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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 01/10/20)

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is currently accepting resumes for the Secondary School Principal for the 2020-2021 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 AND 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 school-wide 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, Director of Human Resources at cpinard@ipahawaii.org.

Varsity Boys' Volleyball Coach (Posted 01/08/20)

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is seeking a Varsity Boys Volleyball Coach for the upcoming season. The position would require planning and attending practices and matches, which will require weekday availability. The Varsity Boys Volleyball season runs from February 10 -May 10 with practices 4-5 days a week.

 

Job Duties:

  • The Head Coach reports to The Director of Athletics, who oversees all aspects of the department
  • The Varsity Head Coach is responsible for the coaching staff at all levels, and will work with the Director of Athletics to establish a coaching team
  • The Head Coach supervises all aspects of the program
  • The Head Coach will communicate with the Athletic Director about specific needs of the program
  • The Head Coach will effectively communicate all team information to student-athletes, parents and others needing the information
  • Teach the fundamentals and strategy of the sport
  • Follow all Island Pacific Academy (IPA), Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH), and Hawaii High School Athletic Association(HHSAA) rules and policies

 

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of the sport and previous coaching experience
  • Ability to pass criminal background check
  • Completion of NFHS Heat Illness Prevention and Concussion management courses
  • Have a strong belief and understanding of Educational Athletics

 

If interested, please email Greg Terhune at gterhune@ipahawaii.org with letter of interest and resume.

Varsity Golf Coach (Posted 01/08/20)

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is seeking a Varsity Golf Coach for the upcoming season. The position would require planning and attending practices and matches, which will require weekday availability. The Varsity Golf season runs from February 10 - May 10 with practices approximately twice weekly during the weekday evenings and competitions approximately once weekly on the weekend.

Job Duties:

  • The Head Coach reports to The Director of Athletics, who oversees all aspects of the department
  • The Varsity Head Coach is responsible for the coaching staff at all levels, and will work with the Director of Athletics to establish a coaching team
  • The Head Coach supervises all aspects of the program
  • The Head Coach will communicate with the Athletic Director about specific needs of the program
  • The Head Coach will effectively communicate all team information to student-athletes, parents and others needing the information.
  • Teach the fundamentals and strategy of the sport
  • Follow all Island Pacific Academy (IPA), Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH), and Hawaii High School Athletic Association(HHSAA) rules and policies

 

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of the sport and previous coaching experience
  • Ability to pass criminal background check
  • Completion of NFHS Heat Illness Prevention and Concussion management courses
  • Have a strong belief and understanding of Educational Athletics

 

If interested, please email Greg Terhune at gterhune@ipahawaii.org with letter of interest and resume.

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 Ms. Michelle Bradley, Interim Secondary School 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