Employment

Employment Opportunities

Middle School Coordinator

Parker School is a vibrant learning community of 316 K-12 students who are nurtured by engaged educators and families in the community of Waimea, on magnificent Hawaiʻi Island. This is an exciting time to be at Parker! As it begins its 46th year, Parker is preparing for the next chapter of growth and development. In the coming year, the School will embark on a vision setting process, mapping a course for the future.

Parker School is privileged to have conducted in-person teaching and learning in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic ensuring that students experience a well-rounded school environment. We are committed to the health and wellness of our community in the most comprehensive way possible.

The Opportunity

The Middle School Coordinator is a combined teaching and administrative role, which includes teaching two classes and overall coordination of the middle school program. The Coordinator will work in close collaboration with the Assistant Head of School and the broader leadership team while being primarily responsible for the program in the Middle School.

Essential Functions of the Middle School Coordinator include:

  • Teach 2 classes (40% teaching load in courses based on candidate background).
  • Work in partnership with the leadership team to nurture a campus environment where all community members thrive.
  • Oversee, evaluate, and support Middle School faculty with formal/informal classroom observations, feedback, and goal setting
  • Advocate for the specific educational, developmental, and social/emotional needs of students in grades 6-8.
  • Facilitate regular middle school faculty meetings, structuring time for meaningful professional learning.
  • Participate in school committees including, department chairs, select Board of Directors committees, professional development, and division leadership.
  • Participate in efforts to recruit, hire, and retain faculty and staff.
  • Foster positive, productive relationships with students and families.
  • Coordinate middle school events including campout, unity days, family meetings, dances, 8th-grade graduation, etc.
  • Participate in planning school events including new student orientation, 6th and 9th grade preview night, 6th & 9th grade shadow days, student divisional transitions (5th to 6th & 8th to 9th).
  • Support the creation of class and student schedules.
  • Oversee middle school Hui Mālāma (advisory) program.
  • Review and update middle school policies in handbooks.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A commitment to creating supportive, equitable, and inclusive learning environments where all students are known, valued, and nurtured.
  • A sincere interest in and respect for the unique local culture of Hawaiʻi Island.
  • The ability to develop and cultivate relationships that inspire trust and collaboration.
  • A track record of commitment, engagement, and participation in the life of a school.
  • The warmth, energy, integrity, and leadership potential to inspire a school community.
  • Demonstrated ability to use good judgment and maintain confidentiality.
  • Effective communication skills with all constituents, including colleagues, students, parents, and other community members.
  • Experience with middle school social-emotional learning is highly desired.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • K-12 teaching or coaching experience is required, independent school and 6–12 grade teaching experience are preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree required and advanced degree preferred in a relevant field.

The School

There is so much about Parker School that promotes a joyful, engaged, outstanding educational experience for all students. The school community cherishes Parker’s tight-knit and extended family feeling, in which each student is known, valued, and nurtured. Meaningful relationships between faculty and students are close, and Parker students experience a deep level of comfort and support throughout the school. In Hawaiian, this all-embracing sense of family and community is ʻohana, a distinguishing quality of Parker School. Academic excellence and outstanding programs in the fine and performing arts, and Speech & Debate, distinguish Parker School. Parker provides just the right mix of challenge and support to bring out the very best in each student.

Established in 1976 by community leaders, Parker School has been an important educational resource for Hawaiʻi Island for more than four decades and is dedicated to serving a diverse student body. Parker began as a ninth through twelfth-grade high school, adding grades seven and eight in 1977, grade six in 2004, and kindergarten through fifth grade in 2005. Today, Parker School is thriving as it serves 320 students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Parker School is a non-profit, college-preparatory, independent day school fully accredited by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS), and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

The Community

Parker is deeply rooted in the community of Waimea (mailing address Kamuela) on magnificent Hawaiʻi Island. At 2,700 feet (823 m), Waimea enjoys the beauty and moderate climate of “upcountry” Hawaiʻi. Waimea is the headquarters for two of the world’s largest astronomical observatories, located on Mauna Kea. The area is also rich in agriculture and ranching. Parker Ranch, the largest contiguous cattle ranch in the United States, has been based in Waimea for 160 years, and Parker School has deep roots in the paniolo (cowboy) culture of Hawaiʻi Island. The island’s top hospital, affiliated with The Queen’s Medical Center on Oʻahu, is in Waimea. Waimea also boasts a thriving performing arts and education non-profit called Kahilu Theatre. Every season, Kahilu Theatre presents world-class artists of all varieties (music, dance, performance, family, etc.) from Hawaiʻi, the US, and beyond. The Kohala Coast, a very popular tourist destination, is a short drive away.

To apply, submit a resume and letter of interest with a list of three references to hr@parkerschoolhawaii.org.


Middle School Math Teacher – Long Term Substitute

Parker School seeks a Middle School Math Teacher to instruct middle school students in a college-preparatory environment. As a part-time long-term substitute, he/she will teach 3 classes of Middle School Math. This position will also serve as a class advisor, communicate with students, families, and colleagues, fulfill faculty duties, and participate in extracurricular activities.
Qualifications for this position include a bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred) and three to five years of experience teaching math and/or science. Middle school experience is preferred.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills: willingness and ability to learn, participate, and be active in a private school community; strong problem solving, decision making, critical thinking, and teamwork skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills and organizational skills; self-motivated with high work standards and attention to detail.

To apply, submit a resume and letter of interest to hr@parkerschoolhawaii.org.


Middle School Science Teacher – Long Term Substitute

Parker School seeks a Middle School Science Teacher to instruct middle school students in a college-preparatory environment. As a part-time long-term substitute, he/she will teach 2-3 classes of Middle School Science, including sections of Physical Science and/or Life Science. This position might also serve as a class advisor, communicate with students, families, and colleagues, fulfill faculty duties, and participate in extracurricular activities.

Qualifications for this position include a bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred) and three to five years of experience teaching math and/or science. Middle school experience is preferred.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills: willingness and ability to learn, participate, and be active in a private school community; strong problem solving, decision making, critical thinking, and teamwork skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills and organizational skills; self-motivated with high work standards and attention to detail.

To apply, submit a resume and letter of interest to hr@parkerschoolhawaii.org.


Middle School Math & Science Teacher – Long Term Substitute

Parker School seeks a Middle School Math & Science Teacher to instruct middle school students in a college-preparatory environment. As a full-time long-term substitute, he/she will teach classes of math and science, including sections of Physical/Life Science, and sections of Middle School Math. This position will also serve as a class advisor, communicate with students, families, and colleagues, fulfill faculty duties, and participate in extracurricular activities.

Qualifications for this position include a bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred) and three to five years of experience teaching math and/or science. Middle school experience is preferred.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills: willingness and ability to learn, participate, and be active in a private school community; strong problem solving, decision making, critical thinking, and teamwork skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills and organizational skills; self-motivated with high work standards and attention to detail.

To apply, submit a resume and letter of interest to hr@parkerschoolhawaii.org.


Substitute Teacher

Parker School seeks Substitute Teachers to instruct middle and upper school students in a college-preparatory environment.

Qualifications for this position include a bachelor’s degree, previous experience as a part-time or full-time teacher, the ability to remain patient and approachable while also maintaining an orderly classroom. Great organizational skills are also important for this role. Additional experience working with children is a plus.

Responsibilities for this position include: Study and follow the curriculum and lesson plan as provided by the absent teacher or the division head, assign classwork and homework, take attendance according to school policy, keep track of students’ progress and write down information that’ll be useful to the regular teacher, report any incidents regarding students’ behavior in and out of the classroom, and maintaining a tidy and safe class environment for students.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills: willingness and ability to learn, participate, and be active in a private school community; strong problem solving, decision making, critical thinking, and teamwork skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills and organizational skills; self-motivated with high work standards and attention to detail.

To apply, submit a resume and letter of interest to hr@parkerschoolhawaii.org.


K-12 Learning Specialist

Parker School is a vibrant learning community of 316 K-12 students who are nurtured by engaged educators and families in the community of Waimea, on magnificent Hawaiʻi Island. This is an exciting time to be at Parker! As it begins its 46th year, Parker is preparing for the next chapter of growth and development. In the coming year, the School will embark on a vision setting process, mapping a course for the future.

Parker School is privileged to be in-person teaching and learning in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic ensuring that students experience a well-rounded school environment. We are committed to the health and wellness of our community in the most comprehensive way possible.

The Opportunity

The K-12 Learning Specialist will be responsible for the overall learning support efforts undertaken by the school.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Designs and leads regular professional development programs for faculty to support differentiated classroom and advisory responsibilities
  • Develops and leads parent education workshops
  • Meets with advisors, coaches, and teachers to support teaching and classroom practices for a range of learner needs
  • Works one-on-one with students to support individual needs
  • Reviews educational evaluations and recommends appropriate action plans
  • Creates and tracks student accommodation and intervention plans
  • Coordinates accommodations for standardized testing (PSAT, pre-ACT, ERBs, etc.)
  • Leads meetings to address student academic challenges
  • Meets with school leadership to discuss and align program goals and practices

Position Qualifications

  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Learning or reading specialist coursework or training
  • A minimum of three years of successful teaching, and three years of learning specialist experience
  • Experience developing and tracking student accommodation plans
  • Experience working with school-age students and parents
  • Experience with College Board and ACT accommodations application processes
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Flexibility and creativity in working in a dynamic environment where new ideas, mistakes, and iteration are embraced.
  • A desire to work collaboratively
  • Openness to feedback and improvement, modeling lifelong learning

The School

There is so much about Parker School that promotes a joyful, engaged, outstanding educational experience for all students. The school community cherishes Parker’s tight-knit and extended family feeling, in which each student is known, valued, and nurtured. Meaningful relationships between faculty and students are close, and Parker students experience a deep level of comfort and support throughout the school. In Hawaiian, this all-embracing sense of family and community is ʻohana, a distinguishing quality of Parker School. Academic excellence and outstanding programs in the fine and performing arts, and Speech & Debate, distinguish Parker School. Parker provides just the right mix of challenge and support to bring out the very best in each student.

Established in 1976 by community leaders, Parker School has been an important educational resource for Hawaiʻi Island for more than four decades and is dedicated to serving a diverse student body. Parker began as a ninth through twelfth-grade high school, adding grades seven and eight in 1977, grade six in 2004, and kindergarten through fifth grade in 2005. Today, Parker School is thriving as it serves 320 students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Parker School is a non-profit, college-preparatory, independent day school fully accredited by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS), and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

The Community

Parker is deeply rooted in the community of Waimea (mailing address Kamuela) on magnificent Hawaiʻi Island. At 2,700 feet (823 m), Waimea enjoys the beauty and moderate climate of “upcountry” Hawaiʻi. Waimea is the headquarters for two of the world’s largest astronomical observatories, located on Mauna Kea. The area is also rich in agriculture and ranching. Parker Ranch, the largest contiguous cattle ranch in the United States, has been based in Waimea for 160 years, and Parker School has deep roots in the paniolo (cowboy) culture of Hawaiʻi Island. The island’s top hospital, affiliated with The Queen’s Medical Center on Oʻahu, is in Waimea. Waimea also boasts a thriving performing arts and education non-profit called Kahilu Theatre. Every season, Kahilu Theatre presents world-class artists of all varieties (music, dance, performance, family, etc.) from Hawaiʻi, the US, and beyond. The Kohala Coast, a very popular tourist destination, is a short drive away.

To apply, submit a resume and letter of interest with a list of three references to hr@parkerschoolhawaii.org.