Careers with CICS

The mission of the Chicago International Charter School (CICS) is to be a vibrant network of unique Chicago charter schools, that prepares students to thrive in college and life, and empowers educators to innovate and lead. We strive to be a hub or excellence and innovation in Chicago education where every student flourishes, every school meets the unique needs of its students and community, and every success catalyzes citywide improvement.

CICS is entering an exciting time, embarking on the implementation of a new strategic plan. Joining our organization at this critical point in our history represents an exciting opportunity to be a part of shaping the new direction of the network. Our plan is to develop CICS into a consistently high-performing network of academically rigorous, pedagogically diverse, forward-thinking schools that prepare every student for success in college or career.

CICS Network Office Opportunities

At the CICS Network Office, located in downtown Chicago, we serve our unique campuses, and strive to ensure that all CICS students and staff have the support they need to reach their full potential. We work with School Management Organization (SMO) who manage the day to day operations of each CICS campus. 


Chief of Innovation

The Chief of Strategy and Innovation is a member of the CICS leadership team, responsible for refining and launching critical components of our new strategy -  designing an organizational approach to innovation at all levels (classroom, school, network) and differentiating the management of the network portfolio. 


Chief of Staff

The Chief of Staff oversees the project management and communications of the implementation of CICS’ new strategy. The COS also plays a critical role in supporting the Chief Executive Officer in managing internal and external stakeholders, including prioritizing decision making, identifying specific contributors, gathering necessary context and data and clarifying priorities.

Deputy Chief of Network Operations

The Deputy Chief of Network Services is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the network, from the school to the network office. The Deputy Chief plays a critical leadership role in implementing the new organizational strategy, responsible for ensure service delivery is high, processes are clear and that schools can focus on educating kids.

Director of Development

The Director of Development, along with the Chief of Engagement, is responsible for developing and executing a long-term fundraising strategy to support ongoing and new initiatives across all charter schools within the CICS network.

Director Of Facilities

The Director of Facilities coordinates the facilities team’s daily activities and manages and allocates CICS funds to ensure students have a safe environment to learn. The Director supports the Chief in the management and leadership of the Network Services team, responsible for ensuring service delivery is high, processes are clear and that schools can focus on educating kids.

Director of Operational Performance

The Director of Operational Performance is responsible for leading the development and monitoring of organization metrics for success as well as legal and local, state and federal compliance at all CICS schools, partnering with school operators and leaders to ensure requirements are fulfilled.

Director of Talent & Culture

The Director of Talent is a critical member of CICS's leadership team, responsible for our organization's most important resource - its people. 

Chief of Engagement

The Chief of Engagement is a member of CICS’s leadership team and responsible for launching and leading a critical component of our new strategy: creating a vibrant and collaborative community. This includes: identifying opportunities to increase the voice and influence of students, educators, families and communities in the CICS strategy and daily operations, and expanding community partnerships to increase services and resources to our students.

CICS Campus Opportunities

At CICS, the School Management Organization (SMO) partners hire staff and faculty, provide professional development services, and manage the schools for performance results at the campus level. This structure allows the campus, campus director and teachers to focus on our scholars and build school culture. 

Please visit any of our School Management Organization websites to find vacancies at the campus level. Keep in mind that each SMO partner has a unique application process. 


Lloyd Bond (K-6)

Longwood (3-12)

Loomis Primary (K-2)

Charter Schools USA

ChicagoQuest (9-12)

ChicagoQuest (via Civitas Schools)

Northtown Academy (9-12) 

Ralph Ellison (9-12)

Wrightwood (K-8)

Civitas Schools

Bucktown (K-8)

Irving Park (K-8)

Prairie (K-8)

West Belden (K-8)

Distinctive Schools

Avalon (K-8)

Basil (K-8) 

Washington Park (K-8)

ReGeneration Schools