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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)

Assistant Classroom Teacher (full-time, starting fall 2016)

Substitute Teachers

Middle School (6-8)

There are currently no open Middle School positions.

Senior School (9-12)

History Teacher and Form Dean (full-time, starting fall 2016)

Math Teacher (full-time, starting fall 2016)

Chinese Teacher (full-time, starting fall 2016)

English Teacher (full-time, starting fall 2016)

Director of Summer School and Enrichment Program (part-time August-May, full-time June-July)

Biology and Chemistry Teacher (full-time, starting fall 2016)

Administration

Information Systems (IS) Manager (full-time, year-round)

Director of SSA Farms (part-time, year-round)

Capital Campaign and Major Gifts Officer

Special Programs

Day Camp Discovery Director

Summer Programs


Junior School

Assistant Classroom Teacher (full-time, starting fall 2016)

Shady Side Academy’s Junior School is seeking a full-time assistant teacher.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Teaching all subjects to a group of children
  • Working as a part of a two person team; extra duties include recess, lunch and carpool duties
  • Attending all faculty meetings, in-service days, and other responsibilities as deemed necessary by the Head of the Junior School
  • Being an integral part of a caring community of learners

Assistant Classroom Teacher 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 open Middle School positions.


Senior School

History Teacher and Form Dean (full-time, starting fall 2016)

Shady Side Academy’s Senior School History Department is seeking a History teacher/Form Dean for the academic year 2016-17. Responsibilities will include teaching two sections of History (and/or Philosophy, if possible) at all levels, from 9th grade through the elective program, serving as a Form Dean in the Deans’ Office, coaching two seasons or the equivalent, and advising approximately seven students. There may be the possibility of serving as residential faculty in the boarding program. Other duties, such as but not limited to proctoring study halls, chaperoning dances, or serving on committees, may be assigned as needed by the Academy.

History Teacher and Form Dean (full-time, starting fall 2016)

Math Teacher (full-time, starting fall 2016)

Shady Side Academy’s Senior School Mathematics Department is seeking applicants for a full-time position for the 2016-17 academic year. Responsibilities will include teaching four sections of mathematics at all levels including AP and beyond, advising eight to ten students, and coaching two seasons or the equivalent. Other duties, such as but not limited to proctoring study halls, chaperoning dances or athletic events, or serving on committees, may be assigned as needed by the Academy. Members of the Mathematics department actively collaborate in innovative curriculum design, pedagogy, and assessment. Two years ago, the Mathematics department adopted Math I and Math II, from the Phillips Exeter Academy Math Department, for the 9th and 10th grade curriculum.

Math Teacher job description

Chinese Teacher (full-time, starting fall 2016)

Shady Side Academy’s Senior School World Language Department is seeking a full-time Chinese teacher for the 2016-17 academic year. Responsibilities include teaching four sections of Chinese at all levels, from introductory through AP courses and beyond, coaching two seasons or the equivalent, and advising eight to ten students. There may be the possibility of residing in a dormitory or living on campus and serving as residential faculty in the boarding program. Other duties, such as but not limited to proctoring exams, chaperoning dances, or serving on committees, may be assigned as needed by the Academy.

Chinese Teacher job description

English Teacher (full-time, starting fall 2016)

Shady Side Academy’s Senior School English Department is seeking a full-time English teacher for the 2016-17 academic year. Responsibilities four sections of English at all levels, from 9th grade through elective courses, coaching two seasons or the equivalent, and advising eight to ten students. There may be the possibility of residing in a dormitory or living on campus and serving as residential faculty in the boarding program. Other duties, such as but not limited to proctoring exams, chaperoning dances, or serving on committees, may be assigned as needed by the Academy.

English Teacher job description

Director of Summer School and Enrichment Program (part-time August-May, full-time June-July)

Shady Side Academy’s Senior School is seeking applicants for the Director of Summer School and Enrichment Programs. The Director is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Shady Side Academy Summer School, including but not limited to: hiring and evaluating the teachers; working with the Auxiliary Programs Office to market the program and recruit students; collaborating with the Senior, Middle and Junior School Heads to align curriculum and develop new programs; working closely with Senior School Department Chairs to assure consistency between summer and academic-year curriculum; coordinating food, facilities, and technology needs with Metz Food Service, the Facilities Department and the IT Department, respectively; handling student and/or parent issues as needed; coordinating transfer of grades and credits with the Senior School Registrar. The Director of Summer School manages an administrative assistant during the summer, and has ongoing administrative support from the Auxiliary Programs Office. The Director is required to be on campus immediately prior to, during, and immediately after the summer school programs. Average hours per week have been as follows: 10 hours a week August through May and then forty hours a week for June and July.

Director of Summer School and Enrichment Program job description

Biology and Chemistry Teacher (full-time, starting fall 2016)

Shady Side Academy’s Senior School Science Department is seeking applicants for the position of instructor in biology and chemistry for the academic year 2016-17. Responsibilities will include teaching three courses (a combination of biology and/or chemistry), coaching two seasons or the equivalent, and advising approximately eight to ten students.

Biology and Chemistry Teacher job description


Administration

Information Systems (IS) Manager (full-time, year-round)

Shady Side Academy’s Technology Department is seeking a full-time Information Systems (IS) Manager. The IS Manager is responsible to support end users in the use of, as well as perform various database functions against the many data systems utilized by the academy. Systems currently utilized by the Academy include primary systems such as Blackbaud’s Education Edge, Finance Edge, Raiser’s Edge, NetClassroom, and NetCommunity, as well as a variety of associated/integrated systems from FinalSite, Paylocity, Ravenna, Horizon, and others. A background in successfully managing school information systems and providing exemplary support and service is very desirable. As a member of the Academy’s small IT Department, other duties may be assigned as workloads fluctuate. This position is available immediately.

Information Systems (IS) Manager job description

Director of SSA Farms

The Director of SSA Farms supervises the operations, maintenance, educational activities and ongoing improvement/expansion of the farm programs at the Senior, Middle and Junior School campuses of Shady Side Academy. Additionally, the director serves as the primary farm educator at the Junior School.

Director of SSA Farms job description

Capital Campaign and Major Gifts Officer

Working closely with the Director of Development, the Capital Campaign and Major Gifts Officer will oversee all aspects of Shady Side Academy’s present capital campaign and major gifts program.

Capital Campaign and Major Gifts Officer job description


Special Programs

Day Camp Discovery Director

The Director/Assistant Director of Day Camp Discovery supervises programs and staff for children ages 5 - 12. Located on the beautiful 125 acre campus of Shady Side Academy’s Senior School in Fox Chapel, Day Camp Discovery offers a fun, balanced, traditional program of arts & crafts, games, sports, media arts, nature study, and swimming. The facilities of the Academy are available for all campers: the Benedum Visual Arts Center, Mellon and Curry Gymnasiums, an indoor pool, tennis courts, athletic fields, woodworking shop, and McCune Dining Hall. The well-trained and experienced staff includes members of the Academy’s faculty, college students, and others with years of teaching and/or camp experience.

Day Camp Discovery Director job description

Summer Programs

Please visit our summer programs employment page for details.


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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