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We are currently hiring a Project Coordinator, Fundraising Manager, and Grants Manager for our Hawaii program. We are only able to consider applicants living in or near Honolulu with significant recent experience with Hawaii projects.

Mele Murals Project Coordinator

The Estria Foundation is  seeking a Project Coordinator who believes in our mission and who will work closely with our Creative Director to shape our Mele Murals project. This is an exciting position for someone with significant project coordination experience.

Goals of the Project:
-Build and support an Art in Public movement across the Hawaiian Islands

-Create opportunities for local organizations, youth, and cultural groups to build together

-Complete 20 murals from 2013-2016

-Establish lasting partnerships among cultural practitioners, artists, and arts-interested youth

-Preserving the oral history/culture in a format that is easily shared with the public

-Empower the next generation with tools of visual communication

-Share spiritual/ancestral meditation practice with the next generation

-Help create a new visual brand for the islands

-Create opportunities for local artists to advance their careers

-Use the arts as a tool to build a campaign for Hawaiian native language literacy

-Share the completed project across the Hawaiian Islands, nationally and internationally

-Cultivate an arts-centric practice of inter-generational learning and sharing

Public Art Components:
-Each mural project will include local musicians, students groups, inter-generational input and leave a permanent large scale work of art viewable to the public.

-Each mural project will include and gain the support of the community.

-Each mural project will contain a message of Hawaiian mele, culture and local issues surrounding self determination and sustainability.

-Each project will follow legal guidelines and acquire all permits necessary.

-Workshops curriculum will include: academic pedagogy, spiritual meditation, and painting techniques.

-The production of each mural will end with a community event that is open to the public and incorporates local culture.

-Each project will be shared with a global audience via social media, television, and film partners.

Principle duties include but not limited to:
● Coordinate the Mele Murals, workshops, events and unveilings
● Build partnerships with building owners to secure mural locations
● Create partnerships with schools and local organizations
● Create a curriculum in partnership with the Creative Director for the mural workshop series
● Education pedagogy
● Coordinate with the documentation team to capture the mural making process with photography and video production
● Work with the Creative Director to build a team of advisors focused on: music, traditional spiritual practice, and academia
● Coordinate press materials with the PR team
● Coordinate a mural club in conjunction with local teachers at each school partner location
● Create an infrastructure for the project that can be replicable
● Other duties as assigned

Minimum qualifications:
● Three years education and youth development experience specifically with high school students (preferably with the arts)
● Three years experience with non-profit project coordination or program management
● Strong organization skills and record keeping to support grant reporting
● Strong budget and database development skills
● Excellent written and oral communications skills
● Care for and knowledge of the cultural history and traditions of Hawaii
● Established network in education, with cultural practitioners, and with businesses (funders and sponsors a plus)
● Experience using cloud computing software like Google Drive, Calendars, DropBox, and more
● Experience using social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr and Youtube/Vimeo etc.)
● Team player who takes initiative
● Highly organized and deadline-driven
● High level of comfort working remotely and using technology tools (Skype, etc.)
● Experience in community organizing a plus
● A love for Art in Public is a plus
● Experience working with new and emerging organizations developing project systems, structures, and processes is a plus

The Project Coordinator works with the Creative Director, Development Director, Public Relations contractors, videographers, photographers, and local organizations. The position reports to The Estria Foundation’s Executive Director and Creative Director. This position requires some travel to neighbor islands and the Bay Area.

Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent non-profit experience. Substantial personal interest and agreement with The Estria Foundation’s mission, Points of Unity, and Company Values. (for more information: www.estria.org)

To apply: Submit (PDF or DOC) cover letter, resume and two writing samples (preferably a program you developed or project you developed, managed, or executed) to erinyoshi@estria.org and estria@estria.org. Use subject: “HI Coordinator Applicant: (your name)” No phone calls, please. A local candidate is preferred. No relocation costs will be provided.

Location: Honolulu
Compensation: Depends on Experience (~32 hrs/week). Benefits include health and dental, sick leave, holidays.
This is a part-time job.

Grants Manager (PT or Consultant)

We are seeking a PT Grants Manager who will help build support for MeleMurals, a multi-year cultural engagement project on each of the major islands. We are looking to hire someone deeply connected to Hawaiian arts and culture that is capable of developing healthy relationships with Hawaii foundations and business supporters. We will consider a consultant/firm for this position.

We are also hiring a PT Fundraising Manager (also posting here). These positions could be combined for the right candidate.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Research, write, and report on foundation, corporate, and government grants
Work closely with Creative Director to build and manage foundation and corporate relationships
Develop and submit grant budgets
Assist with maintaining project and organizational voice in written materials and online
Monitor grant awards including grant agreements and reporting requirements
Assist Creative Director and Development Director with projects as needed

EXPERIENCE
Required (please specifically address in your materials):
Excellent writing and communication skills
Care for and knowledge of the cultural history and traditions of Hawaii
Familiarity and experience with foundation, government, and corporate fundraising in Hawaii
3+ years successfully researching, writing and securing grants (at least 2 years in Hawaii)
Proven track record securing $300,000+ per year in grant support
Recent experience tracking grant deadlines, deliverables, and reports

Important
Advanced capabilities with Microsoft Office, fundraising, and grant tracking systems
Experience taking initiative and working successfully with a fundraising team
High level of comfort working remotely and using technology tools (Skype, etc.)
Arts education, public art, and/or community organizing experience highly desired
Experience working with new and emerging organizations

This position is open to consultants/contractors or can be configured as a PT (~20 hours per week) employee. Please let us know what configuration you might be interested in. Contractors or consultants must meet all the requirements detailed. Reports to the Director of Development (California) and works very closely with the Honolulu-based Founder/Creative Director and the Hawaii Team. 3- and 6-month reviews will be conducted and annually thereafter.

To apply: Submit (PDF or DOC) cover letter, resume and three grant-related writing samples to jondarr@estria.org and estria@estria.org. Use subject: “HI Grants Manager Applicant: (your name)” No phone calls. A local candidate is required. No relocation costs will be provided.

Location: Honolulu
Compensation: Depends on Experience and depending on arrangement.
This is a part-time job.

Fundraising Manager (PT) (Honolulu)

We are seeking a PT Fundraising Manager who will help build support for Mele Murals, a multi-year cultural engagement project on each of the major islands.
We are looking to hire someone deeply connected to Hawaiian arts and culture that is capable of helping us build and maintain robust support from individual donors.We are also hiring a PT Grant Writer (also posting here). These positions could be combined for the right candidate.

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES
•Work with Executive Director and Development Director to set and meet annual fundraising goals
•Serve as an engaged leader on fundraising strategy, planning, and execution for Hawaii projects
•Work with the organization’s Development Team and Hawaii Team to communicate Hawaii projects to donor audiences

INDIVIDUAL GIVING and EVENTS
•Assist the Creative Director/Founder with building and maintaining relationships with supporters and meeting individual giving goals
•Work closely with Development Director and Creative Director/Founder and contractors to manage and execute major donor giving, and annual donor events
•Keep all fundraising records, data, and correspondence
•Lead donor base-building efforts in Hawaii

Other duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE
Required (please address in your materials):
•Care for and knowledge of the cultural history and traditions of Hawaii
•3+ years securing individual gifts through events and direct solicitation and/or participating in major donor fundraising
•Experience creating and following donor data systems
•Experience with donor cultivation and tracking

Important:
•Experience with small staff organizations and multitasking development teams
•Engaging, personable, and outgoing
•Advanced capabilities with Microsoft Office, fundraising, and gift tracking systems
•High level of comfort working remotely and using technology tools (Skype, etc.)
•Arts education, public art, and/or community organizing experience highly desired

This is a part time (20 hours), salaried position scheduled to last through 2017. The position will work from our Kakaako office and some from home/remotely. Reports to the Director of Development (California) and works very closely with the Honolulu-based Founder/Creative Director and the Hawaii team. 3- and 6-month reviews will be conducted and annually thereafter.

To apply: Submit (all in PDF or DOC) cover letter, resume and three fundraising writing samples to jondarr@estria.org and estria@estria.org. Use subject: “HI Fundraising Manager Applicant: (your name)” No phone calls. A local candidate is required. No relocation costs will be provided.

Location: Honolulu
Compensation: Depends on Experience (~20 hrs/week). Benefits include sick leave, some holidays.
This is a part-time job.