Careers

The Ellis School is deeply committed to its all-girls environment, which allows each girl to develop into her own unique best self in an atmosphere that both challenges and cherishes each student. Ellis prepares its students to become independent, resilient, thoughtful young women with the confidence, self-knowledge, and skills to explore and pursue their passions in college and beyond.

Current Openings

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  • Day Camp Counselor (Seasonal)

    Summer Programs at The Ellis School is seeking Day Camp Counselors to provide experiences that enable young minds to make meaningful connections through collaboration, friendship, and community in a day camp setting.
    The Counselor will be assigned to a designated group of 10-15 campers with an instructor and is responsible for assisting instructors and occasionally leading activities, coordinating camp games, and guiding campers in their summer experiences. Full-day and half-day positions are available, as well as the ability to pick up additional hours supervising the after-care program.

    Responsibilities: 
    • Assist instructors during activities, lessons, and events as an active participant
    • Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers in their camper group within activities and throughout the camp
    • Maintain a safe and nurturing environment for all campers and staff by ensuring campers are properly supervised at all times and correcting unsafe situations and behaviors
    • Follow and uphold all safety and security rules and procedures including all Ellis COVID-19 protocols and assist in enforcing these protocols among campers and fellow staff
    • Communicate professionally and appropriately with parents, camp staff, and other Ellis employees
    • Be a role model to campers and staff by being on time, being engaged, and displaying a positive attitude every day
    • Actively participate in all staff meetings, including pre-program staff training (dates to be determined)
    • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned by the Director of Summer Programs
    Qualifications:
    • Must be 18 years of age or a high school graduate
    • Current and valid PA Child Abuse Form, FBI Background Check, PA Criminal History Background, and Mandated Reporter Training
    • Current First Aid/CPR/AED certification or ability to obtain prior to the start of camp
    • ­Understanding of the developmental needs of youth, specifically ages 3-9, and the demonstrated ability to supervise active children
    • Ideal candidates will have or are pursuing a Bachelor’s degree and possess an enthusiasm for working with and teaching young children, as demonstrated by prior experience in a camp or other childcare setting
    • A strong sense of community and teamwork, and excellent interpersonal communication skills­
    Physical Working Conditions:
    • ­Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques
    • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers.
    • Ability to lead and participate in camp activities which may include but are not limited to prolonged standing, bending, stooping, stretching, and walking long distances
    • Willingness to work outdoors as well as indoors with exposure to all weather conditions including sun, heat, rain, humidity, etc.
    The Ellis School community pursues, supports, and embraces diversity of all kinds, recognizing the collective strength derived from our individual differences. We are committed to creating a school environment in which all students feel welcome, known, heard, safe, and treated fairly, while establishing ourselves as a leader in equity and justice initiatives.

    To Apply:
    Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Director of Summer Programs Jackie Dineen at dineenj@theellisschool.org. Preference will be given to applications submitted prior to April 15, 2022.
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  • Director of Extended Day Program

    The Ellis School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is seeking a Director of Extended Day Program for the 2022–2023 school year. Ellis is the only all-girls school in Pittsburgh serving students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12, with a mission of educating girls and young women to become bold, authentic, intellectually vibrant changemakers. The School currently serves approximately 400 students evenly distributed across three divisions.
    The Extended Day Program is an essential part of the School’s offerings, serving children in pre-kindergarten through grade 8 whose families are seeking a quality after-school experience for their daughters. The program provides developmentally appropriate activities that include a mix of play, enrichment activities, and homework time. 

    The Director of Extended Day is responsible for program planning and oversight, staff recruitment, training, and supervision, and communications with parents. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated ability to work joyfully with elementary and middle school age children, experience planning creative programming for children of these ages, the ability to create a welcoming and inclusive program culture, and excellent organizational and communication skills.  

    The Ellis School community pursues, supports, and embraces diversity of all kinds, recognizing the collective strength derived from our individual differences. We are committed to creating a school environment in which all students feel welcome, known, heard, safe, and treated fairly, while establishing ourselves as a leader in equity and justice initiatives. 

    • We recognize and celebrate the unique value and dignity of every student.
    • We commit to doing the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion both internally and externally.
    • We foster authentic and reciprocal relationships with families.
    • We strive to teach a culturally sustaining curriculum and engage in culturally sustaining instructional practices. 

    This position is currently planned to be a 75% position during the school year, with some planning work required during the summer. Interested candidates should submit the following materials electronically to Wendy Wu at opportunities@theellisschool.org before April 15, 2022:

    • Cover letter
    • Resume
    • Names and contact information of three professional references

    Questions should be directed to Macon Finley, Head of School, at finleym@theellisschool.org.
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  • Director of Finance and Operations

    The Ellis School, an independent, all girls, PreK-12, college-preparatory day school located in the east end of the city of Pittsburgh, seeks a strong leader, strategic thinker, and experienced manager as the next Director of Finance & Operations (DFO).
    Please review the job description and qualifications.

    Here are a few FAQs about Ellis which may be of interest.

    Please explore the rest of this website for more information about our unique regional school.

    To apply for the DFO position, please send the following materials to DFOcandidate@theellisschool.org:
     a) a cover letter indicating why you are interested in and qualified for the position.
     b) a current resume.
     c) the names, contact information, and relationship to you of three references. (The school will obtain permission from you before contacting references.)

    Also, please state your availability. Your application will be acknowledged.  

    Preference will be given to candidates whose materials are received by April 18, 2022.

    Application must be submitted by the actual candidate. Applications submitted by employment websites will not be considered.

    No calls or surface mail please.

    Thank you for your interest in The Ellis School.
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  • Upper School Chemistry Maternity Leave Substitute

    The Ellis School, the only pre-kindergarten to grade 12 independent all-girls day school in Pittsburgh, PA, is seeking a maternity leave substitute in Upper School Chemistry for Fall 2022.  Responsibilities will include teaching three sections of high school general chemistry, teaching one section of AP Chemistry, and advising students who are pursuing independent science research through the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science.
    Qualifications:
    An undergraduate degree in science is required. Ideal candidates will possess a commitment to using innovative pedagogical practices and technology to enhance instruction, as well as enthusiasm about all-girls education. In addition, preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated enthusiasm for working with and teaching adolescents, a strong sense of school community and teamwork, and excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. The Ellis School is committed to an inclusive program, and candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.   

    The Ellis School community pursues, supports, and embraces diversity of all kinds, recognizing the collective strength derived from our individual differences. We are committed to creating a school environment in which all students feel welcome, known, heard, safe, and treated fairly, while establishing ourselves as a leader in equity and justice initiatives. 

    • We recognize and celebrate the unique value and dignity of every student.
    • We commit to doing the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion both internally and externally.
    • We foster authentic and reciprocal relationships with families.
    • We strive to teach a culturally sustaining curriculum and engage in culturally sustaining instructional practices. 
      
    To Apply:
    Candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Wendy Wu  at opportunities@theellisschool.org. Questions about this teaching position may be directed to Lauren Laschon, Assistant Head of School and Director of Teaching and Learning, at laschonl@theellisschool.org.

    The Ellis School does not discriminate on the basis of age, ethnicity, sex, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation in employment.
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  • Extended Day Staff Member, Part-time

    The Ellis School is seeking an energetic, responsible individual who loves working with children to fill a part-time position in our After-school Program. A willingness to work as part of a team providing a safe and fun environment for elementary school girls in pre-kindergarten through grade 4 is required. Experience working with children is preferred.
    The position runs September through June. Regular hours are from 2:00–6:00 p.m. daily; however, full days may be required as predetermined throughout the school year. 

    Primary Responsibilities:
    • To take attendance of students upon arrival and take charge of student dismissal
    • To supervise active play in the gym and on the playground
    • To help prepare snacks
    • To supervise activities in various meeting and play spaces
    • To support Extended Day staff working in Middle School
    • To know and follow the rules of the School and remind students to do the same when in attendance in the Extended Day Program
    • To be energetic and interact with students
    • To work cooperatively with colleagues
    • To show up consistently and on time for duties
    • Occasional lifting may be required
    Compensation:
    Hourly wages begin at $13; paid monthly.

    Please send resumes to Director of Extended Day Programming Stephanie DeLucia at delucias@theellisschool.org.
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  • Maintenance Technician

    The Ellis School seeks a Maintenance Technician. This is a full-time position with benefits.
    Candidate must exhibit a high level of professionalism and basic carpentry, plumbing, and electrical skills. Job includes preventative maintenance, daily custodial tasks, and outdoor maintenance. Candidate should be self-motivated and willing to take direction from manager. The position has some flexibility but is generally scheduled Monday through Friday. Candidate must successfully pass background clearance checks.

    Please send resume/letter of interest to opportunities@theellisschool.org.

    The Ellis School does not discriminate on the basis of age, ethnicity, sex, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation in employment. We do not discriminate in student recruitment, admissions, financial aid, or any other aspect of the School’s program, except on the basis of age and sex in fulfillment of the School’s mission.
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  • Substitute Teachers (Pre-kindergarten–Middle School)

    The Ellis School is seeking qualified substitute teachers to provide coverage for expected and unexpected faculty absences.
    Primary responsibilities include teaching a variety of subjects to a range of age levels from pre-kindergarten students to middle school students and providing a consistent and optimal learning environment by executing the teacher’s plan for the day. Additional responsibilities include supervising students during arrival, dismissal, lunch, and recess. The hours for this position are 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

    Ideal candidates will possess an enthusiasm for working with and teaching children, as demonstrated by prior experience in a school setting, a strong sense of teamwork, and excellent interpersonal communication skills. Candidates must have up-to-date clearances. The Ellis School is committed to an inclusive program, and candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

    To Apply:
    Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Wendy Wu at opportunities@theellisschool.org. Questions about this position may be directed to Ann Martino, Lower School Division Head, at martinoa@theellisschool.org.
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  • Ellis Athletics Coaches

    The Ellis School seeks experienced candidates for coaching positions. These positions will be responsible for developing the athletic program and players under the direction of the Athletic Director.
    SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL POSSESS:
    • Experience teaching applicable skills and strategies that apply to the skill level of the players
    • Proven ability to exemplify the highest standard of leadership, sportsmanship and respect
    • Ability to attend all team practices and competitions
    • Knowledge of appropriate safety measures to ensure the well being of players
    • CPR/First Aid certification (preferred)
    2022–2023 Fall Season:
    • Field Hockey Assistant Coach
    2022–2023 Spring Season:
      • Upper School Lacrosse Head Coach

    Please send resumes to Brianne Kelly at kellyb@theellisschool.org.
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Benefits

The Ellis School does not discriminate on the basis of age, ethnicity, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation in employment. We do not discriminate in student recruitment, admissions, financial aid, or any other aspect of the School’s program, except on the basis of age and gender identity in fulfillment of the School’s mission.