JAIS teachers are dedicated to student success, attentive to the physical and emotional well-being of their students, passionate about student learning and excited by the prospect of working within a dynamic, diverse community. Classroom practices emphasize active, collaborative learning; team-building activities; the application of technology to authentic learning experiences; differentiated instruction and student achievement.

Please spend time exploring our website to learn about our philosophy, learning environment and community. Individuals interested in exploring employment opportunities JAIS should send a cover letter and resume to jobs@jerusalemais.org.

For more information about the application procedure for employment, click here.


JAIS: Established under the auspices of the American Embassy in 2001, the Jerusalem American International school is a branch of The Walworth Barbour American International School in Israel (WBAIS). It is a MSA accredited, fully independent, co-educational Pre-K – 9 international school offering an American program in an international setting. JAIS is situated in a residential area of Jerusalem in the Goldstien youth village. We have renovated classrooms and a new yard as well as having access to communal facilities such as the swimming pool and gym. JAIS is a small and warm school where every student is included, valued and set up to thrive. Recruitment begins as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

We also welcome qualified (at least two years experience, and a degree in education) teacher applicants at any time during the year. In general, most interviewing and hiring for faculty positions occurs in the spring; however, we will accept resumes throughout the year.

We are hiring qualified substitute teachers on an on-going basis. Qualified substitute teachers should meet the above requirements, hold a valid working permit for Israel, and be available Monday through Thursday from 7:45 am -3:15 pm and Fridays from 7:45 am to 1:40 pm.

Job Posting: Inclusion Supporter

Position Objectives:

JAIS is seeking to recruit an inclusion supporter to support an individual student throughout the 2022 – 2023 school year.  Successful candidates will have experience in assisting or teaching  special needs students and those needing emotional, behavioural and communicative guidance. The role will be to facilitate a student’s integration to the class, in coordination with the class’s teachers and in accordance with the student’s individual learning program and targets. This position could be 100% or part of a job share, depending on the skills set of the applicant and the needs of the student in the class context.

Reports to:   Head of School

Job Capacity:   50 – 100 %

Start Date:  Estimated start would be August 12, 2023


QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, in addition to the following:

Fluent English
Relevant certification, training / experience in supporting students with individual needs
Familiarity with a range of methods to keep students on task, motivated and progressing
 An understanding of  behavioural, communication and emotional needs, queues and triggers.
Excellent communication skills and the ability to teach and transfer communication skills to the student..

General expectations: 

    • Implement the school’s mission statement.
    • Effectively model and encourage multicultural awareness, tolerance and understanding following the JAIS Profile of a Learner.
    • Model technology integration as appropriate to enhance instruction.
    • Promote a positive relationship with others, sharing ideas, materials, experiences and expertise.
    • Participate in peer coaching and other instructional improvement programs.
    • Demonstrate a commitment to professional development both during the school year and during off school months as needed.
    • Support school-wide projects such as staff development, and community efforts and events.

Application Process: JAIS reserves the option to invite selected candidates to interviews and should a suitable candidate be found, to hire and close the search.

Contact Information:

Apply by sending your resume to: jobs@jerusalemais.org         Phone: +972-02-679-9611

There is no visa with these positions. Applicants need to have the legal ability to work in Jerusalem.