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Executive Director

This is to announce the vacancy of the Executive Director of the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board effective January 1, 2010. The Executive Director provides executive staff services to the members of the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board as assigned by the Chairperson; directs the effective operations of the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board office; assists and advises Hawaii Teacher Standards Board members in the direction of operations and activities of the Board as a whole; and performs other related duties as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics: This position is distinguished by its responsibility to provide a variety of executive staff services to the members of the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board, to assist Board members in the development of Board plans, activities, budget, rules, policies and procedures, and to direct the effective operations of the office of the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board. This position is given wide latitude in the planning, organizing and implementation of executive staff assignments.

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT ISSUED: This position is excluded from all Bargaining Units and will be renewed on a yearly basis based on the evaluation of the Board. There is no tenure or guarantee of re-employment. The appointment will be for a period of up to four years based upon annual performance reviews.

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a minimum of a master’s degree, preferably in education or a closely related field.

**Experience: Ten years of responsible work experience, primarily in an education field, with at least (4) years in administrative or leadership roles. Experience with budgeting and supervision of personnel preferred.

Current Knowledge of: National trends in teacher standards and licensing and other policies relating to teacher quality; national trends in teacher preparation programs and standards; applicable federal and state statutes, laws, regulations, procedures, and contractual provisions; administrative functions including the hiring, supervision and evaluation of staff, and fiscal operations; strategies for, maintaining a safe, orderly, efficient and effective working environment.

Ability to: Communicate and interact openly and effectively with various public and private constituents; promote the advancement of the teaching profession; monitor local and national trends as they pertain to education, teacher preparation and licensing; advocate and lead public policy formation; develop and recommend policies and programs to the Board and implement policies, procedures and programs of the Board; effectively monitor and direct staff; develop and oversee the operating budget; maintain public records of the board; effectively use technology for communication and administrative functions.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board and working with the Board Chair, the Executive Director is responsible for:
Providing leadership to the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) and its staff;
Promoting positive and effective communications with teachers and other school personnel, members of the teacher education community, staff, members of the Board, legislators, and the general public;
Managing the full scope of Board administrative responsibilities.

A copy of the Executive Director’s job description is available upon request.

SALARY RANGE: EOSR10, $87,340 to $103,196.

WORK YEAR AND BENEFITS: Appointment will be on a 12-month basis with vacation and sick leave provided according to applicable regulations.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit: (1) a letter of interest specific to the position, (2) a copy of the individual’s resume or vita, (3) an unofficial transcript documenting degree completion (an official copy is required prior to hiring), (4) applicant’s current contact information including address, telephone, and email, (5) contact information for at least three references familiar with the applicant’s work. Criminal background check will be required prior to employment.

SUBMITTAL OF APPLICATIONS: Complete applications will be reviewed beginning August 27, 2009, by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board. The Board will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Applications can be submitted in person, via FAX, or through postal delivery.
ADDRESS: Hawaii Teacher Standards Board, 650 Iwilei Road, Suite 201, Honolulu, HI 96817
FAX: (808) 586-2606
EMAIL: Dr. Jonathan Gillentine, HTSB Chairperson, at .

You will receive a confirmation email to verify receipt of your application.

INTERVIEW: Please make accommodations to be available for an interview when you are contacted. Interviews will be scheduled by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board starting in September 2009.

WRITING SAMPLE: A writing assessment will be administered at the time of scheduled interviews.

For additional questions, you may call 808-586-2605.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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