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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  • Marketing and Community Outreach Manager

    The Ellis School seeks an inspired, creative, and innovative thinker with a passion for providing welcoming experiences and executing top-notch events to join the school’s Marketing and Communications Office. Working closely with the Director of Strategic Marketing, Communications, and Outreach and in collaboration with key stakeholders, the Marketing and Community Outreach Manager will assist in developing short and long-term plans and strategies for outreach events while acting as both an integral part of the campus family and the school's ambassador to the external community. In addition, this role is responsible for creating a superior experience for prospective and current families through communications and storytelling that represent Ellis’ community and identity. This includes an emphasis on accurately, effectively, and eloquently enhancing the mission and vision of the school in all marketing materials. This year-round full-time position will include independent oversight and execution of weeknight and weekend events.
    Responsibilities
    • Conduct market research, identify target audiences, and collaborate with colleagues and community partners to develop and implement events that achieve marketing and recruitment goals.
    • Coordinate event promotion through online calendars and event listings, advertising and sponsorships, and media alerts
    • Assist with writing, editing, and the distribution of marketing materials and content.
    • Capture and promote key events and activities. Curate photos/videos as needed for print, digital marketing/social media purposes.
    • Develop and update online marketing content including writing, photo selection, and technical implementation.
    • Positively interact with event attendees, treating them with respect and providing warm, courteous, and professional communications to ensure events are engaging, inclusive, welcoming, safe, tidy, and aesthetically pleasing.
    • Network with and assist in supporting the strategic goals of the Ellis Parent Association while identifying opportunities to leverage word-of-mouth marketing within the community.
    Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of work experience preferably in marketing, outreach, event planning, or a similar field
    • Experience in an education setting or independent school is strongly preferred
    • Passionate about all-girls education and the mission of the school
    • Community connector who believes in the power of leveraging networks to build relationships
    • Proactive communicator and understands the importance of keeping colleagues, internal and external stakeholders, and one’s supervisor well-informed about project progress
    • High level of initiative, proven ability to work independently and as a member of a team, exceptional organizational and time-management skills, and an ability to plan ahead and work within tight deadlines
    • The ability to collaborate with others, showing outstanding judgment with a high level of energy, creativity, and flexibility
    • Familiarity with web-based design tools, Google Drive, and project management tools (Asana)
    • Humble enough to ask questions but willing to do their own research first
    Benefits Include
    • Generous Medical, Vision, and Dental Insurance
    • Life Insurance Coverage
    • Robust Paid Vacation Time
    • Paid Sick and Personal Days
    • Reduced Summer Hours
    • Employer Retirement Plan Match
    • Tuition Remission
    • On-site Day Care
    • Technology Discounts and Loans
    To Apply
    Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to myellis@theellisschool.org. Preference will be given to candidates who apply by September 20, 2021.
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  • Social Media Specialist

    The Ellis School seeks an outgoing, creative, and social media savvy self-starter with a passion for serving as a brand ambassador and storyteller for a vibrant learning community to join the school’s Marketing and Communications Office. The Social Media Specialist will create an engaging social media presence to promote connection and interest in the school, as well as support the school’s mission via consistent, compelling digital communications. This position will build a robust network with internal and external stakeholders and achieve strong engagement and outcomes in the following areas: developing content, strategic management and posting across social media platforms to generate prospective student inquiries, drive enrollment and engagement. The Social Media Specialist is a creative thinker and doer who is responsible for representing the brand voice, look, and personality of the school across all social media channels. This year-round part-time position will work approximately 30 hours per week and report to the Director of Strategic Marketing, Communications, and Outreach.
    Responsibilities
    • Manage the school’s social media channels: develop a content calendar, analyze metrics, and create and implement an organic social strategy to inform and engage the school’s community and prospective families in the dynamic life of the school.
    • Utilize creative approaches to social media, website posts, and email campaigns.
    • Take photos and create engaging videos of school activities and events for social media and other channels, and manage digital asset archives.
    • Write compelling content for social media and other digital marketing campaigns.
    • Create monthly reports of social media campaigns, website, and email analytics; analyze these reports to share performance, and drive improvements.
    • Work closely with our Enrollment and Advancement teams to develop and execute social media campaigns and other digital marketing strategies to reach our enrollment and fundraising goals.
    • Stay abreast of social media trends in the broad market and in independent schools and provide recommendations that are relevant to the School’s marketing activities.
    • Keep pace with industry trends and developments and present research, best practices, and recommendations for further innovation.
    Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years of work experience preferably in marketing, communications, or a similar field
    • Experience in an education setting or independent school is strongly preferred
    • Passionate about all-girls education and the mission of the school
    • Proficient in social media management platforms
    • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
    • Experience with key Adobe Creative Suite apps, basic video editing, and DSLR photography/asset management
    • Familiarity with Canva or other web-based design tools, Google Drive, and project management tools (Asana)
    • The ability to collaborate with others, showing outstanding judgment with a high level of energy, creativity, and flexibility
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment while providing strong attention to detail
    • Willingness to work some extended hours, nights and weekends, as business need requires
    Benefits Include
    • Generous Medical, Vision, and Dental Insurance
    • Life Insurance Coverage
    • Robust Paid Vacation Time
    • Paid Sick and Personal Days
    • Reduced Summer Hours
    • Employer Retirement Plan Match
    • Tuition Remission
    • On-site Day Care
    • Technology Discounts and Loans
    To Apply
    Please send a cover letter, resume, listing of social media accounts and handles, and contact information for three professional references to myellis@theellisschool.org. Preference will be given to candidates who apply by September 20, 2021.
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  • Volunteer Assistant to the Athletic Director

    The Ellis School seeks experienced candidates for a Volunteer Assistant to the Athletic Director. The position will be responsible for assisting in the Athletics Office and managing athletics programming and facility/equipment needs under the direction of the Athletic Director.
    The Successful Candidate Will Possess:

    • Knowledge of office management and employment policies, best practices, and procedures
    • Working knowledge of Google Drive
    • Ability to perform and/or coordinate a variety of tasks simultaneously and with accuracy
    • Ability to collect, compile, and assemble information in a clear, concise manner
    • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
    • Effective organizational and interpersonal skills and sufficient technological savvy (specifically with Google Drive) to perform job duties at a normal level and meet deadlines
    • Knowledge of appropriate safety measures to ensure the well-being of student-athletes

    Current Openings:

    2021-2022 School Year:
    • Fall Season Assistant to the Athletic Director - CURRENT to mid-November 2021
    • Winter Season Assistant to the Athletic Director - mid-November to mid-February 2022
    • Spring Season Assistant to the Athletic Director - mid-February to mid-May 2022

    Interested candidates should contact Shayla Scott, Athletic Director, at 412-661-5992, ext 102 or scotts@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
    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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  • Receptionist for After-school Programs

    The Ellis School is seeking an energetic, responsible individual who will be a friendly face for visitors and parents during Ellis After-school Programs. A willingness to work as part of a team providing a safe environment for Ellis students after school is required. Experience working with children and experience in a receptionist or desk-related job are preferred. 
    Currently, the position is open beginning June 14, 2021, during Ellis Summer Programs. The position runs September through June during the regular school year. Regular hours are from 3:00-6:00 p.m. daily Monday through Friday.
     
    Primary Responsibilities:
    • Welcome visitors to the school and direct them to the correct destinations
    • Coordinate student dismissal
    • Support Extended Day staff working in Lower School and Middle School
    • Know and follow the rules of the School and remind students to do the same
    • Be energetic and interact with students, staff, and visitors
    • Work cooperatively with colleagues
    • Show up consistently and on time for duties
     
    Please send resumes to Director of Extended Day Programming Stephanie DeLucia at delucias@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 Ann Martino, Lower School Division Head, at martinoa@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.