Job Opportunity – Non-Profit Mana Maoli Seeks Curriculum & Products Coordinator

Mana Maoli Seeks  Curriculum & Products Coordinator


Start Date: Flex – sometime in the month of October

Hours: Flex – 30-40hrs/wk

Mana Maoli is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that founded Hālau Kū Māna Public Charter School, Kanehūnāmoku Voyaging Academy, and the Mana Mele Project (see for more info).

The Mana Mele Project (MMP) is a collaboration between Mana Maoli, 12 schools on Oʻahu and Kauaʻi, (primarily Hawaiian charter and immersion schools), and various University and community partners (e.g. the MELE program at HCC, the School of Communications at UH-Mānoa). The MMP features a Music & Multimedia Academy, 4-in-1 solar-powered mobile studio, and mentorships connecting pro artists with youth. With the recent award of a federal grant, our current focus is building on the college/career pipeline component of the MMP.

Summary: The primary kuleana of the Curriculum & Products (CPC) is to collaborate with

the other project staff, instructors, professional mentors, and youths in partner schools to engage them in piloting and refinement of curriculum modules and related assessments. The CPC will provide curriculum, professional development, and consultation support (including in-class observations and feedback) to instructors and mentors; collect, review, and give feedback on project deliverables; document, digitize, and disseminate curriculum and products created through the project; and assist other project staff with coordination of scheduling mentorships and classes. After an initial training period, the majority of the admin/coordination component of work duties can be done remotely.

Specific kuleana:

  1. Work with Mana Mele Project staff, contractors, partners, youth and music/multimedia/communications industry professionals of the ʻMana Mele Collectiveʻ to develop, pilot, refine, document and organize curriculum and products – audio and video, place and culture-based, historical and creative. Mana Mele curriculum aligns with core academic standards, weaves in multimedia and college/career readiness, and is grounded in Hawaiian language, culture and values.
  2. Provide curriculum, professional development, consultation (including observations and feedback) and coordination support to Mana Mele Collective instructors, mentors and internship hosts
  3. Develop and/or coordinate and refine curriculum that focuses on and strengthens the college/career component of Mana Meleʻs high school curriculum modules, while maintaining its place and culture-based approach.
  4. Work with Mana Meleʻs Project Assistants and College/Career Coordinator to coordinate and schedule program services
  5. Maintain documentation and filing of Knowledge Resource Products created with Mana Mele youth, mentors and curriculum.
  6. Attend training and meetings as needed
  7. Assist with 2-3 events per year as needed
  8. Up to 2 trips to Kauaʻi to work with partner schools as needed
  9. Other duties related to the Mana Mele Project as needed


Minimum Qualifications

  •  Bachelor’s Degree and/or 5+ years experience with curriculum development
  •  Excellent people skills – able to work with a wide range of people and learning styles
  •  Strong desire to work with Hawaiian community in a Hawaiian cultural context and engage with youth
  •  Strong networking, communication, and organizational skills
  •  Highly proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

Preferred Education and Experience

  •  Bachelor’s Degree or higher, and 8+ years experience with curriculum and professional development, teacher support, and program development and coordination
  •  Experience in culture-based programs or creative industries (music, engineering, video, communications),
  •  Experience teaching and working with youth, especially Hawaiian charter and immersion schools, and other groups serving primarily Hawaiian and low-income youth
  •  Strong grounding in Hawaiian language, culture and values, and/or the creative industries noted above

Mana Maoliʻs Office is located at Jarrett Middle School in Palolo. Much of the admin and office work for this position may be done remotely. Meetings and direct services will occur at our office and partner sites. The CPC will be allowed to set their own weekly work schedule, noting special hours may be needed for up to 2 trips per year to our Kauaʻi schools (2-3 days per trip) and up to 2 events per year (likely on a weekend night).

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter ASAP via email to Please name your resume and cover letter files as shown below, personalized with your name.

  • CPC FirstName LastName Resume.docx/.doc/.pdf
  • CPC FirstName LastName Cover Letter.docx/.doc/.pdf

The email subject heading should read as follows, personalized with your name:

  • Mana Mele Curriculum & Products  Application – FirstName LastName

Also, please help us spread the word by passing this announcement along to your `ohana and friends.

In accordance with Mana Maoli employment policy, candidates for this position may be subject to a criminal background check.