The Maritime High School (MHS) is a new high school launching 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 Cleanup Coalition (DRCC), and the Port of Seattle. As the MHS Maritime Education Manager, this position will oversee all aspects of our maritime education initiatives and programs, including design, development, and implementation of MHS maritime-focused projects, maritime skills training, and both shore-based and boat-based leadership and instruction. This position is 60% program and project design, development, and implementation and 40% community and industry engagement and education strategy, planning, and support.
We are seeking a motivated and detail-oriented team member with maritime experience, expertise, and strong skills in vessel operations, marine construction, and maritime resources, or a combination of those focus areas. This individual will work collaboratively with the NWMC MHS Project Manager, Community Education Manager, and MHS staff to collectively build the MHS and create unforgettable, hands-on maritime education and career development experiences for our high school learners. The successful candidate will possess an entrepreneurial spirit and thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative, growth-oriented environment.
FULL JOB DESCRIPTION
> Enthusiasm for engaging youth and industry partners in mission-driven, maritime-focused learning, and experiences
> Experience teaching sailing, navigation or other maritime-based skills, and content; knowledge & experience with marine construction, maritime resource management a plus
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.”