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Careers at Island School

Open Positions

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  • Counselor and/or Learning Specialist

    Island School ( ischool.org ) seeks a Counselor and/or Learning Specialist  with a commitment to private education in a college preparatory environment. This is a 10-month, full-time position and reports to the Head of School.

    Responsibilities will include assisting in the development and implementation of the  school’s comprehensive counseling program, providing support to students who are struggling academically PK-12, and working closely with teachers and parents to advocate for student success. Works with multiple grade levels, student and teachers daily. Essential functions include:

    • Works with students, teachers, administrators to create strategies that promote a greater chance of academic success for students.
    • Implements intervention and advising strategies for teachers and students.
    • Addresses poor habits relating to time management, lack of motivation, academic deficiencies and issues with goal setting.
    • Helps students develop learning preferences for more effective studying.
    • Assists teachers and administration in the identification of students who would benefit from intervention.
    • Utilizes effective tutoring to help students with learning.
    • Establishes positive relationships between students, teachers, administrators and parents in order to ensure a collaborative effort.
    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Demonstrates the ability to work with children of all ages who are dealing with various learning challenges.
    • Possesses excellent teaching skills and the ability to intervene when students fall behind academically.
    • Exhibits outstanding organizational and time management skills for managing a large workload.
    • Displays highly effective communication skills for various age groups.
    • Is able to work independently with limited supervision.
    • Possesses the ability to make decisions based on factual information and observations and keep information confidential.
    • Demonstrates the ability to use multiple techniques to help students develop study, learning and testing skills.


    Additional responsibilities will include offering guidance curriculum across all grade levels (structured group instruction in the areas of social emotional learning, future planning, and academic support).
    *helping college placement counselor with students, giving presentations when needed to junior and senior counseling, and educating underclassmen on the college placement process.
    *when appropriate, connecting families to community mental health, tutoring, and other social and academic services.
    *contribute to system support by assisting with various Island School events throughout the year as an active team member of a school community.

    Island School is an independent college preparatory day school for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. It is located on the island of Kaua'i, the northernmost inhabited island of the Hawaiian Island chain, which, due to its stunning natural beauty, is known as the "Garden Island."

    Applications should be directed to L. Shannon Graves, Head of School. Please include a letter of introduction, a résumé, and at least three professional references. We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will close the application when the position is filled.

    Information may be emailed to: shannon@ischool.org

    Minimum Qualifications include:
    • B.A. degree and relevant experience in an independent school counseling/learning specialist environment desired.
    • Ability to think and plan strategically and creatively.
    • Demonstrated success in helping students succeed.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively work independently and in a group.
    • Ability to communicate and work effectively with parents, students, faculty, and staff.
    • Ability to motivate students and faculty.   
    • Strong work ethic, adaptability, generous spirit, and excellent people and writing skills.
    • Commitment to and alignment with Island School’s mission and vision.
  • Director of Development

    Island School ( ischool.org ) seeks a Director of Development with a commitment to private education in a college preparatory environment. This is a 12-month, full-time position and reports to the Head of School.

    Responsibilities will include developing, implementing, and managing the school’s fundraising and activities. Essential functions include:
    • Developing and implementing fundraising and capital campaigns that meet the school’s current and future financial requirements.
    • Developing yearly action plans for all fundraising objectives.
    • Directing and managing annual giving, capital and endowment giving, planned and deferred giving, and all marketing and solicitation strategies to meet goals in those areas.
    • Maintaining and expanding the school’s relationships with current donors of all constituencies (alumni, parents, grandparents, parents of alumni, friends, businesses, foundations) in support of fundraising goals.
    • Researching and writing grant proposals to foundations and corporations.
    • Overseeing all advancement support activities, including prospect research, managing and maintaining the database, preparing correspondence and reports, and keeping calendars for all related activities.
    • Working closely with the Board of Trustees in all aspects of fundraising.
    • Creating presentations and other materials to enhance fundraising activities.
    • Working on a team with development, alumni relations, and all Island School staff.
    • Recruiting and managing volunteers as needed.
    • Working in with the Directors and Offices of Admissions and Financial Aid and Communications and Marketing on advancement initiatives and activities.
    • Approving all school fundraising activities.

    Additional responsibilities will include helping with special events throughout the year and a desire to be an active member of a school community.

    Island School, an Independent college preparatory day school for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. It is located on the island of Kaua'i, the northernmost inhabited island of the Hawaiian Island chain, which, due to its stunning natural beauty, is known as the "Garden Island."

    Applications should be directed to L. Shannon Graves, Head of School. Please include a letter of introduction, a résumé, and at least three professional references. We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will close the application when the position is filled.

    Information may be emailed to: shannon@ischool.org

    Minimum Qualifications include:
    • B.A. degree and relevant experience in a non-profit or independent school development/admissions environment.
    • Ability to think and plan strategically and creatively.
    • Demonstrated success in managing fundraising programs and achieving fundraising goals.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively work independently and in a group.
    • Ability to communicate and work effectively with parents, students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors, and representatives from the business community.
    • Ability to motivate and manage volunteers.
    • Knowledge and skill in use of social media for fundraising
    • Strong work ethic, adaptability, generous spirit, and excellent speaking and writing skills.
    • Commitment to and alignment with the School's mission and vision
  • Middle School Science Teacher

    Island School (ischool.org) seeks a Middle School Science Teacher beginning in the
    2019-20 academic year with a commitment to private education in a college preparatory
    environment. The full-time position includes teaching five classes. The position will
    teach at least two sections of 8th grade Earth and Space Science and 7th grade Life
    Science, in addition to another class.

    Island School, an Independent college preparatory day school for students in pre-
    kindergarten through grade 12. It is located on the island of Kaua, the northernmost
    inhabited island of the Hawaiian Island chain, which, due to its stunning natural beauty,
    is known as the Garden Island.

    Applications should be directed to L. Shannon Graves, Head of School. Please include
    a letter of introduction, a résumé, and at least three professional references. We will
    begin reviewing applications immediately and will close the application period when the
    position is filled. The position is for the 2019-20 school year. Information may be
    emailed to: shannon@ischool.org.
     
    Island School is a WASC/HAIS accredited PK-12 independent school with a total
    enrollment of 420 students, with 100 students enrolled in the middle school. The middle
    school offers a challenging college preparatory curriculum. More information about
    Island School, its educational philosophies, mission statement and its curriculum can be
    found on the school’s website at ischool.org.

    The successful candidate should have the ability to communicate effectively with
    students, parents, and colleagues, and a desire to be part of an independent school
    community. Candidates should have experience differentiating instruction to work
    effectively with a range of learners, demonstrate a passion for teaching Science and
    demonstrate effective classroom management strategies. Ideal candidates will have
    prior experience in teaching Science at the middle school level, hold a minimum of a
    B.S. in Science or Science Education. Additional responsibilities include serving as an
    advisor, full participation in the life of the school, leading a club or other initiative, and/or
    coaching.

    Minimum Qualifications include:
    • B.S. degree
    • 2 + years of relevant teaching experience in a non-profit independent school preferred.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively work independently and in a group.
    • Ability to communicate and work effectively with parents, students, faculty, and staff.
    • Ability to motivate and manage students.
    • Strong work ethic, adaptability, generous spirit, and confidence working with students.
    • Commitment to and alignment with the School’s mission and vision
  • Part-Time Accompanist

    The Music Department is seeking an accomplished part-time accompanist for chorus rehearsals and performances. The ideal candidate will display professionalism and solid musicianship, and possess strong sightreading skills and the ability to read choral music in four parts with a high degree of fluency. Responsibilities include performing piano accompaniment for choral ensemble rehearsals and concerts, and working with the conductor/teacher to provide a quality musical experience in rehearsals and concerts. 
     
    A letter of introduction and résumé should be directed to Mr. L. Shannon Graves, Head of School at shannon@ischool.org. The position is for the 2019-2020 school year.

Island School is an equal employment opportunity employer.