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Kuokoa - Graduate Assistant
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
Hawai'inuiakea, School of Hawaiian Knowledge
Date Posted:
January 11, 2018
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins January 15, 2018
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Full Time/Part Time:
Part Time - Full Time Equivalency: 50%

Other Conditions:
  • Hawai'inuiakea, School of Hawaiian Knowledge, position to begin ASAP, continuation subject to satisfactory work performance, academic progress and availability of funds.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. 1) Under the direction of Kuokoa: Sustaining Abundant Aina & Resilient Leadership (Kuokoa) Co-Principal Investigators and other project faculty.
  2. 2) Assist Co-Principal Investigators and other project faculty with the execution of the Kuokoa collaboration to enhance the resilience of communities across the pae ‘aina, while enhancing sustainable decision making regarding land and resources in Hawai‘i by:
  3. a) Supporting collaborating faculty in converting existing courses to Distance Offerings
  4. b) Building an interactive multi-media resource center for enhancing access to and application of research and other resources
  5. 3) Facilitate, attend and participate in regular team meetings (in-person and using VoIP technology).
  6. 4) Assist with the planning and implementation of outreach activities, including but not limited to a speaker series and hoike of student presentations that serve as a focal point for mutually beneficial interaction between the University and the community, particularly Native Hawaiian communities.
  7. 5) Assist faculty with logistics (airfare, transportation, accommodations, food, venue reservation) for field courses and workshops.
  8. 6) Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  1. 1. Must be enrolled full-time at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, in a graduate degree (Masters or PhD) program under the University of Hawai'i at Manoa Office of Graduate Education at the time of hire and throughout the appointment period, and be in good academic standing and maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or above;
  2. 2. Have earned a BA in Environmental Studies, Hawaiian/Pacific Island Studies, Hawaiian Language or related fields;
  3. 3. Have strong organizational, writing and communication skills
  4. 4. Have demonstrated ability to collaborate and communicate effectively and establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff and students;
  5. 5. Have knowledge of Hawaiian culture and Hawaiian language;
  6. 6. Able to work independently and reliably within a team;
  7. 7. Be available evenings and weekends, as needed.
  8. 8. Experience in using VoIP technology.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. 1. Have demonstrated experience in organizing and implementing service learning and civic engagement programs in Native Hawaiian or other indigenous communities
  2. 2. Experience in website creation and maintenance, video documentation, video editing, and graphic design
  3. 3. Proficiency in research and instruction in Hawaiian
  4. 4. Have prior work experience on a University of Hawai'i campus
  5. 5. Have demonstrated experience with Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Pages, iMovie, and Photoshop software

To Apply:
Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, contact information, including email address of 3 professional references, current curriculum vitae, and official transcripts (copies acceptable; however, official transcripts are required prior to hiring) and any other relevant materials to the address below. All submitted materials are the property of the School. Electronic and Fax applications will not be considered.
  1. Malia Nobrega-Olivera - Kuokoa GRA Recruitment - HSHK
  2. 2540 Maile Way, Spalding 454
  3. University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaiinuiakea School of Haw
  4. Dean's Office
  5. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. Malia Nobrega-Olivera; 808-286-5461;

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