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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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Assistant Head of School

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, mapping a course for the future. Parker School is looking for a thoughtful, experienced, and creative Assistant Head to help imagine the future and realize the potential. The Assistant Head will work in close collaboration with the Head of School and will have leadership responsibility for the academic and student life program in the Middle and Upper divisions.
 
Essential Functions of the Assistant Head of School include:
  • Working in partnership with the Head of School to nurture a campus environment where all community members are able to thrive.
  • Oversee, evaluate, and support Middle and Upper School faculty with formal/informal classroom observations, feedback, and goal setting.
  • Facilitate regular faculty meetings, structuring time for divisional meetings and meaningful professional learning.
  • Lead efforts to recruit, hire and retain faculty and staff.
  • Supervise and support the Middle School Coordinator, Registrar, and the College Counselor.
  • Lead Department Chairs in the development and sequencing of high-quality Middle and Upper School curriculum.
  • Foster positive, productive relationships with students and families.
  • Oversee new student orientation and student divisional transitions (5th to 6th & 8th to 9th).
  • Oversee the creation of class and student schedules.
  • Administer student disciplinary system for grades 6-12.
  • Coordinate the administration of standardized testing.
  • Oversee grade-level advisory system.
  • Advise Student Council.
  • Serve as acting Head of School in the absence of the Head.
The ideal candidate will possess: 
  • A commitment to creating equitable and inclusive learning environments where all students feel seen, known, and valued.
  • A sincere interest in and respect for the unique local culture of Hawai’i 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 skills to inspire a school community.
  • The ability to imagine, implement, and be a strategic thinker.
  • Experience in hiring, supporting, and evaluating teachers as well as providing professional development that fosters student-centered educational practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to use good judgment and maintain confidentiality.
  • Effective communication skills with all constituents, including colleagues, students, parents, and other community members.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Educational experience in grades 9 -12 is required, independent school and 6–12 grade experience is preferred.
  • Significant relevant experience, including teaching, educational leadership, and management experience is required. Fluency in best practices of 21st Century Learning is desired.
  • Bachelor degree required and advanced degree preferred in a relevant field.
To apply, submit a resume and letter of interest with a list of three references to hr@parkerschoolhawaii.org.
 


Middle School Coordinator

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.
  • Advocacy 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 on 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 the middle school 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 feel seen, known, and valued.
  • A sincere interest in and respect for the unique local culture of Hawai?i 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 is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree required and advanced degree preferred in a relevant field.
To apply, submit a resume and letter of interest with a list of three references to hr@parkerschoolhawaii.org.
 
 

Upper School History Teacher

Parker School seeks an experienced history and English teacher for its upper school. Experience in a college-preparatory environment and with AP classes is strongly preferred. As a full-time faculty member, this person will teach approximately three sections of history, one section of English, and assist with coaching our interscholastic debate team. 

Qualifications for this position include a bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred) with prior experience teaching history and competitive speech and debate.

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. Some travel with the Speech and Debate team is required.

To apply, submit a letter of interest and resume with three references to hr@parkerschoolhawaii.org by March 31, 2020.

 


Technology Teacher

Parker School has an opening for a Design Lab Specialist/Technology Teacher to teach middle and upper school students in a college-preparatory environment. The Technology Teacher will play an integral role in the ongoing development of our technology program as well as support and facilitate the design lab.

This full-time faculty member will teach one or more sections of upper school semester-based courses; one section of robotics, to include out-of-class competitions and events; one or more sections of middle school electives; and will support the middle school tech/robotics club. This position will also be responsible for communicating with students, families, and colleagues, and will fulfill basic faculty duties.

Qualifications for this position include a bachelor’s degree in a related field (advanced degree preferred) and prior experience teaching middle and/or upper school students. Experience in robotics coaching, makerspace, and design lab preferred. 

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Knowledge of diverse programming languages leading to tangible student outcomes such as web pages, 3D printing and fabrication, animation, and apps.
  • Proficiency with customary design space tools and equipment, hardware and software, ability to apply and communicate design thinking and design principles.
  • Ability to implement curricula for upper school technology classes and electives, such as:
    • Computer Science Applications & App Design
    • Web Foundations & Design
    • 3D Printing & Fabrication
    • Animation Principles
    • Robotics
    • Ability to teach middle school introductory classes and electives, such as:
      • Technology Basics
      • Robotics
      • Design & Modeling
      • Computer Science
      • 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.