Kauai Associate Director (Kauai)

Mar 20 2018
Hawaii Technology Academy |Lihue|Full Time
Job Description

Hawaii Technology Academy, a public charter school, seeks candidates for the position of Kauai Associate Director for the 2018-2019 school year. In our blended learning environment the Associate Director collaborates with teachers, students and parent learning coaches to ensure the implementation of successful academic, behavioral and social programs within the school. The Associate Director serves as a member of the Executive Administration Team, working with the Oahu Assistant Director, Instructional Coach team, counselors, Director of Records, Director of Technology, Director of Pedagogical Practice, Office Managers and Executive Director to ensure the successful day-to-day operations of the school. This position is based in Lihue and may include bi-weekly travel to Oahu to collaborate with the Executive Administration Team. 

Essential Functions:

  • Assist Executive Director and Oahu Assistant Director with general governance and leadership of the school
  • Oversee student discipline
  • Oversee attendance and truancy tracking
  • Be a constant presence to ensure a safe and academically supportive learning center environment
  • Communicate with parent learning coaches regarding upcoming events, activities or school wide initiatives
  • Facilitate meetings related to parent or student academic, behavioral or social concerns
  • Work with the counselors and Special Education Department to schedule and hold 504 and IEP meetings and to ensure that such plans are communicated to and initiated by every teacher
  • Set and maintain daily/weekly learning center schedules and remote learning site schedules
  • Create and manage school volunteer process and HTA Ohana Committee
  • Work with teachers to organize island clubs and enrichment activities
  • Schedule and hold annual fire-drill/emergency drill cycle and annual revision of school safety plan
  • Assist test coordinators with scheduling and deployment of state testing and school wide formative assessments
  • Collaborate with Director of Pedagogical Practice and Instructional Coaches to ensure that teachers and learning coaches are supported throughout implementation of HTA's Comprehensive School Improvement plan
  • Plan and implement orientation week
  • Work with Director of Technology to ensure successful deployment of school issued computers
  • Work with counselors and Director of Student records to ensure accurate student records during enrollment, graduation and/or withdrawal process
  • Manage short and long term substitutes
  • Assist Director of Pedagogical Practice and Executive Director with annual hiring process
  • Support new and veteran teachers in their blended learning practice
  • Assist Executive Director with annual policy review cycle, budget revisions and professional development system
  • Assist with annual enrollment events 
  • Ensure successful opening and continued operation of Kauai Learning Center


Minimum Required Qualifications: 

  • Master's Degree in School Administration and/or three years of administrative experience
  • Five to Seven years of experience as a classroom teacher, including time spent as a teacher leader
  • Experience working with students in at least two division levels (elementary, middle or high school)
  • Experience developing progressive pedagogy and guiding teachers in their practice
  • Proficiency in Google Docs, Google Apps for Education and online meeting software
  • Experience with online or blended learning either as student, teacher or school leader
  • Experience working as a member of a 504, IEP or student support team
  • Ability to travel 1-2 days per week, including some overnight stays 


*The Neighbor Island Associate Director position is a 10-month position with the expectation of 10-15 recall days over the course of the school year. Upon mutual agreement, the position could be classified as a 12-month position. Salary is commensurate with experience.

If interested in applying for this position, please visit https://hi.myhta.org/employment.ht​ml to complete an online application.