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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  • School Counselor

    The Ellis School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is seeking a part-time School Counselor for the 2024-2025 school year to join our full-time School Counselor as part of our Student Support Team.  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 400 students  evenly distributed across three divisions. 
    This School Counselor will be responsible for supporting the health and wellness of students, faculty and staff in the Upper School Division of the School, including direct counseling with students, guidance to parents and faculty in the support of their student, collaboration with outside providers, and teaching on health and wellness topics. This is a half-time position on an academic calendar, and will report directly to our full-time School Counselor.  

    An ideal candidate should have a Masters degree in Social Work, Counseling, or Mental Health Counseling, a license in their respective field, a demonstrated love of working with children and teens, experience working in a school setting, excellent communication and organization skills, and a proven track record as a positive collaborator. 

    An ideal candidate would possess the following competencies:
    • Excellent knowledge and practice of child development and counseling practices for children and adolescents
    • Proven ability to work collaboratively as a team player, keeping the student’s needs/challenges/strengths at the center of every decision
    • Demonstrated skill in working with parents, faculty, and staff in support of students
    • Strong familiarity with health and wellness topics, along with the ability to communicate these topics in the classroom and to the parent community 
    • Effective knowledge of and comfortability with referral to outside providers and open communication with them to provide continuity of care
    • Working knowledge of academic accommodation and neuropsychological testing
    • Deep commitment to ethics both in privacy and in best clinical practices for students
    • Commitment to one’s own health/wellness, recognizing this is the foundation for effective mental health practices
    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. 
    Interested candidates should submit the following materials electronically to Wendy Wu at opportunities@theellisschool.org before May 17, 2024:
    • Cover letter
    • Resume
    • Names and contact information of three professional references
    Questions should be directed to Karen Boyer, School Counselor and Health & Wellness Department Chair, at boyerk@theellisschool.org.  Additional information about the school can be found on the school website at: https://www.theellisschool.org/page.
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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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  • 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 Candidates 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 for 2024-2025 Seasons:
    • Varsity Cross Country Assistant Coach
    • Middle School Cross Country Head Coach
    • Varsity/JV Basketball Assistant Coach
    • Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach
    • Middle School Lacrosse Head Coach
    • Middle School Lacrosse Assistant Coach
    • Varsity Swim Head Coach
    Interested candidates should contact Katie Johnson, Athletic Director, at 412-661-5992, ext 102 or johnsonk@theellisschool.org.
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Benefits

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  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Long Term Disability Protection

  • Retirement Savings Program

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  • Direct Deposit

  • FMLA

  • On-site Daycare

  • Tuition Remission

  • Vacation Time

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.