Job Opportunities

 

Join the Chicagoland Lutheran Educational Foundation Team

The Chicagoland Lutheran Educational Foundation team is made up of committed professionals who share Lutheran values and are dedicated to supporting our mission. Positions for which we are currently hiring are listed here.

 

Job Opportunities at the Foundation

 

Part-time position for special education instruction

CLEF serves elementary and preschools throughout Chicago. We are seeking a teacher who has a LBS 1 license in Illinois to provide special education services for students at our Lutheran schools. The hours and location will vary depending on current needs. The services would be provided under an Independent Contractor Agreement. Please contact Cheryl Saiki, Special Education Coordinator, at specialed@clefchicago.org, 630-595-9310 x 109, to discuss details and payment rates.

In-Person Speech Therapist

CLEF is seeking an individual or agency to provide in-person speech and language therapy in our Lutheran schools, specifically in the Roger’s Park and North Center neighborhoods, as of now. Hours and location vary based on current needs. The services would be provided under an Independent Contractor Agreement.

Requirements include:

  • Hold a Professional Educator License (PEL) in Illinois
  • Ability to switch to teletherapy as the situation requires

Please contact Cheryl Saiki at specialed@clefchicago.org, 630-595-9310x 109, or 773-858-2081 to discuss the specifics of the position and rates to be paid.

 

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Job Opportunities in our Private School Network

High-quality teachers and school leaders are critical in preparing students to succeed. Our Christian schools look for dedicated educators — at preschool, elementary, middle, and high school levels — who take pride in creating the best learning experience possible. Current private school job openings are listed here.

 

Title of Position: 3rd & 4th grade Teacher

Location: St. Paul Lutheran School

7621 South Dorchester Avenue; Chicago, IL 60619

stpauldorchester.com 

Description of Position:

St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran School is looking for a committed Teacher to join our dedicated faculty and staff. This position is responsible for planning and delivering standards-based instruction to 3rd and 4th grade students. It is fundamental to provide knowledge and instruction to the students while helping them develop their faith, personalities, and skills. The ideal candidate will view their position as a ministry, and be passionate about reaching out to the students to create a relationship of mutual trust. Your duties will include:

  • Present lessons in a comprehensive manner using visuals, technology, and audio
  • Facilitate learning one-on-one and in small and whole group settings
  • Assess and record students’ progress
  • Give immediate, constructive feedback on students’ work that helps them understand and correct their work
  • Collaborate with colleagues, parents, and stakeholders and participate in regular meetings
  • Plan and execute educational activities that align with the school curriculum
  • Provide instruction that meets each student’s individual needs
  • Maintain punctuality and an orderly classroom

Start Date: As soon as possible

For more information please contact Dr. Della Weaver at della.weaver@stpauldorchester.com or by calling (773) 721-1438.

URGENT
Maternity Leave Teacher Assistant: January 8 – February 28, 2024
Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
$20 per hour
Contact Principal Tracey Robinson at trobinson@stlukechicago.org for more information.
Teacher Assistant for Preschool 3
Monday – Friday: Half days only
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
We are interested in a person who can also teach Physical Education and Art Projects on Tuesdays and Thursdays
$20 per hour
Contact Principal Tracey Robinson at trobinson@stlukechicago.org for more information.

Early Childhood School Counselor – St. James Lutheran School

Description:
St. James is a Lutheran Elementary School (grades PreK – 8th grade) located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of
Chicago. We are seeking a full-time employee that will be a School Counselor focused on early childhood students
for the 2024-2025 school year. Applicants must be physically and emotionally healthy, poised, punctual and
enthusiastic. They must communicate effectively and work well with others. In addition, they should demonstrate a
love for teaching young children and serving families in a Christian school, as well as an ability to articulate the
mission, vision and spiritual beliefs of St. James as well as adhere to all policies and procedures.

Primary Responsibilities:
● Provide social and emotional support for students and teachers
● Working with the counseling department, manage and maintain a school–wide counseling program for
students, teachers and parents
● Co-facilitate group sessions
● Provide crisis support to students
● Assist in conflict resolution and mediation process between students
● Connect families with community-based resources and services
● Assist with behavior modification issues across PreK-2; may include creation of behavior charts/contracts,
plans and help supervise/monitor rewards. Create visuals for classroom teachers or individual students
● Responsible for coordination of special services including bi-annual meetings, communication to families,
coordination of service providers, and title funding
Requirements
● Master’s degree counseling or social work
● Prefer Christian training/certification and ability to be a called Lutheran worker
● Excellent oral and written communication skills
● Experience working with students with behavioral and emotional challenges
● Experience working with young children
● Certified or willing to become certified in CPR/First Aid
● Willing to obtain a TB Test and fingerprinting
● Monday through Friday from 7:45am to 3:30pm

To apply, please send a resume to:
Sheri Meyer
Principal
St. James Lutheran School
office@stjames-lutheran.org

2101 N Fremont
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 525-4990

Upper Elementary School Teacher – St. James Lutheran School

Description:
St. James is a Christian Elementary School (grades PreK – 8th grade) located in the Lincoln Park
neighborhood of Chicago, seeking a full time upper elementary teacher for this upcoming school year
(2024-2025). St James offers preschool through 8th grade students innovative and engaging coursework
in a Christ-centered environment that shapes their intellectual, spiritual, and physical well-roundedness.
Teachers implement developmentally appropriate educational experience for all students and assess
their progress. They maintain a clean, safe and engaging learning environment, and foster the cognitive,
emotional, physical and spiritual needs of each child. Applicants must be physically and emotionally
healthy, poised, punctual and enthusiastic. They must communicate effectively and work well with others.
In addition, they should demonstrate a love for teaching young children and serving families in a Christian
school, as well as an ability to articulate the mission, vision and spiritual beliefs of St. James as well as
adhere to all policies and procedures.

Primary Responsibilities:
● Implement lessons that are meaningful and educationally appropriate for upper elementary students.
● Implement curriculum instruction in literacy, mathematics, science, social studies and bible studies.
● Engage in activities with children to build social and emotional skills while nurturing their spiritual
growth.
● Facilitate project based learning incorporating the fine arts and academic areas into authentic learning
experiences and assessments.
● Begin the day with devotions in the classroom. Pray with children at the beginning and end of each
day, as well as at meal times.
● Assess student progress using the FACTS learning system for reporting to parents.
● Provide weekly lesson plans that are connected to the curriculum map and learning standards.
● Utilize Positive Discipline strategies within the classroom.
● Follow all policies and procedures for inside and outside the classroom.
● Regularly clean and sanitize the classroom and materials to maintain health and safety.
REQUIREMENTS
● Valid IL Professional Educator License
● Minimum of 3 years experience working with elementary or middle school students
● Certified or willing to become certified in CPR/First Aid

To apply please email a resume to Sheri Meyer at smeyer@stjames-lutheran.org.

2101 N Fremont
Chicago, IL 60614
773-525-4990

Please visit this link for the full job descriptions and to apply.

 

Whipple Location (3300 North Whipple Street, Chicago, IL 60618)

  • Full-Time Child Care Director
  • Full-time Family Support Specialist
  • Full-Time Enrollment Coordinator
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Full-Time Teacher Assistant
  • Full-Time Floating Teacher Assistant
  • Part-Time School-Age Teacher Assistant

Milwaukee Location (3696 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60641)

  • Full-Time Twos Lead Teacher
  • Part-Time Substitute Teacher (Flexible Schedule)

Seeley Location (3855 North Seeley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618)

  • Full-Time Preschool Lead Teacher
Job Title:  Lead Teacher, Early Childhood Education
Dept/Program: Little Learners Academy
Company Name:  Holy Family Ministries
Contact Pele Sills at PSills@hfm.org for more information.
Job Title:  PM Care/Afterschool Resource, Early Childhood Education
Hours: 15-20 hours a week
Dept/Program:  Little Learners Academy
Company Name:  Holy Family Ministries
Contact Pele Sills at PSills@hfm.org for more information.