Employment

Southwest Chicago Christian Schools and Chicago Christian High School seek to hire individuals that have a passion for Christ, a passion to work with youth and children, and a passion to be an active and vital member of our community.  

Please go to our About Page to learn more about our Vision, Faith and Philosopy to determine if you would feel at home in our community.

To apply for a position, follow the instruction included in the position description.  See also the Resources listed on this page for applications and more.
 


Employment Opportunities

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  • High School English Teacher - Full Time, Palos Heights

    Chicago Christian High School seeks a full-time high school English Teacher & Library Coordinator for the 2023-2024 school year.  We seek individuals who are driven by excellence and care deeply about their students.  Being a part of the CCHS faculty means striving to reach all students and understanding the importance of building strong and authentic relationships with them. CCHS faculty members work well within a team and understand that a school's success rests on the staff's dedication and hard work.

    At CCHS, we understand that students come to school with a wide variety of backgrounds, abilities, and interests. It is the job of the CCHS faculty to work with each student and get to know him or her in a way that would not only best support their learning but also provide guidance and spiritual direction.

    In our classrooms, we strive to push our students to be followers of Christ, think critically, ask deeper questions, and to have ownership of their own learning. We are not afraid to abandon the lesson plan to dive into an idea or expand on a question or revelation. 

    English Position Profile
     The preferred candidate will be able to:
    • Share and articulate their faith in a way that helps promote the spiritual development of students. 
    • Use strong pedagogical methods to help expand our students’ knowledge in reading, writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills.  
    • Balance the need for discipleship and academic excellence within each English course. 
    • Use technology effectively and meaningfully in the classroom. 
    • Understand how to teach purposefully in an extended class period.
    • Design a coherent, purposeful, and engaging curriculum that clearly aligns to standards.  
    • Provide an appropriate academic challenge and demonstrate an ability to differentiate in the classroom to reach all students. 
    • Be able to incorporate a Standards Based Learning approach to grading. 
    • Have the desire to collaborate in a professional learning community.

    Courses to Teach
    • AP Literature
    • Composition & Grammar 
    • One Semester of Communications and One Semester of Creative Writing 
    • Library Media Center Coordinator
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  • High School Math Teacher - Full Time, Palos Heights

    Chicago Christian High School seeks a full-time high school Math teacher for the 2023-2024 school year. We seek individuals who are driven by excellence and care deeply about their students.  Being a part of the CCHS faculty means striving to reach all students and understanding the importance of building strong and authentic relationships with them. CCHS faculty members work well within a team and understand that a school's success rests on the staff's dedication and hard work.

    At CCHS, we understand that students come to school with a wide variety of backgrounds, abilities, and interests. It is the job of the CCHS faculty to work with each student and get to know him or her in a way that would not only best support their learning but also provide guidance and spiritual direction. 

    In our classrooms, we strive to push our students to be followers of Christ, think critically, ask deeper questions, and to have ownership of their own learning. We are not afraid to abandon the lesson plan to dive into an idea or expand on a question or revelation. 

    Math Position Profile
     The preferred candidate will be able to:
    • Share and articulate their faith in a way that helps promote the spiritual development of students. 
    • Use strong pedagogical methods to help expand our students’ math skills and mastery of math concepts.  
    • Balance the need for discipleship and academic excellence within each Math course. 
    • Use technology effectively and meaningfully in the classroom. 
    • Understand how to teach purposefully in an extended class period.
    • Design a coherent, purposeful, and engaging curriculum that clearly aligns to standards.  
    • Provide an appropriate academic challenge and demonstrate an ability to differentiate in the classroom to reach all students. 
    • Be able to incorporate a Standards Based Learning approach to grading. 
    • Have the desire to collaborate in a professional learning community.
    Courses to Teach
    • Pre-Algebra 
    • Algebra II
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  • High School Social Studies Teacher - Full Time, Palos Heights

    Chicago Christian High School seeks a full-time high school Social Studies teacher for the 2023-2024 school year.  We seek individuals who are driven by excellence and care deeply about their students.  Being a part of the CCHS faculty means striving to reach all students and understanding the importance of building strong and authentic relationships with them. CCHS faculty members work well within a team and understand that a school's success rests on the staff's dedication and hard work.

    At CCHS, we understand that students come to school with a wide variety of backgrounds, abilities, and interests. It is the job of the CCHS faculty to work with each student and get to know him or her in a way that would not only best support their learning but also provide guidance and spiritual direction. 

    In our classrooms, we strive to push our students to be followers of Christ, think critically, ask deeper questions, and to have ownership of their own learning. We are not afraid to abandon the lesson plan to dive into an idea or expand on a question or revelation. 

    Social Studies Position Profile
     The preferred candidate will be able to:
    • Share and articulate their faith in a way that helps promote the spiritual development of students. 
    • Use strong pedagogical methods to help expand our students’ historical knowledge and writing / critical thinking skills.  
    • Balance the need for discipleship and academic excellence within each Social Studies course. 
    • Use technology effectively and meaningfully in the classroom. 
    • Understand how to teach purposefully in an extended class period.
    • Design a coherent, purposeful, and engaging curriculum that clearly aligns to standards.  
    • Provide an appropriate academic challenge and demonstrate an ability to differentiate in the classroom to reach all students. 
    • Be able to incorporate a Standards Based Learning approach to grading. 
    • Have the desire to collaborate in a professional learning community.
    Courses to Teach
    • World History
    • AP Government 
    • History of Chicago 
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  • K-8 Spanish Teacher, Oak Lawn and TInley Park

    We are accepting applications for a K-8 Spanish teacher.  This is an 80%* position that will teach students at both our Oak Lawn and Tinley Park elementary campuses. SCCS teachers participate in the practices of a professional learning community.  Ideal candidates are certified teachers who want to collaborate for standards-based, social-emotional, and spiritually-engaging learning.  SCCS faculty model the our Characteristics of Faculty Excellence, as found on the Employment page of the website.  A Bachelor’s degree in education and a teaching certificate are required. 

    *We would consider full time employment if needed for the right candidate.  
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  • Kindergarten Teacher - Full Day, Oak Lawn

    Southwest Chicago Christian School (SCCS) is accepting applications for a Full Day Kindergarten teacher at the Oak Lawn campus for the 2023-2024 school year.  SCCS is a Christ-centered learning community intent on restoring God’s world.  SCCS teachers participate in the practices of a professional learning community.  Ideal candidates are certified teachers who want to collaborate for standards-based, social-emotional, and spiritually-engaging learning.  SCCS faculty model the following characteristics of professional excellence:  

    • A Follower of Christ - Celebrates the centrality of Christ, committed to and formed by God’s Word, fostering the gifts of the Holy Spirit in self and in each child, living out His calling, building community, and living out the hope we have in Christ.
    • A Seeker of Knowledge-Engages in continuous learning, possessing a passion to understand and empathize, researching/implementing innovative and developmentally appropriate practices, asking questions, embracing mistakes, and collaborating with others.
    • A Pursuer of Justice - Commits to reach across boundaries of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, and politics by fostering relationships, acting in love, and working to bring God’s kingdom to our communities both locally and globally.
    • An Architect of Intentional Instruction - Plans with backwards design, crafting engaging lessons, responding to students’ needs with differentiation and care, and focusing narrowly on learning targets and standards.
    • A Practitioner of Professionalism - Demonstrates personal responsibility, accountability, a willingness to seek out collaboration and mentoring, and high standards in relation to others in the school community.
    • An Infuser of Inspiration - Enthusiastic to share and challenge students, inspiring them to be active in the learning process and be able to apply what they learn to create a lasting impact for God's kingdom.
    • An Engager of Parents/Guardians - Communicates effectively with parents to share positive encouragement as well as issues of concern, portraying a partnership in education and actively including and inviting parents to be a part of the learning community. 
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  • Technology Director

    Southwest Chicago Christian School is looking for our next Technology Director.  The Technology Director will report to the Superintendent and join a dynamic team of educators and professionals supporting Christian families in a Preschool through High School setting.  The Technology Director will ensure that our technological resources meet our educational and operational needs.  The Technology Director will also ensure that these resources are integrated into our instructional program and optimally used by our faculty, staff, and students.  The desired candidate shall have a degree in Information Technology or equivalent experience.  We seek a professional with good managerial and leadership skills, a keen interest in promoting the utilization of technology in an educational setting, and the ability to perform the responsibilities effectively with a minimum of direct supervision.  The Technology Director will work in collaboration with Administrators, the Curriculum Director, and Instructional Technology Coach among others.  Main responsibilities include but are not limited to:
     
    • Instructional Consulting - Review and recommend instructional technology materials, model and assist in the use of new technologies and software, keep staff informed of new resources and professional opportunities, and serve on the Computer Curriculum Committee.
    • Technical Support – Install and maintain hardware and software, ensure proper functioning of the network, collaborate with others regarding their needs for technology and implement plans to meet those needs.
    • Security Technology Management – Manage the keycard access and camera systems on all three campuses, and maintain appropriate security protocols for the network and physical facilities. 
    • Administrative Management – Develop and implement policies and procedures, set priorities to meet the needs of the school, oversee and manage the technology budget as well as an inventory of resources, and monitor the school’s Technology Plan.
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  • Head Football Coach, Palos Heights

    Chicago Christian High School is seeking a new Head Football Coach. Accompanying full time faculty position(s) are available at this time. Qualified candidates must possess the following:
    • Strong Biblical Faith and Christian character
    • Excellent organization and communication skills
    • At least 5 years of previous coaching experience, head coaching experience preferred.
    Interested candidates should submit a resume and brief letter of introduction to Athletic Director Mark Zylstra at mzylstra@swchristian.org
     
  • Substitute Teachers

    We are seeking teachers to substitute at all three of our campuses:  
    • Oak Lawn (Preschool through 8th grade)
    • Tinley Park (Preschool through 8th grade)
    • Palos Heights (High School)
    Interested parties should complete a Substitute Teacher Application and forward it to Henry Doorn, Jr., Superintendent, at HDoorn@swchristian.org
  • Bus Drivers

    Our Transportation Department seeks drivers for regular morning and afternoon route, in addition to athletic and extra-curricular events.  A valid CDL and bus permit is desirable , but we are willing to train!  Pay ranges from $18 to $22 per hour.  Interested parties should contact Laura Conley, Transportation Coordinator, at 708.636.8622 or LConley@swchristian.org.

Characteristics of Faculty Excellence

SCCS faculty model the following characteristics:

  • A Follower of Christ - Celebrates the centrality of Christ, committed to and formed by God’s Word, fostering the gifts of the Holy Spirit in self and in each child, living out His calling, building community, and living out the hope we have in Christ.
  • A Seeker of Knowledge-Engages in continuous learning, possessing a passion to understand and empathize, researching/implementing innovative and developmentally appropriate practices, asking questions, embracing mistakes, and collaborating with others.
  • A Pursuer of Justice - Commits to reach across boundaries of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, and politics by fostering relationships, acting in love, and working to bring God’s kingdom to our communities both locally and globally.
  • An Architect of Intentional Instruction -  Plans with backwards design, crafting engaging lessons, responding to students needs with differentiation and care, and focusing narrowly on learning targets and standards.
  • A Practitioner of Professionalism - Demonstrates personal responsibility, accountability, a willingness to seek out collaboration and mentoring, and high standards in relation to others in the school community. 
  • An Infuser of Inspiration - Enthusiastic to share and challenge students, inspiring them to be active in the learning process and be able to apply what they learn to create a lasting impact for God's kingdom.
  • An Engager of Parents/Guardians - Communicates effectively with parents to share positive encouragement as well as issues of concern, portraying a partnership in education and actively including and inviting parents to be a part of the learning community.