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.

  • 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

  • State Public Charter School Commission - Organizational Performance Manager
    Island(s), if specified: Oahu Application Deadline: October 3, 2014, or until filled
    Position overview
     
    The Hawaii State Public Charter School Commission seeks an Organizational Performance Manager to plan, direct, coordinate, evaluate, and refine the organizational and compliance program for the Commission and Hawaii’s statewide charter school system. The Commission is a nine-member body appointed by the Hawaii Board of Education and is responsible for the authorization and oversight of Hawaii’s charter schools. The Organizational Performance Manager reports to the Commission’s Executive Director and, among other duties:
    • Administers and coordinates all aspects of charter contract development, revision, and execution;
    • Reviews and researches applicable laws, rules, and regulations related to the charter contact and works with the Hawaii Department of Education and other state agencies to clarify contract requirements and administrative reporting requirements;
    • Monitors school compliance with contract terms and tracks progress of all schools in accordance with the Commission’s organizational performance framework;
    • Works with the Commission’s academic and financial performance teams to track progress of all charter schools in accordance with charter contract;
    • Maintains effective working relationships with charter schools, ensuring public accountability while attempting to minimize associated administrative burdens; clarifies charter contract requirements, as appropriate; and provides technical guidance regarding contract compliance to the charter schools and other entities;
    • Administers the intervention protocol system for addressing compliance issues in schools; and
    • Reviews new charter school applications.
     
    Qualifications
     
    Requires bachelor’s degree; master’s degree or juris doctorate preferred. Candidate must have excellent critical thinking skills, with demonstrated success in creating strategic processes and systems during a time of tremendous change, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to interface with the Commission, charter schools, other key stakeholders including state officials, and the general public. Experience with the public sector and/or education reform desirable.
    How to apply
     
    Interested 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
     

  • Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science PCS - Admin Operations Specialist
    Island(s), if specified: Hawaii Application Deadline: September 22, 2014
    Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science PCS seeks the following position for the 2014-2015 school year:

    Admn Operations Specialist

    Provides specialized support to Governing Board and School Administration.  Works with Governing Board and Admn Operations to create a culture that emphasizes quality, continuous improvement, team work and high performance.  

    Requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Management, Human Resources, Accounting or related field.  Minimum of five years’ experience in management, human resources, grant coordination and/or accounting.  Desirable qualifications include management, human resources, grant coordination and accounting experience in a school or state office, and experience with Department of Education (DOE).  Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
    HOW TO APPLY:  
    Submit resume and letter of interest to haaspcs@gmail.com , or HAAS HR, PO Box 1494, Pahoa HI 96778 or hand deliver to office.

  • Hawaii Technology Academy - Elementary School: Special Education
    Island(s), if specified: Oahu Application Deadline: September 30, 2014
    HTA seeks a half-time or full time Elementary School special education teacher to work with our inclusion students in grades K-5.  Applicants must possess special education certification in the state of Hawaii.  Preference will be given to teachers who possess a Highly Qualified designation and have experience working with students in both face-to-face and virtual classroom settings.  Position as of September 23, 2014.
     
    As a blended learning public charter school, successful faculty members are those who:
     
    • Communicate and collaborate effectively with students, parents and colleagues
    • Have experience designing and facilitating online, face-to-face and community based educational opportunities
    • Are natural monitors, mentors and motivators of students, parents and colleagues
    • Are self motivated, flexible, organized and eager to teach and learn in an evolving area of education
    • Are curious to explore, test and implement the latest approaches to and applications of educational technology
    • Believe that individualized student support extends far beyond the walls of the traditional classroom
     
    Qualified applicants should fill out our online application and upload both their Resume and Letter of Interest. Applicants can find the online application here. Any questions may be directed to:   HR@MyHTA.org
     
     

  • Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science PCS - School Counselor
    Island(s), if specified: Hawaii Application Deadline: September 24, 2014 or until filled
    Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science PCS continues to seek the following position for the 2014-2015 school year:
     
    School Counselor K-6 (temporary one year appointment)

    Summary:  The School Counselor helps students to develop skills in the areas of personal/social growth, educational planning, and career and vocational development.  The major activities include counseling; student appraisal; consultation with school personnel, parents and community agencies; college and career transitions; coordination with other programs and resources in and outside of HAAS; and program evaluation and planning.

    Qualifications:  
     
    Prefer valid Hawaii Teacher Standards Board School Counselor license.  

    Training and Experience:  Graduation from an accredited college or university upon completion of a state-approved graduate school counseling and guidance program; or completion of a state-approved graduate school counseling and guidance program, both of which meeting National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) or state standards and include a practicum, internship or equivalent in a school setting.

    Knowledge of:  Current principles, practices, techniques and objectives of school counseling and guidance, educational philosophy and psychology; ethics and standards of the American School Counseling Association; educational tests, measurements and statistics; research methods; and community health, social and employment resources.

    Ability to:  Relate well to people; relate to the problems and concerns of the students, parents, colleagues, school administration, and the community; maintain a high level of integrity with regard to matters which may be considered to be confidential in nature; and develop and coordinate programs in problem-solving and interpersonal relationships.

    Desired competencies include self-motivation; enthusiasm; collaboration; high work standards; critical thinking; creativity; flexibility; and initiative.
    HOW TO APPLY:   Submit resume and letter of interest to haaspcs@gmail.com , or HAAS HR, PO Box 1494, Pahoa HI 96778 or hand deliver to office.  Inquiries to HR Manager (808) 965-3730 ext. 238

  • Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo Public Charter School - Kumu Kula Haʻahaʻa Papa 2/3
    Island(s), if specified: Hawaii Application Deadline: September 12, 2014
    Ke Kūlana (Position):
    Kumu Kula Haʻahaʻa Papa 2/3 (papa hui pū ʻia- combination class)
    Makahiki Kula 2014-2015
    10-month position, HSTA bargaining unit 05
     
    Ka Palena Iki o nā Koina (Minimum Qualifications)
    • Fluent in Hawaiian language
    • Licensed to teach in the State of Hawaiʻi
    • Two (2) years of experience in an elementary school classroom
    • Understanding of and commitment to the Hawaiian language immersion philosophy
     
    Nā Koina i Makemake ʻia (Desired Qualifications)
    • Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) status
    • Knowledge of specialty math curriculum
     
    Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications must agree to complete these qualifications by the end of their third (3rd) year with Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo.
     
    Ke Alakaʻi (Supervision & Interaction)
    Member of the Instructional team under the direct supervision of the Poʻokumu
     
    Nā Kuleana Kūmau (Essential Functions)
    • Work in a team-teacher environment
    • Attend Professional Development classes
    • Attend Papa ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi
    • Attend all hālāwai kula
    • Other related duties as assigned
    Inā hoihoi kekahi e noi hana, e hoʻopihapiha i ka palapala noi hana i pākuʻi ʻia a e hoʻouna mai i kāu leka hoihoi, ka moʻomōʻali hana, a me ʻelua (2) leka kākoʻo. ʻO ka lā palena pau ka lā 12 Kepakemapa 2014.  If you are interested in applying, fill out the attached job application along with your letter of interest, resume, and two (2) letters of support. The deadline to apply is September 12, 2014.
     
    Leka uila (email): hr@kaumeke.net
    Kelepona (phone): (808) 961-0470 ext 225
    Kelepaʻi (fax): (808) 933-0975
    Leka mai (mail): 1500 Kalanianaʻole Ave., Hilo, HI 96720

  • Ke Kula Niihau o Kekaha Public Charter School- Multiple Teacher Positions
    Island(s), if specified: Kauai Application Deadline: July 21, 2014 or until filled
    Ke Kula Niihau o Kekaha (KKNOK) Public Charter School is located in Kekaha, Hawaii, a rural community in West Kauai. Ke Kula Niihau O Kekaha seeks to perpetuate and strengthen the language and culture of Niihau among the children and youth of the Niihau community living on Kauai, as well as meet the special needs of this community by providing an education which results in a positive attitude toward a lifelong search for knowledge and preparing students for success in today’s world of rapid change and technology. 
     
    Beginning in SY 14-15, we will be implementing a K-12 Heritage, two-way bilingual immersion instructional program that supports the vision of a KKNOK graduate who is proficient in two languages (Niihau and English) with the skills necessary for college and career. 
     
    We are seeking enthusiastic, motivated, creative, flexible teachers who will be able to co-teach and mentor current Niihau teachers in the following content areas.
     
    K-8 English
     
    Qualifications: Valid HTSB License and HQT Status in English/Language Arts.  Demonstrates ability to work with Niihau Language and English Language Arts team.
     
    Desired experience: Knowledge/experience in curriculum alignment, effective teaching practices, development and implementation of formative assessments, ability to use data analysis to inform instruction, minimum 3 years experience.
     
    K-12 Math
     
    Qualifications: Valid HTSB License and HQT Status in Math.  Demonstrates ability to work with Niihau Language Math teacher. 
     
    Desired experience: Knowledge/experience with blended learning and the use of ipads and other technologies in math, effective teaching practices, development and implementation of formative assessments, ability to use data analysis to inform instruction, minimum 3 years experience.
     
    6-12 Science
     
    Qualifications: Valid HTSB License and HQT Status in Science.  Demonstrates ability to work with Niihau Language Science teacher.
     
    Desired experience: Knowledge/experience with the use of ipads and other technologies in science, experience in curriculum development, place-based learning, effective teaching practices, development and implementation of formative assessments, ability to use data analysis to inform instruction, minimum 3 years experience.
    How to Apply:
    Email resume and cover letter to tiakoerte@yahoo.com or call 808-337-0481

  • Kua O Ka Lā NPCS - Multiple Positions
    Island(s), if specified: Hawaii Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
    Kua o ka Lā PCS is seeking two full time Hipuʻu (online program) site managers and a half-time Online Intervention Specialist.  Candidates for all three of these positions must have a valid Hawaiʻi teacher license.  Hipuʻu is a blended learning program that provides place-based learning along with online academic courses.  
    How to Apply:
    If your are interested in any of these positions, please email Puanani Wilhelm at puaw@kuaokala.org for more information and further application instructions.  

  • Ho‛okāko‛o Corporation - Account Clerk
    Island(s), if specified: Oahu Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
    Job Title:                             Account Clerk
    Date Available:                    August 2014
    Location:                             Honolulu, HI
     
    Ho‛okāko‛o Corporation (HC)  is a private, non-profit organization established in 2002.  HC is a community of three public conversion charter schools, and all are governed by a volunteer board representing all aspects of the greater Hawaiian community.
     
    Duties and Responsibilities
     
    • The Account Clerk shall review and process accounts payable for schools and home office, including:
      • Processes school purchase orders and invoices. Receives from appropriate school staff, processes and submits for entry into accounting system. 
      • Codes invoices for the home office and submits to the Business Manager for review and approval. Once approved, submits for entry into accounting system.
      • Processes deposits for schools. Reviews and submits for entry into accounting system.
      • Processes deposits for home office; receives deposits after logged into receipt book and deposit slip created, deposits in bank, codes receipt and supporting documents and submits for entry into accounting system.
    • Reviews and audits school payroll.  Notifies schools to clarify any discrepancies found. Assists with the preparation of financial reports for internal and external stakeholders. 
    • Regularly reviews and updates HC Chart of Accounts.
    • Receives reports from Criminal Justice Data Center. Performs initial clearance review and prepares clearance letter for HR Manager’s signature. Scans signed letter to email to schools, and then files letter and report in appropriate file at HC Office.
    • Assists HC staff members as necessary.
     
    Minimum Qualifications
     
    • Possession of an Associate’s Degree in Accounting and 2 years of Accounting experience in which the incumbent demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices of general accounting to include reconciling accounts and preparing financial reports; or
    • Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited 4-year college or university.
    • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with HC and school staff, parents, and members of the general public.
    • Ability to maintain professionalism and confidentiality.
    How to Apply:   Please submit your cover letter and resume to contact@hookakoo.org .  
     
    For more information about Ho‛okāko‛o Corporation, please visit www.hookakoo.org

  • Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science PCS - School Counselor K-6 (temporary one year appointment), School Counselor 9-12
    Island(s), if specified: Hawaii Application Deadline: Open until filled
    Summary:   The School Counselor helps students to develop skills in the areas of personal/social growth, educational planning, and career and vocational development.  The major activities include counseling; student appraisal; consultation with school personnel, parents and community agencies; college and career transitions; coordination with other programs and resources in and outside of HAAS; and program evaluation and planning.
     
    Qualifications:
     
    Prefer valid Hawaii Teacher Standards Board School Counselor license.
     
    Training and Experience:  Graduation from an accredited college or university upon completion of a state-approved graduate school counseling and guidance program; or completion of a state-approved graduate school counseling and guidance program, both of which meeting National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) or state standards and include a practicum, internship or equivalent in a school setting.
     
    Knowledge of:   Current principles, practices, techniques and objectives of school counseling and guidance, educational philosophy and psychology; ethics and standards of the American School Counseling Association; educational tests, measurements and statistics; research methods; and community health, social and employment resources.
     
    Ability to:   Relate well to people; relate to the problems and concerns of the students, parents, colleagues, school administration, and the community; maintain a high level of integrity with regard to matters which may be considered to be confidential in nature; and develop and coordinate programs in problem-solving and interpersonal relationships.
     
    Desired competencies include self-motivation; enthusiasm; collaboration; high work standards; critical thinking; creativity; flexibility; and initiative.
     
    HOW TO APPLY:   Submit resume and letter of interest to haaspcs@gmail.com , or HAAS HR, PO Box 1494, Pahoa HI 96778 or hand deliver to office.  Inquiries to HR Manager (808) 965-3730 ext. 238

  • Kamaile Academy Public Conversion Charter School - Special Education Teacher
    Island(s), if specified: Oahu Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
    This is to announce the following vacancy for placement in School Year 2014-15
     
    Position is located at the Kamaile Academy, Public Conversion Charter School, and are included in applicable State of Hawaii bargaining units.
     
    Job Title
    • Special Education Teacher   (FTE: 1.00 BU: 05)
    Salaries:  Placement on the salary range will be in accordance with Ho`okako`o Corporate policy.
     
    HOW TO APPLY:  Applicants shall submit their resume and cover letter to contact@hookakoo.org
    CONTACT:  Kamaile Academy Public Conversion Charter School, Waianae, Hawaii 96792, Tel (808) 697-7110, Fax (808) 697-7115
     

  • 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? .

  • The School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability (SEEQS) -- Counselor
    Island(s), if specified: 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
     
    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 - Support Service Coordinator
    Island(s), if specified: Hawaii Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
    Support Service Coordinator
    Comprehensive position to include: coordinate Facilities Repair & Maintenance program; coordinate Transportation program and Van Driver.  A detailed position description available upon request. 
    How to Apply:
    Please forward resumes to HR@Kuaokala.org .