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Graduate Assistant
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
Ka Papa Loi o Kanewai, Hawaiinuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, UHM
Date Posted:
November 04, 2016
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins November 23, 2016
Salary Information:
Step 6
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Full Time/Part Time:
Part Time - Full Time Equivalency: 5%

Other Conditions:
To begin ASAP, contingent on program needs and the availability of funds.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Assist the Director and staff in conducting research related to the identification, cultivation and propagation of kalo and other native plants;
  2. Will work independently and with staff to perform field work;
  3. Actively collects and analyzes data as well as reviews publications for areas of further research, development, and partnership;
  4. Leads and assists with tours of Kanewai lo'i that engages a wide range of audiences and learners from within the university community, as well as, the Native Hawaiian community, public and private schools, organizations, and the community groups;
  5. Assists with workshops and the upkeep and maintenance of Kanewai and Punalu'u loi as a safe learning environment;
  6. Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Admitted full-time at the University of Hawaii in a graduate degree program, at the time of hire, with good standing in Hawaiian Studies, Hawaiian Language, or related field;
  2. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, as well as, establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and visitors;
  3. Ability to work in rigorous field environments such as slippery, uneven terrain, including adverse weather conditions;
  4. Ability to operate motorized equipment;
  5. Proficient with common computer word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database applications;
  6. Ability in computer programming to maintain website;
  7. Possess a current, valid driver's license to operate a motor vehicle in Hawaii;
  8. Availability to work on weekends and/or evenings.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Doctoral student in related field;
  2. Fluency in the Hawaiian language;
  3. Physically fit, willing, and able to work outdoors, perform required travel, and complete project research, writing and analysis tasks;
  4. Experience working in a loi;
  5. Possess knowledge of the history of Kanewai;
  6. Grade point average above 3.75.

To Apply:
Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, a resume that includes names with contact information (including e-mail addresses) of at least 3 professional references; a copy of transcripts (unofficial printout acceptable), and any other relevant materials that demonstrate your qualifications for this position to the address below. Materials submitted will not be returned. E-mailed, faxed, and incomplete applications will not be considered.
  1. Ka Papa Lo'i o Kanewai
  2. Hawaiinuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge UHM
  3. Attn KPLK GRA
  4. 2645 Dole Street KAMA 209A
  5. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. E. Hiapo Cashman, Director; 808-956-0546

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