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

Director of Sustainability Initiatives

Position Duties

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

  • Provide leadership and direction for the Sustainability Initiative (SI) team
  • Act as a member of Kupuʻs director team that helps to provide strategic and operational support to the Kupu Executive team
  • Initiate and set goals for program according to the strategic initiatives of the organization
  • Develop and manage budget for SI programs operations
  • Prospect and develop new clients and funding opportunities for Sustainability Initiative program
    • Build relationships with state and local agencies, organizations, and relevant community programs to encourage the integration of the Sustainability Initiatives Program and workforce development into sustainability projects taking place in the State
    • Grow the Sustainability Initiatives Program by being creative, applying for private and public funding, and coming up with new ways to fund sustainability projects and interns. This can be done by grant-writing, fundraising, and other creative procurement approaches and non-profit development activities
    • Provide regular review and adaptations to the SI programs’ business model
  • Devise evaluation strategies to monitor performance and determine the need for improvements
    • Oversee the record-keeping and analysis of program data that quantifies environmental, economic, and social results from the program and projects
    • Further develop program protocols, professional development trainings, environmental trainings, and program materials through personal initiative
  • Provide oversight and direction to the employees of the sustainability initiatives program in accordance with the organization’s policies and procedures
    • Coach, mentor and develop staff, including overseeing new employee onboarding and provide opportunities for ongoing training
    • Empower employees to take responsibility for their jobs and goals. Delegate responsibility and expect accountability and regular feedback]
    • Foster a spirit of teamwork and unity among program managers that allows for disagreement over ideas, conflict and expeditious conflict resolution, and the effectively together to enable each employee and the department to succeed
    • Consciously instills Kupu’s workplace culture that emphasizes the identified mission, vision, guiding principles, and core values of the organization as part of our operations
  • Manage all contracts, negotiations, budgets, dashboards, and benchmarks for the program
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements

The Director of Sustainability Initiatives must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Available full-time Monday through Friday, as well as the odd weekend and/or evenings with possible out of state travel
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field
  • At Least 5 years of experience planning and managing programs and projects
  • Have managed at least 3 years of management experience and contract management experience
  • Detailed oriented

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

Director of Sustainability Initiatives Position Description (PDF, 186KB)

Sustainability Initiatives, RISE Program Manger

Position Duties

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

  • Lead the recruiting, selection, training, support, mentorship, and management of 7-10 RISE Fellows.
    • Fellows will be working on projects in the areas of business development, public policy, software development, marketing and outreach with small and large partners in Hawaii and nationally. It will be the program manager’s responsibility to stay up –to-date on these issues and lead the fellows professionally.
    • Ensure through project management, regular check ins, and provision of resources that fellow tasks and work plans are clearly identified, appropriately executed, and successfully completed on schedule.
    • Coordinate activities and programming for fellows within contractual requirements and as deemed appropriate for successful fellow participation and professional growth amongst all RISE fellows.
  • Work with the fellows’ project teams, work sites, and partner organization to ensure satisfaction with fellows’ work.
  • Grow and develop the RISE Program with the Director of RISE and other Program Managers
    • Further develop program protocols, professional development trainings, environmental trainings, and program materials by direction and through personal initiative.
  • Record and analyze related program data and quantify environmental, economic, and social results from the fellow projects.
  • Based on the scope and deliverables of the project, aggregate fellows reports and write reports for partner organization.
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements

The Sustainability Initiatives, RISE Program Manager must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Available to begin the position as early as February 1st 2017 and commit until June 2017;
  • Completed a four-year undergraduate degree in an interdisciplinary study that may include business, engineering or a related degree;
  • A minimum of two years full time work experience with demonstrated success in related work experiences and project management;
  • Experience and interest in playing leadership and supervisory role;
  • Able to conduct self in professional manner and set positive examples;
  • Familiarity with Hawaii’s sustainability and energy issues and current projects;
  • Interest in personally mentoring fellows and collaborating to develop a comprehensive sustainability fellowship program;
  • Strong attention to detail and personal accountability;
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills;
  • Flexible in supporting other duties as assigned.

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

Sustainability Initiatives, RISE Program Manager Position Description (PDF, 180KB)

Accounting Manager

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
  • Prepare bi-annual GET filings
  • 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 duties as assigned

Position Requirements

The Accounting Manager 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

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

Accounting Manager Position Description (PDF, 495KB)

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
  • Collecting and compiling vendor receipts and invoices
  • Collecting and reviewing payment requests for completeness and accuracy
  • Tracking donations and deposits
  • Assist with reconciling credit card statements and bank statements
  • Assist with various administrative tasks including preparing invoice packages, organizing files, mailing documents, and/or interfacing with staff, HYCC team leaders, program interns, partners and vendors
  • Assist with internal reporting as well as reporting to funding partners
  • Assist with tax reports for various state and federal jurisdictions; as well as, any special reports requested
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual budget by assembling initial data and reviewing data compiled by various programs
  • Assist auditors by supplying necessary data and information in preparation of the annual audit
  • General administrative & clerical duties as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements

The Staff Accountant must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Accounting education from an accredited higher institution is required
  • 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
  • Team player
  • Exhibits a willingness to learn

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

Staff Accountant Position Description (PDF, 81KB)

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)