Become part of Hawaii’s conservation story

Organizational Overview 

Hawai‘i Green Growth is a public private partnership committed to advancing economic, social and environmental priorities. We are a local sustainability hub that aligns diverse priorities and creates shared value to advance global solutions. 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. This work builds on a legacy of movements and initiatives, including Hawai‘i 2000, Hawai‘i 2050, Mālama Hawai‘i, and forty years of voyaging by Hōkūle‘a. 

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 sustainability and climate 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. The Dashboard was developed through a multi-year process by HGG that engaged hundreds of diverse public, private, and community stakeholders in partnership with the state and four counties to identify agreed statewide indicators.The Dashboard ( is designed for decision makers, practitioners, and the public to inform policy, data driven decision making, and inspire action on local and global sustainability goals. 


Position Summary

This is an AmeriCorps VISTA position offered through the Aloha+ Challenge VISTA Program to address poverty and increase economic, social, and environmental resiliency across Hawai‘i. Learn more about AmeriCorps VISTA at:  

This is a full-time position that will support the Hawai‘i Green Growth partnership’s work on the Aloha+ Challenge Dashboard through data management, technological innovation, and community data. These efforts will increase community and student engagement through data and outreach initiatives, and develop next generation local-global education and leadership pathways.

The Sustainability Dashboard VISTA position is structured to provide significant capacity in the areas of sustainable development, data management, innovation, communications, and policy work through hands-on experiential learning. This position will have the opportunity to take on meaningful responsibility quickly, and engage with a diverse network of local, national and international partners. In addition, HGG is committed to the mentorship and professional development of each team member. 


Eligibility for the AmeriCorps VISTA Program:

In order to be considered for hire, one must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Available full time (40 hours/week)
  • 18 years or older
  • US Citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident
  • Not listed on the National Sex Offenders Public Registry

AmeriCorps Compensation and Benefits Package:

  • Living allowance (approx. $24,119 annually)
  • Education Award (approx. $5,920)
  • Child Care Benefits (approx. $400 per month per child)
  • AmeriCorps VISTA Healthcare Benefits Program


It is preferred that the applicant has the following:

  • Strong attention to detail, organization, planning skills and personal accountability
  • Interest in a collaborative and integrated approach to sustainability that supports environmental, social and economic prosperity
  • Familiarity with Hawai‘i’s geography and communities, as well as a respect for Hawaiian language, culture and traditions
  • Relevant education and/or work experience
  • Flexible in supporting other duties as assigned

This year-long position is scheduled to begin February 2019 and is based in Honolulu, Hawai‘i.


Major Responsibilities 

1. Dashboard Development & Innovation: This position will support coordination with diverse partners to increase student and community engagement on the Dashboard. This includes the following responsibilities:

  • Support coordination on Dashboard content for the Aloha+ Challenge sustainability goals, targets and indicators, including data analysis, contextual narrative, research, and stakeholder engagement
  • Assist with on-going Dashboard data and content updates
  • Provide support for research and technology initiatives including data visualization and modeling, web applications, and interactive capabilities
  • Support accessibility and usability of the Dashboard through providing community resources, engagement tools, and outreach for community data capture
  • Support Dashboard-related projects through stakeholder engagement and coordination

​​​2. Partner Engagement & Next Generation Pathways: This position will support the development of next generation local-global education and leadership pathways through the Dashboard, building on existing educational and community partnerships.

  • Support development of new initiatives and special projects targeted towards student, youth, and partner engagement in educational programs through the Aloha+ Challenge Dashboard 
  • Coordinate with partners regarding joint priorities, initiatives, sessions, and meetings, including correspondence, meeting planning, and other logistics 
  • Provide relevant research, outreach, and content creation

3. Project Operations & Legacy: 

  • Maintain key master documents, organizational systems and support monthly administration 
  • Build relevant tools and resources to support project operations
  • Assist with project grant writing, project reports, and compilation of results
  • Support related media, video, website, and social media projects, as needed and time permits

4. Other duties as assigned


Application Details

Please submit your resume and cover letter by December 31, 2018:



The position start date is scheduled for February 2019, and the candidate will be selected in January 2019 to begin enrollment in the AmeriCorps program.


If you have any questions, please contact:

Breanna Rose, HGG Operations & Partnerships Director 



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  • Posted On

    October 5, 2018
  • Closing Date

    December 31, 2018
  • Organization

    Hawaii Green Growth
  • Location

  • Position Type

    Full Time
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