Kamehameha Schools (KS), the largest independent school in the United States, is seeking to fill a new Ke Po'o Mahele Luna (Upper Division Head) for its campus located in the ahupua'a of 'A'aupeo on the island of Maui. The position requires a progressive educator, passionate about making a positive difference for haumana (students), their 'ohana (families) and our lahui (community). The ideal candidate will be a transformative leader with a system-wide perspective who can lead the Mahele Luna (Upper Division) in achieving the mission, vision, values, and goals of KS Maui. The KS Maui Senior Leadership Team, led by Ke Po'o Kula (the Head of School) Dr. Scott K. Parker, aspires to transform learning systems that promote haumana and kumu success through student-centered, innovative teaching and learning and are committed to elevating the level of professional excellence for kumu (teachers) by which student success is driven. To achieve these aspirations, Kamehameha Schools Maui leadership is expected to work collaboratively across divisions to maintain an integrated K-12 organization with strong, functional systems; teaching excellence; and shared core educational principles. This role, along with all other members of the leadership team, is charged with encouraging educators to explore opportunities alongside their leaders while uplifting the communities they serve, with the understanding that individual success is inextricably tied to community success.
KS Maui seeks innovative and servant-leaders who can initiate and manage transformational change around instructional paradigms; who are relational, collaborative leaders and listeners; who embrace and support the Hawaiian and Christian values deeply rooted within the school’s diverse population; who understand and can inspire their community towards a world class educational experience, who are champions of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and who live and learn E Ola! every day. As representatives of one of the most prominent and connected institutions in the state, KS leaders serve in vital positions that are highly visible to the public. Leading in this context requires extensive experience, confidence, proven management and garnering the trust of our various stakeholders.
KS Maui is looking for individuals who embrace this charge and the kuleana (responsibility) to provide exceptional educational experiences for haumana and hoa kumu (staff). This is an exceptional and exciting opportunity for a strong transformational leader with the skill and capacity to create cohesive, immersive learning experiences grounded in Hawaiian culture-based education (HCBE); an adept servant leader that seeks opportunity to serve a mission-driven organization dedicated to advancing the Native Hawaiian lahui through our E Ola! Learning Outcomes and the integration of HCBE; and an individual who truly believes in and values Aloha for All.
Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Minimum five years of teaching experience in a K-12 setting.
Minimum seven years’ experience leading other teachers or serving as a school principal to achieve strong academic results.
Strong record of helping students achieve academic success, especially with students of diverse learning abilities and socioeconomic status.
Understanding and experience in school administration and teaching.
Previous supervisory training and/or experience.
Significant experience with curriculum development and daily lesson training.
Ability to model positive and healthy character traits and habits, such as being organized, consistent and understanding.
Actively participate in school community.
Integrity and commitment to the school’s mission.
Experience in professional development and leadership roles working with adults. Ability to plan, model, coach, and provide feedback to individual teachers and teams of teachers to improve teaching and learning.
Experience implementing effective instructional practices, designing engaging lessons, using data and formative assessment in the classroom, and implementing intervention systems.
Hawaiian cultural commitment:
Willingness to learn and exhibit a commitment to an improved, high-quality education system for Native Hawaiian learners.
Must be able to support and understand the importance of revitalizing and promoting Hawaiian cultural vibrancy in achieving KS’ mission and KS’ commitment to Hawaiian cultural vibrancy among its leadership, staff, and learners’ system wide.
Understanding of Native Hawaiian culture and language perpetuation.
Strong leadership experience in education, working with teachers and administrators.
Knowledge of current and trending best practices in education and learning, supervision, and team development.
Ability to lead, guide, and encourage teams to excel in their work. Ability to maintain composure, tact, sensitivity, and flexibility during peak periods and crisis intervention situations.
High level of integrity to handle the sensitive nature and highly confidential information regularly seen and discussed.
Commitment to servant leadership grounded in compassion for others while ensuring individuals are held accountable to each other, students, parents, and the community.
Well organized, ability to meet deadlines, ability to prioritize and focus to complete projects; excellent time management skills; ability to work with various stakeholders and the public at large.
Effective interpersonal skills to establish successful relationships with students, parents, faculty and staff, and community resources and partners.
Effective oral and written communication skills to include conference and conflict resolution skills.
Ability to communicate clearly with a wide audience within the student, parent, community, and campus populations.
Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet development, and various software applications.
Familiarity of electronic communications including social media.
Familiarity with student information management systems.
Analytical skills to review and analyze activities and initiatives such as cost benefit analysis, budget projections, academic achievement, etc.
Familiarity with basic statistical analysis. Interest in and willingness to learn school finance, budget development, administration, private school law.
Knowledge of child development, brain development, and behaviors.
Team player who works well with others to achieve desired results; demonstrate respect and tolerance for the ideas of others; ability to incorporate the thinking of individuals in groups to reach group consensus.
Create value and innovation by being a role model for behavior thinking and accountability. Meet urgent, near-term demands, and at the same time serve as role model for a culture of risk and trust.
Constantly being concerned for other’s benefit, for the growth and success and fulfillment of others.
Taking appropriate risks on behalf of others, being an agent of change. Constantly in search of ways to open information flow, of bringing individuals and groups together to share and optimize knowledge.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically in one email and as separate documents (preferably PDFs), the following materials:
A cover letter expressing interest in this particular position;
A current résumé;
A one-page statement of educational philosophy and practice;
A one-page statement of your understanding (or work with) Hawaiian culture-based education and the E Ola! Learner Outcomes
A list of five professional references with name, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission) to:
Erinn Tomlinson Director of Executive Search, Bishop & Company email@example.com
Tracie Foglia Executive Recruiter, Bishop & Company firstname.lastname@example.org