Employment Opportunities

Damien Memorial School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Join our family where we educate and inspire young men and women through academics, athletics and the spirituality of a Catholic education. The long-standing tradition of Damien Memorial continues to guide our mission and vision of how we treat our faculty, staff, student, parents, and alumni.

Desired qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree required. Teaching experience in content area and use of instructional technology; excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for developing student potential in an academic and religious-oriented learning community.

Interested candidates please send a resume to:
Br. Daniel Casey

Current Employment Opportunities

Position Details: Facilities Assistant Director/Resident Manager (contract position) posted 9/13/2017

Department:           Facilities
Status:                      Full-Time, Independent Contractor
Term:                        9 months, October 2017-June 2018, with prospect of full-time employment to follow

Pay:                           Depends on experience
Work Hours:           Monday – Friday, generally 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Overview:  The Facilities Assistant Director joins a hard-working facilities team that tends to the school’s needs for repair, maintenance and improvements. The Facilities Department is charged with the care of both buildings and grounds on our private, 8-acre school campus.

The school also may have a Resident Manger position available. Under the right circumstances, the Resident Manager could combine with the facilities position. Due to the nature of facilities work at the school, we envision circumstances where this facilities position could serve as a Resident Manager for the campus and live on campus. The Resident Manager role would have a separate position description and responsibilities.

Job Responsibilities:

·       Troubleshoot, diagnose and resolve repair and maintenance requests from supervisors and our community.

·       Respond to “emergency” repair and maintenance requests.

·       Report to the Facilities Director, who reports directly to the President.

·       Communicate with all levels of the organization and with various outside vendors.

·       Perform all duties in a customer service-oriented manner, adhering to all school and applicable safety regulations, policies and procedures.

·       Maintain a current and accurate inventory and repair logs for building, equipment and supplies.

·       Perform other duties as assigned by the Facilities Director. 

·       Must be able to carry up to 100 pounds.


  • Four or more years of professional employment as a skilled worker.
  • Some experience working in facilities, maintenance and/or grounds keeping experience.

Interested candidates please send a resume to: Wes Reber Porter, President and CEO, wporter@damien.edu

Position Details: Director of Development posted 9/13/2017

Department:           Development
Status:                      Full-Time

Pay:                           Depends on experience; competitive salary and benefits


The Director of Development leads the Development Department and works closely with the President /Head of School to oversee and manage all aspects of Damien’s development program.

The Director of Development must be able to think strategically and practically to implement a comprehensive and results-oriented development plan that includes innovative strategies.  Key components of this development plan should include goals, strategies and timetables for the annual fund, major and capital gifts, alumni giving, planned giving and matching gifts. The plan should include a complementary focus on prospecting and tactics to build key relationships with major donors, alumni and families, as well as community, corporate and foundation leaders.

This position reports to the President, serves on the school’s executive team and sits on the Development Committee of the Board of Directors.


•     Develops and implements a short- and long-term plan to meet established development goals and objectives.

•     Manages development, fundraising and friend-raising campaigns, events and initiatives and serves as the personal contact for initiatives to secure major gifts and increase overall giving.

•     Manages and works with fundraising, research and cultivation, alumni and parent relations and other related functions within the school with a special emphasis on pursuing strategies to secure or increase giving from donors.

·     Works collaboratively and creatively with the President and Communications Department to appropriately integrate messages in publications, grant submissions, reports and other materials for cultivating and stewarding donors.

·     Meets regularly with the President regarding program goals and initiatives, creates a strong case of need for philanthropy in line with the vision and strategic planning of the school, and routinely reports to the Board of Directors and appropriate committees.

•     Works collaboratively with faculty, staff, alumni and parents and leadership from other key constituents, friends and community members.

•     Oversees key development functions, which includes: establishing annual goals to support overall goals established in the development plan, gift processing, information systems and donor acknowledgement, the donor database and connections into the financial reporting.

•     Develops strategies for existing donors to effectively move them through a meaningful cycle of giving.

•     Attends Damien events and activities and fosters significant pride and excitement for fundraising and development efforts.



•     Demonstrates collaborative leadership and a motivating and engaging communication style.

•     Proven track record of fundraising success, particularly by securing major gifts, successfully managing campaigns and engaging a community of motivated supporters.

•     Minimum of 5 years of increasing responsibility in nonprofit fundraising, preferably within an independent school, including cultivating and soliciting major gifts from individuals and grant-writing.

•     Excellent managerial skills, including at least 5 years of previous experience successfully managing development staff.

•     Ability to balance multiple priorities in a complex environment.

•     Working knowledge of development best practices, trends in (independent school) education and development, fundraising tools and technology, including donor databases, e-mail and online campaigns, and donor research.

•     Extreme tact and discretion, attention to detail and a commitment to excellence.

•     Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing, Business Administration or other related field.

•     Deep appreciation and understanding of the School’s mission and the ability to articulate its values and vision internally and externally.


Interested candidates please send a resume to: Wes Reber Porter, President and CEO, wporter@damien.edu

Accountant Position: posted 11/30/2017


Skills and Qualifications:

·       Bachelor’s degree or equivalent business experience

·       Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and financial reporting

·       Attention to detail and accuracy, planning and organizing, scheduling and monitoring, communication skills, initiative, team work, confidentiality

·       Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel


Essential Functions:

A private school located in Honolulu is seeking a full-time Accountant who will be partially responsible for the general accounting function, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, preparing journal entries, maintaining balance sheet schedules and ledgers, and account and bank reconciliations.  The Accountant will assist with monthly closings and account analysis and will support the Chief Financial Officer in carrying out the responsibilities of the Business Office.


·       Prepare journal entries and maintain general ledger

·       Reconcile and maintain balance sheet accounts

·       Perform account/bank reconciliations and prepare analysis of accounts as requested

·       Assist with payroll administration

·       Assist with monthly and year-end closings and preparation of monthly financial statements

·       Assist with implementing and maintaining internal financial controls and procedures

·       Work with the accountant and accounting clerk by coordinating activities and responding to inquiries

Work hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:30pm and as deemed necessary.


·       Medical, Dental, Drug, Vision

·       403(b) Retirement Plan

·       Paid time off and holidays

·       Tuition discount

For interested candidates, please send your resume to Tiffany Sawai, Chief Financial Officer, at tsawai@damien.edu.