Member Resources

Together we can kōkua Hawai‘i

Together, we can kōkua Hawai‘i.

Community Resources

As a member-based organization, the Council for native Hawaiian Advancement is working to amplify our members. This resource page works to highlight benefits and opportunities from our members and for our members as we strive to uplift Lāhui.





The Hawaiʻi Community Foundation

Philanthropy Advisor

​Like all HCF team members and volunteers, the Philanthropic Advisor exudes the heart and passion for HCF’s mission: to inspire the spirit of giving and invest in people and solutions to benefit our community. Specifically, the Philanthropic Advisor ‘s role is to secure philanthropic gifts to support the priorities of the Hawaii Community Foundation, with a primary focus to build relationships on the island of Oahu. Philanthropic Advisor’s will manage a portfolio of prospects, donors, and fund advisors to facilitate grant-making, engagement with HCF and support the Donor Relations team with stewardship/cultivation of those donors for future gifts.

Executive Assistant

Like all HCF team members and volunteers, the Executive Assistant exudes the heart and passion for HCF’s mission: to inspire the spirit of giving and invest in people and solutions to benefit our community. The Executive Assistant (EA) is an exempt position providing professional and confidential high-level administrative support to the Vice President of Community Grants and Initiatives (VP-CGI), responsible for all of the grants from HCF. The CGI EA is responsible for the coordination and general oversight of CGI department staff and programs through supporting, planning, coordinating and managing administrative, logistical and communication needs for projects of the VP-CGI. In support of HCF’s mission, the CGI EA maintains excellent relationships with the Executive Leadership Team, clients, co-workers and nonprofit leaders.

Program Officer - Oʻahu Based

Like all HCF team members and volunteers, the Program Officer exudes the heart and passion for HCF’s mission: to inspire generosity, advocate for equity, forge connections and invest in community to create a better Hawai‘i.. Specifically, the Program Officer’s role is to service private foundation clients including supporting strategy development, facilitating meetings and retreats, and providing grant management services including making effective grants. Additionally, the position may support various funds at HCF.

Senior Director of Donor Relations - Oʻahu Based

Like all HCF team members and volunteers, the Sr. Director of Donor Relations (SDDR) exudes the heart and passion for HCF’s mission: to inspire generosity, advocate for equity, forge connections, and invest in the community to create a better Hawai‘i. Specifically, the SDDR role is to ensure:

That donors feel acknowledged and recognized and understand how grateful HCF is for their support.
That donors are informed about the uses of their gifts, understand their impact.
That donors are known to HCF and have high confidence in HCF as a steward of their gifts.
Donors are motivated to continue to give to HCF and/or its initiatives and refer HCF to their friends.
The SDDR is a member of the DDR leadership team and is responsible for collaboratively designing and leading an organization-wide stewardship and communications practice for HCF’s donors.

Purple Maiʻa

Creative Developer

The Mālama division of the Purple Maiʻa Foundation focuses on innovation, design, and entrepreneurship. The programs the Creative Developer will support include:

  • Mālama Venture Studio: partners with Native Hawaiian and values-driven entrepreneurs to build and launch lāhui-serving companies like Exchange Ave., and Ka Mahina Project
  • Mālama Design Studio: a spinoff project incubated and launched out of Mālama Venture Studio that provides design and technology consulting services and creates opportunities for kānaka maoli designers.
    The Creative Developer is a new position that will be integral to the long-term success and resiliency Mālama flagship program, Mālama Venture Studio. As a Creative Developer, you will be responsible for supporting our Product team in all aspects of the development, testing, and implementation of various products and companies.

The Creative Developer position is a great professional development opportunity. You will be encouraged and enabled to grow your network in the startup and business communities and given opportunities to build and develop new skills and competencies such as no-code and low-code product development and design thinking.
The Purple Maiʻa Foundation is rooted in our Native Hawaiian culture, so there will also be several opportunities to deepen your connection to the place.


  • Working with Product Designers to determine stakeholder goals and defining the product functions necessary to achieve them
  • Creating flow charts, wireframes, and prototypes that illustrate key product interactions
  • Determining product architecture with a lean and/or minimum viable product mindset
  • Troubleshooting product issues
  • Working closely with Product Designers to improve product functionality
  • Developing innovative solutions
  • Attending design and development meetings
  • Participating in product reviews and quality assurance activities
  • Continually improving development skills

Requirements and Skills

  • Demonstrate a moderate level of understanding of the economic and social issues that Native Hawaiians face along with an understanding of our local business environment and culture
  • Basic level of understanding the Hawaiian language preferred
  • Self-starting, self-regulating, self-learning; ability to learn new tools and ideas quickly and work in a fast-evolving environment
  • Well organized, responsible, and dedicated, with the ability to work on multiple projects and deliver quality work products in a short time
  • Dynamic. Capable of responding thoughtfully and efficiently to appropriate feedback loops.
  • Constantly hold a growth mindset and learn skills and industry best practices to bring fresh perspectives and competencies to the organization
  • Knowledge of a basic programming language preferred
  • Experience with low code or no code tools like Glide, Bubble, or Webflow preferred
  • Strong analytical skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Product Design, or a related field

Working Conditions
Purple Maiʻa Foundation is a remote-friendly employer, but we can accommodate in-office work as well. We are based out of Hālau ʻĪnana, a 5,000 sq. ft. space optimized for collaboration, and educational events in Mōʻiliʻili, Oʻahu.
Staff are expected to attend cultural and ʻāina restoration workdays and team-building events on roughly a quarterly basis.
For employees who do not live on Oʻahu, some travel is expected.

• Salary commensurate with experience
• Individual and family medical and dental insurance options available

Please send an email and cover letter to:

Mānoa Heritage Center

Executive Director

Mānoa Heritage Center’s Board of Directors seeks an Executive Director who will carry on MHC’s mission
of inspiring people to be thoughtful stewards of their communities and Hawaiʻi’s past, present and future.
In partnership with MHC’s Board and staff, the Executive Director will continue the organization’s 26-year
legacy of promoting an understanding of Hawaiʻi’s cultural and natural heritage–rooted on MHC’s campus
in Mānoa Valley that includes Kūka‘ō‘ō Heiau, the historic Kūali‘i home, gardens of native and introduced
plants, and a Visitor Education Hale.

The new ED will be a person who has a deep respect for Hawaiʻi’s history, culture and natural
heritage–with experience in managing cultural assets. The new ED must be a proven leader who has
experience with or aptitude for the core competencies of a nonprofit leader: planning; fundraising;
administration; board and staff relations; communications and public relations; and financial
administration. In addition, the ED must exhibit personal and professional integrity and the skills and
heart to genuinely connect with the community.

Executive Director’s Responsibilities

  • Manage MHC’s daily operations
  • Develop and implement plans to advance MHC’s mission and address challenges and opportunities
  • Provide leadership & oversight of an historic house museum and for the development and delivery
    of MHC’s programs, which include: tours for schools and adults, workshops, programs, meetings,
    retreats, exhibitions, partnerships, and access to collections of books, art and historical artifacts
  • Report to and partner with the Board of Directors, providing written and oral reports
  • Recruit/hire MHC team members and cultivate a safe, positive, productive and organized work
  • Utilize systems to evaluate program progress and impact
  • Create and manage the operating budget, oversee fiscal operations and reporting, and initiate and
    fulfill contractual agreements including grant reports
  • Cultivate and steward funder relationships, and ensure that MHC has the resources it needs to
    support operations and programs
  • Spearhead marketing and other communications efforts, and serve as spokesperson to MHC
    constituents, the media, and the general public
  • Advocate on behalf of MHC and its mission
  • Develop and sustain interpersonal and deep community relationships
  • Represent MHC in coalitions, networks, and alliances; actively engage and energize volunteers,
    partnering organizations, and funders

Qualifications: Well-versed in all aspects of nonprofit leadership and management, including experience
fundraising, administration, and program development. Deep connection to Hawaiʻi, including its
communities and leaders. Knowledge of Hawaiian history. Significant experience working in areas
relevant to education, botany, Hawaiian cultural practice, museum operations, and historic preservation.
Salary range: $95,000-$115,000 with benefits package including health/dental, vacation/sick, and
retirement plan.

To apply confidentially, please submit: (1) a letter describing suitability for the position and ability to
lead MHC; (2) your resume by Friday, February 3, 2023, to


More opportunities coming soon!


Alaka’ina Foundation

Alaka'ina Scholarship | Chaminade University of Honolulu

This $5,000 need-based scholarship is awarded to new first-year and/or transfer students for their first year of study at Chaminade. To be eligible for the scholarship new students must be of Native Hawaiian ancestry, meet academic requirements and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The Alaka’ina Foundation is a nonprofit Native Hawaiian organization with a mission to build and promote leadership and educational initiatives for the youth of Hawai’i. Closely aligned with Chaminade’s mission, the goal of the Foundation is to develop a new generation of leaders, especially those in rural areas, to serve in local communities as well as abroad.

Alaka'ina Foundation Electronics Technology Scholarship

The purpose of this Fund is to provide renewable scholarships to assist students enrolled in the Electronics Technology Program at University of Hawai’i Kaua’i Community College (“Kaua’i Community College”). Funds shall be used for costs associated with attendance (e.g. tuition, fees, books, etc.).

Alakaʻina Foundation UH Engineering Scholarship

​The purpose of this Fund is to provide renewable scholarships to assist students enrolled or intending to enroll at the University of Hawai‘I at Manoa College of Engineering (“College of Engineering”) or any other UH campus awarding Engineering degrees. Funds shall be used for costs associated with attendance (e.g. tuition, fees, books, etc.).

Alaka'ina Foundation UH Community College Scholarship

​The purpose of this Fund is to provide scholarship support to students pursuing a degree or certificate in vocational/technical education studies at any community college within the University of Hawai‘i System. Funds shall be used for costs associated with attendance (e.g. tuition, books, fees, etc.). Vocational/technical studies supported include, but are not limited to, Fire Science, Welding, Carpentry, Electrician, Plumbing, HVAC, Culinary Arts, Air Frame and Power Plant Mechanics, Automotive Repair Technicians and Emergency Medical Technicians. Beginning in 2023 scholarships will also be available for sustainable agriculture education.

Pauahi Foundation

200+ Scholarship Opportunities

​The Pauahi Foundation administers scholarships that have been created by our generous donors. The Foundation awards scholarships supporting undergraduate and graduate level areas of study, as well as trade and vocational courses. Many awards may be determined based on merit, while some are restricted for those students who demonstrate a financial need or for students applying from specific geographic regions.


Among the 200+ Pauahi Foundation scholarship opportunities are nine endowed Alaka’ina Scholarships ranging from medicine, vocational and industrial arts, agriculture, ‘Olelo Hawai’i and business administration.  The nine endowed scholarships need to be applied for every year but are perpetual scholarships that can be used during the entire period necessary to receive the degree, certification or education.

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