Jobs: Program Coordinator (AmeriCorps Program)

Schedule: One year contract

Pay: monthly stipend plus room and board

Reporting directly to the Program Manager, this person will play a key role in the daily execution of World Ocean School programming aboard the schooner Roseway. The position demands a willingness to be a teacher and a crew member, excellent communication and organizational skills, ability to make independent decisions, as well as follow orders, and a strong commitment to the safety of the vessel, the students, and the crew.

The Program Coordinator aboard Roseway is a year-long AmeriCorps position that provides a practicum in sail training, teaching at sea, and community-building with youth. As an AmeriCorps volunteer working and living aboard the historic schooner Roseway, crewmembers receive exceptional benefits, along with making an impactful contribution to the world.

∞   Qualified student loan forbearance

∞   Scholarship funds for continuing education

∞   Health insurance

∞   A monthly stipend

∞   Room and board aboard a National Historic Landmark ship

∞   Formal Sail training 

∞   USCG approved sea-time

∞   Experiential educator training

∞   Lifetime friendships from around the globe

∞   Voyaging throughout the Atlantic coast and the Caribbean

The goal of this program is to train and support excellent maritime educators and role models for World Ocean School’s student programs aboard the schooner Roseway.   

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Three years of relevant experience working with students preferred
  • Comfort with living and working in a small and dynamic environment
Skills & Qualifications
  • Multi-tasking ability
  • Commitment to execution and follow through
  • Flexible and able to adapt to possible opportunities
  • Willingness to include and teach students in all areas of job
  • Decisive, but also committed to participating as part of a team
  • Mature well-grounded sense of personal ethics, evident in the individual’s integrity, fairness, and openness—upholding the highest standards in public and personal relations
  • Capable of representing the World Ocean School favorably
Responsibilities:
  • Serve as an active deckhand and crew member when the vessel is at sea and in port, standing watches and participating in the general operation of the ship
  • Serve as instructor to students both on shore and at sea
  • Organize and implement crew training in the education lessons, as well as hold crew accountable for their teaching preparation and execution
  • Serve as a liaison between the ship and the home office
  • Keep up to date the education curriculum and suggest areas of improvement and development
  • Oversee the evaluation of programs on the ship and organize the paperwork for programs
  • Communicate with teachers and program leaders on site for scheduling and other details
  • Manage a crew watch and educate students in seamanship and other areas of experiential learning as they arise
  • Advise, oversee, and serve as role model for students both on shore and at sea
More information:

THE YEAR: The program coordinator position is a 12 month commitment that begins November 27, 2017 in St Croix, Virgin Islands where you will board Roseway. For two weeks you will work alongside former crew and learn the operation of the ship, as well as the curriculum that is taught aboard. During the winter months, programs for the Virgin Islands public schools will take place aboard, with some voyaging to points south. In late spring, the ship will voyage to Boston where Roseway undergoes her annual maintenance and you’ll participate in the continued preservation of our historic ship. By late spring you’ll be immersed in facilitating programs for Boston youth, including voyages as far north as Nova Scotia. Come fall, you will embark upon the Ocean Classroom semester from Boston to Puerto Rico. At the culmination of the fall voyage, Roseway returns to St Croix where you begin training the new recruits who will learn from you, and ultimately take your place as your Crew Educator AmeriCorps program comes to an end. 

HOW TO APPLY: Please click the sidebar to fill out an application. If accepted, you will be required to have a drug test, background check, medical exam with physician's signature, a valid passport, and a Transportation Workers Identity Card (TWIC)

Deadline for Applications: MAY 1, 2017
Decisions Announced: JUNE 1, 2017