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Hawai‘i Landscape-scale Mosquito Control Program Outreach Associate

Supervisor: Hawai‘i Landscape-scale Mosquito Control Program Coordinator

Location: Hawai‘i (Maui, O‘ahu, or Hawai‘i Island)

Employment Type: Full time, 1-year position with a possibility of extension

Application Deadline: 8/7/2020

*We will begin reviewing applications on this date but we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.
We seek someone to assist with community outreach for the Hawai‘i Landscape-scale Mosquito Control Program. This program is evaluating the potential use of the Incompatible Insect Technique to suppress mosquito populations at a landscape-scale in Hawai‘i. The program’s goal is to advance this technology to protect Hawai‘i’s native forest birds from avian malaria. The project will also help inform statewide efforts to reduce mosquito-borne transmission of human diseases such as dengue and Zika. A broad coalition of state, federal, and private/NGO entities is working on this issue. The Outreach Associate will work with the Steering Committee for Landscape-scale Mosquito control, particularly member agencies’ communications specialists from across the state, as well as the American Bird Conservancy’s Project Coordinator and Hawai‘i Program Director, to conduct outreach, education, and engagement activities involving the public, stakeholders, agencies, and others. The Outreach Associate will also work closely with the Project Coordinator to facilitate meetings, communications, and activities of the Steering Committee for Landscape-scale Mosquito Control.

Primary Responsibilities:

1) Assist with implementation of the project’s community engagement strategy.

2) Develop, schedule, and conduct presentations, workshops, and events to scientific and non-scientific groups, including key stakeholders, community members, elected officials, and the general public.

3) Produce outreach and community engagement materials, press releases, and media (e.g., web pages, brochures, infographics).

4) Assist with maintaining positive relationships among state, federal, and private/NGO steering committee partners to facilitate inter-agency agreement on, and support for, communications strategies and activities.

5) Assist and support Project Coordinator and Program Director in advancing goals and objectives of steering committee.

6) Assist Project Coordinator with meeting organization, schedules, agendas, and minutes; maintain project calendar.


Position Requirements:

The successful applicant will be skilled at interacting with a wide diversity of stakeholders including community members, state and federal agency staff, elected officials, and others. An ability to translate complex and potentially controversial technical issues into accessible and engaging presentations and conversations is critical. Additionally, it is essential that the applicant have the ability to communicate different local communities’ complex concerns back to the steering committee so these issues can be included in the overall process. The applicant must be enthusiastic about achieving project goals and finding solutions to obstacles, while developing positive relationships with diverse stakeholders and partners.

The applicant must have a college degree or sufficient experience in a related outreach or communications field. The applicant must be willing and able to travel frequently among islands, including occasional overnight stays and some weekends.


  • Ability to effectively communicate (written and orally) with both scientific and non-scientific audiences, both in person and through use of web sites, social media, and other online forums.
  • Community engagement and public outreach.
  • Ability to understand motivations in individuals and groups and create paths to allow stakeholders to become involved in developing solutions.
  • Meeting facilitation and management.
  • Knowledge, understanding of, and appreciation for Hawaiian culture, history, institutions, and ecology.
  • Self-motivation, ability to work independently and also as a productive, positive member of a team.
  • Conflict resolution.


Salary and Terms of Employment:

  • Up to 1-year position with a possibility of extension
  • We offer competitive compensation, including benefits
  • Less than 100% time may be considered for the right applicant


Application Instructions:

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American Bird Conservancy values qualifications and competency. As an equal opportunity employer, ABC is committed to ensuring that employees and applicants for employment have equal opportunities.


  • Posted On

    July 11, 2020
  • Closing Date

    August 7, 2020
  • Organization

    American Bird Conservancy
  • Location

    Hawaiʻi (Maui, Oʻahu, or Hawaiʻi Island)
  • Position Type

    Full Time
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