Job Opportunities At NESS
Executive Director of Education
NESS seeks an Executive Director of Education who will advance its mission of providing exceptional, transformative education with proven results, building brighter futures through ocean adventure education. This position will oversee the curriculum and teaching strategies at NESS to engage students through inquiry-based educational programs. This entrepreneurial Executive Director will play a key role on the leadership team, employing collaborative skills to advance the strategic vision of the organization. The ideal candidate has extensive teaching and administrative experience and demonstrates a passion for experiential education. This full-time, year-round position reports to the CEO/President.
Major Gifts Officer
The Major Gifts Officer will solicit support and cultivate long-term donor relationships for the New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) through the effective positioning and communication of the organization’s vision, mission, and core values.
NESS SEA AmeriCorps Member / Adventure STEM Educator
New England Science & Sailing Foundation’s nationally-recognized, award-winning ocean adventure education programs combine sailing and science for innovative STEM programming and partnerships leading to inclusiveness, experiential learning, personal growth, and stewardship of our community and environment.
Head Race Coach
Candidates should have a strong racing background with the experience, capabilities, and passion for continuing growth of local sailors. The Head Race Coach must be a self-starter and able to work within a team as well as on their own. The position has the potential to range from seasonal to year-round, depending on the ideal candidate, and reports to the Sailing Program Director.
Assistant Sailing Director
The Assistant Sailing Director is a highly motivated individual with a strong background in sailing. This candidate must be a self-starter and able to work within a team as well as on their own. The Assistant Sailing Director will implement programs already developed, create curriculum for innovative new programs, and nurture relationships with customers and partners. This position has the potential to range from seasonal to year-round, depending on the ideal candidate, and reports to the Sailing Program Director.
Seasonal & Semi-Seasonal Opportunities
Candidates must be motivated, able to work within a team as well as on their own and have proven skills working with students. This position will work closely with fellow instructors, NESS support staff, and Junior Instructors. This position reports to the Sailing Program Director.
Marine Science/Adventure Sports Summer Educator
The NESS Summer Educator helps New England Science & Sailing Foundation (NESS) achieve its mission of building brighter futures through ocean adventure education. NESS Summer Educators implement high-quality programming with an active, hands-on, experientially-oriented marine science-based curriculum.
Junior Instructors, Junior Aquarists, & Internships
This volunteer position is an opportunity to gain experience teaching and supervising young students while learning and having fun in the ocean environment. Each day, Junior Instructors will assist our Marine Science staff, Adventure Sports staff or Sailing staff in all aspects of the program. We are looking for mature youth and young adults, ages 15 and up, with a contagious energy and excellent team leadership skills.