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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)

Substitute Teachers

Middle School (6-8)

There are currently no Middle School openings.

Senior School (9-12)

Health Teacher (Full-Time, Beginning Fall 2015)

Librarian (Full-Time, Beginning Fall 2015)

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

School Nurse (Full-Time)

Administration

IT Support Specialist (Full-Time)

Special Programs

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

SSA Summer Specialist (Summer)

SSA Summer Lifeguards (Summer)


Junior School

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

Health Teacher (Full-Time, Beginning Fall 2015)

Shady Side Academy’s Senior School Athletic Department is seeking a full-time health teacher for the academic year 2015-2016. Responsibilities will include teaching four sections of 10th grade health class (“Contemporary Issues in Teen Health”), coaching three seasons (two interscholastic teams and one PE) and advising approximately eight students.  

Health Teacher job description 

Librarian (Full-Time, Beginning Fall 2015)

Shady Side Academy’s Senior School is seeking applicants for a librarian for the academic year 2015-2016. Requirements include knowledge of current adult and young adult literature, research methodology, current technology and pedagogical approaches to digital literacy. Applicants must have an MLS or MLIS and at least two years of experience, preferably in an independent school setting.

Librarian job description

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

IT Support Specialist (Full-Time)

The SSA Technology Department is seeking a full-time IT Support Specialist to provide deployment services and first-level end-user support for all supported hardware, software and systems, including Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh operating systems as well as mobile device platforms such as iOS, Android and Chrome OS.

IT Support Specialist job description


Special Programs

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 descriptionSSA 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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