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 that’s being designed with community, family, and learner input, we are seeking a motivated and detail-oriented team member with strong organizational skills. You will be working 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 in order to successfully connect them with mentorships and support workforce-learning experiences suited to their strengths, dispositions, and career interests
• Contribute to the development of the mentorship and maritime education program for MHS and support Field Work Experiences
• 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
• 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.
• 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
• 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
• 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.”