Hawai‘i Appleseed seeks a talented individual to bring together Hawai‘i’s health and human services organizations and people from the communities they serve to pursue systems and policy changes that will improve the lives of low-income and marginalized people and allow social service agencies to more effectively pursue their missions and create a Hawai‘i where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.
The position will be a new one at Hawai‘i Appleseed, created as a result of joining forces with PHOCUSED, a membership-based nonprofit comprising social service provider organizations working to Protect Hawai‘i’s Ohana, Children, Under-Served, Elderly, and Disabled. PHOCUSED is transitioning from being a stand-alone nonprofit to becoming a project of Appleseed.
The person filling the position will have the following responsibilities:
About Hawai‘i Appleseed and PHOCUSED
Hawai‘i Appleseed is committed to a more socially just Hawai‘i, where everyone has genuine opportunities to achieve economic security and fulfill his or her potential. We change systems that perpetuate inequality and injustice through policy development, legislative advocacy, coalition building, and litigation. Hawai‘i Appleseed’s work addresses a variety of areas critical to creating self-sufficiency for people in Hawai‘i, such as housing, hunger, and tax and wage issues. For example, our research, coalition building, and lobbying efforts helped to create a state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) that will provide $135 million in tax relief to low-income families over a period of five years.
PHOCUSED is a nonprofit membership and advocacy organization for health and human services in Hawaiʻi, which works together with community stakeholders to collectively effect program and policy change for the most vulnerable in Hawai‘i. PHOCUSED is guided by the shared commitment of its members to protect the interests of Hawaiʻi’s people and the sector that seeks to provide them with quality programs and services. PHOCUSED and Appleseed are working together to transition PHOCUSED from a stand-alone nonprofit to a project of Hawai‘i Appleseed.
The right candidate will have the following strengths and qualifications:
Compensation, Benefits, and Term of Service
This is a full-time, year round position and the successful candidate must either live in or relocate to O‘ahu, Hawai‘i. Salary ranges between $60,000 and $70,000, depending on qualifications and experience. The position also provides comprehensive benefits including health care, vacation, and a 401(k) plan.
Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to email@example.com. The position is contingent on PHOCUSED completing its transition to Hawaiʻi Appleseed, targeted for October 2019, and will then remain open until filled.