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Academic Support (Educational Specialist), 0079735T (Molokai), 0079852T (Hawaii Island)

Various, HI | Full Time

Job Description


Title: Academic Support (Educational Specialist)
Position Number: 0079735T (Molokai), 0079852T (Hawaii Island) – Two (2) vacancies
Hiring Unit: College of Education, Center on Disability Studies
Location: Hawaii Island and Molokai
Date Posted: September 8, 2022
Closing Date: Continuous – Review of Applications begins September 22, 2022
Band: A
Minimum Monthly Salary: Salary schedules and placement information
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Temporary/Permanent: Temporary - Not to Exceed: August 31, 2023
Funding: Federal
Other Conditions: Two (2) vacancies; one located on Hawaii Island and the other on Molokai. Federal funds. Appointment to begin approximately October 2022 or soon thereafter. Continuation dependent on satisfactory performance, program needs and renewal of funds.
Duties and Responsibilities:
[**Denotes Essential Functions]

  • **Under the direction of the project directors, project coordinator, and family engagement coordinator, lead the local teams (consisting of science instructors, mentors, tutors, tech support persons, and kupuna) and coordinate the project implementation at the local sites. 
  • **Manage the logistical aspects of hosting student sessions, family sessions, and community-based center activities. 
  • **Create and maintain a local hui (i.e., circle of support for students) with students, families, mentors, instructors, tutors, tech support persons, kupuna, local high school and college personnel, and internship sites. 
  • Facilitate student sessions and family sessions. 
  • **Assess community and participants’ needs, and develop and implement a plan for community-based center activities.    
  • **Assist in recruiting internship sites and mentors at different locations. 
  • Create literature summaries, tables and graphics for reports, presentations and publications
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree in Education, STEM-related fields, Social Science (relating to human behaviors/culture) or related field and 1 year(s) of progressively responsible professional experience with responsibilities in coordinating educational and internship programs with high school students, including Native Hawaiian students; or equivalent education/training or experience.
  2. Functional knowledge of principles, practices and techniques in educational and internship programs demonstrated by knowledge, understanding and ability to apply concepts, terminology.
  3. Functional knowledge and understanding of principles, theories, federal and state laws, rules, regulations and systems associated with educational programs for indigenous students.
  4. Demonstrated ability to recognize problems, identify possible causes and resolve the full range problems that may commonly occur in the field of educational and internship programs.
  5. Demonstrated ability to understand oral and written documentation, write reports and procedures, and communicate effectively in a variety of situations.
  6. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team members and individuals.
  7. Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and apply word processing software.
  8. Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated. 
  9. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement Native Hawaiian culture-based activities, STEM activities, or college transition activities for students, family, and/or community members. 
  10. Understanding of Native Hawaiian culture and practices and culturally responsive approaches. 
  11. Experience working with diverse students including Native Hawaiian students, students with disabilities, and/or gifted/talented students. 
  12. Experience coordinating a project or program. 
  13. Ability to travel independently to various geographical site/school locations in a timely manner.
Desirable Qualifications:
  1. Understanding of differentiated instruction and experience in implementing differentiated instruction in an inclusive class setting. 
  2. Experience supporting high school students, including Native Hawaiian students, for college transition. 
  3. Experience in helping to find internship opportunities and mentoring students through internships. 
  4. Familiarity in collecting and storing research data.
  5. Experience with class observations for lesson implementation fidelity.
  6. Experience with grant writing, manuscript, and/or proposal preparation.
To Apply:
Submit a cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, resume, names and contact information (including email addresses) of 3 professional references, and official transcripts (copies acceptable; however, official transcripts are required upon hiring).
Inquiries: Hye-Jin Park,
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