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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 Design Technology Teacher (POSTED 09/28/20)

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is currently accepting resumes for an Secondary (6-12) Design Technology 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 teachers 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.

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 cpinard@ipahawaii.org.

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.
  • Experience teaching Advanced Placement, or IB Diploma Programme courses
  • At least two years experience teaching design technology at the middle and high school level.
  • Experience with Design Thinking processes.
  • Computer programming experience.

Secondary (9-12) Mathematics Teacher (POSTED 09/28/20)

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is seeking a passionate and progressive mathematics educator to fill our current full-time openings for the 2020-21 school year at the Secondary level. 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 the high school level (grades 9-12).

Responsibilities include developing interactive instructional programs to engage students both face-to-face and virtually in the learning process and collaborating with teachers 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.

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 cpinard@ipahawaii.org.

Applicant Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with an inquiry-based approach to teaching mathematics
  • Experience in math curriculum development
  • Advanced degree in Education, Mathematics, or a related field

Advancement Coordinator (POSTED 09/28/20)

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is currently accepting resumes for an Advancement Coordinator. Suitably qualified candidates invited to send a letter of application including a resume with at least three references addressed to Camille Pinard, Director of Human Resources, at cpinard@ipahawaii.org.

 

SUMMARY OF DUTIES

Under supervision of the Director of Advancement, the Advancement Coordinator is responsible for working in coordination with the Director of Advancement to develop fundraising plans, maintaining donor, partner and parent relations, and the planning and coordination of fundraising and special events. The Advancement Coordinator is responsible for managing and maintaining the Advancement database and generates reports, solicitations and acknowledgements via the database. This person deals with confidential information, runs a variety of reports, keeps files and records current, provides general office support, and handles special projects as needed.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan, coordinate and implement logistical aspects of fundraising events such as Grand Expedition and Annual IPA Golf Tournament, Annual Fund and other fundraising activities
  • Manage Advancement database and perform database queries for analysis, reports, mailings and events
  • Manage matching funds from donors’ employers and related foundations
  • Create event mailing lists and manage event payments
  • Maintain Advancement Department calendar coordinating events, meetings, marketing and advertising campaigns, etc.
  • Process all funding received and prepare purchase orders for department
  • Track and maintain inventory (promotional items and development supplies, etc.)
  • Coordinate and manage mailings using Mail Merge
  • Create and modify documents using Microsoft 365, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point), Google Drive, Adobe Suite
  • Works closely and coordinates with IPAPA and Class Parent Representatives (CPRs); continually working to strengthen parent engagement to support the strategic goals of the school
  • Recruit, schedule and coordinate volunteers for events and any other projects approved by Director of Advancement
  • Maintain Family Volunteer hour records
  • Prepares donor acknowledgment letters based on nature of gift and maintain filing system
  • Maintain accurate gift records for Annual Fund donations, pledges, matching gifts and participation rates for constituents, classrooms, grade level, faculty, staff and board of trustees
  • Distribute Annual Fund contribution recognition material
  • Update Annual Fund participation database and website info
  • Manage, create and send weekly eNews to Families, Board of Trustees, Faculty and Staff
  • Maintain accurate records for scholarship contributions and grants and all other giving campaigns that funnel through the Advancement Department
  • Work with Director of Advancement on various additional tasks such as PO processing, budgeting, and the marketing and fundraiser calendar
  • Attend and assist all Advancement related events as directed by Director of Advancement
  • Provide support as needed for Administrative Office
  • Other duties as assigned by Director of Advancement

 

SUPERVISORY REQUIREMENTS:

  • There are no supervisory requirements for this position

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2-3 years work experience in a related field
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel required
  • Proficiency in Google Suite
  • Experience with Results Plus and Rediker Software including Sustain program preferred
  • Experience with PC and Mac applications
  • Basic understanding of social media, website maintenance, Mail Chimp, Adobe Suite products a plus
  • Proficiency using Mail Merge, databases, making queries and running reports
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must pay great attention to detail in composing, typing, proofing materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines
  • Must be organized and have the ability to work with independence in a high-productivity environment
  • Must have knowledge of secretarial, office administrative procedures, and the ability to operate standard office equipment
  • Must have ability to maintain absolute confidentiality and professionalism
  • Advanced analytical ability and critical thinking skills are required for database responsibilities and for troubleshooting
  • Must possess positive attitude and professional appearance
  • Flexibility in work schedule for events: possible nights and weekends

 

 

Technical Theatre Director (POSTED 09/28/20)

The Technical Theatre Director will be responsible for supporting all school productions by teaching, training, coaching, and if necessary, recruiting a qualified crew of students in support of all theatre, music and other productions requiring the technical team. The Technical Theatre Director will serve as an integral member of the production and educational team. Suitably qualified candidates invited to send a letter of application including a resume with at least three references addressed to Camille Pinard, Director of Human Resources, at cpinard@ipahawaii.org.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for researching, developing, and experimenting with online performance tools (hardware, streaming platforms, broadcast software, etc.).
  • Create a filming schedule for all edited pieces and then edit those pieces.
  • Edit the final performance and implement streaming for the final performances.
  • Lead, manage and organize the student crews of Lights, Sound, Hair and Makeup, Set Design, Editing, House Management, Costumes, Props, and Stage Management.
  • Lead and manage the pre- through post-production technical aspects, including supervising strike to ensure orderly and safe tear down, demolition, and/or storage of scenic, lighting, sound, and property elements, managing theater budgetary expectations and communicating frequently, effectively with all stakeholders.
  • Create a positive, supportive and learning environment, and will be flexible and open-minded with respect to learning styles.

 

Applicant Requirements:

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Theatre or related field, MFA in Theatre preferred, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Three (3) years of proven experience in the theatrical set design and construction.
  • One (1) of experience in a supervisory capacity.
  • Prior experience working with middle school and high school students.
  • Contemporary knowledge of construction and set design, lighting design, audio and sound reinforcement, stage management or production management, professional standards of stage safety
  • Current technical theatre trends and technological innovations.
  • Theatrical systems technology, such as LED, moving light and intelligent light operation.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to establish collegial relationships with faculty and staff.

 

 

Substitute Teachers K-5 (POSTED 07/16/20)

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is seeking Substitute Teachers and Aides for the 2020-2021 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 sross@ipahawaii.org.

Substitute Teachers 6-12 (POSTED 07/16/20)

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is seeking Substitute Teachers for the 2020-2021 school year.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and a resume to Michelle Bradley, Secondary Vice Principal at mbradley@ipahawaii.org.

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