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

Development Associate

Chicagoland Lutheran Educational Foundation is seeking a dynamic individual to join our team as the Development Associate. This new position will provide opportunity to help shape the job and deliver new outcomes. It is a full-time salaried position with benefits. Reporting to the Executive Director, the position will assist with fundraising tactics, general development activities, donor stewardship and database management.  Click here for additional information and to apply.

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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.


Multiple Openings at St. Paul Lutheran School (Austin) 

St. Paul Lutheran School, a PK-8 school located at 846 N. Menard in Chicago, has teaching vacancies for the 2019-2020 school year in Kindergarten and Grades 3 & 4 (combined classroom). Interested candidates should send an email to Principal Eric Moore with a resume and letter of interest. Candidates can also contact the school at 773-378-6644.


Multiple Openings at St. James Lutheran School

St. James Lutheran School, located at 2101 N. Fremont St. in Chicago, has multiple positions open for the 2019-2020 school year. Full-time position: Early Childhood Teacher. Part time positions: Teaching Assistants for Early Childhood and After School Care Supervisor. Qualified candidates, please follow the directions for applying included in attached job descriptions.


Multiple Openings at Walther Christian Academy

Walther Christian Academy, located at 900 Chicago Ave. in Melrose Park, has three open positions for the 2019-2020 school year. Full time positions available: high school social studies teacher and Choir Director/music teacher for grades 6-12. In addition, Walther is seeking a long-term English substitute from August to November. Interested, qualified candidates, please send a resume and cover letter to Head of School Tim Bouman, Feel free to contact him with any questions about the positions as well.


Saint Luke Academy Seeking Early Childhood Teachers

Saint Luke Academy, located at 1500 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago, is seeking two early education teachers for the 2019-2020 school year; one preschool three-year-old classroom teacher and one preschool four-year-old teacher. Interested, qualified candidates, please email a resume to Principal Donna Beck,


St. Paul Early Childhood Center Seeks Early Childhood Teacher

St. Paul Early Childhood Center (ECC), located at 5650 N. Canfield Ave. in Chicago, has an immediate opening for a PreK-3 & 4-year-old teacher. St. Paul ECC implements a project/inquiry-based educational program for students including resources such as a STEM room, large motor room, library, and art studio. Requirements: Minimum of a B.A/B.S degree in Elementary or Early Childhood Education. State certified or equivalent. Click here for a full job description.


Pilgrim Lutheran School Seeks Music Teacher and Coordinator of Children’s Ministry

Pilgrim Lutheran School, located at 4300 N. Winchester Ave, Chicago, seeks a PK-3rd grade Music Teacher and a Coordinator of Children’s Ministry. Qualified candidates, please follow the directions for applying included in attached job descriptions. Learn more about Pilgrim at or contact Principal Chris Comella at


St. John’s Lutheran School Seeks Long-Term Substitute Teacher

St. John’s Lutheran School, located at 4939 W. Montrose Ave. in Chicago, is looking for a long term sub for PK-4 to start in August for a 12 week maternity leave.  This teacher would  have an opportunity to interview for an full time opening beginning the 2020-2021 school year. Interested candidates can call the school at 773-736-1196 or email for more information.


Lutheran Day Early Childhood Center in Need of Assistant Teachers

Lutheran Day Early Childhood Center located at 1802 N. Fairfield Ave. in Chicago, has several open positions.  Do you want to work for a supervisor who totally values your input and will put your expertise and experiences to use? Is being a preschool teacher a calling for you? We are a Faith-based Preschool in the Logan Square/Humboldt Park Community and are in need of Assistant Teachers & After School Teachers who love working with and educating children. Qualified applicants will have an Associates or Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education or applicants may also qualify with 1 year (1,600 clock hours) of Child Development experience in a Nursery School, Kindergarten or a licensed child care center plus 30 semester hours of credits from an accredited college or university (with at least 6 hours in courses related to Child Development.)  Competitive compensation depends on your education and experience.  Interested parties should email a resume.