Reports to: 

Director of Advancement

FLSA Status:



The director’s primary responsibility is the strategic execution and management of a comprehensive annual giving program, including the coordination and oversight of supporting initiatives in the areas of development services and donor relations. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Director develops a coordinated matrix of communication and solicitation strategies involving personal visits, email, direct mail, phone/mail, and volunteer engagement, all focused on shaping a sustainable tradition of annual support.

    In addition, the Director will foster the growth of best practices in the supporting areas of gift processing, data management and donor relations as related to annual giving and the School as a whole. The director has a keen appreciation for the foundation of annual giving as the enabling component of successful major and gift planning programs.

    The director provides strategic direction and long-range/short-range planning for all these areas in the context of growing the annual giving program while supporting the greater development and campaign goals of Hathaway Brown School.

    The director is responsible for ensuring that the School is a leader among peers as measured externally in terms of total dollars, percentage participation, consistency of giving and average gift size and internally in terms of clean data, ease of access to data and timely donor stewardship.

    This position reports to the Director of Advancement and supervises the Annual Giving Coordinator. 

  • Along with the Director of Advancement, determines annual giving goals for the school. He/she builds strategic and tactical plans for achieving the set goal. This strategy will be a comprehensive plan utilizing the resources available through development services and donor relations.

  • Focus on effective communication and solicitation activities within specific market segments identified as having potential for the greatest growth. 

  • Coordinates all annual giving, development services and donor relations programs including phone company, faculty/staff campaigns, alumnae and parent volunteers, senior gift and other programs, data entry, report writing and generation, gift processing, donor stewardship, and all additional aspects of the school’s constituent relations software. 

  • Formulate and execute a communications program supporting annual giving. Work effectively with major gifts team to gain strong participation in annual giving at Hathaway Brown and build strategies for moving donors to higher giving levels.

  • Coordinate annual giving with reunion campaigns and other specialty constituents, such as trustees, in a sophisticated and effective fashion.

  • Manage a prospect pool with annual goals for personal visits and giving outcomes. Create, develop and execute a highly effective and sustainable volunteer component within annual giving.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three to five years relevant experience in office management, marketing, volunteer coordination, and/or fundraising required.

  • Be detail oriented and operate with extreme accuracy in a multi-tasked, fast-paced environment.

  • Must possess exceptional organizational and time management skills as well as strong communication, interpersonal, and business writing skills.  

  • Necessary to have a demonstrated understanding of social media including active participation in a wide variety of webpage and social media activities such as blogging and social book marking commenting.

  • Advanced experience in Microsoft Office Programs and Blackbaud’s “Raisers Edge is required.

Why Hathaway Brown:

  • Competitive salaries for Independent Schools

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision package, 403(b) plan with matching

  • Employer-covered life insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Voluntary insurance offerings: additional life, accident, critical illness,

  • Professional development program

  • Wellness credit

  • Collaborative teaching environment with seasoned professionals

Diversity, Equity, and 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 on the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people who are members of other marginalized communities. View 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 and referrals should email resume and cover letter to:

Hathaway Brown School
19600 North Park Boulevard
Shaker Heights, OH 44122


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. 


HB is a celebrated community of faculty, staff, students, families, and more than 4,000 alumnae across the globe. We have varied life experiences, contribute diverse points of view, and enrich our learning environment. Learn more about our commitment to DEI.

HB Magazine

Our marketing and communications team along with the alumnae engagement office produce an award-winning magazine. Each publication features thought-provoking articles about Hathaway Brown and other relevant topics. Read the latest issue or visit our newsroom for blog posts and videos.