Employment Opportunities

Advancement Director

Parker School seeks an Advancement Director to lead the school’s development and marketing efforts, including annual giving, fundraising events, and capital campaigns. The Advancement Director reports to the Head of School and is a member of Parker’s senior leadership team. The Director needs to thoroughly understand and be supportive of the school’s underlying mission. Raising the financial resources and generating goodwill to advance the school’s mission will require exceptional independent judgment and creative problem-solving.

This is an exciting time to be at Parker! As it begins its 43rd year, Parker is preparing for the next chapter of growth and development. With the arrival of a new Head of School in July, the School will embark on a vision setting process, setting a course for the future.  

We are looking for a dynamic advancement director ready to make their mark on a school by strengthening the philanthropic culture of the school, completing the Capital Campaign, and supporting the alumni program. The “Broadening Foundations for Excellence” Capital Campaign is specifically focused on the building of a new Center for Sports, Science, and the Arts which will serve the entire school community and bring exciting program growth to Parker School.

Essential Functions of the Advancement Director include:

  • Managing all fundraising efforts of the Advancement Office to support the school’s programs, including donor relations, grant application and administration, database management, budgeting and reporting, and employee supervision.
  • Coordinating special fundraising and advancement events
  • Overseeing marketing and public relations efforts
  • Serving as a liaison between the school and constituent groups, including alumni
  • The Advancement Director is a member of the senior leadership team and acts as a liaison to the Board of Directors.

Qualifications for this position include a related bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred), experience in school administration or public relations/marketing/fundraising experience in a professional office, and proven success in grant writing.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Understanding of independent school communities and culture, including an eagerness to work hard as both leader and team member
  • Ability to develop, implement, and assess major fundraising projects and program budgets
  • Effective team building and personnel management abilities
  • A proven track record of progressively challenging fundraising success, including annual operating support (annual fund, annual auctions and events), major gifts, capital campaigns, and grants
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple responsibilities simultaneously.
  • Ability to manage competing demands, and adapt to frequent or unexpected changes.
  • Demonstrated ability to use good judgment and maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent oral, written communications, and presentation skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to interact professionally with colleagues, donors, volunteers, and community members
  • The personality, energy, integrity, warmth, and leadership to inspire a school community
  • Database (CRM), prospect research, and general technology experience required

More information about Parker School can be found at www.parkerschoolhawaii.org.  To apply, submit a resume and letter of interest with three references to hr@parkerschoolhawaii.org.

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Music and Dance Specialist

Parker School seeks a music and dance specialist to be a part of our growing performing arts program. The Music and Dance Specialist reports to their respective division head as well as the performing arts chair. The Music and Dance Specialist will be responsible for the planning, implementation, and delivery of the curriculum, as well as the supervision of students both in and outside the classroom. They must also work collaboratively with members of their own department, administration, faculty, and support staff throughout the school.

Essential Functions of the Music and Dance Specialist include:

  • Provide classroom instruction for our lower school music classes (K-5). Including; singing, pitched and unpitched percussion, recorder, ukulele, and basic music theory.
  • Put on a Winter Concert with the lower school that includes all students.
  • Put on a Kindergarten and 1st Grade short musical in the fall.
  • Collaborate with grades K-5 teachers to include cross-curricular integration into the music curriculum.
  • Lead a 4th and 5th-grade Chorus one day a week with several performances throughout the year.
  • Provide classroom instruction for one to two dance classes for students grades 6-12. Classes should cover a variety of dance styles and techniques. Dance classes typically have 2 to 3 evening performances throughout the year.
  • Participate in our afterschool Dramatiques program as a Choral Director and/or Choreographer for our spring musical which will include several afterschool rehearsals each week and two weekends of performances in April/May.

Qualifications for this position include a related bachelor’s degree, experience in teaching music and dance at the K-12 level, experience working with a wide variety of students from diverse backgrounds.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances and be flexible in work with students.
  • Knowledge of how to play various instruments as well as a solid understanding of dance technique and music theory.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with various constituencies including parents, students, faculty, administration.
  • Basic computer skills and knowledge of theatre technology.

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

Job Posting – Physical Education Teacher

Parker School seeks a Physical Education Teacher to instruct students in a college-preparatory environment. This full-time faculty member will teach two classes per week per grade to lower school students (K-5) and two full-year classes to middle school (6-8)  and/or upper school (9-12) students; and will be responsible for communicating with students, families, and colleagues, fulfilling faculty duties, and participating in extracurricular activities, including coaching duties.

Qualifications for this position include a bachelor’s degree in a related field (advanced degree preferred) and prior experience teaching physical education. Experience coaching interscholastic sports 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 with three references to hr@parkerschoolhawaii.org