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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  • 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.
    Open Coaching Positions for 2022–2023 Spring Season:
    • Varsity Head Lacrosse Coach
    • Middle School Lacrosse Coach

    Qualifications:
    • 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)

    To Apply:

    Please send resumes to Katie Johnson, Athletic Director, at johnsonk@theellisschool.org.
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  • Part-time Early Childhood Educator

    The Ellis School, the only pre-kindergarten to grade 12 independent day school for girls in Pittsburgh, PA, has an opening for a part-time, salaried early childhood educator for the 2022–2023 school year. 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 challenges and cherishes each student. The Ellis School educates girls and young women to become bold, authentic, intellectually vibrant changemakers.
    The hours for this position are Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Responsibilities for this role include supporting the lead teachers on the teaching team; contributing to creating a warm, joyful classroom environment that promotes connection and community by supporting students in their interactions with each other and cultivating a teamwork mentality; supporting all aspects of a student’s growth (social, emotional, and cognitive); and participating fully in the life of the School by working in collaboration with colleagues, fulfilling duties, and attending events, in-service days, and weekly meetings.

    Qualifications:
    The ideal candidate is a dedicated and dynamic teaching professional who understands and embraces the whole child approach to learning. Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree; possess an enthusiasm for working with and teaching young children, as demonstrated by prior experience in an early childhood setting; be adept at encouraging student interaction and collaboration; have a strong sense of school community and teamwork; and have excellent interpersonal communication skills. Ideal candidates will also have experience working effectively on a teaching team.  

    To Apply:
    Candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references to opportunities@theellisschool.org as soon as possible. Questions about this position may be directed to Jamie Schiff at schiffj@theellisschool.org.

    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. 

    The Ellis School does not discriminate on the basis of age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation in employment.
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  • Maintenance Technician

    The Ellis School seeks a maintenance technician. Candidate must be able to perform a wide variety of facility maintenance tasks which require basic carpentry, plumbing, and electrical skills. HVAC experience is a plus. Job includes preventative maintenance, repairs, custodial tasks, and outdoor work including some snow removal. Other duties include assisting with traffic and parking control and with preparations for special events. Candidate must exhibit a high level of professionalism and should be self-motivated and willing to work with others as a team. This is a full-time position with benefits.
    The position has some time flexibility but is generally scheduled Tuesday through Saturday, forty hours per week from 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily with a thirty-minute lunch break. Some overtime is required. Must successfully pass background clearance checks and provide evidence of receiving an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine unless sufficient evidence is presented of religious or medical exemptions.

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

    The Ellis School does not discriminate on the basis of age, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, national origin, 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 in fulfillment of the School’s mission.
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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

    Qualifications:

    • Must be 18 years of age or a high school graduate
    • Must be vaccinated against COVID-19
    • Understanding of the developmental needs of youth, specifically those ages 3-9, and the demonstrated ability to supervise active children
    • A strong sense of community and teamwork
    • Excellent interpersonal communication skills

    Compensation:
    Hourly wages begin at $15; paid monthly.

    Please send resumes to opportunities@theellisschool.org.
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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 Lauren Laschon, Assistant Head of School and Director of Teaching and Learning, at laschonl@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.