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Executive Director

Ceeds of Peace
Ceeds of Peace in Honolulu, HI 96826
$80,000 - $100,000 a year - Full-time


Ceeds of Peace in Honolulu, HI 96826

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  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance

Full job description

Join our team at Ceeds of Peace!

Resume and cover letter required for consideration. Please submit both your resume and cover letter together in a single document and attach it to your submission.

Ceeds of Peace is a Hawaiʻi-based 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise peacebuilding leaders. We support and build bridges between families, community leaders and educators to share resources and develop action plans to strengthen our communities and improve children’s lives.


Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) is a full-time salaried employee with overall strategic and operational oversight of Ceeds of Peace staff, programs, expansion and execution of its mission. They will develop a deep knowledge of the field, sustain and expand its core programs, seek new opportunities aligned with the organizationʻs mission, and ensure that the organization operates smoothly and responsibly. They will work closely with the Ceeds of Peace Associate Director, a small staff, and a team of independent contractors. We will consider candidates located across the Hawaiian Islands or willing to relocate to Hawaiʻi.


The role will be hybrid remote, based in Hawaiʻi, and periodic travel will be required.


Leadership & Management:

  • Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications and systems.
  • Possess knowledge of the nonprofit sector and rules and regulations regarding IRS 501(c)(3) public charity nonprofit organizations.
  • Lead, coach, develop, and expand the Ceeds of Peace team of staff and contractors.
  • Actively engage Ceeds of Peace volunteers, board members, participants, alumni, partner organizations, and funders.
  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors.
  • Seek and build board involvement with direction for both ongoing local operations as well as beyond-local opportunities.
  • Ensure methods to track progress, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents.
  • Represent the public image of Ceeds of Peace.

Fundraising & Communications:

  • Lead local and national revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations.
  • Continually perform fundraising activities to include grant writing, report writing, engaging potential funders, managing individual donor base, online campaigns, direct mail, and other revenue-generating activities.
  • Participate in all aspects of communications to include public speaking engagements, interviews, website, newsletter, social media, etc. with the goal of creating a stronger brand.
  • Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities.

Planning & New Business:

  • Design expansion efforts into new markets when and where capacity allows.
  • Begin to build partnerships in new areas, establishing relationships with funders, community leaders, and other constituents.
  • Be an external local and national presence that communicates program successes and results as a model for learning and possible replication.
  • Oversee and plan organizational development on a local, national, and global scale.

Qualifications and Skills:

The ED will be committed to the Ceeds of Peace mission. All candidates should have proven fundraising, leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience. The following qualifications and skills are preferred, although we encourage individuals to apply even if they donʻt possess all of the qualifications and skills listed here:

  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage and develop high-performing teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget with varied funding streams.
  • Demonstrated content knowledge, leadership, and expertise in areas such as peacebuilding, social and emotional learning, trauma informed care, social justice work, and youth leadership development.
  • Experience working in Hawaiʻi and with the various cultures prevalent in Hawaiʻi.
  • Ability to cultivate new and existing board member relationships.
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning.
  • Demonstrated conflict resolution skills.
  • Passionate, idealistic, mission-driven, and self-directed.
  • Ability to pass criminal background checks required of Department of Education contractors.


The ED will be compensated in the range of $80,000-$100,000, inclusive of 100% coverage of single or family medical insurance and 20 days of PTO annually.

Ceeds of Peace is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Candidates from the following group are especially encouraged to apply: Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC); members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, asexual (LGBTQIA+) communities; people who have disabilities; people from low-income backgrounds; people who identify as nonbinary; and women.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $80,000.00 - $100,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Honolulu, HI 96826: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Application Question(s):

  • Please list 5 available date and time ranges for a potential zoom interview. Please identify dates/times between May 15 - June 10 on M-F between the hours of 8:30am-3:00pm.

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Honolulu, HI 96826