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Project Manager Position Available

Updated: Jul 30, 2021

The Hanalei Watershed Hui is pleased to announce two part time positions available in Hanalei. These positions will provide program support for the Hanalei to Ha’ena Planning to Action Resilience Project.

Project scope summary:

To inform community disaster recovery, resilience and climate change adaptation planning and action, based on the 2018 flooding events, the Hanalei Watershed Hui partnered with Disaster Resilience LLC to facilitate community workshops, interviews and focus group discussions from October 2018 to June 2019 with the communities of Hanalei to Hā‘ena. This work led to the development of the Resilient Recovery Recommendations Report and the Hanalei to Hā‘ena Community Disaster Resilience Plan Update 2019. The Report and Plan recommendations include the need for ongoing resilience planning critical to improving community disaster recovery, resilience and climate change adaptation.

The communities of Hanalei to Hā’ena will benefit from the implementation of the Community Disaster Resilience Plan, the development and testing of evacuation and supply distribution plans, and sharing their community disaster resilience planning experiences with at least one other Kauai community affected by flooding. The program team will create and follow a work plan with clear objectives, outputs and outcomes that will be monitored and adapted as needed on a regular basis. Participation in meetings and trainings will be recorded and an evacuation and supply distribution plan will be produced.

Both positions are contract jobs and do not include any benefits.

Both positions will be working with the Hanalei Planning to Action Resilience Project that is managed by the Hanalei Watershed Hui and facilitated by Disaster Resilience, LLC Executive Director Dr. Sarah Henly-Shepard.

A Project Manager position is expected to begin in October 2021 and a Traditional Knowledge Practitioner position is expected to begin in early 2022.

Mahalo for your interest.



Job Description - Project Manager

Title: Project Manager, Planning to Action: Hanalei to Hā`ena Community Disaster Resilience Program

Overseeing Organization: Hanalei Watershed Hui

Timeframe: March 2021-December 2022

% Time: Part-time contract, flexible hours as needed for the project, maximum 19hrs/week for 2 years (additional in-kind/volunteer support encouraged) up to $25/hr commensurate with experience


  • Program report preparation for review

  • Development of program and planning documents for diverse stakeholders

  • Support community engagement and communications including through social media, email, phone and in-person (using social distancing) interactions

  • Connecting the project with other ongoing community and government efforts

  • Preparing materials, refreshments, setup and take-down for community workshops and meetings

  • Note-taking

  • Provide support for the community disaster resilience plan, committee and zone captains, and their local preparedness and response efforts


  • Strong speaking and written communication skills with diverse stakeholders

  • Ability to keep program paper and digital files organized and secure

  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications and Google Drive

In addition to the requirements, the ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Experience note-taking, report-writing

  • Management experience (flexible applications)

  • Experience facilitating in-person and virtual/online meetings or workshops

  • Community outreach/engagement experience

  • Resident of, or has history of working in, Hanalei to Hā`ena communities

  • Co-facilitation of community workshops and meetings

Reports directly to: Executive Director, Hanalei Watershed Hui

Works closely with: Project consultant, traditional knowledge practitioner program officer, the community disaster resilience committee, community and government stakeholders

To apply or for more information, please contact: Makaala Kaaumoana, Executive Director, Hanalei Watershed Hui and send: (1) a CV/Resumé; (2) 2 recent references; (3) a brief statement of why you are interested in this position to


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