Sep 23 2022
Job Description

KKV is Hiring!  

KKV was founded by community leaders in 1972 in response to a lack of health services for Kalihi's low income, largely-immigrant Asian and Pacific Islander residents. KKV's mission is to "work toward healing, reconciliation and the alleviation of suffering in Kalihi Valley through strong relationships that honor culture and foster health and harmony."  

Understanding health as wellbeing in the broadest sense, KKV pioneers holistic approaches to addressing the needs and aspirations of its culturally-rich community. KKV's 200+ staff care for more than 15,000 Kalihi residents a year in over 20 different languages and dialects from nine locations.   

In 2014, Kokua Kalihi Valley began a process to develop a new framework of health that accommodates the full spectrum of strengths, challenges, desires, and needs of the community. Through careful and continual listening and engagement, a more universal view of health and wellness is emerging centered around what matters to indigenous and island people. This view, named Pilinahā, looks at four vital connections that people seek in their lives: To your best self, to others, to place, and to past and future.   

KKV is recognized nationally as a leader in Social Determinants Of Health (SDOH) programming with a 50 year history of implementing innovative programs, and annually hosts hundreds of visitors and students interested in studying KKV's community-and culturally-based approach.  

This year, KKV won first place in the Innovations Showcase Competition put on by the Social Determinants of Health Academy. We were recognized for our Hui Hoaka Covid response program. Framed by indigenous Hawaiian values, the program has coordinated staff and volunteers from across KKV and the community to provide a broad array of support for patients and their family members. The program has been highly successful because of its effort to provide deep listening and culturally safe communication; to provide access to resources such as food, supplies, lāʻaulapaʻau, and economic support; and to collect stories and data that will aid KKV in improving care integration and establishingbest practices for SDOH services.

POSITION OPENINGS: One part time position open (less than 19 hours a week)

JOB SUMMARY: Lead in technical needs and assist in the planning and implementation of the Tennis Program. Help students in the schoolwork. Gather necessary data for grant documents and supports all activities of the Tennis program. Must know how to play tennis.

Special consideration given to multicultural/multilingual candidates and those with a connection to the ahupuaʻa of Kalihi.


  • Skills/Knowledge: Must know how to play tennis.  Ability to work well with children, youth, parents, and volunteers. Able to drive and meet KKV’s driver abstract requirements. Poses a Hawaii State Driver License. 
  • Education/Training: High School graduate or equivalent. 
  • Experience: At least one-year experience working with children and youth in a similar position – paid or volunteer. Have an interest in Youth Education and Development. Flexible to travel. Must be motivated to work with multicultural students & families

SCHEDULE: Available to work on weekends. Schedule to be set by supervisor.

BENEFITS: This position is not eligible for benefits. 


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