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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  • Community Outreach Coordinator, Part-time

    The Ellis School seeks a creative and innovative thinker with a passion for providing welcoming experiences, and planning and executing top-notch events, to join the School’s Marketing and Communications Office. This year-round position will work approximately 15 hours per week on a flexible weekday schedule. The schedule will also include some evening and weekend hours both on campus and at off-site locations.

    Working closely with the Director of Marketing and Communications and in collaboration with key stakeholders, this position will be responsible for planning, implementing, and assessing strategic outreach events to market, promote, and celebrate Ellis’ all-girls experience by:
    • Collaborating with colleagues to identify programming opportunities
    • Interfacing with external community partners, efficiently planning and implementing events
    • Positively interacting with event attendees, treating them with respect and providing warm, courteous, and professional communications
    • Ensuring events are engaging, inclusive, welcoming, safe, tidy, and aesthetically pleasing
    • Staying current with local event and programming initiatives

    Preference will be given to candidates who possess the following:
    • Bachelor’s degree and 1–3 years of work experience
    • Experience working successfully with, and relating well to, elementary and middle school girls and their families
    • Enthusiasm for educating girls and working in a school setting
    • Demonstrated proactive embrace of project management tools and a passion for hands-on execution
    • Keen interest in meeting and interacting with new people, building relationships, and cultivating networking opportunities
    • Self-motivated with excellent work habits and strong organizational skills
    • Superb communication skills, both oral and written, including comfort with public speaking
    • Experience using social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) to promote and cover events
    • Curiosity and a willingness to learn new skills

    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 January 31, 2020. 

    The Ellis School does not discriminate on the basis of age, ethnicity, sex, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation in employment. The Ellis community pursues, supports, and embraces diversity of all kinds, recognizing the collective strength derived from our individual differences.
  • 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 and Upper 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 wage of $11; paid monthly (average $880 monthly dependent on hours worked)

    Please send resumes to Director of After-school and Summer Programs Jenna Hayes at hayesj@theellisschool.org.

    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.
  • Middle/Upper School World Language Instructor

    The Ellis School is seeking a World Language Instructor beginning in August 2020. Responsibilities include teaching five sections of Middle School French and Spanish and Upper School Spanish and advising eight to ten students.  Other duties, including—but not limited to—proctoring study halls, chaperoning, and committee work, are integral to the role of Middle and Upper School faculty members.

    Qualifications:
    Undergraduate studies in Spanish and French or a related field are required. The ideal candidate will demonstrate fluency in both Spanish and French, and will have a minimum of 3–5 years experience teaching Middle School French and Spanish and experience teaching at least lower-level Upper School Spanish (levels 1-2 or 1-3). They will 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 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 letter of application, resume, transcripts, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Wendy Wu at opportunities@theellisschool.org. Preference will be given to applications received by April 1. 

    Questions about this teaching position may be directed to Jack Gaddess, World Language Department Chair, at gaddessj@theellisschool.org.

    The Ellis School does not discriminate on the basis of age, ethnicity, sex, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation in employment.
  • 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 is preferred.
     
    The position runs September through June, with an immediate opening beginning in January. 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, Middle, and Upper Schools
    • 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 Hayes, at hayesj@theellisschool.org.
     
  • Substitute Teachers (Pre-kindergarten–Middle School)

    The Ellis School is seeking qualified substitute teachers for the 2019–2020 academic year 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.
     
    The Ellis School does not discriminate on the basis of age, ethnicity, sex, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation in employment.
  • 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 2020. 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 science 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. They will 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 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 letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Wendy Wu at opportunities@theellisschool.org. Questions about this teaching position may be directed to Lauren Laschon, Head of Upper School, at laschonl@theellisschool.org.

    The Ellis School does not discriminate on the basis of age, ethnicity, sex, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation in employment.
  • Upper School Mathematics and 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 Upper School Mathematics and Computer Science instructor beginning in August 2020. Responsibilities will include teaching five sections of high school mathematics and computer science and advising eight to ten students.  
     
    Qualifications:
    Undergraduate studies in mathematics or a related field are required, along with experience with, and a willingness to teach, introductory coding. Ideal candidates will have a minimum of 3–5 years of teaching experience and the ability to teach a wide range of mathematics courses including Statistics and Advanced Placement Calculus. They will 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 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 letter of application, resume, transcripts, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Wendy Wu at opportunities@theellisschool.org. Preference will be given to applications received by March 1. 

    Questions about this teaching position may be directed to Cara LaRoche, Math Department Chair, at larochec@theellisschool.org.

    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 (2020):
    • Middle School Soccer Head Coach
    • Volunteer Score/Clock Keeper (field sports)
    Spring Season (2021):
    • Volunteer Score/Clock Keeper (field sports) 
    Interested candidates should contact Shayla Scott, Athletic Director, at 412-661-5992, ext 102 or email at scotts@theellisschool.org
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.

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