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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  • Extended Day Staff, 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 and Upper Schools
    • To know and follow the rules of the School and remind students to do the same when in attendance at 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


    Hourly wage of $11; paid monthly
    (Average $880 monthly dependent on hours worked)

    Please send resumes to the Director of After-school Programs, Ms. Karin Miller, at
  • Theatre Instructor

    The Ellis School is seeking a part-time Theatre Instructor beginning in August 2019. Responsibilities include teaching a series of Middle School and Upper School acting electives and Public Speaking in the Upper School, as well as directing plays and musicals. There is a significant after-school component to this position.

    A bachelor’s degree is required, and a master’s degree is preferred. The ideal candidate will demonstrate skill in direction, acting instruction, and the basics of technical theatre and will have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience leading ensembles and directing. An inventive and collaborative approach to the performing arts is a must. Ideal candidates will also 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 community pursues, supports, and embraces diversity of all kinds, recognizing the collective strength derived from our individual differences. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.
    To Apply:
    Candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, transcripts, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Preference will be given to applications received by May 31, 2019.
    Questions about this teaching position may be directed to Sara Sturdevant, Performing Arts Chair, at
    The Ellis School does not discriminate on the basis of age, ethnicity, sex, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation in employment.
  • 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:
    Fall Season (2019):
    • Middle School Cross Country Head Coach
    • Middle School Field Hockey Head Coach
    Winter Season (2019–2020):
    • Middle School Swim Head Coach/Assistant Varsity Coach

    Interested candidates should contact Shayla Scott, Athletic Director, at 412-661-5992, ext 102 or email at
  • College Counseling Assistant (Part-time)

    Under the supervision of the Director of College Counseling, the professional in this position maintains student records for the College Counseling office and assists the college counselor in the performance of their duties. The ideal candidate must be able to work with all constituencies (students, parents, faculty, staff, visitors, and college admissions professionals), have excellent communication skills, be responsive to the constituents we serve, maintain high standards of confidentiality, exercise appropriate professional judgement, and demonstrate well-developed computer skills (see below).

    Essential Duties:
    • Assist in the preparation and production of office messages and marketing pieces
    • Organize and maintain print materials and resources for students/families
    • Assist college counselor in preparing for major programs with registrations, materials, room reservations, food, presentations, etc.
    • Maintain and manage record keeping for current and previously enrolled students
    • Data entry and analysis - enter biographical and test score data into our college counseling software suite
    • Schedule and coordinate appointments for college representatives who seek to visit the school
    • Assist in scheduling larger group meetings between the Director of College Counseling and other constituents
    • Prepare and update transcripts for juniors and seniors, upload initial, mid-year, and final transcripts to our college counseling software suite, respond to requests for transcripts to be sent when requested by Ellis alumnae
    • Assist with preparation and proctoring for testing programs (PSAT, APs, and any other standardized tests)
    • Maintain and manage databases for summer programs, scholarships, and college representative visits
    • Engage with professional development opportunities
    • Perform other tasks as required by the Director of College Counseling and the Ellis community


    Bachelor's degree preferred

    Personal Skills/Qualifications:
    • Ability to handle a large volume and variety of tasks efficiently
    • Flexibility and adaptability to respond to the changing needs and duties of the office
    • Attention to detail and the ability to see the “big picture”
    • Ability to work independently and show initiative
    • Anticipation of, planning for, and meeting deadlines
    • Someone who finds joy in working with the messy and sometimes erratic nature of teenage girls and their families
    • Connection to the mission and vision of The Ellis School
    • Sensitivity to the emotional and confidential nature of the college admissions process

    Technical Skills:

    Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; knowledge/skill level to be able to proofread Word documents and Excel spreadsheets. Familiarity with college counseling software (SCOIR, Naviance, etc.) is not essential but would be an advantage.

    Please Note:
    This position is part-time and hours will be set per trimester during the academic year. Summer hours will be flexible. There will be some mandatory evening and weekend duties through the school year.

    Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

    To Apply:
    Please submit a resume and cover letter to Keith Bryner, Director of College Counseling, at
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.