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Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit.  Regular, Full-Time RCUH, Non-Civil Service position with the Maui Invasive Species Committee (MISC), Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), located on the island of Maui. Continuation is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 


MONTHLY SALARY RANGE:  $2,600-$4,500/Mon.


DUTIES:  Methodically and strategically works with management in enhancing the program’s funding model, identifies new sources of funding, and assists with a sustainable and effective grants program. Optimizes the grant administration process, prepares progress reports and proposals. Tracks grant reporting cycles and deliverables. Manages grant databases and engages with donors and donor agencies. Processes, records, tracks and maintains personnel actions for RCUH staff, including but not limited to time reports. Processes purchase orders, reimbursements, payments (recurring and new), petty cash and travel for staff. Maintains and organizes related files. Researches equipment/supply needs and vendors, drives to retrieve and deliver orders and supplies, obtains quotes, as needed, and assists with all phases of project procurement. Picks up, and prepares appropriate procurement documents. Tracks orders and ensures purchasing accuracy. Coordinates travel arrangements and drafts travel reports (authorization/completion). Composes, finalizes, and routes correspondence by mail, fax, or email. Helps direct phone calls and provides information to general public. Organizes and maintains official files for MISC program, projects, and personnel. Helps develop and revise standard operating procedures (SOPs) for operations.


PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING: Associate’s Degree from an accredited community college in a related field to job duties. EXPERIENCE:  Two to four (2-4) years of work experience in administrative/grants management with budget formulation and a successful track record of fundraising and administrative duties.  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Knowledge of public accounting and procurement principles and processes. Basic knowledge of Hawaiian biota and threats from incipient alien plant and animal invasions in Hawai‘i. Proficient in Microsoft Word, spreadsheet computer applications, internet use, and cloud-based programs. Ability to research and resolve discrepancies in data and financial transactions. Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally. Excellent organizational skills. 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 Conditions: Must be able to pass a post offer criminal background check. Must possess certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain the certificate following the training provided within six (6) months from date of hire) and maintain throughout duration of employment.  PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Able to lift and carry twenty (20) pounds. Must be able to sit for long periods of time. 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:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university. Expertise with Microsoft Office programs and databases. Knowledge of biological principles and appreciation for biological resources, especially pertaining to Hawaiian ecosystems and alien/invasive species issues. Experience working in an office to support biological field activities. 


Please apply directly on the RCUH website to be considered for the position.


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. All RCUH employees and positions are subject to the August 5, 2021 Emergency Proclamation requiring all State/RCUH employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be subject to weekly testing for COVID-19.  All post-job offer/new hires will be required to show proof that they are fully vaccinated (e.g., their CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card) or a Negative COVID-19 Test result during the onboarding process.  Requests for a religious or medical accommodation from the COVID-19 vaccination will be handled on a post-job offer basis.  Individuals granted an accommodation will be subject to the weekly testing requirement. 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)956-7262 or (808)956-0872.


CLOSING DATE:  November 3, 2021. 


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

    October 13, 2021
  • Closing Date

    November 3, 2021
  • Organization

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  • Position Type

    Full Time
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