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Ka‘ala Farm - Huakai Hawaii SOL Center program sustainable outdoor learning


Ka‘ala Farm


Please read our eligibility criteria below. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at We look forward to reviewing your application!

Application Process

  1. Complete and submit an application (including two letters of reference).
    You may fill out this online form OR email a completed PDF application.
    Download the PDF version of the application HEREApplications will be accepted until March 31, 2020.
    The SOL Center is an equal opportunity employer.


  2. More information about the SOL Center-UWC Huaka‘i Hawai‘i short course can be found HERE and information about the United World Colleges can be found at

Huaka‘i Hawai‘i Facilitator Criteria

Our facilitators must be:

  • At least 21 years old by August 3, 2020 (unless an exception is made)

  • Able to communicate in a conversational level of English 

  • Hold a valid driver’s license 

  • Lifeguard certified (unless an exception is made)

  • Available for course planning and curriculum refinement online meetings between May 1st – July 31st, 2020 

  • Able to attend staff training on O‘ahu, August 1 – August 2, 2020 

  • Able to participate in the entire Huaka‘i Hawai‘i program, including a post-Huaka‘i debrief session, August 3 – August 17, 2020 

  • Physically able to participate in all Huaka‘i Hawai‘i program activities

  • Able to hike as much as 6 miles (primarily on flat ground but with periodic uphill)

  • Comfortable getting dirty and muddy in the outdoors

  • Comfortable in an ocean environment and be an advanced swimmer
    (unless an exception is granted) 


Ideal facilitators have a warm and friendly disposition and enjoy creating an atmosphere where participants feel welcomed. They put participants before themselves and work for the success of the program. They are collaborators and excellent communicators with strong interpersonal skills who love working with others, and believe that ultimately the best results come from shared investment and buy-in across all levels of the team.

We expect our Facilitators to:

  • Embrace the SOL Center-UWC course values.

  • Be passionate about sustainability and helping others develop their knowledge and leadership skills.

  • Enjoy coaching and motivating young people.

  • Be excited to become a positive and memorable part of the participant’s experience.

  • Have some experience with planning and developing activities for youth.

  • Have some experience in risk management and experiential education.

  • Be well organized and on top of the program logistics.

  • Demonstrate reliability including completing tasks on-time, strictly adhering to deadlines and following up in a timely manner.

  • Be available to participants at all times, conscious of group members’ individual needs while keeping the needs of the group as primary focus.

  • Be open to constructive feedback

  • Be flexible, adaptable, and dependable

  • Stay calm under high stress pressure situations.

Facilitator Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the directors and instructors  

  • Participating in all activities (unless an exception is made)

  • Assisting with all logistical tasks. This includes re-confirming details, keeping track of participants, exercising good time management, and making sure that the program is being delivered at a high level of quality.

  • Supporting participants’ social and health well-being via integrating oneself in the residential life, educational experiences, all meals and sleeping in the cabins with the participants.

  • Providing a positive learning environment and maintaining professional boundaries

  • Facilitating and modeling positive, non-violent communication skills

  • Facilitating meaningful discussions and debriefs

  • Helping to effectively present information and responding to questions from participants

  • Leading and inspiring participants to achieve their goals

Program Details

Contract Length:

  • Online Meetings and Communications: May 1 – July 31

  • On-Site: August 1 – August 17

Compensation / Covered Expenses:

  • Room and board August 1 -17 

  • Plus $125/day x 17 = $2,125

Location: O‘ahu, Hawai‘i

Ka‘ala Farm

Facilitator Applications for Huaka‘i Hawai‘i 2020 are due:

MARCH 31, 2020

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