Job Opportunities


At Aloha United Way, we are determined to build a better, more connected community for all. We work efficiently and collaboratively to develop effective solutions to our communities most pressing issues. We believe that each of us has the ability to create significant change in our community and that we have the ability to inspire others to do so as well. 

Our team is the heart and soul of our company and every experience that we provide to our donors, our partner agencies and our community.  Employees are empowered and encouraged to think creatively and outside of the box in all that we do to make a positive impact. We are a place that is continually evolving and where motivated, passionate and caring employee’s thrive.  Our culture embraces people’s diverse perspectives and creates a positive environment where everyone belongs.

If you’re seeking a work environment that values your passion, new perspectives and a desire to make a positive impact in our community, and looking for a place that encourages big thinkers and fresh ideas, then you’re someone we want.  Interested candidates should fill out the employment application and submit it along with your resume and a detailed cover letter to We offer excellent benefits to our staff which include:

  • Medical, Vision, Dental, Prescription drug & Flex Spending benefits
  • Group Life & Long-Term Care insurances
  • Short-term & Long-term disability benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) Plans -vacation, sick & holidays
  • Civic Duty and Military Leaves
  • Parking or Bus Pass
  • Business Perks & Discounts
  • Tuition Discounts at accredited universities

“Aloha United Way's Mission is to bring resources, organizations, and people together to advance the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community.  Core Values are the foundation by which we operate.  Employees at Aloha United Way have identified two sets of Values - Accountability/Transparency, Integrity, Respect, Trust & Compassion, and Excellence in Customer Service & Collaborative Solution-Seeking that reflect essential elements necessary for a productive, successful organization and work environment."

Executive Assistant & Special Projects

Job Summary: Provides executive administrative and special projects support under the direct supervision of the President  & CEO. Must be a detail-oriented, confident, motivated and collaborative individual who exhibits professionalism in all interactions and communications and maintains a high standard for quality of work. Ability to anticipate requirements on behalf of the President  & CEO and meet all qualifications with minimal management and oversight.

The Executive Assistant interacts with the AUW executive management team and staff, AUW Board directors, staff from United Way network organizations, local business, government and nonprofit leadership, and other key constituents.

Essential Duties/Functions:

  • Manage all scheduling requests affecting the President  & CEO’s calendar, including compiling and/or providing any information and materials relevant to the meetings.
  • Frequent and continuous communication with internal/external stakeholders including C-suite business executives, government leadership, nonprofit leadership and Board members. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from donors, vendors, and the general public as a representative of the President  & CEO’s office.
  • Compose and proofread correspondence including letters, memos, emails, and other documents using proper grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Serve as staff support for the Board of Directors and committees as assigned, ensuring appropriate records of such meetings are documented and maintained. Prepare agenda and take minutes of board meetings, proofread documents, write reports, and handle business correspondence. Manage meeting logistics.
  • Manage corporate and donor acknowledgements for leadership, major gifts and Tocqueville donations exceeding $1,000 or more.
  • Maintenance of organization files including Andar donor database, primary documents and historical records including files related to the Board, Committees, contractors and funding sources.
  • Coordinate with the department head from conception to clean up on events including, but not limited to Board and Committee meetings, staff meetings, Tocqueville Society and Leadership events, Women United events and the Annual Spirit of Community Awards Recognition Luncheon.  
  • Coordinate travel arrangements, ensuring completion of all travel requests, flex credit reimbursement and expense report pursuant to AUW’s travel policy for President  & CEO.
  • Complete expense reports.
  • Screen and direct incoming calls and visitors.
  • Document filing and management.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree strongly preferred
  • Minimum of five (3-5) years of experience providing business and administrative support, including supporting an executive or C-suite level manager.
  • Work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • A valid driver's license and vehicle

Desired Skills and Characteristics

  • Exceptional organizational skills, ability to juggle and reprioritize multiple projects and drive toward deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to exercise sound and independent judgment
  • Ability to anticipate issues and plan accordingly
  • Maintains confidentiality and discretion
  • Exceptional customer service orientation and proper telephone skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office with expertise in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Ability to operate audiovisual equipment – conference phone system, video monitor, and video conferencing
  • Ability to learn and interface with other applications such as CRM and databases
  • Professional appearance  


Director, Major Gifts

Job Summary: This position reports to the Vice President of Fundraising & Major Gifts. Primary responsibility includes managing the overall success of the Major Gifts Campaign which includes Tocqueville Society and Legacy/Planned Giving donors.  Works closely with the VP to develop strategies, programs and campaigns, is responsible for successful execution to achieve revenue goals, and accomplishes this through sustained growth and development of Aloha United Way’s donor base.

Essential Duties/Functions:

  • Assists the VP of Fundraising and Major Gifts and campaign team to develop fundraising strategies and tools, set goals, develop timetables and work plans for a successful major gifts campaign.
  • Tocqueville Society: Plans, organizes, provides direct support and management of Tocqueville Society members and activities including projects, special initiatives and special event fundraisers. Provides timely and excellent one-on-one donor-centric or customer service to Tocqueville Society members to ensure their satisfaction with the donation/designation process.
  • Legacy Society: Assists with creating, implementing and monitoring of a sustainable Legacy Giving Program.
  • Creates a recruitment & retention plan for Tocqueville Society and affinity groups and works in conjunction with VP of Fundraising and Major Gifts and the marketing director to provide materials, event logistics and media relations.
  • Develops and maintains databases and financial tracking systems for Tocqueville Society and Legacy Society. Monitors and manages reports of Tocqueville and Legacy pledges and special events submitting internal reports as required on a timely basis.
  • Anticipates Tocqueville and Legacy Society donor needs and requirements, identifies and implements strategies to address these, successfully engages and collaborates with other AUW departments as required to support those strategies. 
  • Assists in all Aloha United Way initiatives, projects and events as needed and serves on various committees as requested.

Other Duties/Functions:

  • During campaign season and as needed, assists with campaign functions.
  • Attend campaign meetings and special events
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a major in business administration, communications, or related field. 
  • Minimum of five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in fund development soliciting major gifts or nonprofit related experience, including at least one (1) year in communications or marketing or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Experience working with volunteers and knowledge of nonprofit operations preferred. 
  • Must have experience as an advance user of excel and knowledge in ANDAR (or fundraising software) preferred.
  • Excellent skills in relationship management, team building, problem-solving, public speaking and executive presentation. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to interface with high level donors, volunteers, CEOs and senior management. Able to work independently, takes initiative and be self-motivated.
  • A valid driver's license and vehicle

Information & Referral Specialist, 2-1-1

Job Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Program Manager, provides phone and clerical services for AUW-211.

Essential Duties/Functions:

  • Answer incoming calls and provides information and referrals to the appropriate providers.
  • Completes data entry of caller log screens which record clients’ requests, referrals made and unmet services requested.
  • Administers quality assurance checks by performing client follow-up, with a sample of callers, to ensure clients receive appropriate services that are effective.  Offer additional assistance, if necessary.
  • Deliver feedback to the Program Manager and/or VP of Community Impact, which can include recommendation for addition or deletion of services identified in the referral process.
  • Supports a positive team environment through active participation in team-related activities.

Other Duties/Functions:

  • Occasionally assists with campaign functions.
  • Performs data entry on updates and new resources.
  • Occasionally assists with bulk mailings, telephone outreach for program projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirements:

  • Good communication/interpersonal skills helpful.
  • Graduation from high school or GED.
  • Previous working experience in customer service, or with telephones and/or computers helpful. 
  • Previous working experience in nonprofit helpful but not required.
  • Previous working experience in a team environment desired.
PRIMARY PURPOSE: Under the general direction of the VP of Community Impact, administers all incoming grants (or contracts) and foundation gifts received by AUW. Manages subcontractor relationships and provides direct oversight for required compliance, reporting, and performance standards, all while administering the day-to-day grant activities.
  • Maintains all grant and subcontractor files and acts as the primary point of contact.
  • Monitors and audits subcontractors on annual basis or as needed.
  • Validate and approves reimbursements that are submitted by subcontractors.
  • Maintain sufficient records to enable relevant agencies to determine whether subcontractors are adhering to regulatory requirements.
  • Provides leadership and acts as a knowledge resource to subcontractors in regards to the program compliance, reporting, and performance standards.
  • Coordinates, reviews, and develops reports in timely manner on program activities and expenditures as required by federal government or other agencies.
  • Provides technical assistance and training to subcontractors. Investigates and responds to subcontractor concerns.
  • Stays abreast of best practices and changes in areas relevant to the grants.
  • Reports to federal government or other agencies as required.
  • Communicates with and maintains positive relations with grant funders.
  • Maintains grant files and related documentation assuring records are kept up to date.
  • Conducts in-depth analysis of grant agreements in order to track and meet critical deadlines of deliverables and all matters of compliance.
  • Collaborates with Finance to manage and track expenditures as required by funders.
  • Conducts detailed research regarding grant opportunities from various funding sources and advises the VP on the most valuable opportunities.
  • Provides input to the collaborative grant proposal process based on in-depth research and analysis of the grant opportunities.
  •  Analyzes and organizes the necessary data for the submission of grant proposals, manages the submission process, and drafts or assists with proposal development and relevant reporting.
  • Manages grant submission, management, and reporting website accounts.
  • Supports implementation of grant-funded programming.
  • Collaborates with Marketing to increase visibility of grant-funded initiatives.
  • Drafts grants-related content for website and various internal and external documents.
  • Reports on program outcomes as required.
  • Tracks foundation gifts and reports outcomes as required. Administrative support for Community Impact:
  • Backup support for key department functions as assigned.
  • Organizes, prepares, attends, facilitates, and reports on meetings as required.
  • Assists with programs, services and projects as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as required.
Indoors in air-conditioned office. Use of own car to attend meetings or functions at off-site locations.
Equipment Use: Frequent use of printers, copiers and other standard office equipment. Frequent use of personal computer and automated telephone system with phone messaging. Occasional use of FAX machine, file cabinets and hand truck.
Work Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Additional hours will be required on an as-needed basis.
Mental Demands: Duties require performing a variety of duties applying a wide range of procedures and rules. Continuous to frequent use of mathematical ability as well as review and interpret reports and graphs, with continuous use of attention to detail, concentration, alertness, judgment, discretion and analytical skills for budget proposals, audits, spreadsheets, final allocations, schedule of payments, cash flow statements, quarterly reports, revised budgets. Access to and use of confidential data where discretion is of utmost importance. Understand program, agency, community outcomes information and its application in fund distribution.
Physical Demands: Frequent to continuous sitting and talking. Able to reach, stoop, handle and lift 25 lbs when accessing materials from storage and transporting. Frequent handling, fingering, inputting and retrieving information via computer and reports. Must be able to visually check for completion and accuracy, and to retrieve and transmit information.
Communication Demands: Frequent and continuous oral and written communication with internal and external customers to retrieve, clarify, initiate, disseminate, instruct, confirm, verify or recommend actions. Occasional training and giving instructions. Continuous use of writing skill for correspondence, meeting preparation, reports, etc. Proficiency with presentation skills both one-on-one and publicly. Requires the use of courtesy, tact, and discretion.
Skills/Knowledge: Ability to interact positively and develop and maintain a level of confidence with community stakeholders. Program management required; preferably managing federal grants. Ability to work independently as well as the ability to actively contribute as a team member. Broad knowledge of grants management, grant writing, and funding sources highly desirable.
Education/Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree or major in human services or related field preferred. Minimum of three (3) years of project management experience; preferably with a non-profit organization. Experience in federal grant administration and oversight required. Experience working with multiple subcontractors is required. Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, ever changing environment. Must have a proactive, positive attitude and be comfortable working in a fast paced, growth-oriented environments.