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Kauai Coordinator (F/T - Kauai)


PATCH is seeking a resourceful, creative, hardworking, self-directed individual who works well with diverse populations and organizations. The Coordinator is responsible for the management of the Kauai office and staff, and the coordination of services in Kauai, including contractual obligations, public relations, and community representation.


- Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or related field. Two years of experience in a related field may equal one year of college level education.
- At least four (4) years of experience in early child care or related field.
- Knowledge of parenting and community child care issues and resources.
- At least two (2) years of experience supervising people and projects.
- Must be knowledgeable in most Microsoft Office products.
- Possesses a valid Hawaii's driver's license, no-fault insurance, and access to an insured automobile. The employee is required to use their personal vehicle and must be willing to travel to various locations, including neighbor islands, to perform the above mentioned duties.
- Knowledge of the State's child care licensing requirements preferred.The position is full-time and includes benefits.

If interested, please send your resume, three professional references and cover letter explaining how you meet EACH of the job specifications stated above to:

David Okumura
Associate Director

560 N. Nimitz Hwy, Suite 218
Honolulu, Hawaii  96817

Or send email to Rani Thornsbury, Human Resources Director:

Provider Resource & Referral Specialist (F/T - Honolulu)

Main duties are providing child care referral information to clients, performing follow-up calls to child care providers to update their information in an online database, and providing technical assistance. Requires “active listening” and counseling regarding child care options and the child care profession. Provides consumer education to families about quality child care and conducts follow up calls to clients. Also includes general receptionist duties.

Assists recruitment and referral staff, connects providers and families to community resources, photocopies, collates and distributes information, attends outreach events to promote PATCH services, and oversees preparation and mailing of Annual Provider Survey to all child care providers, statewide.

Requires relating to people in a friendly and professional manner with basic customer service and good verbal and written communication skills, computer and typing skills, ability to multi-task and attention to details, knowledge of parenting and child care issues. Knowledge of state child care licensing process is preferred.  Associates degree in early childhood education or related field at minimum. Experience as a child care provider preferred.

Must be able to work in a busy office environment and with minimal supervision.

Click here for a full job description in PDF format.

If interested please send resume and cover letter to:

Jordana Ferreira
Oahu Coordinator
560 North Nimitz Hwy #218
Honolulu, HI  96817


Fax: (808) 839-1799

Preschool Open Doors Program Specialist I (F/T - Honolulu)

Seeking a resourceful, hard working, self-directed individual to join our Preschool Open Doors project which helps low-income families to pay for preschool.

Review, monitor and track applications for preschool subsidies, respond to questions from clients via phone, email and in person, process and verify client income eligibility, access databases and process payments.

Must have excellent customer service skills, computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office, be attentive to detail, and have excellent oral and written communication skills.Must be able to pass a criminal background check. Knowledge of early childhood education and care issues, particularly relating to preschools is preferred.

Requires High School Diploma or equivalent, and experience in communicating and working with people,phone and e-mail etiquette, customer service and casework administration.

This position includes benefits and the full-time regular hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with occasional overtime and weekend hours.

To apply, please send RESUME and COVER LETTER to:
Jim Eberle
POD Program Manager
560 N Nimitz Hwy, Ste 218
Honolulu, HI 96817

Fax: (808) 694-3072

PATCH Trainer (Part Time)-- Maui, Molokai, Kona (Big Island) and Hilo (Big Island)

The PATCH Training Program seeks an experienced individual to teach child care training classes.

Minimum of an Associates degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field required.  Previous experience in child care setting and training adults required. On-call position.  Must be able to work flexible hours, have excellent communication skills, and have a valid drivers license with clean driving abstract and access to an insured vehicle.

This position is part-time, and will require evening and weekend hours.

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to the relevant Island Coordinator at the address listed here.

For further details contact the relevant island Coordinator by phone or email.  Please see our staff directory here for details .

PATCH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Listed jobs are full-time unless otherwise stated. Any interested applicant must submit a resume and a cover letter stating your interest and detailing how you meet the minimum requirements of the position. For further information about any particular position, please email, or call 839-1789 or the number listed.