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Instructor, CC (Coordinator in Hawaiian Studies)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
Hawai`i Community College
Date Posted:
March 14, 2017
Closing Date:
March 31, 2017
Salary Information:
C2C11, minimum $5,273.00 per month
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time

Other Conditions:
  • General funded, may begin approximately May 2017, pending availability of funding and actual staffing requirements. Assignments may be scheduled on- and off¬ campus, day, evening and/or, weekends. Position may be converted from 11 to 9 months or 9 to 11 months based on operational needs.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Under the general supervision of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, coordinate activities of the Hawaiian Studies Program at both the Hilo and Palamanui campuses, in conjunction with existing Hawai`i Community College (Hawai`i CC) programs.
  2. Supervise assigned staff and their functions in support of the program.
  3. Coordinate Federal and other extramural grants provided specifically for the purpose of supporting the Hawaiian Studies programs/activities and Native Hawaiian students.
  4. Maintain working relations with Kipuka Native Hawaiian Student Center and like partners statewide.
  5. Cooperate with campus programs such as Office of Continuing Education and other related areas in indigenizing campus statewide, national and international offerings.
  6. Instruction of up to two transfer/non-transfer level and/or credit/non-credit courses per semester with priority in Hawaiian Studies courses.
  7. Cooperate with Hawaiian Studies and Hawaii Life Styles faculty in the development of curriculum, courses, and assessment for Hawaiian studies courses and programming.
  8. Provide leadership for improving and expanding the Hawaiian studies academic, cultural, and support programs for the program and campus.
  9. Participate actively in Hawai`i Papa O Ke Ao Indigenizing the University of Hawai1i on the state, college and program levels.
  10. Actively participate in Ha`akumalae Hawai`i Protocols Committee.
  11. Represent and participate in the Hawai`i CC Hawaiian Studies program in the consortium of Hawaiian Studies AA programs state wide.
  12. Develop community partnerships and internship partners for Hawaiian Studies students and graduates.
  13. Perform related work as assigned to include, but not limited to, advising/counseling students.
  14. Assist in campus-related activities; participating in faculty and administrative committees, community service, and in-service training.
  15. Maintain approved program of professional self-improvement.
  16. Supervise grant staff.
  17. Perform related work as assigned, including serving on institutional and system-wide committees, and participating in community service and other programs of professional development improvement.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Master’s Degree (focus on Hawaiian and/or Pacific Island area); If qualified applicants are not available, others may be considered on an acting instructor basis.
  2. OR Bachelor's degree (focus on Hawaiian and/or Pacific Island area) plus three years of related work experience. If qualified applicants are not available, others will be considered on an acting instructor basis.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Working knowledge of Hawai`i Papa O Ke Ao Indigenizing the University of Hawai`i; demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining island, state, and international partnerships.
  2. Demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining programs for Native Hawaiian success.
  3. Demonstrated experience and/or leadership in grant writing and grant administration.
  4. Community college teaching (or equivalent) experience.
  5. Experience working with urban, suburban and rural native Hawaiian communities.
  6. Successful working relationship with community agencies, private sector groups, educational institutions and organizations.
  7. Fluent (at least 4-years or manaleo) in Hawaiian Language; fluent in Hawaiian cultural/behaviors and practices.
  8. Understanding of community college Kauhale and philosophy.

To Apply:
Submit a complete application postmarked by closing date to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Hawai‘i Community College, 1175 Manono Street, Hilo, HI 96720. A complete application includes: (1) CC Personnel Form 27A , Application for Faculty or Executive Positions (; (2) Applicable official graduate and/or undergraduate transcripts(s) awarding degrees from an accredited institution and coursework to date appropriate to this position. Copies of official transcripts are acceptable, however, on-line transcripts, academic record/grade summaries, diplomas or copies of diplomas will NOT be considered. Original official transcripts are required at the time of hire (in order to be official, transcripts must have the official seal and be mailed directly from the degree-granting institution to name and address where application is submitted. Transcripts may not be stamped as issued to student or as a student copy); (3) Detailed statement outlining how you meet each minimum (and desirable, if applicable) qualification; (4) Names and phone numbers of three (3) references familiar with your job performance; and (5) Resume. Letters of recommendation are welcome. Original signature is required on application. All requested documents/information become the property of the college. No electronic submissions or faxes will be accepted. Failure to submit all required documents shall deem an application to be incomplete and will not be considered. Separate application and documents must be submitted for each position. All minimum qualifications must be met by the effective date of appointment.
  1. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
  2. Hawai`i Community College
  3. 1175 Manono Street
  4. Hilo, HI 96720
  1. 808-934-2518

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