Director (nonprofit)

Feb 02 2021
ALTRES Office |Honolulu|Full Time
Job Description
Director (nonprofit) (199577-5)

Seeking a knowledgeable candidate for a full-time Director opening with a reputable Native Hawaiian nonprofit organization. The Director will be responsible for managing the overall operations, finances, personnel, and facilities of the organization in accordance with the mission, vision, and values.

Qualified candidates for this role will have a Master's degree and at least five years of relevant management experience as well as the ability to discuss Native Hawaiian traditions and values in a knowledgeable professional manner.




Honolulu, Oahu


Operations Management

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations to ensure that all service and program activities are carried out effectively and efficiently in accordance with the mission, vision, values, board approval and strategic plans.
  • Ensure that all operations are in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, standards, and program expectations.
  • Ensures an effective system of ongoing quality assurance and performance improvement.
  • Identify and address unforeseen operating problems and issues.

Financial Management & Fund Development

  • Ensure that all financial operations and procedures are conducted according to generally accepted accounting principles with sound internal controls.
  • Ensure implementation of the financial policies approved by the Board.
  • Present, in cooperation with the Finance Manager, monthly reports and annual budgets to the Board of Directors for final review and approval.
  • Recommend appropriate and effective long-term financial strategies.
  • Develop forward-thinking plans to diversify revenue streams by continuously seeking appropriate funding opportunities.
  • Write and/or review, and submit grant proposals.

Personnel Management

  • Develop, maintain, and communicate personnel policies approved by the Board ensuring an effective process for annual performance appraisal and improvement for all staff members.
  • Ensure an ongoing, effective system of written and verbal staff communications including regular executive team and all staff meetings.
  • Train executive team members to address personnel issues, conflicts, complaints and grievances effectively and in a timely manner. Get involved in these situations directly as needed.
  • Develop and implement workforce education and training that supports skills and abilities necessary to maintain the program's effectiveness.

Board of Director Duties

  • Staff monthly Board meetings and ensure accurate and complete minutes and documentation of all Board decisions.
  • Provide written reports to the Board that are informative, appropriate, accurate, and timely.
  • Ensure that the Board is kept informed on the condition of the organization in timely manner and address key issues that impact operations.

Other Duties

  • Oversee facilities management by maintaining lease agreements and ensuring facilities and equipment are maintained in an appropriate manner.
  • Actively oversee community relations by participating in appropriate groups and attending key community events providing leadership on Native Hawaiian issues.
  • Maintain effective professional relationships externally with community leaders, health and social service providers, governmental leaders, non-profit agencies, businesses, the media, and other identified entities.
  • Advocate for relevant policy issues at the National and State levels.
  • Monitor relevant legislation (federal, state, county) that may affect program and service delivery.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.


  • Master's degree in social services, public health, business, or related field of study.
  • Minimum 5 years of progressive management experiences, preferably in Native Hawaiian social services and/or nonprofit or health care sector.
  • Demonstrated expertise in program development, business and financial management, human resources, grant writing and/or fund development, community and public relations, and public speaking.
  • Outstanding leadership skills with the ability to effectively lead by directing, coaching, supporting, and delegating the activities of the organization's executive teams and staff.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to facilitate discussions of complex issues effectively.
  • Ability to identify issues and opportunities and the confidence to deal with them timely and effectively.