Program Manager (office-based)

Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island Newport, Rhode Island
Job Type Paid permanent


The Program Manager will play an important role in the creation, development, building and sales of onboard programs and partnerships. In 2019 we will be running Gap Year programs. We will continue to spend our summers in New England growing our partnerships with our local communities and supporters. Creating and maintaining relationships with educational institutions are critical for both chartered private programs and individual enrollment for OHPRI programs.

The Program Manager will be responsible for assisting with the curriculum development, overseeing onboard education, sales strategies, and administrative work to fill our schedule. This will involve visiting schools and attending camp/college fairs, networking with youth organizations, presenting at public events, and increasing public awareness of the organization and ship.

Job Skill Requirements: 

  • Sailing knowledge / experience preferred, ideally with sail training programs
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of OHPRI
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • A minimum of three years' experience in an educational position in a classroom or non-traditional teaching setting

An onboard Program Manager position is also available. 

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Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides innovative and empowering education-at-sea programs to promote personal and professional growth and operates the full-rig ship SSV Oliver Hazard Perry. SSV Oliver Hazard Perry is the largest civilian Sailing School Vessel in the United States and the first ocean-going full-rigged ship to built in the U.S. in over 100 years. 


Applicants should send resumes and references with a cover letter to:

Jessica Wurzbacher

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