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Current Openings

  • Accounts Payable Associate (Honolulu)
  • ʻĀina-based Education Specialist (Kailua-Kona)
  • Direct Services Specialist/Social Worker (Hilo, Kona, Kauaʻi, Maui, Molokaʻi)
  • Director of People Operations (Honolulu)
  • Executive Director, Youth Services Center (Honolulu)
  • Facilities & Maintenance Associate (Kailua-Kona)
  • Facilities & Maintenance Technician, Temporary (Koʻolau Poko)
  • Natural Resources Associate (Kailua-Kona)
  • Office Assistant, Temporary (Kailua-Kona)
  • Quality Assurance Advisor (Honolulu)
  • Security Officer, Part-time ((Kailua-Kona)
  • Youth Development Specialist (Kailua-Kona, Maui, Kauaʻi)

Accounts Payable Associate

POSITION SUMMARY: This position will process all requests for payment on behalf of Liliʻuokalani Trust (LT), while ensuring compliance with government laws and regulations, LT policies and performance in accordance with written contracts and agreements. The position will also process bank deposits and the maintenance of filing systems for all deposits and payment documents. It also assists in user training for new and revised financial processes and procedures, as well as the development and maintenance of written accounting policies and procedures. This position reports to the Assistant Controller, but will also take direct instructions from senior leadership as needed.


  • Associate’s degree in accounting or accounting certificate from a business school or community college, and a minimum of three years of general accounting/clerical experience; or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training.
  • Previous accounts payable experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office program required (Word, Outlook and Excel).

ʻĀina-based Education Specialist

POSITION SUMMARY:  The ʻĀina-based Education Specialist develops and delivers service project activities and thoughtful interconnected lessons for beneficiaries, youth groups, school groups, and adult volunteers throughout Keahuolū ahupuaʻa to enhance cultural, ecological, and social health and wellbeing.  This position works closely with the Liliʻuokalani Trust’s (LT) programs team to develop unique ʻāina-based programs for LT’s beneficiaries.  The ʻĀina-based Education Specialist provides engaging experiences through a cultural lens centered around Hawaiian perspectives, values, and mālama ʻāina.


  • Bachelor’s degree in education, human/social services, Hawaiian Studies, or other relevant field. Master’s degree preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • At least 2 year’s experience in research, planning and implementation of educational programs. Knowledge of Hawaiian culture and values is necessary.
  • Proficiency with various computer programs, such as Excel, Word, Outlook and Powerpoint, needed. Must be proficient with MAC OS.
  • Experience in operating office equipment including computers, printers/copy machines, telephones, conference video/speakers, projectors, and other office equipment, helpful. 
  • Must possess strong, organizational, verbal, and written skills.  

Direct Services Specialist/Social Worker

*Please specify the position location when applying.

POSITION SUMMARY: Provides professional casework and group services. Works with community to facilitate and coordinate the kīpuka’s effort to benefit Hawaiian orphan and destitute children within a cultural and assets-based philosophy. Directly responsible for the implementation of management and operating policies.


  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology (or related social services degree and minimum two years post-Master’s experience in casework/permanency planning and minimum one year community or macro level experience). 
  • Ability to work with the most vulnerable population. Required to have a TB clearance.
  • Knowledge of community resources and services. 

Director of People Operations

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Director of People Operations will lead and execute our strategic process to acquire and develop high performing talent, create an innovative, engaging and fulfilling teammate experience, and help drive our mission to e nā kamalei lupalupa (thriving Hawaiian children). This position will be a catalyst for change, establishing and nurturing strong relationships built on trust, character and credibility. Leading with LT’s values, this position will develop and empower a truly great People Operations team, as well as collaborate with all teammates and leaders to understand LT’s strategic goals and build aligned talent strategies to support and enrich organizational culture, continuing to make LT a great place to work.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:  Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development or related field required. Master’s degree preferred. Minimum of 10 years progressively responsible experience overseeing major Human Resource or Organizational Development functions in a complex environment. At least 5 years in a leadership position. PHR/SPHR and/or SHRM-CP/SCP Certification preferred. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 application: Word, Excel and PowerPoint and experience with HR Systems.

Executive Director, Youth Services Center

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Executive Director, Youth Services Center is responsible for providing leadership in the development and implementation of the Liliʻuokalani Trust’s youth services center to improve the long-term outcomes of Native Hawaiian youth. The Executive Director leads all planning, designing, partnership development, service coordination, goal setting, monitoring of progress, site supervision, and evaluation of youth services programming which will inform practice working with vulnerable youth across the state.  Serves as an internal and external liaison to facilitate the design and development of all aspects of the Youth Service Center. Develops, implements and evaluates strategies to optimize fund development for the Youth Services Center programming. Provides leadership related to the fund development program to include networking, donor cultivation, events, and social media campaigns. Establishes and manages partnerships with external agencies to expand the Center’s services beyond Liliʻuokalani Trust’s reach, to include federally funded programs.


  • Masterʻs degree in education, business, political science, public administration, social work or other field.
  • 7 years of experience managing complex projects or programs in human services (education, health, housing, social work, etc.).
  • 5 years of experience working with youth preferred.
  • 3 years preferred managing a high performing team.

Facilities & Maintenance Associate

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Facilites and Maintenance Associate repairs and maintains facilities and landscaped grounds owned by Liliʻuokalani Trust (LT) through diligent, timely, and proactive management.  The Facilities and Maintenance Associate will execute plans and schedules as set forth by the Lead Maintenance and Facilities/Caretaker. Assists with caring for camping and program equipment along with all shop equipment, tools, and supplies.


  • High school graduate or GED equivalent; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to do the job.
  • Valid Driver's license with driving record that meets organization’s standards, required. 
  • CDL, CPR & First Aid certified preferred.
  • Specialized training or formalized apprenticeship program; i.e. automotive, carpentry, building construction, electrical, plumbing, and welding also preferred. 
  • Working knowledge of safety codes, OSHA, EPA, state health regulations, hazardous materials, laws pertaining to the workplace environment and emergency preparedness preferred. 
  • Proficiency in the use of Computers and Word.

Facilities & Maintenance Technician (Temporary)

POSITION SUMMARY:  The role of the Facility Maintenance Technician (FMT) is to maintain a clean, safe, and overall efficient operation of the kīpuka grounds while promoting a child-centered environment for kamali’i, families, staff, and guests.  The FMT often works with outside contractors, and thus plays a vital role in communicating with others and demonstrating our organizational values.  The position is responsible for directing and coordinating ground maintenance functions of the kīpuka, including scheduling repairs and services to the facilities, grounds, and organization’s vehicles. 


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • At least six years of related experience.
  • Skill in using standard and industrial equipment.
  • Knowledge of basic gardening, landscape, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical procedures.
  • Formal training in the safe use of hand tools power equipment, cleaning compounds, and herbicides, preferred.
  • Knowledge of OSHA requirements, occupational hazards, and safety precautions of the trades, required.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision and under pressure in demanding times.
  • Good verbal and written communications skills.

Natural Resources Associate 

POSITION SUMMARY:  The purpose of the Natural Resources Associate is to assist and lead natural and cultural resources stewardship efforts for Liliʻuokalani Trust’s (LT) land assets.  The Natural Resources Associate executes duties according to Annual Work Plans, Archaeological Plans, and helps support routine maintenance of facilities, grounds, and infrastructure when needed.  This position also assists with cultural sustainability and landscaping aspects of LT’s large-scale real estate development projects.  The efforts of the Natural Resources Associate will restore, protect, and preserve the health of all ecological environments adding value to LT’s real estate properties.

QUALIFICATIONS:  A High School diploma with at least 5 years of field experience in resource management, forestry, conservation, landscaping, and/or maintenance.  Technical knowledge includes knowing common native and non-native plant and animal species of Hawaiʻi.  Experience in operating a backhoe, excavator, bulldozer, and other various heavy equipment prefered.  Experience in safely operating an aquatic trash pump, chain saw, weed eater, blower, and other mechanical equipment and hand tools. Experience with Word, Powerpoint, and Excel is preferred.  Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and biological surveys is also preferred.

Office Assistant (Temporary)

POSITION SUMMARY:  The role of the Office Assistant is to assist the Office Manager in supporting the administrative operations of the kīpuka. The Office Assistant is the first point of contact for families, the community and partners, and thus plays a vital role in communicating with others and demonstrating our organizational values. The position is also responsible for coordinating business functions of the facilities, including the scheduling of kīpuka calendars and meeting logistics, as well as supporting the various kīpuka Leads. May also be required to work at other kīpuka as needed.


  • High School Diploma or Associates Degree.
  • Two or more years of administrative experience.
  • Warm personality with strong communication skills.
  • Proficient knowledge of Mac and Microsoft Office Programs, preferred.
  • Able to research broad range of topics on the internet.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle in-depth special projects.

Quality Assurance Advisor 

POSITION SUMMARY: The Quality Assurance Advisor supports ongoing efforts to ensure quality assurance of practice, policy and procedures designed to achieve positive outcomes for kamali’i and ohana served by the Trust. These efforts will support Social Services, Youth Development and Kipuka Services to ensure safety, cultural, social and emotional well-being as defined by the mission and values of the Trust.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in social work, public administration, knowledge of child welfare and youth development and at least 10 years of relevant experience. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Strong information management background and ability to relate well with other social services and youth development teammates.
  • Excellent analytical skills, required. Project management experience, helpful.
  • Ability to synthesize data into comprehensive reports and action plans.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.

Security Officer (Part-time)

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Security Officer position provides safety for beneficiaries, families, staff, and visitors; and protects Keahuolū facilities and land assets. Patrols facilities and grounds and reports on any suspicious and/or illegal activity on LT property. Monitors surveillance equipment and alarm systems ensuring a safe and secure environment for teammates and visitors.

QUALIFICATIONS:  High School diploma or related equivalent work experience. Bachelor’s degree in Risk Management, Law Enforcement or related field is preferred. Experience in security, military police or law enforcement involving public contact preferred.  Must have a valid Hawaii Driver’s license and maintain Hawaii Security Guard certification. Must be able to provide a driving record that meets LT standards. Working knowledge of safety codes, OSHA, EPA, state health regulations, hazardous materials, laws pertaining to the workplace environment and emergency preparedness preferred.  Able to apply first responder techniques in performing emergency first aid (e.g. CPR, etc.).  Ability to work irregular hours, holidays, weekends, and on-call.  Proficiency working with Computers and Word.

Youth Development Specialist 

*Please specify the position location when applying

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Youth Development (YD) Specialist will plan, arrange, and organize programs.  Facilitates group work and YD services.  Collaborates and partners with the community to coordinate the organization’s effort to fulfill the Queen’s mission to care for and ensure the wellbeing of the most vulnerable Native Hawaiian children and their families.


  • Bachelor’s degree in education, human/social services, or other relevant field. Or have at least 6 years of relevant experience.
  • At least 2 years' experience in planning and implementing youth programs. Knowledge of youth development and the ability to work with the most vulnerable population.


To apply or ask questions, feel free to contact us at jobs@onipaa.org.

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