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Job Title:
Assistant Teacher, Playground - Junior School
Job Type:
Part Time
Position Level:
Job Description:

Punahou School celebrates the richness of its traditions as it embraces the responsibility to provide a relevant educational experience in a rapidly changing world. Punahou places students at the center of the curriculum, with the aim of authentic learning in a sequence and pace that is coherent and purposeful to the individual child. A Punahou education seeks to provide multiple pathways towards growth and success for each student through a broad and meaningful program of studies and through rich experiences for exploration, discovery and mastery. Working within a coherent curricular framework that promotes personalized, product-oriented, inquiry-based learning embedded in authentic, meaningful assessments, Punahou seeks to cultivate curious, confident, and self-directed students. We value the rich opportunities for teaching and learning that are inherent Hawaiian values and in the gift of “place” at Punahou. Our faculty attends to the social-emotional learning of our students via intentional opportunities to provide an environment and a range of learning experiences that educate our children for compassionate, moral, and ethical action at school, in our community, and in the world. Our teachers are agile learners themselves, demonstrating a growth mindset and a commitment to their continual professional development. Incoming teachers will join a dedicated and inspiring faculty whose ongoing reflection and renewal is supported by a schoolwide culture of collaboration and innovation.
Fulfilling Punahou’s mission of creating the conditions and opportunities for students to reach their full potential is at the core of our daily work as a school. Each and every educational interaction holds the promise of making a positive impact on a child’s life.  Assistant Teachers are essential members of our school community; they impact students on a daily basis in meaningful and mission-driven ways through their versatility in classrooms.  They attend to the social-emotional learning of our students via intentional opportunities to foster empathy, resilience, moral reasoning, and social responsibility. As agile learners themselves, they demonstrate a growth mindset and a commitment to their continual professional development.  
The Assistant Teacher will collaborate with teachers to support student learning both inside and outside of the classroom.  The Assistant Teacher’s primary role will be to support experiences on the playground.  On the playground, the Assistant Teacher actively ensures the safety and well-being of students, play areas and grounds for safety.  Inside the classroom, the Assistant Teacher will collaborate with teachers to create a teaching team environment that allows for more flexibility and increased opportunities for student-teacher interaction and high quality program of instruction and student support.  The Assistant Teacher’s role may also involve designing learning experiences for individual and small group instruction to help personalize the learning experience.  The ideal candidate will understand the developmental stages of children, ability to use multiple teaching strategies to provide for a range of student needs, the ability to develop and support a positive learning environment, and the ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with students to support their learning.  If you thrive in a team-oriented and collaborative environment, have excellent communication skills, have a passion of lifelong learning, and are able to motivate students to maximize learning opportunities, we invite you to apply!

Position Details: 
Department: Junior School
Status: Part Time No Benefits 
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Work Year: 9 Month, 2019 - 2020 School Year
Work Hours:  Monday through Friday, 6:45 AM – 8:00 AM or 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM 

Applicant Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field.  Master’s degree preferred.
  • CPR Certification preferred.
  • Two (2) years of experience supervising students in an elementary or middle school setting.
  • Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds; an understanding of the developmental needs of young children, sensitivity to each individual student’s needs; and ability to appreciate the variety of perspectives offered by individual viewpoints, disciplines and cultural understandings.
4 Year Degree
Non-discriminatory Statement:
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability. We invite you to complete the optional self-identification fields below used for compliance with government regulations and record-keeping guidelines.
School Name:
Punahou School
Street Address:
1601 Punahou Street
Honolulu, HI 96822
Dr. Michael E Latham
Founding Date:
Religious Affiliation:
Membership Status:
Full Member
Day / Boarding:
Day Only
Grade Levels:
K - 12
International Students Accepted:
Summer Programs Offered:
Kindergarten Cut Off Date:
Boys 6/30 Girls 9/30
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Admissions Contact:
Mrs. Betsy Hata
Admissions Email:
08/28/2019 6:52 PM 06/30/2023 communications@punahou.edu School
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