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Career Opportunities at IPA

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY faculty are passionate about kids, who see in the classroom individual children whose needs may vary and who work diligently to address each child’s needs and aspirations. IPA faculty are well-educated and professionally growing, active in the on-going development of their own skills and knowledge. Together, they form an active adult learning community in which regularly scheduled time for collaboration ensures coherence in the program.

Faculty are involved beyond the classroom, both in the lives of their students and the school, and in the wider community. Some are active in professional organizations; others in community groups and non-profits. In these ways, they provide their students with role models for active civic engagement beyond the world of work, an essential component to a vibrant city, state and nation.

Secondary (6-12) STEAM Teacher (POSTED 06/03/21)

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is seeking a passionate and progressive STEAM educator to fill our current full-time opening at the Secondary level. Specifically, we are looking for an educator who could teach courses in Graphic Design, Publishing and Digital Media. ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY seeks educators who are dynamic, collaborative instructors who are always willing to learn and grow professionally. We are looking for applicants who would be comfortable teaching at both the middle and high school level.


Applicant Requirements


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, or a STEAM related field
  • Passionate about teaching and learning


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with an inquiry-based approach to teaching
  • Advanced degree in Education, or a STEAM related field


Suitably qualified candidates are invited to send a letter of application including a resume with at least three references addressed to Camille Pinard, Director of Human Resources, at

Secondary (6-12) Japanese Language Teacher (POSTED 05/25/21)

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is currently accepting resumes for a Secondary (6-12) Japanese teacher for the 2021-2022 school year.  The ideal candidate will have experience teaching at the middle and high school level.

Responsibilities include developing interactive instructional programs to engage students in the learning process and collaborating with the curriculum coordinator and teacher colleagues to develop curriculum.  The learning environment at IPA is founded in the constructivist approach, is highly interactive and students are encouraged to learn through inquiry and hands-on experiences. Other attributes of an ideal candidate include experience providing differentiated instruction based on student need, effective communication skills, flexibility, and knowledge of social-emotional learning skills development.

Applicant Requirements:

Required candidate qualifications include:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education with commensurate skills, or in a related field.
  • A willingness to be an active and participating member of an innovative and caring group of professional educators.
  • A willingness to participate in ongoing professional learning.


Desired candidate qualification include:

  • A Master’s Degree in Education with commensurate skills, or in a related field.
  • At least two years experience teaching Japanese Language at the middle or high school level.


Suitably qualified candidates are invited to send a letter of application including a resume with at least three references addressed to Camille Pinard, Director of Human Resources, at

Secondary Vice Principal (POSTED 04/28/21)

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is currently accepting applications for a Secondary Vice Principal for the 2021-2022 school year.

Reporting to the Secondary Principal, the Secondary Vice Principal assists in ensuring a positive, safe, learning and teaching culture that is rooted in ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY’s mission, vision, and core values. In addition, the Secondary Vice Principal fosters a school climate that is conducive to best meeting the needs of all students, administrators, faculty, staff, and families.

The Secondary Vice Principal is responsible for leading, organizing, and providing students with academic and behavioral support inclusive of ensuring adherence to guidelines set forth by the Island Pacific Academy Parent/Student Handbook. Other essential functions include creating effective parent, teacher, and student communications; supporting, encouraging, mentoring, and evaluating assigned personnel; and fostering teamwork between teachers, students, and parents.

The Secondary Vice Principal is an integral part of the administrative team. In addition, as a key member of the Secondary Leadership Team, assists the Secondary Principal in providing guidance and support in the creation, implementation, and evaluation of the school’s strategic vision, plan, policies, procedures, curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

The Secondary Vice Principal is responsible for assuming supervision of the Secondary School on behalf of or in the absence the Secondary Principal.



  • Oversee and administer school policies and procedures regarding student conduct and behavior, restorative practices and discipline according to the IPA Parent/Student Handbook.
  • Collaborates with the Secondary Principal and the Secondary Leadership Team in providing curricular, instructional, and assessment leadership for faculty.
  • Assists the Secondary Principal in supporting staffing requirements, such as interviewing, selecting, and orienting new personnel.
  • Supervise reporting and monitoring of student attendance and work with the Secondary Office Manager on follow-up investigations.
  • Ensure that students are adequately supervised during instructional and non-instructional times.
  • Assumes responsibility for organizing certain student awards and recognition events.
  • Collaborates with the Secondary Principal and the Registrar in creating the Master and Bell Schedules.
  • Leads, creates, and oversees faculty supervision schedules and assists in fulfilling administrator and faculty chaperone assignments.
  • Oversees Secondary Counseling and supervises the implementation of support services for students with learning differences and/or behavioral interventions.
  • Assumes responsibility for identifying, working with, and supporting students on Academic Probation or on contract holds.
  • Assists the Secondary Principal and Admissions Office in reviewing student applications and making recommendations for possible admission to IPA.
  • Creates, maintains, and updates academic and behavioral support plans for Secondary students.
  • Liaise with parents, teachers, and students inclusive of conferences and/or meetings that support student achievement, learning, growth, and development.
  • Works with, coordinates, and collaborates with external providers (e.g., Hawaii Department of Education) regarding student care or support services.
  • Organize parent educational opportunities and activities concerning educational programming and student matters.
  • Lead special projects and initiatives as assigned by the Secondary principal (e.g., Accreditation).
  • Participates in strategic decision-making, programmatic planning and evaluation of short-term and long-term campus-wide strategic goals, objectives, and timelines.
  • Lead the recruitment and onboarding of substitutes for the Secondary.
  • Work with the Secondary Principal to update faculty, staff, parent, and student IPA handbooks.
  • Assist the Secondary Principal, Student Activities Coordinator, Counselors, Class Sponsors, and Pu’uhonua advisors in welcoming and/or orienting incoming students and families to Island Pacific Academy.
  • Assists the Athletic Director with student eligibility to participate in IPA sports in accordance with the IPA Athletic Handbook.
  • Work directly with the Facilities and Technology Departments to troubleshoot operational/ technical/logistical problems, address concerns, or answer questions from faculty, students, and families.
  • In coordination with the Registrar, assume a leadership role in the development and communication of individual student schedules.
  • Participates in professional growth activities personally and for the Secondary division.
  • Participates actively in school events that may encompass set up, attendance, break down, and clean up.
  • Supports the Student Activities Coordinator in implementing and monitoring co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and clubs.
  • Assists Secondary Principal in the supervision of assigned faculty and/or staff.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of School, Secondary Principal, or designee.


Suitably qualified candidates are invited to send a letter of application including a resume with at least three references addressed to Camille Pinard, Director of Human Resources, at

Substitute Teachers K-5 (POSTED 06/10/21)

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is seeking Substitute Teachers and Aides for the 2021-2022 school year. Teacher candidates must have a degree in Elementary Education.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and a resume to Steve Ross, Elementary Principal at

Substitute Teachers 6-12 (POSTED 06/10/21)

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is seeking Substitute Teachers for the 2021-2022 school year.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and a resume to Evelyn Okimoto at

Comprehensive benefits package

IPA is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time employees. Benefits include:

  • Comprehensive medical plan coverage
  • Dental coverage
  • IPA Tuition Remission
  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer matching contributions
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • Flex spending accounts for health care and dependent care
  • Supplemental insurance
  • Generous holiday and leave benefits

Non-Discrimination Policy

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to a workplace environment that encourages growth and respect for all current and prospective employees based upon job-related factors such as their educational background, work experience, and ability to perform the essential functions of a particular job. It is the policy and practice of ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY to prohibit any form of discrimination or harassment based on race, color, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

Camille Pinard

Camille Pinard

Director of Human Resources