May 13 2023
Job Description



CLOSING DATE:  May 12, 2023, or until filled. Applications received after this deadline may be considered only if the position is not filled or up to the date a selection has been approved by the RCUH (whichever comes first).


INQUIRIES:  Emilie Kirk 785-2135 (Kauai). 


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

Regular, Full-Time, Limited-Term (not to exceed eighteen (18) months in duration), RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR), Kauaʻi County Cooperative Extension, Limited-English Immigrant Farmer Education (LIFE) program, located in Līhuʻe, Kauaʻi. Telework (from employee’s residence city and state) may be permissible subject to review and approval by Principal Investigator and RCUH. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 


MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary commensurate with qualifications. 


DUTIES:  Performs specific work assignments related to the Limited-English Immigrant Farmer Education (LIFE) program. Manages the implementation of the University of Hawai‘i (UH) Language Access Plan (LAP) for College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) Cooperative Extension. Arranges training for CTAHR staff and faculty to support the implementation of the LAP. Conducts statewide evaluation research, and develops and implements research tools to assess needs of immigrant farmers, including recruitment of research participants, data collection, data analysis, and summary report preparation. Coordinates training workshop logistics, and collaborates with University of Hawai‘i (UH) faculty to develop instructional materials and facilitate workshops as applicable. Manages professional translation and/or interpretation services as needed. Manages existing LIFE website and social media, including developing content, making regular updates, and responding to inquiries. Coordinates and manages project evaluation, assessment, and semi-annual reporting to the funding agency (USDA-OPPE). Develops and maintains partnerships with government and non-profit agencies that work with immigrant farmers. Develops resources to support project continuance and expansion after the current funding period ends. Assists with preparation of extramural grant applications. 




Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university.


Three to five (3-5) years of progressively responsible management experience including program coordination and implementation.


Working knowledge of community outreach and educational program management and implementation.


Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in

writing, with internal and external constituencies (both in-person and virtually). Ability to effectively conduct work remotely (e.g., telework) as applicable. Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills. Proficient ability with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and in conducting internet searches. Documented work-place skills including reliability, responsibility, care in following directions, interest in learning new skills, and ability to work independently. Ability to work harmoniously with people from different cultural and educational backgrounds. 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 complete the UH Title IX training within twelve (12) months from date of hire.


Must be able to travel to farm sites and venues statewide.


As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies, procedures, and trainings and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i's and/or business entity's policies, procedures, and trainings.  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.). 



Experience conducting research or working with diverse populations, including people with limited English proficiency. Previous work experience with farmer training programs or working with agricultural producers. Language ability in one or more languages commonly spoken among immigrant groups in Hawaiʻi (especially Ilocano, Tagalog, Mandarin Chinese, or Thai). Previous work experience with applying for and managing Federal, State, or private grant applications. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with university staff, faculty, and community partners. Familiarity with Research Corporation of the University of Hawai‘i (RCUH) and UH procedures. Familiarity with USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) programs and conservation agriculture practices. Experience managing multiple projects and ensuring project deliverables and tracking are met. Experience in farming, farm management, and agricultural entrepreneurship. Working knowledge and relationships with local agricultural industry, service providers, or immigrant farming populations in 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 [email protected] If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-7262 or (808)956-8376. Please visit for more information on RCUH’s Benefits for eligible employees.


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


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.