Department: Physical Education/Athletic Department
Reports To: Physical Education Department Chair
FLSA Status: Exempt

Essential Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Demonstrate a passion in teaching Physical Education and lifelong fitness
  • Be confident in the use of technology in the classroom
  • Keep updated in innovative teaching strategies, models, and techniques
  • Be willing to teach “beyond” the classroom (electives)
  • Work collaboratively with department, division, and center directors
  • Ability to work with Early Childhood through high school students
  • Coach two seasons of Middle School sports or one season of a varsity sport as head coach.
  • Develop and implement effective and engaging curriculum
  • Ongoing Professional Development
  • Participation in school wide, departmental and divisional meetings
  • Engage in the life of the school
  • Knowledge and competence in content area
  • Energy and initiative


  • Knowledge of classroom management
  • Adventure/Outdoor learning experience
  • Movement based learning
  • Ability to coach various sports with written curriculum
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions. 
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondences.
  • Ability to speak effectively before parents and/or co-workers.
  • Strong reasoning skills.
  • Recommended to have Fitness certification (or willing get certified)

Physical Demands: 

  • Required to stand, walk, sit, knell, stoop, talk and hear. 
  • Frequently required to reach with hands and arms.
  • Required to climb or balance occasionally.
  • Frequently lift 25 pounds and occasionally lift and or move up to 50 pounds

Education and/or Experience

A minimum of a Bachelor's degree (preferably in Physical Education)  from a four-year College or university. ARC lifeguard certification (or willing to complete by August). First Aid/ CPR/ AED certification (or willing to complete by August).  ARC WSI Certification.

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. 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 resume and cover letter 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 


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