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Current Openings

  • Community Change Initiatives Lead (Hawaiʻi Island)
  • Youth Development Lead (Hawaiʻi Island, Kailua-Kona and Hilo)
  • Youth Development Lead (Kauaʻi)
  • Youth Development Lead (Molokaʻi)
  • Youth Development Lead (Maui)
  • Youth Development Lead (Oʻahu - Honolulu)
  • Youth Development Lead (Oʻahu - Hauʻula)
  • Youth Development Lead (Oʻahu - Kaneohe)
  • HR Generalist (Honolulu)
  • Financial/HR Systems Analyst (Honolulu)
  • Social Worker/Direct Services Specialist (Hilo)
  • Social Worker/Direct Services Specialist (Kauaʻi)
  • Youth Development Specialist (Kailua-Kona)
  • Office Assistant (Maui)

Community Change Initiatives Lead 

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POSITION SUMMARY: Lead for Community Change Initiatives (CCI Lead) will be a dynamic, detail-oriented, community-embedded force that stimulates transformative change within communities to break the cycle of poverty for Native Hawaiians. CCI Lead will partner internally and externally to drive community change initiatives forward. CCI Lead will support communities to build strong relationships, set shared goals, focus on common outcomes, share data, create mutually-reinforcing work, build capacity amongst stakeholders, and evaluate progress. CCI Lead are members of the Systems Innovations & Community Change team and report to the Manager for Community Change Initiatives (CCI Manager).


  • Bachelor's degree in education, business, political science, public administration, social work or other field or equivalence in related experience.
  • 5 years of experience managing complex projects or programs in human services (education, health, housing, social work, etc.) business, communities are required.
  • 5 years of experience working with diverse communities and stakeholders are required.

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.


  • 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.

Financial/HR Systems Analyst (Honolulu)

POSITION SUMMARY:  The Financial and HR Systems (HRIS) Analyst is responsible for maintaining and supporting the applications and interfaces for LT’s financial and human resource systems. This position will act as the primary contact for LT, responding to and resolving issues, handling system enhancements and upgrades, reporting requirements and new system builds. This position also analyzes current processes, tools, and systems and makes recommendations for development, improvement and simplification. The position is managed within the Finance Department of Team Services and supports People Operations with HR Systems.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems or equivalent years of systems analyst experience.
  • 3-5 years of experience with HRIS or Financial Systems (core HR, payroll, time and attendance, benefits, recruiting, ERP or financial applications such as general ledger, budgeting and reporting systems
  • Understanding of payroll processing, ACH payments, A/P automation and experience working with a third-party software like Ceridian, SAGE and Concur.
  • Advanced knowledge of excel (including Power Pivot), PowerPoint, and ability to troubleshoot systems.
  • Communication: Must have ability to communicate effectively and convey information succinctly. Ability to use appropriate interpersonal skills to share information.
  • Problem Solving:  Identifies problems, determines possible solutions and actively works to resolve issues.
  • Project Management: Must have ability to exercise good judgment in planning and performing systems analyst tasks. Some independent judgment required in setting priorities of tasks among multiple assigned projects. Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.

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.

Office Assistant (Maui)

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

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

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