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ORGANIZATION: Hawaii Technology Academy


The Governing Board of Hawaiʻi Technology Academy (HTA), a public charter school with campuses on Hawaiʻi Island, Maui, Oʻahu, and Kauaʻi, is seeking an Interim Executive Director for the 2022-2023 school year to oversee all operations, functions, and activities of HTA and its four campuses. The Interim Executive Director will partner closely with school administration, faculty, and the Governing Board in the implementation and continual support of initiatives that further HTA’s mission and vision. The Interim Executive Director will be the key driving force in fostering unified and collaborative leadership at HTA, and will oversee renewal of the school’s charter .

The ability to cultivate an environment of trust, transparency, and teamwork, while maintaining a focus on positive outcomes and results, is vital in this role. Clear, concise, and effective communication will be extremely important. Additionally, an understanding of Hawaiian values such as Aloha (love, compassion), Haʻahaʻa (humility), ʻIke pono (knowing, feeling, understanding), Kokua (help, support), Kuleana (responsibility) and Lokahi (harmony), are essential to the success of this role. The applicant selected may apply for the Full Time Executive Director position if successful in the Interim Executive Director role.

Where you will make an impact:

  • Supporting the development of a 3-5 year outcomes based plan for studentsʻ academic achievement by grade level and subject areas.
  • Completing curricula standards by grade level and subject area for the next 3-5 years.
  • Designing and implementing a systemic 3-5 year plan for accountability at all levels of the HTA organization, beginning with the Executive Director and extending to all HTA Directors, faculty, and staff.
  • Establishing a culture of collective responsibility to student achievement and growth through collaboration and high quality instruction at all levels of the HTA organization.
  • Leading the reorganization of the HTA organizational chart to ensure that each role aligns with each personʻs strengths and effectiveness in those roles.
  • Enhancing and improving relationships with all school stakeholders (students, families, faculty, staff, Friends of HTA, and the Governing Board).
  • Supervising all HTA financial operations including complex budgets, grants management, and forward-facing financial stability.
  • Enhancing and continuing positive relationships between HTA and relevant departments at the Department of Education, Charter Commission, and other external partners.

What you will bring:

Leadership - experience managing all aspects of a highly diverse team spread out across multiple physical locations, which include the ability to coach and develop all levels of highly involved professionals.

Adaptability - experience in appropriately responding to external forces that impact priorities or operations and effectively managing change internally.

Interpersonal Relationships - an ability to quickly build rapport and gain the trust of all stakeholders through visible social interactions.

Experience - proven experience as an effective leader in the K-12 education field.

Technologically savvy - training and experience in a learning environment which includes both in-person, and virtual teaching scenarios.

Innovation - an "outside the box" thinker who is able to quickly adapt to and find ways to effectively incorporate new and emerging technologies in a learning environment.

Passion - a deep commitment to the students at HTA, and the desire to prepare them to be lifelong learners.

Knowledge - a firm understanding, through experience, about workforce readiness, and helping adolescents prepare for a higher education or career, through planning and goal-setting.

Finance Competence - a solid understanding of how to obtain, monitor, and forecast plans for the financing of HTA programs, as well as the ability to link financial programming to student performance.

Respect - the ability to earn, maintain, and further the trust and respect of all stakeholders, both internal and external.

Interested applicants must submit a resume/curriculum vitae (CV) and at least three professional references by email to: Mark Brown (, HTA Governing Board.

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About Hawaii Technology Academy


94-450 Mokuola Street Suite 200, Waipahu, HI 96797, US

Mission Statement

Founded in 2007, HTA’s mission is to "empower students to succeed through our blended learning experience - face-to-face, virtual and independent." HTA’s Core Values of Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Communication, Creativity and Character are foundational skills that staff seeks to cultivate into students’ lives. The Core Values also drive curriculum design, instruction, assessment, hiring, and overall program administration. HTA’s vision is to be "a community embracing the challenges of today and the opportunities of tomorrow."


Hawaii Technology Academy is a tuition-free, WASC accredited, public charter school. Serving more than 1,200 students on school campuses with more than 100 faculty and staff across four islands (Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, and Oahu), HTA is Hawaii's largest statewide public charter school. With a truly diverse student population (32% of students are white, 25% are Native Hawaiian, 13% are Hispanic/Latinx and 25% are low-income), HTA is on the leading edge of blended learning at the K-12 level, providing students with a combination of face-to-face instruction, virtual instruction, and independent learning. Partnering with Learning Coaches (usually the student's parent), HTA students are guided by certified educators who support them in their academic, technological and social development. HTA’s highly qualified teachers design and deliver innovative, project-based, Common Core-aligned curriculum in face-to-face classrooms and virtual learning platforms. HTA’s blended learning model allows for a true parent-teacher partnership in the education of children.


Board Development
Education & Literacy
Board Development, Community, Education & Literacy


Tue May 03, 2022 - Thu Jun 30, 2022


94-450 Mokuola StWaipahuWaipahu, HI 96797



  • Financial Auditing
  • Financial Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Management
  • Organization
  • Relationship Building





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