Second Mate/Staff Associate, Training Ship Patriot State II

 A special mission college within the Massachusetts state university system


Position:                                       Second Mate/Staff Associate, Training Ship Patriot State II

Posting Number:                         FY24-31

Application Deadline:               20 February 2024

Union Affiliation:                       Association of Professional Administrators (APA) 

Supervison received:                     Reports to the Chief Mate/Director

Start Date :                                      April 2024

Division:                                           Academic Affairs Divisions



·         Serves as the primary Navigation Officer onboard, which include responsibilities for vessel movement, message traffic, maneuvering and port planning.

·         Support maintenance and reporting related to the safety management system.

·         Supervise, train and coordinate deck operations and assist with the pilotage, navigation and safety of the vessel.

·         Ensure all bridge watches complete standard navigation day work, including clock synchronization, weather

recording and ships log maintenance.

·         Effectively use the shipboard navigation software including Electronic Display, Global Marine Distress Signaling System, (GMDSS).

·         Participate in all movements of the training ship, such as transits to shipyards, sea trials and sea terms.

·         Instruct cadets in Vessel Familiarization.

·         All selected candidates must comply with Mass. Maritime Academy military customs, uniforms and ranks and participate in random drug screening.


Qualifications and Requirements:

·         Hold a Bachelors Degree in recognized academic discipline.

·         Hold valid USCG License as Second Mate Oceans Unlimited with STCW endorsements

·         Two (2) years sea experience as Second Mate on ocean going vessels or training vessels of approximate size or larger than the training vessel.

·         Exhibit excellent computer, oral and written communication skills.

·         Experience with computerized maintenance management systems.

·         Understand the unique mission of the university of Massachusetts Maritime Academy.


Preferred Qualifications:

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

·         Hold valid USCG License Chief Mate Unlimited with STCW endorsements

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

·         Knowledge or experience in higher education

Salary:     $90,000 to $95,000   The Academy offers generous benefits policies and a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is exempt under the FLSA.

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 physical, drug screening, background check, and COVID-19 vaccine and booster verification.


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