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Employment Opportunities

Mahalo for your interest in La Pietra - Hawaii School for Girls. La Pietra offers an unparalleled learning environment and program designed to address the ways girls learn best. For over 50 years, La Pietra has been educating young women to lead lives of achievement by offering an innovative, college preparatory program designed to challenge and inspire young women to discover their passions, realize their potential and become the architects of their own success stories.

Applicants requiring assistance in the application process should contact (808) 922-2744.

Communications Assistant

La Pietra - Hawaii School for Girls seeks a Communications Assistant for the 2019-20 school year. This position is a 12-month, full-time, annually renewable position. The ideal candidate will hold a degree in Communications, Business, or a related area, and have experience in an independent school setting. We seek a collaborative, organized, reflective, and responsible person with exemplary teamwork skills and attention to detail.

General Qualifications/Requirements: Degree in communications, business, or related area; experience in independent school communications or related field; demonstrated technical proficiency; excellent verbal and written communication skills and excellent customer service. Must maintain confidentiality; work efficiently and accurately; be a team player; be able to interact with multiple constituents and able to follow through on multiple projects simultaneously.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assist in the collection, editing, and distribution of materials submitted by others
  • Serve as liaison to media consultants on media and public relations efforts.
  • Generate content for various communication outlets, including the school magazine, social media, website and email
  • With Admissions Office, execute campaign to attract prospective students and retain current students
  • Design, maintain, update website and manage social networking sites
  • Organize community partnership opportunities (e.g. Wahine Forum)
  • Compile and distribute regularly-scheduled parent email newsletter
  • In collaboration with others, produce school publications such as annual report and biannual school magazine: to include researching and writing original articles, compiling and/or writing class notes, graphic design and layout
    • Assist with the promotion, marketing, and advertising of various school events
    • Manage school daily bulletin and calendar event submissions
    • Support school policies, practices and standards and its leadership
    • Other duties as assigned


    • Adobe suite (PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign)
    • Microsoft suite
    • Photography and videography
    • Impeccable writing, editing, speaking and listening skills
    • Website editing and management
    • Database management

    Other Duties as Assigned

    Founded in 1964, La Pietra – Hawaii School for Girls is an independent, secular day school enrolling approximately 160 girls in grades 6-12. The school has recently begun the process of refining its academic and extra-curricular program to incorporate the notion of ‘educating for purpose,’ keeping the student experience as the primary metric of success. To that end, the school is incorporating the RULER socio-emotional learning program, and is a member of the Mastery Transcript Consortium, as well as an affiliate member of Research Schools International. The campus is located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i on the grounds of an estate modeled after an Italian villa, at the foot of Diamond Head state monument, and approximately one-quarter mile from Waikiki beaches.

    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and an employment application from the school’s website www.lapietra.edu to Dawn Ijiri, Executive Assistant, via email to: dijiri@lapietra.edu or via postal mail to: 2933 Poni Moi Rd., Honolulu, HI 96815.

    La Pietra - Hawaii School for Girls does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or gender, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, arrest and court record except as provided by Haw. Rev. Stat. §378-2.5, disability, sexual orientation, military/veterans status, or other grounds protected under applicable state and federal laws, regulations, and/or executive orders. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.