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Kokua Kalihi Valley is now hiring for their Community Economic Development Program!

Jul 6, 2012

Position: Community Capital Coordinator Essential

duties: Coordinating KKV’s Community Economic Development Program, which aims to enhance self-sufficiency and sustainability for the Kalihi Valley community.

Responsibilities will include:
• Managing KKV’s microenterprise sewing project,
• Coordinating ESL classes in conjunction with agency partners, • Managing a showcase space for community-based economic development initiatives, and
• Developing additional opportunities to increase economic self-sufficiency in ways that honor and uplift our community’s cultures.

The Family Strengthening Coordinator will play an important role in strengthening community networks and increasing the resources available to the Kalihi Valley community by linking KKV to external partners and linking program participants to new opportunities. On a broader level, this position will enhance Kalihi Valley’s community capital, uplifting existing strengths and fostering not only economic but social, human and ecological forms of wealth.

Qualifications: Candidates must demonstrate excellent organization, communication, and program management skills. Knowledge of community-based economic development and the ability to work with a multi-cultural staff and community are required. Experience in vocational training, business management, marketing and/or working with small vendors is preferred. Bachelor’s degree in related field required, Master’s degree preferred.

ORGANIZATION: Kokua Kalihi Valley (KKV) is a non-profit Community Health Center that was founded 40 years ago to promote healing, reconciliation and the alleviation of suffering in Kalihi Valley. Voted one of the Best Places to Work in 2011 and 2012, KKV provides a comprehensive array of health care and social services to Kalihi Valley’s predominantly low-income, Asian and Pacific Islander immigrant population. Our 160 diverse staff work together toward the vision of a healthy community in which neighbors help to heal neighbors, and individuals see themselves as part of a larger whole, connected to each other, to their culture and to their shared land.

To learn more about KKV please visit To apply or for more information, please email


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