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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.

1st Grade Class Teacher

We seek a competent, caring and creative teacher to join our dynamic faculty and be the loving authority and inspired teacher for students in our incoming 1st grade in the 2021-22 school year. We offer a competitive public school teacher salary with annual step increases, and a benefits package that includes paid sick and personal leave, medical, dental and vision coverage, and the Hawaii Employee’s Retirement System. Staff children in the K-8 age range receive enrollment priority.

 

Our school, which opened in 2008, has an enrollment in the 2020-2021 school year of approximately 215 students in two kindergartens and grades 1—8. The three strands of our school's vision encompass Waldorf pedagogy, Hawaiian culture, and sustainable land stewardship. We invite colleague who feel called to join us in this deeply meaningful work.

 

Class Teacher qualifications:

• Minimum of a bachelor’s degree, preferably with an education-related major

• Hawaii teaching license or permit required prior to the start of the school year (a permit can be obtained during the summer)

• Waldorf teaching certification or commitment to enroll in an approved training program (preferred)

• Ability to work well with colleagues, administration, and parents

 

Please submit to hiring@kppcs.org:

1) Professional resume

2) Letter of interest

3) Short biography

8th Grade Class Teacher

We seek an outstanding teacher to join our wonderful faculty to lead our 8th grade students in the 2021-22 school year the last year of their educational journey with Kona Pacific PCS. The Waldorf 8th grade year is packed full of science, math, English, history, and so much more, and our ideal candidate will be competent and comfortable making this rich curriculum come alive for our students. We offer a competitive public school teacher salary with annual step increases, and a benefits package that includes paid sick and personal leave, medical, dental and vision coverage, and the Hawaii Employee’s Retirement System. Staff children in the K-8 age range receive enrollment priority.

 

Our school, which opened in 2008, has an enrollment in the 2020-2021 school year of approximately 215 students in two kindergartens and grades 1—8. The three strands of our school's vision encompass Waldorf pedagogy, Hawaiian culture, and sustainable land stewardship. We invite colleague who feel called to join us in this deeply meaningful work.

 

Class Teacher qualifications:

• Minimum of a bachelor’s degree, preferably with an education-related major

• Hawaii teaching license or permit required prior to the start of the school year (a permit can be obtained during the summer)

• Waldorf teaching certification or commitment to enroll in an approved training program (preferred)

• Ability to work well with colleagues, administration, and parents

 

Please submit to hiring@kppcs.org:

1) Professional resume

2) Letter of interest

3) Short biography

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.