E Ola Ka ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi | The Hawaiian Language Shall Live

Employment Opportunities

ʻAha Pūnana Leo started as a grassroots effort with the sole purpose of reviving ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi. We have served as a grounding source of vitality, inspiration, and leadership for indigenous language revitalization in Hawai‘i for over 35 years. Our work is rooted in the Kumu Honua Mauli Ola Hawaiʻi in nurturing the bright, inquisitive minds of our youngest haumāna and their ʻohana through our educational pathway. Today, ʻAha Pūnana Leo serves as a local, national and international model for language revitalization.

ʻAha Pūnana Leo has been at the forefront of creating and changing legislation in Hawaii and the U.S. and even helped to lift a 90-year ban on teaching Hawaiian in schools. We continue to advocate for other indigenous populations while raising awareness about the importance of native languages and culture.

We are committed to ensuring that the Hawaiian Language continues to live and thrive. Our mission of “E hoʻoulu i ke kaiaʻōlelo Hawaiʻi no ko Hawaiʻi nei i mau aku ʻo Hawaiʻi he ʻāina Aloha” (To drive and inspire change to ensure a living Hawaiian language in Hawaiʻi and beyond) coupled with our vision of “E Ola Ka ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi” (The Hawaiian Language shall live) are at the core of the many initiatives and milestones the ʻAha Pūnana Leo is bringing to fruition. We are searching for talented individuals who are innovative and passionate to join our organization and expand the ʻolelo Hawaiʻi reach.

NOTE: For positions listed below, click on this link to download our fillable .pdf application and submit it along with a copy of your resume via fax (808-969-7512) or via email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Facilities and Administration Manager
Puʻuhonu, Hilo, Hawaiʻi
Responsible for the development and continual assessment and improvement of the ʻAPL Sites and Facilities by promoting compliance and ensuring alignment with the ʻAPL Corporate Culture. Responsible for oversight of contracts and administrative duties and projects. Requires a Bachelors degree and 4 years of Hawaiian Language experience.

Executive Assistant
Puʻuhonu, Hilo, Hawaiʻi
Responsible for providing support to the Chief Operating Officer and the Executive Team. Requires 3 years of Hawaiian Language experience.

ʻAha Pūnana Leo is a honua Mauli Ola Hawaiʻi, and therefore, all aspects of Mauli Ola Hawaiʻi are expressed and practiced. For more information about the Kumu Honua Mauli Ola Philosophy, download a free .pdf here.

ʻAha Pūnana Leo is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, arrest and court record or any other protected category recognized by federal and state laws.