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 Organizations (SMOs) who manage the day to day operations of each CICS campus. 

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