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, 630-595-9310 x 109, to discuss details and payment rates.


Programs Assistant, M-Th 9-4 Part-time position

The Programs Assistant will carry out administrative tasks that impact the daily operations of CLEF’s Academic Program. He or she is responsible for performing general office duties such as addressing general school concerns, event planning, organizing and coordinating academic events, coordinating professional development sessions, keeping records (such as PD attendance), data entry, answering phone calls at the office, and responding to general school inquiries. The Programs Assistant will communicate with schools and vendors as well as promote academic programs and events. This individual must be flexible, a team player, and willing to learn. The Programs Assistant will directly support the Director of Academic Excellence. This is a part-time position, Monday-Thursday, 9a-4p. This individual will also be available to work all CLEF events such as the Networking Conference, Gala, and others as necessary.

Responsibilities for Programs Assistant:
● Coordinate academic events (such as Principal 360 Chicago Edition/Mastermind Chicago Edition, CLEF’s Annual Networking Conference, Chicagoland Lutheran Schools’ Summit, etc.

● Schedule meetings & Zooms as needed
● Represent CLEF for academic program-related matters and events

● Communicate with schools and other CLEF stakeholders (such as academic-related communications regarding professional development and other CLEF programs)
● Create academic-related forms and surveys as required
● Maintain/build on Thinkific platform (for Principal 360 Chicago Edition & Mastermind
● Coordinate ordering of materials and supplies (curriculum, event supplies, Teacher
DREAMs, CLEF/P360 academic SWAG, etc.)
● Serve as support during professional development sessions
● PDH form coordination; track PD attendance; maintain PD schedule/log of recordings
and resources
● Review Medallion Badge material submissions for completeness
● Correspond with Director of Academic Excellence regarding goals and objectives of
academic program
● Carry out administrative tasks as required to facilitate an efficient working environment
– specifically for the academic program
● Communicate with schools, vendors and CLEF stakeholders
● Perform additional tasks as may be required by Director of Academic Excellence and Executive Director

● Assist Principal 360 Program Director as needed


Qualifications for Programs Assistant:
● Bachelor degree required
● Prior experience working as an education coordinator, program assistant, or similar in a
related field required
● Proficient with computer technology, Google Suite, and Microsoft Office applications
● Proficient with using Zoom
● Strong oral and written communication skills
● Excellent critical-thinking and problem-solving skills; Innovative
● Professional and pleasant demeanor to meet with clients and customers
● Exceptional time management and organizational skills
● Sharp attention to detail with an extraordinary ability to multitask
● Prompt, reliable and diligent worker
● Able to sit, stand and move around for long hours at a time; able to lift at least 20 lbs

For additional information or to submit your resume, please contact Erika Jackson at 630-595-9310, ext. 104 or through email at



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, 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.


Holy Family Ministries – The Peace Exchange, Program Assistant

The Peace Exchange (TPE) – Program Assistant Job Description (part-time, 15 hr. per week)

As an at will employee and Program Assistant for TPE, you are expected to:

  1. Assist the program manager with program logistics as assigned.
  2. Type and report meeting minutes of weekly staff meetings
  3. Assist in the Speaking Peace, Peace Explorers and Peace Builder programs: 

~Help as an aid-instructor for Speaking Peace as assigned 

~Help in coordinating with schools and partners organizations to conduct our Speaking Peace, Peace Explorers and Peace Builder programs.

~Gather and tabulate pre and post data tests to help assess the effectiveness and impact of our programs

~Serve as a mentor and set an example of good character to students

~Support the administration and Holy Family community in their joint mission of helping to see God’s love, care and direction in their lives and in the world.

~Devote up to 15 hours per week to your TPE activities.

Applicant criteria and desired qualifications:

~Be enrolled or have completed college/university.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.  

~Customer service skills with a friendly and positive attitude.

~Be able to work independently without much supervision

~Be willing to work collaboratively as a team member 

~Minimum of 1 year of work experience in a position of significant responsibility within a school/ educational/ organization setting

~Minimum of 1 year of experience working with youth, parents, and/ or community

~Effective communication skills; I.e. strong writing, research and presentation skills

~Relevant experience in youth leadership development and social emotional learning

~Experience in forming youth development, community building and networking.

~Computer literacy is required – Microsoft Word and Excel as well as Google Suites, Graphics knowledge a plus.

Compensation commensurates with experience. Email resumes and cover letters to Henry Cervantes, Program Manager:

Principal – Full time 

Beginning approx. June/July 2023

Saint Luke Academy 1500 W Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60657



  • Master’s Degree (or actively working towards the Master’s) 
  • Illinois Teaching License (out of state will be considered)
  • Teaching Experience at the elementary level
  • A practicing Christian who supports the values of the ELCA and is willing to engage in the life of the school and church
  • Master’s Degree in Educational Administration/School Leadership
  • Illinois Licensure in Educational Administration 
    Experience in Educational Leadership
  • Experience in Christian Schools
  • A practicing Christian who supports the values of the ELCA and is willing to be open to membership at Saint Luke
How to Apply: 
Please email resume and cover letter to: 
Please follow this link to the Job Description
Resumes and cover letters due by 3pm Monday, March 13, 2023

Our Savior Lutheran Church & School


Contact: Carolyn Fischer
Email resume, cover letter & any additional certification documents to:
Phone: 773-392-7318

Title: Coverage of Kindergarten Maternity Leave with possibility of full time for 2023-2024 school year

Description of Position:
Seeking Full day kindergarten teacher in a self contained classroom to cover a
maternity leave from April 3 through the end of the school year – June 2.
The candidate would be considered for filling the vacancy in the 23-24 school year if interested. Current enrollment is 8 students.

Start Date: April 3 2023

St. Paul Early Childhood Center Early Childhood Teachers

St. Paul ECC is seeking preschool, 1st and 2nd grade teachers for the 2023-24 school year. St. Paul ECC provides a Christ-centered environment where teachers possess a mature Christian faith.  Teachers are required to deliver instruction by using a combination of the project-based learning approach and state standards based curricula.
Minimum Professional Qualifications:
  • B.A. or B.S. degree in Elementary Education, or related field
  • Professional Educator’s License
  • Minimum of 1 year in the classroom
Please send a cover letter and resume to Jenna Scifo,


Walther Christian Academy Middle & High School Math Teacher

Walther Christian Academy is seeking a Math teacher for the 2023-2024 school year.  We are a faith-based 290 student 6th-12th grade school in the Lutheran tradition preparing students for college and a Christian life.  We are seeking an IL certified teacher with at least two years of teaching experience to join us!  Classes would primarily include 8th-10th grade Algebra and Pre-Algebra.  Additional stipends are available for coaching and leading extracurricular activities.  A full-time permanent position will be available beginning in the 2023/2024 school year.

Job Type: Full-time

Please send a resume and cover letter to Head of School Tim Bouman at if you are interested.

Thank you!


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.