Hawai‘i Local 2030 Hub Global Communications Coordinator

Organizational Overview:

Hawai‘i Local2030 Hub scales and accelerates local solutions to global challenges in partnership with the United Nations. Hawai‘i Green Growth formed in response to the 2011 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) to identify green growth priorities and advance a green economy within an island context.

The Aloha+ Challenge: He Nohona ‘Ae‘oia is a statewide commitment to achieve Hawai‘i’s sustainability goals, and serves as a local framework to implement the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The Aloha+ Challenge was launched in 2014 by HGG public and private sector partners with leadership from the State, Counties, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and State Legislature. The Aloha+ Challenge enjoys unprecedented political support to achieve time-bound sustainability goals and indicators, which are measured through an open-data impact Dashboard. HGG works with public and private partners on joint policies, initiatives, and communications that advance Hawai‘i’s Aloha+ Challenge goals. The Aloha+ Challenge Dashboard is an online open-data platform to track progress, provide accountability and ensure transparency on Hawai‘i’s economic, social, and environmental priorities.

Position Summary:

The Global Administrative Coordinator Duties: Collaborate with leadership team on the daily operations and coordination of programs of the organization. Report directly to the Chief Operating Officer (a.k.a. Operations & Strategy Director) and provide additional coordination functions to the Chief Executive Officer and other program leads as time allows. Major responsibilities include executing day-to-day operational tasks, including managing the calendar of events, planning, scheduling, and logistics that are relative to the programs at Hawai‘i Local2030 Hub; executing reporting requirements and documentation needs for select programs, as necessary; conducting grant research and coordinating grant applications. Collaborates with program leads to coordinate Local2030 Islands Network membership, AmeriCorps VISTA members, Hawai‘i Local2030 Hub interns, contractors and volunteers to achieve agreed priorities and objectives.

This position is a regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Hawai‘i Local2030 Hub located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Telework/Hybrid schedule 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.

Primary Qualifications:


Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Sustainable Development, International Relations/Policy, Communications, Business, Environmental Science, or related field.


Three to five (3-5) years of related experience in administrative coordination, or related field.


Knowledge and familiarity with Hawai‘i’s geography, communities, industries, and key partners.


Project management, critical thinking, data analysis, proficient in Excel, Word, and Adobe, grant management, time management, collaboration, and flexibility. Ability to effectively conduct work remotely (e.g., telework) as applicable.


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.


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 Qualifications:

Familiarity and experience with the United Nations Sustainable Development goals. Aptitude for strategic thinking, and familiarity with 501(c)3 organizational requirements, as well as ability to thrive in adaptable and fast-paced work environments. Interests and commitment to local and global sustainability goals, Hawai‘i Local2030 Hub culture of collaboration and island values of aloha and mālama. Knowledge and interests to support Hawaiian language, culture, and traditions.


Up to $5,319.00/Mon.

Application Details:

Please find the online application here. 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 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.

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.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Shelley Gustafson, Operations & Strategy Director
Cell: 1.808.425.2237
Email: shelley@hawaiigreengrowth.org