Program Officer

Nov 13 2021
ALTRES Office |Honolulu|Full Time, $105,000 - $115,000 / year
Job Description

A reputable non-profit is looking to bring an experienced Program Officer on board to oversee all of the organization's grantmaking strategies and decisions. Qualified candidates for this role will need a strong understanding of Hawaii's nonprofit sector and communities (specifically neighbor island/rural communities) and a minimum of 7 years of related non-profit experience.




Kaimuki, Honolulu, Oahu


$105,000 to $115,000 a year


  • Support the Hawaii program team with existing and new collaborative efforts that include grantees, community leaders, foundations, public officials, and other partners.
  • Conduct research and gather community input to inform Hawaii grantmaking strategies and decisions.
  • Support the design and implementation of strategic initiatives and special projects to accomplish specific goals and outcomes within Hawaii.
  • Provide personalized guidance to prospective grant applicants via phone calls, emails, or in-person meetings.
  • Proactively seek new grantees and opportunities for philanthropic investment, focused on improving the lives of individuals and families in vulnerable populations.
  • Conduct due diligence to evaluate grant proposals and assess organizational capacity to achieve proposed objectives.
  • Review capital grant budgets, costs and forecasts when recommending capital grants.
  • Conduct in-person statewide site visits within the Hawaii grantmaking portfolio.
  • Manage portfolio of active grants, monitor grant agreements and reporting, and support grantees in tracking and evaluating ongoing projects.
  • Maintain accurate and updated records in grants database.
  • Support the organization?s continuous learning and community responsiveness, and work with grantees and collaborators to identify important lessons learned that can inform future Hawai?i grantmaking.
  • Prepare and present memos, reports, and other materials for staff and Trustee meetings.
  • Assist Program Team members with peer review during the due diligence process for the organization's standard grantmaking activities in all priority communities.
  • Attend virtual weekly meetings with all program staff to discuss grants and other topics.


  • Minimum of 7-years of experience in the nonprofit sector.
  • Familiarity and experience with Hawaii's nonprofit sector and communities, particularly neighbor island and rural communities.
  • Experience with fiscal reporting.
  • Excellent communications skills (listening, speaking, and writing).
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and strategically with a systems-level view.
  • Ability to work well in teams and collaborate productively with colleagues and partners.
  • Proven ability to engage diverse communities and advance community priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to process large amounts of information and organize and present it in an actionable fashion.