Project Manager

Jan 27 2021
Hawaii Alliance for Community-Based Economic Development |Honolulu|Full Time, $50,000 - $60,000 / year
Job Description

General Responsibility: The Project Manager will support current activities in collaboration with other HACBED team members and eventually be responsible to help HACBED to grow partnerships and collaborative projects within its focus areas of Intergenerational Knowledge Evolution, ‘Āina & Food Justice, and Community-Driven Institutional Support. The Project Manager will work to support HACBED’s organizational focus on building partnerships in community and crosscollaboration across sectors to lift up community voice and build capacity by using organizing, planning, and strategic network building approaches.


Hiring and Oversight: The Project Manager is hired and supervised by the Executive Director, with support from the Chief Operating Officer. While duties are performed under the direction of the Executive Director with support of the Chief Operating Officer, the employee for this position shall be willing to take initiative and work independently.


Duties & Responsibilities:

▪ General Support to Current & Ongoing Activities

     − Support community initiatives by providing ongoing network convening and facilitation support, documentation support, synthesis of community input into action items, carrying out related research, and working with the Executive Director to coordinate follow-up meetings with partners.

     − Create long- and short-term plans, including setting targets for milestones, adhering to deadlines and allocating resources.

     − Identify and manage potential risks and liabilities of multiple projects.

     − Leverage resources to maximize the impact of actions and sustainability of HACBED as well as partner efforts with activities such as research, grant writing support, and community engagement.

     − Assist the Executive Director with various community partnership building activities, including email communications, scheduling and meeting coordination, and  follow-up support to partners.

▪ Project Management Tied to Growing Collaborative Opportunities Within HACBED’s Focus Areas

     − Explore and establish additional opportunities and partnerships statewide to employ and scale justice-based initiatives within HACBED’s focus areas of Intergenerational Knowledge Evolution, ‘Āina & Food Justice, and Community-Driven Institutional Support.

     − Assist in the defining of the scope and goals of projects.

     − Make effective decisions when presented with multiple options for how to progress with projects.

     − Communicate with the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer to keep projects aligned with organizational goals.

     − Perform quality control on projects throughout development to maintain the standards expected.

     − Adjust schedules and targets on projects as needed.

     − Represent HACBED internally and externally.

▪ Staff Management Tied to Future Collaborative Projects

     − Delegate project tasks to employees best positioned to complete them.

     − Serve as a point of contact when multiple team members are assigned to the same project to ensure team actions remain in synergy.

     − Motivate team members involved in the project to complete tasks on time. Qualifications

▪ Active listener who has the desire and ability to learn from community-based sources of knowledge.

▪ Professional experience working in Hawai‘i, specifically as tied to working for or with community- based organizations or institutional stakeholders.

▪ Self-motivated and takes initiative to support partners and help HACBED implement initiatives in its three focus areas.

▪ Have a systems level perspective, while able to complete detail oriented tasks.

▪ Proven ability to formulate long-range goals and consistently and flexibly assess progress.

▪ Comfortable working in a fast-paced, sometimes ambiguous environment with many moving parts.

▪ Excellent oral and written communicator, as well as, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

▪ Ability to interact with stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds.

▪ Team player and able to complete independent tasks.

▪ Critical thinker who is adaptable and able to make decisions under pressure.

▪ Bachelor’s degree required.

▪ Computer Proficiency: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint; Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

▪ Willingness to travel and attend evening and weekend meetings.


Desired Skills/Experience:

▪ Grant writing and grant management

▪ Business and strategic planning

▪ Facilitation

▪ Quantitative and qualitative research experience

▪ Community and organizational capacity building experience

▪ Budgeting, as well as, cost and risk management skills

▪ Program assessment and evaluation experience

▪ 5 years of experience, preferably in working with grassroots, disadvantaged, and/or culturally diverse communities in Hawai‘i.


If you are interested in the position, please send the following to [email protected]:

▪ A resume

▪ A cover letter explaining your qualifications, as well as answers to the following questions:

     − Why are you interested in working at the Hawai‘i Alliance for Community Based Economic Development?

     − Can you describe your experience working in and supporting communities here in Hawai‘i? What were some takeaways and lessons learned?

     − Could you tell us how your skills might align with HACBED and its intermediary role?

     − Could you provide some examples of projects or programs you have managed in the past? How did they go and what did you learn from the projects?