Maritime High School (MHS) launched in the fall of 2021. A student-centered, equity-driven, maritime-focused endeavor, MHS is a unique school that is a collaborative project of Highline Public Schools (HPS), Northwest Maritime Center (NWMC), Duwamish River Community Coalition (DRCC), and the Port of Seattle. As a newly launched school entering its third year, MHS is designed with community, family, and learner input.
MHS curriculum is divided into two distinct phases. Spanning 9th and 10th grades, the Explore phase has students exploring a variety of academic subjects, maritime experiences, and career paths. Then the Launch phase where students choose a focus area and engage in classroom instruction, internship experiences, and career pathways that prepare them for the next steps in their career development including post-secondary education.
The Maritime Education Coordinator (MEC) works as a leader and is comfortable facilitating learning in multiple content areas, 21st century and maritime skills, and collaborating with Maritime Industry Partners. NWMC Staff serve as maritime instructional leaders implementing positive youth development practices and share collective responsibility for the student support and social-emotional learning of students.
We love working with team members who are:
> Pitch in when a collaborative effort is needed
> Thrive in a dynamic and innovative workplace
> Understand and embrace the value of continuous improvement
> Take initiative while also working within the parameters of the role
NWMC is an equal-opportunity employer, striving towards being an antiracist and inclusive organization. Our staff includes a spectrum of racial, cultural, religious, sexual and gender identities, and abilities. We strongly encourage applications from people who have not seen themselves represented in the maritime industry, advocacy, and nonprofit work.
> Experience and ability to work with and understand the developmental nature of our young people with a focus on developing their assets
> Demonstrate through previous work experience: organizational ability; professional accountability to tasks and projects; organizational systems implementation and creation and experience in Google Suite; communication and collaboration skills; relationship building with students and families
> Knowledge and understanding of Maritime skills
> Current CPR & FA certification or a willingness to enroll in classes upon hiring
> Valid WA State Driver’s License
> Work offers are contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check and drug test. Throughout employment with Northwest Maritime Center, certain boat-related program employees will be enrolled in a random drug testing program administered by the Maritime Consortium, in compliance with the Coast Guard mandatory drug testing regulation, as contained in 46 CFR part 16.
> Maritime education experience on the water, especially working with a variety of youth in experiential and alternative learning environments
> Multi-lingual and/or ASL
> Experience with positive youth development and supporting the social and emotional needs of students
> Experience with Project Based Learning, Performance Assessment, and/or Mastery-based Assessm
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.”