Executive Director Posted Mar 13
Seagull Schools , Honolulu, HI
Seagull Schools is a private, non-profit corporation that has

been serving Hawaii's communities by developing and operating early

education facilities since 1971. It is one of the State's largest

childcare providers, serving approximately 1,000 children from

mixed socioeconomic backgrounds.

The Schools' centers are located in Kailua, Ewa Beach, Ko Olina,

Kapolei and Honolulu on the island of Oahu. Two campuses are leased

and three are independently owned by the schools.

All of Seagull Schools early education programs are fully

accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young

Children (NAEYC), considered the most stringent of all early

education accrediting organizations.

Seagull Schools is unique in offering intergenerational programs

in which seniors participate with preschoolers. This is one of the

strategic initiatives for Seagull Schools.

Seagull Schools also operates a commercial kitchen responsible

for serving 2,500 meals to its students every school day. It

conforms to USDA and state regulations.

This position replaces the founder who is retiring after 46

years. The workforce is very engaged and passionate about the

mission and vision.

The Executive Director, under the direction of the Board, is

responsible for the strategic vision, planning, leadership and

accountability by working closely with staff and in partnership

with community stakeholders. In close collaboration with the Board

of Directors, the Executive Director develops and implements

long-range strategic planning goals, oversight of finances,

strategies, plans, and policies. The position has full

responsibility and authority for staff and personnel matters,

facilities, food service as well as oversight and ongoing

development. The Executive Director shall establish and maintain a

positive working atmosphere that promotes an open, cooperative,

energetic and innovative team environment that enhances Seagull

Schools' programs and services.

The Executive Director for Seagull Schools is expected to be a

thought leader in Early Childhood Education within the State of

Hawaii and thus active with many organizations through this role.

Seagull Schools has been fortunate to have the support of many

foundations and community partnerships and the Executive Director

needs to be skilled at nurturing and maintaining this support.

Minimum Qualifications:

Leadership style aligned with the Schools' culture and


Bachelor's degree.

Minimum of five years' experience in education.

Demonstrated strong passion for early childhood education.

Strong communication and collaboration skills.

Ability to interface and engage with diverse cultures.

Proven ability to oversee, nurture and develop staff.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter

describing qualifications and interest in the position.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Kumabe HR

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Employment Type: Permanent

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