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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 the Secondary Curriculum Coordinator for the 2022-2023 school year.

Reporting to the Secondary Principal, the Secondary Curriculum Coordinator integrates the principles of design thinking and technology into the Secondary curriculum. The Secondary Curriculum Coordinator will have an appreciation for working with Middle & High School teachers on developing student-driven projects and innovative learning activities in order to develop a “maker” culture that cultivates empathy, growth mindset, student self-advocacy, creativity, iteration, innovation, tinkering and entrepreneurship.

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.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works closely with the Secondary Principal to promote a culture of learning and student success by providing instructional leadership and coaching across subject areas.
  • Assists the Secondary Principal in developing teacher schedules and the master calendar, including professional development days
  • Assists in planning, implementing, and evaluating staff development based on identified needs, current educational research, best practices and available curricular resources.
  • Maintains a database and provides information about outside professional growth activities to faculty and staff.
  • Assists in the management of textbooks, instructional materials and educational software on a regular cycle and works closely with departments to secure resources and manage budgets.
  • Works collaboratively with the elementary curriculum coordinator and other stakeholders to align both vertically and horizontally scope and sequence.
  • Reviews, provides feedback, and maintains course syllabi and unit plans submitted.
  • Assists the Secondary Principal in reviewing grades reports at each grading period. Assists in the evaluation of grading and assessment upon student success.
  • Works with the counseling department to implement standardized testing and leads data analysis.
  • Works collaboratively with the Design Thinking Department Head and the Director of Technology to integrate hands-on learning experiences and technology integration into curricular design.
  • Works with the Secondary Principal to establish the observational schedule and provide coaching sessions.
  • Meets regularly with content area departments and individuals to support their unique needs in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
  • Model lessons and/or co-teach lessons with teachers that demonstrate the best instructional strategies to use within the IPA curriculum.
  • Other duties and assigned by Secondary Principal or their designee.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree in curriculum and instruction, educational administration, or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of teaching. Administrative experience preferred.
  • Experience developing, organizing, and implementing programs.
  • Must have knowledge of Adobe and Microsoft Office Suite (including Excel, Word), Google Suites, Google Classroom.

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is currently accepting resumes for a Secondary (6-12) Design Technology teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching Design Technology 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 department 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

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

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is currently accepting resumes for an Elementary (K-5) School Counselor position for the 2022-23 school year. The ideal candidate will have experience or knowledge in developing a comprehensive school counseling program, elementary school counseling experience, be fully supportive of the school’s mission and expected to be an active participant on the elementary team and the greater life of the school.

The Elementary School counselor's primary responsibilities include:

  • Working with students, teachers and families to meet the students’ behavior/social emotional/academic needs.
  • Developing, maintaining and following up with Student Support Plans, including necessary meetings and documentation.
  • One on one and small groups work with students to support social/emotional development.
  • Using student data and other assessment results to support students and faculty members of these students.
  • Collaborating with parents, teachers, administration and community resources to support students.
  • Designing and delivering a developmentally appropriate school counseling curriculum to include lessons in academic success and personal/social/emotional growth and understanding.
  • Being a resource for faculty and parents.
  • Collaborating with school administration and faculty to best support all students’ needs.

 

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

Ideal candidate qualifications include:

  • A Bachelor's or Master's degree in school counseling from an accredited college or university.
  • At least 2 years of school counseling experience.
  • A willingness to be an active and participating member of an innovative and caring group of professional educators.
  • Knowledge of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) mindsets and behaviors is a plus.

 

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is currently accepting resumes for a Secondary (6-12) Japanese Language teacher for the 2022-2023 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.

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 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.

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is currently accepting resumes for an elementary (K-5) Physical Education (PE) teacher position for the upcoming 2022-23 school year. The ideal candidate will have elementary Physical Education teaching experience. Other attributes of an ideal candidate include experience providing differentiated instruction based on students’ needs, effective communication skills, and flexibility in one's perspectives on teaching, learning and student achievement.

The learning environment at IPA is founded in the constructivist approach and is highly interactive, where children are encouraged to learn through inquiry and hands-on experiences. The PE teacher is expected to be fully supportive of the school’s mission and be an active participant on her/his team and the greater life of the school.

The PE teacher is responsible for organizing innovative games and challenges that promote physical activity among all students. The PE teacher is responsible for creating a classroom environment that fosters, promotes and develops an understanding of the relationship of healthy body function and exercise; that motivates each student to cultivate physical fitness; that discovers and develop talents of students in physical achievement; and that develops strength, skill, agility, poise, and coordination in individual, dual and team physical activities and sports, in accordance with each student’s ability. Helping students to understand the importance of a healthy life-style including exercise, safe play, healthy eating habits and rest is also key to the PE curriculum. The PE teacher is responsible for organizing related events, such as the end of the year Kickball game/Field Day and supporting grade level learning experiences such as Grade 3 Fun Fitness activities.

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

Candidate qualifications to include:

  • Preference will be given to applicants with a minimum of a Bachelor in Elementary Education degree with a focus on Physical Education.
  • A willingness to be an active and participating member of an innovative and caring group of professional educators.

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is currently accepting resumes for an Secondary (6-12) ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. The ideal candidate will have ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi and Hawaiian culture teaching experience. The teacher will work directly with students, teaching them about Hawaiian language and culture. The ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi/Hawaiian Studies teacher will also be a resource for colleagues helping them to integrate ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi and culturally relevant content and practices into their units of study. In addition, the teacher will be responsible for helping to coordinate special events such as the all-school May Day.

Responsibilities include developing interactive instructional programs to engage students in the learning process and collaborating with the curriculum coordinator and classroom 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. Place-based education is a focus of the learning that happens at IPA. 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.

Interested 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 Hawaiian language/Hawaiian studies, or in secondary education with commensurate skills.
  • A willingness to be an active and participating member of an innovative and caring group of professional educators.
  • A willingness to participate in on-going professional learning.


Desired candidate qualifications include:

  • Master’s Degree in Hawaiian language/Hawaiian studies, or a related field.
  • At least two years experience in teaching 'ōlelo Hawaiʻi and Hawaiian culture.

 

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 Samantha Hodes-Der, Elementary Vice Principal at shodesder@ipahawaii.org.

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 Jorge Ochoa, Secondary Vice Principal, at jochoa@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

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