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The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business needs.

As a condition of employment with the State of Hawai‘i , each qualified candidate who has been given a conditional offer of employment must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination by his/her/their employment start date. A reasonable accommodation will be provided if requested by a candidate and it is determined through an interactive process that pregnancy, a qualifying disability, or a sincerely held religious belief prevents the candidate from receiving a COVID-19 vaccination.

HTA Brand Manager (Closing Date: Fri., June 10, 2022)

 

Position No.:

107920

Job Type:

Full-Time, Exempt, Non-Civil Service

Salary:

Salary Commensurate with Experience

Division/Agency:

Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)

Location:

Honolulu, Hawaii

Note:

Relocation costs will not be paid

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The incumbent of this position has the responsibility of overseeing initiatives and programs for assigned projects and programs related to destination management; planning and organizing tourism-related market research; and preparing current and long-range plans on matters concerning the development of a regenerative tourism model for the State of Hawai‘i.  As directed by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority Strategic Plan: 2020-2025, initiatives and programs benefitting Hawai‘i ‘s tourism.

The HTA Brand Manager:

  • Assists the Senior Brand Manager in working with communities, nonprofits, government agencies, and other stakeholders to: (a) identify impacted natural resources; (b) develop and track sustainable efforts to preserve such areas; and (c) maintain or increase funding for improving and managing tourism-impacted natural and cultural sites.
  • Assists the Senior Brand Manager with implementation of programs including those related to Hawaiian culture, natural resources, community, and branding.
  • Interfaces with the HTA’s marketing partners to ensure that: (a) they are thoroughly briefed on HTA’s current and long-range plans on matters concerning the development of a regenerative tourism model for the State of Hawaii; (b) HTA’s marketing partners are encouraged and supported in their efforts to meet the requirements of HTA’s plans; (c) Hawaii receives optimum representation in the market.
  • Actively monitors the effectiveness of the marketing initiatives that are initiated by the HTA’s marketing partners’ strategies, with an understanding of current market trends as they relate to HTA’s stakeholders (Hawaiian and multicultural communities, industry, government agencies and visitors).
  • Responsible for the management and oversight of assigned contracts which include, but is not limited to, tracking, monitoring, and reporting on deliverables and other related contractual obligations.

  MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 1. Knowledge: 

  • General knowledge and understanding of the Hawaiian culture, natural resources, community programs, and branding.
  • Experience with project management; communication principles; principles and practices of writing business and strategic plans, proposals and project/program evaluations; and knowledge and application of culturally sensitive issues as they relate to the tourism industry and Hawai‘i.
  • General knowledge and understanding of the Hawaiian language, Hawaiian history, and the Hawaiian communities; Hawaii’s multicultural communities; social, economic, and cultural aspects of Hawaii’s visitor industry; project management; communication principles.
  • General knowledge and understanding of travel industry management, business administration, research, planning, and statistical analysis work.
  • Work experience should demonstrate experience in research, writing, and legislative matters.
  • Must be knowledgeable and competent in the utilization of technology, social media, and other emerging communication platforms as it relates to the dissemination of information and research findings.

2. Skills/Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to gather various facts, recognize and analyze issues and problems, and recommend solutions to complex and sensitive problems or situations.
  • Ability to analyze, organize and draft comprehensive marketing plans, programs, and recommendations. Ability to review, analyze, evaluate, and critique tourism marketing plans and public relations campaigns, including the ability to make recommendations for the effective implementation of such plans and campaigns. Ability to interpret and analyze contract terms and provisions. 
  • Possesses effective and satisfactory oral and written communication skills. Able to conduct presentations before individuals and private and public groups. 
  • Ability to maintain a multi-task-oriented workload and deal tactfully with stakeholders and others. 
  • Ability to deal tactfully with employees and others. Must possess the ability to deal satisfactorily with workers and operating personnel and to recognize operational problems within the staff organizational structure.

3. Education:

A bachelor’s degree from a four (4)-year accredited college or university with major study in travel industry management, business administration, marketing, communications, management, or a related field. Subject to review by the HTA Chief Brand Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and the HTA President and Chief Executive Officer, work experience may be used as a substitute for education.

 4. Experience:

Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in one (1) or any combination of professional work experience in travel industry management, event production and promotion, communications, management, advertising, or marketing. The HTA Chief Brand Officer, HTA Chief Administrative Officer and HTA President and Chief Executive Officer may allow any substitution for experience.

5Required Licenses, Certificates, etc.:
Valid and Current Hawai‘i Driver’s License

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CLOSING DATE: FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2022 

Cover Letter and Resume Accepted by Email to: [email protected]

No phone calls.

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business needs.

 

HTA Procurement Manager (Closing Date: Mon., Feb. 14, 2022)

 

Position No.:

121057

Job Type:

Full-Time, Exempt, Non-Civil Service

Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Division/Agency:

Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)

Location:

Honolulu, Hawaii

Note:

Relocation costs will not be paid

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position is responsible for managing the procurement functions and activities of the organization. This includes, but is not limited to, conducting market research, determining proper procurement methods, developing bid documents, leading procurement activities, and preparing, processing, and tracking all contracts executed by the HTA to ensure contracts are in compliance with all State, Federal, and County laws, policies, and procedures. This position may serve as the Procurement Officer for the HTA and may interact directly with the State Procurement Office (SPO) in matters related to procurement on behalf of the HTA. This position is responsible for the development and delivery of training programs and material related to procurement.

RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge:

Knowledge of procurement laws, policies, and procedures for the State of Hawaii.

Skills/Abilities:

Ability to read, comprehend, and apply written directions; communicate effectively with others orally and in writing; maintain effective working relationships with others; and maintain a multi-task oriented workload.

Education:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in the areas of business, law, or similar areas of discipline. Excess work experience as described below under Experience or any other progressively responsible administrative, professional, or other analytical work experience that provided knowledge, skills, and abilities comparable to those acquired in four (4) years of successful study while completing a college or university curriculum leading to a baccalaureate degree with the course work previously cited may be substituted for the required education on a year-to-year basis.

Experience:

Three (3) years of specialized experience in governmental procurement, preparing and processing contracts, specifications, and related legal instruments or notices requiring the knowledge and application of pertinent State, Federal, and County laws, policies, and procedures.

Required Licenses, Certificates, etc.:

Valid and Current Hawai‘i Driver’s License

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CLOSING DATE: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2022

Cover Letter and Resume Accepted by Email to: [email protected]

No phone calls.

The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business needs.

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