How to Apply for a Job at a Public Charter School

As a courtesy, the SPCSC posts job listings on its website.

 

Each charter school does its own hiring. If you are interested in working at a charter school, please use the charter school directory or the information in the job listing here to contact the school directly.  You can find a complete list of Hawaii's charter schools including contact information in our school directory or a complete directory in PDF.  For information on teacher transfers between Hawaii Department of Education (DOE) schools and Hawaii charter schools, see this memo.

  • Hawaii State Public Charter School Commission - Federal Programs Manager
    Oahu Application Deadline: March 31, 2014 or until filled
    Position Overview:
     
    The State Public Charter School Commission seeks a Federal Programs Manager to oversee implementation of federal education programs in Hawaii public charter schools and management of federal grants for the Commission, a nine-member body appointed by the Board of Education that is responsible for the authorization and oversight of Hawaii’s charter schools. The Federal Programs Manager reports directly to the Commission Executive Director and supervises the Commission’s federal programs staff and manages outside contracts. Program responsibilities include Title I, Title II, Title III, McVinney-Vento, and supports for Focus and Priority schools under Hawaii’s Strive HI Performance System. Duties include working with schools to realize the purposes of federal educational programs for students; ensuring federal grants are administered in accordance with federal and state regulations and guidelines; and helping to ensure that federal funds are distributed to charter schools in a timely and appropriate manner. These responsibilities involve collaboration with the Hawaii and U.S. Departments of Education and the Commission’s Financial and Academic Performance Sections, in addition to the charter schools. The Manager will help review the Commission’s current functions and practices in these areas and recommend improvements if appropriate.  Exempt, excluded position.
     
    Qualifications:
     
    Requires strong oral and written communication skills and a bachelor's degree. Desirable qualifications include advanced degree, familiarity with federal education programs, and experience with grants management, contract management, school improvement, public education administration, employee supervision, and work with charter schools.
    How to Apply:
     
    Qualified candidates should respond in confidence by e-mail with cover letter, resume, and professional references to:
     
    Thomas Hutton
    Executive Director
    Hawaii State Public Charter School Commission
    1111 Bishop St., Ste. 516
    Honolulu, HI 96813
     
    Equal Opportunity Employer

  • Hawaii Academy of Arts & Science Public Charter School - Middle School Teacher, Math/Science (Grades 7-8)
    Hawaii Application Deadline: ASAP and until filled
    Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science PCS seeks the following position for the 2014-2015 school year:
    • Middle School Teacher, Math/Science (grades 7-8)
     
    Requires valid HTSB License, Highly Qualified Teacher Certificate, and relevant experience. If not dual certified, must become Highly Qualified within one year.
    HOW TO APPLY:
    Resume and letter of interest to HAAS PCS, Attention: HR, PO Box 1494, Pahoa HI 96778 or hand deliver to office.

  • Kula Aupuni Niihau A Kahelelani Aloha (KANAKA) Public Charter School (PCS)– Elementary Teacher (grades 3&4)
    Kauai Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
    KANAKA PCS is accepting applications for SY2014-2015 for a Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) Certified Elementary Teacher K-6 for grades 3 & 4 located Kekaha, Kauai. Must have a HTSB Elementary Certification or is able to have the qualifications to attain a HTSB Elementary Teacher Certification. Teaching in a Hawaiian bilingual Project and Place based learning environment. Hawaiian language is a plus but not mandatory. DOE salary and benefits. Please send resume: Email – hedy_kanaka_pcs@hawaii.rr.com ; Fax- (808) 337-2033; or Mail- PO Box 610, Kekaha, HI 96752. An Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Waimea Middle School - Enlish/Language Arts & Mathematics Teacher: 7th Grade
    Hawaii Application Deadline: April 20, 2014
    This is to announce the following vacancy beginning July 28, 2014 for the 2014-15 school-year:  English/ Language Arts & Mathematics Teacher: 7th Grade
     
    Position is located at the Waimea Middle School, located on Hawai’i Island, which is a Public Conversion Charter School and which is included in the Hawaii State Teachers Association Bargaining Unit 05.
     
    Position Description:
    Assumes professional responsibility for providing learning experiences in English/Language Arts and Mathematics as well as supervision of students in a supportive and positive climate that develops in each student the skills, attitudes, and knowledge to meet and exceed the Common Core State Standards. Responsibilities include the design, selection, and effective delivery of curriculum and materials for maximizing student learning. Achieving academic excellence requires that the English/Language Arts and Mathematics Teacher work collaboratively with other members of the school staff and with parents.
    Applicants Must Submit Application Online:
     
    Questions:
    • Email: Michelle_Kauhi@notes.k12.hi.us
    • Phone: (808) 887-6090 ext. 221

  • Waimea Middle School - English Language Learner Teacher & Coordinator
    Hawaii Application Deadline: April 20, 2014
    This is to announce the following vacancy beginning July 28, 2014 for the 2014-15 school-year:  English Language Learner (ELL) Teacher & Coordinator
     
    Position is located at the Waimea Middle School, located on Hawai’i Island, which is a Public Conversion Charter School and which is included in the Hawaii State Teachers Association Bargaining Unit 05.
     
    Position Description:
    The English Language Learner (ELL) Teacher & Coordinator has the primary responsibility of accelerating students; learning or acquisition of the English Language. The ELL Teacher also serves as a liaison between the student, other classroom teachers, and families. The ELL Teacher implements all ELL procedures in order to be in compliance with government and organizational policies. The role of the ELL Teacher & Coordinator is to provide the student with the necessary skills to become proficient in English through grammar, reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
    Applicants Must Submit Application Online:
     
    Questions:
    • Email: Michelle_Kauhi@notes.k12.hi.us
    • Phone: (808) 887-6090 ext. 221

  • Halau Ku Mana Charter School - IT Support Contractor
    Oahu Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
    Hālau Kū Māna Public Charter School a Hawaiian focused school is seeking to contract an IT Support Contractor to assist with any and all technical needs of the school. If you are qualified please submit your cover letter, resume and references via e-mail to info@halaukumana.org.
    Qualifications/Knowledge Preferred:
    Apple
    Basic Electronics
    Cable Wiring
    Communication Skills
    Customer Service Skills
    Database Management
    Electronics
    Exchange Servers
    Fiber Optics
    Fire Alarm/Security Systems
    Hardware
    HTML
    Installation & Configuration
    Java Script
    Microsoft Office 2007
    Netware
    Networking Foundation
    Network Security
    Network Troubleshooting
    PC Troubleshooting
    Routing Configuration
    Security Principles
    Servers
    Software
    Switches
    Website Design/Maintenance
    Windows
    Telephone Skills
    Typing
    Other: Ability to research and locate affordable products, services and equipment. Responsible for all technical support services for all school staff, students and families. Must upkeep and maintain all servers, electronic equipment and services.
     
    Fee negotiable.

  • Kona Pacific Public Charter School - School Leader
    Hawaii Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
    Kona Pacific Public Charter School on Hawai‘i Island seeks an inspired educator to lead our maturing school. We are currently in our sixth school year, and have attained full size, with 240 students K-8, and a staff of 40. After growing 25% each year for five years, we are entering a period of strengthening stability, and we seek a colleague to lead us as we challenge ourselves to improve in all that we do for the children and community.
     
    Well-qualified candidates will have extensive leadership experience, classroom teaching and public school experience, a graduate degree in education, expertise in Waldorf education, and a commitment to social justice and cultural and place-based education. If you are philosophically in alignment with our mission of providing a nurturing, life-changing education to our low-income rural community, we encourage you to apply.
     
    Kona Pacific offers a comprehensive education that weaves together three strands:
    • A Common-Core aligned Waldorf curriculum taught by trained Waldorf teachers;
    • An educational program that embraces the values inherent in the Hawaiian culture, with particular focus on environmental education and community sustainability through understanding and respect for the people, land and sea of Hawai'i; and
    • A curriculum rich in the life-sustaining practices of farming and gardening that are a vital part of Hawai‘i Island life.
     
    Our school serves a diverse population that might not otherwise have access to a Waldorf educational program. Approximately 70% of our students are eligible for free/reduced cost lunch, and 15% come from families where English is not the primary language. Each student at Kona Pacific is inspired to a high level of academic excellence, enthusiasm for learning, a healthy self-awareness, interest and concern for others, and respect for the natural world.
     
    Kona Pacific is located in Kealakekua, West Hawai‘i, ten miles south of Kailua-Kona. In the heart of Kona Coffee country, our campus is situated on a 40 acre-property with beautiful forest areas featuring many native trees and plants, sacred Hawaiian sites, and a biodynamic farm (currently fallow). The campus overlooks the South Kona Coast—where glorious sunsets, natural beauty, and world-class snorkeling, scuba and outrigger canoe paddling are only minutes away. Cool breezes, moderate year-round temperatures, and a small, friendly community provide a comfortable, inspiring, and supportive environment.
     
    Our team includes 14 Waldorf-trained educators, a Director of Student Services, an Educational Program Director, and a full complement of office and support staff. The school is moving out of its pioneering phase and has a well-developed organizational infrastructure, with mature committee structure, and a substantial library of best practice, policy, and procedure.
     
    The ideal candidate will demonstrate mastery of: best practices in school leadership, Waldorf educational philosophy, standards-based curricular design and assessment, instructional best practices, coaching skills, building professional learning communities and sustainable organizations, and strategic planning capacities. The school leader builds bridges between all constituent groups and must have the capacity to envision how leadership decisions affect all facets of the school community, particularly the education provided to the students. Must be adept at the administrative functions and supervisory responsibilities of school operations, such as: recruiting, development, admissions, public relations, facilities, and fiscal oversight.
    Minimum Qualifications:
    • US citizenship, or valid work visa
    • B.A. in Education or a relevant field
    • Substantial experience as an educator or school leader
    Desired Qualifications:
    • Waldorf training or equivalent
    • 5 years or more experience in school administration
    • 5 years or more experience as a public sector educator
    • Administrative training
    • Experience with agricultural ventures
    • Experience with cultural perpetuation programs
     
    Start Date : Start date flexible - between April 2014 and July 2015.
     
    Compensation: Salary commensurate with educational background and relevant work experience. Generous state benefits, including health care, pension, and life insurance.
     
    Contact : We appreciate receiving applications via email, though we will accept faxes at (808) 322-4906. Please send a cover letter and resume to hiring@kppcs.org . Please indicate “school leader” in the subject line of the email. You will be contacted by a member of the hiring committee if we are interested in pursuing your application.

  • Chamberlin Family Foundation - Education Program Manager for Hawaii Initiatives
    Application Deadline: Open
    The Chamberlin Family Foundation is seeking a Program Manager who is a highly effective self-starter with experience in public education, robust project management skills, and strong analytical capabilities. The Chamberlin Family Foundation (CFF) is a private family foundation based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Foundation’s mission is to invest in people and ideas to create transformational change in K-12 public education in targeted communities where inequitable opportunities impede student achievement. Established in 2006, the Foundation is seeking to expand the team to create a stronger presence in Hawaii and better evaluate the education landscape and initiatives intended to create positive impact for students.
     
    As graduates of Roosevelt High School on Oahu, the principals, Susan and Steve Chamberlin, have a particular interest in ensuring children have access to quality public schools in Hawaii. Now retired, the Chamberlins split their time between Kaneohe, Hawaii and Richmond, California and make philanthropic investments in both communities. Their objective is to see impact - moving the needle on student academic outcomes - during their lifetimes. The Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant proposals; instead, we seek out what works for students. In addition, CFF partners on a limited number of compelling national education initiatives that merit broader participation from the philanthropic community.
     
    Position Overview:
     
    Reporting to the California-based Executive Director, the Program Manager will serve as a key thought partner for our Hawaii work, helping to keep a finger on the pulse of the educational landscape, while also helping to build an investment strategy, and evaluate outcomes. This role requires particular strengths in relationship-building, solid business acumen, and an entrepreneurial spirit. The Program Manager, based in Oahu, must be able to execute against an outcomes-focused strategy, which includes levers such as quality public schools, effective human capital practices, leadership training, education policy, and community engagement. The role offers a chance to impact children and communities through philanthropy and education reform work. The right candidate, therefore, must demonstrate a results-oriented track record and passion for changing the status quo in public education, particularly among under-served students.
     
    Responsibilities:
     
    • Serve as a capable thought partner to Executive Director to develop a Hawaii investment strategy based on the Foundation’s overarching strategy
    • Serve as the Foundation’s primary representative in Hawaii, developing an informed perspective on the education landscape, including new initiatives, policies, leaders, and partnership opportunities
    • Develop effective and respectful alliances with partners and the community to help forge shared educational objectives and collective impactImplement the investment plan and course-correct as new information emerges
    • Create data-rich presentations and reports for internal and external audience
     
    Required Qualifications:
     
    • At least five years of professional experience, preferably with a background in K-12 public educationStrong project management skills
    • Demonstrated analytical skills, including the capacity to evaluate grants, and effectively gather and communicate student, school, and statewide student performance data
    • Investment mindset, with a razor-sharp focus on the data required to prove investment hypotheses
    • Ability to build strong, trusting relationships/partnerships across diverse populations and organizations
    • Familiarity with national and city-based strategies to improve student outcomes through high-performing public schools, effective human capital practices, advocacy, innovation, and more
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
    • Proficiency in MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • Must have a driver’s license, access to a car and the willingness to travel occasionally
     
    Personal Attributes:
     
    • Self-awareness, humility and persistence
    • Highly organized with a strong sense of personal accountability
    • Ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment
    • Absolute commitment to a vision where all children will have access to quality public schools
    How to Apply:
    Applicants should email resume and brief cover letter to jobs@cffoundation.net ; please indicate in the subject line “Hawaii Program Manager Applicant.” Please also attach a separate one-page document in which you answer the following two questions:
    • What is one “big idea” that you’d like to have CFF consider funding because you believe it would accelerate positive change for Hawaii’s public schools?
    • What challenge(s) or obstacles does your idea above address in Hawaii, and how would this investment potentially impact student academic performance? .

  • Hawaii Academy of Arts & Science Public Charter School - SPED Teacher FTE .50 Gr. 7-8
    Hawaii Application Deadline: March 13, 2014 or until filled
    Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science Public Charter School seeks the following position for the 2014-2015 school year:
     
    SPED Teacher (FTE .50)Requires valid HTSB License and relevant experience. Grades 7-8.
    HOW TO APPLY:  
    Resume and letter of interest must be received by 3/14/14.  HAAS HR, PO Box 1494, Pahoa HI 96778 or hand deliver to office.
     

  • Hawaii Academy of Arts & Science PCS - Multiple Positions
    Hawaii Application Deadline: ASAP and by April 30, 2014
    Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science PCS seeks the following positions for the 2014-2015 school year:
     
    *** Part time positions for grades 7-12 ***
     
    • Elective Instructor: Spanish
    • Elective Instructor: Japanese
     
    Prefer valid HTSB License, Highly Qualified Teacher Certificate and relevant experience.
    HOW TO APPLY:
    Resume and letter of interest to HAAS PCS, Attention: HR, PO Box 1494, Pahoa HI 96778 or hand deliver to office.

  • The School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability (SEEQS) -- Multiple Positions
    Oahu Application Deadline: Open
    To learn more about the School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability (SEEQS) please visit www.seeqs.org/
     
    We are seeking passionate, energetic individuals who love learning and who love collaborating to help others learn.  As SEEQS is a new and growing school, faculty will be key players in helping SEEQS carry out its mission and will set the stage for future years.  SEEQS faculty members are team players committed to making the SEEQS vision– the school culture, academic excellence, and interdisciplinary, community-based work– a reality.
     
    SEEQS team members are adults who:
    • love working with and being mentors for young people
    • are passionate about the power of collaborating with others
    • are self-reflective, lifelong learners
    • are flexible and open to adjustments and improvements
    • have an excellent sense of humor
    • take on leadership positions
    • use technology proficiently
    • have both disciplinary content expertise and interdisciplinary interests
    • are committed to implementing sustainable practices and philosophy
     
    SEEQS is accepting applications for these positions for the 2014-2015 School Year (and summer prep):
    • Arts teacher(s) (part time)
    • Special Education teacher
    • School Counselor
    Please visit our website to learn more about the philosophy behind teaching at SEEQS:   http://www.seeqs.org/teaching-at-seeqs.htm l and to learn more about working at SEEQS and how to apply visit: http://www.seeqs.org/work-at-seeqs.html

  • Kua O Ka La NCPCS - Multiple Positions
    Hawaii Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
    Position Descriptions:
     
    Accreditation Coordinator
    Responsible for providing administrative, operational, and programmatic support to Kua O Ka La PCS in the Accreditation process.  Looking for an organized, capable individual that maintains a high capacity in communication and time management.  The Accreditation Coordinator will direct the coordination of activity proposal process from its inception to the final approval. Including, but not limited to:
    Create and Administer surveys
    Compile, summarize and interpret data
    Manage and maintain accreditation calendar and deadlines in all phases
    Schedule, conduct and report on necessary meetings.
    Develop agenda and distributes meeting materials for Accreditation committee
    Communicate and coordinate with committee heads, faculty, student and community
    Journals and logs process details
    Completes required documentation and reports as needed
    Preparing draft text summarizing keys ideas and data
    Reports directly to Administration Team and works in conjunction with Chapter Heads.
     
    Educational Assistant
    Provides assistance to professional educators, counselors, social workers, and others by performing a variety of instruction-related and/or counseling or guidance support tasks; and performs other related duties as assigned.
     
    Facilities Maintenance
    Performs routine manual work in cleaning and maintaining public buildings;
    Applicants must possess knowledge of practices, tools and materials used in janitorial work, and the ability to perform light to medium manual work; understand and follow oral and written instruction.  Position is casual, estimated 10 hrs a week, or may be contracted. 
     
    General cleaning and maintenance of classroom and admin office.
    Mop non-carpeted floors with the prescribed cleaning solutions, and apply polishing waxes.
    Stock and clean restrooms.
    Exercise caution in cleaning floors with power and data cables.
    Wear protective clothing and gloves while working.
    Perform relevant tasks as may be directed by the Supervisor.
     
    Long-term Substitute Teacher
    (Middle School / HS English,/ Social Studies/Olelo Hawaii)
    An experienced teacher, to substitute for various short and long-term periods between the months of January and May 2014.  Required experience in teaching two or more of the following: 7 th – 12 th grade English, 7 th -8 th grade Social Studies (American, Hawaiian, and Pacific history/geography), and ʻOlelo Hawaii.  Position would involve; Lesson planning, Teaching, Evaluation of student work.
    How to Apply:
    Please submit qualified resumes to HR@kuaokala.org

  • Kamaile Academy - Vice Principal and Special Education/Student Services Administrator Vacancies
    Oahu Application Deadline: Open until filled
    This is to announce the following vacancies for placement in School Year 2014-15:
    • Vice Principal (12 month)
    • Special Education/Student Services Administrator (12 month)
     
    Positions are located at the Kamaile Academy, Public Conversion Charter School, and are included in the Educational Officer bargaining unit.
     
    District:
    Leeward                                       Position                                            EOSR                                     Salary Range
    • Kamaile Academy                    Vice Principal                                    EO4                                       $79,527.60 - $112,582.80
    • Kamaile Academy                    Special Services Administrator          EO3                                       $65,226.00 - $92,334.00
     
    Salaries : Placement on the salary range will be in accordance with Ho`okako`o Corporate policy.
    HOW TO APPLY : Applicants should apply by mail, email or FAX to Ho‛okāko‛o Corporation, P.O. Box 11685, Honolulu, Hawaii 96828, Tel (808) 983-3830, Fax (808) 983-3832, contact@hookakoo.org no later than 4:30 p.m. on the deadline.
     
    Applicants must include:
    1. Resume
    2. For Hawaii Certified Educational Officers: Highest level of tenure as a school level Educational Officer (VP I, Elem Principal II, etc.)
    3. For Non-Hawaii Certified Educational Officers: Copy of administrator certification(s) from other states.
     
    CONFIRMATION & INTERVIEW: You will receive an email confirming acceptance of your application. Please make accommodations to be available for an interview when you are contacted. Interviews will be scheduled by the Executive Director, Ho‛okāko‛o Corporation.

    DISCLAIMER: If you are selected and accept a position with a Public Conversion Charter School, you must resign from your employment with the Hawaii Department of Education, and become an employee of the Public Conversion Charter School. This school is under the administrative authority of the Ho‛okāko‛o Corporation Local School Board.