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Job Opportunities at Le Jardin Academy

Le Jardin Academy is the first school in Hawaii to offer the full International Baccalaureate continuum.  Le Jardin Academy is a nurturing, vigorous learning community. Our college prepatory program strives to create curious, active learners who excel scholastically and have the opportunity to develop their skills and talents.  Students are supported in learning to lead balanced, healthy lives, to appreciate the arts, and to value the diverse perspectives of other people and cultures.  Our goal is to develop knowledgeable, responsible and caring young people of character who help to create a more peaceful and sustainable world through understanding, stewardship, and respect.

All positions-must be authorized to work in the United States.

Non-Discrimination Statement 

Le Jardin Academy values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, creed or national origin in the administration of its admission, tuition assistance, employment determination, or its other procedures or programs.


Athletic Director

Responsible for directing the organization and administration of Le Jardin Athletics as a member and participant of Christian Schools Athletic League (CSAL), Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH), and the Hawaii High School Athletic Association  (HHSAA).  Makes hire and discharge recommendations for coaches and support staff.  Responsible for the supervision and evaluation of all coaching staff.  Directly responsible for all aspects of athletics as it relates to LJA and its student athletes.

  • Ensures that the athletic department is an integral part of the school community and promotes values in line with the values and mission of the school.
  • Ensures smooth operations of the athletic program by the athletics department staff including sports schedules, transportation requests; reviewing and purchasing athletic supplies, equipment and uniforms; reviewing try-out rosters, student eligibility lists and athletic participation forms, HHSAA sanction forms, class excuses, progress reports, team travel plans, injury lists.  Communicates effectively with other departments.
  • Provides leadership, direction and supervision of the athletic department staff and coaches, including setting performance standards, and establish and maintaining an evaluation and feedback program.  Coaches, mentors, and motivates staff to make full use of individual capabilities and skills.  Ensures that supervision of coaches during practices and games occur.
  • Attends as many athletic events as possible to keep informed of coaches and student performance levels, as well as to develop rapport with parents and the public.
  • Prepares and monitors the athletic department budget.
  • Responsible for the public image of LJA’s athletic program.  Interacts with students, parents, staff, members of other school athletic programs and the public.  Responsible for fostering and maintaining open communication with teachers, staff, coaches, athletes, parents and others.  Assists in managmen4t and resolution of conflict.  
  • Effectively recommends program enhancements (i.e., capital improvements, permanent equipment, uniforms, etc.) to maintain a strong and comprehensive athletic program.
  • Ensures that students receive necessary counseling and guidance for athletics pursuing higher education opportunities, including guidance to students who may qualify for athletic programs at the NCAA Division I, II or III levels or the NAIA, working in conjunction with High School College Counselor, college representatives and parents, and assisting students in obtaining and/or applying for scholarships and/or financial aid. Actively participates as a member of Le Jardin’s Leadership Team and represents the Athletic Department at meetings and school functions.

Deadline to apply is Friday, January 30.

Please submit resume and 3 references to:  Lou Young, Interim Headmaster

No phone calls, please.

High School Teacher-Substitute

Le Jardin Academy is seeking a long term substitute teacher from early
January to late March to teach Psychology to juniors and seniors.
Candidates need a degree in psychology - teaching or long term sub
experience preferred.
Send resume and references to

After School Teacher

Immediate hiring for certified or non- certified teacher for Le Jardin Academy After School Program.

2:15 – 6:00 p.m., Mon-Fri, 8.75- $15/hour commensurate on qualifications. 

High School diploma required must be legal to work in the United States.  

Fax resume to Tori Langley 262-9339 or email

Please no phone calls.

Director of Advancement

Reports to:   Headmaster

Direct Reports:  Advancement Staff, Communications and PR Manager, Alumni

                  Relations Coordinator, Development Coordinator, Grant Writer,

Marketing Manager

Date:           September 2014

 Job Summary: 

Provide strategy and leadership for the Advancement Office, which is responsible for fund raising, development, alumni relations; marketing, communications and public relations.  In particular, developing and maintaining solid relationships to ensure the success of the school’s capital fundraising.

 Key Areas of Responsibility


  • Plans and leads the implementation of all major fundraising activities of the School including the Annual Fund and major and planned giving. This includes management and implementation of prospect research, donor cultivation and relations, gift acknowledgement and donor stewardship, grant proposals, and participation in “asks” when appropriate. Provide guidance for all fundraising and relationship building events.

 Public Relations

  • Oversees the development and maintenance of external relationships with key publics of the school, including alumni, parents of the Windward community and the rest of Oahu.


  • Oversees the development of internal and external communications for the school, including print, video and electronic articles and publications, and publicity strategies for events.  Ensure all communications are in line with the LJA communication strategy.

Crisis management, liaison with media and relevant parties to ensure media releases are factually correct and reflect a positive image of LJA.


  • Oversees the development and implementation, in conjunction with appropriate divisions, of the overall marketing plan and strategies of the school.  Key marketing and promotion activities center on recruitment of students and faculty and the overall development function of the school

 Alumni Relations

  • Oversee alumni programs to ensure that relations with LJA alumni are maintained and enhanced, to promote participation in LJA events and increased support in fund raising efforts.


  • Provides leadership to the Advancement Office and Advancement Committee of the school’s Board of Trustees.

Prepare and monitor the annual advancement budget in order to ensure that sufficient funding is allocated and approved for various operations, and that overall operations are executed within budget.

Work as part of the LJA Schoolwide Leadership Team to collaboratively develop and lead policy, strategy and guide the direction for the school.


  • Undertake other duties and functions as required by the Headmaster, which will help impact and strengthen the contributions of the function.

Experience and Qualifications:


  • Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in PR, Marketing, Business, Communications or related field preferred.. 


  • 8-10 years experience in public relations and development related functions, of which a minimum of 3 years should be in management with supervisory responsibilities
  • Experience in fund raising and major capital campaigns
  • Experience or interest in education


  • Solid fundraising experience and a strong record of soliciting foundation, corporate, and individual support coupled with proven experience in dealing with the media, corporate sponsors and ideally organizing major corporate events.
  • Demonstrated track record of strong leadership that is entrepreneurial, flexible, responsive and diplomatic, including a track record for leading, managing and developing a team; demonstrated ability to encourage and energize staff, professional peers, donors, community business leaders, government officials and other friends of the school.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation, and public speaking skills; ability to represent LJA in public forums.  A clear and confident communication style that shows spirit, enthusiasm and integrity.
  • High level interpersonal skills including demonstrated relationship building, influencing and negotiation skills with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels.
  • Well-developed capacity to manage a range of internal and external stakeholder relationships and respond appropriately to competing demands and interests.
  • Strong interest in and passion for developing collaborative multidisciplinary working relationships and the social networks central to innovation and entrepreneurship, including the ability to coordinate relevant committees and work with the Board of Trustees.

Please submit resume and cover letter to: Lou Young, Headmaster NO phone calls, please. 

Part Time After School Aide for Soccer Academy Students

Le Jardin Soccer Academy is seeking a part time aide for the 2014-2015 school year.  Students who attend LJA and practice at 4:15 need to be picked up after school, escorted to a classroom to change into soccer shoes, eat a snack, do homework and then be walked to the soccer field for practice at 4:10.  Then the LJA students who are in Extended Day need to be walked down to their class on campus at 4:15.  The hours are from 2:30-4:30 Tuesday-Friday.  Experience with young children preferred.
Please contact Shannon Pelkey at


Le Jardin Academy is seeking an on-call Bus Driver. Must have CDL with P and S endorsements. The ideal candidate is a good communicator with a clean record who is conscientious, reliable and enjoys working with students of all ages. Please contact Kathy Erwin, Acting Director of Athletics at 808-261-0707, Extension 1610  or e-mail  

Le Jardin is seeking a Girls’ Water Polo Intermediate Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach. The ideal candidate has had playing and coaching experience and is able to motivate and teach effectively at a variety of skill levels. Le Jardin is a nurturing and vigorous learning community.  Positive communication and mutual respect among coaches, students, parents and the athletic department are valued and expected. Interested applicants, please e mail Kathy Erwin, Acting Director of Athletics at No phone calls please. 

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