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.


Instructional Coach

Chicagoland Lutheran Educational Foundation is an individual to serve as a part-time Instructional Coach for multiple K-8 schools in Chicago.  The Instructional Coach will assist the CLEF Academic Director 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.


Bethesda Seeks Principal for 2020-2021 School Year

Bethesda International Academy is seeking an energetic, experienced Principal/Teacher candidate who strives for excellence, and will lead others to do the same! Bethesda is located on the far Northwest side of Chicago, in a lovely and historic residential neighborhood. Click here for additional information. Please email Coach Jennifer Heinze with questions or applications.



Immediate Openings Available – Coordinator of Marketing and Enrollment

CLEF is seeking dynamic Coordinators of Marketing and Enrollment to serve in select Chicago Lutheran elementary schools that we support. The Coordinator of Marketing and Enrollment is a newly created part-time position that will serve as a key member of the school administrative team. He or she will oversee all external communications and develop and execute a plan to increase enrollment. This position reports to the school principal and will interact extensively with parents, teachers, volunteers and other school stakeholders.  Immediate openings are available in schools serving the Austin, Grand Crossing, and Portage Park Neighborhoods.  Click here for a detailed job description.  To apply, please email a resume.



St. John’s Lutheran School Seeks Classroom Teachers for 2020-2021 School Year

St. John’s Lutheran School, 4939 W. Montrose Avenue, Chicago seeks full-time classroom teachers for openings in its first and fourth grade self-contained classrooms.  Subject matter teaching options may also be available.  Candidates must have a valid Illinois teaching license.  LCMS rostered teachers are preferred.  Please email a resume to Principal Dan Green to apply.



St. Paul Early Childhood Center Planning Ahead for Summer

St. Paul Early Childhood Center is looking for full and part-time summer camp counselors to serve from June 22-July 31.  Candidates must be 18 years of age or older and undergo a background check.  Please email resumes and inquiries.



Walther Christian Academy In Need of Spring Sports Coaches

The Walther Christian Academy Broncos are looking for some new coaches.  They have openings in the following spring sports: track and field, boys volleyball, boys tennis. If you are interested or if you know of someone who might be a good fit to work with their Bronco athletes, please contact athletic director Dave Grim. This is a great opportunity for some alumni to come back and mentor current athletes.


Walther Christian Academy Seeks Full-Time Director of Advancement.

Walther Christian Academy is seeking a full-time Director of Advancement. We are looking for an experienced professional to further our mission by leading fundraising activities designed to retain and increase philanthropic support. For a full job description and instructions to apply, please click here


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.


Grace Christian Academy Seeks Teacher for Grades 3/4

Grace Christian Academy, a PK-8 school located at 4106 W. 28th Street in Chicago, is seeking a teacher for Grades 3 & 4 (combined classroom). Interested candidates, please send a resume to Principal Carlo Giannotta


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.


Important Message From Our Executive Director


We at CLEF are actively engaging and encouraging our schools during these stressful and difficult times.  Our commitment remains unchanged; to provide academic excellence to all students in our school communities within a safe and healthy Christian environment.