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Instructional and Student Support (Educational Associate)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
University of Hawaii - West Oahu
Date Posted:
July 12, 2018
Closing Date:
July 27, 2018
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
Temporary - Not to Exceed: September 30, 2020

Other Conditions:
  • This position is under the Building & Bridging Native Hawaiian Futures Grant and is annually renewable till 09/30/2020, subject to availability of funding, grant or contract need and satisfactory performance
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. ACADEMIC INTERVENTION SERVICES: Provides assistance to, and facilitates, faculty and others with developing access points to Hawaiian- and other Asia/Pacific-related materials found outside of higher education academy, and uploads to appropriate databases and repositories for use in reports, curricular resources and other publications.
  2. Crafts, implements, & evaluates variety of approaches, strategies & initiatives to meet needs of faculty & others responsible for creation, research, implementation, translation, & evaluation of source documents that inform high quality, academically exemplary instructional materials that are multi-modal in nature.
  3. Assists in leading and/or supporting action & research on relevant topics & projects such as(not limited to)the Hawaiian Media Resource Handbook. Assists/supports making Hawaiian/Pacific-Island primary source materials accessible & available for broad use.
  4. Provide support for the translation of relevant primary sources for use in instructional design and research inquiries on Hawaiian/Pacific-related topics (land and natural resources, cultural studies, language development and learning, arts and humanities, music and dance, history and politics, and other topics as requested. These will subsequently inform faculty in instructional design and curriculum development incorporating indigenous perspectives.
  5. In collaboration with campus IT, develops, maintains and supports a Resources and Repository database of primary materials at UHWO as well as links database/repository to relevant existing sources (e.g. UHH Ulukau, UHM IHLRT, OHA Papakilo, UHM Hawaiianuiakea, community-based databases, etc.) for broader use by communities in Hawaii, the nation, and the Pacific region.
  6. Supports faculty and others in designing culturally relevant instructional methods and materials designed to achieve learner outcomes, reflecting a diversity of instructional pedagogies, course delivery modes, curricular content, various multi-media formats, and instructional references including newspapers, archival information, books, journals, and moving images.
  7. In partnership with appropriate IT, subject area experts, library specialists, and others, creates IR/CMS collections, content and metadata by recommending applications, content taxonomy structure, and tags.
  8. Promotes the application of broad concepts and use of existing standards that directly impact and improve access to electronic publications and digital materials.
  9. Contributes to the design and creation of technical description guidelines and templates
  10. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES: Develops, implements, and revises as needed, appropriate policies and operating procedures related to the digitization and use of source documents for academic programs of study in Hawaiian Studies and Language, and/or Asia- and Pacific Island-related studies.
  11. Works with faculty, staff, and others to ensure activities, programs, and services provided are in alignment with Project and Grant goals and objectives
  12. Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree in Humanities-related field (including, but not exclusively, Anthropology, Hawaiian Studies, Hawaiian Language, Pacific-Island Studies, History, Global Studies, Literary Studies, etc.) or related field and 3 year(s) of progressively responsible professional experience with responsibilities for providing educational services or assistance involving instructional research, curriculum development, language translation, or related functional area; or equivalent education/training or experience.
  2. Considerable working knowledge of principles, practices and techniques in the instructional research, curriculum development, language translation, instructional technology, or instructional design as demonstrated by the broad knowledge of the full range of pertinent standard and evolving concepts, principles and methodologies.
  3. Considerable working knowledge and understanding of applicable federal and state laws, rules, regulations and theories and systems associated with instructional research, curriculum development, language translation, instructional technology, or instructional design.
  4. 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.
  5. Demonstrated ability to interpret and present information and ideas clearly and accurately in writing, verbally and by preparation of reports and other materials.
  6. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team leaders and members, and individuals.
  7. Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and apply word processing software.
  8. For supervisory work, demonstrated ability to lead subordinates, manage work priorities and projects, and manage employee relations.
  9. Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Fluency in Hawaiian, or a language relevant to the Pacific-Island or Asia-Pacific regions
  2. Experience in Hawaiian and/or Pacific-Island Studies as shown through college transcripts, or through evidenced practice

To Apply:
Visit: and search for position number 0077242T
  1. UHWO HR Office; 808-689-2525;

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