Hawai'i Parks for People Program Manager

Trust for Public Land - Hawai'i office

Honolulu, HI United States

Rolling applications - please apply as soon as possible.

Parks for People Program Manager - Hawai'i

The Parks for People Hawai‘i Program Manager will be responsible for the full range of activities associated with a 2+ year old Parks for People Program in Hawai‘i, with a pilot project at ‘A‘ala Park in Downtown Honolulu/Chinatown (70%) and developing a county and statewide parks program (30%). This position will play a key leadership role in developing and implementing a robust Parks for People program in Hawai‘i, will work closely with local Hawai‘i team, and will serve as a liaison to Trust for Public Land’s (TPL’s) national Parks for People staff/leadership.

The Program Manager will be responsible for working with the HI State Director, HI Director of Philanthropy, HI staff, HI board members, donors, and private and public partners to refine and implement community-building and community-driven strategies, improvements, and programs for ‘A‘ala Park to improve the health, well-being, and social cohesion of the surrounding diverse community (over 18,000 people live within a 10 minute walk of the park, with over 50% speaking a language other than English, and over 50% classified as low-income).  The Program Manager will develop and cultivate key working partnerships with the public and private sector; lead the management and implementation of the ‘A‘ala Park project; lay the groundwork for a county and statewide parks program; secure public and private funding for the program and project in partnership with philanthropy staff; supervise contractors and interns; and advance equity, social justice and nature access through TPL’s on-the-ground projects, policy change, and public finance.  The Program Manager works closely with key staff from Philanthropy, Marketing, Federal Affairs, Parks for People (and associated national programs) and Field Services to ensure alignment and coordination of the program with broader goals of the national organization.

The Program Manager will be based in the Honolulu office.  

Details at:  https://www.tpl.org/career/hawaii-program-manager

All applicants must apply on line viat the www.tpl.org website.


Experience Level
Mid II (4-8 years)
AICP Level
Community or Neighborhood Development
Salary Range

Contact Information

Lea Hong
1164 Bishop St., Suite 1512
Honolulu, HI
United States
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