Become part of Hawaii’s conservation story


Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit.  Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i.  Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 

MONTHLY SALARY RANGE:  $2,728-$5,115/Mon. 

DUTIES:  Researches new approaches to conservation messaging and communications to reach key target audiences who may impact or influence Hawai‘i’s precious natural resources.  Develops innovative outreach strategies and products to advance the conservation of natural resources in Hawai‘i. Also, researches attributes of key target groups in Hawai‘i to effectively target environmental messaging. Integrates research on outreach interventions to improve consistency and efficiency of outreach by formalizing procedures in ‘toolkits’ and creating outreach products for specific target groups.  Undertakes community engagement and field-testing of developed marketing strategies to refine approaches, with additional outcome of educating school groups, community members, and specialized groups on natural resource management issues and actions.  May coordinate volunteer projects, professional development opportunities, and presentations for schools and community programs in the pursuit of these goals.  Contributes to the implementation of the Stewardship Mapping and Assessment (STEW-MAP) project on Oahu, to help better understand and strengthen community capacity to care for our lands and waters. Collects and collates survey data to create a public stewardship database and map of groups that conserve, restore, manage, monitor, transform, advocate for, engage with, and educate about the local environment. 

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, or a related field.  EXPERIENCE:  One to three (1-3) years of experience working with conservation issues in Hawai‘i.  One to three years (1-3) of experience working with outreach and education components of natural resource management and conservation-oriented projects.  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Knowledge of the Hawaiian natural resources processes and cultural history in Hawai‘i.  Working knowledge of word processing and desktop publishing software, including PowerPoint, InDesign, and Excel.  Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing, and using Microsoft Office programs. Graphic and web design skills using Adobe Creative Cloud and WordPress. Able to initiate, plan, coordinate, and implement a natural resource outreach and information program.  Must possess a valid driver’s license (and if use of personal vehicle on the job is required, must also have valid personal driver’s insurance equivalent to Hawai‘i’s No-Fault Driver’s Insurance) and maintain throughout the duration of employment.  Post Offer/Employment Conditions:  Must be able to pass a post offer criminal background check.  Must possess the American Red Cross Certification in First Aid/CPR (or be able to obtain the certificate following the training provided within three (3) months from date of hire) and maintain throughout duration of employment.  Must complete the online Hazard Communication training immediately after hire or no later than employee’s initial exposure to hazardous chemicals.  PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Ability to hike up to six (6) miles in remote areas and rugged terrain.  Able to backpack and lift up to 50 pounds unassisted. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS:  As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i's and/or business entity's policies and procedures.  Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.).  

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS:  Familiarity with Federally listed plants, animals, and natural resource management issues on the Island of Oahu.  Specialized experience in working with land based agencies and community groups.  Specialized experience working independently to accomplish a major project.  Experience working on resource conservation projects in Hawai‘i. 

INQUIRIES:  Michelle Miyata 956-9512. 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344 or (808)956-0872. 

CLOSING DATE:  March 22, 2019. 

RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University of Hawai‘i.

Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.


  • Posted On

    February 22, 2019
  • Closing Date

    March 22, 2019
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    Full Time
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