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Hawai‘i Green Growth is a Local2030 hub that scales and accelerates local solutions to global challenges in partnership with the United Nations. Hawai‘i Green Growth formed in response to the 2011 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) to identify green growth priorities and advance a green economy within an island context.
The Aloha+ Challenge: He Nohona ‘Ae‘oia is a statewide commitment to achieve Hawai‘i’s sustainability goals, and serves as a local framework to implement the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The Aloha+ Challenge was launched in 2014 by HGG public and private sector partners with leadership from the State, Counties, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and State Legislature. The Aloha+ Challenge enjoys unprecedented political support to achieve time-bound sustainability goals and indicators, which are measured through an open-data impact Dashboard. HGG works with public and private partners on joint policies, initiatives, and communications that advance Hawai‘i’s Aloha+ Challenge goals.
The Aloha+ Challenge Dashboard is an online open-data platform to track progress, provide accountability and ensure transparency on Hawai‘i’s economic, social, and environmental priorities. The Dashboard was developed through a multi-year process by HGG that engaged hundreds of diverse public, private, and community stakeholders in partnership with the state and four counties to identify agreed statewide indicators. The Dashboard (https://alohachallenge.hawaii.gov/) is designed for decision makers, practitioners, and the public to inform policy, data driven decision making, and inspire action on local and global sustainability goals.
This is an AmeriCorps VISTA position offered through the Aloha+ Challenge VISTA Program to address poverty and increase economic, social, and environmental resiliency across Hawai‘i. Learn more about AmeriCorps VISTA at: www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista.
The Aloha+ Dashboard measures Hawai‘i's progress on U.N. Sustainable Development Goal 1: No Poverty and other socio-economic indicators, and the Aloha+ Challenge 2020 Benchmark Report released showed that 42% of residents are struggling to meet basic needs. However, further data, metrics, research and tools to track socio-economic indicators are needed to track this on the Hawai‘i's Dashboard.
This is a full-time position that will support the Hawai‘i Green Growth partnership’s work on the Aloha+ Challenge Dashboard through conducting research, identifying available data sets, updating data visualizations, and developing new systems that can be used long-term to measure Hawai‘i's progress on the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals through the Aloha+ Dashboard.
The Data & Research VISTA position is structured to provide significant capacity in the areas of sustainable development, data management, innovation, and research through hands-on experiential learning. This position will have the opportunity to take on meaningful responsibility quickly, and engage with a diverse network of local, national and international partners.
This position will work extensively with a wide range of government, business, academic, philanthropic, and community partners who work to advance social, economic, and environmental priorities across Hawaiʻi and is therefore ideally suited for applicants seeking to gain professional experience in these sectors. HGG is committed to the mentorship and professional development of each team member, including the cohort of 6 VISTA positions.
Eligibility for the AmeriCorps VISTA Program:
In order to be considered for hire, one must meet the following minimum requirements:
AmeriCorps Compensation and Benefits Package:
Preferences: It is preferred that the applicant has the following:
This year-long position begins October 26, 2021 and is based in Honolulu, Hawai‘i.
Dashboard Development & Innovation: This position will support coordination with diverse partners to increase student and community engagement on the Dashboard. This includes the following responsibilities:
Research: This position will support the development of the Aloha+ Dashboard, building on available local data and global sustainability Dashboards.
Project Operations & Legacy:
Other duties as assigned
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