The Calgary Jewish Academy is committed to attracting energetic, dedicated and innovative teachers and staff who share our vision of making the CJA the best day Jewish Day school in Canada.

We offer a dynamic, challenging and caring work environment.

Our faculty and staff are an integral part of the CJA community. Their passion for teaching or working with students, their commitment to the school, and their dedication to our students, is what sets us apart.

CJA faculty and staff immerse themselves in school life: from coaching athletics teams, sponsoring clubs, chaperoning school trips, to heading up numerous extra-curricular activities. Teachers and staff get to know our students one-on-one. Each day at the CJA is different. Each day at the CJA is rewarding.

We strongly encourage and support professional development opportunities for faculty and staff, and offer a comprehensive and competitive compensation and benefits package.

Current Openings

School Office Assistant - .80 to Fulltime

Calgary Jewish Academy is seeking applicants who have school office assistant experience.

The purpose of this position is to provide confidential administrative, secretarial and office management support, often in an independent manner to the CJA.  This position is accountable for providing effective and accurate support services to ensure the efficient workflow and operation of the school as well as for providing and disseminating accurate information regarding school decisions, procedures, practices and policies. 

The incumbent requires specific skills necessary to perform a variety of functions that are unique to the setting including responding to parents and the needs of students such as sickness and injury.

Responsibilities include;

  • Serves as an Office Assistant to the Office Manger, Principal and administrators and students in the school.  Takes attendance, calls parents regarding absences and supports office team with assigned duties.  Sorts and refers mail and e-mail, phone calls and answering routine correspondence as necessary. Screens calls and provides factual information regarding the operation of the school.  Prepares form letters and notices. 
  • Ensures provision of reception service to telephone and counter callers, relays messages, and makes appointments and supplies factual information, including basic school policy and procedures. 
  • Schedules conference and meeting rooms.  As required, may assist with bookings, arranges transportation, processes release forms, permission slips, and notices according to established procedures for field trips.
  • Maintaining office files, wall charts, bulletin boards, etc.  May also be responsible for the production of school newsletters, and teacher/ student handbooks/agendas.
  • School based experience is an asset.  Windows Office, excel spread sheet required.  School record information system is an asset.

Salary range is consistent with experience and school based salaries.

Interested candidates please submit resume and cover letter to Brenda English – Head of School,  

Competition closes: May 20th at 12:00pm



Substitute Teachers

The Calgary Jewish Academy seeks applications from appropriately qualified substitute teachers for the following programs:

  • Pre-school (Nursery, Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten)
  • 1-9 Alberta Curriculum 
  • 1-9 Hebrew and Judaic Studies

The Calgary Jewish Academy is a well-established, highly reputable private school, offering a supportive environment, motivated students, small classes, and competitive salaries and benefits.

Apply by email to

Applications must be on the official Application for Teaching Position form, available here.

Supporting documentation may be added.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those being considered for interviews will be contacted.



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