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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  • Upper School Division Head

    The Ellis School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is seeking an Upper School Division Head 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, with the Upper School division composed of students in grades 9-12. The Upper School is particularly well known for its strong academic program, the close relationships between students and teachers, the rich and varied opportunities for students to explore their interests both in and out of the classroom, and the focus on collaborative, real-world problem-solving experiences. The Upper School Division Head works closely with faculty, staff, and families to create an inclusive and engaging learning community in which all students are known and loved and actively supported and challenged to be their own best selves.

    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 a demonstrated commitment to building inclusive school communities, joyful experience working with adolescent girls and their families, deep knowledge of upper school curriculum and classroom practice, and proven experience working with other adults as a leader in a school setting. Interested candidates should submit the following materials electronically to Wendy Wu at opportunities@theellisschool.org before October 30, 2020:

    • Cover letter
    • Resume
    • Statement of educational philosophy
    • Statement of leadership philosophy
    • Names and contact information of three professional references
    Questions should be directed to Macon Finley, Head of School, at finleym@theellisschool.org.
  • 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 January 2021. Responsibilities will include teaching five sections of high school mathematics and computer science. In addition, advisory responsibilities for a group of eight to ten students will begin in the 2021–2022 school year.   
     
    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 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.   

    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 Cara LaRoche, Math Department Chair, at larochec@theellisschool.org.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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):
    • 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

Benefits

The Ellis School acknowledges its obligation to prohibit discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, citizenship status, handicap or disability in access, employment, tuition assistance, educational policies, or other school administered student and employee programs and activities, as well as its obligation to prohibit discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, citizenship status, handicap or disability in student admissions. Questions regarding the School’s compliance with the application and administration of the School’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to Deborah Kuchta, Director of Finance and Operations, 6425 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, (412) 661-5992 ext. 117, kuchtad@TheEllisSchool.org or to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) or to the SBA. Please refer to the School’s SBA Non-Discrimination Compliance Policy on the School’s website
for information on how to file complaints with OCR or the SBA.