Work At Kupu

We are actively searching for highly motivated individuals to join our team here at Kupu. Here are list of current openings. If you are interested in any of these positions, click the link for the position description and how to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!

Positions Available

HYCC Community, Program Manager

Position Duties

Kupu’s HYCC Community Program Manager position is full time, based in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi (Oʻahu). It includes but is not limited to the following duties:

  • Program Management
    • Collaborate with program director to develop and communicate expectations, vision and strategic planning for Community program
    • Provide effective management of Community program activities to meet strategic and financial goals
    • Build effective and collaborative relationships with internal and external program partners
    • Ensure harmonious and safe environment for program staff and participants
    • Coordinate with program director to integrate objectives and ideas for organizational growth and performance
    • Monitor, review, and evaluate program and operations for effectiveness in reaching program goals
    • Oversee existing program activities and outcomes (currently in Kewalo Basin harbor and Nanakuli, Oahu)
    • Develop and manage new programming, such as a culinary training program, a farm-to-table or food truck business for young adults, and future fee-for-service projects and partnerships
    • Develop and manage the program budgets, and review monthly expenditure reports
    • Assist with the research, writing, and preparation of grant proposals and reports, and other funding opportunities
    • Oversee data management and documentation of program related information
  • Staff Support, Development and Supervision
    • Hire, train, and supervise community program staff: currently, a facility manager, an assistant program manager, a Leeward side program coordinator, who in turn supervises team leaders, a teacher (under contract) and several social work interns. The manager and coordinators will be supported by an administrative assistant.
    • Collaborate with other program managers to identify teambuilding opportunities for the larger HYCC and Kupu staff teams
    • Provide support and guidance for program staff, and help connect them to professional development opportunities
    • Manage and document incidents or conflicts that may arise among the staff or interns of the HYCC Community team
  • Facility & Vehicle Management
    • Work closely with facility manager to ensure that the program training facility/ies and vehicles are up to code, safe, and appropriate for program use
    • Help seek out alternate facility or meeting space as new needs arise, and plan moving logistics if needed
    • Support the facility manager in staffing the training center so that it can be made available for use by the broader community during non-program hours
    • Keep the kitchen up to health code and ensure safety in and around the kitchen
  • Organizational Development
    • Work in conjunction with other Kupu managers and directors across departments and programs to help create, streamline and improve systems, policies and procedures, and to promote cohesion
    • Represent Kupu at events, in the media, statewide and nationally as opportunities arise

Position Requirements

The HYCC Community, Program Manager must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • 5-7 years of experience with effective personnel management and staff supervision
  • 5 or more years of Hawai’i based work experience, and able to provide local professional references
  • Strong administrative skills necessary to organize, document and prioritize
  • Extremely detail-oriented and thorough
  • Experience in running multiple programs or events and multi-tasking]
  • Prior experience working or volunteering with youth or young adults, and with people of diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Effective verbal and written communicator with excellent interpersonal relationship skills
  • Strong skill set in the use of Microsoft Office programs (especially Excel) & other web-based programs
  • Able to remain objective, positive, and flexible in a fast growing non-profit setting
  • Able to show good judgment and clear Criminal History Background Check
  • Able and willing to drive for Kupu business and to meet driver’s abstract requirement
  • Available full-time Monday through Friday, as well as occasional weekends and evenings

The HYCC Summer, Program Manager is preferred, but not required, to have the following:

  • Familiarity with national service program and/or youth conservation corps
  • Experience, knowledge of, or demonstrated interest in environmental conservation
  • Experience in entrepreneurial management
  • Experience working in a non-profit setting
  • Familiarity with and appreciation for Hawaiian natural resources, culture, and places
  • Previous experience working or volunteering with under-resourced or at-risk youth
  • Budgeting and grant writing experience
  • Prior restaurant or food industry work experience, and/or with culinary arts

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to careers@kupuhawaii.org

HYCC Community, Program Manager Position Description (PDF, 521KB)

HYCC Summer, Program Coordinator

Position Duties

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist in developing, implementing, coordinating and evaluating program needs, goals, programs, delivery systems, and outcomes as follows:
    • Effectively coordinate programs and members under Program Manager/ Executive Director
    • Ensure that programs run smoothly and efficiently
    • Oversee, organize, and coordinate program logistics
    • Monitor members and partnering sites
    • Provide guidance and/or resources to members that will assist them in their educational pursuits and life success; this might include career counseling, developing transition plans, and other areas of career pathway development
  • Recruiting
    • Assist with member recruitment, interview, and selection process
    • Conduct/attend presentations and site visits
    • Recruit partnering host sites
    • Ensure that positions are filled
  • Outreach
    • Planning, setting up, and attending events or special projects
    • Creating and disseminating outreach materials
    • Maintaining/assisting with social media, website, and other outreach tools
  • Orientation and Training
    • Assist with facilitation and planning of orientations and trainings for all programs
    • Train inexperienced staff, incorporating culture
    • Create orientation/training folders for members
    • Coordinate logistics for trainings and orientations
    • Plan and execute educational trainings
  • Data and Administrative Tasks
    • Help to ensure appropriate and valuable data is collected in a timely manner
    • Ensure members and sites are fulfilling their requirements by submitting timesheets, evaluations, surveys, and other paperwork in a timely manner
    • Prepare data for reporting
    • Maintain statistical information on program performance
  • Follow Up/Program Development
    • Evaluate program and improve operations-streamline & simplify
    • Ensure healthy partnerships are maintained, unhealthy ones are improved, and new ones are developed
    • Maintain healthy communication with members and sites
    • Track results and long-term impacts
    • Ensure that programs run smoothly and efficiently
    • Travel throughout the State to meet with members and sites, as well as to promote Kupu’s programs
    • Assist with and attend recognition events
    • Assist in mentoring program participants to ensure their internship is positive and their post-program transition is a success
  • Supplies Management
    • Oversight and tracking of large inventories of supplies
    • Ordering new supplies while adhering to Kupu’s internal financial and procurement policies
    • Completing necessary forms, including payment requests, per financial policies
    • Coordinating the distribution and reception of supplies
    • Coordination of supplies maintenance (repairs, cleaning, etc.)
    • Researching and implementing regulations regarding supplies (e.g. ensuring correct logos are displayed on clothing)
    • Management of supplies budget
  • Other duties as needed

Position Requirements

The HYCC Summer, Program Coordinator must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Available full-time Monday through Friday, as well as for possible weekends, evenings, and periodic neighbor island travel
  • Meet Kupu’s criminal history check requirements
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and meet Kupu’s driving abstract requirements
  • Possess at minimum a high school diploma
  • High computer/Microsoft Office skill level
  • Experience in running programs or events
  • Extremely detail-oriented and thorough
  • Team player with leadership qualities or managerial skills
  • Effective communicator with a positive attitude
  • Multi-tasking abilities
  • Be able to show good judgment and professionalism
  • A life learner with excellent problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal relationship skills

The HYCC Summer, Program Coordinator is preferred, but not required, to have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Experience or interest in working with people of multiple generations and in environmental conservation
  • Familiarity with natural and cultural resources and landscapes

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to careers@kupuhawaii.org

HYCC Summer, Program Coordinator Position Description (PDF, 815KB)

Senior Staff Accountant

Position Duties

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Responsible for implementing accepted accounting principles and procedures in performing and/or assisting with accounting transactions
  • Review monthly and annual financial statements and review reconciliations
  • Review expense allocations
  • Provide oversight over the A/R and A/P process
  • Track donations and deposits
  • Prepare internal reporting as well as reporting to funding partners
  • Review the process flow of company activities to insure the adequacy of internal controls, standard operating procedures and adherence to best practices
  • Preparation of the annual budget by assembling initial data and reviewing data compiled by various programs
  • Assist with payroll processing as necessary
  • Assist auditors by supplying necessary data and information in preparation of the annual audit
  • Other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization

Position Requirements

The Senior Staff Accountant must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting from an accredited four-year college
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel and Word
  • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Conducts self in a professional and ethical manner
  • Demonstrates attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with staff and management team
  • Exhibits a willingness to learn

The Senior Staff Accountant is preferred, but not required, to have the following:

  • Minimum of 2-3 years experience in the accounting field including supervisory experience
  • Self-motivated with an ability to follow through and complete assigned projects
  • Detail oriented with good analytic and communication skills
  • Experience or interest in environmental conservation
  • Experience in a non-profit setting

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to careers@kupuhawaii.org


Senior Staff Accountant Position Description (PDF, 637KB)

Senior Marketing Manager

Position Duties

The Senior Marketing Manager is a new full-time position, which will be responsible for the strategic development and supervision of Kupu’s marketing goals and operations. The position’s main roles and responsibilities may include but are not limited to, the following:

  • Work closely with Kupu leadership, marketing, development and program departments to review, develop and implement a strategic marketing plan, inclusive of advertising, communications, collateral, website, social media, recruiting and all other outreach initiatives
  • Develop and maintain a marketing program budget
  • Direct and oversee all marketing initiatives, measures of success and areas for improvement
  • Manage and serve as the main point of contact for all marketing and outreach-related staff and any contractors or partners
  • Work with branding consultant and/or marketing team to develop all marketing and outreach materials, including messaging, collateral, website, annual report, etc.
  • Update and maintain database for any related customer resource management (CRM) contacts
  • Other duties as needed

Temporary duties will also include the following until a designated public relations support staff is hired.

  • Identify and pursue public relations, advertising and any marketing partnerships and opportunities that align with Kupu’s goals and need
  • Cultivate and maintain key relationships with media and other key stakeholders including, but not limited to employees, partners, donors, funders and alumni
  • Draft and distribute public relations materials (press releases, media advisories, calendar listings, distribution lists, etc.)
  • Coordinate publicity around any major announcements, public events, fundraising efforts, etc.
  • Follow up with internal stakeholders and media to ensure media coverage
  • Monitor and clipping all media coverage
  • Assist with drafting or reviewing any communications, including but not limited to articles, newsletters, talking points, letters, etc.
  • Develop and maintain press kit
  • Refresh and maintain content for website press page
  • Maintain and service all public relations files
  • Update and maintain public relations policies and procedures

Position Requirements

The Senior Marketing Manager must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Available full-time Monday through Friday, as well as possible weekends and evenings (occasional travel required)
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in a related field (marketing, communications, public relations)
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in any of the related fields: marketing, recruiting, advertising, corporate and/or non-profit public relations
  • Experience managing a team or other staff
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs

The Senior Marketing Manager is preferred, but not required, to have the following:

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and expectations
  • Able to multi-task and think out of the box
  • Self-driven and proactive
  • Team player with the ability to work with anyone
  • Flexible and have a positive attitude
  • Professional and able to serve as a representative of Kupu both internally and outside the organization
  • Familiar with online platforms like SalesForce and Mail Chimp preferable but not required

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to careers@kupuhawaii.org


Senior Marketing Manager Position Description (PDF, 175KB)

Marketing AmeriCorps VISTA

Position Duties

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist in preparing communications content for e-newsletters, social media posts, press releases, donation appeals, gift acknowledgments, and other collateral;
  • Streamline the collection and organization of compelling stories, testimonies, quotes, photos, and video content from participants and staff;
  • Assist with recruiting, outreach, and events planning duties;
  • Provide support through Kupu’s 10 year anniversary and related public awareness campaigns;
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements

An applicant must meet the following qualifications in order to be considered for the position:

  • Bachelors degree
  • Strong writing and computer skills
  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Resourceful, hard-working, creative, and flexible
  • Team-oriented with a positive attitude
  • Demonstrates mature judgment, service orientation, and sensitivity in handling public relations, donor interactions, and confidential information
  • Demonstrates good interpersonal skills and an ability to represent Kupu in a positive, professional, and approachable manner
  • Interest in and enthusiasm for Kupu’s mission and programs

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to careers@kupuhawaii.org

Marketing AmeriCorps VISTA Position Description (PDF, 199KB)

Executive Administrative Assistant

Position Duties

Executive Administrative Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer, and performs other functions involving the oversight and management of the Pono Pacific and Kupu Hawaii offices:

  • Serve Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as Executive Administrative Assistant – manages executive calendar, schedules appointments, coordinates travel arrangements, processes high-level, confidential information pertaining to Pono Pacific and Kupu, maintain files for certain personal affairs of CEO, addresses other personal issues for CEO.  Reports to Chief Executive Officer. This job function is priority over office manager duties.
  • Serves as manager of main office;
    • Assists Executive Team with admin support
    • Supports Kupu Board through scheduling and planning board and committee meetings, creating board meeting packets and recording meeting minutes, communicates with other organizations, boards and committees.
    • Maintains office directory and other systems such as Asana
    • Assists administrative vehicle fleet support
    • Maintaining and monitoring phone and main email lines
    • Develops and manage a budget for office repairs, cleaning, decor and staff events.
    • Provides support in areas that crosses organizations such as the preparation of correspondence, payment and petty cash requests, reimbursements, submitting receipts, making deposits, copy and scan tasks, and other projects as assigned.
    • Collaborates with Kupu management on Human Resources related needs such as interviews when needed and approved by supervisor, onboarding and off boarding new staff and scheduling orientations and trainings.
    • Establishes and organizes regularly scheduled staff activities and meetings, creating special events including holiday, birthday and anniversary celebrations.
    • Acts as liaison building management and outside vendors to help troubleshoot issues and/or place work order requests and acts as safety coordinator with building
    • Subtenant Support and Management
  • Miscellaneous support to Kupu and Pono Pacific senior management as requested
  • Other duties as may from time to time be required

The Executive Administrative Assistant must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Available full-time Monday through Friday, as well as possible weekends and evenings (occasional travel may be required).  Available on call to CEO as needed
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in a related field (business administration, communications,
  • Minimum 10 years of related experience in corporate and/or non-profit work
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and good with managing and meeting deadlines
  • Must be able to multi-task and think out of the box
  • Self-driven and proactive
  • Team player with the ability to work with anyone
  • Flexible and have a positive attitude
  • Professional and able to serve as a representative of Kupu both internally and outside the organization

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to careers@kupuhawaii.org


Executive Administrative Assistant Position Description (PDF, 181KB)