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Notice #: 0000658967-01
State/City & County Jobs

Department of Education


The Hawaii Department of Education (HiDOE) is in the midst of exciting transformational changes. Pursuant to our Strategic Plan, HiDOE has re-focused its efforts to ensure that all students have the academic and personal skills required to succeed in life. As the 9th largest school district in the country, the Department has a workforce of over 25,000 full-time and 20,000 part-time employees, manages a $1.7 billion dollar budget, and supports 255 public schools spanning seven islands that collectively serve more than 180,000 students, of whom nearly 53 percent qualify for free or reduced price lunch. HiDOE is committed to building central office functions that meet the needs of students, parents, educators and community stakeholders and schools to focus on improving instruction that leads to strong student outcomes.

The Department seeks a visionary leader for the position of Assistant Superintendent of OSFSS to work closely with the Superintendent and Senior Assistant Superintendent as a strategic partner in the management of school facilities and support services. The Assistant Superintendent of OSFSS serves as a member of the Superintendent’s cabinet and is a problem-solving collaborative team player on all Department leadership issues. The position oversees six branches, directs a central and field staff of approximately 400 employees, and oversees the following key functions:
Facilities acquisition, planning, construction, maintenance and repair including overseeing the Capital Improvement Plan and budget;
Student transportation;
School food services;
Safety, security, and emergency preparedness; and
Auxiliary support.

The ideal candidate:
Has achieved outstanding results in facilities and support services planning and execution, preferably within public education;
Has a track record of influencing and collaborating with senior state and local leaders, principals, teacher leaders, administrators, and labor unions;
Possesses a collaborative and open leadership style and can lead a team to achieve measurable results;
Exercises good judgment in the midst of much change or ambiguity; and
Must be able to think strategically, plan conceptually, and problem-solve.

The Department has recently implemented performance routines at the State level, which detail how State Offices will achieve the goals outlined in the Strategic Plan. The position is tasked with further defining and achieving facilities and support service objectives within in Strategic Plan Goal Three – Successful Systems of Support. This includes leading high level initiatives that develop, streamline, and organize DOE facilities and support services for a 21st century learning environment. The right candidate will have the exceptional interpersonal, communication, and management skills needed to work effectively in a large-scale organizational change effort, as well as a vision for 21st century school facilities and support services.

The position requires a bachelor’s degree and ten years of increasingly responsible management level experience, which preferably includes substantial experience in facilities, support services, strategic planning, and change management. Qualified applicants should respond by September 8, 2014 with resume, cover letter and salary requirements in confidence to:

Hawaii Department of Education
Office of Human Resources
Recruitment Administrator
680 Iwilei Road, Suite 490
Honolulu, HI 96817

(SA658967 8/17, 8/24/14)