Jr/Asst Specialist, Dir of Strategic Partnership & Cmty Engagement

University of Hawaii at Manoa in Hawaii

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted November 11, 2013
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary 68,076-78,763
Employment Type Full-time

 

Position Summary:

The Director of Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement (DSPCE) will support and develop programs that support the vision and mission of Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge (HSHK) and the Kanaka Maoli Institute (KMI). The DSPCE is responsible for developing and managing a strategic vision and SMART goals that support School-University-Community engagement scholarship, local and global policy, and system changes most relevant to Native Hawaiian communities. The DSPCE will ensure that the core functions of HSHK are implemented through it’s programs by engaging students, faculty, and community in Hawaiʻi and beyond (Pacific, Asia, continental U.S., and global) in all aspects of knowledge/discourse generations and dissemination.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Cultivates, develops, and manages of key strategic community partnerships that result in community engagement/community scholarship, educational programming, and grant/extramural funding initiatives.
  • Develops and sustains relationships and serves as a liaison to donors/funders, elected officials, businesses, landowners, Native Hawaiian community leaders, cultural practitioners, indigenous organizations and the advisory committee among others.
  • Provide all necessary staff support and training for meetings and events.
  • Compiles and synthesizes research results in publications, white papers, posters, presentations, and a comprehensive website for various audiences. 
  • Supervises staff and consultants.
  • Provides Project Management, including updating and follow-up with delegated tasks to ensure meeting deadlines, deliverables and evaluation of programs and staff.
  • Develops and conducts program and staff evaluations.
  • Identify and recruit students, faculty, stakeholder/community member participation
  • Identify and coordinate training and technical assistance, as needed by stakeholders and community members.
  • Plan, facilitate, and/or participate in meetings, conferences and workshops.
  • Gather promotional items and other donations
  • Manages, develops and implements a plan for communication, education, and public awareness for HSHK and KMI, which includes but is not limited to updating the HSHK website regularly with up-to-date and relevant content, maintaining other types of media and provides reports to advisory committee and Communication Specialist.
  • Plans and implements community engagement activities at local, national, regional, and international levels.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience in planning, facilitating and implementing, and conducting evaluations of community workshops/conferences/ symposiums throughout Hawaiʻi and elsewhere.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of a communication, education, and public awareness plan, such as updating websites and producing other types of media.
  • Demonstrated experiences in developing and implementing training and technical assistance for a variety of audiences including indigenous communities.
  • Evidence of ability to network, interact, and support effective relationships with the Native Hawaiian community and other indigenous peoples and their organizations.
  • Ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects as well as to conduct research.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully secure and/or manage extramural grants/contracts.
  • Knowledge of commonly used computer software (e.g., MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint) including website development and management. 
  • Excellent planning, organizational, analytical and management skills; strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

Junior Specialist Minimum Qualifications:

  • For the Junior Specialist position, Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in the field of Hawaiian Studies; Hawaiian Language; Education; Indigenous Knowledge; or a related field.
  • At least 3-years of work experience in the private sector and/or academic or government service in the field of Hawaiian and/or Indigenous Studies; Hawaiian Language; Education; Indigenous Knowledge; or a related field.

Assistant Specialist Minimum Qualifications:

  • For the Assistant Specialist position, Master’s Degree and 30 credits of graduate study from an accredited college or university in the field of Hawaiian Studies; Hawaiian Language; Education; Indigenous Knowledge; or a related field.
  • Five to seven (5-7) years of experience in the private sector and/or academic or government service in the field of Hawaiian and/or Indigenous Studies; Hawaiian Language; Education; Indigenous Knowledge; or a related field.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience working effectively with Native Hawaiian and other indigenous communities.
  • Background in education, counseling, or community organizing or a combination thereof. 
  • Experience in leadership, coaching, team-building and interpersonal skills to strengthen and cultivate relationships.
  • Knowledge and experience in planning and implementing outreach activities at a local, national, regional, and international level especially with indigenous peoples.
  • Significant knowledge of Hawaiian language, culture, practices, protocols, and values.
  • Ability to travel to local, national, regional, and international meetings and conferences. 
  • Available to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends.
  • Proficiency in the Hawaiian Language.

To Apply:

Send Application Attention Kat Latham

Application should include a statement of how you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications; a curriculum vitae; a writing sample; official transcripts; the names and contact

information (phone number and email address) of three references, and a letter of support from an Indigenous or Native Hawaiian community or organization documenting the nature and extent of your work, impact and benefit, and reputation in that community.

Address:

Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge

Attention: Katherine Latham

2540 Maile Way, Spalding 454

Honolulu, HI 96822

 

Inquiries:

808.956-0980 to Katherine Latham