Jun 30 2020
Job Description



University of Hawai‘i at Hilo.  Regular, Part-Time (50% FTE), RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo (UHH), Islands of Opportunity Alliance-Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation Program (IOA-LSAMP), located in Hilo, Hawai‘i.  Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 

MINIMUM MONTHLY SALARY:  $1,285.50/Mon. (@ 50% FTE). 


  • The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo is the lead institution for the Islands of Opportunity Alliance. 
  • The Islands of Opportunity Alliance consists of eleven (11) Universities and Colleges throughout Hawai‘i and the Pacific. 
  • Employee will be responsible for overall operation of UHH’s Keaholoa Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Scholars Program.  
  • Coordinates research experiences for underrepresented minority students pursuing STEM degrees in collaboration with ten (10) IOA-LSAMP campus coordinators across the Pacific. 
  • Connects students with faculty mentors in various STEM departments.  
  • Communicates with a variety of stakeholders, faculty, students, community groups, and UH administration to organize the research experiences. 
  • This includes organizing community-based research experiences, community service projects, faculty-guided research, and end of semester presentation events.  
  • Recruits students to the Keaholoa STEM Scholars Program, advertises the program, and tracks and records their progress using an IOA-LSAMP database.  
  • Facilitates K-12 STEM outreach activities and guides students on pathways for graduate schools and careers in STEM.  
  • This includes making recommendations to students about the pathways and careers.  
  • Responsible for the overall operation of the Keaholoa STEM Scholar Program at the UH Hilo campus. 
  • Manages the budget, requests for student stipends and travel, and the office space that serves as a Learning Community for the students.  
  • Oversees undergraduate students.  
  • Compiles, prepares, and submits data for annual reports. 
  • Attends monthly meetings with IOA-LSAMP campus partners. 




  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in a STEM field or related field with a STEM focus. 



  • At least one (1) year of experience working in a STEM related field and engaging in community projects. 



  • Knowledge of the different cultures of the Alliance partners, including Hawai‘i, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa. 
  • Ability to prepare fiscal and annual reports.  
  • Ability to work with word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. 
  • Ability to understand complex oral and written instructions. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively across the different cultures of the Pacific, and to communicate with a variety of different stakeholders, including faculty, students, community groups, and UH administration. 
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and engage with Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander communities.  
  • Ability to organize and plan activities.  
  • Post Offer/Employment Condition:  Must be able to complete the UH Title IX training within twelve (12) months from date of hire. 


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.).


  • Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a STEM field or related field with a STEM focus. 
  • Familiarity with National Science Foundation (NSF) reports. 
  • Teaching experience or advising experience with Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander students in order to effectively organize and coordinate student research experiences. 


INQUIRIES:  Dr. Joseph Genz 932-7267, [email protected] (Hawai‘i).


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. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to [email protected] If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872. 


CLOSING DATE:  July 6, 2020. 


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.