Shady Side Academy — Director of Faculty Recruitment & Professional Development

Shady Side Academy, a diverse learning community challenging students to think creatively, act ethically, and lead responsibly, is seeking an innovative, inspiring school leader to serve as its next Director of Faculty Recruitment & Professional Development, effective July 1, 2021.

Located in Pittsburgh, PA, Shady Side Academy is a nationally respected private school for 1,100 boys and girls in grades pre-kindergarten through 12, with an optional boarding experience in high school. Four age-specific campuses with extraordinary resources, teachers who actively mentor, a forward-thinking curriculum, a diverse and inclusive community, and a legacy of alumni accomplishments all inspire Shady Side students to high achievement in academics, the arts, and athletics, and to meaningful ambitions in life.

The Director of Faculty Recruitment & Professional Development will assume executive leadership of the school’s efforts to hire and develop a diverse, talented, and culturally competent faculty, administering and coordinating a year-round faculty recruitment program as well as the faculty search process. Additionally, the Director oversees both the strategic development and day-to-day operations of professional development programs across the Academy.

Reporting directly to the President, the Director will be a member of Shady Side’s Executive Leadership Team and, through the recruitment and professional development process, support both SSA’s mission and the school’s strategic vision for the future. The ideal candidate will bring a collaborative approach and leadership style to building internal and external relationships and partnerships, with an intentional focus and attention to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. They will have a demonstrated track record of developing and implementing a professional development program and the successful recruitment, hiring and retention of outstanding faculty of diverse backgrounds.

Although not required, familiarity with or experience in an independent day school environment as a student and/or faculty and staff member would be a plus.

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:

Nishant Mehta, Partner
Sherry Coleman, Partner
Mark Halligan, Associate
Storbeck Search

For more information, please visit Shady Side Academy’s home page at

Shady Side Academy is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider this important leadership position. The School’s policies rest on inclusivity, including but not limited to diversity in nationality, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability and economic status.