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©2019 Lili‘uokalani Trust

Current Openings

  • Accounts Payable Associate (Honolulu)
  • Construction Manager (Honolulu)
  • Direct Services Specialist/Social Worker (Hilo, Kona, Kauaʻi, Maui, Molokaʻi)
  • Director of People Operations (Honolulu)
  • IT Systems Trainer (Honolulu)
  • Office Assistant (Hilo)
  • Quality Assurance Advisor (Honolulu)
  • Youth Development Lead (Kauaʻi)
  • 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).

Construction Manager

POSITION SUMMARY: Manages and directs construction projects from conception to completion. Projects may encompass off and on-site infrastructure, vertical construction and major repairs or additions for both charitable program use and land development. Accountable for the overall performance of assigned projects and is responsible for the managing, directing and reporting of all activities as it relates to each project.


  • Bachelor’s degree with concentration in Construction or Engineering or related field or equivalent amount of related experience.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of proven experience in construction management.
  • Advanced knowledge of construction management processes, means, methods and quality standards.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once with the ability to adapt quickly to change.
  • Well organized, detail oriented and capable of handling in-depth special projects.
  • Industry accreditations such as CCIM, CPM, and CRE preferred.

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. 
  • 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.

IT Systems Trainer

POSITION SUMMARY:  Reflecting the broadening success and priorities of Liliʻuokalani Trust (LT) the IT Systems Trainer (ITST) will help support the information technology group to provide reliable systems training and services and to encourage the adoption of innovative technologies. This position is responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of the IT Systems Training programs, including leading efforts that maintain and enhance ongoing learning and development within LT, utilizing LTU. The position is distinguished by the requirement to demonstrate a learning and innovation for all employees by creating a supportive environment that provides access to ongoing activities. In addition, this position will work closely with the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and the Information Technology Steering Committee (ITSC) to lead technology training and change initiatives as they relate to the “user experience” on the desktop and in workflow and process management. The ITST role provides support to carry out the strategic vision and leadership for developing and implementing information technology initiatives by aligning the technology vision with LT strategy. The ITST supports the overall enterprise technology planning, bringing a current knowledge and future vision of technology and systems to the product, operations, help desk, and administrative processes.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration or related field; or equivalent work experience.
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office 365, MAC OS, HR-Ceridian, Finance-Timberline, and Document Management Systems, and troubleshooting Mac hardware issues.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills. Proven presentation/platform skills. Acute listening skills and ability to give directions in a clearly stated manner.
  • Knowledge of relevant security, privacy, and acceptable use policies.
  • Understanding of current and emerging technologies.
  • Ability to provide effective and timely solutions to internal customers while managing costs and risks.
  • Ability to communicate technology solutions in business terms.
  • Ability to work independently, as part of a team and as a team leader.
  • Ability to remain flexible in a constantly changing work environment and under difficult deadlines.
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent objectives or activities, and effectively make judgments in prioritizing and time allocation in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to understand customer needs and expectations and provide excellent client service.
  • Ability to successfully interface with personnel at all levels within the organization.

Office Assistant

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 associate 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.

Youth Development Lead 

POSITION SUMMARY: The Youth Development Lead (“Lead”) serves as the leader of a Youth Development (YD) team in the implementation of culturally-competent and trauma-informed YD programming. The Lead provides direct supervision to the team members providing youth program services to the beneficiaries of Lili'uokalani Trust (LT). The Lead encourages the achievement of personal and organizational performance goals, and drives positive change through critical thinking and innovation. The Lead also provides counsel and direction on how to best approach Positive Youth Development (PYD), mentorship, facilitative leadership and individualized action plans. In support of fostering a learning organization culture, the Lead facilitates a positive work environment through team-building and reinforcing LT values, fosters learning and development and is committed to continuous improvement in the delivery of direct services to LT beneficiaries.


  • Bachelor's degree in education, social work, or related human science and/or social services degree.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in YD organizations.
  • Extensive experience in PYD leadership/development programming and working with diverse populations.
  • 1-2 years experience leading a team or similar supervisory capacity.
  • Commitment to PYD principles and strengths-based approach.

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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