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Division Director

FLSA Status:



We are seeking a Short-Term Substitute to join our team on a temporary basis. As a Short-Term Substitute, you will play a crucial role in maintaining continuity in educational settings by filling in for regular staff members when they are unable to work. This role is ideal for individuals who are flexible, adaptable, and passionate about supporting students' learning experiences.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Classroom Management:

    • Supervise students and maintain a positive and productive classroom environment.

    • Follow lesson plans and instructions provided by the absent teacher to ensure a seamless learning experience.

  • Instructional Support:

    • Deliver lessons and instructional materials as directed by the regular teacher.

    • Assist students with questions and provide additional support as needed.

  • Behavior Management:

    • Address any disciplinary issues following the school's policies and procedures.

    • Promote and maintain a respectful and inclusive classroom culture.

  • Communication:

    • Maintain open and effective communication with school staff, including administrators, teachers, and support personnel.

    • Provide feedback on the day's activities and any issues that arise.

  • Flexibility:

    • Be prepared to work in various grade levels and subjects as needed.

    • Adapt to different teaching styles and classroom settings.

  • Record Keeping:

    • Keep records of attendance, classroom activities, and any incidents that occur during your assignment.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor Degree or higher required. Educator license is not required. 

  • Previous experience working with children or in educational settings is preferred.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Patience and the ability to remain calm in challenging situations.

  • Flexibility and adaptability to different classroom environments.

  • Willingness to follow directions and adhere to school policies.

  • Successful completion of a background check and any required certifications.

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 should email a resume to If you have any questions you may contact Meredith Cavell, Director of Human Resources at 216-320-8112.

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.