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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  • Lower School Science Teacher

    The Ellis School, the only pre-kindergarten to grade 12 independent all-girls day school in Pittsburgh, PA, is seeking a full-time Lower School Science Teacher beginning in August 2023.  Responsibilities include teaching science to students in kindergarten through grade 4, collaborating with pre-kindergarten teachers on science-based lessons, and actively participating in the Lower School community.
    Qualifications:
    An undergraduate degree in elementary education, science, or a related field is required. Our ideal candidate will be a student-centered teacher with a minimum of five years of experience working with students from kindergarten through fourth grade, an enthusiasm for science, and an ability to bring science to life in an accessible and inclusive manner. Preference will be given to candidates with a proven ability to work collaboratively and a clear commitment to using innovative pedagogical practices and technology to develop hands-on, inquiry-based lessons. Candidates must also have excellent communication skills, experience in writing and developing curriculum, a strong belief in all-girls education, and an enthusiasm for working with and teaching elementary-aged students. 

    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 where all students feel welcome, known, heard, safe, and treated fairly, while establishing ourselves as leaders 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. Preference will be given to applications submitted prior to January 1, 2023.

    Questions about this teaching position may be directed to Jamie Schiff, Head of Lower School, at schiffj@theellisschool.org.
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  • Middle and Upper School Computer Science Instructor

    The Ellis School, the only pre-kindergarten to grade 12 independent all-girls day school in Pittsburgh, PA, is seeking a full-time Middle and Upper School Computer Science instructor beginning in August 2023. Responsibilities will include teaching a range of courses from introductory middle school computer science to advanced high school computer science and advising a group of eight to ten students.
    Qualifications:
    Undergraduate studies in computer science or a related field are required. Ideal candidates will have a minimum of 3–5 years of teaching experience and the ability to teach a broad range of computer science courses including Cybersecurity and AP Computer Science A. Proficiency in both text-based and drag-and-drop programming languages such as Python, Java, and Scratch is required. Familiarity with additional topics such as robotics, networking, data analysis, privacy, and artificial intelligence is preferred. An ability to apply a variety of pedagogical approaches and to be flexible is a must. Preference will be given to candidates with a proven ability to work collaboratively and a clear commitment to using innovative pedagogical practices and technology to enhance instruction. Candidates must also have excellent communication skills, demonstrate a strong belief in all-girls education, and possess an enthusiasm for working with and teaching adolescents. 

    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. Preference will be given to applications submitted prior to December 1, 2022.

    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.
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  • Upper School Chemistry Instructor

    The Ellis School, the only pre-kindergarten to grade 12 independent all-girls day school in Pittsburgh, PA, is seeking a full-time Upper School Chemistry Instructor beginning in August 2023.  Responsibilities will include teaching three sections of high school general chemistry, one section of AP Chemistry, supporting student projects through the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science, and advising eight to ten students.
    Qualifications:
    An undergraduate degree in chemistry or a related field is required. Ideal candidates will have a minimum of 3–5 years of teaching experience and the ability to teach AP Chemistry. An ability to apply a variety of pedagogical approaches and to be flexible is a must. Preference will be given to candidates with a proven ability to work collaboratively and a clear commitment to using innovative pedagogical practices and technology to enhance instruction. Candidates must also have excellent communication skills, demonstrate a strong belief in all-girls education, and possess an enthusiasm for working with and teaching adolescents. 

    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 where all students feel welcome, known, heard, safe, and treated fairly, while establishing ourselves as leaders 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. Preference will be given to applications submitted prior to January 1, 2023.

    Questions about this teaching position may be directed to Diane Reckless, Science Department Chair, at recklessd@theellisschool.org.
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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.