Manager of Great Lakes Maritime Continuing Education

Northwestern Michigan College
Job Description

Position Title:           Manager of Great Lakes Maritime Continuing Education                           

Department:             Great Lakes Maritime Academy             

Reports To:               Superintendent of the Great Lakes Maritime Academy       

Anticipated Starting Date:   June 2018

Starting Salary:   The base salary for this position is $52,515 with the ability to earn up to $68,000 - $75,000


Excellent benefit package, including medical, dental, vacation, paid sick leave, and tuition benefit. For more details about benefits, go to and click on Salaries and Benefits, or request a copy from the Office of Human Resources.



This position is responsible for managing all USCG audits of seminar courses, updating all procedures and developing check off sheets to ensure the Academy does not receive any non-conformities at next audit. This position manages the Great Lakes Maritime Academy Continuing Education (GLMACE) program and coordinates with the GLMA office manager in items pertaining to; scheduling, budgeting, advertising, instructors, revenue/cost projections, and supplies. Makes recommendations for GLMACE seminar development.

This position is also responsible for coordination of the development and maintenance of the GLMA simulators and is the direct point of contact with the simulator vendors. The position is also responsible for teaching GLMA deck curriculum. 




  • Ability to earn an unlimited tonnage mate (Great Lakes and inland) within one year. 
  • Bachelor's of Science in Maritime Technology or equivalent.
  • ECDIS endorsement/GMDSS credentials.
  • Merchant Marine or Military sea service.


  • Unlimited tonnage mate license with Great lakes pilotage. 
  • Valid STCW certification 
  • Commercial experience on the Great Lakes preferred 
  • Experience teaching with a maritime simulator (ideally TRANSAS series 400 or higher) 
  • Experience with USCG course approval process 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows network operating systems 
  • Professional Mariner experience 
  • STCW “train the trainer” course 
  • Teaching experience 


FOUNDATIONAL COMPETENCIES: Essential for all NMC employees

  • Ethical behavior and integrity
  • Commitment to quality service, responsible stewardship, continuous improvement
  • Agility/adaptability/tolerance for ambiguity
  • Accountability/personal responsibility
  • Commitment to lifelong learning
  • Create/Contribute to a culture of innovation and thoughtful risk-taking
  • Collaboration/Team work
  • Value all people



Supervises others in accordance with NMC's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding, recognizing employees; addressing performance problems or gaps.



This is a full-time, 40+ hour per week position.



Applications submitted by 4:30 pm on March 21, 2018 will receive first consideration. Applications must be submitted online at   For assistance call 231-995-2612 or 1-800-748-0566 x5212 or email .


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