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Chicago Jesuit AcademyChicago, IL

Mission: Chicago Jesuit Academy is a loving and academically rigorous tuition-free Catholic elementary school for students and families from resilient communities impacted by historical disinvestment. We accompany our students and alumni from enrollment through the start of their careers as they develop their gifts and grow as men and women for others. Means: Located in Austin on Chicago’s West Side, CJA admits students to all grades in our lower and middle school without regard for their race, ethnicity or religion, and CJA enrolls 3rd-, 4th- and 5th-grade students without regard for their past levels of academic achievement. We use small class sizes, extended school days and an 11-month school year to give personal care to our students and help them develop as whole persons. We accompany our alumni on their unique paths to meaningful employment and support them throughout high school, their post-secondary education and the start of their careers, always welcoming them back as leaders at CJA and in the broader community. CJA students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, volunteers and benefactors listen to and learn from one another and make disciplined sacrifices to accomplish our shared mission. We partner with other schools and the broader community to create access to better educational resources, confront systemic racism and remove obstacles to educational equity. We call one another to find God in all things and be men and women for others who are open to growth, loving, religious, seeking intellectual excellence and committed to doing justice.

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Ideal Candidate

At Chicago Jesuit Academy, we seek employees who see their work as their vocation. We want our employees to know that every aspect of our shared work is for the long-term development of our students and alumni, in partnership with their families. Ideal candidates will have: A strong understanding of and passion for Jesuit values A sincere commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion with a belief that all children deserve equitable access to a high-quality education A growth mindset and accept instructions, directions, and feedback Teaching Certification 2+ years of classroom experience

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Employee Benefits

Health Insurance Dental and Vision Insurance Long Term Disability and Life Insurance 403b Salary Deferral Plan Loan Repayment Program Continuing Education Assistance Retention Bonuses

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Hiring for
  • Lead Teacher
  • Teaching Assistant or Aide
Grade Levels


  • Greater Chicago Area
Low Income
Of Color
English Language Learner
Special Needs
Of Color
3+ Years of Experience