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

Instructional Technology Coordinator

Chicagoland Lutheran Educational Foundation is seeking a dynamic individual to join our team as the Instructional Technology Coordinator. This part-time position will report to the Director of Academic Excellence.  Click here for additional information and to apply.


Development Director

Chicagoland Lutheran Educational Foundation is seeking a self-starter to join our team as the Development Director. 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 communicate, engage, and seek support from donors, prospective donors, Lutheran school alumni, parents, congregations, and businesses.  He or she will assist with fundraising tactics, general development activities, donor stewardship and database management.  Click here for additional information and to apply.


Instructional Coach

Chicagoland Lutheran Educational Foundation is seeking an individual to serve as a part-time Instructional Coach for multiple K-8 schools in Chicago.  The Instructional Coach will assist the CLEF Director of Academic Excellence and school(s) in supporting the implementation of high-quality academics. In this role they will provide instructional coaching support to teachers in the areas of literacy, STEAM, and project-based learning. The Instructional Coach will also coordinate with the vested stakeholders and other leadership regarding the weekly management of school-based program initiatives and other related duties as assigned.  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.

Pilgrim Lutheran School has Immediate Openings for 2020-2021 School Year

Pilgrim Lutheran School is seeking highly qualified candidates for the positions of part-time preschool and full-time Grade 1 classroom teachers.  Please click the links for job descriptions.  Interested applicants should email a resume to Principal Chris Comella.


Bethesda International Academy Seeks Support Staff

Bethesda International Academy seeks enthusiastic candidates for the following roles:

Before Care 7:00-8:30 a.m.

After Care 3:15-6:00 p.m.

Nighttime Custodian:  4:30-7:30 p.m.

Interested candidates should call or email Principal Aaron Landgrave.

St. James Lutheran School Seeks Several new Team Members

St. James Lutheran School, a private faith-based school in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, has job openings for the following positions.  Click each description for additional information and instructions on how to apply.

Early Childhood Teacher

Teaching Assistant

After-School Childcare Supervisor


Multiple Positions Open at Holy Family School

Holy Family School, a private faith-based school in the North Lawndale community, is seeking an elementary school teacher. We are looking for candidates with current Illinois certification who are mission driven and focused on educating children in an underserved community. The ideal candidate would have at some experience working with elementary age children, and enjoy collaborating with colleagues, have knowledge of differentiated instruction and have the ability to motivate and inspire children.

The school is also in need of a part-time bus driver and a full-time custodian.

Interested candidates please email a resume to Principal Dr. Candace Smith.


St. Paul Lutheran School Seeks Principal for 2020-2021 School Year

St. Paul Lutheran School, 846 N. Menard Avenue in the Austin area of Chicago, is seeking an energetic, highly qualified person to serve as its principal.  Interested candidates can call the school office at 773-378-6644.


Grace Christian Academy Has Immediate Opening for Development Director

Grace Christian Academy is in need of a Development Director to develop relationships with new donors and strengthen relationships with existing donors. Please click here for a detailed job description.  Interested candidates please email a resume to principal Carlo Giannotta.


Walther Christian Academy has Part-Time Openings for 2020-2021 School Year

Walther Christian Academy is seeking candidates for two part-time roles: Administrative Assistant or Student Services Secretary.  Interested applicants should email a resume to Head of School Tim Bouman.


Multiple Openings at Concordia Place

Concordia Place, an early childhood center with multiple locations on the north side of Chicago, has a variety of teaching and administrative positions open. Please follow this link for more information and job descriptions.


Saint Luke Academy Seeks After-School Extended Care Worker

Saint Luke Academy, located at 1500 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago, is seeking an extended care worker starting in October.  The position pays $15 per hour, with a Monday-Friday schedule of 3:15-6:00 p.m.  Please email Principal Donna Beck with a current resume if you are interested in interviewing for the position.


A Letter From Dawn Robinson


CLEF’s mission is to provide academic excellence to our students in a Christian environment. Today that can mean at-risk remote learning, in place of classroom instruction and safety. How can we help provide our students and their families with a Christian perspective in the face of despair, anger, racism, and destruction?