PJA is not only a great place for kids to learn, it's a wonderful work environment. We have the most gifted teachers, dedicated administrators, and the best support staff in Portland. Come be a part of our team. To apply, you can fill out our online application and submit online, or you can download a PDF of our application, fill it out, and mail it to:
Portland Jewish Academy
Human Resources Department
6651 SW Capitol Highway Portland, Oregon 97219
Portland Jewish Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please note that part time positions may be combined to create a larger FTE position.
- Music Teacher and Song Leader (23-24 school year)
- Afterschool Teacher (multiple locations, 23-24 school year)
- Substitute Preschool and Infant Toddler Teacher
- Substitute Teachers in both General Studies and Hebrew and Jewish Studies (K-8)
PJA is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Portland Jewish Academy (PJA) is committed to recruiting, hiring, developing, compensating and promoting the best-qualified individuals for positions at all levels in the organization. We provide Equal Opportunity Employment (EEO) to all employees and applicants. Employment decisions are made based on how an individual's skills and qualifications meet the responsibilities of the position for which they have applied. An individual will be free from discrimination based on characteristics protected by law such as race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, or the presence of a non-job-related physical, mental, or sensory disability, or other protected status as defined by federal, state, or local laws. Discrimination and/or harassment based on any of those factors are totally inconsistent with our philosophy of doing business and will not be tolerated. PJA will make reasonable accommodations, including modification of organizational policies and procedures in appropriate cases for qualified individuals with disabilities, if it can do so without undue hardship.
Reasonable Accommodation: Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation in PJA’s recruitment and selection process by contacting the Human Resources Director
Applicant Contact: We welcome applications for employment at PJA, and we would like to contact every person who submits one. Sadly, due to the volume of applications we receive, we are able to contact only those who are selected to interview. If it happens that you are not invited to interview, please know that we are grateful for your interest!
PJA Diversity Statement
"Every person is created from the stamp of the first person, yet no two people are exactly alike."
- Mishna Sanhedrin 4:5
Guided by our middot (values) and our mission, we share a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice. With Jewish life at our center, we aspire to ensure a genuine sense of belonging in all members of our community. We honor and teach the importance of the vast expansiveness of human diversity.
As a school community, we are committed to creating and sustaining an accessible, supportive, welcoming, and compassionate environment for all. We recognize and respond to individual and institutional prejudices, both overt and subtle. We demonstrate our commitment to tikkun olam (repair the world) through anti-bias curriculum, admission and employment practices, and social action. We are committed to ongoing professional learning to align our practices with our values. We recognize that the advancement of these goals is a process, and we choose to bring courage, reflection and curiosity to this work.