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Program Administrator

  2020-03-25     Palama Settlement     810 North Vineyard Blvd.  

POSITION: Program Administrator

STATUS: Full-time, Exempt


This position is at the Senior Administration level. The purpose of the position is to provide direct oversight of the agency’s program operation and related resources, consistent with the policies and procedures established by the Executive Director. This includes providing oversight of program staff, budgets, and program development and implementation. The Program Administrator is additionally involved in grant writing and oversight, ensuring that milestones, measurements, expenditures and reports are in compliance with the grant contracts.

The Program Administrator reports on program activities, improvements, concerns, and other related matters at regularly scheduled Program Managers’ Meetings and as requested, at meetings of the Board of Trustees, when held.


1. Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in social work or related field

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Two years’ experience in grant writing and awarding of grants.

  • Two years’ experience in budget development and monitoring

  • 3 to 4 years of experience working with at-risk populations in social services/work, community organization, or related field, 1 to 2 years of which should be in an administrative capacity.

  • Proficiency in the use of computers, word processing data tracking, and relevant software.

2. Desirable Basic Work Skills

  • Able to work flexible hours, some evenings and weekends.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the philosophy and operation of a community-based social-service non-profit agency.

  • Experience with developing, tracking and reporting on program performance indicators/outcomes

3. Criminal background clearance conducted for all conditional offers of employment

  • Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center

  • National Sex Offender Public Registry

  • National Criminal History Database


  • Medical Insurance, Drug, Vision and Dental

  • 401k Retirement Plan

  • Vacation and Sick Leave

  • Paid Holidays

  • FREE Parking


Palama Settlement is a private non-profit, community-based social service agency serving the Kalihi-Palama-Liliha communities for over 100 years (Est. 1896). The agency offers wide range of educational, recreational, athletic, cultural, social, health, and community building programs and services for children, youth, adults, and senior citizens. The major part of our efforts are serving less fortunate, disfranchised, and low marginal income families. Our activities and programs are designed to prevent juvenile delinquency, acclimate and motivate youngster to stay in school and succeed, and strengthen families.

Our mission is to partner with those who have the greatest needs in our community, empowering them to enhance their well-being through education, health and recreation.

Do not contact this company in solicitation of any product or service.

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