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.

We’re expanding!

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

Deputy General Counsel 

  • Salary Range: 85K-100K

  • This role will provide legal advice, guidance, and other legal services to CNHA to protect and safeguard the organization and its legal interests. The

  • The ideal candidate will support the CEO and the organization as well as represent the legal interests of the organization internally and externally.

  • View the position description below for more details.

Deputy Administrator – Kilohana 

  • Salary Range: 85K-100K

  • This role will play a pivotal role in the organization by providing vital support to the Chief Administrator, ensuring smooth daily operations, and overseeing key aspects of Kilohana’s strategic initiatives.

  • The ideal candidate will work collaboratively with all levels of management and staff and serve as back-up to the Chief Administrator in their absence.
  • View the position description below for more details.

Graphic Designer

  • Salary Range: 60K-70K

  • This role requires a creative individual with a passion for both digital and print design.
  • The ideal candidate will have expertise in building wireframes, mockups, and prototypes for web projects, as well as proficiency in front-end web development.
  • View the position description below for more details.

Intern Cycle

Spring: Applications open in December. Work begins in the third week of January and continues through April.

Summer: Applications are accepted in March and April. Work commences in the first week of June and concludes in September.

Fall: Applications open in July. Work starts in the third week of September and concludes in November.

Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Join the CNHA team today

Apply online and help us uplift lāhui. Please complete this form and upload a copy of your resume if you are interested in being considered for one of the positions we are currently recruiting for. We will review resumes and follow-up according to your skills and experience.

What We Do

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Rent & Mortgage Relief

We can help you find the resources you need for your ʻohana to thrive -from mortage to utilities and assistance programs.

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Kilohana is a collaborative of complementary change agents committed to fulfilling HTA’s vision and specific directives.

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Community Programs

Our community programs work with members of our community to develop the skills and resources needed to thrive.

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Join Our Community

Become a CNHA member to get the opportunity to join other kānaka in lifting, empowering and inspiring our lāhui.

Join our mission and help us provide powerful support for our community to develop and thrive.