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 Technology Academy (multiple positions)
    Hawaii Technology Academy is looking to expand their qualified teaching faculty on all islands, as well as their administrative staff for the 2015-2016 School Year.  For a description of these positions, please click here  and scroll down to the position(s) you are interested in.  For more information on Hawaii Technology Academy, please visit their website .
    Administrative Positions:
    Associate Director (Oahu)
    Elementary/Middle School Instructional Coach
    High School Instructional Coach
    College and Career Counselor (Oahu)
    Elementary School Counselor (Oahu)

    Oahu Faculty Positions:
    Elementary School Educator (Oahu)
    Middle School Humanities Educator (Oahu)
    Middle School Social Studies Educator (Oahu)
    High School Math Educator (Oahu)
    High School Spanish Educator (Oahu)
    High School Japanese Educator (Oahu)
    High School Digital Media and Technology Electives Educator (Oahu)
    High School Electives Educator (Oahu)

    Neighbor Island Faculty Positions:
    High School Math Educator (Neighbor Island)
    High School Humanities/Electives Educator (Neighbor Island)
    Maui Upper Elementary/Middle school Advisor (Maui)
    East Hawaii K-8 Advisor (Hawaii Island)
    East Hawaii 7-12 Grade Advisor (Hawaii Island)
    West Hawaii K-8 Advisor (Hawaii Island)
    Interested candidates should complete our online application questionnaire and submit a resume & letter of interest detailing qualification here .

  • Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School (multiple positions)
    Island(s), if specified: Big Island Application Deadline: Open
    Looking for a highly motivated individuals for immediate openings for Special Education Pre-K, & Secondary Science Teaching Positions at Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School. Also for the 15-16 school year Secondary (6-12) Special Education Teacher.
    *Bachelor's degree of related subject from an accredited university
    *Hold a valid Hawaii Teaching License, HQT Preferred.
    *Prior relevant experience teaching Science at an accredited school
    *Ability to build strong trusting relationships/partnerships across diverse populations and organizations.
    Compensation : Salary commensurate with educational background and relevant work experience. Generous state benefits, including health care, pension and life insurance.
    *Bachelor's degree of related subject from an accredited university
    *Hold a valid Hawaii Teaching License, HQT Preferred.
    *Licensed in Special Education Pre-K - 3 and/or Secondary 6-12
    *Able to deal effectively with a wide range of Special Needs students.
    *Excellent communication and classroom management skills; create a program favorable to learning and personal growth in accordance with each students ability; establish good relationships with parents and other staff members.
    Compensation : Dependent upon placement on HSTA pay scale
    Applicants for both positions should e-mail cover letter and resume to . Faxes will also be accepted: 808-962-2202, Attention Tracy

  • Director, Office of Hawaiian Education
    Island(s), if specified: Oahu Application Deadline: February 20, 2015

    The Hawaii Department of Education is pleased to announce the position opening for the Director of the newly established Office of Hawaiian Education. The position is located in the Office of the Superintendent and is under the supervision of the Superintendent. We are looking for a dynamic and visionary leader to direct this Office.


    REQUIRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE : Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in social sciences, Hawaiian studies, Hawaiian language, or related fields. Nine (9) years of progressively responsible job-related professional experience in the specialized area of responsibility or closely related fields, of which four (4) years shall have involved senior leadership responsible for fiscal, programmatic, and personnel management including two (2) years of supervision of professional staff.


    EXPERIENCE DESIRABLE: Graduate degree. Four (4) years of entrepreneurial leadership experience in a Hawaiian Education endeavor and four (4) years in teaching Hawaiian Language Immersion or Hawaiian Education. Combined training/experience, and substitutions may also qualify.


    SALARY RANGE : EOSR-10, $87,340 to $123,642. Department of Education certificated employees will be placed on the salary range in accordance with Department regulations.


    HOW TO APPLY : Visit the DOE website at  to view the full job description and apply using the online application prior to the deadline. Official transcripts (if not confirmed to be on file) must be submitted separately via U.S. mail and postmarked by February 20, 2015 to the Office of Human Resources/EO Recruitment, P.O. Box 2360, Honolulu, HI 96804. If hand carried, transcripts must be received in Honolulu in the Office of Human Resources at the Dole Office Building, 680 Iwilei Road, Suite 490, by 4:30 pm. Additional questions can be answered by calling (808) 586-3242 or sending an email to .

  • School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability (SEEQS) - multiple positions for 2015-2016 School Year
    Island(s), if specified: Oahu Application Deadline: Open
    SEEQS, the School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability, is hiring experienced middle school teachers in the areas of math, English Language Arts, History and Arts as well as an Academic Inclusion Specialist and a Counselor. Visit the  Work at SEEQS page for detailed information. We seek passionate, energetic individuals who love learning and who love collaborating to help others learn. As SEEQS is a young and growing school, all faculty members are key players in helping SEEQS carry out its mission and in setting 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 is hiring the following positions for the 2015-2016 School Year:

    Middle School Math Teacher
    Middle School Social Studies/ History Teacher
    Middle School English Language Arts Teacher
    Middle School Inclusion Specialist Teacher
    Part Time Visual or Performing Arts Teacher
    School Counselor/ Student Services Coordinator

    Visit the Work at SEEQS page and click on the position to see job description and instructions for applying.

  • Hawaii Technology Academy - High School Instructional Coach
    Island(s), if specified: Oahu Application Deadline: Open, until filled
    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 July 15, 2015 for an expected period of 12 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: .

  • Hawai`i Academy of Arts and Science PCS (Tech Support Coordinator - temporary)
    Island(s), if specified: Hawai`i Island Application Deadline: November 14, 2014 (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 - Hawai`i 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 . 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.
    • 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? .