Mar 20 2023
Category: Environmental
Job Description



CLOSING DATE:  April 11, 2023.


INQUIRIES:  Chris Brosius 281-2853 (Maui). 


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


Regular, Part-Time to Full-Time (75%-100% FTE), RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Mauna Kahalawai Watershed Partnership(MKWP), located in the Lahaina District, Maui. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 


MONTHLY SALARY:  $2,925/Mon. (@75% FTE / $3,900/Mon. (@100% FTE)


DUTIES:  Responsible for general program support duties required to efficiently administer a natural resources research and protection project with seven to twenty (7-20) employees and volunteers protecting over 50,000 acres of forested watershed. Organizes and maintains safety compliance and Standards of Procedure (SOP) files for Mauna Kahalawai Watershed Partnership (MKWP) projects and personnel. Inputs field data to facilitate fieldwork and project planning and reporting. Reviews time reporting, and the processing of reimbursement and travel requests, and vacation and sick leave requests. Maintains staff training and certification records, and assists island programs with general purchasing. Assists with writing and development of outreach material for publication and public distribution. Outreach materials include press releases, website articles, displays, presentations, reports, and printed material that accurately relay botanical and program information. Coordinates staff and partner meetings, records and types up meeting minutes, and serves as meeting facilitator. Performs radio/phone checks with field staff, as needed. Assists with grant proposals, permits, and reports (e.g., annual and semi-annual funding reports). Receives and organizes weekly field reports from MKWP programs. Keeps track of petty cash expenses and works with the MKWP Program Manager to track fiscal obligations and expenditures. 




Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university. Must have coursework/training in program and data management applications from an accredited institution.


One to three (1-3) years of experience providing office management with budget formulation and maintenance. Experience in project management, grant writing, preparing written reports and interpretation of data.


Knowledge of conservation biology, and resource management practices.Working knowledge of office/business management practices. Knowledge of procurement actions/practices. Knowledge of office administration, basic accounting and event planning. Proficiencywith the Microsoft Office suite.


Demonstrated ability to track and manage budgets. Demonstratedabilitytomanagemultipleoffice​projectsinanorganizedand efficientmanner.Proficientinuseofcomputer​applications(e.g.,MSWord, MSExcel,etc.)anddataentrywithaccuracy,wor​dprocessingandInternet use.Proficient with Microsoft Access database programs. Ability to use andmaintainofficeequipment.Abilitytocommu​nicateorallyandinwriting, and to comprehend complex verbal and written instructions. Excellent organizational skills.Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding personnel and budgetary matters.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. PostOffer/EmploymentCondition:Mustbeablet​opassapostoffercriminal background check.


Must be able to lift and carry up to twenty (20) pounds.


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.).  



Familiarity with basic biological principles especially pertaining to Hawaiian ecosystems and the threats from alien/invasive species.Familiarity with the procurement and human resources policies and procedures of the RCUH. Skills and experience with QuickBooks® and ArcGIS programs. Familiarity with office networking and information technology management.


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.