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Careers at Island School

Open Positions

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  • Facilities Director

    Island School (ischool.org) seeks a Facilities Director beginning in the 2019-20 academic year with a commitment to private education.   This is a full-time position that is responsible to lead a staff of about 11 employees 12 months a year. This manager position reports to the Business Manager and Head of School.

    Island School, an Independent college preparatory day school for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 located in Lihue. Responsibilities include manage areas of Island School operations as assigned, including but not limited to:  1) facilities and grounds - 38 acres, 2) transportation services - Three Bus routes daily; 3) Oversee rentals, keys and security; 4) maintenance.  5) With Head of School/Business Manager report to the buildings and grounds committee.

    Applications should be directed to Mr. 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. The 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 many people including employees, contractors, members of the Board, vendors, students, parents, colleagues, and a desire to be part of a friendly independent school community. Have knowledge of budgeting, purchasing, billing; project budget projections/actual cost; project management; insurance, facilities management, including maintenance, minor repairs, rentals, and scheduling; budget preparation, management, inventory control and discipline.  Must be able to work with a wide range of people and manage people.

    Minimum Qualifications include:
    • Ability to communicate and work effectively with vendors, contractors,  students and staff.
    • Ability to motivate and manage employees.
    • Strong work ethic, adaptability, generous spirit, desire to work together with employees and confident working with others.

    Responsibilities
    1. Outside Contracts – develop and have approved outside contracts for various tasks, such as
    trash pick-up, janitorial services; also, develop and implement
    contracts for construction, landscaping, and other specific projects important to smooth
    operations and necessary and desired improvements within budget;

    2. Maintenance of Facilities – Assure that facilities are properly maintained, including repairs,
    painting, and regular and special cleaning as needed; also, develop a schedule for
    replacements and upgrading for all facilities, furniture, and equipment except those assigned
    to other departments; which include proper accounting for fixed assets of the school. Willing to work and complete tasks.

    3. Oversee Security – Assure that the buildings and grounds are properly secured and guarded during
    non-school hours, including weekends;

    4. Oversee Maintenance of Grounds –  ensure that the grounds are maintained in an attractive manner;
     
    5. Supervision – oversees the work of Facilities/Security/Landscaping/Busing/Maintenance staff, including but not limited to grounds keeping, transportation drivers, and security person.

    6. Use of Facilities and Grounds – maintain a “Facilities and Grounds Use Calendar,” during work week, weekends and after hours to avoid conflict and ensure their full use; when they are not otherwise needed for school events, facilities and grounds may be rented to outside groups as a means of off-setting costs of maintenance, so long as such uses are appropriate and proper care is assured;
     

    Experience: References from a previous employer(s) certifying reliability and satisfactory performance over a multi-year period.
     
  • 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 and High School Spanish Teacher

    Island School (ischool.org) seeks a High School and Middle School Spanish 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.

    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 period when the position is filled. The position is for the 2018-19 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 240 students enrolled in the high and middle school. The 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 and demonstrate a passion for teaching Spanish. Ideal candidates will have prior experience in teaching Spanish at the middle and high school level, hold a B.A. in Spanish Studies and hold a secondary teaching certification.The candidate will be fluent in both Spanish and English, and will have the ability to teach courses through all levels of the curriculum. Strong preference will be given to candidates who have lived or studied abroad in a Spanish-speaking country for a minimum of one year and to those who are comfortable using technology in the classroom.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.A. 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 confident working with students.
    • Commitment to and alignment with the School's mission and vision  
    • Teaching Assignment
    • Teaching responsibilities will include teaching five sections of Spanish) involving two or three distinct course preparations)
      • Spanish 1
      • Spanish 3
      • Spanish 4
      • AP Spanish  (Desired)

Equal Opportunity Employer

Island School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate
on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origins.