Search
Close this search box.
Search
Close this search box.

Careers

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.

Harriet Ngethe

Harriet Ngethe

Director of Human Resources

SCHOOL OVERVIEW:

Island Pacific Academy (IPA) is a college preparatory school that utilizes the Design Thinking framework for our students to fulfill our vision to become “Navigators of Change who Go Forward with Confidence (I Mua Me Ka Ha’aheo). IPA’s mission is  to “Value Individuality, Empower Students and Inspire Future Success.”

POSITION SUMMARY:

Island Pacific Academy is seeking a dynamic and innovative full-time Environmental Science/Chemistry/AP Chemistry Teacher to join our secondary team. The ideal candidate will have a passion for science education, a strong background in environmental science and chemistry, and a commitment to fostering a positive learning environment that aligns with IPA’s core values.

Core Values:

  • Power of human kindness
  • Generosity of spirit
  • Growth mindset
  • Commitment to excellence
  • Ingenuity


Suitably qualified candidates are invited to send a letter of application, including a resume with at least three references, addressed to Harriet Ngethe, Director of Human Resources, at [email protected].


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach Environmental Science, Chemistry, and AP Chemistry, integrating environmental science principles into the curriculum, following IPA’s established guidelines and standards.
  • Incorporate STEAM related curriculum to provide connections between Design Thinking and Science.
  • Develop and implement engaging and innovative science lesson plans that incorporate hands-on learning experiences.
  • Assess student learning and progress, providing timely and constructive feedback to students and parents.
  • Support students in their understanding of environmental science concepts, chemistry, and laboratory work.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to integrate environmental science and chemistry principles into various subject areas and promote interdisciplinary learning.
  • Mentor students as they engage in science projects, providing guidance and support.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities to enhance teaching skills and stay current with educational trends and practices in environmental science, chemistry, and AP Chemistry.


CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science education, with a focus on environmental science or chemistry (Preferred, not required), or a related field (Master’s degree preferred).
  • Teaching certification or licensure in science is preferred.
  • Experience teaching middle school science, preferably in a project-based learning environment.
  • Strong knowledge of science curriculum standards and best practices in science education.
  • Experience with and/or willingness to learn and implement environmental science and chemistry principles.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, creativity, and problem-solving skills.


SALARY REQUIREMENTS:

  • $45,000 to $90,000 annually, commensurate with experience and qualifications


Join our team at Island Pacific Academy, where we “Value Individuality, Empower Students and Inspire Future Success” with the purpose of cultivating values-driven students who positively impact our world. 

Island Pacific Academy is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and experiences.

SCHOOL OVERVIEW:

Island Pacific Academy (IPA) is a college preparatory school that utilizes the Design Thinking framework for our students to fulfill our vision to become “Navigators of Change who Go Forward with Confidence (I Mua Me Ka Ha’aheo). IPA’s mission is  to “Value Individuality, Empower Students and Inspire Future Success.”

POSITION SUMMARY:

Island Pacific Academy seeks an enthusiastic Secondary English and Humanities Teacher to join our dedicated faculty. The successful candidate will be deeply committed to our school’s vision, mission, and core values, and will play a pivotal role in cultivating academic excellence, personal growth among our students, and a commitment to fostering a positive learning environment that aligns with IPA’s core values.

Core Values:

  • Power of human kindness
  • Generosity of spirit
  • Growth mindset
  • Commitment to excellence
  • Ingenuity


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and implement dynamic curriculum for secondary English and humanities courses, including Creative Writing, AP Literature & Composition, English 12, and US History.
  • Employ innovative instructional strategies to engage students and promote critical thinking, creativity, and inquiry.
  • Foster a supportive and inclusive classroom environment that celebrates diversity, fosters collaboration, and encourages mutual respect.
  • Integrate IPA’s core values into daily instruction, emphasizing kindness, generosity, growth mindset, excellence, and ingenuity.
  • Assess student progress and provide constructive feedback to support continuous growth and development.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop interdisciplinary projects and initiatives that enhance student learning and engagement.
  • Actively participate in professional development activities to refine teaching practice and stay abreast of best practices in education.
  • Maintain open and proactive communication with students, parents, and colleagues to ensure student success and well-being.


CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, English, Humanities, or related field (Master’s degree preferred).
  • Valid teaching credential or certification.
  • Previous teaching experience at the secondary level, preferably in English and humanities courses.
  • Demonstrated commitment to IPA’s vision, mission, and core values
    Strong understanding of curriculum design, instructional methodologies, and assessment strategies.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills.
  • Flexible, adaptable, and growth-oriented mindset.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional growth and development.


SALARY REQUIREMENTS:

  • $45,000 to $90,000 annually, commensurate with experience and qualifications


To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references to Harriet Ngethe at, Director of Human Resources, at [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Island Pacific Academy is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and experiences.

SCHOOL OVERVIEW:

Island Pacific Academy (IPA) is a college preparatory school that utilizes the Design Thinking framework for our students to fulfill our vision to become “Navigators of Change who Go Forward with Confidence (I Mua Me Ka Ha’aheo). IPA’s mission is  to “Value Individuality, Empower Students and Inspire Future Success.”

POSITION SUMMARY:

Island Pacific Academy seeks an enthusiastic Secondary Design Thinking and English and Teacher to join our dedicated faculty. The successful candidate will be deeply committed to our school’s vision, mission, and core values, and will play a pivotal role in cultivating academic excellence, personal growth among our students, a strong background in design thinking, and a commitment to fostering a positive learning environment that aligns with IPA’s core values.

Core Values:

  • Power of human kindness
  • Generosity of spirit
  • Growth mindset
  • Commitment to excellence
  • Ingenuity


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach courses in Design Thinking, Introduction to Digital Storytelling, Journalism, Publishing (School Yearbook), Introduction to Graphic Design.
    Develop engaging and differentiated lesson plans aligned with school curriculum and standards.
  • Foster a supportive learning environment promoting student growth, creativity, and collaboration.Integrate technology and multimedia tools to enhance student learning and engagement.
  • Provide timely feedback and assessment to support student progress and achievement.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop interdisciplinary projects integrating design thinking principles with English language arts.
  • Stay updated on current trends and best practices in design thinking, digital storytelling, journalism, and graphic design education.
  • Participate in professional development and school-wide initiatives to enhance teaching practice and contribute to the school community.
  • Communicate regularly with students, parents, and colleagues to ensure effective collaboration and support student success.


CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, English, Design, or related field (Master’s degree preferred).
  • Teaching certification or eligibility for certification/licensure in secondary education.
  • Experience teaching Design Thinking, Digital Storytelling, Journalism, and/or Graphic Design at secondary level.
  • Strong knowledge of English language arts curriculum and instructional practices.
  • Proficiency in integrating technology and multimedia tools into instruction.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in education.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and growth mindset.


SALARY REQUIREMENTS:

  • $45,000 to $90,000 annually, commensurate with experience and qualifications


To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references to Harriet Ngethe at, Director of Human Resources, at [email protected].

Island Pacific Academy is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and experiences.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Island Pacific Academy is seeking a full-time 6th and 7th grade Integrated Science teacher. Successful candidates would have at least a relevant Bachelor’s degree (Science or Science Education), and demonstrated experience in teaching middle school aged students. 

In addition, the successful candidate would be adept at teaching science through inquiry (or design thinking). This will require the ability to set up and supervise students during labs, activities and projects. Candidates will also be comfortable working with technology in teaching, grading and communication. 

For this position, the topics range from introduction to physical science, biological science, earth science and its application to the Design Thinking process. Experience in design thinking is a bonus, but is not a requirement. There will be help and mentorship available to learn and implement the design thinking process to your work in middle school science.

Island Pacific Academy is a small relationship oriented school and the ideal candidate will possess the ability to forge successful relationships with students, parents, faculty and administration.  The ideal candidate is dynamic, a strong communicator (both written and oral) and committed to professional growth in their discipline and teaching practice. Island Pacific Academy has many extracurricular opportunities available for those looking to extend their work beyond the classroom, including, but not limited to: participation in our various clubs, year level student camps, community engagement days, coaching athletics and/or academic student teams.

A cover letter addressing your qualifications is necessary. Additionally, work links or samples will be helpful in the decision making process.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach General Biology and Advanced Placement Biology and Anatomy/Physiology courses, incorporating design thinking principles and practices.
  • Develop and implement an engaging, inquiry-based curriculum that aligns with NGSS and AP standards and prepares students for AP exams, while fostering creativity and innovation.
  • Create a positive and inclusive classroom environment that encourages student-centered learning, collaboration, and problem-solving.
  • Utilize a variety of instructional strategies, technology, and real-world applications to enhance student understanding and engagement.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to integrate design thinking into the science program and create interdisciplinary connections.
  • Provide timely feedback and assessment to students to support their academic growth and design thinking skills.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities to enhance design thinking pedagogy and science education practices.


CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in science (earth and physical science) or education (science).
  • Demonstrated experience teaching middle school students.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills.
  • Commitment to professional growth and a learner-centered approach to teaching.
  • Familiarity with design thinking principles and a willingness to integrate them into the classroom is preferred.


SALARY REQUIREMENTS:

  • $45,000 to $90,000 annually, commensurate with experience and qualifications 

Join our team at Island Pacific Academy, where we empower students to unlock their potential and prepare for the future by solving problems that have yet to be identified, using technologies that have yet to be invented, and for careers that have yet to be created.

Suitably qualified candidates are invited to send a letter of application, including a resume with at least three references, addressed to Harriet Ngethe, Director of Human Resources, at [email protected].

POSITION SUMMARY:

Island Pacific Academy, a design thinking school committed to a culture where values matter, is seeking a dynamic Secondary Science Teacher with expertise in a General Biology and Advanced Placement (AP) Biology and Anatomy/Physiology. The ideal candidate will be passionate about science education, dedicated to student success, and committed to our mission of preparing students for future careers and challenges.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach General Biology and Advanced Placement Biology and Anatomy/Physiology courses, incorporating design thinking principles and practices.
  • Develop and implement an engaging, inquiry-based curriculum that aligns with NGSS and AP standards and prepares students for AP exams, while fostering creativity and innovation.
  • Create a positive and inclusive classroom environment that encourages student-centered learning, collaboration, and problem-solving.
  • Utilize a variety of instructional strategies, technology, and real-world applications to enhance student understanding and engagement.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to integrate design thinking into the science program and create interdisciplinary connections.
  • Provide timely feedback and assessment to students to support their academic growth and design thinking skills.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities to enhance design thinking pedagogy and science education practices.


CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science Education or related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Valid teaching license/certification in secondary science is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching Advanced Placement Biology and Anatomy/Physiology courses, with a strong understanding of AP curriculum and assessment.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills.
  • Commitment to professional growth and a learner-centered approach to teaching.
  • Familiarity with design thinking principles and a willingness to integrate them into the classroom is preferred.


SALARY REQUIREMENTS:

  • $45,000 to $90,000 annually, commensurate with experience and qualifications 


Join our team at Island Pacific Academy, where we empower students to unlock their potential and prepare for the future by solving problems that have yet to be identified, using technologies that have yet to be invented, and for careers that have yet to be created.

Suitably qualified candidates are invited to send a letter of application, including a resume with at least three references, addressed to Harriet Ngethe, Director of Human Resources, at [email protected].

POSITION SUMMARY:

Island Pacific Academy is currently accepting resumes for an elementary teacher position for the 2024-2025 school year. The ideal candidate will have elementary teaching experience, be fully supportive of the school’s mission, vision, and core values, and be expected to be an active participant in her/his team and the greater life of the school. Additionally, a benefit for a potential applicant would be experience in implementing place-based learning, specifically Hawaiian history, language, and culture. Responsibilities include creating integrated lesson plans, instructing students using an inquiry approach, and communicating readily with families when needed or appropriate.

The learning environment at IPA is founded on the constructivist approach, is highly interactive, and encourages children 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 students’ needs, effective communication skills, and flexibility in one’s perspectives on teaching, learning, and student achievement.

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:

  • Preference will be given to applicants with a minimum of a Bachelor in Elementary Education degree.
  • Knowledge or experience with Project Based Learning, Inquiry Based Learning and differentiated instruction.
  • A willingness to be an active and participating member of an innovative and caring group of professional educators.
  • Strong collaboration and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Creativity – Able to think of new ways to engage students.


SALARY REQUIREMENTS:

  • $45,000 to $90,000 annually, commensurate with experience and qualifications 



Suitably qualified candidates are invited to send a letter of application, including a resume with at least three references, addressed to Harriet Ngethe, Director of Human Resources, at [email protected].

POSITION SUMMARY:

Island Pacific Academy is accepting resumes for an elementary teacher position to complete the 2024-2025 school year.  The ideal candidate will have elementary teaching experience, be fully supportive of the school’s mission, vision, and core values, and be expected to be an active participant in her/his team and the greater life of the school. Responsibilities include creating lesson plans, instructing students using an inquiry approach in science, social studies, literature, and math, and communicating readily with families (parents) when appropriate.

The learning environment at IPA is founded on the constructivist approach, is highly interactive, and encourages children to learn through inquiry and hands-on experiences. 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.

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:

  • Preference will be given to applicants with a minimum of a Bachelor in Elementary Education degree.
  • Knowledge or experience with Project Based Learning, Inquiry Based Learning and differentiated instruction.
  • A willingness to be an active and participating member of an innovative and caring group of professional educators.
  • Strong collaboration and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Creativity – Able to think of new ways to engage students.


SALARY REQUIREMENTS:

  • $45,000 to $90,000 annually, commensurate with experience and qualifications 

Suitably qualified candidates are invited to send a letter of application, including a resume with at least three references, addressed to Harriet Ngethe, Director of Human Resources, at [email protected].

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is seeking Substitute Teachers and Aides for the 2022-2023 school year. Teacher candidates must have a degree in Elementary Education.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and a resume to Sa’o Faulkner, Elementary Principal at [email protected].

SALARY REQUIREMENTS:

  • $20/hour

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is seeking Substitute Teachers for the 2022-2023 school year.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and a resume to Jorge Ochoa, Secondary Vice Principal, at [email protected].

SALARY REQUIREMENTS:

  • $20/hour

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.