HWMO is Hiring a Program and Operations Assistant!

The Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization (hawaiiwildfire.org) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Kamuela, HI on Hawaii Island. The organization works to protect communities and natural resources from wildfire through outreach, education, hazard reduction and land-use planning projects. The organization serves as a hub of collaborative wildfire activities in Hawaii and works proactively with partners and stakeholders of many types to achieve its mission.

HWMO is seeking applicants for the following position:

Program and Operations Assistant

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants should have experience with the following:

• Project management and implementation

• Written and oral communication, to include the development of presentations and educational materials

• Personnel management and supervisory duties

• Event planning and coordination

• Working with the public

• Ability to work in a team environment: excellent interpersonal skills, flexible, reliable, positive

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree+ in natural resource management, emergency management, or related field

• Driver’s license

• Ability to lift 30 pounds

• Ability to travel, work evenings and weekends as necessary for special events and programs

• Computer literacy- word processing, data processing

Desirable qualifications include the following:

• Previous experience within a nonprofit organization

• Grant proposals, grant management, and reporting

• Budget planning and tracking

• Facilitation experience

• Familiarity with the biota, ecological systems, and/or emergency management efforts in Hawaii

• Fundraising experience

• Design software and/or GIS

• Interest in increasing responsibilities over time for a higher-level position

Please submit cover letter and resume/CV with references no later than March 16 to:

elizabeth@hawaiiwildfire.org. Interviews will be scheduled shortly thereafter, with a start date goal of early April 2018. Due to the nature of grant funding, the continuation of the position is subject to funding availability after 18 months. Wages commensurate with experience.


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