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Currently available:

Membership and Events Manager

The Membership and Events Manager functions as a member of the philanthropy team, and will be tasked with supporting the mission of Honolulu Civil Beat.  Reporting to the Director of Philanthropy, the Membership and Events Manager will play an essential role in efforts to communicate the value of Civil Beat to readers and prospective donors through in-person engagement opportunities.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Strengthen Civil Beat’s overall standing in the local community by building strategic partnerships with organizations, individuals, and businesses.
    • Manage execution of public and member-exclusive events, including advance planning, logistics, and follow-up.
    • Manage event promotion and outreach campaigns.
    • Work collaboratively with an event consultant on a regular basis.
    • Serve as primary point of contact to all Civil Beat event partners.
  • Work collaboratively to develop and maintain the infrastructure for an individual giving program.
    • Manage donor stewardship, including but not limited to scheduling thank-you emails, member benefit fulfillment, answering phone calls and responding to emails.
    • Craft donor-centered messaging, including but not limited to email appeals for individual support, event descriptions, social media messages and engagement prompts.
    • Manage a donor database, including gift entry, reporting, and cleanup.
    • Establish strong relationships with current members through offline and online interaction.
    • Assist with developing innovative approaches to membership recruitment and retention.
  • Provide assistance with other administrative, business, and fundraising needs, including but not limited to offline and online marketing, audience engagement and analytics.


Desired attributes include a Bachelor’s degree, 3-5 years experience in events management and:

  • Background in fundraising strategy, donor-centered communications, and some technical knowledge of digital marketing practices and techniques.
  • Experience with fundraising database systems. Knowledge of Salesforce CRM a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced office environment.
  • Ability to drive and possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends, 2-3 times per month.
  • Understanding of news media and nonprofit organizations preferred.

Honolulu Civil Beat is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and encourages people from underrepresented communities to apply.

Please send your cover letter and resume to Questions? Call 808-738-6609.

Contract Columnists — Neighbor Islands

Civil Beat is looking for a columnists on neighbor islands who will help us expand our news coverage beyond Oahu.

We have immediate availability for writers on Maui.

These are freelance, contract positions, not staff jobs. We want someone who can commit to a regular column, preferably once a week but at least two times a month. We’re also open to more than one writer per island in order to achieve a weekly presence (two people each writing two columns, for instance).

Most importantly, we are not looking to do the same stories other media are doing. Topics might sometimes be the same — a county council issue, for instance — but we want writers who can get below the surface and provide a thoughtful or analytical approach to issues, people and events.

Excellent writing skills a must. Journalism experience preferred.

Please send a cover letter explaining who you are and why you’d be a good fit along with a resume and clips to Please specify in the subject line which island you are on.