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 Communications Coordinator Duties: Support and manage communications for the Local2030 Islands Network and their stated strategic priorities. Develop and implements overall communication strategy for the network. Provide communications materials and photos for social media posts. Draft and edit written materials as required: web copy, blogs, press releases, country news updates, marketing materials, newsletters, FAQs, speeches, talking points etc. Determine and monitors appropriate metrics for measuring progress toward achieving the communication strategy. Assist with the planning of and supervises the promotion of all Local2030 Islands Network meetings and strategic events. Prepare invites, flyers, presentations, and other related communications materials as required pre and post event. Provide information and input regarding content development and website design. Coordinate contractors and interns on special projects.

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 college or university in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, International Relations/Policy, or related field.


Three to five (3-5) years of related experience in communications, sustainable development, or international relations/policy, particularly with a focus on or within island communities.


Strong Knowledge and familiarity with sustainability priorities across environmental, social, and economic sectors in island communities. Knowledge and familiarity with coordinating multi-stakeholder initiatives and projects. Good understanding of island governments and the relationship between ministries and their management procedures. Display knowledge and awareness around capturing delicate/sensitive issues and translating for appropriate public forums.


Strong writing and editing abilities with an eye for detail. Computer skills for internet research and email, Microsoft Office program/applications, surveys, social media, and other current communications technologies. Ability to convene and organize multi-stakeholder events. Soft skills to mobilize partners into action and instill interest in the Local2030 Islands Network. Demonstrable awareness of dealing with sensitive media issues. Demonstrable ability to work under tight deadlines. 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:

Proven success in being able to thrive in team environments, having a strong understanding of diversity and other cultures, and having built relationships over long distances. Aptitude for strategic thinking, innovation, as well as ability to thrive in adaptable and fast-paced work environments. Interests and commitment to local and global sustainability goals. Willingness to travel based on needs of the position.


Salary commensurate with qualifications.

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