Kupu is a 501c3 nonprofit organization which empowers youth to serve their communities through character building, service learning, and environmental stewardship. Kupu trains and equips young adults in Hawaii and throughout the Pacific Rim with work skills, life skills, and knowledge to help them become successful as individuals and as part of the greater community. Kupu is staffed by people with a heart to better Hawaii while working as a team with a purpose of doing what is pono and doing what is best for Hawaii and its people. Kupu is a team-focused, vibrant, and synergistic organization whose culture is dynamic and seeks to make a larger impact on Hawaii.
Kupu Mission: To empower youth to serve their communities through character building, service-learning, and environmental stewardship opportunities that encourage integrity (pono), with God (Ke Akua), self and others.
Kupu’s Hawai‘i Youth Conservation Corps (HYCC) Community Program Goals
Equip under-resourced young adults, ages 16-24, with the experience, education, training and support needed to become productive members of society with a heart to serve and positively impact the community around them
Help participants develop life skills, team work skills, job readiness, and vocational experience.
Connect youth to traditional cultural tradition and practices such as working in fishponds and lo‘i, or carving papa ku‘i‘ai (Hawaiian poi boards)
This position is a full-time position that includes, but is not limited to, the following duties:
The position is based in Honolulu (Kaka‘ako), but the Coordinator will be expected to lead training or meetings on the Waianae coast on average every two weeks.
In order to be considered for hire, one must meet the following minimum requirements:
It is preferred that the applicant has the following:
Experience in partnership development, vocational training, and/or youth counseling
Strong administrative skills and experience
At least 2 years of Oahu-based work experience
Connections to potential youth employers on Oahu
To Apply: Please email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Youth Employment Coordinator” in the subject line. We aim to fill this position by early September, and will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.