The MHS Instructional Operations Supervisor is responsible for implementing the educational programs and activities in our partnership with Maritime High School (MHS). They provide leadership, mentorship, and support to the team of Northwest Maritime’s (NWM) instructors, ensuring the quality and effectiveness of educational delivery and other elements of our partnership. This will range from overseeing grant deliverables to sustaining our industry partnerships via a mentorship program. They will collaborate with MHS stakeholders to design and adapt curriculum, assess student learning, and monitor program outcomes, as well as provide direct instruction to MHS students on and off the water.

The ideal candidate brings a blend of experience in day-to-day operations of education programs and an ability to initiate and support systems and processes to ensure the sustainability and growth of our program at MHS. This position supports the Maritime High School Program Manager, tasked with managing integrated partnerships and strategic thinking for this innovative maritime education project. We are looking for an energetic, committed, collaborative program-builder who can take one of our flagship programs into its next phase of growth!

Northwest Maritime (NWM) is an innovative non-profit organization, offering a dynamic work environment where collaboration, open communication, frequent exchange of ideas, and teamwork allow us to provide transformative maritime experiences for our students. NWM is a founding partner of MHS, part of the Highline Public School District in Des Moines, WA. This school approach is student-centered, maritime-focused, and equity-driven.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Teaching/Education, Water Skills


Proven work experience as a team leader with excellent communication skills, strong organizational and systems thinking skills as well as problem-solving and time-management skills

Ability to design and facilitate engaging, rigorous, and inclusive participatory education and/or Project Based Learning experiences.

Demonstrated experience in the maritime field

Demonstrated program development, curriculum development, and/or leadership experience in an educational setting

Required Skills:

Current first aid/CPR or training plan to achieve this certification

Ability to lift and carry gear up to 50lbs

Work offers are contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check and drug test. Throughout employment with the Northwest Maritime, certain boat-based 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

Preferred Skills:

Teaching experience, preferably in a high school setting, with experience in project-based learning methodologies

Skilled in differentiating instruction to meet diverse student needs and learning styles.

Experience in workforce development programs and/or knowledge of the career & technical education landscape in WA state

Experience working in an integrated partnership

Understanding of and relationships with the communities served by Maritime High School

Spanish language skills

About Northwest Maritime

NWM 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 with online application: https://nwmaritime.org/about/our-organization/work-here/