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Inkinen is assisting Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin with their search for an Executive Director.


The Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin in Honolulu is the main temple of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii (Hawaii Kyodan). The Betsuin and Hawaii Kyodan belong to the Jodo Shinshu (Shin Buddhism) school and maintain close ties with the Nishi Hongwanji head temple in Kyoto. Hawaii Kyodan currently comprises 34 temples in Hawaii.

The mission of Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii is to share the living Teachings of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism so that all beings may enjoy lives of harmony, peace, and gratitude.


The Executive Director, under the joint direction of the President of the Board and the Chief Minister (“Rimban”), provides strategic leadership for the Betsuin by working collaboratively to establish and implement long-range goals, strategies, plans, and policies necessary to align with the mission and vision of the temple. The Executive Director, in collaboration with the President of the Board and the Rimban, must ensure smooth and efficient delivery of services to the Betsuin members and the community.

The functions and responsibilities of the Executive Director include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Board Relations
  • Personnel Management
  • Programs and Operations
  • Community and External Relations

The desirable characteristics and skills of the Executive Director should include:

  • Strong Leadership
  • Keen Decision Maker
  • Analytical Problem Solver
  • Excellent Communication
  • Effective Time Management
  • Business and Fiscal Acumen
  • Facilities Management

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