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.
 


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. 

    Employment Opportunities

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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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    • Elementary Music Teacher - Oak Lawn and Tinley Park

      SCCS is accepting applications for a part time (approximately 50%) Elementary Music Education teacher for the 2022-23 school year.  This position will teach elementary music to our youngest students at both our Oak Lawn and Tinley Park PS-8 campuses.  Ideal candidates are certified teachers who want to collaborate for standards-based, social-emotional, and spiritually-engaging learning. 

      Applicants must profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and meet all criteria for employment as required by the Southwest Chicago Christian School Association.  A Bachelor’s degree in education and a teaching certificate are required.
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    • Lead Preschool Teacher - Oak Lawn

      Our Oak Lawn campus is seeking a Lead Preschool Teacher for the 2022-23 school year.  This position joins the preschool team to participate in the practices of a professional learning community. Ideal candidates are certified early childhood teachers who want to collaborate for standards-based, social-emotional, and spiritually-engaging learning. 

      This position starts out at 0.6 FTE with the potential for it to be full-time based on enrollment.  

      Applicants must profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and meet all criteria for employment as required by the Southwest Chicago Christian School Association.  A Bachelor’s degree in education and a teaching certificate are required.
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    • School Counselor - Oak Lawn

      Our Oak Lawn PS-8 campus is seeking a part-time (approximately 60%) school counselor for the 2022-23 school year.  School counselors are a visible and active presence in the classroom and in the school community, supporting the academic, social and emotional growth and development of all students. Counselors observe frequently in classrooms and meet regularly with teachers and learning support staff to discuss the needs of and develop strategies for children. Counselors provide direct services to children including social-emotional learning lessons, short-term individual and small group counseling support, and crisis intervention. 

      Responsibilities:
      • Working with parents is an essential part of the counselor’s role in the school, including consultation regarding child guidance, family issues, and school-related concerns. Counselors guide and support parents in the process of finding the best resources to support children, including referral sources for mental health professionals, occupational therapists, and speech and language therapists. It is often the responsibility of the counselor to initiate and facilitate goal-setting meetings for children who experience challenges in school. These meetings include teachers, parents, the principal, learning support staff and often outside professionals.
      • Building deep relationships with students, families, faculty, staff, and administration, and maintaining strong lines of communication with families about student progress fosters a shared understanding of the critical transition families make when children enter nursery school. We are looking for team members who will emanate optimism, share feedback to solve problems, constantly reflect on their practice, and commit to collaborating closely with the mission of SCCS.
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    • Middle School Teacher - Oak Lawn

      Our Oak Lawn campus is accepting applications for a full time Middle School Math and/or Language Arts for the 2022-23 school year.  Ideal candidates are certified teachers who want to collaborate for standards-based, social-emotional, and spiritually-engaging learning. 

      Applicants must profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and meet all criteria for employment as required by the Southwest Chicago Christian School Association.  A Bachelor’s degree in education and a teaching certificate are required.
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    • High School Chemistry - Palos Heights

      Chicago Christian High School seeks a full-time high school Science Teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. This position will teach Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, and AP Chemistry. 

      We seek individuals who are driven by excellence and care deeply about their students. Being a part of the CCHS faculty means to strive to reach all students and to understand the importance of building strong and authentic relationships with them. CCHS faculty members work well within a team and understand that the success of a school rests on the dedication and hard work of the staff.
       
      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 wisdom when it is needed.
       
      In our classrooms we strive to push our students to 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.
       
      The preferred candidate will be able to:
      • Provide an appropriate academic challenge and demonstrate an ability to differentiate in the classroom to reach all students.
      • Understand how to teach purposefully in an extended class period.
      • Design coherent, purposeful, and engaging curriculum that clearly aligns to standards.
      • Use technology effectively and meaningfully in the classroom.
      • Be able to incorporate a Standards Based Learning approach to grading.
      • Have a desire to collaborate in a professional learning community.
       
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    • High School Theater Coordinator- Palos Heights

      Chicago Christian High School is seeking a Theater Coordinator.  Applicants must profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and meet all the criteria for employment as required by the Southwest Chicago Christian School Association.  The Theater Director/Coordinator is responsible for the overall vision of the theater department. They are in the background  helping the directors produce the shows. They help with the nuts and bolts as well as the overall creative direction.
      • Final Selection of Play/Musical, approved by Principal
      • Finds Directors to fill each position
      • Submit information to get Royalties and books
      • Make approximate budget for show
      • Update OnCampus page for shows and post information for directors
      • Post advertising on Facebook and Instagram
      • Sets up and runs the Ludus Ticketing website
      • Responsible for budget, submitting expenses and depositing funds.
      • If Matinee (or for show preview) communicates with faculty who will be missing class, and for what periods of time they are excused.
      • Work with NHS to usher and handle refreshments at intermission
      • Provide a basic tutorial for ushers and House Manager as they arrive on show night, on how to read tickets and seat people.
      • Plans the Theater Banquet/Theater awards night
      • Plans trip to Theater Festivals

      Questions? Contact Principal Mike Drury at mdrury@swchristian.org.  To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Principal Drury.
    • High School Director for Fall 2022 Musical - Palos Heights

      Chicago Christian High School is seeking a Stage Director for a fall 2022 musical. Applicants must profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and meet all the criteria for employment as required by the Southwest Chicago Christian School Association.  The Stage Director is the main point of contact for all actors, parents and staff involved in the show. They carry the main creative vision for the show as well as the hands on work to get the show to its production point.

      • Work with Team to select appropriate show
      • Schedule Auditions
      • Plan audition activities and recruit other casting agents
      • Make final cast and post on webpage
      • Prepare a practice schedule and post or distribute
      • Lead practices (Work with the DC to create an appropriate schedule)
        • Practices are typically 5 days a week for 8-10 weeks for the musical and 4 days a week for the first 4 weeks of a play and then 5 days a week after.
        • Primary responsibilities are character development, blocking and overall show thematic integrity. 
      • Oversee Costume, Prop and Set design and creation (works with DC to find staff/volunteers as needed)
      • Make or delegate publicity materials-posters, programs
      • Design (or delegate design) of t-shirts, send to DC to work with Custom Ink. Create Cast and Crew list for back.
      • Work with Custom Ink to finalize design and collect money from students.
      • Recruit student crews and supervise their activity (stage and hair and makeup). Consult with Tech Director as necessary
      • If Matinee-work with/be matinee coordinator to invite schools, schedule, and coordinate with schools coming and NHS helpers (see House Manager Binder for all information)
      • If seating is reserved and not digital, create maps for sales and remove any unsellable tickets
      • Work with Hair and Makeup crews/Student Directors, finding appropriate looks, and purchasing any items needed for the makeup kit.
      • Schedule any cast meals if needed, finding parent volunteers or work with student directors to get money from cast and have items delivered. Typically for Saturday practices, final dress, and matinee. (inform CCHS Cafeteria number of students not eating in Cafeteria that day)
      • Have cast and crew strike after show and get everything put away
      • Return all costumes and props to the thrift store, washing as needed. Dry clean/ wash any costumes before re-storing. Return rental costumes.
      • Submit final receipts and cash deposits

      Questions? Contact Principal Mike Drury at mdrury@swchristian.org.  To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Principal Drury.
    • High School Director for Spring 2023 Play - Palos Heights

      Chicago Christian High School is seeking a Stage Director for a spring 2023 play.  Applicants must profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and meet all the criteria for employment as required by the Southwest Chicago Christian School Association.  The Stage Director is the main point of contact for all actors, parents and staff involved in the show. They carry the main creative vision for the show as well as the hands on work to get the show to its production point.

      • Work with Team to select appropriate show
      • Schedule Auditions
      • Plan audition activities and recruit other casting agents
      • Make final cast and post on webpage
      • Prepare a practice schedule and post or distribute
      • Lead practices (Work with the DC to create an appropriate schedule)
        • Practices are typically 5 days a week for 8-10 weeks for the musical and 4 days a week for the first 4 weeks of a play and then 5 days a week after.
        • Primary responsibilities are character development, blocking and overall show thematic integrity. 
      • Oversee Costume, Prop and Set design and creation (works with DC to find staff/volunteers as needed)
      • Make or delegate publicity materials-posters, programs
      • Design (or delegate design) of t-shirts, send to DC to work with Custom Ink. Create Cast and Crew list for back.
      • Work with Custom Ink to finalize design and collect money from students.
      • Recruit student crews and supervise their activity (stage and hair and makeup). Consult with Tech Director as necessary
      • If Matinee-work with/be matinee coordinator to invite schools, schedule, and coordinate with schools coming and NHS helpers (see House Manager Binder for all information)
      • If seating is reserved and not digital, create maps for sales and remove any unsellable tickets
      • Work with Hair and Makeup crews/Student Directors, finding appropriate looks, and purchasing any items needed for the makeup kit.
      • Schedule any cast meals if needed, finding parent volunteers or work with student directors to get money from cast and have items delivered. Typically for Saturday practices, final dress, and matinee. (inform CCHS Cafeteria number of students not eating in Cafeteria that day)
      • Have cast and crew strike after show and get everything put away
      • Return all costumes and props to the thrift store, washing as needed. Dry clean/ wash any costumes before re-storing. Return rental costumes.
      • Submit final receipts and cash deposits

      Questions? Contact Principal Mike Drury at mdrury@swchristian.org.  To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Principal Drury.
    • High School Improv Director - Palos Heights

      Chicago Christian High School is seeking an Improv Team Director.  Applicants must profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and meet all the criteria for employment as required by the Southwest Chicago Christian School Association. The Improv Director is a year long position that includes weekly practice and minimally 3 shows per year. The team is 9-10 students. 
      • Creates an Audition for new team members in mid September (Traditionally students who have been on the team for 2 seasons are asked to be at auditions, but have already earned a spot on the team)
      • Schedules and leads weekly 2 hour practices.
      • Orders shirts which are used as performance uniforms.
      • Schedules the dates of the Winter, Spring and Final show with the principal or Theater Coordinator.
      • Ensures that the Tech Coordinator or designate will be at every show to run tech
      • Works with the principal to live stream the shows.

      Questions? Contact Principal Mike Drury at mdrury@swchristian.org.  To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Principal Drury.
    • 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 $15 to $17 per hour.  Interested parties should contact Laura Conley, Transportation Coordinator, at 708.636.8622 or LConley@swchristian.org.