The East-West Center promotes better relatiewc annual reportons and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue. Established by the US Congress in 1960, the Center serves as a resource for information and analysis on critical issues of common concern, bringing people together to exchange views, build expertise, and develop policy options. The Center is an independent, public, nonprofit organization with funding from the US government, and additional support provided by private agencies, individuals, foundations, corporations, and governments in the region.

The Center’s 21-acre Honolulu campus, adjacent to the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, is located midway between Asia and the US mainland and features research, residential, and international conference facilities. The Center’s Washington, DC, office focuses on preparing the United States for an era of growing Asia Pacific prominence.

Employment opportunities at the East-West Center include a variety of  positions which contribute to multi-national, multi-disciplinary research, education and seminar activities that support the institutional objective of fostering the development of an Asia-Pacific community.


Administrative & Accounting Assistant (Honolulu, HI)

Provides administrative, general office and technical assistance in the Management Operations Department.

Administrative Assistant (Honolulu, HI)

Provides administrative support in the Office of the President.

Applications Support Specialist (Honolulu, HI)

Provides support in the Information Technology Support & Services Department.

Community Engagement & Development Officer (Honolulu, HI)

Provides support in the Pacific Islands Development Program (PIDP).

Early Career Fellow (2115) (Honolulu, HI)

Mentoring program for early career scholars and individuals changing career paths related to science and society in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region

Early Career Fellow (Lower Mekong and China) (2121) (Honolulu, HI)

Mentoring program for early career scholars and individuals changing career paths who specialize on agrarian issues in the Lower Mekong region

Guest Services Agent (Honolulu, HI)

Provides guest services and oversees cleaning and maintenance services in the housing department.

Lead Guest Services Associate (Honolulu, HI)

Provides administrative support for the East-West Center's housing office.

Mail Services Coordinator (Honolulu, HI)

The Mail Services Coordinator is responsible for the operation of East-West Center Mail Services, which processes incoming and outgoing mail and provides guidance to other units of the EWC about mail-related issues.

Marketing Manager (Honolulu, HI)

Provides support in the Communications & External Relations Department.

Oceania Research Fellow (2116) (Honolulu, HI)

Engage in scholarly research on projects that matter for science and society in the Oceania region

Program Officer (2112) (Honolulu, HI)

Ensures planning, administration, coordination, implementation and evaluation of participant aspects of assigned programs are carried out as planned.

Programs Coordinator (2119) (Washington, DC)

Assist with shaping and executing program objectives, developing content and coordinating programs and projects

Projects Coordinator (2120) (Washington, DC)

Coordinate education, research and exchange activities for East-West Center in Washington projects

Regional Engagement & Development Officer (Honolulu, HI)

Provides support in the Pacific Islands Development Program (PIDP).

Seminar Specialist (2107) (Honolulu, HI)

Assists with developing, planning, and implementing program activities with focus on urban transformation in Indo-Asia-Pacific region with emphasis on role of smart technologies

Senior Human Resources Generalist (Honolulu, HI)

Provides support in the Human Resources Office.

Senior Leadership Education Development Specialist (2117) (Honolulu, HI)

Plan, organize, facilitate and develop leadership programs relevant to the Asia Pacific region.

Senior Program Officer (Honolulu, HI)

Provides support to ensure efficient operations in the Education Program.

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