Careers

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

Director of Finance

  • Salary Range: $85,000-$100,000
  • Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Director of Finance shall contribute to the overall
    success of the organization by performing a crucial role in its financial planning and audit
    preparation.
  • This position will perform a wide range of duties including but not limited to
    supervision over general accounting, property accounting, internal auditing, cost accounting and
    budgetary controls, while supporting billing, accounts receivables, and accounts payable
    functions.
  • View the position description below for more details.

Program Director, Kilohana

  • Salary Range: $65,000-$80,000
  • Reporting to the Destination Stewardship Director, the Program Director will be responsible for managing
    and overseeing all aspects of the funding opportunities program under the Destination Stewardship RFP
    with the Hawai`i Tourism Authority (HTA). The role will be responsible for program execution, monitoring,
    and evaluation of the projects that fall under HTA’s statewide Signature Events, Community Enrichment,
    Kukulu Ola, Kahu Aina, Resort Area Hawaiian Cultural Initiatives, and Smart Tourism programs.
  • This position is part of our Kilohana division of CNHA.
  • View the position description below for more details.

Art Director, Kilohana

  • Salary Range: $60,000-$70,000
  • The Art Director provides creative and innovative services and work products to the Kilohana Division of CNHA that advance the branding, marketing and communication goals and priorities of the organization, as set by CNHA leadership.
  • Reporting to the Director of Communications and Marketing, the Art Director will work closely with the
    Kilohana team to develop, produce, and deliver products and campaigns that effectively communicate organizational messaging using Kilohana’s distinctive and authentic Native Hawaiian cultural brand to its target audience.
  • This position is part of our Kilohana division of CNHA.
  • View the position description below for more details.

Accounting Manager

  • Salary Range: $60,000-$70,000
  • The Accounting Manager will help plan, direct, and execute the accounting activities of the department.
    This position reports directly to the Controller and will supervise a designated team of accountants
    assigned across different departments. Must always adhere to organizational mission.
  • View the position description below for more details.

Graphic Design Strategist

  • Salary Range: $60,000-$75,000
  • The Graphic Design Strategist provides creative and innovative graphic design services and work products to CNHA that advance the branding, marketing and communication goals and priorities of the organization, as set by CNHA leadership. Reporting to the Media and Creative Content Manager, the Graphic Design Strategist will work closely with the Media and Communications team to develop, produce and deliver products and campaigns that effectively communicate organizational messaging using CNHA’s distinctive and authentic Native Hawaiian cultural brand to its target audience, which is predominantly the Native Hawaiian and local community.
  • View the position description below for more details.

Senior Program Specialist, Kilohana

  • Salary Range: $50,000-$60,000
  • Reporting to the Program Director, the Senior Program Specialist will primarily support the procurement,
    administering, and evaluation of grantmaking programs for the Kilohana Division of the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement. This role will also assist and support grant awardees throughout grant cycles, monitor contractual deliverables, and audit awardee events. The ideal candidate has 2-3 years of
    experience in grant management, customer service, data collection and entry with the Salesforce
    platform, and/or partnership building. The senior program specialist will play an impactful role in
    representing Kilohana with potential and existing partners from all industries – tourism, non-profit, for-
    profit, community organizations, education, government, etc. This individual will support CNHA’s mission to uplift the lahui.
  • This position is part of our Kilohana division of CNHA.
  • View the position description below for more details.

Accountant III

  • Salary Range: $55,000-$60,000
  • The Accountant’s 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.
  • View the position description below for more details.

Internship

Advocacy Intern

  • Stipend: $3,000
  • The Advocacy Intern provides services and work products to CNHA that advance the advocacy goals and priorities of the organization. The Advocacy Intern participates in the planning and implementation of CNHA’s advocacy for all branches of government; at the county, state, federal and international levels; and within the community, non-profit, and private sector.
  • The Advocacy Intern’s duties may include interaction and communication with CNHA’s
    membership, executive leadership, and staff; community leaders, organizations, and partners; and government and elected officials.
  • View the position description below for more details.

Media Intern

  • Stipend: $3,000
  • The Media Intern reports to the Designer and Special Projects Manager and is responsible for the planning, implementation, and delivery of media, communications, and creative content alongside the rest of the Media and Communications Team to support CNHA programs, activities, and goals, as identified by the CNHA CEO and executive team. The Media Intern will work with the Media and Communications Team’s to ensure that work product effectively communicates organizational messaging using CNHA’s distinctive and authentic Native Hawaiian cultural brand to its target audience, which is predominantly the Native Hawaiian and local communities.
  • View the position description below for more details.

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

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

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Community Programs

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