A Pre-K through Grade 12 Coordinate School Located in Honolulu

Employment Opportunities

We seek to provide our faculty and staff with a supportive professional community that fosters a collaborative and productive working environment– all towards our mission and vision.

St. Andrew's Schools offers a generous benefits package including retirement plan, health benefits, paid vacation and more.

If you are interested in substitute teaching, please provide your cover letter and resume to substitute@standrewsschools.org.

Current Openings

Chief Financial Officer

Position:       Chief Financial Officer
Reports to:    Head of School
Type:               Full-time, year-round, salaried position - exempt
 
About St. Andrew’s Schools
 
St. Andrew’s Schools has developed courageous, compassionate leaders of tomorrow for more than 150 years. Our founder, the great Hawaiian leader Queen Emma Kaleleonālani was a visionary and transformational thinker. St. Andrew’s Priory, the oldest all-girls school in Hawaiʻi, is a lasting testament to her towering vision and efforts. Since the founding of The Priory in 1867, St. Andrew’s Schools has grown to include The Prep, a K-6 boys school, and Queen Emma Preschool (The Preschool), for boys and girls ages two to five.
 
Our personalized educational program allows students to uncover their unique strengths, passions, and interests through discovery, practice, creation, and self-reflection. Our emphasis on social emotional, spiritual and cognitive learning sets the stage for children to cultivate healthy habits of mind, body and spirit that positions them to live a life of learning and good health.
 
Our K-12 education program in downtown Honolulu is the only coordinate school system in Hawaiʻi. We offer two single-sex schools on the same campus. Our girls (The Priory, K-12) and boys (The Prep, K-6) are educated separately in the classroom yet can socialize together on campus. Coordinate schools recognize that the social and emotional experiences that children have in schools shapes their learning – and ultimately effects how they think and act. By understanding and embracing the differences between boys and girls, we create the conditions for all students to learn and grow. Our students readily venture past societal expectations or stereotypes to reach their full promise. Students learn deeply, stay curious, are hopeful about the future, and understand how to lead themselves and others with a compassionate and courageous heart. 
 
Position Overview
 
The Chief Financial Officer will be a strategic thought-partner who reports directly to the Head of School. The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager and will lead and develop an internal team to support the following operational areas of the school: finance, business planning and budgeting, human resources, security (including IT) and facilities.  
 
The Chief Financial Officer will play a critical role in partnering with the Administrative Leadership Team in strategic decision-making and operations as St. Andrew’s Schools continues to enhance its educational program and physical plant. This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance and operations leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization.
 
Responsibilities
 
Financial Management
  • Analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements; collate financial reporting materials for all donor segments; and oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting.
  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and the finance committee of the Board of Trustees; assess any changes necessary.
  • Oversee and lead the annual budgeting and planning process; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes; and keep the Administrative Leadership Team abreast of the school’s financial status.
  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.
  • Implement a robust contracts management and financial management/reporting system; ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.
  • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the finance department’s overall policy and procedure manual.
  • Effectively communicate and present critical financial matters to the Board of Trustees.
  • Oversee and lead the staff responsible for the business, physical plant, security and IT functions in the school, and promote their professional development.

Human Resources

  • Further develop St. Andrew’s Schools human resource management including onboarding of new employees; analysis of compensation and benefits; and the professional development, training, and recruitment of staff.
  • Ensure that recruiting processes are consistent and streamlined.
  • Establish and manage a training program to educate employees regarding school policies and procedures.
  • Work closely and transparently with all external partners including third-party vendors and consultants.

Facilities, Safety and Security

  • Oversee the physical plant (two campuses) to ensure efficient and consistent operations.
  • Work with designated architect and builders to implement the campus master plan.
  • Oversee the campus facilities, including maintenance, upkeep and planning for improvements
  • Further develop a campus safety and security plan, communicate it broadly, and provide training for all employees.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree, ideally with an MBA/CPA or related degree
  • At least five to 10 years of overall professional experience; ideally 6+ years of broad financial and operations management experience
  • The ideal candidate has experience with final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination for either a division or significant program area, and has overseen a human resources function
  • Ability to translate financial concepts to – and to effectively collaborate with – colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds
  • A successful track record in grants management
  • Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; knowledge of accounting and reporting software
  • Commitment to training programs that maximize individual and organization goals including best practices in human resources activities
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills that support and enable sound decision making
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of St. Andrew’s Schools

 Compensation & How to Apply

This is a full-time, year-round, salaried position offering a generous benefits package including retirement plan, health benefits, paid vacation and more. Please send resume and references to Ms. Camille Michel (cmichel@standrewsschools.org). Applications accepted until the position is filled.

St. Andrew’s Schools is an equal employment opportunity employer. To learn more about our school, please visit www.standrewsschools.org.

 

 

Preschool Teacher (Queen Emma Preschool)

Position: Preschool Teacher (Queen Emma Preschool)
Type: Full-time, 12 month, salaried position - exempt
Start Date: Immediate

Position Description
At Queen Emma Preschool, the preschool teacher works with another teacher and an aide as a team to create a developmentally appropriate curriculum that supports the school’s values within a warm and nurturing learning environment. The preschool teacher is knowledgeable about the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional developmental stages of young children and skillfully engages in developmentally appropriate practices and adapts her/his instruction and day-to-day engagement with students to meet every child’s needs.  

The preschool teacher is professional, collaborative, and supportive of the Queen Emma Preschool through her/his contributions. The teacher participates actively in professional development opportunities and reflective teaching practices; she/he is committed to working with all students and celebrates the diversity of St. Andrew’s as reflected in our students, faculty, staff, and extended ‘ohana. She/he is comfortable managing the demands and pressures of the position. This position assumes that all general expectations and Basic Teacher Expectations (refer to Faculty Handbook) for all classroom teachers will be met.

Responsibilities

  • Adheres to and promotes the mission, vision, and educational philosophy of St. Andrew’s Schools
  • Creates a vibrant, active, and engaging learning environment in and out of the classroom, using research-based, developmentally appropriate teaching methodologies to engender critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, problem solving, and communication skills
  • Demonstrates knowledge of child development, developmentally appropriate practices, and works cooperatively with the teachers and staff of the school to develop a student-centered, personalized curriculum based on learning through play
  • Works together to prepare course objectives and plan for appropriate activities that support the curriculum and individual needs of the children as guided by the mission of St. Andrew’s Schools
  • Integrates meaningful and appropriate use of technology within the curriculum
  • Prepares and administers a variety of assessments; records results and provides timely feedback on students’ progress to parents, and colleagues
  • Tailors instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners
  • Creates a warm and welcoming learning environment and actively guides and supports student interactions and relationships
  • Maintains order in the classroom and throughout common campus areas
  • Works with parents and guardians when children display behavioral challenges and seeks resources to support families
  • Discusses students’ academic and behavioral progress and areas for growth with parents/guardians
  • Maintains all records pertaining to student attendance and students’ progress
  • Communicates (orally and in writing) with students, parents, administrators, and colleagues about curriculum, children, and child development issues
  • Demonstrates good judgment concerning sensitive information and maintains confidentiality when needed
  • Displays a sensitive, cooperative and flexible demeanor in interactions with others
  • Keeps current in contemporary pedagogical thinking, strategies and techniques by reading professional journals and attendance at professional conferences, workshops and courses
  • Demonstrates professionalism through reliability, punctuality, participation in meetings and staff development opportunities
  • Demonstrates professionalism in personal appearance and self-care
  • Maintains personal integrity and respectful attitude in professional relationships
  • Communicates in a punctual, professional, and friendly manner with parents, colleagues, supervisors, and external community members
  • Collaborates with administration, teachers, and staff
  • Assumes other job-related duties assigned by the director

Qualifications
St. Andrew’s Schools is seeking an accomplished preschool teacher who has teaching experience and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or equivalent.

Specific requirements include:

  • Ability to develop and implement curriculum, assessments, and utilize instructional best practices
  • Proficient computer skills with experience in the use of email, Microsoft Office, and Google tools
  • Knowledgeable about best practices in implementing educational technology in the classroom
  • Proven years of experience working with young children
  • Be able to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs
  • Regularly use close and distance vision
  • Frequently stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit
  • Turn, bend, reach, and occasionally climb

How to Apply
To apply, email a letter of interest (describing why you are interested in this position), resume, salary requirements, and the names and contact information of three professional references to sokoga@standrewsschools.org. Letters may be addressed to Preschool Director Susan Okoga. Include St. Andrew’s Schools Preschool Teacher in the subject line. All submissions will be received in confidence.

Deadline to apply: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

St. Andrew’s Schools is an equal employment opportunity employer.

K-12 School Counselor

Position:                       K-12 School Counselor

Type:                            Temporary Position  6-month, salaried position – exempt

Start Date:                   January 7,  2020

About St. Andrew’s Schools

St. Andrew’s Schools has developed courageous, compassionate leaders of tomorrow for more than 150 years. Our founder, the great Hawaiian leader Queen Emma Kaleleonālani was a visionary and transformational thinker. St. Andrew’s Priory, the oldest all-girls school in Hawaiʻi, is a lasting testament to her towering vision and efforts. Since the founding of The Priory in 1867, St. Andrew’s Schools has grown to include The Prep, a K-6 boys school, and Queen Emma Preschool (The Preschool), for boys and girls ages two to five.

Our personalized educational program allows students to uncover their unique strengths, passions, and interests through discovery, practice, creation, and self-reflection. Our emphasis on social-emotional, spiritual and cognitive learning sets the stage for children to cultivate healthy habits of mind, body, and spirit that positions them to live a life of learning and good health.

Our K-12 education program in downtown Honolulu is the only coordinate school system in Hawaiʻi. We offer two single-sex schools on the same campus. Our girls (The Priory, K-12) and boys (The Prep, K-6) are educated separately in the classroom yet can socialize together on campus. Coordinate schools recognize that the social and emotional experiences that children have in schools shapes their learning – and ultimately affects how they think and act. By understanding and embracing the differences between boys and girls, we create the conditions for all students to learn and grow. Our students readily venture past societal expectations or stereotypes to reach their full promise. Students learn deeply, stay curious, are hopeful about the future, and understand how to lead themselves and others with a compassionate and courageous heart.  

Position Overview

The counselor at St. Andrew’s Schools serves our K-12 student population by leading our comprehensive school counseling program. The School Counselor utilizes leadership, advocacy, and collaboration to promote student success, provide preventive services, and respond to identified student needs including academic, personal, social, and developmental. The counselor often confers with parents, teachers, principals, and other administrators, as appropriate, to address the counseling needs of a student. The counselor also helps to lead and implement our Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum which includes mindfulness; Girls Circle, a gender-responsive, structured support group for girls to help increase resiliency, positive connection, and personal and collective strengths; and Yale University’s RULER program. 

Qualifications

A successful candidate will have a Masters in Social Work, School Counseling and/or Mental Health Counseling. Preference will be given to those candidates that have at least five years of independent school counseling experience in both individual and group counseling.

Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage the school counseling program for The Priory, K-12 and The Prep, K-6
  • Provide individual and group counseling sessions for students, and consultation sessions with teachers, families, and administrators as needed
  • Provide K-12 classroom counseling lessons based on the needs and developmental age of students
  • Assess, evaluate and refer students to appropriate resources and referrals 
  • Collaborate with and be sensitive to our diverse student population
  • Work with Principals, teachers and staff, and families to identify, support and assist students in need
  • Work professionally, autonomously and collaboratively with school personnel, students, families, and external mental health professionals as needed
  • Maintain patient records in accordance with regulations and policies
  • Ensure confidentiality among and between all conferring parties
  • Support teachers, students, and families with crisis interventions and referrals
  • Assist teachers, parents/guardians and other stakeholders in interpreting and understanding student data to effectively provide social-emotional support for students in need
  • Assist the Principals in ensuring the health and wellness programs are integrated and connected to the counseling program
  • Serve as a resource for parents, students, faculty and administrators for referrals and community resources
  • Educate the school community in the counseling resources that are available and assist in the training of faculty and staff throughout the year  
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the school’s social-emotional learning curriculum including Yale’s RULER program and Girls Circle. 
  • Assist with professional development and provide ongoing support to faculty around SEL practices
  • Engage with families and provide education about our SEL programs
  • Provide additional support to the Principals with special projects and initiatives as needed
  • Participate in professional growth opportunities to continually refine the counseling program
  • Demonstrate expertise in all MS Office programs (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Google tools. Be eager to learn student information systems and learning management systems such as PowerSchool and Canvas.

This position has an anticipated start date of January 7, 2020. Applicants should send (1) a resume, (2) a letter describing why they are interested in this position, and (3) a list of professional references to Camille Michel, executive assistant to the Head of School. Letters may be addressed to “Members of the Search Committee.” Electronic submission of all materials is preferred at cmichel@standrewsschools.org. Please note “School Counselor” in the subject line. St. Andrew’s is an equal opportunity employer. For more information on St. Andrew’s, please visit our website at www.standrewsschools.org.

Biology Teacher - Long Term Substitute

Biology - Long Term Substitute Teacher

Position Description

St Andrew’s Schools - The Priory is looking for a long term substitute teacher for the spring semester (approximately the second week of February until June 5) to teach two sections of Biology. ​Biology is a laboratory course that includes a study of biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, genetics, evolution, and ecology. In addition to direct instruction, students use a variety of methods such as STEAM projects, hands-on activities, and classroom discussions to gain an understanding of the material. The main goals of this course are for students to develop an appreciation for scientific discovery, acquire critical thinking and laboratory skills, and build the foundational knowledge needed for advanced science courses.​ ​

Teachers at St. Andrew’s Schools are creative, collaborative, reflective and deeply supportive of our students’ learning. As professionals, they work to create the conditions for student success and model flexibility, positivity, kindness, and life-long learning. Teachers use research-based instructional strategies that are developmentally appropriate and geared toward the students they are teaching.

Qualities and Responsibilities

●  Celebrates and promotes the mission, vision, and educational philosophy of St. Andrew’s Schools

●  Creates a warm and welcoming learning environment for all learners

●  Creates a vibrant, active, and engaging classroom community by helping a student to “learn by doing” and giving them  time to reflect on their learning. using research-based instructional practices to enhance students’ critical and creative thought and improve their problem-solving, communication and collaboration skills.

●  Demonstrates knowledge and processes of scientific thinking and is proficiency in the field of Biology.

●  Integrates meaningful and appropriate use of technology within the curriculum and maintains and updates classroom Canvas (website) weekly

●  Prepares and administers a variety of assessments and provides timely feedback on students’ progress to students, parents, and colleagues

●  Discusses students’ academic and behavioral progress and areas for growth with the student, parents/guardians, and school administration when needed

●  Maintains and manages student attendance and progress report records

●  Communicates (orally and in writing) with students, parents, administrators, and colleagues about curriculum, children, and child development issues

●  Demonstrates good judgment concerning sensitive information and maintains confidentiality when needed

●  Displays a sensitive, cooperative and flexible demeanor in interactions with others

●  Keeps current in contemporary pedagogical thinking, strategies, and techniques by reading professional journals and attendance at professional conferences, workshops, and courses

●  Demonstrates professionalism through reliability, punctuality, participation in meetings and staff development opportunities

●  Demonstrates professionalism in personal appearance and self-care

●  Maintains personal integrity and respectful attitude in professional relationships

●  Communicates in a punctual, professional, and friendly manner with parents, colleagues, supervisors, and external community members

●  Collaborates with all departments and offices as required

Qualifications

St. Andrew’s Schools is seeking a substitute teacher for Biology. ​The substitute should hold a BA in Science and should be highly proficient in Biology at the college level.

Specific requirements include:

●  Ability to develop and implement curriculum, assessments, and utilize instructional best practices

●  Proficient computer skills with experience in the use of email, Microsoft Office, Google tools, and Learning Management Systems and Student Information Systems such as Canvas and

PowerSchool

●  Knowledgeable about best practices in implementing educational technology in the classroom

●  Proven years of experience working with adolescence.

●  Be able to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs

●  Regularly use close and distance vision

●  Frequently stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit

●  Turn, bend, reach, and occasionally climb

●  Work in a climate-controlled classroom environment with a moderate noise level

How to Apply

To apply, email a letter of interest (describing why you are interested in this position), resume, salary requirements, and the names and contact information of three professional references to nfield@standrewsschools.org.

Deadline to apply: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

St. Andrew’s Schools is an equal employment opportunity employer. To learn more about our school, please visit www.standrewsschools.org.