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Lanakila Pacific supports the hiring of individuals with cognitive, physical, social or age-related challenges. We strongly encourage individuals with challenges or disabilities to apply.

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Applications are now being accepted for the following positions:



The Board of Directors shall employ a President who shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the corporation. The role of the President, under the authority of the Board, is to provide strong and comprehensive leadership for the Institution by developing a shared vision of the role and mission, forging a consensus on goals derived from the mission, developing and allocating resources in accordance with a plan for reaching those goals and ensuring the highest standards of performance, efficiency, service and accountability. The President is the chief spokesperson of the company, and an advocate for the responsibilities and concerns of the company.

The President shall carry out the objectives and purposes of the corporation and shall be responsible for all programs as approved by the Board of Trustees and for the performance of duties and obligations as outlined by the by-laws and by the policies and decisions of the Board of Trustees.

The President shall assume responsibility for the successful administration, management and development of all aspects of the company’s rehabilitation and business programs and operations.


Responsible for the overall management (through delegation) of:

  • The development of a rehabilitation philosophy and business plan; training plans and vocational objectives for each individual client; coordination of the facility’s services to clients to insure adequate balance between work conditioning experiences and needed supportive services; arranging for periodic evaluation of clients’ progress and revision of rehabilitation plans as necessary.
  • All aspects of Human Resources Administration including recruiting, hiring, evaluating, separation and promotion of staff; developing staffing pattern and organizational structure, job descriptions and salary structure in accordance with policies approved by the Board.
  • All fiscal transactions including purchasing, sales and the negotiating of contracts and fees with private/government agencies and parties; financial administration which includes budgeting, payroll administration, cost accounting and maintenance of comprehensive financial and other records and reports as are deemed necessary.
  • Product development and marketing of commodities maintaining a high efficiency in manufacturing operations, developing sound client wages and sub-contract prices, manufacturing price structure, and developing suitable work opportunities for clients who are not ready for competitive employment.

Responsible for the development and maintenance of the company’s image in the community, developing good relationships with health, education, and welfare agencies in the community.

Responsible for coordinating the annual meeting of the corporation.

Serves as the principal advisor and staff person to the Board of Trustees, Executive, Personnel and other committees of the Board. Provides Boards and committees with appropriate program and fiscal information and data upon which to determine major outlays or commitments and for informing the Board of Trustees of all matters which may aid in establishing of broad policies.

The President may delegate to an assistant or another selected staff, specific executive details and pro-tem personal representation during any temporary absence.

Demonstrate Lanakila Pacific’s values in all personal interaction with others.


Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • College degree in Business Administration, Vocational Rehabilitation, Social Work or related field.
  • Minimum five years senior management level experience, preferably with two years’ experience in community rehabilitation program administration.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with the Board of Trustees.
  • Working knowledge of methods, principles and tools of vocational rehabilitation and training; federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to the vocational rehabilitation of persons with disabilities.
  • Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills. Multi-leveled communication is essential to the position’s effectiveness and includes:
  • Intra-communications and negotiations with outside private and governmental agencies, employers, media, etc. as well as inter-communications with Board of Directors, staff and clients and others.
  • Requires knowledge and experience in budgeting/financial management, public relations and Board operations and a demonstrated ability to organize, administer and coordinate multiple staff and line functions.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with community agencies and groups, employers, professional workers, local officials and persons with physical and mental disabilities.
  • Knowledge of physical and mental impairments and their effect on vocational and social adjustments.
  • Knowledge of community resources and how they can be employed in the rehabilitation program.

Lanakila Pacific is an equal opportunity employer. As part of our mission, we strongly encourage individuals with challenges or disabilities to apply.

Interested candidates please contact:

Kathryn K Inkinen

Director of Development


Director of Development staffs and coordinates the efforts of the Foundation Board and other appropriate committees. Responsible for planning, developing, and maintaining a comprehensive private and public sector fund-raising program on behalf of Lanakila Pacific to enhance the mission and vision established by the Foundation Board of Directors.


  1. Identify, define and acquire funding resources available to Lanakila Pacific.
  2. Develop, monitor and implement comprehensive development plan that includes but is not limited to major gifts, planned giving, annual giving, corporate and service club funding, foundation support, and special events fundraising. Includes seeking new corporate, foundation and grant funding sources.
  3. Maintain relationships with current and past donors.
  4. Develop marketing strategies to present LP programs to philanthropic supporters.
  5. Work collaboratively with staff members to understand current and planned programs and projects and identify avenues of economic support for these.
  6. Identify grant opportunities and work with the various program managers and directors in pursuing appropriate opportunities.
  7. Plan and oversee Lanakila special event activities.
  8. Oversee donor tracking and compliance. Ensure timely reports and acknowledgement of donations.
  9. Develop and execute annual budget.
  10. Direct, plan and coordinate the work of the staff including supervision and evaluation, training and team building.
  11. Organize and attend departmental meetings to maintain effective communication and to obtain a comprehensive understanding of its initiatives and programs.
  12. Ensure compliance with all regulatory agencies and laws.


  1. Commitment: displays passion for organization’s mission and vision.
  2. Initiative: ability to assess risk and lack of internal controls and independently initiate improvements to processes and procedures.
  3. Business orientation: ability to recognize opportunities for new services and products and to act accordingly, taking risks into account.
  4. Teamwork: promotes cooperation and works collaboratively within teams to achieve organization’s goals and objectives.
  5. Managing ambiguity: ability to work in a fast paced and ambiguous environment.
  6. Industry Knowledge: is familiar with industry best practice, publications, and professional standards; adapts to new realities in the industry; understands the key needs of the industry and how it relates to Lanakila Pacific.
  7. Communication: ability to facilitate the transfer of information and knowledge through vocal, written, and non-verbal communication; ability to engage in active listening; ability to choose a communication behavior that is both appropriate and effective for a given situation.
  8. Relationship Management: ability to work cooperatively with diverse groups of people; ability to demonstrate interpersonal skill to interact with external and internal customers of all levels; ability to influence, guide, and develop others.
  9. Critical Evaluation: ability to use logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems; ability to identify strengths and weakness of staff and team members and use the information to make improvements.
  10. Leadership: ability to monitor/assess performance of self, other individuals, or processes and make improvements or take corrective actions as necessary; ability to use good judgment and initiative when making decisions; ability to perform under pressure and coordinate and manage support staff, resources, curricula, etc.
  11. Technology: ability to use various software systems, intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft office products, proficiency in standard office equipment and tools to complete job requirements, submit reports, and to eliminate administrative tasks, empower employees, and meet other needs of the organization.


  1. Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field required.
  2. Minimum of five years of progressive fundraising experience with demonstrated fundraising accomplishments.
  3. Supervisory experience in a nonprofit organization preferred.
  4. Strong written and verbal communication skills, professional appearance, and ability to effectively work with diverse board members, prospective major donors, and community members.
  5. Highly computer literate, with some database management experience.
  6. Strong project management skills, coupled with attention to detail, and a demonstrated ability to effectively manage competing priorities.
  7. Requires knowledge and experience in budgeting and financial management.
  8. Driver’s license, auto insurance, safe driving record, and access to a vehicle.
  9. Knowledge of planned giving and its complexities (estate planning, tax laws, wills, trusts, etc.) strongly preferred but not required.

Lanakila Pacific is an equal opportunity employer. As part of our mission, we strongly encourage individuals with challenges or disabilities to apply.

Interested candidates please contact:

Kathryn K Inkinen

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