Work at IPA

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.

Elementary Teacher – Grade 1 (Posted 02/14/19)

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is currently accepting resumes for a Grade 1 teacher position for the 2019-2020 school year. The ideal candidate will have elementary teaching experience, be fully supportive of the school’s mission and expected to be an active participant on his/her team and the greater life of the school.

Responsibilities include creating lesson plans and instructing students using an inquiry approach in subjects such as science, social studies, literature, language arts and math. The learning environment at IPA is based on the constructivist approach, is highly interactive and children 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, the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and parents, and flexibility.

Candidate qualifications include:

  • At least a BA in early childhood or elementary education.
  • At least two years teaching experience.
  • A willingness to be an active and participating member of an innovative and caring group of professional educators.

 

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

Secondary 'Ōlelo Hawaiʻi Teacher (Posted 01/30/19)

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is currently accepting resumes for an Secondary (6-12) ʻŌlelo/Hawaiian Studies teacher for the 2019-2020 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/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.

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 ongoing professional learning

 

Desired candidate qualification include:

  • A Master’s Degree in Hawaiian Language / Hawaiian Studies, or a related field
  • At least two years experience teaching ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi and Hawaiian Culture

 

Suitably qualified candidates are invited to send a letter of application including a resume with at least three references addressed to Steven Caley.

Elementary 'Ōlelo Hawaiʻi Teacher (Posted 01/25/19)

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is currently accepting resumes for an Elementary (K-5) ʻŌlelo/Hawaiian Studies teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.

The ideal candidate will have ʻŌlelo and Hawaiian culture teaching experience. The teacher will work directly with students, teaching them about Hawaiian language and culture. The ʻŌlelo/Hawaiian Studies teacher will also be a resource for colleagues helping them to integrate ʻŌlelo and culturally relevant content and practices into their units of study. This will include leading lessons and working with teachers to integrate Hawaiian Studies in units of study and learning trips. In addition, the teacher will be responsible for helping to coordinate special events such as the all-school May Day, elementary Makahiki, and grade 4 luau.

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 children 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, and flexibility.

Candidate qualifications include:

  • At least two years experience teaching ʻŌlelo and Hawaiian Culture.
  • A willingness to be an active and participating member of an innovative and caring group of professional educators.

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

Technology Support Specialist (Posted 01/25/19)

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is seeking a Technology Support Specialist to join our Technology Team.

Reporting to the Director of Technology, the Technology support specialist is responsible for supporting and improving the overall quality of education received by students, staff and the school community through the use of technology. The Technology Support Specialist will provide support for the implementation and use of technology to advance education.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supports system-wide software and hardware standards, requirements and specifications.
  • Supports students, faculty and staff for technical issues and problems that arises during a normal day.
  • Analyzes information to determine and recommend layout for type of computers and peripheral equipment, or modifications to existing equipment and system.
  • Evaluates hardware and software for classroom or administrative needs.
  • Remains current on new developments in the areas of software, hardware, networks, telecommunications, and web-design.
  • Model and support the effective integration of technology in the classroom.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Director of Technology or their designee.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related degree
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ IT experience
  • Must have knowledge of Adobe and Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word, network design, web design and common network operating systems
  • Ability to implement new technologies
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of hardware and software components and their functions
  • Display competency with administrative and instructional applications of technology and web-design

Please submit your resume along with at least three references to Kent Nakata.

Substitute Teachers K-5 (Posted 02/09/18)

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 sross@ipahawaii.org.

Substitute Teachers 6-12 (Posted 06/22/18)

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 Mr. Steven Caley, Secondary School Principal at scaley@ipahawaii.org.

After School Program Assistant (Posted 08/09/17)

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is hiring for the position of After School Program Assistant. The ASP Assistant will assist the Lead Teacher with the implementation of a quality program that enriches the students socially, emotionally, and physically.

The ASP Assistant will maintain a safe and educational learning environment for children in grades Kindergarten through 5th by successfully implementing the program, curriculum, and daily program activities.

Daily expectations include: leading students in activities, supervising snack, and outdoor play.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with children
  • Students in a higher education coursework related to education

Hours:

  • 2:45 pm – 5:45 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
  • 2:00 pm – 5:45 pm Wednesdays
  • Flex schedules available

Interested candidates should send their resume to Ms. Eileen Novak, Director of Summer and After School Enrichment, at enovak@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