Hawai‘i Green Growth (HGG) is a public-private partnership that catalyzes action across government, private sector and civil society to achieve Hawai‘i’s Aloha+ Challenge 2030 sustainability goals and serve as a model for integrated green growth. HGG is committed to building a more sustainable, resilient for Hawai‘i and island earth. As a network-based organization of over 100 member partners, HGG serves as the backbone organization for the Aloha+ Challenge, convening diverse stakeholders to:
The Aloha+ Challenge is a joint sustainability commitment led by Hawai‘i’s Governor, four County Mayors, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, State Legislature and public-private partners across the state. This statewide framework outlines six ambitious 2030 sustainability goals in the areas of clean energy, local food, natural resource management, solid waste, smart sustainable communities, and green education and workforce. The Aloha+ Challenge builds on Hawai‘i’s history of systems-thinking, indigenous knowledge, culture and values, and provides a framework to set priorities, catalyze action and track progress. Hawai‘i’s approach has been recognized nationally and internationally as model that can be scaled to support the implementation of the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.
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: www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista.
This is a full-time position that will support Hawai‘i Green Growth in network building and partner engagement for two new initiatives working to achieve the Aloha+ Challenge: the Ala Wai Watershed Collaboration and the Sustainability Business Forum.
The Ala Wai Watershed Collaboration is a diverse public-private stakeholder group committed to an ambitious action plan to clean up the most densely populated watershed in Hawai'i, reduce the risks of catastrophic natural disasters and adapt to climate change impacts, and improve community livability and opportunities for cultural connections throughout the watershed. The Sustainability Business Forum brings together business executives working to achieve economic prosperity, environmental stewardship and community resilience for Hawai'i.
The Ala Wai Watershed Collaboration and Sustainability Business Forum VISTA position is structured to provide significant work experience in the areas of sustainable development, policy, communications and data 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:
AmeriCorps Compensation and Benefits Package:
It is preferred that the applicant has the following:
This year-long position begins January 22, 2019 and is based in Honolulu, Hawai‘i.
1. Partnership Coordination: Support coordination, administration and communication of the Ala Wai Watershed Collaboration and Sustainability Business Forum.
2. Meetings & Event Planning: Coordination, preparation and follow-up for partnership meetings and strategic events (e.g. working group and committee meetings, network events, conferences).
3. Communications & Outreach:
4. Project Operations & Legacy:
5. Other duties as assigned
Please submit your resume and cover letter by December 10, 2018:
The position start date will be January 22, 2019, though the candidate will be selected by late-December to begin enrollment in the AmeriCorps program.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Breanna Rose, HGG Operations & Partnerships Director