HNHP - Hawaii Nurses & Healthcare Professionals

Hawaii Nurses & Healthcare Professionals

Executive Director

Based in Honolulu, HI


The Executive Director is HNHP’s chief administrative officer and management agent who leads the staff, in coordination with the HNHP President, to ensure implementation of the full scope of policies, procedures, and programs approved and adopted by the HNHP Board of Directors. In collaboration with the President and Officers, the Executive Director assists with the development and manages an annual organizational budget and is accountable to the Board of Directors for the long term financial and fiscal health and sustainability of HNHP. The Executive Director provides general supervision of the labor relations consultants, assets and real property owned by HNHP.

The Executive Director is responsible for planning and executing strategic priorities that elevate the professional and economic status and advancement of Hawaii Nurses and Healthcare Professionals, empowers Hawaii’s health care professionals to be strong advocates for HNHP members and patients throughout Hawaii; creates high quality and safe work environments; improves both the delivery of and access to safe, affordable, high quality healthcare for all residents of Hawaii; and increases union growth through organizing and engaging members across the state in all membership categories.


  • Institutional Leadership – exercise inclusive and decisive leadership to advance the mission and vision of HNHP in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Long Range Planning – maintain focus on the strategic goals and priorities established by systematic and strategic planning processes.
  • Organizational Effectiveness and Accountability – implement the policies, services and programs of the HNHP and drive for continuous improvement, utilizing data and measurement to ensure effectiveness and efficiency of HNHP programs and services.
  • Staff Relations – serve as chief of staff and provide leadership for staff commitment to HNHP policy; assign staff resources to projects as necessary; coordinate, direct and evaluate the work of HNHP employees, delegate work to labor relations consultants as needed to ensure high standards of service behalf of HNHP members; and builds effective relationships with Board of Directors and the Board of Advisors. Create a culture of transparency and communication throughout the organization and address internal and external challenges to protect business interest. Ensure that programs and services reflect the diversity of membership and the community served.
  • Corporate Management – advise and facilitate the development of the HNHP budget; administer and monitor the budget; oversee compliance with legal and regulatory requirements; evaluate and manage risk; and ensure the proper management of all assets, property owned and leased by HNHP.

To be considered for this position, the applicant must be prepared to share and validate a record of personal achievements in the following competency areas.

Interpersonal Effectiveness/Communication
An effective communicator who has excelled in building successful relationships. Has an established record of fostering teamwork and consensus, effectively managing conflict, provoking creative problem-solving and risk taking, and is inclusive of diverse individual and cultural perspectives.

Business Knowledge
Possesses a record of long-term financial planning, managing finances and resources, and providing accurate information and guidance to governing boards. Has a record of creating fiscal soundness, sustainability, and resource stewardship and the ability to manage and promote new technology, tools, and business practices to enhance HNHP’s interests. Has a record of guiding transformative decisions in challenging and uncertain times. Utilizes data to make well informed choices that produce desired outcomes, perceives the implication of decisions. Promulgates accountability among staff by defining roles and responsibilities to ensure organizational goals are met.

A passionate nursing and healthcare advocate with a proven record of organizational leadership, who understands the central role healthcare professionals play in leading change in their profession. A visionary leader who has confidently engaged others to be proactive in creating the future they desire.
Evidence of success in achieving desired outcomes when leading organizational innovation and change; a courageous leader who has shown organizational savvy and flexibility in confronting and adapting to challenging and changing political/organizational realities. Capable and willing to voice respectful and effective dissent when and where appropriate.

A seasoned leader who preferably has experience managing effectively in a unionized environment. An organizer with a solid grasp of the appropriate role that staff play in building member power. A proven ability to grow a membership base. Has a demonstrated, successful record of attracting and motivating highly talented staff and is highly skilled at coaching and mentoring others. Has success in building and maintaining effective coalition partnerships.

Member Focus
A leader who values healthcare professionals and is focused on member needs. Someone who believes in member engagement, trust, and loyalty, and who is committed to fostering strong relationships between HNHP and its members. An experienced leader who has successfully demonstrated the ability to implement high quality programs and services that bring value to members. Demonstrated experience in using data to identify additional ways to offer value to members’ professional practice and careers. An influential leader who understands membership and is able to expand the membership base, has effectively led innovative strategies, programs, initiatives, and policies designed to attract and increase new membership. Has the ability to create collaborative relationships and partnerships with local, county and state governments, as well as community groups and organizations.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college is required.
  • A minimum of 3 years of union executives management experience in positions of increasing responsibility.
  • Background in labor advocacy and collective bargaining experience.
  • Experience working in a member-based organization, reporting to and advising a board of directors preferred.
  • Experience in public policy, labor advocacy, collective bargaining and social justice activism, especially as related to healthcare/nurse union is desired.


  • Attorney licensed to practice in the State of Hawaii
  • Attorney licensed to practice
  • Degree in business and labor related studies from an accredited college is preferred
  • License to practice nursing in any state

Please submit résumé to: info@hnhp.org.

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