OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Employment Opportunities

Employment Benefits

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is an equal opportunity employer. To apply for any of the posted positions in the jobs listing below, download, complete and submit an application. Submit your completed application and resume to:

OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS
560 N. Nimitz Highway, Suite 200
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96817
Attention: Human Resources

Or submit via email: ohahr@oha.org

In addition to the opportunity to work toward the betterment of the Native Hawaiian community, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs offers competitive compensation and excellent employee benefits. As a quasi-state agency, OHA provides the following state benefits:

  • Holidays: OHA observes 13 paid holidays per year and 14 during an election year
  • Vacation: You may earn 14 hours/month for a total of 21 days/year and may accumulate up to a maximum of 90 days.
  • Sick Leave: You may earn 14 hours/month for a total of 21 days/year with unlimited accumulation. Unused sick leave may increase your retirement benefits.
  • Other Leaves: Time off with pay may be provided for jury or witness duty, death in the family, military duty, and Blood Bank donation.
  • Health Care Insurance: A wide range of health care plans is offered to eligible employees and their families. The State pays for part of the premiums for these plans, which include Medical, Prescription Drug, Vision, and Dental. There is no waiting period for your initial enrollment which means immediate coverage.
  • Premium Conversion Plan: Participating employees can increase their take-home pay by having the State deduct the cost of health care premiums before payroll taxes are withheld.
  • Deferred Compensation Plan: Participating employees may decrease their taxable income by deferring an amount from their gross salary into this plan before payroll taxes are withheld.
  • Retirement Plan: Generally, all employees hired after June 30, 2012 are required to enroll in the Hybrid Plan. Employees with at least 10 years of service and who have reached 65 years of age, or have 30 years of service and are 60 years old, may retire and receive benefits.
  • Life Insurance: Term life insurance coverage is available to eligible employees at no cost. The State pays the full monthly premium for this benefit.

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CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

The Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) is responsible for the financial operations of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (“OHA”). This position advises the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and Executive Team on budgetary, project, capital and other strategy formation, acquisition of assets, investment strategies, and the financial impact of decisions. The CFO is responsible for ensuring the prudent management of financial risk, maintenance of appropriate internal and accounting controls, and the proper preparation and timely submission of comprehensive analyses, budgets, forecasts, financial statements and reports. The CFO is also the executive-level Division director responsible for overseeing OHA’s Programs in the areas of investment, accounting services, procurement, and lending. The CFO must ensure that each of these Programs is collectively and effectively executing OHA’s Strategic and Tactical plans and the Division’s Operational Work plans, collaborating within and across Divisions and Programs and ensuring policy, procedure and practice alignment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Strategic Planning and Execution

a. Provides strategic analyses to the CEO and organization on issues and trends in the business, economic, and fiscal environment in which OHA is operating; and proactively recommends appropriate strategies and actions to ensure strategic and tactical alignment and fiscal sustainability.

b. Works with CEO, Executive Team and Board of Trustees (“BOT”) on the formulation of OHA’s Strategic Plan and Tactical plans, including all related measurement, monitoring and reporting components and updates. Ensures that Division operational work plans and activities are aligned with OHA’s strategic and tactical plans.

c. Assesses and monitors OHA’s overall financial needs, strategy implementation and performance. Briefs the CEO, Executive Team and BOT (as needed) on internal and external issues, trends, and developments which may have bearing on strategic, tactical and operational decision making.

2. Operations

a. Financial Management and Systems

* Primarily responsible for leading and overseeing the financial aspects of the organization’s Strategic and Tactical plans (e.g., budgets, projections, analyses). Primarily responsible for managing and reporting on financial performance consistent with current and emerging best practices. Ensures that all Division and Program performance budgets demonstrate fiscal restraint and are formulated and constructed in alignment with organizational priorities and executed properly.

* On behalf of the CEO and at CEO’s discretion, has approval authority across the organization on budget proposals, budget modifications, contracts, financial disbursements, contract payments, special payments, activities, initiatives, and other transactions or efforts which have financial implications for the agency.

* Ensures development and maintenance of financial asset management systems.

* Establishes the linkage between financial and operational management, and ensures that all monies are budgeted, allocated, and expended accordingly to the agency’s Performance Based Budget and consistent with OHA’s guidelines and expectations.

* Works with contract managers to ensure that appropriate contract management (e.g., deliverables, payments, reports) is performed in accordance with OHA’s policies and procedures, and the terms of the applicable contracts.

* Interprets and delivers complex data and information, providing recommendations directly to the CEO and Board (as requested), regarding OHA’s budget, investments, finances, and all related policies and procedures.

* Oversees the work of outside auditors, consultants and employees preparing and/or filing reports, annual audits, and tax or informational returns (if applicable).

* Oversees the coordinated organizational response to financial information (e.g., budgeting, spending, funds, appropriate, allocation, public land trust) in collaboration with Advocacy function to respond to a variety of stakeholders (e.g., Attorney General, State Legislature, State Auditor, Congress).

* Collaborates with the CEO and chief investment officer function to implement Trustee policies (e.g., spending, investment, real estate, economic policy, debt management), including any implemented Board governance structures.

b. Oversight of Division Programs

* Provides general oversight of day-to-day activities of Division including: management of financial assets and investments; development of standards for ensuring performance-based contracting; proper administration and management of loan program(s); marshalling the financial, technology and information systems needed to achieve strategic and operational results, including due diligence, studies and other analyses.

* Oversees and manages organization wide budget construction, management and reporting. Coordinates budget construction, management and reporting with the Systems Office for organizational and beneficiary reporting.

* Oversees periodic financial reporting (e.g., monthly, quarterly, annually); and coordinates reporting with the Systems Office for organizational and beneficiary reporting.

* Ensures Division programs are aligned with OHA’s Strategic Plan and initiatives. Reviews content of Program work plans and budget to ensure accuracy and quality before submitting to the CEO. Upon request, provides CEO and BOT with updates on Division programs and results.

* Supervises the activities of the Division to ensure Program Managers and their staff comply with applicable accounting, budgeting, auditing and reporting requirements, standards and principles; and have resources necessary to complete assignments.

* Oversees the organization’s information technology function, including oversight of areas related to hardware, software, systems requirements, design, procurement, upgrades, implementation, security, monitoring, policies, procedures, integration, intranet and internet presence, support, records management, internal controls, disaster recovery, business continuity, etc.

* Ensures that Division staff routinely meet and collaborate to plan, make decisions, and solve problems with other OHA Divisions and Programs.

3. Management

a. Makes hiring and other personnel recommendations for the Division to the CEO.

b. Works with OHA’s Human Resources office to ensure professional development and staff training for Division personnel.

c. Ensures that employees within Division share information and insights, use collaboration as needed to explore issues and/or solve problems, and demonstrate shared responsibility for program performance. Takes whatever actions are required to create positive working environments in alignment with the organizations core values, addressing areas of need when necessary.

d. Ensures integration of Strategic Plan and tactical elements and performance measures into Division management, employee, contractor, and grantee performance reviews and improvement plans.

e. Performs supervisory tasks, such as leave time approvals, performance reviews, coaching, training, and related employment decisions for Division. Disseminates needed information to staff in a timely manner.

f. Ensures without exception the proper handling and maintenance of confidential, sensitive and/or proprietary information.

g. Performs job duties in accordance with OHA’s policies and procedures. Considers OHA’s mission and core values when making decisions.

4. The CFO must fully support in action, language, behavior and performance the priorities, decisions, and directives of the CEO.

5. Regular attendance daily is required for this position.

OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Performs other duties as assigned by the CEO.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field. A current Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification required.

2. Ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in a senior level finance or accounting position with demonstrated leadership skills.

3. Five (5) years of supervisory experience that involved management of professional staff and responsibility for the development, management, execution and coordination of program policies and activities.

How To Apply

To apply for this position, Download, complete and submit this fillable application form
along with a resume and cover letter to:

OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS
560 N. Nimitz Highway, Suite 200
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96817
Attention: Human Resources

Or via email: ohahr@oha.org

An Equal Opportunity Employer

PROCUREMENT MANAGER

The Procurement Manager oversees the professional purchasing/procurement activities for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (“OHA”). This position is responsible for understanding and communicating the procurement process, as well as other duties involving daily procurement operations, special projects, and maintenance of procurement records. The Procurement Manager also performs recordkeeping, reviews and reconciliations in accordance with prescribed State and OHA policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Program Direction

a. Ensures that Program activities are aligned with advocacy initiatives, strategic priorities, and directives of the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”), the Chief Operating Officer (“COO”), and the CFO / Resource Management Financial Assets Division Director (“CFO”).

b. Communicates with the Controller regarding internal and external issues, trends, and ongoing professional observations which may bear on strategic, tactical and operational decision making.

2. Operations

a. Reviews and analyzes procurement and reporting needs for all management levels and serves as a technical resource. Assists program managers and staff in developing budget estimates, including planning and methods for improving budget estimation.

b. Formulates policies, processes, procedures, guidelines, standards, templates and tools related to Procurement programs.

C. Ensures work performed is aligned to organizational priorities. Monitors and manages expenditures within budget allocations. Prepares and submits program work plan and budget reports by established deadlines.

3. Procurement Services

a. Reviews technical specifications for direct service contracts. Ensures the processes for the development of solicitations and evaluation of proposals are effective and efficient.

b. Reviews solicitations and contracts to ensure compliance. Maintains the integrity of the public procurement process. Identifies opportunities for improvement.

c. Supervises the coordination of pre-proposal conferences and other procurement activities.

d. Resolves disputes over solicitations and awards, in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

e. Identifies all applicable procurement code, rules and statutes. Establishes, implements, and monitors procurement activities to ensure compliance within established policies and procedures.

4. Purchasing Services

a. Provides guidance regarding the submission of purchase requisitions.

b. Provides organizational training and assistance, serving as a resource and liaison for purchasing/disbursement inquiries from both within and outside of OHA.

c. Assists in the implementation of the State electronic procurement system. Monitors compliance with State electronic procurement guidelines.

d. Oversees the vendor set up documentation obtained, including periodic maintenance of the vendor master record file.

e. Assists in evaluating system purchasing and contracting functionality and provides feedback to help plan, develop, analyze and implement new processes and procedures designed to optimize efficiencies and effectiveness.

f. Communicates program policies, processes and procedures, including development and delivery of tools and aids (e.g., presentations, flyers, e-mails, training).

g. Oversees the organization and maintenance of procurement files; responsible for keeping and maintaining an inventory listing of records; coordinates delivery and retrieval of records, as needed.

5. Management

a. Makes hiring and other personnel recommendations for the Program to the Controller.

b. Ensures that employees within Program share information and insights, use collaboration to explore issues and/or solve problems, and demonstrates shared responsibility for program performance.

c. Ensures and engages in employee performance planning, feedback, and performance evaluations at regular intervals. Engages in ongoing coaching and performance improvement planning to close knowledge, skills, behavior and/or performance gaps.

d. Ensures without exception the proper handling and maintenance of confidential, sensitive and/or proprietary information.

e. Performs supervisory tasks, such as leave time approvals, performance reviews, coaching, training, and related employment decisions for the Program. Disseminates needed information to staff in a timely manner.

f. Performs job duties in accordance with OHA’s policies and procedures. Considers OHA’s mission and core values when making decisions.

6. Fully supports in action, language, behavior and performance the priorities, decisions, and directives of the CFO, COO and/or the CEO.

7. Regular attendance on a daily basis is required for this position.

OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Performs other duties as assigned by the Controller.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting or a related field.

2. Seven (7) years of specialized work experience related to procurement and purchasing. Experience must involve government grants and/or contracting processes.

3. Five (5) years of administrative experience that involved management of professional staff; the ability to develop solutions to complex and unprecedented situations; the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with others and major responsibility for the development, management, execution and coordination of program policies and activities.

How To Apply

To apply for this position, Download, complete and submit this fillable application form
along with a resume and cover letter to:

OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS
560 N. Nimitz Highway, Suite 200
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96817
Attention: Human Resources

Or via email: ohahr@oha.org

An Equal Opportunity Employer

SYSTEMS IMPROVEMENT MANAGER

The Systems Improvement Manager oversees the Systems Improvement Program (the “Program”), including assessing the Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ (“OHA”) internal systems’ policies, processes, procedures and practices; designing improvements and implementing changes through applying standard Project Management methods; and overseeing organization-wide Project Management operations and enterprise-level Portfolio Management and Reporting.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Program Direction
a. Ensures that Program activities are aligned with OHA’s strategic framework and directives of the Systems Office Director (“Director”), Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and the Chief Operating Officer (“COO”).

b. Communicates with the Director regarding internal and external issues, trends, and ongoing professional observations which may bear on strategic and operational decision making.

2. Operations
a. Ensures work performed by Program is aligned to organizational priorities. Monitors and manages expenditures within budget allocations. Prepares and submits performance reports.

b. Advocates, describes and explains OHA’s strategic framework and advocacy positions in communications with staff, contractors, grantees, or the public.

c. Develops, implements and maintains policies, processes and procedures required in reviewing and assessing OHA’s internal systems.

d. Develops policies, processes, procedures, guidelines, standards, templates and tools related to the Systems Improvement Program.Designs and administers information management tools for assessing OHA’s internal systems.

e. Designs and administers information management tools for assessing OHA’s internal systems.

f. Oversees administration of OHA internal systems assessments.

g. Conducts OHA internal systems, policy, process, or procedure reviews as scheduled or by request from the Director, CEO and/or COO.

h. Conducts OHA internal systems performance reviews, based upon analysis of documents, stakeholder workshops, interviews, audits, and other data collection methods. Creates process performance evaluation reports.

i. Presents systems and processes performance improvement trend analyses to the SO Director, COO and CEO to inform internal decision­ making.

j. Develops, maintains, and continually improves OHA’s Project Management and Portfolio Management policies, processes, and procedures.

k. Coordinates a team to train OHA directors, managers, and staff on the implementation of OHA’s Project Management and Portfolio Management policies, processes, and procedures.

l. Coordinates OHA enterprise-level portfolio reporting, including communicating with directors and managers on progress and performance, reporting to Director, and advising on necessary changes to the OHA enterprise-level portfolio.

m. Provides or assists in procurement of consultation services to resolve organizational issues contributing to poor project or portfolio performance and/or lack of accurate, reliable, and valid performance data and performance reporting practices.

3. Management
a. Makes hiring and other personnel recommendations for the Program to the Director.

b. Ensures that employees within the Program share information and insights, use collaboration as needed to explore issues and/or solve problems, and demonstrate shared responsibility for Program performance. Takes whatever actions are required to positively replace behaviors and/or persons when necessary.

c. Ensures and engages in employee performance planning, feedback, and performance evaluations at scheduled intervals. Engages in professional development, staff training, ongoing coaching and performance improvement planning to close employee performance gaps.

d. Ensures without exception the proper handling and maintenance of confidential, sensitive and/or proprietary information.

e. Performs supervisory tasks, such as leave time approvals, performance reviews, coaching, training, and related employment decisions for the Program. Disseminates needed information to staff in a timely manner.

f. Performs job duties in accordance with OHA’s policies and procedures. Considers OHA’s mission and core values when making decisions.

4. Fully supports in action, language, behavior and performance the priorities, decisions, and directives of the Director, COO, and the CEO.

5. Regular attendance on a daily basis is required for this position.

OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Performs other duties as assigned by the Director.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, finance or related field.

2. Five (5) years of responsible professional work experience which involved utilization of quantitative and qualitative analysis or institutional research concepts and methods to conduct evaluations of on-going programs and internal processes to understand the systems involved. The experience must have demonstrated skill, knowledge, and technical competence in the collection, analysis, assessment, interpretation and reporting of institutional data and information.

3. Three (3) years of administrative experience that involved management of professional staff engaged in evaluation or analytical work; the ability to develop solutions to complex and unprecedented situations; the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with others and major responsibility for the development, management, execution and coordination of program policies and activities.

4. Three (3) years of administrative experience that involved managing projects and portfolios from concept to completion.

How To Apply

To apply for this position, Download, complete and submit this fillable application form
along with a resume and cover letter to:

OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS
560 N. Nimitz Highway, Suite 200
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96817
Attention: Human Resources

Or via email: ohahr@oha.org

An Equal Opportunity Employer

INVESTMENT MANAGER

The Investment Manager oversees OHA’s financial investment portfolio to ensure compliance with OHA’s investment policies. This includes developing and updating related policies, reviewing financial performance data on various investments, analyzing the performance of OHA’s portfolio and investment advisors, identifying problems and opportunities, working with OHA’s advisors on asset allocation decisions, providing internal investment reports, and making recommendations on investments when appropriate.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Program Direction

a. Ensures that the Investment Program (the “Program”) activities are aligned with advocacy initiatives, strategic priorities, and directives of the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”), the Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) and the CFO / Resource Management Financial Assets Division Manager (“CFO”).

b. Communicates with the CFO regarding internal and external issues, trends, and ongoing professional observations which may bear on strategic and operational decision making.

2. Operations

a. Manages day-to-day operations of the Program.

b. Formulates policies, procedures, guidelines, standards, templates and tools related to Investment Programs.

c. Ensures work performed is aligned to organizational priorities. Monitors and manages expenditures within budget allocations. Prepares and submits program work plan and budget reports by established deadlines.

d. Provides financial analyses, forecasts and recommendations, taking into account Strategic Plan and Operational Plan implementation requirements, external financial management trends, and OHA’s future needs.

3. Investment Coordination and Control

a. Manages the review and analysis of investment decisions within the OHA Investment Policy as performed by OHA’s investment managers.

b. Analyzes investment allocations for compliance with OHA investment policies.

c. Performs due diligence of investment managers and trust custodians. Ensures reporting requirements are fulfilled.

d. Works closely with the CFO and/or Controller to assure investment values are properly stated in OHA’s financial statements.

e. Manages investment related fiscal year-end audit requirements.

f. Reviews financial statement work papers specifically related to investments. Ensures investment journal entries are prepared, reviewed and posted in a timely manner.

g. Interfaces with the OHA Investment Advisory Committee, OHA’s Investment Advisors, investment consultant, the investment custodian, Resource Management staff and other professionals. Recommends solutions and resolves discrepancies through discussions with CFO or investment consultants and, where appropriate, contacts the appropriate parties to resolve discrepancies.

h. Reviews new investment proposals presented by investment advisors or real estate acquisition proposals and performs appropriate analysis.

i. Ensures and coordinates the production of performance reports.

j. Develops and provides timely and effective business analysis, tracking systems, and reporting methods and procedures.

4. Management

a. Makes hiring and other personnel recommendations for the Program to the CFO.

b. Ensures that employees within the Program share information and insights, use collaboration as needed to explore issues and/or solve problems, and demonstrate shared responsibility for program performance. Takes whatever actions are required to positively replace behaviors and/or persons when necessary.

c. Ensures and engages in employee performance planning, feedback, and performance evaluations at scheduled intervals. Engages in ongoing coaching and performance improvement planning to close performance gaps.

d. Ensures the proper handling and maintenance of confidential, sensitive and/or proprietary information.

e. Performs supervisory tasks, such as leave time approvals, performance reviews, training, and related employment decisions for the Program. Disseminates needed information to staff in a timely manner.

f. Performs job duties in accordance with OHA’s policies and procedures. Considers OHA’s mission and core values when making decisions.

5. Fully supports in action, language, behavior and performance the priorities, decisions, and directives of the CEO, COO and the CFO.

6. Regular attendance on a daily basis is required for this position.

OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Perform other duties as assigned by the CFO.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field. MBA or CFA is highly desirable.

2. Five (5) years of responsible professional work experience in investments, real estate, and/or finance. Experience must include gathering, evaluating, and analyzing data and other pertinent information required to solve problems and/or to determine and recommend appropriate courses of action.
• A master’s degree from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one (1) year of the work experience required.
• A Ph.D. degree from an accredited college or university may be substituted for two (2) years of the work experience required.

3. Two (2) years of specialized experience which involved the analysis of investment valuation and performance, including real estate investment and/or marketable securities.
• A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Certification may be substituted for the specialized experience required.

4. Three (3) years of administrative experience that involved management of professional staff; the ability to develop solutions to complex and unprecedented situations; the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with others and major responsibility for the development, management, execution and coordination of program policies and activities.

How To Apply

To apply for this position, Download, complete and submit this fillable application form
along with a resume and cover letter to:

OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS
560 N. Nimitz Highway, Suite 200
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96817
Attention: Human Resources

Or via email: ohahr@oha.org

An Equal Opportunity Employer

GRANTS SPECIALIST IV

The Grants Specialist IV is responsible for developing and administering the OHA Grants Program under the direction of the Grants Manager.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Grants Administration

a. Drafts and prepares Requests for Information, Solicitations and/or Requests for Proposals. Develops project service specifications and performance measures to align with OHA strategic plan. Conducts workshops, and develops application and review processes.

b. Leads application review process. Prepares grant recommendations for award. Presents information to Administration and the Board of Trustees, as directed, and issues notices of awards.

c. Negotiates, drafts, and executes grant agreements/contracts and ensures that grant support documentation is complete.

d. Conducts desktop and on-site monitoring for program performance and grant compliance. Processes fiscal payments, maintains standard grant files, comprehends and writes related reports, identifies problems and initiates corrective actions as needed, and finalizes the closeout of grant agreements and contracts as required.

e. Identifies effective methods to simplify, improve and streamline OHA’s internal processes to receive, process, review and award grants and contracts.

f. Establishes, coordinates, and maintains effective working relationships with Trustees, OHA staff, public/private agencies, community groups, individuals and other state departments. Represents the program in a variety of interdepartmental coordination activities in regards to granting and contracting.

g. Communicates information on the Grants Program to the public and organizations through meetings, presentations, and direct communication via phone, email, and in-person.

h. Advertises and promotes the Community Grants Program in collaboration with Community Engagement (OHA website, Ka Wai Ola o OHA, social media, etc.).

i. Manages grant information and files. Ensures that grantee’s documents and files and Grants Program documents are complete in the OHA Grants Portal.

j. Creates and retrieves reports from the OHA Grants Portal.

2. Fully supports in action, language, behavior and performance the priorities, decisions, and directives of the Grants Manager, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and/or the Chief Executive Officer.

3. Regular attendance on a daily basis is required for this position.

OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Perform other duties as assigned by the Grants Manager.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree preferably in a social science, business administration, public administration, or related field and three (3) years of professional work experience in administrative support services. Experience must include grant management or related experience which involved gathering and analyzing facts, report writing and case management; or

2. Five (5) years of professional work experience in administrative support services with progressive and increasing scope of responsibilities. Experience must include grant management or related experience which involved gathering and analyzing facts, report writing and case management.

How To Apply

To apply for this position, Download, complete and submit this fillable application form
along with a resume and cover letter to:

OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS
560 N. Nimitz Highway, Suite 200
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96817
Attention: Human Resources

Or via email: ohahr@oha.org

An Equal Opportunity Employer

SYSTEMS EVALUATOR

The Systems Evaluator reports to the Systems Office (SO) Director; and is responsible for comprehensive tracking, evaluating, and reporting on OHA’s strategic inputs, activities, outputs, outcomes, and impact on complex social systems by applying progressive evaluation and database management methods and tools; and assessing the impact of other agencies policies and practices in Native Hawaiian communities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Intuitional Systems Evaluation Work

a. Plans, designs and executes the OHA’s institutional evaluation projects and efforts in collaboration with all divisions and programs of the OHA, as aligned to its strategic, statutory and regulatory plans and responsibilities.

b. Tracks, assesses and reports on direct outputs and outcomes of OHA initiatives and activities; develops, coordinates, and monitors evaluation contracts and deliverables as needed.

c. Leads the development and management of the OHA’s database to track initiative’s and activity’s outputs and outcomes, in collaboration with all divisions and programs of the OHA; ensures a continuous flow of quality data from divisions and programs to the Office.

d. Identifies and reports on pivot points or areas of opportunity for internal system change for maximum impact.

e. Makes recommendations for improvements in outcomes, measures, data sources, data collection methods, and reporting; also responsible for recommendations for improvement in process, procedures, activities, and initiatives.

2. Strategy Implementation, Monitoring & Reporting Work

a. Plans, designs and executes the OHA’s evaluation projects and efforts on the impact of OHA initiatives and activities on social systems and conditions of Native Hawaiians and Native Hawaiian well-being.

b. Plans, designs and executes the OHA’s evaluation projects and efforts on the impact of other agencies’ policies, programs, and practices in Native Hawaiian communities; develops, coordinates, and monitors evaluation contracts and deliverables as needed.

c. Participates in identification of leverage points or areas of opportunity for social system change for maximum positive impact on the conditions of Native Hawaiians and Native Hawaiian well-being.

d. Contributes to recommendations for improvements in Strategic Plan outcomes, measures, data sources, data collection methods, and reporting; also responsible for recommendations for improvement in conceptual frameworks and strategies.

OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Performs other duties as assigned by the Systems Office Director.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in evaluation, public policy, Hawaiian studies, social science, political science, law, economics or a related field; and a Master’s degree in a related field.

2. Five (5) years of responsible professional evaluation or applied research work experience using economic, statistical, cost-benefit analysis, quantitative and qualitative research concepts and methods to perform program evaluation, organization evaluation, collective impact evaluation, and/or meta-evaluation. The experience must have demonstrated skill, knowledge, and technical competence in the use of evaluation and/or applied research techniques; data management, and data analysis principles and tools in problem solving.

3. Three (3) years of progressively responsible administrative responsibilities involving management and coordination of collaborations engaged in qualitative, quantitative analytical work and a broad spectrum of projects; the ability to develop solutions to complex and unprecedented situations; the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with others and major responsibility for the development, management, execution and coordination of external collaborative projects and activities.

4. The education and experience background must also demonstrate the ability to write clear and comprehensive reports and other documents; read and interpret complex written material; and solve complex problems logically and systematically. The education, experience and ability to work with university and research/evaluation profession caliber personnel and student interns to apply research and evaluation professional methodologies and produce related reports.

How To Apply

To apply for this position, Download, complete and submit this fillable application form
along with a resume and cover letter to:

OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS
560 N. Nimitz Highway, Suite 200
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96817
Attention: Human Resources

Or via email: ohahr@oha.org

An Equal Opportunity Employer

PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST

The Procurement Specialist is responsible for complex procurement and purchasing activities and acts as the lead for all procurement programs. This position works to ensure compliance with the Public Procurement Code, while assisting in promoting improvement and documentation of procurement policies, practices, processes and procedures.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Purchasing and Procurement Services

a. Coordinates complex purchasing activities including purchasing on a pre and/or post-audit basis. Determines the appropriate method of procurement, soliciting bids/quotes/proposals from potential vendors and assist with the selection process. Responsible for the development of specifications, scope of services and other requirements of contractual documents. Receives, reviews and processes procurement/purchasing requests to ensure completeness and accuracy, and compliance with Public Procurement Code.

b. Evaluates bids/proposals based on the Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) and the Hawai’i Administrative Rules (HAR). Conducts technical and cost reviews of bids/proposal. Prepares, drafts, reviews, and modifies contracts, agreements, reports, correspondence, and any other written material relating to procurement/purchasing as assigned. Assists Procurement Manager and OHA Legal Counsel with the preparation and review of proposed contracts.

c. Develops and maintains contract files and other appropriate contractual records. Performs closing, termination, storage and archiving requirements of contract documents.

d. Conducts pertinent research and serves as a technical resource. Advises vendors on OHA’s purchasing procedures. Provides consultation and advice to program managers and administrators at all levels regarding a wide range of purchasing issues ranging from the purchase of supplies and equipment to purchases for professional and research services.

e. Assists with assessing OHA training needs and provides training and assistance to others for any purchasing/procurement activity, including to ensure the proper use of OHA’s electronic purchasing process as well as ensuring all purchases are made in compliance with the Public Procurement Code.

f. Keeps abreast and ensures compliance with all laws, rules, regulations, directives and policies relating to the procurement of goods and services. Implements any changes to the Public Procurement code, including usage of both the OHA and State electronic procurement websites.

g. Assists with drafting, developing and maintaining agency-wide procedures for purchasing and inventory management, in standard OHA format as required.

h. Assists with reviewing, assessing and amending the current procurement processes.

i. Assists with identifying any procurement operational deficiencies, periodic evaluation of OHA’s electronic purchasing functionality including planning, developing, analyzing and implementing new procedures designed to streamline purchasing and payable processes by working with and understanding other OHA operational programs.

j. Manages the procurement forms on the contract management system including electronic and paper documents.

2. Fully supports in action, language, behavior and performance the priorities, decisions, and directives of the Procurement Manager, CEO, COO and/or the CEO.

3. Regular attendance on a daily basis is requited for this position.

OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Performs other duties as assigned by the Procurement Manager.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related field.

2. Four (4) years of progressive work experience in purchasing and procurement which involved working with users and vendors to identify, clarify and specify requirements for purchasing products, materials, equipment or services. Experience with governmental procurement practices is preferred.

How To Apply

To apply for this position, Download, complete and submit this fillable application form
along with a resume and cover letter to:

OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS
560 N. Nimitz Highway, Suite 200
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96817
Attention: Human Resources

Or via email: ohahr@oha.org

An Equal Opportunity Employer

DIGITAL MEDIA SPECIALIST

The Digital Media Specialist assists and supports the Digital and Print Media Manager in the delivery and production of all services, products and events, developed and designed to manage the communication flow and content between OHA and the community. This position is responsible for creating content for OHA’s digital and print communications platforms in order to positively present OHA’s advocacy initiatives, community engagement efforts, and enhance the public’s perception of OHA as an organization.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Digital Marketing

a. Build and execute social media strategy through research, benchmarking, messaging, and audience identification.

b. Drafts, designs, and develops OHA’s internet and digital marketing content. Revises and finalizes product.

c. Manages OHA’s social media platforms by updating the accounts with relevant articles, videos and blogs, maintaining a consistent OHA voice throughout all communications and responding thoughtfully to inquiries or complaints that arise from social media correspondence.

d. Ensures that the content is free of grammatical, typographical and/or compositional errors and that any pre-produced or pre-recorded images, audio, and video files are relevant (if applicable) and appropriate prior to posting to the internet.

e. Analyze and report on web traffic, analytics, and engagement.

2. Video & Audio Production

a. Operates video cameras and other essential video/broadcast equipment. Assists other staff in the operation of video cameras and other essential audiovisual/broadcast equipment and software.

b. Assists in the conceptualization, scripting and storyboarding of audiovisual/broadcast products and advertising.

c. Operates audio equipment and other essential audio gear.

3. Leads cross-functional teams consisting of inter-departmental staff and contracted vendors on projects.

4. Manages projects and vendors contracted to produce video & audio products and digital media content for OHA.

5. Participates in the development and evaluation of the operating budget for the Program.

6. Establishes, coordinates, and maintains effective working relationships with Trustees, OHA staff, public/private agencies, community groups, individuals and other state departments. Represents the program in a variety of interdepartmental coordination activities in regards to digital media communications.

7. Assists with the coordination, logistics, production and implementation of OHA led or OHA-sponsored events.

8. Fully supports in action, language, behavior and performance the priorities, decisions, and directives of the Digital and Print Media Manager, Community Engagement Director, Chief Operating Officer, and/or Chief Executive Officer.

9. Regular attendance on a daily basis is required for this position.

OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Performs other duties as assigned by the Digital and Print Media Manager.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in marketing, communications or related field.

2. Three (3) years of progressively responsible full-time experience in digital marketing, communications or related field.

How To Apply

To apply for this position, Download, complete and submit this fillable application form
along with a resume and cover letter to:

OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS
560 N. Nimitz Highway, Suite 200
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96817
Attention: Human Resources

Or via email: ohahr@oha.org

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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