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Eia Manoa – Native Hawaiian Graduate Research Assistant
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
Native Hawaiian Student Services - Hawaiinuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
UH Manoa
Date Posted:
September 12, 2018
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins September 25, 2018
Salary Information:
GRA Step 7.
Monthly Type:
11 Month
Full Time/Part Time:
Part Time - Full Time Equivalency: 50%
Temporary - Not to Exceed: September 30, 2019
Extramural Funds

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) Eia Manoa faculty and staff:
  2. • Assists with the development, implementation, and assessment of college retention activities, such as program recruitment, program presentations, college and career readiness programs, field trips, peer advising, tutoring, and research projects;
  3. • Assists the faculty and staff team with the development and implementation of the Native Hawaiian Student-Faculty Research Mentorship Program;
  4. • Serve as a liaison between NHSS and various Eia Manoa partners such as the ?Ike Wai Undergraduate Scholars program, the UHM Honors program, and the Halau Ola Honua initiative providing meeting coordination and record-keeping support, workshop design and materials and program coordination.
  5. • Assists in providing professional training and innovative learning experience to University faculty, administrators, graduate students, undergraduate students, and scholars in all fields related to Hawai?i, its people and its history.
  6. • Designs and implements trainings and workshops for different on- and off-campus stakeholders about the work of Native Hawaiian Student Services, as well as other important student services and academic affairs principles.
  7. • Assists with the administrative duties of the program including, recruitment of participants, outreach to community college transfer students, program assessment, community outreach coordination, and general mentorship/advising of program participants;
  8. • Support Native Hawaiian Student Services events and assist with general administrative tasks;
  9. • Designs and implements student workshops, trainings, presentations, and other events;
  10. • Assists the faculty and staff team with the development and implementation of programming and support through the Eia Manoa Student Scholar Centers;
  11. • Assists with administrative functions such as processing purchase orders and payments to vendors, tracking program participants, and communicating with partners.
  12. • The GRA will serve as a curriculum coordinator for faculty involved in the program. The GRA will also work collaboratively with Native Hawaiian Student Services and will perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Applicants must have earned a BA in Hawaiian Studies, Ethnic Studies or any related discipline; strong organizational, writing and communication skills; demonstrated ability to collaborate and communicate effectively and establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff and students; knowledge of Hawaiian language and culture. Applicants 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 3.5 or above. Applicant needs to be able to work independently and reliably within a team. Must be available summer, evenings and weekends.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. BA or MA in Ethnic Studies, Hawaiian Studies, or related discipline with substantial background in Hawaiian studies; demonstrated university teaching experience; demonstrated experience in organizing and implementing service learning and civic engagement programs in Native Hawaiian communities; prior work experience on a University of Hawai?i campus; experience with student academic and/or career counseling; demonstrated experience with Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Pages, iMovie, and Photoshop software; familiarity with Native Hawaiian Student Services initiatives; knowledge of University of Hawai?i System including its academic policies; and knowledge of the educational needs of Native Hawaiian students

To Apply:
Submit a cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, resume/CV which includes names, contact information (including e-mail address) of at least 3 professional references, a copy of transcript and any other relevant material that clearly demonstrate your qualifications for this position. Material submitted will not be returned. Please email completed applications to Faxed and incomplete applications will not be considered.
  1. Native Hawaiian Student Services
  2. Attn: Ilima Long
  3. 2600 Campus Road, QLCSS 104
  4. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. Ilima Long, Student-Faculty Engagement Specialist;

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