Working at Voyager provides opportunities for professional growth, intellectual exchange, and ongoing learning. No matter what your position, you will have the chance to positively influence students so that, regardless of their background or situation, can thrive educationally and personally.
Staff members are pivotal to the success of the school and are therefore chosen carefully with the overall school vision in mind. Applicants are required to review program materials prior to the interview and to explore their personal philosophies in relation to school goals and principles. Classroom teachers must have verifiable education degrees from state approved teacher education programs. Salaries and benefits for these positions will be consistent with (or slightly higher than) the union contracts currently in existence for DOE public schools.
Because Voyager is committed to excellence and continuous quality improvement, each staff member must be a lifelong learner with the desire to receive and provide feedback, reflect upon current practices, and improve skills. Attending professional development sessions, engaging in collaborative problem solving and planning, and conducting research to further develop skills is seen as a regular way of life at Voyager. Recruitment begins in February and March for the following school year. The application process begins with submission of a resume and letters of reference, if available. Depending on the position, applicants may be required to complete a written questionnaire, submit writing samples, conduct a sample lesson in a classroom, and/or participate in individual and/or panel interviews. At least one face-to-face interview is highly recommended. Video-taped teaching sessions and phone interviews may be considered in the event that it is not possible to schedule on-site sessions. Voyager does not provide compensation for relocation of mainland applicants.
Resumes may be submitted via e-mail or FAX: 808-521-9772. Please indicate the position of interest when sending resumes.
Voyager currently has grades Kindergarten through eighth grade. Although teachers negotiate a separate contract with the Voyager Local School Board, they are members of HSTA and enjoy the same benefits as DOE teachers. The Voyager salary scale is slightly higher than the current DOE salary scale. Additionally, Voyager offers a chance to have a real impact on students with less restrictions and bureaucracy than what is often present in other schools. Our curriculum emphasizes student involvement in setting classroom purpose, monitoring quality and progress, and setting goals for improvement. The variety of teaching/learning approaches ensures that students will be stimulated, enriched, and will grow into responsible, self-managing people right before your eyes.
The teamwork in our school is also exceptional. We believe in optimization of results, which means that all parts of the school need to support one another vs. compete for resources or recognition. We work together to build the interdisciplinary curriculum, build in the languages and arts into all aspects of the program, and learn together about what is working and what needs refining. There is teacher representation on the Voyager School Board, so the views of all teachers are included in decisions that influence the school.
Finally, you will have ongoing chances to grow personally and professionally while at Voyager. We believe in ongoing learning for all people in our community. If you ever wished that your own continuing learning were emphasized more, Voyager is the place for you.
Volunteers Needed From All Walks of Life
At Voyager, community involvement in the school experience is encouraged and welcome. There will be many opportunities for accomplished individuals who wish to share their expertise to do so within our classroom walls. Voyager’s diverse program offers many opportunities for volunteer teachers, including but not limited to tutoring, before and after school enrichment programs, guest speaker program, teaching a language, teaching an art unit, teaching keyboard or ukulele, serving as a resource for Hawaiian studies, and many more.