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

Director of Finance and Operations

Position:        Director of Finance and Operations
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 Director of Finance and Operations 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 Director of Finance and Operations 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.

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.