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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 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 Pre-K, kindergarten, and grades 1—8. Our public Waldorf curriculum currently includes Art, Movement, and Gardening. The three strands of our vision encompass Waldorf inspired 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.


Half Time Educational Assistant

Position Overview/General Description
The roll 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. communicating effectively with support staff.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Main Accountabilities Support for Learning and Teaching
- Support students with emotional/behavioral problems and help develop their social skills/behaviors,
including the implementation of behavior modification programs when required.
- Assist in the educational and social development of pupils
- Assist in the implementation and planning of Individual Education Programs for students and the
monitoring of students’ academic progress
- Support students in mainstream classes including all academic subjects and all aspects of PE including
swimming and field sports.
- Assist students in accessing the curriculum safely. Matters relating to health and safety ultimately remain the

teachers’ responsibility.
- Assist in the maintaining of student records
- Support students with emotional/behavioral problems and help develop their social skills/behaviors,
including the implementation of behavior modification programs when required.
- Provide support for individual students inside and outside the classroom, including supporting access to
camps, educational visits, and whole school activities, to enable students to participate fully in activities
- Assist students with personal care needs e.g., toileting, changing clothes

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


Interim Assistant Director Job Description

The Interim Assistant Director will have education and administration experience, demonstrated transformational leadership experience, work well in a team environment, and be motivated towards overall school improvement and program planning.

● Conducts classroom observations, and evaluations, and provides feedback that motivates and encourages learning.
● Assists in the Management of the team to ensure the curriculum is executed in alignment with State standards
● Uses a growth mindset to train, coach, and develop for the future
● Listens objectively to employee concerns and plans a recommended course of action
● Assists in ensuring classroom substitutes
● Assists in Managing new hire paperwork and all employee files in compliance with state licensing regulations
● Assists in Covid-19 policies and procedures, notifies parents, tracks absences, and completes reports due to illness
● Assists in day-to-day operations and reporting
● Supports teachers and students with behavior support, Discipline, and positive reinforcement
● Supports our school PBIS goals
● Attends IEP/504 meetings
● Plays an active role in planning and implementing curriculum and program Changes
● Assists teachers in adopting changes
● Communicates plans to teachers and students
● Assists in completing required documents for program planning and implementation
● Assists in monitoring and evaluating programs
● Leads tour with prospective families, highlighting key features and points of difference of our curriculum, teacher
tenure/quality, etc.
● Assists in Ensuring the physical environment and health/safety standards are in full compliance with local and state
licensing regulations
● Manages relationships with state licensors and conducts center evaluations
● Conducts monthly emergency safety drills
. Other Duties as Assigned
The duties and responsibilities set forth above are not all-inclusive. Additional duties may be assigned as necessary.

Required Qualifications, Experience &; Education
- Two or more years of Charter School educational leadership/management experience is highly preferred. One year of
educational leadership required
- Must have professional teaching experience in elementary education. Teaching experience in a Charter/Alternative
school preferred
- Strong knowledge of state Charter licensing rules and regulations.
- Have experience using Infinite Campus
- CPR and First Aid Certification

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.