Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him… Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord… It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Colossians 3:17, 23-24

Employment Opportunities

Staff Positions Currently Open

Elementary Campus

> Elementary After School Extended Care Lead  PT staff, school year employment, Non-Exempt (hourly). Works with Principal to ensure adequate staffing and supervision of children during program hours (3:15 up to 6:00pm or until last student checks out)

>  Preschool, Before School Care Aid  PT staff, school year employment, Non-Exempt (hourly)

These positions can be combined for a single employee or filled separately. This is an immediate opening to be filled as soon as possible with a start date as early as January 19th, 2024

  • Preschool Aid position covers from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm every school day. Assists classroom teacher in supervising and engaging students in classroom, learning environment and other activities by students during the class day. May be asked to provide direct instruction on skills or learning tasks by a teacher 1-on-1 or in small groups. Assists classroom teacher with other needs during the day as required.

JSHS Campus

None at this time



Instructional Faculty Openings

Jr./Sr. High School Campus:
HS Physical Science Teacher
>  HS Biology/Life Sciences/Anatomy Teacher
>  HS English Teacher
>  HS Mathematics Teacher

Rockford Lutheran School is looking for qualified educators to join us in ministry next year. We are currently seeking high school instructors in physics, biology, mathematics, and English. If you are a Christian educator with a heart for helping students learn and are interested in learning more, please contact Principal Todd Nitz at tnitz@rockforlutheran.org.

Elementary Campus:
> Elementary General Classroom Teachers – Candidates able to teach in any of the grades 1-5 would be considered as assignments can be flexible.

Essential Duties for ALL Instructional Positions

  • Integrates Biblical principles and Christian worldview throughout curriculum, while presenting the specific beliefs of the ELCA and LCMS church bodies in balance
  • Teaches skills, knowledge, and concepts following approved curriculum and appropriate learning activities to enable students to achieve established course standards of achievement 
  • Utilizes a variety of methodologies of instruction using educational equipment, books, and learning aids 
  • Uses instructional technology resources effectively when appropriate and provides for online learning resources and class support via Canvas or Google Classroom, including an online gradebook
  • Prepares well-developed lesson plans according to school policy and course objectives
  • Adapts teaching methods and materials to meet student needs, interests, and abilities
  • Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior to provide an effective learning environment 
  • Communicates with students, parents, other faculty, staff, counselors and administrators regarding academic and behavioral issues 
  • Maintains appropriate professional interaction with students, parents, administrators, co-workers, and other colleagues 
  • Attends school functions, faculty meetings, in-service events, conferences, retreats, and workshops 
  • Strives for personal professional development
  • Meets the physical demands generally necessary for effective teaching
  • Additional duties as assigned

Senior Administrative Position Openings




The Director of Advancement reports directly to the Head of School as a member of the executive leadership team and is responsible for providing leadership to our developing and maintaining external-facing relationships and maintaining a strong institutional brand in our market and region. The Director is also responsible for the development and attainment of fundraising goals, budgets and any fundraising campaigns for the school. The key areas of responsibility within the Advancement Office are development, including major gifts and annual fund fundraising, marketing and communications, and alumni services. The Director will work with the Head of School, who is the Chief Fundraiser, and will also directly work assigned significant donor contacts for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. The Advancement Office oversees all fundraising, donor recognition and alumni events for the school. Ensures and assists the Marketing and Communications functions to serve the internal and external needs for communications, production of high quality publications and print materials, and all official messaging and communications to external audiences and provide support to our admissions efforts at each school.


  • Lead and oversee Advancement Office staff, budgets and operations
  • Working with the Head of School, proposes fundraising priorities with goals and strategies, to attain those goals and is accountable to the attainment of those goals
  • Serve as Major Gift fundraiser and coordinate the efforts of the Head of School in lead donors and direct any other Major Gift Officers
  • Recommends policy, crafts procedures, oversees processes and ensures relationship-focused culture and current best practice implementations
  • Leadership and guidance to Marketing and Communications Office and staff to shape external communications and brand image
  • Ensures planning and coordination of special fundraising events, donor or alumni events and other external focused school events

Full job description available upon request.

Position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.




We are always happy to hear from individuals who connect passionately with our mission and ministry about expressions of interest for future employment opportunities. If you wish to do so, please complete our Employment Application and send with your resume and cover letter to us at hr@rockfordlutheran.org. APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT an on-line application system. The links are to a PDF file that must be completed, signed and scanned in to send to this email address along with all other required documents.

You may also mail these items in hard copy :

Rockford Lutheran School
ATTN: HR Office
3411 N. Alpine Rd.
Rockford, IL  61114

A completed and signed employment application is required to be considered for any position with Rockford Lutheran School.

Employment Application for Staff (non-teaching) Positions

Employment Application for Faculty (and Academic Administration) Positions

Employment Application for SUBSTITUTE TEACHING

Non-Discrimination Policy

Rockford Lutheran  School is committed to the adherence of equal opportunity in employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, medical condition, disability, or any other protected status in accordance with the requirements of all applicable federal, state and local laws. However, Rockford Lutheran School is a Christian educational institution operating as a Recognized Service Organization of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, and reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion. It is understood that all employees of Rockford Lutheran School are expected to respect the official teachings of the Christian faith and to pursue lifestyles that are morally in harmony with Scripture and the school’s Statement of Belief.

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace. 1 Peter 4:10