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Director of Professional Mariner Training & Maritime Training Advocate

Company: SUNY Maritime College
Location: Bronx
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

Company Description:
The State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College is a preeminent Maritime Academy in the United States with a longstanding tradition of proudly educating, developing, and growing the nautical industry in the USA, since 1874. Maritime College is the first of the nation's six maritime academies, is a founding institution of the SUNY, and is proud to be the first institution to receive the first National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMV), the TSES Empire State VII - all testaments to our motto, "First and Foremost." Located on a uniquely picturesque campus, SUNY Maritime College sits on a 55-acre scenic waterfront property on the outskirts of NYC on the Throggs Neck peninsula where the East River meets Long Island Sound. The campus blends the best of two worlds: a comfortable college-town feel on the doorstep of one of the largest metropolis's and maritime ports in the world, New York City.
The college offers an array of job opportunities stemming from entry level to professional positions which encourage growth, diversity, inclusion, scholarship, enrichment, leadership, and career development among its employees, coupled with a far reaching maritime professional network within the USA and internationally. Maritime College is dedicated to the goal of building an equitable, inclusive academic community and maritime industry. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their professional or lived experience that they will contribute to this goal.
Job Description:
SUNY Maritime College recognizes that the maritime industry is and will continue be essential to the future economic and environmental health of the region, the nation and beyond. Numerous prior, current, and future training initiatives offered by our Professional Mariner Training (PMT) Department help to provide continuing education and training to mariners, in support the College's mission to educate dynamic leaders in the global marine transportation industry, shipping & business, engineering, energy, facilities management, finance, and the armed services.
The College therefore seeks an experienced, innovative leader to serve as Professional Mariner Training (PMT) Director and Maritime Training Advocate (MTA) to lead the PMT Department and realize and advance its goals. The successful individual will report directly to the Dean of the School of Maritime Education and Training (MET) and will work closely with members of the School of MET, the School of Engineering, and the College's new Center of Excellence for Offshore Wind Education, Training, & Innovation, as well as collaboratively with interdisciplinary faculty and staff from across the campus. The position will require a strong aptitude for self-management, self-learning, and attention to detail, as well as good communication skills (written and verbal) and proficiency in the English language.
The PMT Director & MTA:

Oversees all strategic initiatives and projects pertaining to the Professional Mariner Training (PMT) Department, and serves as a fervent advocate for professional development in all aspects of the maritime industry as the College's Maritime Training Advocate (MTA)
Coordinates the planning, development, marketing and delivery of training courses and programs consistent with the mission of the college's PMT Department, and collaborates with academic and other leaders on high-impact programs
Prepares and implements a comprehensive business and marketing plan for the delivery of education and training courses and programs, including making informed decisions and plans regarding the offering and scheduling of training and services, budget expenses and program sequencing
Manages and oversees contracts, planning, curriculum design, development, scheduling and delivery of all training ensuring efficiency and effectiveness
Works with governmental agencies, business and industry organizations to assess training and educational needs
Maintains effective communications with students, organizational customers, administration, faculty and staff
Recruits, supervises and evaluates departmental adjunct instructors, contractors and other necessary staff to support the mission
Develops and/or oversees/mentors other faculty and staff in the development of technical educational and/or training content for the department's programs
Executes and maintains assessment records and data pertaining to the department's activities
Evaluates effectiveness and efficacy of the department's activities
Ensures compliance with all federal and state regulations and policies, including preparation of required reports and/or other reporting requirements
Works with industry, governmental and other partners and represents the College to various groups (e.g., Shipping Companies, Ports, SUNY, NYSERDA, Unions)
Maintains confidentiality of information involving training courses, programs and student and employee records
Promotes a positive climate that values diversity, equity and inclusion
Performs other duties as assigned by the Dean and/or Provost

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field
3 - 5 years' experience in high-level business administration and/or educational administration and teaching, including planning, budgeting, and management
Experience in course/curriculum development and marketing of professional/continuing education courses and programs
Knowledge and skill in the use of integrated software systems, including the Microsoft Office suite of applications, and the ability to use remote technology
Evidence of a strong desire for continuous learning, research, and scholarship
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's Degree in a relevant field
Familiarity with U.S. Coast Guard Licensing requirements, including STCW
Experience working in/with the maritime industry and/or the offshore wind industry
Knowledge of current university policies and procedures

Additional Information:
Classification/Salary Range: The PMT Director & MTA is a United University Professions union-represented group position. The anticipated salary range for the position is $105,000 - $130,000 annually, with an outstanding benefits package (for more information please see the Full-Time UUP Benefits Summary). Salary will commensurate with experience and qualifications. Review of applications to commence immediately and conclude when the position is filled.
Special Notes: This is a full-time calendar year appointment UUP Position. Fair Labor Standard Acts (FLSA) Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously.
Budget Title: Director 08 (SL6)Local Title: Director of Professional Mariner Training & Maritime Training AdvocateLine #: 00281
SUNY Maritime College is an Equal Opportunity/Veterans/Disabled/Affirmative Action employer, committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. For our full non-discrimination statement, see:
SUNY Maritime College is committed to maintaining a safe environment for its students, faculty, staff, volunteers and the general public that use our facilities. Therefore, in order to ensure the hiring of employees of the highest integrity and to maintain a safe campus community, SUNY Maritime College will conduct pre-employment background investigations on all individuals for whom employment is to be offered.
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at
In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request by calling (718) 409-7305. It can also be viewed online by selecting University Police > Safety Information > Clery Safety Report (Annual Security & File Safety).
Application Instructions:
For full consideration, candidates interested in the position should apply online and submit:

A cover letter that addresses the candidate's interest in the position, as well as:

Education, training, and professional experience in relation to the responsibilities of the position
Past or present engagement with diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching, research, community engagement, professional work, and/or lived experience, and anticipated contributions toward incorporating DEI principles and practices into the position

Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Contact information for three professional references

Returning Applicants - Login to your SUNY Maritime Careers Account to check your completed application, check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents.
--Compensation details: 105000-130000 Yearly SalaryPId929cab2e7c9-25660-33153682

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