Hawai‘i Local 2030 Hub Global Communities of Practice 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 Communities of Practice Coordinator Duties: Collaborate with the Local2030 Islands Network team to manage network processes and partner engagement, particularly in the development and convening of Communities of Practice (CoP). Manage the Communities of Practice coordination and outreach; event convening across multiple time zones; and plays central role in partnership building. The position works closely with the Hawai‘i Local2030 Hub and Global Island Partnership senior management and staff as well as national and international partners to catalyze action on the SDGs across islands globally. Maintain engagement with Local2030 Islands Network members to facilitate continued participation across all CoPs. Prepares meeting agendas, summaries and other key CoP documentation in consultation with Hawai‘i Local2030 Hub and Global Island Partnership senior management and staff.

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 Sustainable Development, International Relations/Policy, Communications, or related field.


Three to five (3-5) years of related experience in sustainability, international relations/policy, stakeholder consultation and facilitation, network coordination and management.


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 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