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Food Program Manager (F/T - Honolulu)

Seeking a talented professional to manage the state-wide Child Care Food Program from our offices in Honolulu. This position oversees program operations and recruits and trains employees and child care providers.  The Food Program Manager works in partnership with the Hawaii Children Nutrition Programs of the State Department of Education, the Navy’s Child Development Center and the Marine’s Family Child Care Center, amongst others.

Candidates for the Food Program Manager position must be friendly, professional, organized, a strong supervisor, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and have access to an insured vehicle to travel to various locations. Minimum requirements include proficiency in Microsoft Office, knowledge in childhood nutrition, and leadership skills. Candidates must have a BA in nutrition, early education, or related field, and two to four years of supervisory experience.  Experience working in the fields of nutrition or early education and care, and who possess experience with training adults is highly preferred. 

The position is slated to start in August/September 2014.

Click here for Job Description in full in PDF format.

If interested please send resume and cover letter explaining how you meet the job requirements outlined in the job description to:

David Okumura
Associate Director
560 North Nimitz Hwy #218
Honolulu, HI  96817
Fax: (808) 839-1799

If you have questions regarding the job qualifications or duties, please feel free to direct your questions to the same.

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 Job Description in full 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

PATCH Trainer (Part Time)-- ALL ISLANDS

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.


PATCH is pleased to announce we have been voted one of Hawaii Business Magazine's Best Places to Work 2011.


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.