Kūpuna Food Security Coordinator

About Us:

Founded in 2006, Mālama Kaua’i is a community-based, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that focuses on increasing local food production and access for Kaua‘i. We do this through a lens of resilience and sustainability, which leverages workforce and economic development efforts, partnerships and innovative programs to grow community capacity. 

Our Kūpuna Food Security Project is a contract running through October 2022 that provides food access outreach services and produce bag distributions to engage kūpuna and build awareness of resources to prevent hunger. There may be continued or expanded job opportunities for someone who performs well.

The Job:

The Kūpuna Food Access Coordinator works with dozens of partners across the island in scheduling and performing a wide variety of outreach and food distribution services. The part-time position is approximately 26 hours per week and located in our Lihue office. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Plan, organize, oversee and host weekly outreach events and produce bag distributions serving kūpuna across the island, targeting those who are low-income
  • Become a subject matter expert on programs addressing kūpuna food insecurity and build collaborations and partnerships between agencies
  • Participate in various statewide coalitions with other Food Access Coordinators and partners
  • Provide support to kūpuna who need help utilizing SNAP and DA BUX programs
  • Complete weekly and monthly data tracking and reporting
  • Develop social media content to engage the general public in building awareness of, and support, for kūpuna food security needs – including referrals to services
  • Work in collaboration with the Kaua“i Food Access Coordinator and Food Hub Coordinators where programs integrate and cross-over


  • A commitment to and passion for supporting our community with access to healthy local food
  • Deep knowledge of Kaua‘i, with work experience on the island in an administrative, event planning, social work, program administration, or similar field
  • Basic administrative and analytical abilities, including utilizing spreadsheets and performing data collection
  • Ability to remain highly organized and productive, and consistently meeting deadlines
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills for networking with various agencies and representing the organization in various capacities
  • A high level of comfort and experience using Zoom and Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Forms, Keynote)

Pay & Benefits:

Pay is $22/hr with a benefits package that includes discounts on local food, 10 paid holidays per calendar year, 401k w/matching, and a no-cost medical insurance plan that includes health, dental, vision and massage/chiropractic.

To Apply:

Send us a resume, professional references, and a cover letter answering the following questions to megan@malamakauai.org:

  • Why do you want to work for us, and what makes this work interesting to you?
  • What relevant experience and skills do you feel you bring to the table?
  • What does giving back to Kaua’i mean to you? What do you do to give back to Kauaʻi currently?
  • What type of job are you looking for? How many hours per week, doing what kind of work, at what pay range?