In 2019 Salish Sea Expeditions merged with the Northwest Maritime Center and while that transition was put on pause to ride out the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are now looking forward to future programming. The Program Manager will continue the work of program integration within the NWMC and creatively adapt program development to the current day challenges. We are seeking a motivated and detail-oriented Program Manager to manage programming, staff, and operational aspects of the Salish Sea Expeditions boat and land-based programs.

In this role, you will work collaboratively with the Programs Team, Salish Sea Expeditions Program Coordinator, and seasonal staff to create unforgettable experiences for our organization, school and district partners and participants. You will support the development of our educational programs and seasonal staff. To be successful, you thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative, growth-oriented environment.

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

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


• Experience working in a collaborative, growth-oriented environment
• Demonstrated skill at developing and managing effective program and people operational systems
• Demonstrated ability to set priorities and meet deadlines
• Creative, resourceful, and good at solving problems
• Enthusiasm for supporting and leading staff, balancing a culture of fun, creative, and silly, hands-on science and safety
• Experience with Inquiry-based science pedagogy applied to educational program development

Required Skills:

• First Aid & CPR Certified to be certified by start date
• Ability to pass a pre-employment background check and drug test
• Fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by October 18, 2021 as per Washington State Proclamation 21-14.1

Preferred Skills:

• Teaching experience in schools strongly preferred
• Advanced degree and/or certification in a related field, or equivalent experience
• Sail training, sailing, or boating experience desirable
• Knowledge of local community and area schools helpful

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

Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected] Please include Job Title in subject.