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Conservation Leadership Development Program (CLDP) – 

Year Long Position

 

APPLICATION FORM


ABOUT KUPU
Established in 2007, Kupu empowers future generations to create a more sustainable, pono Hawai'i.  We provide hands-on training programs that educate and mentor youth to become stewards of our culture and environment, helping them develop a strong connection to the place in which we live.  In doing so, we strive to fulfill our mission to empower youth to serve their communities through character-building, service-learning, and environmental stewardship opportunities that encourage pono (integrity) with Ke Akua (God), self, and others.


PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The Conservation Leadership Development Program (CLDP) creates rigorous entry-level opportunities for young professionals that want to commit to a career in conservation.  Participants are placed at an environmental organization for about 11 months, where they assist with projects that equip them with skills and leadership opportunities to move ahead in their career.  In addition to gaining valuable insight in the conservation field, participants also receive a living allowance and an AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion.

This program is best suited for youth aged 17 and above.  Applicants must be comfortable in outdoor environments, and be able to perform physically demanding duties.

Program Dates:  October 2019 - August 2020 (approximately 11 months).  Exact start and end dates to be determined.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Before starting the application form, all applicants MUST READ the CLDP Year Long Position Description and Applicant Requirements.  If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact Kupu staff via email or phone.
  2. Click "Next Page" to continue filling out all portions of the application.  You are welcome to save your application and return to it later using the "Save my progress" link at the top or bottom of any page.  *Note: Only PDF or Word documents will be accepted for uploading your resume.
  3. When finished, click "Submit".  You will need to complete your electronic signature on the Final Review page, and then verify it via email.
  4. Lastly, please confirm with Kupu staff via phone or email that all parts of your application, including both reference forms, have been received by the deadline.

Your application will be considered incomplete until all parts have been received.  If you have any questions, please contact us at (808) 735-1221 ext. 2002 or conservation@kupuhawaii.org.


The priority deadline for this application is June 30, 2019.

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Contact Information

Your Legal First and Last Name should be identical to the one that appears on your federal government issued Photo ID (i.e., driver’s license, state ID, US passport, Lawful Permanent Resident card).

Your Legal First and Last Name should be identical to the one that appears on your federal government issued Photo ID (i.e., driver’s license, state ID, US passport, Lawful Permanent Resident card).



















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Referral Source


Location Preferences

Important:  Applicants are responsible for finding their own housing and transportation on the island where they serve.  Please keep this in mind when selecting your location preferences.


Which island are you most interested in serving on?  Rank your top choices in order of preference below.  Please do not repeat or duplicate any answers.







Position Preferences


Important:  Choose three types of positions that interest you most, in order of preference.  Your answers are important as they will help us match you with the appropriate host sites.  Please do not repeat or duplicate any answers.  

 

A written description of each type of position can be found here.





Short Answer Questions


These questions assist Kupu with gaining a deeper perspective about you.  Your answers should not exceed 2-3 paragraphs.







Resume and Two References

Important:  Your references will be receiving an email containing a web link to complete an electronic reference form once you submit this application.  If you are applying to multiple Kupu programs and will be using the same references for all of the applications you plan to submit, please let your references know in advance that they will need to fill out separate electronic forms for each program.  It is your responsibility to ensure these forms are submitted.  Your application will be considered incomplete until we can confirm receipt of your resume and BOTH reference forms.  

Guidelines for Selecting References:  Your references should come from professional sources.  This could be a coach, employer, teacher, groups you have volunteered with, or anyone who has known you in a professional capacity for at least three months.  References cannot include immediate family members or close friends.  The individuals you list should be able to speak to your personal and professional attributes.  It is also very important that you have your reference's proper email address, and that it is typed in correctly below.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 808-735-1221 ext. 2002 or conservation@kupuhawaii.org





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Qualified applicants with disabilities who can perform the essential functions of the position are encouraged to apply.  
Kupu is committed to making reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis.


To become more sustainable, Kupu will send digital notifications regarding your application status.  If you prefer physical copies, please contact us.