HYCC/EŌ Maui Team Leader

Nov 09 2023
Kupu |Makawao|Full Time, $20.00 / hour
Category: Environmental
Job Description

TEAM LEADER Eō Maui 2023 Position Description


The HYCC Eō Maui Teams Program is designed for young adults who are interested in exploring environmental work and education. It is an outdoor experience in which individuals serve together as teams to complete hands-on fieldwork at their designated host site.
The Team Leader’s (TL) primary responsibility is to maximize the learning experience of Team Members in a safe environment. TLs are responsible for fostering a supportive environment that is conducive to teamwork and learning while motivating, developing, disciplining, and overseeing the well-being of each Member. TL applicants must be comfortable working in rugged environments and be able to perform physically demanding work. See: physical and behavioral requirements below.*
TLs are required to check in with their Program Coordinator, keep a record of the team’s progress, ensure timesheets,and biweekly paperwork are turned in. While scheduling varies depending on the host site, Team Leaders are expected to serve an average of 40 hours a week, typically Monday through Friday, in some cases requiring weekends and evenings. Some duties may require extensive camping throughout the program depending on the needs of the host site. 
*Kupu is committed to making reasonable accommodations upon request for those with disabilities. For details, please contact Kupu at 808-735-1221 x2001.
● Hourly rate of $20/hour with fringe benefits, plus overtime as applicable, for a minimum of 40 hours per week. Opportunity to work in unique and beautiful places (program travel expenses paid for by the program).
● Training on leadership, safety and logistics, and program/fieldwork preparation; training with your team members.
● Valuable hands-on learning and awareness of environmental issues.
● Opportunity to meet supervisors and potential employers who work in fields related to resource and cultural management and conservation.
● Opportunity to be a positive role model and mentor to a team.
● And most of all, the opportunity to protect Hawaii’s natural resources and make a positive impact in this community.
APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS to be prepared during hiring: 
  1. Age - Applicants must be at least 21 years of age by December 4, 2023. Applicants between 17-20 years of age are referred to the Team Member application. 
  2. Experience – Applicants must have previous experience in one or more of the following fields: education, conservation/environmental fieldwork, being a leader/supervisor/mentor. 
  3. Driver’s License – Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and have the ability to transport a team safely in a company-provided van and/or truck. 
  4. Employment eligibility - Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. 
  5. Background Check/Driving History/Drug Test - Applicants are subject to a background check, review of driver history, and a drug test. All of which must meet Kupu’s terms for employment. 
  6. Housing/Transportation - Applicants must have their own personal housing and transportation arrangements on the island they are serving on. 
  7. Physical & Behavioral Requirements - Due to the nature of this program, the physical and behavioral demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


1. Experience as a field crew leader/supervisor 

2. An understanding of natural resource management issues and techniques 

3. Knowledge of the Hawaiian culture, language, and/or protocols in relation to the ‘aina, flora, and fauna 

4. Experience in planning and coordinating logistics and managing data 



1. Complete the Online Application The application can be filled out on our website at 

https://www.kupuhawaii.org/eo-maui/. Please read ALL instructions and answer questions honestly, accurately, and to the best of your ability. Applications must be received by the deadline. On the application, you will be asked to provide a resume and contact information for two references. 

2. References After you submit contact information for two references, your references will be prompted by email to submit an online form. It is the Applicants responsibility to ensure that all materials are received by the deadline.