Careers at Concordia Place

Working at Concordia Place is more than a job. We care about creating a rewarding, fulfilling career for you. Explore below on joining the Concordia Place team.

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I love my co-workers in my classroom and I feel as though Concordia as a whole feels like a big family.

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My manager not only trusts our team, but relies on our team. This fosters a healthy workspace for collaboration, creativity, and productivity.

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I appreciate the open and trusting culture at Concordia Place. As previously mentioned, the dedication of every employee helps me remain dedicated and allows me to bring my authentic self to work.

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I feel the culture is a great fit for me because we exemplify our mission by the way we work together.

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Concordia Place is a collaborative workplace, which means coworkers check in with each other. They share ideas with one another and help each other solve problems. This supportive environment is so important for a workplace, especially in childcare.

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Mission

Concordia Place disrupts social inequities through access to top-quality education, enrichment, and hands-on experiences that includes all children, teens, and families—together.

Vision

Inspired by faith, Concordia Place envisions bigger and better tomorrows where rich diversity strengthens learning and growth for all.

Pathway for Growth

Two people ascend stairs going in two different directions, along with a ladder reaching the middle platform. This represents being able to grow and change your career with education, experiences, and opportunities at Concordia Place.

Concordia Place values your professional advancement. We create paths for both growth within your position and for upward promotion. For example, as teaching staff increase their education and gain more experience, they are eligible for advancement within their current position. You simply submit transcripts of additional college credit courses to our Human Resources team.

Team members performing beyond the requirements of their job and contributing to the enrichment excellence in our mission are eligible for promotions to more advanced positions. Managers will even work with team members interested in other areas to explore options and help identify ways to gain skills and knowledge perhaps not readily available in their Concordia job.

Benefits

A Concordia staff member reading to a student
  • Sunrise icon Paid vacation and sick days
  • Calendar icon 10 paid holidays per year
  • Stethoscope icon Paid medical insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Coins icon 403b Retirement Savings Plan (with employer match) 
  • Icon of an insurance card Voluntary Dental and Vision insurance
  • Icon of a family Paid term life insurance
  • Bandage icon Paid Long-term Disability 
  • Heart icon Voluntary Ancillary benefits through Aflac
  • Speech bubble icon Referral Incentives
  • Price tag icon Child care tuition discounts
  • Book icon Quarterly In-service days and professional development resources for teaching staff

Our Guiding Principles

A team as diverse as those we serve

A pie chart of staff diversity, breaking down as 47% Latino, 26% White, 18% Black, 7% Other, and 2% Mixed-Race.

A Place of Yes: With our “Yes” mindset, we find the yes and are driven to serve the growing and changing needs of those around us.

A Place for All: We welcome everyone and believe rich diversity strengthens learning and growth for all.

Place of One: We have a team as diverse as those we serve. With our different faiths, backgrounds and cultures, we are a team, a family, united by our passion and mission to serve. We strive to foster a culture and community that says, “You belong here.”

Place of Excellence: Excellence is a hallmark of who we are and is integral in everything we do, from program design to everyday operations.

Faith in Action: Concordia Place is the community ministry of Concordia Church. Our programs are offered without regard to a person’s beliefs, and Concordia Place is an equal opportunity employer.

Our Locations

A map of Concordia Place locations on the north side of Chicago. From east to west, the map shows: Concordia on Ravenswood in the Ravenswood neighborhood, Concordia on Seeley in the North Center neighborhood, Concordia on Whipple in the Avondale neighborhood, Concordia on Milwaukee in the Old Irving Park neighborhood.
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    Concordia on Whipple
    3300 N Whipple St, Chicago, IL 60618
    Administrative Offices, Home Visiting, Early Childhood, School-Age 365 and Teen Leadership (ages birth - 18 years)
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    Concordia on Seeley
    3855 N Seeley Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
    773-935-3739
    
Early Childhood and School-Age 365 (ages 2 - 12)
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    Concordia on Ravenswood
    4809 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
    Early Childhood (birth – 5 years old)
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    Concordia on Milwaukee
    3696 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60641
    Early Childhood (birth – 5 years old)