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Kekaulike Archival Research (Native Hawaiian Affairs) Graduate Research Assistant
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
Native Hawaiian Student Services
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:
  • Hawaiinuiakea, School of Hawaiian Knowledge, Native Hawaiian Student Services (Manoa), position number (TBD), .50 FTE, half-time, extramural funding to begin ASAP, continuation subject to satisfactory work performance, academic progress and availability of funds.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Under the direction of Native Hawaiian Student Services (NHSS) Kekaulike faculty and staff, as well as the Native Hawaiian Affairs Program Officer in the UH Manoa Chancellor’s Office:
  2. • Assists with historical and archival research on Manoa, Oahu, and the Hawaiian Islands;
  3. • Support Native Hawaiian Affairs events including student focused initiatives and implementation of the student focused recommendations from the Native Hawaiian reports;
  4. • Assist with general administrative duties of the program including, recruitment of participants, outreach to students, program assessment, and community outreach coordination;
  5. • Contribute to on-going project planning and brainstorming, as needed;
  6. • Collaborates with Native Hawaiian Student Services as needed on jointly offered workshops, events and other programs;
  7. • Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  1. • Enrolled full-time at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, in a graduate degree (Masters or PhD) program under the University of Hawaii 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 3.5 or above;
  2. • Pursuing a graduate degree in Hawaiian Language, Hawaiian Studies, or a related field;
  3. • Strong organizational, writing and communication skills;
  4. • Keen attention to detail and ability to synthesize information;
  5. • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and communicate effectively and establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff;
  6. • Experience or willingness to learn HTML, web design and online learning technologies;
  7. • Experience working with and for students;
  8. • Demonstrated experience providing outreach to Native Hawaiian students, organizations, and communities;
  9. • Demonstrated fluency in Hawaiian language;
  10. • Demonstrated skills in Hawaiian language historical and archival research;
  11. • Able to work both independently and reliably within a team; and,
  12. • Must be available summer, evenings and weekend, when necessary.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. • Knowledge of University of Hawaii System including its academic policies.
  2. • Ability to travel independently to various geographical locations in a timely manner. This requirement may be fulfilled by possession of a valid State of Hawai'i Driver's License (Class 3), valid comparable driver's license, or use of other means of transportation, which meets position's needs.

To Apply:
Submit a cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications; a resume that includes names, contact information (including e-mail address) of at least 3 professional references; a copy of your transcript (which can be an unofficial printout); and, any other relevant material that clearly demonstrate your qualifications for this position. One letter of recommendation from a professional reference (which may include volunteer or community service references) is optional.
  1. Office of the UH Manoa Chancellor
  2. 2500 Campus Road, Hawai?i Hall 202
  3. Attn: Kaiwipuni Lipe
  4. Kekaulike
  5. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. Kaiwipuni Lipe;

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