Bank of Hawaii 2019 Bank Associate (Leadership Development) Program in Oahu, Hawaii


Does this sound like you?

Are you ambitious? Want to make a difference in people’s lives? Do you thrive in an environment that leverages your abilities as a fast learner, good listener, and problem-solver? If you love challenges, relish complexity, and have moxie, consider applying your unique talents with a Hawaii banking leader – Bank of Hawaii. Here you can be at the forefront of whatever you do. Welcome to your tomorrow!

A day in your life as a Bank Associate

The Bank Associate (BA) participates in a structured classroom and on-the-job rotational learning program covering Bank of Hawaii’s business organization, culture and philosophy to prepare them for future opportunities in one of several divisions of the Bank. The program runs for approximately six months (July to December) during which the BA is assigned a mentor for guidance, feedback and coaching throughout the program. In this position, the BA will adhere to compliance with applicable laws, regulations, regulatory requirements and Bank policies and procedures, including but not limited to those related to Fair Banking, Anti-Money Laundering laws and regulations, Bank Secrecy Act and USA PATRIOT Act. In addition, this position is responsible for demonstrating the Excellence in Sales/Service (ESS) philosophy by participating in and practicing ESS disciplines and behaviors.

We’ll give you these important responsibilities…

  • Works in various departments/operations within his/her designated business/group and/or in other assigned areas in order to gain an in-depth understanding of the assigned business/group. Through exposure to different business areas and roles within and outside of the respective division, the BA learns how these business areas and employees in different roles across the Bank work together to implement strategies successfully.

  • Participates in a classroom program designed to complement the on-the-job training and share the Bank’s unique vision and to aid in the acquisition and improvement of skills relating to the business areas, project management, interpersonal relations and communication, change management, cultural business protocols, sales, teamwork and other business skills.

  • Participates in a number of specialized orientation activities, which give BAs an overview of the Bank’s organization, history, governing objectives, policies, service standards and benefits. Provides BAs with information about the BA program’s background, structure, performance expectations and development planning. Networks with assigned mentors, other managers and executives.

  • Participates in various program activities, fulfills miscellaneous program requirements, completes other rotations and/or participates in additional developmental and skill building activities. Develops “value-based” proposals for presentation to senior management. Participates in individual as well as group projects including, but not limited to planning, presenting and executing BA events. Participates in Bank sponsored/initiated projects and community-related activities, which may include the employee giving campaign and others.

  • Performs all other miscellaneous responsibilities and duties as assigned.


…if you come to us with these qualifications…

Registration Requirement for Branch Bank Associates Only: Registration with the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System & Registry. If not yet registered, registration to be completed and accepted no later than 30 days from employment or transfer date. If not registered and accepted, employment may be terminated.


  • Bachelor’s degree (any major with preference for Financial Accounting, Finance, Economics and Business) from an accredited college or university, including course work in Accounting (Financial Accounting) or equivalent work experience.


  • Two years of part-time work experience or equivalent (volunteer work, school/student activities, leadership roles, etc.)

Technical Skills:

  • Proficiency with personal computers and Microsoft applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Movie Maker, Publisher and Internet Explorer) or similar software.

Other Job Qualifications:

  • Proven record of accomplishment; results-oriented

  • Has a successful record of academic achievement, and on-campus involvement

  • Possesses excellent oral and written communication and relationship building skills

  • Exhibits leadership capabilities

  • Possesses strong presentation and facilitation skills

  • Demonstrated self- motivation with high level of initiative

  • Demonstrated professionalism

  • Economic/industry knowledge

  • Exhibits analytical skills & critical thinking

  • Possesses the ability to sell/influence and thrive in a sales environment

  • Customer-focused orientation to providing services

Bank of Hawaii

In 1897, Bank of Hawaii was the first chartered and incorporated bank in the Republic of Hawaii. We’ve been here from territorial days, growing and changing with Hawaii. Today, we are the largest independent bank in Hawaii – a result of knowing our business and community, and always staying ahead of change. We are constantly finding creative ways to deliver leading edge financial services to our customers. Now, we’re embracing change with our new 21st century banking.

It’s our people who help us succeed in offering first class service and products to our customers. As a member of the Bank of Hawaii community, you will be among the very best in your profession in an environment that places a high value on integrity, innovation and teamwork. People who are agile, savvy, forward-thinking and entrepreneurial can learn and grow with us.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected classification including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Bank of Hawaii takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment legally recognized individuals including minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Job Function: Banking Sales/Services

Primary Location: Hawaii-Oahu

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: Oct 31, 2018, 12:00:00 AM

Unposting Date: Ongoing

Req ID: 1800869