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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)

English Teacher (Maternity Leave Replacement, February-June 2015)

Senior School (9-12)

School Nurse (Full-Time)

Prep Boys and Girls Squash Coach


Database Administrator (Full-Time)

Special Programs

Summer School Director (Part-time, January-August)

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

English Teacher (Maternity Leave Replacement, February-June 2015)

Shady Side Academy's Middle School is looking to hire a maternity leave replacement teacher for seventh grade English, beginning in February, 2015, through the end of the school year on June 4, 2015. Applicants must have at least two years of experience in the classroom, preferably at the middle school level, a bachelor’s degree in English, and an enthusiasm for middle school students. 

English Teacher job description

Senior School

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

Prep Boys and Girls Squash Coach

Shady Side Academy’s Athletic Department is seeking a Head Coach for the Prep Boys and Girls Squash teams for the winter sports season 2014-15. Reporting to the Head of School and Director of Athletics the Prep Head Squash Coach supervises, coordinates and promotes all phases of the squash program. S/he is responsible for running a comprehensive, high quality high school squash program in accordance with the academic standards, stated mission and goals of the Academy and the guidelines of all rules and policies established by the Academy.

Prep Boys and Girls Squash Coach job description


Database Administrator, Full-Time

The Database Administrator manages all information systems utilized by the Academy. These systems include the Student Information System (all academic, admissions and registrar), Financial Information System and Development Systems, plus associated and/or integrated information systems such as Food Service, Book Store, Website, Learning Management System (LMS) and more. Supporting and maintaining these systems typically includes system maintenance, data maintenance and manipulation, querying and reporting, and end-user support and training. 

Database Administrator job description

Special Programs

Summer School Director (Part-time, January-August)

The Director of Summer School is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Shady Side Academy Summer School, including all necessary planning and preparations in the months prior to the start of classes in June. (S)he manages an administrative assistant during the summer and has ongoing administrative support from the External Programs Office. 

Summer School Director job description 

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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