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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.


Instructional Coach Job Description


The instructional coach is a leadership position that provides support to teachers and educational assistants in order to raise the academic achievement of all students.  This is a half time teacher position and reports to the Executive Director.

The instructional coach:

  • Oversees all school wide assessments, including providing an assessment schedule, assessment materials and training, and data organization. 

  • Supports teachers with RTI (response-to-intervention)- analyzing and utilizing data for instruction, goal setting, progress monitoring, and providing differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all learners.

  • Develops and conducts training, professional development, and professional learning experiences for teachers using research-based strategies and best practices in whole group, small group, and one-on-one settings to improve instruction at all levels. Supports with modeled lessons and small group instruction. 

  • Engage teachers in a PLC (professional learning community)- teachers work collaboratively to improve teaching skills and academic performance of students.

  • Supports school wide curriculum choices and the implementation of common core standards. Member of the ILT (instructional leadership team).

  • Participate and contribute to the school’s Comprehensive Academic Plan.

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


Part Time Hawaiian Studies instructor

As a Hawaiian Studies Instructor, you will guide children to an understanding of Hawaiian culture, traditions and languages.

  • Create a series of learning experiences for each class that will be age appropriate which gives a broad and tactile experience of traditional Hawaiian cultural practices

  • Inspire their students to keep progressing

  • Be Strong in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi

Specific Duties & Responsibilities


  • Hawaiian Studies lessons would be place based and incorporate appropriate songs, outdoor skills and hands-on activities in line with each grades Waldorf and sustainable agriculture curriculum

  • Develop and maintain a safe, harmonious social environment for the students

  • Classes would take place outside of the classroom in an outdoor classroom, once a week with grades first through eighth

  • In collaboration with the faculty and administration, schedule these lessons per grade

  • Assure that the Executive Director approves your schedule

Required Qualifications, Experience & Education Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree. Waldorf credential and/or experience, and state teaching credential and minimum of two years teaching experience would be ideal

  • TB Clearance prior to start date

  • CPR/First Aid Certification prior to start date

  • Successful Background Check prior to start date

  • Must be a US citizen or have a valid work visa

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


Gardening Assistant

We are looking for an Assistant Gardening Teacher to help the gardening teacher and to serve the children.


To assist in the maintaining of the existing growing spaces. This means completing and cleaning up the work of children when children are unable to do so and acquiring a constant supply of mulch and woodchips for soil health.


  • Assist in the teaching of gardening to the appropriate grades.

  • Create a positive association between working with one’s head, heart and hands.

  • Ensure safe workspaces.

  • Assist in the collaboration with Main Class teachers and Specialty teachers.


  • Completion of basic garden tasks such as weeding, composting, planting, harvesting, pruning, watering, landscaping, etc.

  • Survey the garden for work that needs doing.

  • Assist in maintaining the existing growing spaces. 

  • Completing and cleaning up the work of children when children are unable to do so. 

  • Assist in generating a constant supply of mulch and woodchips for soil health. 

  • Assist in the compost operations on campus.

Hourly Position

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


Educational Assistant - Kona Pacific Public Charter School (Kealakekua)

compensation: TBD
employment type: Full Time

Position Overview/General Description

The role of an Educational Assistant (EA) is to:
• Actively support all students to a balanced school curriculum.
• Support departments by taking on practical roles of responsibility for administrative, managerial and auditing activities.
• Join and work cohesively within a highly motivated and professional group of teachers.
• Communicate effectively with support staff.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Main Accountabilities Support for Learning and Teaching
• Assist in the educational and social development of pupils.
• Assist in the implementation and planning of classroom education programs for students and the monitoring of students’ academic progress.
• Support students in classes including all academic subjects and all aspects of PE including swimming and field sports.
• Work with students individually and in small groups providing extension and intervention activities to students.

• Assist in the maintaining of student records.

Administrative Duties
• Prepare and present displays of students' work. Teachers will make professional decisions in determining what material is displayed.
• Support teachers in photocopying and other tasks in order to support Learning and Teaching
• Undertake other duties from time to time as the teachers / office managers require including: collecting money; copy typing and Inputting student data; producing class lists; record keeping, filing; collating material; stocktaking; cataloguing, preparing, issuing and maintaining equipment and materials, and ordering supplies and equipment.

Standards and Quality Assurance
• Support the aims and ethos of the School and Department by behaviors which display concern for the student as a whole person, tact, discretion, confidentiality and the willingness to work as a member of a team.
• Set a good example in terms of dress, punctuality and attendance
• Work collaboratively with teachers.
• Attend team and staff meetings as requested
• Undertake duties that may be reasonably assigned by the Pedagogical Director or Executive Director.

Required Qualifications, Experience & Education Requirements
• High school diploma or equivalent
• Some college; associateʻs degree is preferred.
• Experience working with students
• Must successfully pass a background check prior to first day of employment
• TB clearance prior to first date of employment
• First Aid/CPR certification prior to first date of employment
• Must be a US citizen or have a valid work visa

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

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: hr@kppcs.org, or call at 808-322-4900 if you are interested.

Kona Pacific Public Charter School is an equal opportunity employer.