PCJE Recruitment Professional, PCJE Pre-Service Programs


About Pardes:

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem and Pardes North America together form an open and non-denominational Jewish learning community with programs worldwide. Learners encounter and grapple with classic texts and traditions of Judaism while exploring their meaning and relevance both to their personal lives and to today’s most pressing issues. Pardes empowers students with the knowledge and tools to take ownership of their Jewish experience.

About the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators:
The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators (PCJE) trains and empowers day school teachers, experiential educators, and adult educators to serve as knowledgeable, skilled, reflective, and passionate Jewish professionals. Collectively, our alumni are inspiring thousands of students of all ages each and every day to be knowledgeable and proud members of the Jewish community.

In Jerusalem, the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators offers the pre-service Pardes Day School Educators Program (degree or certificate options) and the Pardes Experiential Educators Program (degree or certificate options), integrating Jewish text study, educator training, Israel education and personal and professional development within the open, inclusive learning community of Pardes.

Position Summary:
Pardes seeks a results-driven, strategy-oriented, creative professional deeply familiar with the  Jewish education world, particularly the Jewish day school landscape, to expand the candidate population for PCJE’s pre-service degree and certificate programs in Jerusalem. The PCJE Recruitment Officer will join our staff in North America, and report to our PCJE Director in Jerusalem.

The PCJE Recruitment Professional will be responsible for finding new candidate pools for the Pardes Day School Educators Program and Pardes Experiential Educators Program and recruiting application candidates from said pools.

The PCJE Recruitment Professional will work remotely from anywhere in continental North America, and will be required to travel within North America for recruitment and engagement purposes. This is a full-time position.

Measures of success will include, but are not limited to, tripling the number of applicants to the Pardes Day School Educators Program and doubling the number of applicants to the Pardes Experiential Educators Program for the 2025-26 academic year.


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Entrepreneurial energy and vision, out-of-the-box thinking, and outstanding drive for success
  • Tenacious ability to work independently and report directly to a remote supervisor
  • Strong familiarity with and knowledge of the Jewish education world in North America, including both day schools and experiential education settings
  • Comfort operating in a community with diverse religious and political perspectives
  • Strong interest in the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators, its mission, and its values

Salary and Benefits:
The salary range for this position is $55,000-$70,000 annual based on experience and location, plus the standard package of Pardes benefits. Benefits include, but are not limited to, 100% health insurance for the employee, 403b matching plan, paid time off, paid holidays (Jewish and secular), FSA, Group Life and Personal Accident Insurance, and parental leave.

To Apply:
Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and references to PCJE Director Aviva Lauer at aviva@pardes.org.il. Please include your name and “PCJE Recruitment Professional” in the subject line. All documents should be attached as PDFs.

No phone calls, please. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Pardes North America provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants in all organizational facilities without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, (or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to lactation), physical disability, mental and/or intellectual disability, age, military status or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer-related or HIV/AIDS-related), genetic information, or sexual orientation in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.