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Current Openings

  • ʻĀina-based Education Specialist (Kailua-Kona)
  • Communications & Marketing Director (Honolulu)
  • Direct Services Specialist/Social Worker (Molokaʻi)
  • Facilities Maintenance Associate (Kailua-Kona)
  • Facilities Maintenance Technician (Maui)
  • IT Systems Director (Honolulu)
  • Natural Resources Associate (Kailua-Kona)
  • Youth Development Specialist (Hauʻula, Maui - Wailuku & Lahaina)

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.  

Communications & Marketing Director

POSITION SUMMARY:  Communications and Marketing Director is responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive and dynamic communications and marketing strategy for LT. The Director will serve as a creative architect for all internal and external communications and is responsible for capturing LT life – and its stories – through various communication and media channels, including digital and videos. This role should possess a long term vision for the communications function; integrating and supporting the various segments: Liliʻuokalani Trust, Liliʻuokalani Foundation and LT Programs.


  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 5+ years of progressive leadership responsibility and a track record in communications, public affairs, marketing, journalism or related field.
  • Must be a critical and creative thinker, intellectually curious, detail-oriented, with an ability to learn new systems, and unafraid to ask questions or give opinions. 
  • Demonstrated ability to write clearly and succinctly for different purposes on complex topics.
  • Strong writing, editing skills, passionate communicator, and experience in the design of web-based communications. Exceptional attention to detail and an eye for design.
  • Demonstrated project and organizational management skills.
  • Must have a strong personal fit with our non-hierarchical, no ego, flexible, intellectually honest, meritocratic culture. 
  • Experience in translating complex content for different audiences and purposes.
  • Desire to be part of an evolving organization and to contribute to its rapid growth and reputation.

Direct Services Specialist/Social Worker

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. 

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

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 kamaliʻi, 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 also responsible for directing and coordinating ground maintenance functions of the Kīpuka, including scheduling repairs and services to the facilities, grounds, and agency vehicles. 


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • At least six years related experience.
  • Skill in using standard and industrial equipment.
  • Knowledge of basic gardening, landscaping, carpentry, plumbing, electrical and mechanical procedures necessary.
  • 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.

IT Systems Director

POSITION SUMMARY:  The IT Systems Director (ISD) is responsible for ensuring alignment of systemwide applications with the organizational objectives of Liliʻuokalani Trust (LT). This role develops and manages application portfolios for all LT departments, kīpuka, centers of excellence. This position will identify opportunities for technology innovation and enhancement to support all goals and functions of the organization. The ISD will also make sure all IT systems and programs are compliant with standard regulation and security guidelines. This position creates plans outlining the utilization of technology, centralization, and collaboration throughout LT.


  • Bachelors degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Business, Project Management or related field.
  • At least 10 years of program and management experience.
  • Must be highly proficient in the use of MAC OS.
  • Extensive knowledge of network operating systems, applications and development tools including network management applications, data/web-based applications.
  • Experience with enterprise system environment, electronic communication systems, and security model.
  • Experience working with highly interrelated applications, systems and departmental operations preferred; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Proven strong communication, interpersonal, decision-making and negotiation skills
  • Proven ability to work effectively with executive management
  • Analytical with the ability to solve problems and lead change management initiatives

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.

Resource Specialist

POSITION SUMMARY: The Resource Specialist provides professional treatment, group work and community building services directed by Social Worker or Lead. 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.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Psychology or related social services degree.
  • 6 months to 1 year of experience providing services or related experience with casework/ permanency planning. Ability to follow lead and appropriately interact with individuals in a therapeutic team.
  • Community or macro level experience, preferred.

Youth Development Specialist 

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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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