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POSITION: Finance Manager

Kona Pacific Public Charter School in Kealakekua is seeking a full time Finance Manager.

Position Summary: The Finance Manager will actively model and promote the values and ethos of the school and Friends of KPPCS. They will contribute to strategic planning in relation to the financial services of the school, including all financial implications. They will be responsible for the personnel and administrative aspects of financial management for Kona Pacific Public Charter School and Friends of Kona Pacific Public Charter School. They will implement school policies and procedures requiring internal fiscal controls, and they will support the Director in accessing fiscal/payroll information needed to analyze the financial health of the school.

Duties include bookkeeping, cash collecting, deposits and reconciliations; budget and expenditure plan preparation; accounting and purchasing procedures; audit and reporting activities; personnel and payroll; purchase orders and invoices; maintenance of school inventory; other tasks related to the financial management of the school.

Qualifications: Knowledge of all mathematics skills used in accounting procedures; Business English; spelling; filing; the operation and operational maintenance of common office equipment; Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures; standard accounting codes, classifications and terminology pertinent to accounts maintenance operations; general and specialized office practices and procedures; principles and practices of double entry bookkeeping; and, a general understanding and appreciation for best practices that create effective offices.

Necessary skills and abilities include the ability to plan and carry out the typical range of accounting clerical functions including various complex assignments; maintain an effective work organization and pace under frequent deadlines; read and understand manuals and other detailed books of instructions; write business letters, summaries and reports; speak simply, directly and tactfully to individuals and groups; operate and maintain office equipment, including computer equipment; excellent interpersonal skills, high ethical standards in the workplace, and the ability and desire to follow-through.

A minimum of five years of experience as a full time bookkeeper or accountant is required.

Compensation: We offer an excellent salary and benefits package. Compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Contact: We appreciate receiving applications via email, though we will accept faxes at (808) 322-4906. Please send a cover letter and resume to hiring@kppcs.org. Please indicate “KPPCS Finance Manager” in the subject line of the email. You will be contacted by the Hiring Committee. Recruitment closes on 4/30/18. Mahalo!


POSITION: Kindergarten and Grades Teachers

Kona Pacific Public Charter School is seeking experienced grades and kindergarten teachers for the 2018-2019 school year to join our team. We follow the Waldorf curriculum and methodology, with additional emphasis on agriculture and Hawaiian culture studies. We are looking for open hearted, thoughtful, and passionate people with a desire to serve the wonderful and diverse community of the Big Island.

Kona Pacific is an established charter school of nine years and offers vibrant field trips, festivals, performances, and fund-raisers. The team of faculty and staff are dedicated to our students and families, supportive of each other, and welcoming.

Our school serves a beautifully diverse population in Hawaiʻi. Each student at Kona Pacific is inspired to a high level of academic excellence, enthusiasm for learning, a healthy self-awareness, interest and concern for others, and respect for the natural world.

We are located in Kona, which is on the beautiful and thriving west side of the island. Our campus is blessed to be on 38 acres of land with a diverse forest playground, farmland and school gardens. The avocados, citrus, and bananas are bountiful. Our campus, which is made up of separate buildings placed around our central green piko, has an expansive ocean view.

Hawaiʻi Island is full of historic and sacred sites, and the indigenous culture and language is deeply valued. The island life includes as much canoe and kayak paddling, snorkeling, surfing, scuba diving, hiking, and camping as you can imagine.

Our ideal candidates will have a strong understanding of Waldorf education, and will be professionals with a passion for co-creating, collaboration, and teamwork. We are looking for individuals that have excellent communication skills, high expectations of themselves and their students, a sense of personal accountability, a confident classroom presence, and a positive, “can-do” attitude.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree, Waldorf credential and experience.

Desirable qualifications: Extensive teaching experience, Hawaii state teaching credentials.

Start date: August 2018

Compensation: The Kona Pacific salary schedule rewards educators who have completed rigorous Waldorf teacher training programs as well as public school certification. Excellent state benefits and yearly professional development opportunities are included. If you have children in the K-8 age range, they receive priority on enrollment waitlists and discounted after-school care.

Contact: We appreciate receiving applications via email, though we will accept faxes at (808) 322-4906. Please send a cover letter and resume to hiring@kppcs.org. Please indicate “Kona Pacific Teacher” in the subject line of the email. You will be contacted by the Hiring Committee. Mahalo!


POSITION: Substitute Teachers

Kona Pacific Public Charter School in Kealakekua seeks substitute teachers for grades Kindergarten through 8, and various specialties. 

Kona Pacific provides an educational program inspired by Waldorf education and firmly rooted in the land and culture of the Hawaiian Islands. Each student at Kona Pacific is inspired to a high level of academic excellence, enthusiasm for learning, a healthy self-awareness, interest and concern for others, and respect for the natural world.

We are looking for individuals who are flexible, enjoy learning new things, are willing to rise to meet challenges, and love working with children. 

Minimum Qualifications: Teaching license or state certification to substitute teach, and attendance of a Kona Pacific Public Charter School Substitute Orientation being held on November 29, 2017 at 7:45 am (PLEASE RSVP).  

Please email the school: hiring@kppcs.org, or call at 322-4900 if you are interested, and to RSVP for the Substitute Orientation. Thank You!