May 17 2023
Category: Healthcare
Job Description



CLOSING DATE:  May 10, 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:  Dr. Kevin Cassel (808) 564-5916 (Oahu). 


(2) Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the University of Hawai’i Cancer Center (UH Cancer Center), Prevention and Control Program, located in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi.  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:  Serves as a Community Health Educator (CHE) for the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center (UHCC) for our Kū Ola, meaning “upright living” project. This newly-funded project through the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation continues working to build healthy men and focuses on healthy families in their communities. This project focuses on adult Native Hawaiian men ages eighteen (18) and over residing in the state of Hawaiʻi. This project addresses Native Hawaiian health in an effective and grounded manner based on Hawaiian cultural traditions such as the hale mua. This project aims to protect and improve the health and well-being for Native Hawaiians by working with community agencies to improve kāne health, and for the project to be conducted in collaboration with each local Native Hawaiian community in the state.Kū Ola has incorporated Hawaiian cultural values in our program interventions that reduce illness risks and can strengthen social and family systems within our communities by providing communal support and added resiliency to meet health challenges Hawaiians face today. Coordinates the project’s daily activities. Main responsibilities are to: 1) support oversight and management of our Kū Ola project; 2) recruit kāne for the kāne kūkākūkā sessions; 3) help establish and coordinate efforts with community partners, identify locations, and sites throughout the state to host the kāne kūkākūkā sessions; and 4) manage data collection and recruitment for these activities. Helps to develop the community-based partnerships and recruiting needed to build awareness, motivate participation in the study’s cultural sessions, and oversee project staff. Drives to various project sites (e.g., rural communities) around the island of Oahu.




Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university, with some foundational coursework in Public Health, Social Work, Psychology, Education, or a health related field. (Associate’s Degree from an accredited community college, with some foundational, college-level coursework in Public Health, Psychology or health related fieldand an additional two (2) years of experience managing community and research projects involving human subjects may substitute for a Bachelor’s Degree.).


Two to four (2-4) years of experience working with medically underserved communities in Hawaiʻi or the Pacific, delivering health education or health behavior change programs, and in settings involving community-based cultural and health promotional education. Experience in data collection and recruitment.


Good knowledge of Native Hawaiian cultural practices, research design, recruiting and screening concepts, and field-based research procedures.  Knowledge of the structure of culturally-tailored interventions and community partnerships/organizations. Good knowledge of electronic communication (email), and Microsoft programs. Strong knowledge and intermediate proficiency of personal computers and software, such as Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat. Basic knowledge of office equipment.  Knowledge of Native Hawaiian cultures.  Knowledge of healthcare related issues and research related to health disparities. 


Strong organizational and communication skills. Ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing.  Ability to prepare outreach materials for lay readers, as well as scientific reports. 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 pass a post offer criminal background check. Must be able to complete the UH Title IX training within twelve (12) months from date of hire. Must complete Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Human Subject training within one (1) months from date of hire.


Able to lift, carry, and set-up equipment weighing up to twenty-five (25) pounds unassisted.


As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies, procedures, and trainings and, subject to the University of Hawai‘i's Cancer Center HIPAA/PHI privacy and security policy. Violation of the RCUH's, the UH's, or the 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.). Must complete the University of Hawai‘i's Cancer Center HIPAA/PHI privacy and security training immediately after hire or not later than employee’s initial exposure to HIPAA/PHI. Must maintain a current status on the University’s and/or the business entity's training requirements. Must adhere to the University of Hawai‘i Cancer Center’s Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan if applicable. This includes requiring personnel who are at risk of infection, including employees, student and volunteers, to undergo (1) UH General Lab Safety Training and (2) Bloodborne Pathogen Standards training prior to the HepatitisBpre-screeningvaccinationseriesa​nd/orhepatitisBvaccination. Personnel identified to be at risk are required to complete and sign the Hepatitis B Immunization form. Completed forms must be submitted to the UH Cancer Center HR Office within ten (10) calendar days of initial assignment ofduties.



Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university, with some foundational coursework in Public Health, Psychology, Education, or a health related field. Employment experience on federally-funded health Behavior/Health Promotion research projects. Experience working in the area of culturally-tailored interventions and education for Native Hawaiian communities. Experience working with adult Native Hawaiian males. Sound knowledge of statistics.


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.


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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.