-wide special events and programs such as Family Gathering, Convocation, and Homecoming. 
  • Create and manage budgets for special events.
  • Produce (collaboratively, as needed) print and digital materials for events and programs, such as advertisements, programs, registration sign ups, promotional signage, screens, awards, and diplomas.
  • Collaborate with Registrar, program/activity leads, and accounting department to create online order, registration, and donation forms for activities and programs.
  • Solicit PVO support to recruit, coordinate and supervise volunteers for events and programs, including set up, take down and clean up.  
  • Communicate with Facilities Director, Space Sharing Coordinator, Receptionist, and Auditorium Manager on events and programs needs.
  • Provide hospitality and/or communications/publicity support for Development, PVO, and Admissions special events, all-school chapels, beginning-of-year Board breakfast, and end-of-year Faculty & Staff luncheon.
  • Maintain the kitchen storage area and supplies, third floor storage closet, and marketing and communications closet. 
  • Assist PVO with logistical needs for school-wide events; attend periodic/quarterly meetings and report back to relevant administrators on any follow up items. Work with the admin team to foster effective PVO engagement within the school community.

Other Projects and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate appropriate seasonal decorations at key entry points and throughout campus.
  • Cover the front desk during lunch and summer.
  • Participate in arrival and dismissal duties.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
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.

Don’t see the position you’re looking for? Feel free to complete the Employment Interest Form anyway so we can have your information on hand for future openings!

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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. We exist to equip and inspire students to be lifetime followers of Jesus Christ who love and serve others. Our vision is that every CHA student is rooted in a deep love for God, known within our community, engaged in educational excellence, and inspired to make a difference. Prospective candidates are 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.

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

Colleagues meet together regularly for prayer and encouragement, developing rich relationships along the way. Additionally, full-time employees are eligible for a benefits package which includes a discounted tuition offer for their children.

With steadily growing enrollment, we are adding many positions. We look forward to reviewing your information!

Click an image to hear from some of our faculty about working at CHA
Click an image to hear from some of our faculty about working at CHA
Heather
Lower School
Wes
Music
Sharon
English & Bible
Adelaide
English
Terri
Early Education
Becca
Art
Stuart
Lower School
2023-24 OPENINGS:

We do not have any faculty openings at this time. However, feel free to complete an Employment Interest Form so we can have your information on hand for future openings.

847-446-5252