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:


  • Responsibilities include helping prepare financial reports, performing account reconciliations, maintaining the general ledger, preparing tax returns, assisting with audit preparations, and performing other accounting and office duties as assigned.

  • A solid working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and strong financial analysis skills, strong Excel skills, be detail-oriented, highly organized, and able to work with little to no supervision and meet numerous deadlines.

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! 


Loan Fund Underwriter

  • Responsibilities include managing loan risks by gathering and analyzing credit information on current and potential borrowers

  • Underwriting loans and determining the advisability of granting credit for diversified types of loans

  • Preparing credit memorandums and presenting loan requests to Loan Fund Manager and organizational leadership. 

  • Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, or a related field.

  • Interested candidates must have 3-5 years of underwriting or credit and risk analysis experience.