Director-Marine Department

Posting:   July 2024         Start Date:   ASAP

Position Number:    FY25-02

Division:  Operations Division

Union affiliation:  Association of Professional Administrators (APA)

Supervision received:  Supervises subordinate professional, classified, and student personnel in the area of expertise.

Supervision exercised:


General responsibilities:

1.      Manages and directs (as necessary) all activities on the waterfront area of Taylor’s Point campus as well as the Keith Hartford Sailing Center.

2.      Responsible for the safe operation, safety equipment, operational equipment, maintenance, mooring, storage of all small training vessels and sailing vessels, and Marine Department.

3.      Anticipates the material and equipment needs for the vessels which he is responsible for and submits timely requests for same to the Vice President of Operations.

4.      Assists in undergraduate and DGCE programs as directed by the Vice President of Operations

5.      May be assigned collateral duties appropriate to the area of his/her technical competence.

6.      Provides periodic support to the Yacht & Boat Donation Department.

7.      Responsible for planning and organizing the transportation, launching and hauling out of the water all equipment at the Keith Hartford Sailing Center to and from winter storage.  This includes vessels, floats, moorings and associated equipment.

8.      Supervise marine safety aboard vessels and in shore-side marine facilities as a safety-sensitive employee, and will require participation in chemical testing program.

9.      May be assigned by the President a “sea duty” billet on annual and/or short training cruises, shipyard repair periods, when acquiring a vessel or at any other time a vessel is on loan or at the disposal of the Academy is required to be “at sea” or “in port” including sailing as an observer on another Maritime Academy’s vessel.

10.  Acts as the “Designated Person Ashore” and “Company Security Officer” to the Patriot State II.


Qualifications and requirements:

·         Bachelor’s degree, or Associates degree AND military experience of Senior Chief (E8) or above.

·         Current USCG Master 1600 gross ton Near Coastal license

·         Experience in the navigation and maintenance of small ocean vessels.

·         Experience with marine construction of docks, floats, fenders, pilings, etc. or transferable skill.

·         Managerial experience


Preferred qualifications:

·         Possess a USCG 3rd Mate Unlimited License with current STCW

·         A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development and/or the modeling of inclusive behaviors.  

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Salary:  $90,000-$100,000.  The Academy offers generous benefits policies and a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is exempt under FLSA. The Academy is not sponsoring immigration visas at this time.


Application Deadline:  First Review 01 August 2024; Open Until Filled.  To apply, please submit a cover letter, a resume, an MMA application, Affirmative Action form, and the contact information of five (5) professional references.  These forms are located on the employment opportunities link under Human Resources on the MMA website  Application materials may be attached and sent electronically to [email protected].  Alternatively, you may send your application materials by USPS to:  Human Resources, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 101 Academy Drive, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532. Finalists must complete a pre-employment drug screening and CORI Check.


Massachusetts Maritime Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, women and veterans to apply.