We’re expanding!

The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) is seeking qualified individuals to join our growing operations. CNHA carries a kuleana to enhance the cultural, economic, political, and community development of Native Hawaiians.


Headquartered in Kapolei, Oʻahu, CNHA is a Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) certified by the U.S. Treasury department and a HUD-Certified Housing Counseling agency. We provide access to capital, financial education, and individualized financial counseling services with a focus on low and moderate-income families. CNHA serves as a National Intermediary, providing grants and loans targeting underserved communities, and community-based organizations in Hawaiʻi.


Permanent CNHA position come with an array of benefits, including:

  • 10 paid holidays

  • Up to 3 weeks of annual paid leave

  • Full medical, dental, and vision

  • 401k retirement options



Current Openings

We are looking for candidates in the following areas:

Director of Operations

  • The Director of Operations will be responsible for the operational and administrative functions of CNHA, including Human Resource, CNHA Membership, and the Hawaiian Way Fund. Qualified candidates are required to have Human Resource management experience. This may include a thorough understanding of practices, theories, and policies involved in human resources and operations, managerial and diplomacy skills, and superior communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience 


Social Media Coordinator

  • CNHA is looking for a person to increase social awareness and help spread our work to the community through social media. Creativity is a must. Job functions will include maintaining CNHA’s social media presence and developing a plan to increase CNHA’s reach. Candidates are required to have at least one year of experience as a Social Media Coordinator or similar role. Candidates should also be proficient in business posts on social media platforms, understand SEO, and web traffic data.

  • Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience 



  • CNHA is looking for an experienced (3-5 years) accountant to assist with the growing capacity of our organization. As an accountant, you will be responsible for preparing financial reports, performing account reconciliations, maintaining a general ledger, and performing other accounting duties as assigned. Qualified candidates should have experience in analyzing and interpreting data, be familiar with generally accepted accounting and auditing principles, practices, and their application to non-profit accounting and federal contracts. 

  • Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting


Systems and Data Analyst

  • The Systems & Data Analyst will work on adjustments or automation to ensure efficiency and accuracy. Specific activities may include analyzing and evaluating system platforms feasibility against program and technical needs. Candidates should have at least three (3) years of work experience, be able perform advance Excel functions, and have experience with data analysis, basic SQL and report development.

  • Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience 


Director of Finance

  • This past fiscal year (FYE 2021), CNHA managed over $70 million. The Director of Finance will be responsible in managing operations and direction of the finance department. You will oversee and supervise approximately six (6) staff. Qualified candidates should have at least five (5) years of relative experience, specifically in a leadership role leading departments and individuals. In addition, candidates should be able to conduct financial analysis, create/track budgets, and provide necessary reporting. 

  • Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance/Business

Human Resource Supervisor

  • Provides operational guidance and assistance relating to Human Resource matters. This position will work with the Director of Operations to support the training and development of CNHA’s nearly 100 employees. A qualified candidate should have a natural ability to enforce company policies, and to develop strategies to encourage productivity among employees.

  • Minimum Experience: Three (3) years of HR Management 


Program Manager

  • Program Manager will oversee the expectations and deliverable of upcoming programs aligned to CNHA’s mission. Qualified candidates should have at least one (1) year of experience in program management including elements of budgeting and team management. Attention to detail is required for this position.  

  • Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience

CDL Instructor

  • Responsible for delivering driver training of commercial motor vehicles for the Hawaiian Trades Academy CDL programs in compliance with company, federal, and state regulations, assessing and coaching drivers of articulated vehicles, both in the truck and in a simulator environment, maintaining accurate records of all training, and fostering an encouraging learning environment. 

  • A Valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL-A) and medical card is required with at least 2 years of experience driving CDL and or 2 years’ experience behind-the-wheel commercial motor vehicle instructor.

If you are interested in applying, please complete the form and submit your resume!