Open Positions With The Estria Foundation

Youth Development • Arts Education • Cultural Preservation • Community Building


For open job positions, check this page or email with subject title: Job Positions, Your Last Name, Your First Name in May and December during the calendar year.

Applications accepted via email only. Please no phone calls.

Position: Mural and Events Coordinator

Job Type:  Part Time
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted: January 2019

Duties and Responsibilities

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following. We understand most people will not have experience planning murals. We will train you in our processes and tools. We are seeking someone who is solid in project management, is detail oriented, and not afraid to initiate and build new relationships with a foundation of aloha.

  • Coordinate logistics for all Mele Murals workshops and events
  • Create and manage Fundraising Events with our team
  • Use our project management software. Track progress and maintaining program calendars for multiple mural workshops
  • Communicate program updates with the Executive Director weekly
  • Participate in staff meetings, program meetings, and committee meetings
  • Participate in program plannings meetings and all event planning with cross over programs
  • Prepare and deliver project updates on a regular basis
  • Coordinate press materials with press relations and/or contractors
  • Coordinate documentation teams to capture the mural making process with photography and videography
  • Oversee the preparation and execution of contracts with vendors
  • Identify partners and cultivate partnerships with:
    • Schools
    • Corporate sponsors
    • Wall / property owners (mural sites)
    • Community organizations
    • Ali’i trusts and foundations
    • Vendors (service vendors, artists, equipment rental companies, documentarians, contractors)
  • Coordinate travel arrangements
  • Purchase supplies and maintain inventory
  • Support and promote our donor and membership drives
  • Update our donor database
  • Fiscal responsibilities include managing project budgets, maintaining records of spending, collecting receipts, preparing funding requests, and turning all documents in on-time. Budget decisions are to be carried out as intended and prudent financial practices are to be followed
  • Assist in grant and financial reporting  
  • Develop and document all processes so they can be replicated
  • Support our day to day operations and evaluate our priorities and progress
  • Support the formation of mural clubs at each school
  • Represent The Estria Foundation and its programs publicly in a professional manner that aligns with our mission
  • Engage in public and networking activities for the purpose of organizational support development, recruitment, and media relations
  • Other duties may be assigned, but to be discussed upon interview.

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrate solid professional and personal ethics: respect, honesty, dependability, integrity and aloha
  • 3+ years experience planning events
  • Team player and can work independently
  • Highly organized, detailed oriented and deadline driven
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to project manage multiple projects simultaneously during fast paced timelines
  • Ability to maintain organized administrative and programmatic records
  • Excellent leadership, administrative, and program management skills: including the ability to motivate and inspire others; and make timely decisions to successfully manage resources and priorities
  • Ability to create and manage budgets
  • Ability to initiate, build and maintain relationships.
  • Strong people skills
  • Must be able to communicate, interact, and lead large student youth groups

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working with DOE system and standards
  • Experience working with Special Education Students
  • Experience with murals highly preferred
  • Extensive network of contacts
  • Understanding of Hawaiian history, culture, traditions and values
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • A love for public art and interaction with Hawaiiʻs youth
  • Extensive experience using icloud-based working environment (Google Suite, Calendars, Drop Box, iCloud)
  • Able to publicly speak and promote our mural programʻs accomplishments and goals for Hawaii newspaper and television media and TEF fundraising events

The Mural and Events Coordinator reports directly to TEF’s Executive Director and Operations Manager, and is responsible for the consistent achievement of TEF’s mission and vision.

Compensation: competitive wage that is commensurate with experience and skills, includes generous benefits package of healthcare, dental, and vision.

How to Apply: Email cover letter, resume, and at least 3 references to with Subject Title: “Mural and Event Coordinator: Last name, First name.”

Please no phone calls.


Position:  Grant Writer and Development Specialist

Job Type:  Part Time
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted: January 2019

We are seeking a part time Grant Writer and Development Specialist who will help raise funds and support our efforts to meet our goals. This position reports to the Executive Director and Chief Operations Officer. Eligible employee will be able to work remotely and work with team via phone for weekly team meetings and in person with our Honolulu staff. This is an Oahu based position.

 Primary Duties:

  • Create and oversee the multi-year fundraising strategy
  • Research, write, and report on local and national foundation, corporate, and government grants
  • Maintain grant application and reporting calendar
  • Prepare and submit grant financial documents
  • Work with Executive team  to set and meet annual fundraising goals
  • Oversee campaigns for donor development and membership drive
  • Manage fundraising events
  • Introduce executive team to key people at foundations and other funding sources
  • Build and maintain funder relationships on behalf of TEF
  • Work with our communications specialists on PR materials
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent nonprofit experience
  • 5+ years researching, writing and securing grants for projects and organizations
  • 5+ years preparing grant financial documents for proposals and reports
  • Familiarity with foundation, government, and corporate supporters, especially in Hawaii
  • Demonstrated experience with outcomes-based fundraising and reporting
  • Experience tracking grant deadlines, deliverables, and reports
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Strong and established network in non-profit fundraising.
  • Advanced capabilities using MS Office and Google Drive
  • Strong record keeping and attention to detail  
  • Experience taking initiative and working successfully with a team
  • Experience in community organizing and project management is a plus
  • Arts education, public art, and community building experience highly desired
  • Interest in and agreement with TEF’s Mission, Points of Unity, and Company Values (

We are considering both salaried and contract positions. 3 and 6 month reviews will be conducted. 

Salary: Depends on Experience

To Apply: Submit (PDF or DOC) cover letter, resume, and two successful grants to and use subject: “HI Development Applicant: Last name, First name.”



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