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 - Organizational Performance Specialist
    Island: Oahu Application Deadline: June 22, 2015 or until filled
    The State Public Charter School Commission seeks an Organizational Performance Specialist. The Commission is a nine-member body appointed by the Board of Education that is responsible for the authorizing and oversight of Hawaii’s public charter schools. The Organizational Performance Specialist reports to the Commission’s Organizational Performance Manager and assists with monitoring the compliance of charter schools under the state Charter School Contract.
     
    The position also plays a key role in communicating with the charter schools about the Charter School Contract and organizational performance.  The Commission is committed to implementing an accountability system that effectively protects student and public interests while respecting the autonomy of charter schools and attempting to minimize administrative and reporting burdens.
     
    The ideal candidate will have an advance degree from an accredited university, in law, public administration, or public policy, as well as experience providing policy analysis and/or technical assistance. However, other directly relevant education and experience may be considered in lieu of these qualifications. Experience with the public sector and/or education reform, as well as Native Hawaiian cultural awareness, desirable but not required. The position requires strong organizational, analytical, and oral and written communication skills.
    This is an exempt, excluded position.
     
    How to Apply: 

    Respond by e-mail with resume, cover letter, and professional references to:
     
    Thomas Hutton

    Executive Director

    State Public Charter School Commission

    1111 Bishop St., Ste. 516

    Honolulu, HI 96813

     
    Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science Public Charter School - Hawaiian Culture Instructor
    Island: Hawaii Application Deadline July 26, 2015 or until filled
    Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science PCS seeks the following position for the 2015-2016 school year:

    Hawaiian Culture Instructor
     
    Summary:
    • Develops a Hawaiian Culture Program which will enable students to embrace and respect the host culture of Hawaii.
    • Includes elements that reflect local traditions and customs in the program.
    • Assists in planning, organizing and implementing Hawaiian culture activities.
    • Teaches students a basic understanding of the Hawaiian Language and introduces basic vocabulary.
    • Develops, teaches and assists in a Ho’olaule’a yearly performance, Makahiki games, hula dance, native gardens, native folklore, myths, history, songs, chants and other possibilities.
    Qualifications:
    • Knowledge of the Hawaiian Culture.
    • Prior successful experience educating groups of school-aged students.
    • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution (preferred).
    • Equivalent combination of experience and education will be considered.

    HOW TO APPLY:  E-mail resume and letter of interest to haaspcs@gmail.com .

  • Waimea Middle School - Multiple Positions
    Island: Hawaii Application Deadline: Until filled
    Waimea Middle School is recruiting the following positions for the 2015-16 SY: 
     
    To apply, go to the school website and see the specific Vacancy Announcement for the position you are interested and you will see instructions on how to submit an application.  Different positions have different application procedures.  
     
    Questions:
    • Contact: Michelle_Kauhi@wmpccs.com
    • Phone: (808) 887-6090 Ext. 222

  • Lanikai Elementary Public Charter School - Registrar
    Island: Oahu Application Deadline: July 26, 2015
    Lanikai School believes that we must teach to the whole child. In addition to the core academic subject areas, our students have the privilege of also engaging in art, physical education, technology, library, Hawaiian Studies and music as part of their Lanikai School experience. We currently have two classrooms per grade level, 330 students total.

    Lanikai is hiring for the following position for the 2015-2016 School Year:
     
    • Registrar
     
    Qualifications: Some College, Bachelor's Degree Preferred. Office Experience (minimum 2 successful years). Computer Literate (Microsoft Office, Gmail, Google Calendar, Meal Tracker, and the DOE student database systems are used daily).
    How to apply:
    View full job listing and application instructions at http://lanikaischool.com/employment/ .

  • Hālau Kū Māna Public Charter School - Elementary Level Teacher
    Island: Oahu
    Hālau Kū Māna Public Charter School is looking for an innovative, results-oriented and proven educator to join our dynamic team to advance the school into the next era of Indigenous education. The elementary level teacher will bring experience and expertise in order to refine, develop and implement a high quality, academically rigorous and standards aligned instructional program that is rooted in kuanaʻike Hawaiʻi.
     
    The ideal candidate must be licensed in the state of Hawaiʻi, have a minimum of 5 years experience in classroom instruction, curriculum development and the implementation of instructional programs. Additionally, Hawaiian language and culture proficiency is desired.
    Visit www.halaukumana.org for a detailed job description

    This position will commence on July 23, 2015.

    All interested applicants should submit a resume along with a cover letter to:
    Hālau Kū Māna Public Charter School
    2101 Makiki Heights Drive
    Honolulu, HI 96822
    Attn: School Administrator
    PDF copies may also be sent to info@halaukumana.org .

  • Ke Kula Niihau o Kekaha - Multiple Positions
    Island: Kauai Application Deadline: Until filled
    Ke Kula Niihau o Kekaha is hiring for the following positions for the 2015-2016 School Year:
     
    MATH TEACHER (GRADES 3-12):
    Qualifications:
    • Valid Hawaii Teaching License, HQT Preferred
    • Prior relevant teaching experience
    • Knowledge of Hawaii State Standards
     
    ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (GRADES 3-8)/SOCIAL STUDIES (GRADES 6-8) TEACHER:
    Qualifications:
    • Valid Hawaii Teaching License, HQT Preferred
    • Prior relevant teaching experience
    • Knowledge of Hawaii State Standards
    How to apply:
    E-mail resume and letter of interest to tia.koerte@kekulaniihau.org

  • University Laboratory School - Social Studies Teacher
    Island: Oahu Application Deadline: July 7 to July 15, 2015
    The University Laboratory School seeks qualified candidates for social studies teacher to teach in the middle and high school level to begin August 2015.
     
    Minimum Qualifications: 
    • Baccalaureate degree in subject area or related field
    • Knowledge of and experience in effective classroom management, student-centered learning, and cooperative instructional strategies
    • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing to students, parents, administration, teachers, and the community in a professional manner
    • Possess a valid State of Hawaii Teaching License in mathematics or Hawaii State Teacher License must be earned within three (3) years of employment.
     
    Desirable Qualifications:
    • Master’s degree in subject area or related field
    • Experience teaching in an educational research environment
    • Extensive experience in teaching in a multicultural and diverse learning environment
    • Experience teaching heterogeneously grouped classes
    • Knowledge of and experience teaching ULS/Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG) developed programs
    To apply:
    Send a letter of interest indicating how the applicant meets the required qualifications, resume/vitae and transcripts (transcript copies acceptable, however, official transcripts are required at time of hire) and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references. 
     
    Interested applicants must mail, email or hand deliver required documents to the address listed below, no later than Tuesday, July 7, 2015.
     
    Mail to: 
    University Laboratory School
    Attention:  Keoni Jeremiah, Principal
    PMB #399, 2440 Campus Road
    Honolulu, Hawaii  96822
     
    Hand deliver:
    University Laboratory School
    Attention:  Keoni Jeremiah, Principal
    1776 University Ave. UHS 3- Room 115
    Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
     
    Email: 

  • Kanu o ka Aina Public Charter School - Multiple Positions
    Island: Hawaii Application Deadline: July 12, 2015, 4:00 p.m.
    Kanu o ka Aina Public Charter School, located in Waimea, Hawai’i, seeks a licensed science or mathematics secondary level teacher for the 2015-16 school year.  The position commences on July 22, 2015. Hawaiian language and culture proficiency is a plus.  All interested applicants should submit a resume to kanuprincipal@kalo.org no later than July 12th, 4:00pm. 
     
    Kanu o ka Aina Public Charter School, located in Waimea, Hawai’i, seeks a licensed English language arts secondary level teacher for the 2015-16 school year.  The position commences on July 22, 2015.  Hawaiian language and culture proficiency is a plus.  All interested applicants should submit a resume to kanuprincipal@kalo.org no later than July 12th, 4:00pm.

  • Kihei Charter School – Multiple Positions
    Island: Maui Application Deadline: Until filled
    Kihei Charter School on Maui, is an innovative K-12 public charter school, emphasizing project-based learning and 21st century skills.
     
    We are looking for a  High School Language Arts Teacher and Middle School Educational Assistan t.
    If interested, please forward resume and contact to:
    Richard Hogeboom, PhD, Director of High School at rhogeboom@kcsohana.com
    We will rapidly consider qualified candidates

  • West Hawaii Explorations Academy Public Charter School - Secondary Teacher Position
    Island: Hawaii Applicatoin Deadline: Until filled
    West Hawaii Explorations Academy (WHEA) is a public charter school located on the Kona Coast of Hawai`i Island.   WHEA is looking for a highly qualified secondary educator that has experience teaching:
    • Higher Level Math (Algebra II or higher)
    • Physics
    • STEM Project Experience 
     
    This position is one that makes up the WHEA teacher team. This team together creates and implements a project-based curriculum that integrates language arts, science, social studies and electives.  This team position requires flexibility, drive and excellent communication skills.  Projects may be physically demanding and could include hiking, ocean swimming, and intense gardening so applicants must be active and appreciate the outdoors. Applicants must be willing to spend the majority of their time outdoors working on year-long projects alongside students. Teachers need to allow students to lead while maintaining clear direction and focus of project goals within the framework of the team structure.  A working knowledge of google docs and sheets is preferred, a willingness to learn is required.
     
    Interested applicants should send their resume to director@whea.net .

  • Kua o ka Lā New Century Public Charter School - Elementary HQ Teachers
    Island: Hawaii Application Deadline: July 10, 2015
    Kua o ka Lā New Century Public Charter School is seeking Mission aligned Highly Qualified Elementary Teachers for
    upcoming SY 2015-16.
    Please send resume and qualification information can be submitted via email at HR@kuaokala.org or fax Attention: Karina Leasure-Espinoza #808-965-9618. 

  • Ka'u Learning Academy - Multiple Positions
    Island: Hawaii Application Deadline: June 22, 2015
    Ka’u Learning Academy (KLA) is hiring the following positions:
    • Half-Time Special Education Teacher (17.5 hours per week) AND Half-Time Teacher (17.5 hours per week). These two positions can be combined to make one full-time teacher position. This position is eligible for benefits .
    • Van Driver/Custodian
    • Part-Time Office Assistant
    • Teacher Assistant
    • Assistant Director of Lunch Program / Experience Preferred
    • Full-Time Science Teacher
    Applicants must be open to a new and innovative teaching methodology and have a deep conviction that ALL students, regardless of socioeconomic challenges, can and will learn if they are provided the right learning environment. Please email resumes to Kathryn McCown at kaulearning@gmail.com (No phone calls please).

  • Kawaikini New Century Public Charter School - Multiple Positions
    Island: Kauai Application Deadline: Until filled
    Kawaikini is a K-12 Hawaiian language immersion and Hawaiian-values based school seeking to create and implement an integrated K-12 Kaua`i-based curriculum, develop and foster a community of Hawaiian language speakers, improve and support the overall health of our learning community, engage parents and Kaua`i organization in achieving a well-rounded Hawaiian education, and prepare students with the skills and knowledge necessary for success in their academic and career pursuits.

    Kawaikini is hiring for the following positions for the 2015-2016 School Year:
     
    • Special Education teacher - Grades K-12
    Job Description: Position also requires assistance to the Academic Director, responsibilities similar to a student services coordinator (initial evaluations, school support system, testing coordinator, student reports, etc.) and other duties.
    Qualifications: Hawai`i licensed, highly qualified teacher required, ʻOlelo Hawai`i, LSC,
    trained in RTI and BSP preferred, knowledge of Hawaii State Standards
     
    • Science and Lab teacher Grades 7-12
    Job Description: Position requires responsibilities as department lead and curriculum planning for grades 6-12, STEAM advisor, cultural protocols, school to community participation and other duties.
    Qualifications: Hawai`i licensed, highly qualified teacher required, ʻOlelo Hawai`i preferred, knowledge of Hawaii State Standards
     
    • Math teacher Grades 7-12
    Job Description: Position requires responsibilities as department lead and curriculum planning for grades 6-12, student data and analysis, cultural protocols, school to community participation, and other duties.
    Qualifications: Hawai`i licensed, highly qualified teacher required, `Olelo Hawai`i preferred, knowledge of Hawaii State Standards
    How to apply:
    E-mail resume and letter of interest and complete application (noihana limahana.150520) online at http://kawaikini.com/about/jobs/ , submitting to edkaauwai@kawaikini.com .

  • Ke Kula ‘o Samuel M. Kamakau Laboratory Public Charter School - Multiple Positions
    Island: Oahu Application deadline: Until filled
    Ke Kula ‘o Samuel M. Kamakau Laboratory Public Charter School is a family-based, Hawaiian language medium school offering a comprehensive multi-level (PK through Secondary) educational program. As an indigenous language laboratory school program, Ke Kula ‘o Kamakau is committed to the ongoing development of Hawaiian language education through research, teacher training, and resource development.
     
    Kamakau seeks the following positions for the 2015-2016 School Year:
    • Elementary Teachers (FT, Hawaiian speaking only)
    • Secondary Teachers (FT, Hawaiian speaking only)
    • Educational Assistants, all levels (FT, Hawaiian speaking only)
    • IT Coordinator (Part Time)
    Qualifications for Instructional Staff:
    Fluent in the Hawaiian language, Bachelor’s Degree and relevant experience
     
    Qualifications for the IT Coordinator:
    Fluent in the Hawaiian language or willing to learn, Bachelor’s Degree and relevant experience
     
    How to Apply:
    E-mail resume and a letter of interest to kamakau@kamakau.com

  • Hakipu‘u Learning Center - F/T Secondary Educational Assistant
    Island: Oahu Application Deadline: Until filled
    HAKIPU‘U LEARNING CENTER (HLC)
    Kane‘ohe, O‘ahu ~ P.O. Box 1159
    Site:  45-720 Kea‘ahala Road, Cottage #1.
     
    HLC a Hawaiian focus charter school creates educational opportunities through a rigorous, student-centered; place and project-based learning approach.   Students earn credits in core subjects through projects designed by both staff and students with focused coaching, guidance, and facilitation from our educational team.
     
    We are accepting applications for SY2015-2016
     
    F/T Secondary Educational Assistant
    For the HLC student-centered, place and project-base environment. Support and assist student-driven and staff-driven projects; over time, insure projects meet HCPS/HLC standards.
    (HQ or in content area or approved program for licensure)
     
    Job descriptions and requirement upon request.
     
    Submit your resume to: hakipuu_hlc@yahoo.com , or
    fax: 808-235-9160, or mail to P.O. Box 1159, Kane`ohe, HI 96744; 
    Phone: 808-235-9155

  • Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science Public Charter School- Teacher Assistants
    Island: Hawaii Island Application Deadline: May 27, 2015, or until filled
    Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science PCS seeks the following position for the 2015-2016 school year:

    Teacher Assistants
    Grades K-8

    Summary:  Provides assistance to teachers, counselors, and others by performing a variety of instruction-related and/or counseling or guidance support tasks; and performs other related duties as assigned including clerical tasks.  

    Qualifications:  Requires bachelor’s degree and relevant experience. 
    How to Apply :  E-mail resume and letter of interest to haaspcs@gmail.com .
     

  • Hakipu'u Learning Center - Full Time Teacher/Advisor
    Island: Oahu Application Deadline: Until Filled

    Summary: Hakipu‘u Learning Center Public Charter school is a Hawaiian focus charter school that creates educational opportunities through a rigorous, student-centered, place and project-based learning approach. Students earn credits in core subjects through projects designed by both staff and students with focused coaching, guidance, and facilitation from our educational team.

     

    We are currently accepting applications for SY 2015-2016 for the following position:

     

    F/T Secondary Teacher/Advisor:

    For the HLC student-centered, place and project-base environment (HQ or in content area or approved program for licensure)

    Job descriptions and requirement upon request.

     

    Submit your resume to: hakipuu_hlc@yahoo.com , or fax: 808-235-9160, or mail to P.O. Box 1159, Kane`ohe, HI 96744; Phone: 808-235-9155


  • Kamaile Academy
    Island: Oahu Application Deadline: Open until filled
     
    Kamaile Academy has an immediate vacancy for the following position:
     
    • Special Education Teacher - see here for a description of this position
     
    Kamaile Academy is also looking to hire for the following positions for the 2015-2016 school year:
     
    • Elementary Teacher - see here for a description of this position
     
    Positions are located at Kamaile Academy (Waianae, Hawai’i), which is a Public Conversion Charter School that are included in Hawaiʻi State Teachers Association Bargaining Unit 05.
     
    External Applicants Submit Application Online here .

  • 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 .
    College and Career Counselor (Oahu)
    Special Education Assistant (Oahu)
    High School Math Educator (Oahu and Neighbor Island)
    East Hawaii 9-12 Advisor (Hawaii Island)
     
    Interested candidates should complete our online application questionnaire and submit a resume & letter of interest detailing qualification here .

  • School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability (SEEQS) - multiple positions for 2015-2016 School Year
    Island: 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
    Part Time Visual or Performing Arts Teacher


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