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Coordinator, ʻĀkoʻakoʻa Restoration Program

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

United States
Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2023

Coordinator, ʻĀkoʻakoʻa Restoration Program


Off-Campus: Other US Locations


Job Description

Located in Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi, this part-time opportunity will support the Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science ʻĀkoʻakoʻa Restoration Program. This program is a new collaborative effort to intersect cultural leadership, community engagement, government collaboration, and science to improve coral reef resilience on West Hawaiʻi Island, as a scalable and sharable model for global coastal communities.

Under the direct supervision of the Center Director and Assistant Director, this position will be responsible for support of the people, assets, and vendors working within the ʻĀkoʻakoʻa Restoration Program.

The ideal candidate will be creative in problem-solving and highly organized to keep track of expenses, vendors, relationships, and assets using budgeting, accounting, and task management systems. Some event planning will be required as well as local travel to obtain necessary items for events and registrations as needed.

Job Family


Department Name

Ctr Global Discvy & Consv Sci



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Scope of Search


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$26.25 - $34.19 per hour; DOE

Close Date




Essential Duties

  • Interfacing with a diverse array of Hawaiʻi-based, national, and international vendors and service providers in support of research, education, and community engagement program elements.
  • Monitoring daily, weekly and monthly project transactions, by using various ASU systems including but not limited to Workday, Workday Foundation, Peoplesoft, Zoom, Excel, SmartSheet and various internet websites.
  • Purchasing supplies, services, and equipment using ASU platforms (Workday or purchasing card).
  • Performing monthly purchasing card reconciliations.
  • Maintaining government documents including registrations and inspections for all Hawaiʻi-based assets and locations including Kailua-Kona, Miloliʻi, Hilo, and Kawaihae.
  • Communicating in a timely manner to all internal (ASU) and external (vendors and local Hawaii contributors) with excellent customer service.
  • Preparing budgets and financial reporting for a variety of account types.
  • Assisting in planning events, coordinating logistics, scheduling and assisting with participant communications.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND three (3) years of related experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Hawaiʻi Island geographical and commercial features, and communities.
  • Experience supporting a diverse and distributed team on Hawaiʻi Island.
  • Experience with marine or facility operations and logistics.

Working Environment

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse (75%); frequently required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work (25).
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
  • Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.
  • Calculator, telephone, computer (monitor, keyboard and mouse), printer, fax and copier.
  • This position receives regular review of objectives.

Hours, and Place of Work:

Up to 20 hours per week distributed uniformly between Monday and Friday from 8 am and 5 pm, with exceptions scheduled in advance.
Place of work: ASU Ridge to Reef Restoration Center | 73-4485 Kahilihili Street, Kailua-Kona, HI

Department Statement

The Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science is a new and growing research center focusing on discovery, conservation, and action. GDCS leads spatially-explicit scientific and technological research focused on mitigating and adapting to global environmental change. Our mission is to generate innovative scientific discoveries and outcomes that benefit conservation, resource management , and policy efforts.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.