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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 (6-12) English Teacher (POSTED 03/29/21)

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is currently accepting resumes for an Secondary (6-12) English teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching at the middle and/or high school level.

Responsibilities include developing interactive instructional programs to engage students in the learning process and collaborating with the department and grade level 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.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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 ELA 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, Director of Human Resources, at cpinard@ipahawaii.org.

College, Career & Life Readiness Counselor (POSTED 03/29/21)

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is currently accepting resumes for a College, Career and Life Readiness Counselor position for the 2021-2022 school year. The ideal candidate will have college counseling experience; be fully supportive of the school’s mission, vision, values and strategic direction; and is expected to be an active participant on her/his team and the greater life of the school.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Educates Secondary School students and parents about colleges, the college admissions process, trends, procedures, and testing inclusive of advising and supporting Seniors and their families as they go through the college application process.
  • Meets with Grades 11 and 12 students and their families individually and in groups to discuss and guide them through the college application process and individual college selection(s).
  • Advises High School students on their curricular choices for their path to graduation.
  • Meets with Secondary School students in their Pu'uhonua advisory classes to discuss college preparedness and standardized testing.
  • Meets with all college admissions representatives and arranges their visits to the school as well as facilitates meetings between college representatives and students both on and off campus.
  • Serves as a liaison with local, national, and international college admissions offices throughout the year.
  • Compiles student data and fulfills such requests for the Head of School and Secondary School administration.
  • Completes data-based reports, such as the annual Profile of the School, grade distribution for the Secondary School, college acceptances, college financial aid and scholarship awards, high school graduation rates, and standardized testing results.
  • Works with the Registrar to maintain records on Secondary School students, including high school GPAs and transcripts.
  • Assists the Secondary School Principal and the Registrar during the annual Secondary School Registration Process, inclusive of evaluating course offerings to meet graduation requirements, individual student scheduling, and the bell schedule.
  • Works with colleges and outside organizations to bring college and career preparedness to the IPA students, such as career field trips, college fairs, and early college courses.
  • Composes an official school recommendation for each senior.
  • Completes all requested school reports and mid-year report forms requested by colleges, including evaluations of students.
  • Manages the College Counseling Office budget and purchases.
  • Updates an annual College Search Handbook, a resource given to Grade 11 and 12 students and parents/guardians.
  • Informs students and parents of SAT, ACT, and other standardized test dates.
  • Communicates to Grades 11 and 12 students and parents/ guardians about local college events and financial aid workshops.
  • Coordinates one or more College Travel Trips to mainland colleges and universities per year.
  • Keeps track of admission decisions and accompanying statistics and prepares a report for the Head of School, Secondary School Administration, and the Office of Advancement.
  • Understands issues, changes and trends in college admissions, higher education, and standardized testing.
  • Informs families of current NCAA eligibility guidelines and procedures.
  • Maintains membership in professional organizations, including the College Board and the National Association of College Admission Counselors.
  • Maintains and disseminates information about standardized tests such as SAT, ACT, and TOEFL; oversees administration of PSAT exams, and other standardized assessments at IPA.
  • Is the College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) Coordinator for Island Pacific Academy.
  • Organizes and implements standardized testing that occurs in the Secondary division inclusive of scheduling tests, registering students, and proctoring exams.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications Include:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in related field.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working in the school setting providing College Counseling services.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse and demanding student and parent population.
  • Knowledge of colleges, their academic programs, admission policies and financial policies and procedures.
  • Enthusiasm for working with adolescents and their families and a commitment to on-going relationship building.

 

Suitably qualified candidates are invited to send a letter of application including a resume with at least three (3) references addressed to Camille Pinard, Director of Human Resources, at cpinard@ipahawaii.org.

 

 

Secondary (6-12) Science Teacher (POSTED 03/25/21)

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is seeking a passionate and progressive Secondary (6-12) Science educator for the 2021-2022 School Year. Specifically, we are looking for an educator who could teach biological sciences but with the ability to teach introductory chemistry or physics. A willingness to teach Advanced Placement courses in science is a plus.  Island Pacific Academy seeks educators who are dynamic, collaborative instructors who communicate well with students and parents and are always willing to learn and grow professionally.

Applicant Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Education, or science related field
  • Passionate about teaching and learning

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with an inquiry-based, constructivist approach to teaching
  • Advanced degree in Education, or science related field

 

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.

Elementary Computer Science Teacher/Digital Literacy Integration Coach (POSTED 03/25/21)

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is currently accepting resumes for an Elementary Computer Science teacher/ Digital Literacy Integration coach position for the 2021-22 school year. The ideal candidate will have elementary computer science teaching 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.

 

Primary Responsibilities for the position include:

  • Teaching the 4 pillars of computer science: Automation/Coding, Data Modeling, Decomposition, and Design Thinking to students in computer science class.
  • Collaborating with teachers to integrate computer science and digital literacy into their curriculum.
  • Supporting innovative projects and learning experiences, including the Tech Club and the Navigator Credit Union.

 

The learning environment at IPA is grounded in 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 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.
  • Computer Science and/or experience and expertise, preferably in a teaching role or education environment.
  • Experience with robotics or artificial intelligence is preferred.
  • 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, Director of Human Resources, at cpinard@ipahawaii.org.

Elementary Curriculum Coordinator (POSTED 03/25/21)

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is currently accepting resumes for a .75FTE Curriculum Coordinator position for the 2021-2022 school year. The ideal candidate will have curriculum coordinator experiences, elementary teaching experience, be fully supportive of the school’s mission and expected to be an active participant on her/his team and the greater life of the school.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee elementary school curriculum and teaching standards, including assessment.
  • Coordinate curriculum implementation with faculty, and assess the effectiveness of our overall curriculum focus and alignment for grades K-5.
  • Support teachers to enhance authentic learning practices (student led inquiry, project based learning, place-based education) across the curriculum.
  • Support teachers to understand and analyze standardized testing to inform instruction.

 

The learning environment at IPA is grounded in 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 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’s Degree or higher in curriculum and instruction, educational administration, or a related field.
  • Knowledge or experience with Project Based Learning, Inquiry Based Learning and/or Design Thinking.
  • A minimum of five years of 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, Director of Human Resources, at cpinard@ipahawaii.org.

Elementary Vice Principal/Counselor (POSTED 03/19/21)

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is currently accepting resumes for an Elementary Vice Principal/Counselor for the 2021-2022 school year. The ideal candidate will have elementary administrative and 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. Responsibilities include:

 

Administrative Duties

  • Collaboratively work with principal in implementing tier based, restorative based disciplinary system.
  • Collaborate with teachers regarding student support and restorative discipline approach.
  • Assist teachers with communication to parents regarding students.
  • Assist principal with development and evaluation of schedules and duties.
  • Assist office manager with substitutes including interviewing.
  • Collaborate with facilities and technology regarding elementary needs and issues.

 

Student Support

  • Kid Talks- quarterly as well as ongoing communication regarding “high needs”.
  • Collaborate with teachers on academic interventions and accommodations.
  • Collaborates with teachers and parents to support students’ behavioral, social emotional and academic needs.
  • Maintain documentation and records.
  • Support and Behavioral plans- establishing, maintaining, and reviewing incoming applicants.
  • Maintain counseling documentation and restorative student reflections.

 

Counselor

  • Evaluate, enhance and extend school wide behavior supports and assist in implementing measurable positive behavioral interventions and accommodations.
  • Support student social emotional needs.
  • Provide monthly guidance lessons which follow ASCA national standards.
  • Collaborates with teachers and parents support students’ behavioral, social emotional and academic needs.
  • Maintain documentation and records for student support plans.
  • Research and implement basic target student intervention to support learning (lower grade reading groups, attention/focus building, academic skills building) Small groups per distancing requirements.
  • Collaborate with Secondary Counselor.
  • Collaboration with External Experts and Resources to support students.
  • Tribes Leader and Trainer

 

Ideal candidate qualifications include:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in school counseling from an accredited college or university.
  • At least 2 years of school counseling experience.
  • At least 2 years administrative experience as assistant/vice principal preferred.
  • A willingness to be an active and participating member of an innovative and caring group of professional educators.
  • Demonstrate excellent leadership and organizational skills.
  • 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, Director of Human Resources, at cpinard@ipahawaii.org.

Elementary Third Grade Teacher (POSTED 03/19/21)

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is currently accepting resumes for a Grade 3 teacher position for the 2021-2022 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 her/his 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, and math, as well as communicating readily with families when needed or appropriate.

The learning environment at IPA is grounded in 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 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.
  • 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, Director of Human Resources, at cpinard@ipahawaii.org.

 

Long-Term Substitute – Secondary (6-12) Visual Arts and Design Technology (POSTED 02/18/21)

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is currently accepting resumes for a Long-Term Substitute for Secondary (6-12) Visual Arts and Design Technology for the first semester of the 2021-2022 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 grade level and department level 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.

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.

 

Desired candidate qualification include:

  • A 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.

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