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  • Americorp VISTA Position Description

    POSITION: Fund Development VISTA
    REPORTS TO: Executive Director
    LOCATION: 1050 Bishop Street, Suite 100, Honolulu, HI 9681
    LIVING ALLOWANCE: $66.08/day ($24,119 annual)
    START DATE: Open until position filled

    About Kanu Hawaii:
    Kanu Hawaii is a movement of everyday people, launched in 2008, working to protect and promote the things that make Hawaii special – a connection to the ‘aina, a culture of aloha, and local self-reliance. We strive toward change rooted in kuleana (responsibility) – a commitment to “be the change” even as we encourage change in others. To date, tens of thousands have joined the movement, committing to change in their own lives and standing together in campaigns focused on compassion, energy, food, waste, and civic engagement. 

    About AmeriCorps VISTA:
    AmeriCorps VISTA supports a wide range of local service programs that engage thousands of Americans in intensive community service each year. AmeriCorps members are committed to using national service to address critical community needs in education, public safety, health and
    the environment to alleviate poverty in America.

    AmeriCorps VISTA programs are open to U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent resident aliens. AmeriCorps VISTAs commit to a full-time, yearlong term of service within the organization they serve. Individuals can serve as AmeriCorps members in every state, U.S. Territory, and on tribal reservations. For more information about the AmeriCorps VISTA program, please visit the AmeriCorps VISTA website here.

    Position Duties:
    Position duties include, but are not limited to:

    Increase the financial capacity of Kanu Hawaii and of community-building, poverty
    reducing and educational programs through creation of an effective grant management
    system;
     Expand fundraising opportunities to increase community capacity and educational
    opportunities for the community;
     Research, develop and implement business and community partnerships to maximize
    resource intake for Kanu Hawaii;

    “Building Foundations for Future Generations”

     Create, develop and maintain all outreach and marketing materials to support program
    development;
     Collaborate with Kanu Hawaii staff, board of directors, volunteers and stakeholders to
    increase the capacity of the organization.
     Attend all orientations, trainings and professional developments as necessary.
    Qualifications:
     18 years or older
     U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.
     Not listed on the National Sex Offenders Public Registry.
     Must complete FBI fingerprint background check.
     Some college or college graduate.
     Willingness to work with at-risk communities.
     Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
     Grand writing and fundraising experience, a plus.
     Data management systems development and implementation, a plus.
     Comfortable with computers, proficient with Windows Office and database programs.
    Benefits:
     Living Allowance of $66.08 per day, 365 days.
     Education Awards of up to $5,920 or End of Year Stipend of $1,800.
     Professional, cultural and personal development opportunities.
     Relocation partially funded by project, if eligible.
     Some travel possible.
     Childcare assistance, if eligible.
     Vision and dental benefits, if eligible.
     Health care allowance, if eligible.

    To apply please send cover letter with position of interest and resume to:

    Lei Riedel
    Program Manager
    Hawaiian Community Assets
    lei@hawaiiancommunity.net
    (808) 628-6368

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