Job Announcements

Compiled by: Kevin Chang, Land Manager at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Please send Kevin Chang a message at his NEW e-mail address if you would like to receive “Jobs” email announcements in the future:

Some of these job deadlines are NOW so please read  carefully and  if you are interested respond accordingly.

This e-mail list was created to assist in making connections and getting job announcements to Native Hawaiian and island people interested in doing work to aloha ÿäina and/or serve the Hawaiian community in other ways. Please pass this on and spread it widely.

If you know of jobs or other career oriented opportunities please pass them my way. I can disseminate the info. Job or opportunity information must be easy for me to cut & paste, attach to or easily summarize in an e-mail like this.  If you know of others who would like to be on this list please feel free to let me know and I will add them.

OHA is hiring for the following positions, details attached:



Lots of potential State jobs here some are definitely conservation oriented:

Also, check out Kamehameha Schools site:

YWCA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) (mahalo Georgianna DeCosta)

The O’ahu YWCA seeks a CEO to lead the non-profit, multi-program, voluntary organization. Please see attachment for details.

Mana Maoli Program and OFFICE ASSISSTANT (Eri Oura)

Mana Maoli, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (, seeks a part-time PROGRAM ASSISTANT.

The primary duty of this position is to assist our Office Manager and Director with program and office duties as needed. Examples include:

·      Assist with gathering and tracking information, communications, social media, and outreach related to our Kanehunamoku and Maoli Music programs

·      Upkeeping our database, filing, and inventory

·      Assisting with other general office duties – i.e. handling phone calls, processing check request forms, bill payments, and office maintenance

Minimum qualifications:

·      Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

·      Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·      Able to work with a team of people to accomplish our organization’s goals

·      High School Diploma

Preferred qualifications:

·      Background in Hawaiian Culture/Language

·      AA or BA degree

Starting rate will be between $9 and $11/hour, pending qualifications.

10-18 hours/week. Temporary hire. Benefits not included.

Location: Mana Maoli Office at Kailua Intermediate School

Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and references by November 30th via email to, or mail or hand-deliver it to:

Mana Maoli

c/o Kailua Intermediate School

145 S. Kainalu Drive

Kailua, Hawai‘i 96734

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) PROGRAM DIRECTOR (mahalo David Forman)

The Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law is establishing a new Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program focused on environmental, public lands, and natural resource issues and is currently accepting applications for the ADR Program Director. The Director will play a major role in initiating, designing, and developing the new ADR program. Specific responsibilities include identifying issues of local, regional, and national importance and proactively investigating ADR opportunities; public education about the benefits of mediation, collaboration, and other ADR options; providing ADR services to government agencies, corporations, environmental organizations, and other entities; fundraising to support the program; and research on ADR processes and opportunities. Requirements include a Juris Doctor or equivalent degree, along with a minimum of five (5) years of experience in alternative dispute resolution. Experience with environmental, natural resources, or energy law and policy, and especially experience with these issues in the western United States, is strongly preferred. For additional information and to apply, please go to

Environmental Center, Graduate Assistant Job Description (Mahalo David Penn)

Please distribute this announcement to your student networks, the position is available for Spring 2012 and beyond.
Applicants may contact me for additional information, and should send me an electronic copy of their application materials via email.


David Penn
Assistant Faculty Specialist, Environmental Center
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Water Resources Research Center

Hau‘oli Mau Loa Foundation is seeking to hire a Program Associate (mahalo Brant Chillingworth)


This position works in a team approach to develop, implement, evaluate and improve the Foundation’s grantmaking activities. The Program Associate is an entry-level professional staff position whose primary responsibility is to contribute to ensuring the Foundation has effective grantmaking programs.   The Program Associate will conduct site visits, assess partnership opportunities, analyze and synthesize information, prepare written reports, undertake special research assignments, contribute to the development of program strategies, and maintain current knowledge on the nonprofit sector, philanthropy and content areas related to the Foundation’s funding interests.


  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and work experience in areas related to Hau‘oli Mau Loa Foundation’s program areas (children/youth or environment).
  • A minimum of three years of experience with a Hawai‘i nonprofit or in a field related to the Foundation’s interest areas.

How to apply

  • Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (relevant to the position) to  Please reference “Resume” in the subject line.
  • This is a rolling application process, however we urge interested applicants to apply before December 31, 2011.

Hau‘oli Mau Loa Foundation offers a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with skills and experience.  For more information please call us at (808) 545-4212 , or email



Paepae o He’eia Internship (Mahalo Hi’ilei Kawelo)

Paepae o He’eia is announcing one available opening for our He’eia Ahupua’a Internship.  E kala mai, but the turnaround time is quick; applications are due December 30th with interviews to follow during the week of January 2nd.  The paid internship will run from January through May.  For more information please see the attached flyer and application.  Please help to forward this e-mail on to the masses.

Mahalo nui and happy holidays!

Hi’ilei Kawelo Executive Director Paepae o He’eia, He’eia Fishpond office: 236-6178 fax:234-1999


Summer 2012 White House INTERNSHIP (mahalo Kai Markell)
The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. Although unpaid, this hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities.

The application period for the Summer 2012 White House Internship Program is now open until January 22, 2012.

All White House Internship Program participants must be:

*   United States citizens
*   At least 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship
*   Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college or university OR graduated in the past two years from an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college or university
*   A veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty at any time over the past two years

All White House Interns are expected to intern full-time for the entire term of the program.

*   The Summer 2012 internship term runs from May 29, 2012-August 10, 2012
*   The White House Internship Program is an unpaid program
*   Interns will be expected to work from approximately 9 AM-6 PM, Monday-Friday
*   Hours may vary by office
To learn more, and to apply, visit:

Columbia Law School’s Center for Climate Change Law FELLOWSHIP (mahalo David Forman)

Applications Due: February 15, 2012

Applications are invited for a fellowship in climate change law at Columbia Law School’s Center for Climate Change Law.  The salary will be $60,000/year plus benefits.  Applicants must have received a J.D. degree within three years prior to the beginning of the Fellowship. Strong academic qualifications and background in environmental or energy law and policy will be expected. The Fellow will function as Associate Director of the Center; will supervise various fellows, visiting scholars and interns; will work on a wide variety of research and writing projects; and will help organize conferences, seminars, collaborative publications, and other projects concerning climate mitigation and adaptation.

The Fellowship will be for a one-year period, from September 2012 through August 2013.

More information about the Center is available at Applicants should submit a cover letter, C.V. and law school transcript to

Native Hawaiian Scholarship ‘Aha 2011 (mahalo Mälia Ka‘aihue)


The Education Advocacy Initiative team at OHA is happy to present the Native Hawaiian Scholarship ‘Aha 2011!  OHA partnered with the University of Hawai’i, Native Hawaiian Education Association and Gear Up to launch a state-wide effort to increase access to financial aid.  High school students, parents, teachers, adult students, enrolled college students, counselors and anyone interested are encouraged to attend a presentation to find out more about sources of financial aid available for Native Hawaiians including eligibility criteria and qualification requirements.

Please see attachment for dates and locations.

EPA Fellowship (Mahalo David Penn)

You are receiving this email because you have signed up on EPA’s National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) Fellowship Program mailing list. The purpose of this email is to notify you that program materials for the 2012 program have been posted to the NNEMS website at Please note that only 9 fellowships are being offered for the 2012 program.

Interactive application materials and details on how to apply are available on the NNEMS website at The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, January 30, 2012. All materials must be postmarked on or before that date to be eligible for consideration.

The NNEMS program provides associate, undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to participate in a fellowship project that is directly related to their field of study. The purpose of the NNEMS program is to:

  • Provide students with practical research opportunities and experiences in EPA’s program and regional offices and in its laboratories;
  • Increase public awareness of and involvement in environmental issues;
  • Encourage qualified individuals to pursue environmental careers; and
  • Help defray the costs associated with the pursuit of academic programs related to the field of environmental protection, such as pollution control, science, engineering, technology, social science and specialty areas.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Carolyn Pitera, Tetra Tech EM Inc., by email at

Hawai’i Green Collar Institute courses (Mahalo Janice Staab)

The Hawai‘i Green Collar Institute is proud to announce a new college course available in the Spring Semester 2012: Independent Study 299, “Exploring ‘Green’ Careers in Hawai’i.”  This independent study course which offers students the opportunity to design and complete individualized course(s) of study relative to their individual interests and academic needs.  Please see the attached documents for more information and help us to spread the word about this great opportunity.

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Chief Advocate.pdf
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Compliance Archaeologist Specialist III.PDF
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Scholarship Aha 2011.pdf
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2012 HA Internship Flyer edited (January to May).pdf
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