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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 School Principal (Posted 06/03/19)

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is currently accepting resumes for the Secondary School Principal for the 2019-2020 school year.

Reporting to the Head of School, the Secondary School Principal serves as the educational leader and chief administrator of the middle and high school, responsible for implementing and managing the policies, regulations, and procedures of ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY to ensure that all students are supervised in a safe child-centered learning environment that meets and exceeds the approved curricula and directives of ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY. Responsible for planning, curriculum development, program evaluation.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serves as the instructional leader and demonstrates authentic leadership skills, capable of making tough decisions and leading a cohesive team. Is present and visible to faculty and staff in and around the school environment.
  • Plans, designs, and conducts follow-through strategies pertaining to curriculum development, and the implementation of instructional programs and activities designed to meet the needs of students and the educational community.
  • Leads school and decision-making process to ensure the development of a comprehensive school improvement plan (Strategic plan) with annual student achievement targets, supported by parents, staff, faculty, and community members.
  • Conducts and maintains school’s performance evaluation information and its systems to ensure that site goals and objectives are achieved, and that all levels of faculty adhere to schoolwide educational standards and goals.
  • Organize, manage, evaluate, and supervise effective and clear procedures for the operation and functioning of the entire school consistent with the philosophy, mission, values and goals of the school including instructional programs are in line with the academic standards, extracurricular activities, discipline systems to ensure a safe and orderly climate, financial management, facilities maintenance, program evaluation, personnel management, office operations, emergency procedures, and community relations.
  • Establish the master schedule for instructional programs, ensuring sequential learning experiences for students.
  • Supervise the instructional programs of the school, evaluating lesson plans and observing classes on a regular basis to encourage the use of a variety of instructional strategies and materials consistent with research on learning and child growth and development.
  • Ensure that the instructional programs engage the learner in tasks that require analytical and critical thinking, questioning the known, problem solving and creativity, that they address the range of skills and developmental needs found in the classroom, that they encourage the student to define individual goals and accept responsibility for learning, and that they provide a variety of methods for the student to demonstrate performance and achievement.
  • Serve as a role model for students, demonstrating the importance and relevance of learning, accepting responsibility, and demonstrating pride in the education profession.
  • Help to collect and analyze data regarding the needs and achievement of students, including formative and summative assessments, and other pertinent information affecting the design and implementation of services and programs, using the information to recommend new programs and modifications to existing programs.
  • Plans, develops, organizes, and administers support systems which provide optimal educational opportunities for adolescent age students. Is a strong advocate for the school and its students to get things done in a timely manner.
  • Empowers students, faculty, staff and parents to articulate and implement their goals and ideas.
  • Plans, develops, and implements budget planning and expenditure control procedures.
  • Confers, consults with and advises public and private agency personnel and parents concerning student educational and behavior problems and alternative problem solutions.
  • Manages, supervises, observes, and conducts staff professional development and staff training programs which identify and encourage leadership potential.
  • Confers with site instructional support staff in decision making processes, and in the development of alternative approaches to solving educational concerns and issues.
  • Assists the school community in their awareness of the site goals and objectives and the strategies for achieving them.
  • Supervise all secondary personnel assigned to the building, establishing clear expectations of roles, responsibilities, and performance to ensure that all job responsibilities are being met.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's Degree in Educational Administration or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of teaching experience.
  • Minimum 2 years administrative experience as a Principal, Assistant/Vice Principal, or Office Administrator.
  • Demonstrate excellent leadership and organizational skills.
  • Ability to lead a diverse group of employees
  • Ability to develop and lead curriculum and instructional programs.
  • Strong communication skills

 

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

Secondary Design Technology & Jewelry Making Teacher (Posted 05/22/19)

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is currently accepting resumes for a Secondary (6-12) Design Technology teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching at the middle and high school level.

At the middle school level, students in the Design Technology courses engage in developing transdisciplinary projects, often community-based, that incorporate a variety of technological tools and media, and are grounded in Design Thinking. We are currently seeking a teacher to teach courses in Middle School Design Technology and High School Jewelry Making.

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:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education with commensurate skills, or in a related field
  • Willingness to be an active and participating member of an innovative and caring group of professional educators
  • Willingness to participate in ongoing professional learning

Desired candidate qualification include:

  • Master’s Degree in Education with commensurate skills, or in a related field
  • At least two years experience teaching Design Technology, Graphic Design, or Jewelry Making at the middle or high school level

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

Secondary Japanese Language Teacher (Posted 05/10/19)

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is currently accepting resumes for a Secondary (6-12) Japanese teacher for the 2019-2020 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:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education with commensurate skills, or in a related field
  • Willingness to be an active and participating member of an innovative and caring group of professional educators
  • Willingness to participate in ongoing professional learning

 

Desired candidate qualification include:

  • 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 application including a resume with at least three references addressed to Camille Pinard at cpinard@ipahawaii.org.

Long-Term Substitute for Secondary Visual Arts & Design Technology (Posted 04/08/19)

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is currently accepting resumes for an Secondary (6-12) Visual Arts and Design Technology substitute teacher for the first quarter of the 2019-2020 school year. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching or substitute teaching at the middle and/or high school level.

Responsibilities include collaborating with the curriculum coordinator and teachers to implement the developed 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:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education with commensurate skills, or in a related field
  • Willingness to be an active and participating member of an innovative and caring group of professional educators

 

Desired candidate qualification include:

  • Master’s Degree in Education with commensurate skills, or in a related field
  • At least two years experience teaching visual arts at the middle or high school level

 

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

Secondary Science, Mathematics, and Design Technology Teacher (Posted 04/08/19)

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is currently accepting resumes for an Secondary (6-12) Science, Mathematics (statistics), Computer Science, and Design Technology teacher for the 2019-2020 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.

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 science, mathematics (statistics), computer science, and/or design technology at the middle and high school level
  • Experience with Design Thinking processes
  • Computer programming experience

 

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

Substitute Teachers K-5 (Posted 04/08/19)

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 04/08/19)

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.

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