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!
Kupu is a 501c3 nonprofit organization which empowers youth to serve their communities through character building, service learning, and environmental stewardship. Kupu trains and equips young adults in Hawaii and throughout the Pacific Rim with work skills, life skills, and knowledge to help them become successful as individuals and as part of the greater community. Kupu is staffed by people with a heart to better Hawaii while working as a team with a purpose of doing what is pono and doing what is best for Hawaii and its people. Kupu is a team-focused, vibrant, and synergistic organization whose culture is dynamic and seeks to make a larger impact on Hawaii.
Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps (HYCC) Program Goals
The program assistant must meet the following minimum requirements:
The program assistant is preferred, but not required, to have the following:
Program assistant initially reports to the HYCC director and later to the HYCC program manager.
Compensation: Depending on Experience, with generous benefits
To Apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to: email@example.com and put “HYCC Program Assistant” in the subject line. We hope to fill the position before end of June. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Seeking: Kupu Culinary Project Developer, July 2017 – December 2017
Time Period: From July to December 2017 (6 months)
Proposals Due: June 16, 2017
Submit Proposals To: Mark Canney, firstname.lastname@example.org, 808-735-1221 x1052
Background: Kupu is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization based out of Honolulu, Hawaii. The organization’s mission is to empower youth to serve their communities through character-building, service-learning, and environmental stewardship opportunities that encourage integrity (pono) with God (Ke Akua), self and others. Through its various programs, Kupu provides experiential education, as well as job training, leadership, teamwork, and life skills development opportunities to help youth and young adults succeed in life and encourage them to serve their communities.
Kupu is embarking on a new social venture currently referred to as the “Kupu Culinary” initiative. Through this program, young adults on Oahu, including those from Kupu’s existing Community program, will go through entry level culinary arts training, and experience real time employment in in the food industry, as well as participate in learning about and running a small business. This business, tentatively referred to as the “Kupu Kitchen” would be centered around a commercial kitchen, and will embrace a farm-to-table philosophy. It could involve catering services, a food truck, tent or cart, special events hosting, gardening and potential product development and/or other food service operations. The range of associated youth employment opportunities includes food preparation, service, sales, hosting, marketing, logistics/delivery, training, farming, and eventually, management. As with all Kupu programs, our emphasis is on sustainability, so we will aim to source or grow local and/or organic produce and food stuffs when feasible and affordable. Goals of the venture also include youth empowerment, workforce development, promoting a healthy diet and lifestyle, and generating earned revenue to help support existing Kupu youth programs. The commercial kitchen and training facility will be in Kewalo Basin harbor.
Review services to be provided: The Kupu Culinary Project Developer is responsible for researching and developing a new job training program and business venture that engages underserved young adults in learning about and preparing for jobs in the food industry.
Scope of Work (applicant can subcontract any of the following)
Program design and related materials developed under this Agreement will remain the sole and exclusive property of Kupu and its associated businesses.
Proposal Content: Respondent should include the following information in the Proposal
Submission and Selection: Proposals for this engagement must be submitted by June 16, 2017. Selection of the consultant is tentatively set for June 23, 2017.
See attached questions and answers, which will be regularly updated with frequently asked questions until the RFP process is closed.
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:
The HYCC Community, Program Manager must meet the following minimum requirements:
The HYCC Summer, Program Manager is preferred, but not required, to have the following:
To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to email@example.com
Kupu is seeking to hire a qualified individual for an exciting paid, volunteer opportunity in partnership with the Conservation Legacy’s Ancestral Lands program. The selected VISTA* (Volunteer In Service To America) will gain hands-on job experience in community outreach, cultural development and conservation work, as well as grow his/her professional network, and enhance career pathway opportunities in Hawai’i.
*VISTA is an AmeriCorps program similar to the Peace Corps, that promotes service domestically.
The VISTA opportunity is a full-time position (40 hours/week) that requires a one-year commitment.
The VISTA will be based at Kupu’s administrative headquarters in located at 677 Ala Moana Blvd. in Kaka’ako on the island of O’ahu.
This is a paid volunteer position. The VISTA will receive:
Scope of Work
The VISTA must be at least 18 years old and able to work in the U.S. A high school diploma or equivalency and the following qualifications are preferred:
To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Priority will be given to those who apply by May 24, 2017.
Conservation VISTA Position Description (PDF, 780KB)