Human Resources

Education and Outreach Coordinator, PBB (#77630) Position Description

UH at Hilo, Office of the Chancellor, Center for Maunakea Stewardship, full-time, permanent, general funds, appointment to begin approximately February 2023, pending position clearance and availability of funding.


Creates educational, training and marketing materials that are culturally appropriate, engaging, and easy to understand. Serves as principal point of contact and coordinator for education and community outreach projects that support the mission of CMS (i.e., Kamaaina Observatory Experience, Astro Day, local school events, career days, science fairs, etc.) Ability to interpret and present information and ideas clearly and accurately in writing, verbally and by preparation of reports and other materials. Provides administrative, programmatic and research support relating to education and outreach. Assist with providing educational and cultural input on programs and projects. Develop, plan, and manage social media content that is consistent with the company's brand identity. Responsible for managing, developing, and implementing plans for outreach efforts including outreach and communication with Native Hawaiian groups and government agencies. Coordinates with the Executive Director and Committee Chairs to prepare the agenda, materials and meeting minutes and serves as the liaison for the CMS Board and Committees, including written or oral communications. Provides administrative support to Executive Director, Director of Stewardship programs, and Committee Chairs as needed. Networks and partners with agencies, organizations, and businesses with related interests on educational activities. Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a baccalaureate degree in Communications, Education, Public Outreach or related field and 6 year(s) of progressively responsible professional experience with responsibilities for program and activities related to environmental and natural resource issues; or equivalent education/training or experience. Considerable working knowledge of principles, practices and techniques in the field of education and Native Hawaiian cultural practices as demonstrated by the broad knowledge of the full range of pertinent standard and evolving concepts, principles and methodologies. Considerable working knowledge and understanding of applicable federal and state laws, rules, regulations and theories and systems associated with traditional Native Hawaiian cultural practices. Demonstrated ability to resolve wide ranging complex problems through the use of creative reasoning and logic to accurately determine the cause of the problems and the resolution of the problems in an effective, innovative and timely manner. Demonstrated ability to interpret and present information and ideas clearly and accurately in writing, verbally and by preparation of reports and other materials. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team leaders and members, and individuals. Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and apply word processing software. For supervisory work, demonstrated ability to lead subordinates, manage work priorities and projects, and manage employee relations. Experience managing community outreach programs, projects, and events. Experience creating, designing, and developing print and/or online interpretative and educational outreach material. Well-developed and adaptive writing skills for preparing both high-level technical documents, as well as information to be digested by the public. Knowledge and skills in the principles of education and interpretation with a deep interest and/or education in the field of natural and cultural resources. Strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively and professionally with staff, internal and external partners, and the general public. Experience working in classroom and outdoor settings with a variety of age groups. Skills in marketing, customer service, public speaking, and media relations including social media. Cultural and social sensitivity and awareness, including understanding Native Hawaiian issues. Experience with supporting Boards and Committees, preparing agendas, minutes, and meeting materials. Experience providing administrative support to multiple managers. Must be able to meet and work flexible hours, evenings, and weekends. Must be able to hike short distances related to field work at high altitudes. Valid driver's license and be able to drive a 4WD vehicle. Demonstrated ability to use typical office software and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

Desirable Qualifications

Master's Degree in Hawaiian Studies, Education, Communication, or relevant field. Cultural ties to Maunakea. Ability to speak and understand Olelo Hawaii. Experience consulting with native Hawaiian lineal decedents, cultural practitioners, and/or native Hawaiian organizations related to land use management, development, and related regulations. Knowledge of resources and culture specifically related to Maunakea and Hawaii Island. Knowledgeable of traditional and customary Native Hawaiian ceremonies and protocol exercised for subsistence and culture. Demonstrated ability to provide good customer service. A solution-oriented team player.

Pay Range

PBB, Minimum $4762/month

Applications (How to Apply)

For application instructions and to submit an application, please visit NEOGOV and search for pos no 77630 or Education & Outreach Coordinator. Please be sure to review the full job posting before applying. Failure to submit all required documents shall deem an application to be incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Note: If you have not applied for a position before using NEOGOV, you will need to create an account.

Inquiries (General)

Nahua Guilloz;; 808-933-3195

Please refer to position #77630 when making inquiries.

Application Deadline

First review date December 15, 2022

Important Information

The official advertisement can be found at NEOGOV.

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