• College Counselor for Maternity Leave  Chicago Christian High School is looking for a passionate, driven and highly organized individual to fill a Maternity Leave College Counselor position starting in August 2019 and running through early November 2019.  The main role of this position will involve the following: (1) Helping students develop post secondary educational plans in accordance with their interests, abilities and career plans; (2) Meeting with seniors/juniors and assisting them with completion of college admissions applications; (3) Ensuring that students are aware of the requirements for graduation and college admission; (4) Assisting the principal in meeting with students whose names appear on the low-grade list for each marking period and, if appropriate, formulating a plan of action for success involving the student and parent(s); (5) Assuring the appropriate, accurate information is maintained in each student's permanent cumulative record; (6) Assisting with PSAT administration and AP registration; and (7) Other duties as assigned by the administration.  Applicants must profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and meet all criterion for employment as required by the Southwest Chicago Christian School Association.  Experience in Academic Counseling and a related college degree is required.  If interested, please send a cover letter and a resume to Principal Mike Drury at mdrury@swchristian.org.  For an application, visit our website.
  • Assistant AD Internship: Chicago Christian High School is seeking a highly motivated, organized individual who would be interested in an Assistant Athletic Director Internship for the 2019-2020 school year. The internship will be about 10 hours per week and will include running the concession stand at home athletic events, assisting in home game management, and assisting the athletic director with administrative tasks. The candidate will be expected to email parents to get volunteers to staff the concession stand as well as stock the inventory and set up the concession stand at home events. A lot of this work can be done from home at flexible times, but the intern will be needed on campus from approximately 4-6 pm on home event days. This will be primarily Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays in the fall for volleyball and football games, and Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays in the winter for basketball games. Please email AD Mark Zylstra by May 31 at mzylstra@swchristian.org if you are interested in this position. Please include resume and brief introductory letter as well as at least one reference.
  • Assistant Football Coach: Chicago Christian High School is seeking qualified coaching applicants who could coach Wide Receivers on offense and also work with the Defensive Backs on the defensive side.   Full availability during 2-a-days, after school practices, and other in-season schedule necessities is a must.  There are no teaching positions available at this time. Applicants should have a strong Christian testimony, be able to communicate a passion for developing the character of young men through football, and have a sound fundamental knowledge of the game.  We are looking for men who are very comfortable with and passionate about the type of philosophies communicated in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqendAI6UYo

    To learn more about the life of our program, visit our Twitter (@CCHSKnights_FB), Instagram (@CCHSKnights_FB) or Facebook (www.facebook.com/Chicago-Christian-High-School-Football ) pages.  Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, and three references to Nick Cook, Head Football Coach at ncook@swchristian.org, and Mark Zylstra, AD at mzylstra@swchristian.org.

  • Assistant Golf Coach: Chicago Christian is seeking a qualified, Christian candidate to be an assistant golf coach. Season begins in early August and runs through mid-October and consists of mostly after school practices/matches, as well as some Saturday commitments. The individual should have a strong knowledge of the game as well as experience and ability to work with high school students. Please email AD Mark Zylstra at mzylstra@swchristian.org with a resume and brief introductory letter if interested.

  • Part-time Bus Drivers  Southwest Chicago Christian Schools Transportation Department seeks part time bus drivers for athletic and extra-curricular events as well as for route substitutes.  A valid CDL and bus permit is desirable although training is available.  Interested parties should contact Laura Conley, Transportation Coordinator, at (708) 636-8622.
  • Substitute Teachers  Southwest Chicago Christian Schools is seeking teachers to substitute at all three of our campuses: Oak Lawn campus, Preschool - 8th Grade; Tinley Park campus, Preschool - 8th Grade; and at Chicago Christian High School in Palos Heights.  Interested parties should complete a Substitute Teacher Application on our website and forward to Henry Doorn, Jr., Superintendent at hdoorn@swchristian.org.


Profile of a Teacher

Our Mission

Southwest Chicago Christian School Association provides a high quality PreK-12 education program in the Reformed tradition which emphasizes the lordship of Jesus Christ over all of Life. It prepares students spiritually, socially, academically, and physically to serve society effectively and to glorify God by honoring Him in all aspects of Life.

Our Vision

A Christ-centered Learning Community Intent on Restoring God’s World.

What kind of teacher are we looking for?

Christ-centered – before going any further, we want to know if you are a Christian. Are you living for yourself, or have you surrendered to the Lordship of Christ? Are you a member of a church that adheres to Reformed Confessional Standards? Is your interest in this school stimulated by a prayerful seeking after God’s will? Will this be a calling or a job?

We are a Learning Community. All of our efforts are measured by student achievement and discipleship. We are guided by the four questions of a Learning Community: 

  • What will my students learn?
  • How will they show they have learned it?
  • What will I do if they are not learning it?
  • What will I do if they already know it?

We are Intent on Restoring God’s World – we are not just waiting for Christ’s return; we are not waiting until our students graduate; we are not waiting until things get better – as Christians, we are called to a ministry of reconciliation right now. Whether studying math or music, geography or psychology, our learning is guided by the tenets of Reformed Theology:

  • Creation – God created this world perfectly.
  • Fall – because of sin, all of creation is marred.
  • Redemption – God sent Christ to pay the penalty for sin and to redeem us.
  • Restoration – as we wait to be fully united with our Heavenly Father, He asks us to use our time on earth to love Him, to serve Him, and to make life better for others – those I can see, those far away, and those that have not been born yet.

From both research and observation, we know the single greatest contributing factor to an effective and growing school is an excellent faculty. The SCCS Administration and Board understand that mastery is a process, and it is our commitment to this community to recruit and retain teachers that are focused on growth. This rubric identifies the qualities of Master Teachers, Proficient Teachers, Beginning Teachers and teachers who do not meet the following standards:

  • Standard 1:      Instruction: Planning and Preparation for Learning
  • Standard 2:      Assessment of and for Learning
  • Standard 3:      The Learning Environment
  • Standard 4:      Professional Responsibilities
  • Standard 5:      Community Relations

In order to provide for faculty excellence, the administration will:

  • Choose new faculty carefully
  • Orient new faculty thoroughly
  • Evaluate all faculty regularly
  • Assist all faculty to grow professionally
  • Remunerate all faculty fairly
  • Support all faculty spiritually


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Faculty Salary Scale

Teacher Candidate Reference Form

Support Staff Reference Form

Non-Parent Volunteer Application

Teacher Aide Application

Enrichment Program Teacher Application

Teacher Application

Support Staff Application

Substitute Teacher Application