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Our Vision: Thriving people and abundant land.
Theory of change: Inspire and empower the people of Molokai to restore ʻāina momona by demonstrating pilina-focused sustainable solutions to ensure relevance and comfort of the staff and board.

Sustʻāinable Molokai is a 501c3 non-profit community development organization and an equal opportunity employer.

Open Positions

Sustʻāinable Molokai is always looking for dedicated people who share our vision of thriving people and abundant land.

If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up here, or email us at info@sustainablemolokai.org

Manager - Grants

Location: Molokai
Employment Status:
30-40 hrs/wk
This position is a temporary 1-year position with the potential to renew.
Wage Classification: Exempt
Program: Admin
Reports to: Executive Director
Compensation: $30-$39 Salaried

Job Summary:
Work with Sustʻāinable Molokaiʻs Executive Director, Admin Team, and other staff to ensure compliance with grant regulations. Design efficient grant management tools, systems, and workflows that will benefit the organization long-term as we continue to secure funding, build a positive relationship with grantors/partners, and execute meaningful programs for our community.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement comprehensive grant strategies, including identification, selection, proposal writing, deliverables, financial reporting, etc.
  • Assess and review each grant opportunity to determine its suitability and alignment with organizational goals.
  • Work with program leads and relevant team members on grant design, including proposals, budgets, and deliverables.
  • Create a comprehensive tracking system with program leads and finance team.
  • Review reporting requirements for each grant.
  • Regularly assess project activities with program lead to ensure compliance with legal, ethical, and regulatory requirements.
  • Monitor the submission and reporting deadlines for each grant.
  • Prioritize delinquent grants that require corrective action.
  • Submit status reports to the Executive Director and the Executive Board.
  • Ensure that contractors and reimbursements are being paid in accordance with grant agreements.
  • Formulate strategies for the long-term sustainability of project outcomes beyond the grant period.
  • Track grantee results and impact.
  • Maintain relationships with current and prospective grantors through effective communication.
  • Maintain a good understanding of the organization's financial statements.
  • Maintain relationships with current and prospective grantors through effective communication.
  • Determine budget revisions, including fund reallocation or extensions, as needed.
  • Develop protocols for grants management, outlining procedures for tracking expenses, timely reporting, and grant submission.
  • Collaborate closely with the Executive Director to scope and finalize policies and procedures.
  • Identify clear roles and responsibilities for staff involved in grant management.
  • Recommend accounting procedures to better support grant monitoring and accountability.
  • Collaborate with the finance team to work within the annual budget and support program staff in researching funding opportunities.
  • Identify capacity-building needs and additional services required for effective grantsmanship, such as grant writing and funder relations.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Desired Qualifications & Skills:

Please email your resume and cover letter to Human Resources at info@sustainablemolokai.org

Director - Finance

Program: Admin
Employment Status:
Full-Time
Wage Classification:
Exempt
Compensation:
$74k-$87k (Salaried)
Reports to:
Executive Director

Job Summary:
This position is responsible for leading our organization's financial endeavors, steering the accounting team, and driving our grant initiatives forward. This entails not only overseeing finances and budgets but also actively collaborating on grant-related tasks such as budgeting and financial reporting. Generating innovative strategies and leading their implementation to ensure our sustained success in the future is key to this position. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Accounting:

Program Financial Strategy & Grant Initiatives

Pilina Building

Desired Qualifications & Skills:

  • Master's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Finance.
  • Certified Public Accountant designation preferred.
  • At least 10 years of work experience in accounting.
  • Non-profit experience preferred.
  • Experience with audits.
  • Advanced computer and software skills, such as Mac Computer, Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Zoom, and other remote meeting software.
  • Knowledgeable in Quickbooks.
  • A minimum of 1 year experience in grant writing and reporting.
  • Must be a resident of Hawaii.

Please email your resume and cover letter to Human Resources at info@sustainablemolokai.org

Specialist - Human Resources

Program: Admin
Employment Status:
Full-Time
Wage Classifications:
Exempt
Compensation:
$19/hr-$25/hr
Reports to:
Executive Director

Job Summary:
The Human Resources Specialist plays a pivotal role in our organization by managing a diverse array of tasks encompassing both human resources and administrative functions. Within the realm of human resources, the specialist is responsible for handling employee relations, administering benefits, facilitating training and development programs, and overseeing the recruitment process. On the administrative front, they organize and develop office operations and procedures, design efficient filing systems, and provide essential support to the executive director and board of directors. Leveraging their extensive knowledge of our organization's services, they efficiently address inquiries and resolve complaints, while also managing various clerical functions to ensure smooth daily operations.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Human Resources:

Administrative Functions:

Desired Qualifications & Skills:

  • Degree in Human resources or a related field.
  • At least 5 years of relative work experience in employee operations.
  • Strong organization skills.
  • Excellent communication, writing, and organizational skills.
  • Advanced computer and software skills, such as Mac Computer, Microsoft Office, Zoom, and other remote meeting software.
  • A Molokai community-minded outlook and vested in our vision.

Please email your resume and cover letter to Human Resources at info@sustainablemolokai.org

Manager - Marketing & Communications

Program: Admin
Employment Status:
Full-Time
Wage Classification:
Exempt
Compensation:
$24-$35 (Salaried)
Reports to:
Executive Director

Job Summary:
The Marketing Communications Manager is responsible for developing and executing marketing strategies to effectively communicate our organization's mission and engage with stakeholders. They play a pivotal role in enhancing our external communication, community engagement, marketing strategy, content creation, social media and website management, fundraising, and donor relations. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

External Communication:

Pilina Building:

Marketing Strategy:

Content Creation and Management:

Content Creation and Management:

Desired Qualifications & Skills:

  • Degree in a related field or 1 year of relative work experience.
  • Excellent communication, writing, and organizational skills.
  • Advanced computer and software skills, including Mac Computer, Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Zoom, Adobe, and other remote meeting software.
  • A Molokai community-minded outlook and vested in our vision.
  • A valid driver’s license.

Please email your resume and cover letter to Human Resources at info@sustainablemolokai.org

Manager - Farmer Trainings

Program: Food Sovereignty
Employment Status:
Part-Time
Wage Classification:
Non-Exempt
Compensation:
$22-$24/hr.
Reports to:
Food Sovereignty Program Director

Job Summary:
The Farmer Training Manager will oversee all farmer training programs and manage participant and partner relationships. Reports to the Food Sovereignty Program Director (FSPD). Will develop curriculum, order program supplies, and conduct site visits. 

About Our Food Sovereignty Programs: 
We work to increase local food production and access for Molokai. We do this through a lens of resilience and sustainability which leverages workforce and economic development efforts, partnerships and innovative programs to grow community capacity. In particular, our farmer training programs support our islandwide agricultural community in providing them with free educational opportunities to gain the skill sets that are necessary to become a successful farmer.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Desired Qualifications & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or 5+ years of experience in a related field
  • Knowledge and experience in agricultural production
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously while remaining attentive to details
  • Strong Good Drive/Docs/Sheets/Forms skills
  • The ability to collaborate and work comfortably with our team, participants, and program partners
  • A passionate and results-oriented work style with an internal desire for ongoing improvement
  • A flexible and positive attitude committed to improving our food system
  • Strong communication skills and an ability to develop good relationships with a variety of stakeholders
  • Proven leadership and problem-solving skills
  • Resident of Molokai
  • A Molokai community-minded outlook and vested in our vision of ʻāina momona
  • The ability to lift and move up to 50 lbs
  • A standard driver’s license in good standing, as well as a clean driving record

Please send your resume and cover letter to Jamie Ronzello at Jamie@sustainablemolokai.org
DEADLINE: June 10, 2024 (Monday) or until filled

Technician - Food Hub Aggregator & Driver

Program: Food Sovereignty
Employment Status:
Part-Time
Wage Classifications:
Non-Exempt
Compensation:
$17-$20 Hourly
Reports to:
Food Hub Manager

Job Summary:
The purpose of this position is to support operations of the Mobile Market and to create solid custody of products from farm to customer. This includes, but is not limited to, receiving from farmers the aggregation and delivery and receiving payment (EBT) of Mobile Market orders.
 This position requires excellent communication and organization skills, the ability to understand and convey complex processes, and the desire to work closely with and be an advocate for the Molokai community.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Desired Qualifications & Skills:

Required:

  • High School diploma in a related field or relative work experience.
  • Personal and genuine interest in the Molokai community.
  • An interest in and technical knowledge of sustainability.
  • Strong organization skills.
  • Excellent communication, writing, and organizational skills.
  • Creative, adaptive problem-solving ability and a high degree of initiative.
  • Able to multitask and meet deadlines in a timely manner.
  • High energy, positive, “can-do” attitude, flexibility, teamwork skills.
  • Be able to excel at working independently under minimum supervision and cooperatively with a team.
  • Advanced computer and software skills, such as Mac Computer, Microsoft Office, Zoom, and other remote meeting software.
  • A valid driver’s license.

Desired:

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively.
  • Ability to work effectively with a minimum amount of supervision.
  • Ability to problem solve and course correct when operations could be more efficient.
  • High energy, positive, “can-do” attitude, flexibility, teamwork.
  • High level of organization and attention to detail.
  • A standard driver’s license in good standing, as well as a clean driving record.
  • Ability to drive large vehicles.
  • The ability to lift and move up to 50 lbs.
  • Food Handler Card (can be obtained after employment).

Please send your resume and cover letter to Jamie Ronzello at Jamie@sustainablemolokai.org
DEADLINE: June 10, 2024 (Monday) or until filled