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
  • Fourth Grade 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

STAFF / SUPPORT ROLES

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.
Maintenance Technician

Christian Heritage Academy in Northfield has an immediate opening for a full-time Maintenance Technician. The Maintenance Technician performs facility and grounds maintenance, including some routine cleaning and basic security and safety tasks. Candidates should have a saving faith in Christ and a general knowledge of plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and carpentry. 

This is a benefits eligible position with a pay rate of $21-24 per hour. Please contact Linda Ng at 847-446-5252 or employment@christianheritage.org for more information.

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. 
  • An ability to maintain discretion and absolute confidentiality in all matters.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce directives and safety procedures.
  • 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.
  • General knowledge of plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and carpentry.
  • An ability to work independently, take initiative, and prioritize tasks; must be able to manage multiple tasks with periodic interruptions.
  • Must demonstrate some technology skills such as using a maintenance app for tasks.
  • Must demonstrate flexibility in work hours.

General Responsibilities:

  • Receive and follow instructions as directed by the Coordinator of Facilities or Administrators.
  • Perform general custodial duties such as cleaning, sweeping, vacuuming, trash removal, etc. 
  • Perform maintenance and repairs and other special projects (i.e. plumbing, electrical, HVAC, carpentry, painting, etc.) as directed. 
  • Learn the mechanical systems of the school to the extent that systems can be maintained in the absence of the Building Engineer.
  • Handle emergency cleaning duties during the school day (i.e. spills, throw ups, restroom messes).
  • Lift, move and set up furniture and equipment as needed, including helping in the auditorium set up for chapels.
  • Perform special renovation and maintenance projects as assigned. 
  • Assist with the preparation of special events and activities to include, but not necessarily limited to, setting up, tearing down, and cleaning.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Safety and Grounds Maintenance Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to safety practices, guidelines, and operating procedures at all times. 
  • Assist in traffic control during school arrivals and dismissals.
  • Monitor windows and doors to ensure building security. 
  • Maintain a high level of cleanliness and neatness of school building, property and grounds, including sidewalks, parking lots, playground areas, common areas, and planting areas.
  • Perform snow and ice removal duties, including sanding and salting walkways.
  • Must be flexible with work hours/schedule and be ready to report to work on a non-work day or holiday in case of an emergency, weather, or environmental event.
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