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HGG AmeriCorps VISTA Internship Opportunity

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Hawai‘i Green Growth is delighted to be hiring an AmeriCorps VISTA Internship in partnership with Kupu Hawai‘i's Community Resiliency VISTA Program. We are looking for Hawai‘i-based young professionals and recent graduates interested in sustainability and community resilience to join our team. This individual will be part of a youth cohort placed with other sustainability-related organizations across the state. This is a full-time, year-long paid internship position from May 1, 2017 - May 2018.

Position Summary & Major Responsibilities

This is a full-time position that will work with Hawai‘i Green Growth in statewide coordination and stewardship of the Aloha+ Challenge sustainability commitment, partner network operations and administration, communications and strategic initiatives to advance action on Hawai‘i’s 2030 goals. This position will have significant work experience through hands-on experiential learning, providing an opportunity to take on meaningful responsibility quickly and engage with a diverse network of local, national and international partners. In addition, Hawai‘i Green Growth and Kupu Hawai‘i are committed to individual mentorship and professional development. Major responsibilities include:

1. Partnership Operations: Support coordination, administration and communication with Hawai‘i Green Growth’s statewide network.
• Correspond with partners regarding joint priorities, initiatives and meetings
• Schedule team, partner and stakeholder meetings
• Maintain key master documents, organizational systems and support monthly administration
• Build relevant tools and resources to support the partnership’s capacity
• Support relevant writing, reporting and research

2. Meetings & Event Planning: Coordination, preparation and follow-up for partnership meetings and strategic events (e.g. retreats, working group and committee meetings, network events, conferences).
• 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

3. Communications & Outreach:
• Update social media with relevant local, national and international sustainability news
• Support website updates, maintenance and content development
• Coordinate and update communications materials, photos and relevant databases
• Support photography, video and other media projects
• Work with team on media and communications around high-level events and initiatives

4. Partner Engagement and Innovation:
• On-going communications with Aloha+ Challenge signatories, public-private partners and diverse network
• Support development of new initiatives and special projects
• Relevant research and outreach

5. Other duties as assigned

AmeriCorps Eligibility & Package

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. $19,800 annually)
• Education Award (approx. $5,000)
• Child Care Benefits (approx. $400 per month per child)
• AmeriCorps VISTA Health 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

This year-long position begins May 1, 2017 and is based in Honolulu, Hawai‘i.

Application Details

Please submit your resume and cover letter online by March 21, 2017 at 5:00pm:
Online: http://hawaiigreengrowth.catchthebest.com/apply/bfc9
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The position start date is May 1st, though the candidate will be selected by early to mid-April to begin enrollment in the AmeriCorps program.

If you have any questions about the position or online application process, please contact:
Breanna Rose, HGG Operations & Partnerships Manager
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More Information

Download the HGG AmeriCorps Internship Position Description HERE

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