Sep 13 2022
Job Description

Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i.Telework (from employee’s residence city and state) may be permissible subject to review and approval by Principal Investigator and RCUH. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.

MONTHLYSALARY:Salary commensurate with qualifications.

DUTIES: Develops multi-year and annual plans to support PCSU Watershed Partnerships (WP) priorities. Writes grant proposals to public and private agencies.Ensures proper accounting and timely completion of grant objectives, and preparesprogressandfinalreportsforwatersh​edpartnerships.Develops,implements, and maintains projects and outreach programs for watershed partnerships, working cooperatively in coordination with other statewide conservation programs.Serves as main public point of contact for watershed protection issuesand works closely with the media, other agencies, organizations, private foundations, and the general public to engender widespread support for watershed initiatives.Maintains regular, consistent media exposure for important watershed management issues including state and local legislation,PCSUWPpriorityinvasivespecies​issues,andlandandwatermanagement initiatives.Prepares multimedia presentations and press releases. Coordinates PCSU WP meeting logistics and facilitates multi-agency/Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) involvement and collaboration on PCSU WP projects and initiatives.



Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college oruniversity.

 EXPERIENCE: Three to five (3-5) years of experience in a leadership, public relations,coordinator,orsimilartypeofposi​tion,includingproject management and environmental outreach. Experience in preparing presentation materials, writing and tracking grants. Experienceorfamiliarityworkingwithcontrol​ofinvasivespecies and other watershed management activities.

 KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of media relations including preparation of media campaigns and press releases for print and electronic media to create and maintain effective public/community relations aimed at protection of Hawai‘i’s ecosystems or culture.

 ABILITIES&SKILLS: Mustbeabletowriteclear,concisereports.Mus​thaveexcellent communication (both verbally and written) and program management skills to guide and implement an education program. Proficient in the use of word-processing, spreadsheet, and presentation programs to produce documents and reports. (MS Office, Google Suite, etc.). Ability to work effectively with media personnel regarding complex and potentially sensitive issues.Ability to work effectively in a complex organizational structure,requiringsounddecisionsregardin​gprioritiesandworkload. 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. Ability to effectively conduct work remotely (e.g., telework) as applicable. Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to pass a post offer criminal background check. Must be able to complete basic helicopter safety course (A100) within twelve (12) months from date of hire. Must be able to complete basic CPR and First Aid course within three (3) months from date of hire.

 PHYSICAL/MEDICAL DEMANDS: Ability to lift and carry up to thirty (30) pounds unassisted. Ability to hike up to five (5) miles and camp in the field.

 POLICY/REGULATORY REQUIREMENT: As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i’s and/or business entity's policies and procedures. Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or 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.).

 SECONDARYQUALIFICATIONS: Education or experience in journalism, marketing, or related field.Knowledge of Hawaiian biota and threats from alien plant and animal invasions in Hawai‘i.Computer skills in presentationsoftware(e.g.,PowerPoint),geo​graphicinformationsystems(GIS),databases, anddesktoppublishing.Experiencepreparings​ocialmediapostsforeducationoroutreach.

 APPLICATIONREQUIREMENTS:Pleasegotowww.rcuh.comandclickon“J​obPostings.”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)956-0872.


 Please apply directly on the RCUH website to be considered for this position. 

RCUH’smissionistosupportandenhan​ceresearch,developmentandtraininginHawaii​,with a focus on the University of Hawai‘i.


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