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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  • Assistant Director of the Annual Fund

    The Ellis School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is seeking an Assistant Director of the Annual Fund to begin July 1, 2021.
    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 370 students evenly distributed across three divisions.

    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.
    Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated passion for supporting girls and young women, joyful experience working with donors, knowledge of fundraising best practices in independent schools, desire to be a visible part of the Ellis community, and proven experience working with volunteers in a fundraising setting. Candidates should be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously, have strong writing skills, and actively seek areas for growth and innovation within their work. The ability and enthusiasm to work with and relate to different donor constituencies, offices, and individuals are critical. Interested candidates should submit the following materials electronically to Wendy Wu at opportunities@theellisschool.org before May 23, 2021:

    • Cover letter
    • Resume
    • Writing Sample (ideally fundraising solicitation)
    • Names and contact information of three professional references
    Questions should be directed to Carly Carstens, Director of Development and Alumnae Engagement, at reedc@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 After-school and Summer Programs Jenna Bowman at bowmanj@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 the Director of After-school and Summer Programs, Jenna Bowman, at bowmanj@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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  • 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.
    The Successful Candidate 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)
    Current Openings:
    Upcoming Fall Season (2021):
    • Varsity Field Hockey Head Coach
    • Varsity Field Hockey Assistant Coach
    • Varsity Soccer Assistant Coach
    Interested candidates should contact Shayla Scott, Athletic Director, at 412-661-5992, ext 102 or scotts@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.