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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 205 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.


Executive Director

Kona Pacific Public Charter School (KPPCS), a vibrant, Waldorf inspired K through 8th grade charter school, located in Kealakekua, Hawaii, is seeking a new Executive Director, beginning in spring of 2021. The School is at an exciting juncture of its history, having just been awarded a 6-year charter extension. We are looking for a proven leader ready to foster the continued growth of the School into the future.

Through collaborative leadership, the Executive Director is responsible for facilitating the work of governance, faculty, administration, and community to achieve the strategic goals for KPPCS.

Working closely with the schoolteachers, the operations team, and the Governing Board, the successful candidate will:

  • Be committed to the ideals of Waldorf education
  • Have experience working in a Title 1 and/or Waldorf school
  • Have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree
  • Further the school’s vision and facilitate strategic planning for KPPCS
  • Demonstrate the desire and ability to foster an environment of social inclusion and diversity
  • Demonstrate a commitment to curriculum reflecting our Hawaiian Charter Strand
  • Oversee the school’s administration, including financial, legal, pedagogical, and operational matters
  • Have demonstrated administrative, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Be able to work effectively with the Teachers, Governing Board, and staff
  • As Head of School, represent the School to parents, the larger community, professional organizations, and support fundraising efforts.
  • KPPCS is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. As an equal opportunity employer, we enthusiastically welcome all qualified applicants for employment consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, economic status, political affiliation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran’s status.

Compensation for this full-time salaried position is based on experience and includes a full benefit package including the State of Hawaii Retirement (ERS).

A complete position description is available upon request. To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to board@kppcs.org, Attn: Zac Hosler, Governing Board President.


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.