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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.


ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is currently accepting resumes for a Secondary (6-12) Japanese teacher for the 2020-2021 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.


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 qualifications 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 interest including a resume with at least three references addressed to Camille Pinard, Director of Human Resources, at


ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is seeking a passionate and progressive Secondary Student Activities Coordinator. ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY seeks educators who are dynamic, collaborative and who are always willing to learn and grow professionally. This position is a full-time, 12 month position. Responsibilities include: Reporting to the Secondary Principal, the Student Activities Coordinator will organize and administer all student activity programs and co-curricular activities; supervise and provide guidance to students for student led programs and activities; provide communication between students, administration, faculty, parents and the community.


  • Plan, implement and coordinate all student activities and events including but not limited to Fall Fun Week, Founder’s Day Fun, Fall Formal, IPA Gives Back, Spirit Week, Junior/Senior Prom, Global Issues Day, Commencement/Graduation, Student Government Executive Council Retreat, dances, Make a Difference Day
  • Advise and supervise all student organizations and clubs, including oversight of Clubfest
  • Supervise Government Executive Council application and elections
  • Serve as Senior Class advisor and Project Graduation Committee Advisor.Provide communication to parents about senior related activities.
  • Serve as Community Action Service Coordinator.Organize and make available service opportunities for students. Coordinate with community partnerships
  • Oversee Leadership Internship and Independent Study
  • Oversee all secondary fundraising activities including Dollar Snack Shop, coordinate with Advancement and Finance
  • Manage, update and supervise student posted content on IPA Student Life Website and IPA Student Life Instagram
  • Establish and maintain “Big Calendar” and Student Life Calendar
  • Act as chaperone and provide chaperone coordination for Class Bondings and Project Graduation
  • Serve as an advisor for Mu Alpha Theta
  • Serve on National Honor Society Faculty Council, oversee NHS Individual Service Project, manage HS Society inductions
  • Coordinate and assist with Elementary division for activities such as Kinderbuddies, Fall Family Movie Night and other cross-division events and activities
  • Help with Pu’uhonua community days
  • Other duties as assigned by the Secondary Principal and his/her designee



  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Education or related field
  • Minimum of 3 years of teaching experience
  • Experience developing caring classroom environments where instructional time is dedicated to community-building, conflict resolution skill-building, and empowering students to be creative, innovative, collaborative, adaptable, and accountable.
  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills, as well as, a desire to collaborate with various stakeholders to help develop a whole-school community.
  • The ability to multitask and be flexible, in response to student, teachers, and school needs.
  • The ability to be organized and meet deadlines.


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


ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is seeking Substitute Teachers and Aides for the 2018-2019 school year. Teacher candidates must have a degree in Elementary Education.

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


ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is seeking Substitute Teachers for the 2018-2019 school year.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and a resume to Ms. Michelle Bradley, Interim Secondary School Principal 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
Camille Pinard

Camille Pinard

Director of Human Resources