Youth Program Coordinator

Kaneohe, HI

** Please note, this position does not offer relocation assistance; only local applicants will be considered.  

The mission of KEY Project is to nurture and promote the cultural, environmental, social, economic and recreational well-being of the Kualoa-Heʻeia area by providing a vital grassroots civic resource that effectively serves the needs of our diverse multicultural community. KEY provides programs and services touching all ages at our multi-purpose community center in Waiheʻe Valley on Oʻahu. 

Job purpose

The purpose of the Youth Program Coordinator is to support the mission of KEY Project through the continuous development of the Hoʻopilina Youth Program, thus promoting culture, socialization, education, and the overall well-being of current and future program participants by fostering a sense of place and resilience. Through collaboration with team members and external partnerships this position promotes youth programming, as well as participates in organizational programming and community service to further KEY’s reach into its designated service area.  

Duties and responsibilities

  • Plans, coordinates, and directs consistently available activities for the youth program including but not limited to ʻohana engagement events, classes, workshops, and educational outreach prescribed by various grants’ scope of services, Executive Director, and/or community needs assessments. 
  • Designs, implements, and facilitates intersession programming during DOE school breaks to be conducted both on and off campus in collaboration with KEY community partners throughout the Koʻolau region. Transports youth between sites during intersession outings. 
  • Utilizes current, and implements new, modes of communication to effectively promote programming, recruit participants, and establish partnership connections to broaden the reach of Hoʻopilina Youth Program, as well as organizational events, throughout the service area.
  • Maintains up-to-date electronic calendars of programming schedules and accurate contact lists of youth, families, and program relevant organizations.
  • Implements appropriate tools for data collection, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of program deliverables while maintaining confidentiality and accuracy. 
  • Documents all budget expenditures, performs all program-applicable fiscal procedures, and prepares reports as requested. 
  • Oversee staff, contractors, and volunteers in the delivery of services targeted at fulfilling the goals of the program and needs of the participants.
  • Collaborates with KEY leadership in program evaluation of effectiveness and feasibility of scope of work performed throughout the year. 
  • Performs general administrative and clerical duties to include, but not limited to, photocopying, computer and manual filing, mail distribution, and general internal and external communications such as answering phones, emails, and assisting walk in clientele.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.


Qualified and selected candidate will be required to successfully complete a background check.

Minimum qualifications required include:

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent experience in Education, Childhood Development, Administration or related disciplines, 
  • Minimum 3 years direct experience with school aged youth,
  • Minimum 2 years experience with program and lesson development,
  • Clean driving record,
  • Office management and administrative experience, with proficiency in Google Applications, MS Office, email, and social media platforms,
  • Excellent time management, planning, and problem solving skills,

Preferred qualifications:

  • 1 year supervisory experience that includes training and supervising staff. 
  • 1 year of budget management experience.
  • Event planning and coordination experience. 
  • Experience working with diverse, multicultural communities.
  • Working knowledge of Canva, Constant Contact, and Zoom.
  • Have general cultural knowledge of Waiheʻe and surrounding ahupuaʻa.
  • Valid CPR/First Aid Certification.
  • Completed HIPAA and Sexual Abuse Awareness training.

Working conditions

This is a full time, exempt position with occasional evening and weekend availability required, as needed, in support of programming goals. The primary duties of this position are performed in office with periodic offsite functions.  

Physical requirements

This position requires sedentary work sitting at a desk, the ability to lift 25 pounds, walking and moving around the office and all facilities, including second floor/upstairs.  Job duties also require working in outdoor environments with various terrain and conditions, both on and off campus.