For more than 35 years Concordia Place has been bringing communities together where all our neighbors can gather, learn and grow. Whether it’s through our sliding-scale tuition Early Childhood, our innovative Teen Leadership or our healthy Senior Wellness, Concordia Place helps shape the future of children, teens, adults, and seniors in so many ways.

Why work at Concordia?

The rewards of being part of our Concordia team include working with other talented, dedicated people, representing a faith-based organization that has demonstrated success, and the satisfaction of making a difference for families in Chicago neighborhoods. Not only that, but we offer:

  • Competitive salaries and great benefits
  • Convenient locations near CTA and bus lines
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities
  • Positive team environment
  • The chance to make a difference every day!

Our Benefits Include:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time
  • Paid Holidays
  • 403b Retirement Plan
  • Discounted Child Care

 

How to Apply

  • Complete our Online Applicationor
  • Send your resume and a cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or
  • Fax your resume and a cover letter to 773.463.1690, or
  • Mail your resume and a cover letter to 3300 N. Whipple, Chicago, IL 60618, Attn. Human Resources

We're so excited you're interested in Concordia Place as a next step in your career!

 

Career Opportunities

Develops and administers the early learning program consistent with Concordia Place policies, needs of membership and community, and within city and state requirements. Reports to the Site Director.

Requirements:
Excellence in Mission
 - Obtain and maintain city and state licensing, NAEYC standards and accreditation, and ExceleRate Quality Rating and Improvement System Gold Circle of Quality
 - Ensure program and curriculum are whole-child focused, developmentally appropriate, and leading edge
 - Maintain current knowledge in field
 - Collaborate with parents to create support for their parenting and seamless transitions between home and center
 - Cultivate parent relationships, including the Parent's Matters committee
 - Establish checks and balances for major functions, including enrollment, tuition accounts, and data integrity
 - Work with other Concordia Ministries leadership to ensure "a Place of One"
 - Ensure facility program spaces are outward reflections of "a Place of Excellence"

Financial Strength
 - Responsible for program recruitment and enrollment, including program marketing, open houses and other events for prospective families
 - Coordinate with marketing and communications to ensure full enrollment
 - Lead program operations within budget, current accounts, full enrollment, and appropriate staffing
 - Coordinate with other staff to develop and execute fundraising strategies, including help to prepare grant proposals

Visibility
 - Promote organization through community relationships and online channels (web, social media, etc.)
 - Present programs to community groups; develop and foster relationships with key community and program leaders and organizations
 - Coordinate program with other segments of Concordia and with community activities

Capacity for Growth
 - Hire, manage, train, grow, and mentor staff appropriate to the current and future needs of program and organization
 - Ensure all staff are fluent in Concordia messaging and branding

Qualifications:
 - Associate's degree with 24 credits in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or Elementary Education and 9 credits in administration, leadership, or management
 - 3-5 years' experience as a director or assistant director supervising classroom staff in an early learning, preschool or school age program with at least 50 children
 - Knowledge of children's physical, emotional and developmental patterns
 - Knowledge of curriculum development and planning, in-service staff training and procedures for evaluation of the progress of individual children
 - Sensitivity to the individual and group needs of children and their families
 - Ability to communicate with parents and staff effectively
 - Maturity to supervise staff
 - Experience managing operations within budget
 - Ability to delegate responsibility
 - Ability to promote and present program at various forums
 - Proficiency in Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, and Publisher)
 - While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift up to a 30 pound child.

Concordia offers excellent salaries, medical and dental benefits, 403(b) retirement savings, life insurance, Long-term Disability Insurance, and paid time off (personal time, vacation and holidays). We are an equal opportunity employer.

For consideration please e-mail resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to 773-463-1690.
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Concordia Place is accepting resumes for an Early Learning Teacher position in our 2 year-old classroom. This is a full-time year round position. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Teachers work with assistant teachers to develop weekly lesson plans based on a curriculum outline. We use teacher-directed and child-initiated activities that build both mental and motor abilities, teach social skills, encourage positive self-images and develop self-discipline. In addition, learning through play along with parent involvement activities are keystones to the program. This is a year round position.

Concordia Place is a non-profit organization that is recognized for our high-quality professional child care with a mission to "create involved communities where all our neighbors can gather, learn, and grow." We provide a place where varied economic, ethnic, racial, and faith backgrounds come together in an atmosphere of mutual appreciation and respect. We offer quality NAEYC accredited childcare programs, teen leadership programs, adult education, senior activities, and intergenerational programs.

Concordia Place has achieved NAEYC accreditation. Our centers offer quality care and education to our next generation of children with a commitment to exceptional learning experiences for children and their families. Concordia offers excellent salaries, medical and dental benefits, 403(b) retirement savings, life insurance, and paid time off (personal time, vacation and holidays). We are an equal opportunity employer. Please send resumes to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax your resume to 773-463-1690.

Requirements:
-An Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Child Development, ECE, or related field is preferred
-1-2 years of prior experience working as a member of a classroom team with ECE age groups is strongly preferred.

Concordia Place strives to hire the best-in-class teachers; individuals who possess a genuine passion for caring for children, as well as a strong set of communication and interpersonal skills. We are seeking positive parent-teacher communicators who are interested in a sense of ownership over curriculum and the center's culture.
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Concordia Place has an opening for an Early Learning Teacher Assistant. This is a full-time position year round position. Teacher Assistants assist planning activities for the group and help provide a warm, nurturing environment for children to grow physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually.
Responsibilities of Teacher Assistants include: supervise and ensure safety of the children at all times; interact, initiate and encourage the children in activities during the day and classroom management.

Candidates must have experience in working with young children as well as a total of 30 college credit hours with 15 of those hours being in child development/early childhood education.

Concordia Place is a non-profit organization that is recognized for our high-quality professional child care with a mission to "create involved communities where all our neighbors can gather, learn, and grow." We provide a place where varied economic, ethnic, racial, and faith backgrounds come together in an atmosphere of mutual appreciation and respect. We offer quality NAEYC accredited childcare programs, teen leadership programs, adult education, senior activities, and intergenerational programs.

Concordia Place has achieved NAEYC accreditation. Our centers offer quality care and education to our next generation of children with a commitment to exceptional learning experiences for children and their families.

Concordia offers excellent salaries, medical and dental benefits, 403(b) retirement savings, life insurance, Long-term Disability Insurance, and paid time off (personal time, vacation and holidays). We are an equal opportunity employer.

For consideration please e-mail resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to 773-463-1690.
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Concordia Place has a part-time opening for a Teacher Assistant in Early Learning. This is a part-time year round positions working afternoons. The schedule available is 3:30-6 pm working Monday through Friday with possible additional hours working as a substitute teacher. Teacher Assistants assist planning activities for the group and help provide a warm, nurturing environment for children to grow physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually. Responsibilities of Teacher Assistants include: supervise and ensure safety of the children at all times; interact, initiate and encourage the children in activities during the day; and help children control behavior using a positive, appropriate, consistent technique. Teacher Assistants need a minimum of 30 general credit hours and 15 credit hours in ECE or Child Development and experience working with young children is preferred.

For consideration, please send resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax resume to (773)463-1690.
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Concordia Place has openings for a substitute Teachers to work on an as needed basis. Center hours are from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Substitutes need to be available on short notice for day to day or short term assignments.

Teacher substitutes assist planning activities for the group and help provide a warm, nurturing environment for children to grow physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually. Responsibilities of Teacher Assistants include: supervise and ensure safety of the children at all times; interact, initiate and encourage the children in activities during the day; and help children control behavior using a positive, appropriate, consistent technique.

At a minimum, Substitute Teachers must have an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education or a minimum of 18 credit hours in Early Childhood Education or child development. Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus.

For consideration please e-mail resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to 773-463-1690.
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Concordia Place has an opening for a Preschool Teacher Assistant. This is a full-time position year round position. Teacher Assistants assist planning activities for the group and help provide a warm, nurturing environment for children to grow physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually.

Responsibilities of Teacher Assistants include: supervise and ensure safety of the children at all times; interact, initiate and encourage the children in activities during the day and classroom management.

Candidates must have experience in working with young children as well as a total of 60 college credit hours with 15 of those hours being in child development/early childhood education.

Concordia offers excellent salaries, medical and dental benefits, 403(b) retirement savings, life insurance, Long-term Disability Insurance, and paid time off (personal time, vacation and holidays). We are an equal opportunity employer.

For consideration please e-mail resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to 773-463-1690.
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Concordia Place is accepting resumes for a Floating Teacher Assistant at our Ravenswood location. This is a full-time year round position working Monday thru Friday. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Teacher Assistants assist planning activities for the group and help provide a warm, nurturing environment for children to grow physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually. Responsibilities of Teacher Assistants include: supervise and ensure safety of the children at all times; interact, initiate and encourage the children in activities during the day; and classroom management.

Requirements:
 - 30 credit hours with 15 hours in ECE is required.
 - 1-2 years of prior experience working as a member of a classroom team with preschool and Early Learning age groups is strongly preferred.

Concordia offers excellent salaries, medical and dental benefits, 403(b) retirement savings, life insurance, Long-term Disability Insurance, and paid time off (personal time, vacation and holidays). We are an equal opportunity employer.

For consideration please e-mail resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to 773-463-1690.
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The primary focus of this position is to provide overall assistance with and facilitate the human resource processes for Concordia Place. This role provides administrative support to the human resource function, including recruitment, benefits, compliance, record-keeping, file maintenance, HRIS entry, and payroll processing. This position reports to the Director of Human Resources.

Essential Functions:
 - Support and help coordinate the full recruitment cycle, including posting job ads, screening applicants, scheduling and conducting interviews, generating offer letters, and onboarding
 - Administer benefit plans, including enrollments and terminations; process required documents through payroll and insurance providers to ensure accurate record keeping and proper deductions; reconcile benefit invoices
 - Ensures compliance with COBRA guidelines by preparing letters and other paperwork as appropriate; monitor the receipt of COBRA insurance premium payments
 - Coordinate and assist with the ACA and ERISA benefits reporting requirements
 - Support annual open enrollment period; arrange for distribution of plan summary materials and required notices, assist with communicating changes to employees and arrange for onsite representation by providers; process changes within deadlines
 - Support affirmative action program; file EEO-1 report annually; maintain appropriate records, reports and logs to conform to EEO regulations
 - Complete Forms I-9, verify I-9 documentation and maintain I-9 files
 - Maintain compliance with federal, state and local employment and benefits laws and regulations
 - Support regular audits of payroll, benefits or other HR programs and implement corrective action as appropriate
 - Assist with basic interpretation of HR policies and procedures
 - Process semi-monthly payroll timely and accurately
 - Perform HRIS data entry and personnel file maintenance; keep employee records up-to-date by processing employee status changes in timely fashion
 - Maintain confidential personnel files and personnel actions in compliance with applicable legal requirements
 - Maintain company organization charts and various employee directories
 - Support the process to revise, edit and proofread company policies and procedures and related documents, as needed
 - Assists the director with HR related projects and initiatives
 - Respond to reference checks and verifications of employment status
 - Make photocopies; mail, scan and email documents; and perform other clerical functions
 - Other duties as assigned

Skills and Qualifications:
 - Associates’ degree in human resources or related field plus 2 years of human resources administrative experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required
 - Competencies include: communication, critical evaluation, ethical practice, and HR expertise
 - Previous recruitment experience required
 - High level of efficiency with Microsoft Office required (ex: Outlook, Word, Excel)
 - SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) credential preferred
 - Experience with ADP Workforce Now software preferred
 - Local travel to various worksites may be required
 - While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms

The skills, qualifications and other requirements are representative of those needed for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.

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