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Current Openings

  • Manager, Talent Acquisition (Honolulu)
  • Communications Specialist (Honolulu)
  • Direct Services Specialist / Social Worker (Molokaʻi)
  • Social Services, Senior Director (Honolulu)
  • Camp Direct Services Specialist / Social Worker (Kroc Center Kapolei - summer position)
  • Summer Performing Arts Camp Counselor (Kroc Center Kapolei - summer position)
  • Youth Development, Senior Director (Honolulu)
  • Youth Development specialist (Maui)

Manager, Talent Acquisition (Honolulu)

POSITION SUMMARY:  The TA manager will design and lead Liliʻuokalani Trust's (“LT”) talent acquisition and employer brand strategy to focus on outcomes, effectively manage resources, and never lose sight of the experience we provide to all parties. The TA team supports LT's organizational approach to leading people by building culture, engagement, and capacity through integrated talent acquisition, development, and deployment processes that are aligned to LT's goals. LT is targeted to grow substantially over the next two years and this position will collaborate with leaders to identify strategic talent acquisition goals for each area that will help achieve short and long-term talent goals. This position is managed within the People Operations Department of Team Services.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in human resources, marketing, business management or equivalent degree. Master’s Degree, PHR/SPHR or SHRM Certification preferred. At least eight years of human resources experience with demonstrated progressive Generalist/Business Partner responsibilities with at least two years focused on recruiting. At least 2 years’ management experience preferred. Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including talent acquisition, employee relations, and employment laws. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office application: Word, Excel and PowerPoint and experience with Ceridian preferred.

Communications Specialist (Honolulu)

POSITION SUMMARY: The position is responsible for a variety of programmatic and administrative duties to support the communications department in overseeing all trust communication channels – including website, multimedia, social media, and print materials – to further communications with constituents and to ensure best practices in communications management.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, preferably in Communications, and at least one year related experience.
  • The position requires a versatile team player with excellent writing, editing, social media, and “people” skills; one who is organized, can juggle a number of tasks and projects, and is able to work independently.

Direct Services Specialist / Social Worker (Molokaʻi)

POSITION SUMMARY: Provides professional casework, group work, and community building services. Works with the community to facilitate and coordinate the kīpuka 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.  

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in Social Work or Psychology; or related social services degree with minimum two years post-master’s experience in casework/permanency planning and minimum one year community or macro level experience.

Youth Development, Senior Director (Honolulu)

POSITION SUMMARY: The Senior Director of Youth Development is responsible for the overall leadership, development and management of youth development programs designed to create pathways to help Native Hawaiian kamaliʻi (beneficiaries) thrive in an exponential world.  


  • Masterʻs degree from an accredited college or university in education, social services, or related field.
  • A minimum of 8-10 years’ experience in a management or leadership position in an educational or youth development organization.
  • Relevant experience including: managing youth programming or pathway programs for youth, program development and evaluation.

Social Services, Senior Director (Honolulu)

POSITION SUMMARY: The Senior Director of Social Services is responsible for overall leadership, direction and oversight of Liliʻuokalani Trust’s social services division designed to provide supportive services to help Native Hawaiian kamali’i (beneficiaries) thrive. Leads the design, development, implementation and evaluation of effective, innovative, high quality social services for Native Hawaiian children and families statewide.


  • Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in education, social work, public health or related field.
  • A minimum of 8-10 years’ experience in a senior management or leadership position in a social services, government or non-profit organization.
  • Demonstrated experience including: working with at-risk and under-served populations dealing with adverse childhood experiences, those impacted by trauma, poverty and other risk factors.

Camp Direct Services Specialist / Social Worker (Kroc Center, Kapolei)

(Temporary position, July 2018)

POSITION SUMMARY: The camp social worker, in tandem with the youth arts program manager and summer camp leadership team, is responsible for empowering youth and ensuring the positive resolution for camper issues that may arise during camp. The social worker will encourage campers to make healthy, responsible, and respectful choices. The social worker will foster positive social interactions, manage challenging camper behaviors and interpersonal disputes, identify and support campers with special needs, homesickness, and self-care. The social worker embodies the core competencies of Lili`uokalani Trust and is expected to create strong relationships with campers and staff. The ideal candidate has agility to transition from one situation to another intuitively, while also showing compassion and empathy for campers and staff.


  • Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Mental Health or Similar Fields.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a myriad of treatment techniques.
  • Previous experience in a camp setting, school setting, or similar environment.
  • Experience in working with children and teenagers in need of psychological, social, and/or emotional support.
  • Must be able to think critically and act swiftly in high stress situations.
  • Attention to detail in documentation and maintaining records.
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communcation skills and comfort in communicating with children, young adults, and parents.
  • Must be caring, empathetic, patient, hard working, and diligent professional who takes initiative and is creative, enthusiastic, open-minded and high-energy.
  • Must have ability to function both independently and as part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Licensed: Social Worker, Marriage Family Therapist (MFT), Professional Counselor, Mental Health or Psychologist.
  • Clinical experience
  • Valid driver license, clean traffic abstract, and access to a privately owned automobile with valid no-fault insurance.
  • First Aid and CPR/AED Certification.

Summer Performing Arts Camp Counselor (Kroc Center, Kapolei)

(Temporary position, July 2018)

POSITION SUMMARY: Liliʻuokalani Trust’s ʻŌlino Arts Pathway will host a two-week performing arts camp for middle school students (ages 11-13 years old) from July 8 - 21, 2018. Hula, theatre, spoken word, hip hop dance, step, Afro Brazilian percussion, and hula classes. This free, residential camp will offer kamaliʻi (youth) an opportunity to learn a variety of art forms directly from world-renowned national and local artists. We are honored to have an esteemed arts faculty including Peter Espiritu, Moses Goods, No’u Reville, and Kumu Hula Vicky Holt, along with a host of other artists from the mainland. Kamali’i will be participating in 7 classes each weekday (in drumming, singing, dancing, spoken word, theatre, and hula), attend huakaʻi (excursions) and community service projects on the weekends, and perform in a culminating hōʻike (performance). Under the guidance of a Lead Teacher, the Camp Counselor will facilitate and chaperone the evening hour activities for camp participants.


  • Three years of coursework in a Performing Arts or Education University department. 

  • Experience working with students from 11-13 years old. 

  • Experience as a youth facilitator, social worker, classroom teacher, para-professional, education 
assistant, or similar. 

  • A good logical thinker and proactive problem solver 

  • Artistic experience or artistic sensibility 

  • Self-motivator 

  • Friendly 

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. 

  • Must pass criminal background check. 

  • Provide own transportation to and from work. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or matriculated student in education, human services field, or similar. 

  • Experience in working with students in a school environment. 

  • Knowledge of Hawaiian culture (i.e. values, programs, etc.) 

  • CPR/First Aid Certification 

Youth Development Specialist (Maui)

POSITION SUMMARY: The Youth Development Specialist will plan, arrange, and organize programs. Facilitate group work and youth development services. Collaborate and partner 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.


Education and Relevant Experience (minimum): 

  • 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.

Licenses or Certifications (perferred):

  • Valid driver license, clean traffic abstract, and access to a privately owned automobile with valid no-fault insurance.
  • Required to have a TB clearance.
  • First Aid and CPR/AED Certification, perferred.

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

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