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Shady Side Academy is a PK-12 independent school with an enrollment of approximately 930 students on three campuses in Pittsburgh, Pa. The Academy was rated one of Pittsburgh's Top Workplaces for 2011 by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, based on the results of an employee survey. Current employment opportunities are listed below.

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Current Openings

Junior School (PK-5)

Fifth Grade Math and Social Studies Teacher (Full-Time, Beginning Fall 2015)

PK-2 Learning Specialist (Full-Time, Beginning Fall 2015)

Substitute Teachers

Middle School (6-8)

There are currently no Middle School openings.

Senior School (9-12)

Learning Support Specialist (Full-Time, Beginning Fall 2015)

School Nurse (Full-Time)

Administration

There are currently no Administration openings.

Special Programs

Summer School Biology I Teacher (Summer, June 15-July 17)

SSA Summer Counselors (Summer, June 8-Aug. 7)

SSA Summer Specialist (Summer)

SSA Summer Lifeguards (Summer)


Junior School

 

Fifth Grade Math and Social Studies Teacher (Full-Time, Beginning Fall 2015)

Shady Side Academy Junior School is seeking a full-time fifth grade math and social studies teacher for the 2015-2016 school year. Applicants must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to work as part of a team and an appreciation for the benefits of collaboration, flexibility, and familiarity with curricula and culture of the elementary school. This fifth grade teacher would be responsible for all math and social studies instruction for the fifth grade students.  This teacher would primarily partner with the fifth grade reading and writing teacher.

Fifth Grade Math and Social Studies Teacher job description

PK-2 Learning Specialist (Full-Time, Beginning Fall 2015)

The learning specialist will assist teachers in the education of students with various learning differences in reading, writing, and mathematics. The PK-2 learning specialist will work closely with the grades 3-5 learning specialist, guidance counselor, teachers, and administration to create a learning environment that is advantageous for all learners. 

PK-2 Learning Specialist job description

Substitute Teachers

Shady Side Academy’s Junior School is seeking substitute teachers to support our classroom teachers when there are absences.  

Substitute Teacher job description


Middle School

There are currently no Middle School openings. 


Senior School

Learning Support Specialist (Full-Time, Beginning Fall 2015)

Shady Side Academy’s Senior School is seeking applicants for a Learning Support Specialist for the academic year 2015-2016. The Learning Support Specialist, as a member of the faculty, works with the Dean of Academic Affairs and grade level deans to monitor the academic progress of all students, designs and coordinates implementation of student support and learning plans in consultation with the Dean and/or Counselor, educates and collaborates with faculty to ensure comprehensive support to students with documented learning differences, provides direct academic support for students one-on-one or in a small group setting, serves as an advocate for students with documented needs, and develops partnerships with students, families and the school.

Learning Support Specialist job description

School Nurse, Full-Time

Shady Side Academy’s Senior School is seeking applicants for a School Nurse for the current academic year. The Senior School Nurse reports to the Head of Nursing and the Head of Senior School. (S)he provides health-related services to approximately 500 students, day and boarding, and works closely with the Dean of Student Life and the Counselor. 

School Nurse job description 


Administration

There are currently no Administration openings. 


Special Programs

Summer School Biology I Teacher (Summer, June 15-July 17)

Shady Side Academy’s Summer School has an opening to teach Biology 1 this summer (June 15 to July 17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. four days a week and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays). Biology 1 is a junior-level course covering ecology, cell structure and function, genetics, development, plant and animal structure and function, respiration, photosynthesis, and microbiology. The course closely follows the Academy’s curriculum. The pace of instruction is brisk and students are highly engaged. It is a three credit and grade bearing course for SSA students and credit is typically awarded in area school districts. Applicants should be experienced and enthusiastic teachers. Pay is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Please email a letter of interest, two references with contact information, and resume to Dr. Peter Lau, Director of Summer School: plau@shadysidecademy.org.

SSA Summer Counselors (Summer, June 8-Aug. 7)

Our summer day camps and sports camps are currently hiring counselors to supervise groups of 10-16 children, grades PK-9, for the full summer, weekdays only.

Counselor job description • SSA Summer Employment Page

SSA Summer Specialists (Summer)

SSA Summer specialists plan and teach lessons to groups of 10-16 children with the aid of counselors. Past specialty areas include: ceramics, film, outdoor adventure, tennis, science and media arts.

Specialist job description • SSA Summer Employment Page

SSA Summer Lifeguards (Summer)

With the assistance of the aquatic director, lifeguards co-teach swimming lessons and manage our indoor pool for groups of 15-30 children. Lifeguards must be certified through July 24, 2015.

SSA Summer Employment Page

Shady Side Academy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, or disability.


P-G Top Workplaces 2011

Shady Side Academy
was named one of
Pittsburgh's Top Workplaces
by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
in 2011, based on results
of an employee survey.


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