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Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit. Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Nāpuʻu Natural Resource Management (NNRM) at Puʻu Waʻawaʻa and Puʻu Anahulu, located on the island of Hawaiʻi. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.


MONTHLY SALARY RANGE: $2,424-$3,600/Mon.


DUTIES: Assists with initiation, development, and implementation of environmental education programs, which includes classroom and field-based (experiential) education for students and teachers, community stewardship days, media outreach, and community outreach events. All events place an emphasis on Hawaiian culture and history, geology, natural history, natural resource management, and the preservation of Hawai‘i’s native biodiversity. Programs are heavily focused on place-based education and often take place in the field with participants assisting staff with natural resource management activities including reforestation, weed control, native plant surveys, native bird surveys, and trail building and maintenance. Designs displays, presentations, flyers, handouts, brochures, websites, and other related materials for use in outreach and education events. Attends community and outreach events to represent NNRM. Processes, organizes, and files all paperwork, spreadsheets, and reports following completion of outreach programs. Designs and develops environmental education, experiential education, and place-based education curriculum for use in student and teacher education programs. Field-based activities involve hiking over moderately rugged terrain, carrying heavy packs and equipment, and working in inclement weather. Ensures that all event reporting and record keeping is maintained. Must be able/willing to work on nights and weekends. Must be able/willing to camp overnight, sometimes while overseeing visiting groups.


PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Biological or Environmental Sciences, Education, Hawaiian Studies, or related field. EXPERIENCE: At least one (1) year of experience working in environmental education or outreach. Experience working with K-12th grade students. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Knowledge of the environmental and cultural history of Hawai‘i. Knowledge of and experience using word processing software including MS Office programs (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) or equivalent. Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must possess a valid driver’s license (and if use of personal vehicle on the job is required, must also have valid personal driver’s insurance equivalent to Hawai‘i’s No-Fault Driver’s Insurance) and maintain throughout the duration of employment. Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to pass a post offer criminal background check. Must possess Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain and maintain the certificate following the training provided within three (3) months from date of hire and maintain throughout duration of employment). PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds unassisted. Must be able to hike long distances (up to five (5) miles) over rugged terrain in sometimes rainy, cold, and muddy conditions. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS: As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i's and/or business entity's policies and procedures. Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.).


SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of Hawaiian language and culture. Skilled in native Hawaiian plant and animal identification. Knowledge of and experience using email newsletter programs such as Mail Chimp, or equivalent, to assist with outreach. Knowledge of and experience using desktop publishing software such as Adobe graphic design programs (InDesign, Photoshop), or equivalent.


INQUIRIES: Edith Adkins 933-8807 (Hawai‘i).


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872.


CLOSING DATE: August 27, 2019.


RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University of Hawai‘i.


Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.


  • Posted On

    August 7, 2019
  • Closing Date

    August 27, 2019
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  • Position Type

    Full Time
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