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Organizational Overview

Hawai‘i Green Growth is a Local2030 hub that scales and accelerates local solutions to global challenges in partnership with the United Nations. 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.

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 Aloha+ Challenge 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.

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 Hawai‘i Green Growth’s work as a Local2030 Hub through communications, partner engagement, and outreach on local and global sustainability goals. The VISTA will build long-term capacity for partnership communications and new organizational systems to amplify impact, and develop legacy resources to facilitate on-going action on the Aloha+ Challenge.

The AmeriCorps VISTA Local-Global Communications Specialist position is structured to provide significant work experience in the areas of sustainable development, policy, and communications 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. $24,053 annually)
  • Education Award (approx. $6,095)
  • 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


Major Responsibilities

1. Sustainability Hub and Partnership Coordination: Support coordination, administration and communication for Hawai‘i Green Growth local sustainability hub.

  • Correspond with local and global partners regarding joint priorities and initiatives
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings, including logistics, invitations and RSVPs
  • Prepare materials, including presentations, meeting summaries, and other documents
  • Attend and provide support at meetings
  • Assist with timely follow-up and action items
  • Support relevant writing, reporting and research

2. Communications & Outreach:

  • Work with team on media and communications around relevant events, initiatives, and hub activities
  • Manage and build out Hawai‘i Green Growth social media accounts
  • Prepare newsletters, materials, and other communications for local hub
  • Support photography, video, materials, and other multi-media communications projects
  • Support website updates, news and blog posts, maintenance and content development

3. Project Operations & Legacy:

  • Maintain key master documents, organizational systems and support monthly administration
  • Coordinate and update communications materials, photos and relevant databases
  • Build relevant tools and resources to support the Hawai‘i Green Growth capacity

4. Resource Development:

  • Identify opportunities for grants and funding partnerships
  • Support grant and contract writing, and project reporting
  • Develop sustainable member, administrative, and resource systems

5. Strategic Initiatives:

  • Support development of new initiatives and special projects to benefit low-income communities and advance local-global sustainability goals
  • Coordinate meetings, including scheduling, logistics, preparation, and project follow-up
  • Support partner engagement and coordination on key projects and network activities

​6. Other duties as assigned


Application Details

Applications are due on August 9, 2019. Please submit your resume and cover letter online at


  • Posted On

    July 26, 2019
  • Closing Date

    August 15, 2019
  • Organization

    Hawaii Green Growth
  • Location

    Honolulu, Hawai'i
  • Position Type

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