Hawai‘i Green Growth Network Director


Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Hawaii Local2030 Hub, located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Telework/Hybrid schedule may be permissible but subject to change. 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.


Provides leadership and strategic guidance to the Hawai‘i Green Growth (HGG) network to advance environmental, social, and economic priorities through the Aloha+ Challenge – Hawai‘i’s local framework to achieve the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Hawaii Local2030 Hub is one of seven Local2030 sustainability centers of excellence around the world and only such hub in North America. Reporting directly to the Hawaii Local2030 Hub Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Hawai‘i Green Growth Network Director focuses strategically on building, maintaining, and overseeing the diverse Hawai‘i Green Growth network, partnerships and processes, including membership outreach, recruitment and donation management; partnership building; working group convenings; events and activities; community engagement; student participation on the Aloha+ Challenge; and other strategic initiatives. Supervises staff members devoted to communications, network coordination and community engagement. Serves as a primary liaison to engage government, business and civil society partners at the local, state, and national levels to catalyze action on and build support for the Aloha+ Challenge. Represents HGG at local, national, and international meetings.

Primary Qualifications:

EDUCATION/TRAINING: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Sustainable Development, Communications, Policy and Planning, Environmental Studies and Resource Management, or related field.

EXPERIENCE: Five to seven (5-7) years of experience working in a business, government agency, or non-profit organization, which includes responsibilities in partner engagement, fundraising and development, strategic planning, and managing diverse programs.

ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Knowledge of how to implement complex and multi-faceted initiatives that require extensive coordination of government, community, business, philanthropic and academic stakeholders at the local, State, Federal, and global level. Knowledge of communications, outreach, and engagement strategies and principles. Leadership and personnel management skills. Ability to motivate, support, and work well with diverse networks and partners. Expertise in communications, engagement and outreach activities. Proficient in strategic thinking, innovation, and policy, as well as ability to thrive in adaptable and fast-paced work environments. Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills. Proficient in computer skills for internet research and email, Microsoft Office programs/applications, Adobe and other communications technologies.

Physical/Medical Requirements:

Must be able to support event logistics, which includes the ability to lift, carry, and set-up materials that weigh up to thirty (30) pounds.

Policy and/or Regulatory Requirements:

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.).

Secondary Requirements:

Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Sustainable Development, Communications, Policy and Planning, Environmental Studies and Resource Management, or related field. Familiarity and experience working with Hawai‘i’s geography, communities, industries and key partners. Ability to communicate complex, technical information to decision-makers and general audiences. Interests and commitment to local and global sustainability goals, Hawaii Local2030 Hub culture of collaboration, and island values of aloha and mālama. Knowledge and interests to support Hawaiian language, culture, and traditions.

Application Requirements:

Please go to www.rcuh.com 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. All RCUH employees and positions are subject to the August 5, 2021 Emergency Proclamation requiring all State/RCUH employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be subject to weekly testing for COVID-19. All post-job offer/new hires will be required to show proof that they are fully vaccinated (e.g., their CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card) or a Negative COVID-19 Test result during the onboarding process. Requests for a religious or medical accommodation from the COVID-19 vaccination will be handled on a post-job offer basis. Individuals granted an accommodation will be subject to the weekly testing requirement. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to rcuh_employment@rcuh.com. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-7262 or (808)956-0872.

INQUIRIES: Shelley Gustafson 808-425-2237 (Oahu).

CLOSING DATE: December 15, 2021.

RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University of Hawai‘i.

Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.