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Current Openings

  • Practice Development Advisor (Honolulu)
  • Youth Development Lead (Kauaʻi)
  • Youth Development Lead (Maui)
  • Youth Development Lead (Oʻahu - Honolulu)
  • HR Generalist (Honolulu)
  • Social Worker/Direct Services Specialist (Hilo, Kona, Kauaʻi, Molokaʻi, Maui, Koʻolau Poko))
  • Youth Development Specialist (Kailua-Kona, Hilo)

Practice Development Advisor

POSITION SUMMARY: The Practice Development Advisor supports ongoing learning and development efforts to identify and implement best practices in clinical and cultural interventions and to ensure achievement of positive outcomes for kamali`i and `ohana served by the Trust. These efforts will support Social Services, Youth Development and Kipuka Services to ensure cultural, social and emotional well-being in the context of best practice 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.
  • Project management experience taking initiatives from ideation to implementation.
  • At least 2 years' experience designing and facilitating learning interventions in a professional setting

Youth Development Lead 

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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.

QUALIFICATIONS: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.

HR Generalist (Honolulu)

POSITION SUMMARY: The HR Generalist is responsible for the day-to-day activities associated with administration of Total Rewards and Employee Relations and partners with Talent Acquisition and OD teams on various other projects. The HR Generalist creates and leads HR practices and objectives that will provide a teammate-oriented, high performing culture that emphasizes core values, accountability and empowerment. This position is managed within the People Operations Department of Team Services.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in HR and/or equivalent experience, five years human resources, total rewards, employee relations and performance management. Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs, particularly Excel and other related HRIS software required. PHR/SPHR or SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP and Ceridian Dayforce preferred.

Social Worker/Direct Services Specialist

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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. 

Youth Development Specialist (Kailua-Kona)

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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