The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, a member organization founded in 2001 with a mission to enhance the cultural economic political and community development of Native Hawaiians, seeks a President & Chief Executive Officer to lead and effectively manage and coordinate the work of the organization’s programs. CNHA is a US Treasury Certified Community Development Financial Institution, operates the Native Hawaiian Policy Center, provides training and technical assistance to support the organizational capacity of its members and hosts the Annual Native Hawaiian Convention.

This executive senior leader will provide strategic management, guidance and oversight, establish measurable goals and priorities, identify opportunities for collaboration and ensure effective management over the resources provided to CNHA.

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree (required) in a relevant discipline from an accredited college or university. The position requires a minimum of 5 years of substantive management experience in community development, lending, organizational capacity building and coalition building. The position requires experience in managing an operating budget, grant writing and grants management, advancing public policy priorities and a sound understanding and appreciation of fiscal accountability and internal controls. Prior experience in the management of a community based non-profit organization is preferred.

The position commands an individual that takes a collaborative approach to developing solutions to meet communal needs. The individual must be skilled at navigating and operating as a leader capable of managing programs, projects and new initiatives while leveraging stakeholder relationships.

If you have excellent oral and written communication skills, a collaborative approach to management, strong problem solving and program management skills, combined with a deep understanding of Native Hawaiian issues and the ability to perform successfully a dynamic non-profit environment, then we want to have a conversation with you!
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume, with salary expectations, to cnhaboard@hawaiiancouncil.org.