HYCC/EŌ Maui Team Member

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

TEAM MEMBER Eō Maui 2023 Position Description 




The HYCC Eō Maui Teams Program is designed for young adults who are interested in exploring conservation and education. It is an outdoor experience in which individuals serve together as teams to complete rigorous hands-on fieldwork at their designated host site.



No prior experience is necessary; however, the program is outdoors, service-based, and will be physically demanding. A positive attitude, an interest in learning, curiosity about interpreting nature, physical and behavioral ability*, and a desire to serve on outdoor projects is required. Although program activities are diverse, the majority of time is dedicated to invasive species removal.


Participants will serve as a team during the term and learn about natural resource management by taking part in service projects and intense conservation activities by the various conservation and government organizations. Members will serve with experts in various fields and gain life skills that will aid them in school and beyond.


While scheduling varies depending on the host site, HYCC members 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.


As an AmeriCorps member, applicants cannot exceed the maximum allowable terms as set forth by the Corporation for National Community Service. To find out the current regulations regarding eligibility, please visit the AmeriCorps website.


*Kupu is committed to making reasonable accommodations upon request for those with disabilities. For details, please contact Kupu at 808-735-1221 x2001. 



  • Members will be paid a fixed living stipend bi-weekly, this stipend is equivalent to $16.00 per hour 
  • Education Award – provided through Kupu’s largest supporter, AmeriCorps: $3,697.50
  • Opportunity to serve in unique and beautiful places. 
  • Valuable hands-on learning and awareness of environmental issues. 
  • Opportunity to meet professionals and potential employers who work in fields related to resource and cultural management and conservation.
  • And most of all, the opportunity to protect Hawaii’s natural resources and make a positive impact in your 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