The Maritime High School (MHS) launched in fall 2021. A student-centered, equity-driven, maritime-focused endeavor, MHS is a project-based learning high school and a collaborative project of Highline Public Schools (HPS), Northwest Maritime Center (NWMC), Duwamish River Community Coalition (DRCC), and the Port of Seattle. As the Maritime Education Coordinator, you will support MHS maritime program development and education initiatives.

As a newly launched school entering its second year, MHS is designed with community, family, and learner input, and we are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic team member with strong youth development skills to work collaboratively with the NWMC MHS Program Director, Maritime Education Manager, and MHS staff to collectively build MHS and create unforgettable, hands-on maritime, community, and career development experiences for our high school learners. The successful candidate will possess an entrepreneurial spirit, and flexibility to grow with this evolving collaboration.

Relationship & Program Development and Implementation
• Foster a community and culture of equity, excellence, and entrepreneurship amongst learners, fellow staff, and community partners throughout the year
• Build relationships with MHS learners to successfully connect them with mentorships and support workforce learning experiences suited to their strengths, dispositions, and career interests
• Contribute to development of the mentorship, internship, and maritime education program for MHS and support Field Work Experiences
• Collaborate with MHS Staff to develop community engagement and education events in support of the MHS recruiting and outreach strategy
• Work with the Maritime Education Manager and MHS staff in delivering high quality, hands-on, engaging maritime learning experiences, both on and off the water for 9th-12th Grade students
• Other duties as assigned

Full Job description: https://nwmaritime.org/about/job-opportunities/

The Northwest Maritime Center is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes and encourages individuals of all cultures and communities to apply.

Tagged as: Full Time, Support Staff, Teaching/Education, Water Skills

Required Skills:

• 2+ years of mentorship and/or program development, community development and/or leadership experience
• 2+ years of education-related experience and/or youth development
• Highly organized, with the flexibility and energy to thrive in an evolving school environment
• Ability to foster effective program and people operational systems
• Excellent interpersonal skills and a friendly, engaging demeanor and growth mindset
• Ability to pass a pre-employment background check and drug test

Preferred Skills:

• Experience with project-based learning (PBL) and working in schools or other learning environments strongly preferred
• Relevant experience in local waters of the Salish Sea, specifically Puget Sound
• Maritime education and/or industry experience desirable
• Knowledge of local community and industry helpful
• Experience supporting & coaching youth in career pathways
• Spanish language skills

About Northwest Maritime Center

The NWMC is dynamic, growing, making a difference in our community, and taking an increasing role in the region. We serve individual students and program participants, but we also work to help solve community problems like systemic improvements in our public schools, economic development, job training, and working regionally to pair the opportunities in the maritime industry with the need to address systemic oppression in communities of color. Plus, all of the fun stuff like kids’ programs, festivals, and adventure races. Our waterfront campus is vibrant with a multitude of compelling activities, and all of them done to meet or advance industry best practices. In the words of a board member: “We don’t do B work.”

Application Instructions

Submit resume and cover letter to [email protected] Include “Maritime Education Coordinator” in the subject line.