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SCI President & Executive Director
Summary of Position
SCI’s President & Executive Director oversees all strategic, administrative, philanthropic and programmatic aspects of the Institute’s mission and reports to SCI’s Board of Trustees. Supervising all personnel at SCI’s New York City, Port Newark NJ, Paducah KY, and Houston TX sites, the President & Executive Director engages internal and external constituents to assure outstanding service to its corporate and governmental training customers and pastoral care to mariners in Port Newark, on America’s inland waterways, and around the world.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Serves as primary liaison to SCI’s Executive Committee and Board of Trustees to implement five-year strategic plans, support governance meetings, and address challenges that impact the Institute’s work;
• Assures SCI’s financial integrity by adherence to annual operating budgets, fiscal controls, annual audit, and capital planning;
• Leads SCI’s philanthropic efforts to build financial resources via donor cultivation, special events, annual funds, foundation grants, major gifts, occasional capital campaigns, and legacy bequests;
• Manages and mentors all senior staff in their leadership skills and career development;
• Collaborates with SCI’s chaplaincy, maritime education, mariner advocacy and Christmas at Sea departments to strengthen both fee-based and philanthropic outreach to mariners in routine and extreme conditions;
• Leads development of the port and river chaplains as crisis first-responders via special training such as Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST);
• Functions as maritime thought leader via public presentations, written documents and social media regarding human-factor issues such as mariner resilience and impairment; suicide or harassment prevention; and post-piracy protocols;
• Champions SCI’s maritime training to assure outstanding simulator, e-learning and professional development resources for mariners;
• Cultivates SCI’s Mariner Friendly Church outreach in both port and river regions by developing strategic parish alliances that solidify SCI’s historic religious identity while recruiting volunteers and securing financial donations.
• This position requires an ordained Episcopal minister to serve as incumbent.
• Extensive experience in board relations and fundraising
• Organizational leadership experience, including managing a non-parish charitable or for-profit organization
• Ability to regularly travel to SCI’s facilities and attend maritime industry events
• Ability to board oceangoing merchant ships and river barge vessels
• Ability to obtain a US Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card
• Advanced training in theological, clinical or legal studies, along with Clinical Pastoral Education
• Experience leading a social services or human rights advocacy group
• Knowledge of maritime industry
Interested candidates should contact SCI’s Director of Human Resources at: [email protected]. Please include a resume and recent writing sample related to this position.
This position offers a competitive salary including housing allowance, generous paid leave, comprehensive health/dental