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The National Tropical Botanical Garden is currently recruiting for an immediate Full Time opening for an Executive Assistant (EA) to the CEO. The position will report to the current COO and continue as the position transitions from COO to CEO in January 2019.  

The EA will provide high-level support in a one-on-one working relationship with the CEO.  The EA will serve as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the office of the CEO. The EA also serves as a liaison to the Board of Trustees and senior management teams and oversees special projects. The EA must be creative and enjoy working within a complex and diverse environment.

This position requires the individual to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities.  The EA must be able to work independently on projects, from conception to completion and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.

Requires 5 + years’ experience supporting executive positions, preferably in a non-profit organization. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Must be able to travel both interisland and to the mainland, sometimes on short notice.

Deadline to apply:  Open until filled

Apply in person or send resume, cover letter and 2 letters of recommendation to:

National Tropical Botanical Garden

Attn: Human Resources

3530 Papalina Rd.

Kalaheo, HI  96741



For more information about National Tropical Botanical Garden and this opportunity please visit our website at, contact us at 8083327324 or via email at

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