How to Apply for a Job at a Public Charter School

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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.

  • The School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability (SEEQS) -- Part-Time Paraprofessional Tutor
    Island(s), if specified: Oahu Application Deadline: Open
    SEEQS is hiring a part-time paraprofessional tutor to work under the direction of certificated teachers in the classroom or extended classroom setting.

     

    Primary Responsibilities:

     
    • Provide individual and group tutoring to students designed to reinforce the instructional/lesson objectives inherent in activities planned by the teacher for the students.
    • Serve as the "on-site" direct adult supervisor to a student or a group of students to insure that assigned activities are carried out. Activities may include discussion, hands-on investigations, or interaction.
    • Provide opportunities for exceptional learners to succeed and develop confidence in their strengths.
    • Focus on working with one exceptional learner and be able to work as a part of the classroom community as that student grows more independent
    • View each students' progress with a a growth mindset and collaborate with other school community members to support exceptional learners
    • Work to develop awareness of strengths and weaknesses and encourage students to advocate for themselves using their self-knowledge.
    • Generate and assist teachers with gathering data toward objective, measurable IEP goals.
    • Implement classroom, school, and behavior management strategies as necessary that are aligned with SEEQS' philosophy and with students' Individualized Education Plans.
     
    Pay rate is $13.34 per hour. Work hours will be up to 19 hours per week between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on weekdays, with occasional other hours.
    Start date is January 12, 2015 or as soon as possible therafter.

     

    Qualifications:

     
    • love working with and being mentor for young people
    • collaborate effectively
    • thoughtful and reflective learner
    • flexible and open to adjustments and improvements
    • commitment to implementing sustainable practices and philosophy
    • high school diploma or equivalent

     

    How to Apply:

     

    First, read our website thoroughly so you understand our mission, values, philosophy, and school schedule. 
    Then prepare and submit the following:
     
    • Resume stating your qualifications and relevant experience (max 2 pgs)
    • Cover letter describing  why you are interested in working at SEEQS.
    • Submit these three items via email, as attachments or links, to employment@seeqs.org as soon as possible. Please indicate in the subject line the position you are applying for.
     
    Please visit our website ( www.seeqs.org ) to learn more about the philosophy behind teaching at SEEQS: http://www.seeqs.org/teaching-at-seeqs.html and to learn more about working at SEEQS and how to apply visit: http://www.seeqs.org/work-at-seeqs.html

  • Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo PCS - Mālama Kula (School Administrative Services Assistant III)
    Island(s), if indicated: Hawaii Application Deadline: January 31, 2015

    Kūlana (Position): Mālama Kula (School Administrative Services Assistant III)

    12-month position, HGEA Bargaining Unit 4 (SR-16)

    School Year 2014-2015

     

    Position Summary:

    Manages all financial aspects of the school and the school office including employees. Assist Poʻokumu by planning, organizing, coordinating directing and performing a

    variety of administrative services and support functions. Carry out many duties including but not limited to fiscal accounting, supervisory, and office administration.

     

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • B.A. in Business administration, accounting, finance, or other related field

    • Four (4) or more years of experience in office administration and accounting

    • Three (3) or more years of experience with federal educational grants

    • Proficient in Quickbooks, Quicken or SAGE or other similar accounting software

    • Basic knowledge of office software such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

     

    Desirable Qualifications:

    • Fluent in Hawaiian Language

    • Be able to meet charter school obligations i.e. CSRP deadlines, yearly audits etc.

    • Background in financial analysis, forecasting and investment

     

    Supervision:

    Member of the Operational team, under the direct supervision of the Po‘okumu.

     

    Essential Functions:

     

    Fiscal Management:

    • Oversees office cash management, fiscal management and recording/reporting

    • Process & input Accounts Receivable & Accounts Payable in Quickbooks

    • Process purchase orders

    • Process Payroll into Quickbooks

    • Manage federal & private grant funds (applications & renewal)

    • Manage budget and expenditure plan for the year

    • Perform end of month reconciliation accounts

    • Do all necessary application & reports for the start of year

    • Open & Close out end of fiscal years

    • Work with auditors for mandatory year-end audit

    • Work with CPA on all financials

    • Create and manage yearly budget for all teachers and grade levels

    • Oversee all School Food Service functions, reporting, claiming and reimbursements

    • Oversee contracts and financial transactions between the non-profit organization & Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo

    • Perform financial analysis and planning, investment research and prospects for the future sustainability of the school

    • End of the month financial reports for the Local School Board

    • Amend the yearly school budget, as necessary

    • All other accounting duties, as needed

     

    Supervisory:

    • Supervise the office staff

    • Carry out supervisory responsibilities including interviewing, recruiting, training, assisting and directing work

    • Assist poʻokumu on office employee appraisals

    • Provide counseling to employees under your direct supervision

    • Address complaints and resolve problems

    • All other supervisory duties, as needed

     

    Administration:

    • Assist poʻokumu in all school related administration

    • Manage day-to-day essential functions of the school

    • Able to make judgment calls regarding essential school functions as necessary

    • Implement and follow all board procedures

    • Must be willing and able to acquire additional skills as needed

    • Attend all necessary Charter School Commission Meetings

    • Must be able to attend all Local School board meetings

    • Must be able to attend all necessary trainings

    • All other related duties as assigned

     

    The Mālama kula is required to maintain a high level of confidentiality in regards to students, employees and ʻohana. The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this classification. It is not to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory, or all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job. Management has the right to add to, revise, or delete information in this description. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

     

    Inā hoihoi kekahi e noi hana, e ho‘ouna mai i kāu leka hoihoi, ka palapala noi hana Ka ʻUmeke, ka mo‘omō‘ali hana a ‘elua (2) leka kāko‘o. ‘O ka lā palena pau ka lā 31

    Ianuali 2015.

     

    If you are interested in applying, send in your letter of interest, Ka ʻUmeke Job Application , resume, and two (2) letters of support. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2015.

     

    Hiki ke leka uila mai You can email: HR@kaumeke.net

    Kelepa‘i fax: (808) 933-0975

    Leka mai mail: 1500 Kalaniana‘ole Ave., Hilo, HI 96720

    Kelepona: (808) 961-0470 ext. 225


  • Hawaii Technology Academy - Middle School Humanities Educator
    Island(s), if indicated: Oahu Application Deadline: January 26, 2105

    Hawaii Technology Academy, a public charter school, seeks candidates for the position of Middle School Humanities Educator (Oahu) for the remainder of the 2014-2015 school year.

     

    Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in English, History or Education and a minimum of three years experience teaching a wide range of middle and/or upper school English, History or Humanities courses. Master’s degree in English, History, Education or Curriculum and Instruction and a Hawaii State Teacher’s license preferred but not mandatory.

     

    Duties include but are not limited to: providing daily face-to-face and online instruction to students in a variety of English and Social Studies courses that includes 7th grade English and 8th grade American History; facilitating a virtual homeroom; holding tutoring sessions with individual students and small groups; organizing subject specific field trips and projects; researching and developing best practices in blended learning Humanities curricula for middle school students; and working collaboratively with Administration and the Middle School team.

     

    Flexibility, creativity and innovation stand at the heart of HTA’s program so the ideal candidate will be versatile in terms of skill sets, pedagogical approach to teaching and learning and will preferably have experience in creating and delivering face-to-face and virtual courses.

     

    Candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to hr@myhta.org . Position begins on or before February 1, 2015.

  • Hawaii Technology Academy - Elementary/Middle School Instructional Coach
    Island(s), if specified: Oahu Application Deadline: January 9, 2015
    Hawaii Technology Academy Public Charter School seeks qualified candidates for the role of Elementary/Middle School Instructional Coach.  The Instructional Coach works as part of the School Improvement Team and reports to the Director of Pedagogical Practice and Executive Director.
     
    Duties of this position include but are not limited to:
    • Collect, organize and analyze student learning data in comparison to other data sources such as attendance, number of days spent at learning center, learning coach involvement and other variables
    • Provide student learning data summaries for teachers, advisors and fellow instructional coaches
    • Coach teachers in data analysis and subsequent lesson and assignment/assessment creation
    • Coach parent learning coaches in data analysis and subsequent interventions that they can work on at home with students
    • Organize and run parent learning coach boot camps for under engaged learning coaches
    • Work with Director of Pedagogical Practice on integration of CCSS into individual course planning
    • Coach teachers in instructional strategies for both online synchronous and face-to-face instruction
    • Coach parent learning coaches and teachers in their use of Google Drive, Google Classroom and other instructional technologies
    • Work with the K-8 counselor and other Instructional Coaches to streamline and ensure thorough and thoughtful deployment of HTA’s Response to Intervention System
    • Assist with the identification and institution of one or more universal screeners for students in the K-8 grade levels.  Ensure that quarterly progress monitors are utilized at all grade levels
    • Record and track strategies and interventions provided by teachers and student responses to these strategies
    • Monitor the fidelity of implementation of response to intervention strategies and data informed shifts to pedagogical practices of teachers and parent learning coaches
    • Work with Administration to design community coach program for deployment in SY 15-16.
    • Assist with identification and support of “at risk” students in the Elementary and Middle School
    • Assist with the planning and execution of summer student/learning coach orientation
    • Assist with the revision of the school schedule and Individualized Learning Plan template for SY 15-16
     
    This position is based on Oahu and may include inter-island travel to HTA’s Neighbor Island locations.
     
    Position commences on or before February 1, 2015 for an expected period of 18 months.  Contract may be extended based on funding availability.  
     
    Ideal candidates possess:
    • A minimum of five years of experience teaching at the K-8 level
    • Experience writing, organizing or building curriculum
    • Experience with blended or online learning platforms/pedagogy and instructional technology
    • Experience leading a team of teachers, colleagues or administrators through a school improvement process
    • Familiarity with eSIS and ArchDB
    • Competency in all aspects of Google Documents, Google Classroom and Excel
     
    Salary Range: $50,000-$65,000 based on prior experience.
     
    Note: Hawaii teacher or administrator certification not required for candidacy.
     
    Interested candidates should submit a resume and letter of interest detailing qualification to: hr@myhta.org .

  • Hawaii Technology Academy - High School Instructional Coach
    Island(s), if specified: Oahu Application Deadline: January 9, 2015
     
    Hawaii Technology Academy Public Charter School seeks qualified candidates for the role of High School Instructional Coach.  The Instructional Coach works as part of the School Improvement Team and reports to the Director of Pedagogical Practice and Executive Director.  
     
    Duties of this position include but are not limited to:
    • Collect, organize and analyze student learning data in comparison to other data sources such as attendance, number of days spent at learning center, learning coach involvement and other variables
    • Provide student learning data summaries for teachers, advisors and fellow instructional coaches
    • Coach teachers in data analysis and subsequent lesson and assignment/assessment creation
    • Coach parent learning coaches in data analysis and subsequent interventions that they can work on at home with students
    • Organize and run parent learning coach boot camps for under engaged learning coaches
    • Work with Director of Pedagogical Practice on integration of CCSS into individual course planning
    • Coach teachers in instructional strategies for both online synchronous and face-to-face instruction
    • Coach parent learning coaches and teachers in their use of Google Drive, Google Classroom and other instructional technologies
    • Work with the high school counselor and other Instructional Coaches to streamline and ensure thorough and thoughtful deployment of HTA’s Response to Intervention System
    • Assist with the identification and institution of of one or more universal screeners for students in the high school grade levels.  Ensure that quarterly progress monitors are utilized at all grade levels
    • Record and track strategies and interventions provided by teachers and student responses to these strategies
    • Monitor the fidelity of implementation of response to intervention strategies and data informed shifts to pedagogical practices of teachers and parent learning coaches
    • Work with Administration to design community coach program for deployment in SY 15-16.
    • Assist with identification and support of “at risk” students in the High School
    • Assist with the planning and execution of summer student/learning coach orientation
    • Assist with the revision of the school schedule and Individualized Learning Plan template for SY 15-16
     
    This position is based on Oahu and may include inter-island travel to HTA’s Neighbor Island locations.  
     
    Position commences on or before February 1, 2015 for an expected period of 18 months.  Contract may be extended based on funding availability.   
     
    Ideal candidates possess:
    • A minimum of five years of experience teaching at the High School level  
    • Experience writing, organizing or building curriculum
    • Experience with blended or online learning platforms/pedagogy and instructional technology
    • Experience leading a team of teachers, colleagues or administrators through a school improvement process
    • Familiarity with eSIS and ArchDB
    • Competency in all aspects of Google Documents, Google Classroom and Excel
     
    Salary Range: $50,000-$65,000 based on prior experience.
     
    Note: Hawaii teacher or administrator certification not required for candidacy.
     
    Interested candidates should submit a resume and letter of interest detailing qualification to: hr@myhta.org .

  • 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)
     
    Summary:
         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 haaspcs@gmail.com  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, 2015; 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 directorsearch@kppcs.org . 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.


  • 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 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 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? .