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Educating Whole Children, Cultivating Community Health

Kona Pacific Public Charter School is currently recruiting for the positions listed below. Please scroll down to read the full job posting for each position.

Kona Pacific is a public Waldorf charter school located on the beautiful west coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Our school, which opened in 2008, has an enrollment of 215 students in two kindergartens and grades 1—8. Our public Waldorf curriculum currently includes Art, Movement, and Gardening. The three strands of our vision encompass Waldorf pedagogy, Hawaiian culture, and agriculture. We seek colleagues who will join us in this worthwhile work.

The west coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, the southernmost of the eight Hawaiian islands, and containing the southernmost point of the 50 U.S. states, is renowned for its stunning natural beauty of both land and ocean, mountains and valleys, cloud forests and beaches. The living here is still slow-paced and friendly, reflecting the spirit of Aloha that is at the heart of the island experience. The Big Island is well-named, as its land size is larger than that of the other seven Hawaiian islands combined. The climate is tropical and warm, in the 70s and 80s most days, year-round. The west coast of the Big Island is the dry side of the island, meaning that we have a wet season and a dry one. Our beautiful campus, with grassy slopes and bamboo groves, woods and playing fields, and splendid vistas of the Pacific Ocean, sits on the slope of Mauna Loa. We are a rural school serving a historically agricultural area.

Substitute Teachers

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

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 at a Kona Pacific Public Charter School Substitute Orientation.

Please email the school: philc@kppcs.org, or call at 808-322-4900 if you are interested.

Kona Pacific Public Charter School is an equal opportunity employer.

Special Education Educational Assistant


We are seeking an experienced Special Education Educational Assistant (SPED EA) to join our team for the 2021/2022 school year. Our ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of social emotional support and education, and will be a professional with a passion for co-creating, collaboration, and teamwork. We are looking for an individual with 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.


Our school serves a beautifully diverse population on the Big Island of Hawaii. Each student at Kona Pacific is inspired to a high level of academic excellence, enthusiasm for learning, a healthy self-awareness, interest in and concern for others, and respect for the natural world. We highly value collaboration, teamwork and mutual respect among our students and between our colleagues.


We follow the public Waldorf curriculum combined with state standardized curriculum,, with additional emphasis on sustainable agriculture and Hawaiian culture.


Kona Pacific opened its doors in 2008 and now has 215 students K-8, and a staff of 30. We offer 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. We are located in the district of Kona, which is on the beautiful west side of the Big Island of Hawaii. Our campus is blessed to be on 38 acres of land with a diverse forest playground, farmland, and school gardens. Hawaii has many significant cultural and sacred sites, and the indigenous culture and language is deeply valued and integrated into the life of the school.


Minimum qualifications: Some college, training, and/or experience in social emotional learning, Bachelor’s Degree preferred. We are looking for a candidate with a passion for social emotional learning and behavior support that is comfortable working one on one and in small group settings providing social emotional support to students. The candidate must have an understanding of behavioral health needs, patience, and dedication to the students at Kona Pacific. Compensation is based on the HGEA 10-Month salary schedule. Excellent state benefits and abundant professional development opportunities are included. If you have children in the K-8 age range, they receive priority on enrollment waitlists.


To apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to amberh@kppcs.org and “Special Education Educational Assistant" in the subject line. You will be contacted by the Hiring Committee.