Comm Otrch & Prtner Splst-Maui
The Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii - Honolulu, HI

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Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Pacific Disaster Center (PDC), located at the Maui Research and Technology Park, Kihei on the island of Maui. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.


DUTIES: Supports the PDC Executive Management Team (EMT) by spearheading the development and implementation of communication strategies, campaign initiatives, and operational outreach activities. Supports heightening, enhancing, and protecting the brand, image, and reputation of the PDC, and its product and services by working with key staff and stakeholders within the appropriate client, partnership, and media spaces. Leads efforts in the production and promotion of PDC outreach material and content for appropriate channels. Manages related on-line and editorial outreach resources. Works closely with the EMT on implementation of plans related to the subject matter across all technical competencies within the Center. Advises the EMT on communications outreach trends and opportunities. Fosters efforts to develop, track, and increase utilization of partnerships with existing and potential clients, sponsors, and public and private organizations. Supports key PDC outreach activities, including content development, design, and messaging for different channel outlets. Serves as the main focal point (& the owner) of the corporate communication function and supporting material for PDC.

PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university. EXPERIENCE: Five to seven (5-7) years of experience developing and implementing communications and outreach strategies in humanitarian assistance and disaster management organizations. Four to six (4-6) years of experience liaising, networking, and building partnerships amongst government, academic, domestic, and foreign organizations. ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS: Strong knowledge of and direct experience in geographic information systems (GIS), information management, field data collection, and image processing. Working knowledge of basic quantitative analysis techniques, statistics, and risk and vulnerability assessment methodologies. Familiarity with the fundamental concepts of disaster management and international disaster risk reduction organizations and frameworks. Excellent written and verbal communications and problem-solving skills. Strong ability to communicate effectively with multi-cultural audiences and with civil and military organizations. Demonstrated ability to promote teamwork. Proficient in Microsoft Office programs.

SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Experience working with military, both foreign and domestic.

INQUIRIES: Scott Okada 891-7922 (Maui).

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to, click on “Employment”; select “Apply” and navigate to “See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Salary History, 4) Supervisory References, 5) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawaii Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-8344.

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