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.

  • Hawai`i Academy of Arts and Science PCS (Tech Support Coordinator - temporary)
    Island(s), if specified: Hawai`i Island Application Deadline: 11/24/14, or until filled
    Tech Support Coordinator (temporary)
         1. Provides technical support and training.
         2. Resolves technical operational issues.
         3. Maintains Tech Request Log for the purpose of providing up to date reference and audit trail.
         4. Responds to inquiries relating to computer hardware and/or software applications.
         5. Transports a variety of items to provide materials or for equipment repair.
         6. Is aware of the procedures, practices, methods, regulations, policies and all other laws related to the IT field.
         7. Participates in on call rotation to assist employees in need of tech support.
         8. Orders equipment, supplies, and materials ensuring costs remain within IT budget.
         9. Maintains inventory of:
              a. Hardware
              b. Software
              c. Licensing
              d. Repair
              e. Upgrades
              f. Replacements
         10. Installs, configures and troubleshoots hardware and maintains workstations and wireless users.  
         11. Repairs and/or replaces work stations, laptops, peripherals, multi-media equipment, and software.  
         12. Assesses malfunctions of hardware and software applications to determine appropriate actions to maintain computer operations.
         13. Installs hardware and software within a variety of hardware platforms to maintain, upgrade and improve school computers.
         14. Supports IT Coordinator in maintaining the firewall, routers, switches, wireless access points and wiring to ensure consistent and secure access to school and internet resources.  
         15. Supervises Tech Support position.
         16. Performs other duties as assigned.
    Qualifications:  Three to five years of progressively complex IT related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    HOW TO APPLY:  E-mail resume and letter of interest to  by 11/24/14.
    CLOSING DATE:  11/24/14 or until filled.

  • Kona Pacific Public Charter School - Hawa`ii Island (School Director)
    Hawai`i Island Applications encouraged by January 15, 2014; last date accepted is March 1, 2015

    Kona Pacific Public Charter School on Hawai‘i Island seeks an inspired educator to lead our maturing school. We are in our seventh 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.


    Our School

    Our mission is to educate the whole child in order to cultivate in young people the skills, knowledge and values they need to reach their highest potential. 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 sustainabiliy 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 Ideal Director

    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.


    Our ideal director will have the following qualifications:

         • Waldorf training or equivalent experience.

         • Experience with agricultural ventures.

         • Experience with cultural perpetuation programs.

         • Successful leadership experience in the administration of an elementary school.

         • Solid academic credentials, including an advanced degree.


    Our ideal director will also have the following attributes:

         • Enjoys working with an evolving vision toward community and global impact, while at the same time ensuring daily excellence on campus.

         • Enjoys strengthening and stabilizing organizational systems.

         • Understanding of, appreciation for, and commitment to our core values.

         • Ability to recruit and support outstanding faculty.

         • An open-minded, collaborative educational leader who is familiar with the latest research on effective educational practices and is eager to work with the faculty to develop and implement innovations in teaching and learning.

         • Strong communication skills: a compelling speaker, writer, and listener who is able to tell the unique story of the school to a wide variety of audiences.

         • Strong financial acumen and management skills.

         • Willingness and ability to effectively lead school advancement efforts including fundraising, development, marketing, and community outreach.

         • Ability to build relationships of trust with all stakeholders of the school including the board, faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni, donors, and community members.

         • Experience with functioning successfully in diverse, multicultural environments and a genuine appreciation and respect for the diverse peoples of Hawai`i.

         • Ability to strengthen the Waldorf and charter ties of the school on the local, national, and international levels; ability to develop a global outlook for the school.


    Requires US citizenship, or valid work visa

    Start Date July 1, 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 . Please indicate your full name 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.


    More About Kona Pacific

    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 meals, 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. 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). 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 is developing organizational infrastructure, with maturing committee structure, and a growing library of best practice, policy, and procedure.

  • State Public Charter School Commission - Academic Performance Specialist
    Island(s), if specified: Oahu Application Deadline: October 31, 2014, or until filled
    Position overview
    The State Public Charter School Commission seeks an Academic Performance Specialist to assist with the planning, direction, coordination, evaluation, and refinement of the academic performance program for Hawaii’s statewide charter school system. The Commission is a nine-member body appointed by the Board of Education that is responsible for the authorization and oversight of Hawaii’s public charter schools. The Academic Performance Specialist reports to the Academic Performance Manager and, among other responsibilities:
    • Conducts annual academic performance reviews of charter schools under the Commission’s Academic Performance Framework, collecting, maintaining, verifying, and interpreting relevant data and helping to prepare academic performance reports;
    • Reports and presents academic performance data that inform decisions such as new school openings, charter contract renewals, school expansions, and school closures;
    • Leads outreach to charter schools to ensure timely submission of data elements and helps communicate and explain federal, state, and Commission academic performance expectations;
    • Assists in development and implementation of systems, procedures, instructions, and forms for the monitoring of academic-related compliance items;
    • Participates in the evaluation of applications for new charter schools and in related interviews and public hearings; and
    • Collaborates with the Hawaii Department of Education and other agencies to obtain and analyze school-level data across the state in order to help inform instructional decisions. 
    Candidate’s education and/or professional experience must demonstrate the ability to write clearly and to read and interpret complex written material. Requires a working knowledge of, and ability to work with, data, spreadsheets, and graphing software, including Excel.
    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

  • 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.
    • Serve as a capable thought partner to the 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 impact
    • Implement 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 education
    • Strong 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 ; 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? .

  • The School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability (SEEQS) -- Arts Teacher (part-time)
    Island(s), if specified: Oahu Application Deadline: Open
    To learn more about the School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability (SEEQS) please visit
    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
    Please visit our website to learn more about the philosophy behind teaching at SEEQS: l and to learn more about working at SEEQS and how to apply visit: