Hiring for the 2023-2024 school year

Department:      Upper School

Reports to:        Associate Head of School

FLSA Status:     Exempt 


The Director of Fellowships in the Osborne Writing Center oversees all aspects of this nationally recognized writing program, serving as an ambassador for HB in the world of writers and poets while also designing and executing outstanding online and print publications, implementing cutting-edge writing curriculum, serving as a resource for writers across the school, and overseeing all aspects of this signature Hathaway Brown program. The Director will bring student voices to the forefront by fostering and facilitating their writing, coaching them while they pursue their own publication in national journals and contests, and connecting them with professional writers of all genres. The Director will organize a visiting writer series, coordinate professional speakers, including Cum Laude and commencement speakers, and plan and execute the Young Writers Festival annually.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees the writing fellowships and bring an entrepreneurial mindset to this signature program
  • Teaches a section of the 9th Grade Fellowship Seminar and writing center elective classes: Writing Community, News Media & Literary Magazine, Editing & Publishing, and Writers Forum.
  • Teaches a class in the Upper School English Department.
  • Organizes a yearly visiting writers series and other opportunities for students
  • Coaches and helps  students  enter local and national writing competitions
  • Plans and executes an annual Young Writers Festival in conjunction with the director of the Fellowship in Creative Arts.
  • Oversees student publications: online weekly newspaper and annual arts and literature magazine.
  • Coordinates and vets professional speakers, including speakers for the Bill Christ speaker series, Cum Laude, and commencement speakers.
  • Works collaboratively with Fellowships in Applied Studies directors.
  • Develops special projects around writing that engage the full school community.
  • Serves as a mentor to a group of approximately 10 Upper School students each year.
  • Maintains and develops documentation of program processes, curriculum, events, and an archive of student capstone projects.

Education and/or Experience

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree (preferably in English)  from a four-year College or university. Master’s degree recommended.
  • Strong, proven curriculum development capability.
  • Experience in writing, editing, and publication process.
  • Demonstrated teaching skills and abilities. 
  • Experience organizing public-facing events.
  • Strong network and recognition among peers in the field.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion 

Hathaway Brown School is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning community through our admission policies, hiring practices, professional development, curricular and extracurricular programming, and school culture. We believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people who are members of other marginalized communities. Click here to be directed to our full DEI Statement.

About Hathaway Brown

Hathaway Brown School has a rich 146-year history of educating and empowering girls. As Ohio’s oldest continually operating college-preparatory for girls, Hathaway Brown has earned a reputation for academic excellence and innovation in the region and around the country. Home of the Learn for Life signature approach, Hathaway Brown has long been devoted to a fusion of cutting-edge curriculum and experiential learning. Our approximately 850 students and 225 faculty and staff come to Hathaway Brown from 89 different communities in Northeast Ohio, and enjoy our stunning 16-acre campus in Shaker Heights, Ohio – just minutes from the cultural attractions of downtown Cleveland.

To Apply

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and statement of pedagogical philosophy to hrstaffing@hb.edu. If you have any questions you may contact Meredith Cavell, Director of Human Resources at 216-320-8112.


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Learn More about Hathaway Brown

Signature Learn For Life Approach

HB is a top-ranked girls school because our signature approach, facilitated by extraordinary educators, empowers girls (and boys in Early Childhood) to take ownership of their education and achieve their utmost potential.

Professional Development

“We learn not for school," is more than the school’s motto. Every faculty and staff member is empowered to pursue professional development. Because of an investment in lifelong-learners, HB is a leader in girls’ education. Learn more about our robust PD opportunities, including international experiences to enhance the classroom.

Strategic Plan

HB is nationally regarded as a defining voice in girls’ education, setting the highest standards for distinguished academics and empowering girls. The strategic plan lists our goals for continued innovation and excellence in education. 


We hope to meet you in-person for an interview. Until then, take a virtual tour of our 16-acre Shaker Heights campus. Amenities include an aquatics center, on-site infant and toddler center where many faculty and staff children learn and grow together, and a dining hall where you can enjoy healthy and free lunch daily. 


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