Recruiting Manager

May 26 2023
Kupu |Honolulu|Full Time
Job Description




Kupu’s Story

Kupu, which means “to sprout” or “to grow” in Hawaiian, has a two-fold mission: to preserve the land while empowering youth. The organization provides hands-on training in conservation, sustainability, and environmental education for young adults, with the goal of fostering our next generation of environmental and cultural stewards. Kupu’s work has been likened to the role of the kupukupu fern, which is one of the first plants to recultivate the land after a lava flow. The fern not only serves as a foundational species for rebuilding a healthy, native ecosystem, but it also symbolizes a place where knowledge can grow.


Established in 2007 as a 501(c)3 non-profit, Kupu empowers future generations to create a more sustainable, pono Hawai‘i.  Kupu accomplishes this by partnering with conservation and sustainability focused agencies throughout the state and pacific in providing hands-on service opportunities which educate and mentor young adults and emerging professionals to become stewards of our communities and environment.  Since 2007, Kupu has risen to meet the increasing demands of the green job sector by engaging over 3,000 youth in the areas of conservation, sustainability, and environmental education. Kupu affirms the Hawaiian notion of “ma ka hana ka ʻike” or “in working one learns.”  This approach has led to the creation of hundreds of service-learning opportunities which assists in the development of Hawai’i’s emerging professionals in the green job sector while supporting over 150 conservation and sustainability organizations across Hawaiʻi and the Pacific region.


 Kupu’s Mission

“To empower youth to serve their communities through character-building, service-learning, and environmental stewardship opportunities that encourage integrity (pono) with Ke Akua, self and others.”


Kupu’s CHOSEN Values

C       Character

H       Humility

O      ‘Ohana

S       Service

E       Excellence

N       Nobility


Type: Full-time, Exempt                     ​         Location: Honolulu           Reports To: Operations Manager



Position Overview and Goals

Every year, Kupu provides over 300 conservation and sustainability focused opportunities throughout the state and Pacific, designed for a wide range of youth, young adults, and emerging professionals. Strategic recruitment and outreach efforts are essential in driving Kupu’s program recruitment needs and desired outcomes. The Recruiting Manager is responsible for the management and execution of regional and program-specific recruitment strategies to achieve Kupu’s program recruiting goals. Through strategic branding, marketing, and communications, the Recruiting Manager supervises the recruitment team and ensures that Kupu meets target candidate application goals in alignment with program timelines. The Recruiting Manager supports all Kupu programs in a wide range of outreach strategies, engages potential candidates, manages data collection and documentation, and handles related administrative duties.


Recruiting Manager Essential Functions

The Recruiting Manager is a full-time, exempt position that includes, but is not limited to the following responsibilities and duties:

  • Develop and implement recruitment strategies:
    • o Manage, design, and implement regional and/or program-specific recruitment strategies to achieve recruiting goals for all Kupu activities. Collaborate with Kupu Program staff to identify recruitment needs.
    • o Provide oversight and management of all program recruitment efforts for Kupu programs.
    • o Evaluate current recruiting procedures to determine whether they can be modified for increased efficiency and effectiveness.
    • o Communicate and collaborate with upper management and program staff so programmatic objectives and operations are efficient and productive.
  • Oversee the recruitment of Kupu members and participants:
    • o Administer the production of marketing and recruitment collateral.
    • o Attend job fairs, workshops, conferences, and hiring events to source potential applicants.
    • o Engage and foster external partner relationships to develop recruiting network and promote Kupu opportunities.
    • o Make certain that the recruiting team has necessary Kupu-branded supplies, presentation equipment, and giveaway items for outreach activities.
    • o Lead informative conversations with program managers, upper management, and executives when building and carrying out recruiting processes.
    • o Use digital tools such as applicant tracking systems to automate and streamline recruiting and vetting processes. Ensure online platforms and social media, such as LinkedIn and Indeed are utilized to source applicants.
    • o Execute and prioritize Kupu recruitment calendar to efficiently operate Kupu recruiting activities.
  • Supervise and mentor the recruiting team:
    • o Hire, train and supervise the recruitment team.
    • o Ensure a high level of accountability with staff and create a team environment.
    • o Promote and encourage personal and professional growth among the recruitment team.
  • Manage and monitor recruitment metrics:
    • o Identify recruitment metrics that will evaluate applicant data and provide insight to organizational and programmatic performance.
    • o Monitor key recruitment metrics to specify and resolve issues affecting recruitment procedures.
    • o Ensure recruiting data is collected in a timely manner and reviews data for reporting.
    • o Develop recruiting data reports for upper management.


Minimum Qualifications

Recruiting Manager must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Conduct oneself with aloha and drive Kupu’s culture.
  • Conduct oneself with integrity, credibility, professionalism, and unwavering commitment to Kupu’s mission.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in direct work experience.
  • Strong personal familiarity with places and communities in Hawai‘i.
  • Prior experience with recruitment.
  • Strong computer/Microsoft Office skill level (Word/Excel/etc.)
  • Available full-time Monday through Friday, as well as for possible weekends, evenings
  • Be willing and able to travel regularly (both air and ground, and occasionally with overnight stays)
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and meet Kupu’s driving abstract requirements.
  • Meet Kupu’s criminal history check requirements.
  • Experience creating and distributing outreach material (e.g., Mailchimp, Facebook and Instagram Ad Manager, Spotify Ad Manager); Familiarity with design tools (Photoshop, Canva, Premiere Pro, Adobe Audition etc.)


Preferred Qualifications    

It is preferred that the Recruiting Manager have the following:

  • Experience with CRM systems (e.g., Salesforce)
  • Experience with website design (Square)


Note: This position description is representative of the types of duties and responsibilities. It is not intended to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for this position.

In accordance with Federal Law, Kupu does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other protected characteristic.

Questions or inquiries about this position may bew directed to [email protected]