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?

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 145 congregations, 55 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)
  • Resume
  • Personal testimony regarding your faith in Jesus Christ

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. The Principal also stimulates enthusiasm, spiritual and academic development and motivation, and leads an educational program that upholds the Truth of God’s Word with 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 and independently, and prioritize deadlines.
  6. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, including the ability to maintain a courteous and respectful attitude in all situations.
  7. An ability to maintain discretion and absolute confidentiality.
  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, 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 Employee Handbook and contract.
  2. Effectively communicate with Board, Administration, Faculty and Staff.
  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 Middle and Upper School programs (such as retreats, plays, Service Learning Week) and budget, assuring 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.
  7. Oversee ACSI/Cognia/ISBE accreditation/recognition/renewal and other possible accreditation processes. Complete annual reports for ISBE, ACSI and others.
  8. Interact extensively with the administration, parents, and external educational leaders in to identify and address school-related issues and concerns.

Curriculum Oversight and Faculty Development

  1. Meet regularly with Instructional Coach and Curriculum Coordinator to determine professional development needs and training.
  2. Promote, provide oversight and support for the professional development of the faculty including faculty meetings, in-service planning, faculty retreats, and teacher certification. Communicate needs to Head of School.
  3. Train and coach teachers to effectively utilize various instructional strategies and improve teaching effectiveness to meet student learning process.
  4. Perform formal and informal faculty observations and evaluations; provide regular support to teachers.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Oversee and maintain curriculum mapping and school profile.

Admissions Support

  1. Provide curriculum overview for Open House events.
  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 Director of Human Resources and scheduler on MS/US schedule.
  3. Provide direction and input into the MS/US mentoring program and Service Learning.
  4. Participate in the search process for new faculty. Ensure new teachers are supported by mentors; facilitate a successful onboarding process.
  5. Support Security Resource Officers in the planning and execution of emergency drills.
  6. Lead faculty devotions weekly, and speak at chapel services 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 Head of School.

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

Educational Technology Coach
The Educational Technology Coach supports the professional growth of teachers in integrating technology into teaching and curriculum to enhance student learning; teaches and supports students in the educational use of technology; and facilitates a creative, collaborative, and inquisitive learning environment through the use of educational technology. This is a non-supervisory role.

Requirements and Responsibilities for Educational Technology position

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. 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 mission of Christian Heritage Academy and the advancement and development of Christian education, with a clear understanding of biblical integration across all subject areas and a passion for implementing it in an educational setting.
  5. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably with a major or concentration in education or related field.
  6. Minimum of 5 years of teaching experience in an accredited school, with a strong understanding of technology integration, quality instruction, and curriculum design.
  7. High competency and experience in the use of educational technology.
  8. Strong leadership and communication skills; ability to adapt to different learning styles and needs.
  9. Must be self-motivated, enthusiastic, and patient; has the ability to maintain a courteous and respectful attitude in all situations.
  10. The ability and desire to work in a team-oriented environment in a supportive, transparent and solution-driven fashion.
  11. An ability to maintain discretion and absolute confidentiality.
  12. Proficiency in Google Suite and Microsoft Office programs.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership

  1. Work in collaboration with administration to develop the school’s educational technology plan (hardware, software, policies, learning platforms, strategy) and maintain alignment to that plan.
  2. Build and develop supportive, trusting relationships with faculty to promote an environment of collaboration and enthusiasm for educational technology.
  3. Stay abreast of and introduce teachers to the latest educational technologies in order to maximize the educational effectiveness of the school’s use of technology.
  4. Provide consistent communication with Principals; anticipate and inform Principals of professional development and resource needs of staff.

Teaching, Learning, and Assessments

  1. Support faculty through observations, meetings, training, modeling, and co-teaching in the use of technology to enhance instruction and learning (for example: crafting relevant and engaging learning experiences, differentiation, or assessment).
  2. Identify technology integration competencies among faculty, in collaboration with school administrators, and deliver appropriate coaching, training, and resources to support the professional growth of individuals.
  3. Collaborate with Curriculum Coordinator to assess the use of educational technology within the curricula, and work to ensure that students reach appropriate technological skill benchmarks at each grade level.
  4. Model and promote digital citizenship by both facilitating safe, healthy, legal, and ethical use of digital technologies and ensuring that students and faculty are well-trained in digital citizenship; provide internet safety training to students.
  5. Coach faculty in the use of blended or online learning as necessary, working to maintain educational standards if students must learn at home as a result of a pandemic or other disaster.
  6. Promote the innovative and collaborative use of technology by teaching courses as assigned.

 Other

  1. Maintain visibility and availability in the school building.
  2. Collaborate with IT staff to prevent and solve educational technology problems, whether software or hardware.
  3. Partner with IT staff to sponsor technology clubs to students.
  4. Complete other duties as assigned by the Principals.

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

Teaching and Learning Coach
The Teaching and Learning Coach partners with, mentors, teaches and inspires faculty to meet the pedagogical goals of the school, ultimately enhancing student achievement and instructional excellence; and supports school principals in developing, implementing, and maintaining school curricula. This is a non-supervisory role.   

Requirements and Responsibilities for Teaching and Learning Coach

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. Preferred Master’s degree or higher in Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, or related field.
  4. Minimum of 5 years of experience in classroom teaching; demonstrate knowledge of best practices in learning and teaching.
  5. Preferred 3 years of experience in a supervisory role in curriculum, instruction and assessment.
  6. Familiarity with or experience in Christian Education.
  7. Must have demonstrated ability and a heart for spiritual leadership and mentoring.
  8. Excellent interpersonal and 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 G Suite and Microsoft Office programs, and familiarity with school data management systems. 

Pedagogy

  1. Assist the principals in the following:
    • Planning and implementing the professional learning programs and training sessions that meet professional learning goals, objectives and outcomes as established by the school Administrative Team (Teaching Commandments, Expected Student Outcomes, etc.). 
    • Promoting teacher leadership and collaboration.
    • Supporting teachers with their annual goals.
    • Promoting effective grading practices.
    • Enhancing student-teacher experiences once the placement is confirmed.
  1. Meet with the principals and/or administrative team at the beginning of each year to determine a year-long professional learning schedule that includes teaching, classroom partnership time, and need-based coaching with particular teachers or teaching teams.
  2. Meet with the principals and/or leadership team regularly throughout the year to prioritize and organize professional learning activities that align with the year’s professional learning schedule and school improvement plan.
  3. Spend time each week in scheduled classroom partnerships (assistance, informal but not formal observations) in order to promote excellence in teaching and student learning. This support and coaching includes:
    • Planning of units
    • Alignment of resources to academic standards
    • Alignment of assessments to standards
    • Closing the achievement gap through formative data and summative data
    • Differentiation of instruction for students.
  4. Teach at least one course in order to maintain and model the relevance of pedagogical strategies.
  5. Collaborate with the Learning Resources, Librarian, Educational Technology Coach, and other instructional coaches to assist teachers in developing meaningful, innovative pedagogy and learning tasks. 
  6. Fulfill other responsibilities assigned by the principals.

 

Curriculum

  1. Work in collaboration with principals to (a) develop and oversee a master curriculum guide and (b) facilitate work/meetings for the curriculum review cycle.
  2. Work with principals to oversee and facilitate curriculum mapping.
  3. Provide support to principals for ACSI accreditation renewal, ISBE compliance visits, and other possible accreditation processes. 
  4. Examine and evaluate current curricular 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 curricula and programs to enhance student achievements.
  5. Assist with the purchase and implementation of school standardized tests (excluding PSAT, SAT, AP and ACT).
  6. Administer the acquisition and distribution of textbooks, software, and other resources which support the curriculum.
  7. Complete other duties as assigned by the principals.

Requirements for Faculty as shown below also apply for this position.

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

Additional faculty positions for the 2022-2023 school year:

  • Third Grade Teacher
  • Fourth Grade Teacher
  • Fifth Grade Teacher
  • Middle and Upper School Math Teacher
  • Middle School Social Studies Teacher
  • Music Teacher – Candidates should have a minimum of 2-3 years of teaching experience, preferably in instrumental music or conducting.
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

Accounting Assistant, Part Time (20 hours per week)

Immediate opening for a part-time Accounting Assistant. The Accounting Assistant is responsible for the accurate and timely processing of payroll and accounts payable, and the recording and receipting of donations. Qualified candidates must be able to maintain discretion and absolute confidentiality in all matters.  

 Requirements

  1. Has received Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and who seeks to live all of life under His Lordship. 
  2. A demonstrated commitment to the Christian faith as outlined in the Academy’s Statement of Faith and active participation in a local church congregation.
  3. A demonstrated heart for the advancement and development of Christian education and the Mission of Christian Heritage Academy.
  4. A bachelor’s or associate’s degree in accounting, business or related field, preferably with payroll and accounts receivable and accounts payable expertise.
  5. Strong administrative and organizational skills, demonstrate attention to detail. Meet deadlines accurately and efficiently.  
  6. Adapt quickly to changes and demonstrate ability to multi-task and prioritize workload.  Meet deadlines accurately and efficiently.
  7. An ability to maintain discretion and absolute confidentiality in all matters.
  8. Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to maintain a courteous and respectful attitude in all situations; ability to excellently lead and mentor students, helping to cultivate a thriving Upper School student culture.
  9. Proficiency in Google Suite, Microsoft Office programs, and other applicable software (specifically, accounting-related software for purchase/invoice tracking).

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

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.

Resource Officer

Immediate opening for a full-time armed Resource Officer. This is a 9 ½ months position from mid-August to the end of May. In addition to having a personal faith in Jesus Christ, prospective candidates must currently be in a sworn position or have 15 or more years of experience in law enforcement with IROCC card. Candidates must have a valid FOID card and have experience in a school setting. The Security Resource Officer will primarily be responsible for security patrol as well as the development and implementation of all Safety/Security/Emergency drills, training, procedures and manuals.

The hourly rate for this position is between $25-$27, depending on experience. Interested candidates may inquire by submitting the documents shown as noted in the bullet points at the top of this page.

Preschool Teacher Assistant, Part-time

M-F AM (7:40 AM-12:30 PM) or M-F PM (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 schedule for this opening is Monday-Friday, morning or afternoon. The pay rate is $13.00 per hour. 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

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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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