Conservation Leadership Development Program Member

Nov 09 2023
Kupu |Kahului|Full Time, $16.00 / hour
Category: Environmental
Job Description

EŌ Maui Positions Webpage: https://www.kupuhawaii​.org/eo-maui/

Application link:​06



The Conservation Leadership Development Program (CLDP) has been developed for individuals who are looking for an intensive entry-level experience in preparation for a career in the conservation field. We welcome recent high school graduates, working young adults, and recent college graduates to apply to the program. Members are selected to serve at a single host site that best matches the individual’s interests. Applicants must be comfortable serving in rugged environments, and be able to perform physically demanding duties.


TYPE OF WORK/HOST SITES: Through the CLDP, host sites typically only offer service in the conservation field; however, in response to the wildfires and the needs of the community, conservation leaders may also be placed with non-profit organizations that provide support to the impacted community. 

- Conservation service includes: land stewardship, reforestation, native plant management, sustainable agriculture, native wildlife management, fire mitigation, and more!

- Community support service includes: food production, resource distribution, service coordination, structure buildling, education, community outreach, and more! 


AVAILABILITY: There will be one or more positions on each of the following islands: Hawaiʿi Island, Kauaʿi, Maui, Molokaʿi, Oʿahu, American Samoa, Guam, and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (Rota and Saipan).

The number of positions and areas in which positions are available are subject to change. For a member to finish their term as scheduled, members will need to commit to 40 hours per pay period.



  • Be at least 17 years of age by program start date
  • Possess/be working towards high school diploma or equivalent
  • Have own housing and transportation
  • Pass a criminal history check
  • Meet the necessary physical and behavioral requirements



  • Members will be paid a fixed living stipend bi-weekly, this stipend is equivalent to $16.00 per hour
  • Education Award through Kupu’s largest supporter, AmeriCorps: Half Time Term = $3,447.50 and Full Time Term = $6,895.00
  • Medical insurance benefits available 
  • Service Trip to remote/pristine conservation sites across Hawaiʻi / Previous Service Trips have included Kahoʻolawe, Kiholo Bay, Kaʻehu Bay and more!
  • Opportunity to gain experience with leading conservation experts and community leaders
  • The opportunity to protect our natural resources and make a positive impact in your community!



Applications will only be considered if submitted through Kupu's official website:

Direct EŌ Maui Application Link:


Please note that you will need to upload your resume and list two job references. Upon submitting your application, please notify your job references that they will be receiving an email containing a link to complete an electronic reference form. It is your responsibility that these forms are submitted; please be sure to allow enough time for your references to complete the online reference form.