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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  • After-school Program Staff, Part-Time

    The Ellis School is seeking an energetic, responsible individual, who loves working with children, to fill an immediate part-time opening 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, with immediate openings beginning in January.  
    Regular hours are from 2:00-6:00 p.m. daily; however, full days may be required as pre-determined 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 playground
    • To help prepare snacks
    • To supervise activities in the computer lab
    • To support Extended Day staff working in Middle and Upper Schools
    • To know and follow rules of 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
     
    Please send resumes to the Director of After-school Programs, Ms. Karin Miller at millerk@theellisschool.org.
  • Assistant Group Supervisor - Fifth Avenue Family Child Care

    Fifth Avenue Family Child Care is a parent-led co-op, housed on The Ellis School's campus for over 25 years. We are looking for a dynamic caregiver with experience working with infants to preschool-aged children to join our team full time, starting immediately.

    We value creativity, child-led exploration, patience, reliability, and diversity. Providing a safe and enriching environment for play-based learning is a vital aspect of the position. Also included in the responsibilities for this role are: changing diapers, assistance with toilet learning, light food prep, meal assistance, light cleaning, and day-to-day communication with parents. This position is not an Ellis faculty or staff position. The employer is Fifth Avenue Family Child Care.

    Our hours of operation are Monday–Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. during the school year, through June 7, 2019. Candidate must be available to work during these hours and must possess or obtain FBI, Act 33/34 clearances. High school diploma/GED is required with two years of experience working with children. This is an hourly position paying between $11 and $13 per hour, depending on experience. We do not offer health insurance but do offer a monthly health stipend of $100 for full-time employees. Please submit a cover letter and resume to fafcc1@gmail.com.
  • Lower School Spanish Teacher

    The Ellis School, the only pre-kindergarten to grade 12 independent day school for girls in Pittsburgh, PA, has an opening for a Lower School Spanish Teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. Responsibilities include teaching Spanish classes for pre-kindergarten through grade 4 students; producing well-planned lessons; providing opportunities for active and collaborative learning; listening and speaking in Spanish while using a wide array of resources to connect language and culture; communicating regularly with parents and effectively using PowerSchool Learning (our learning management system) to give regular updates regarding class goals and assignments; covering assigned supervision duties; as well as attending division meetings, department meetings, and in-service days as required.

    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.

    Qualifications:
    The ideal candidate will demonstrate fluency in Spanish and will bring a strong interest in World Languages and an ability to connect language and culture to enhance the learning experience. It is important that the individual has the ability to: create a program that suits the learning needs of different ages of learners and styles of learning; teach Spanish to young learners in an engaging and appropriate fashion; work collaboratively with colleagues; make cross-curricular connections when possible; and use a variety of technology tools in the classroom. Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree, possess an enthusiasm for working with and teaching young children, as demonstrated by prior experience in an early childhood setting, a strong sense of school community and teamwork, and excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.  Ideal candidates will also possess a commitment to fulfilling the mission of the School: to prepare, empower, and inspire each and every girl through an excellent education in an all-girls environment. 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, HR/Accounting Manager at opportunities@theellisschool.org.  Preference will be given to applications received by January 11, 2019.
     
    Questions about this position may be directed to:
    Ann Martino, Lower School Division Director
     
    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:
     
    Spring Season (2019):
    • Varsity Track and Field Head Coach
    • Varsity Track and Field Assistant Coach
    Fall Season (2019):
    • Middle School Field Hockey Coach
    • JV Tennis Head Coach/Asst. Varsity Coach
    • Varsity Soccer Assistant Coach

    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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