Job Opening: Program Coordinator

Position Title: Program Coordinator

NSBC Mission:

The NSBC serves as a national catalyst for developing a safe boating culture by providing educational resources, outreach programming, and training opportunities for industry partners and the boating community to influence safe, secure, and responsible boating.

Position Description: 

This position reports to the NSBC Executive Director.

Job Duties:

  • In support of the National Safe Boating Council’s mission to be the foremost coalition to advance and promote a safe recreational boating experience through education, outreach and training, the Program Coordinator will be responsible for planning, development and implementation of grant deliverables in accordance with the objectives of the National Recreational Boating Safety Program. The community that we serve includes: organizations, groups, agencies, and companies who influence and impact recreational boating safety. This position is a critical interface between the National Safe Boating Council and its customers and members.
  • This role requires a detail oriented professional to fulfill grant deliverable requirements, working across all National Safe Boating Council departments and programs. A successful Program Coordinator will work well independently and as part of a team. They will possess excellent organization and problem-solving skills to ensure a first-class experience for members and community partners. The position is a crucial support member of the organization.
  • Additional responsibilities may include the following. All shall be pursued in accordance with policies and expectations established by the Board of Directors.
  1. Shares in workload with staff to complete any job that has priority at the time.
  2. Manages and implements communications, outreach and marketing strategies specific for recreational boating safety programs.
  3. Assists with project management of select programs, including program deadlines, progress reports, and contractor coordination. Also includes internal staff work on the program.
  4. Writing efficiency in content development such as press releases, blog posts, grant applications, and e-newsletters.
  5. Marketing and communications skills must include basic design skills, content management systems, content development, and basic understanding of advertising.
  6. Assists staff with handling of phone calls and other inquiries from the public.
  7. Assists with new programs related to the mission of the organization.
  8. Assists with fulfillment to provide free resources to community partners and members.
  9. Assists with planning for the International Boating & Water Safety Summit (IBWSS), an annual conference for recreational boating and water safety professionals.
  10. Assists with planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, and evaluating the organization’s programs within the guidelines established by the Board of Directors.
  11. Research additional grant funding opportunities and assists in preparing project proposals for grant awards.
  12. Each employee is expected to work on membership recruitment and engagement to assist in growing National Safe Boating Council membership.

General Qualifications:

  • Possess superb English communication skills, both written and verbal (writing sample required)
  • Use creativity and attention to detail while handling multiple tasks and meeting assigned deadlines
  • Demonstrates flexibility, efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload
  • Demonstrates poise, tact, diplomacy, professionalism and accountability even under times of high stress and pressure
  • Possess excellent organizational and prioritization skills along with the ability to multi-task and problem solve
  • Must be a self-starter and able to develop projects that further the NSBC mission
  • Ability to interpret policies, internal controls, and guidelines (with training)
  • Understand budgets, work collaboratively with financial officer (with training)
  • Possess essential computer skills (Microsoft Office, WordPress or related Content Management System, Association Management System, SurveyMonkey, MailChimp, social media)
  • Ability to lift and move equipment and materials up to 25 pounds
  • College degree required
  • Be able to manage all personal care and mobility independently
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to travel internationally
  • Must pass a Background Check
  • Enjoy working with people and contributing to a pleasant work environment
  • Ability to function as a team player
  • Passion for the outdoors and leading an outdoor lifestyle

Position Qualifications:

  • Minimum three (3) years communications or marketing experience
  • Minimum three (3) years relevant experience in the boating or outdoor industry
  • Agency experience preferred
  • Experience managing federal grants preferred
  • Bachelor’s in Communications, Marketing or related field
  • Proven track record of achieving measurable results


  • This position is: Exempt
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience
  • Insurance: Stipend paid monthly
  • Retirement: 403B plan: employee funded
  • Staff Professional Development Program
  • Vacation & Paid Leave:
    • 2 weeks paid vacation
    • All Federal holidays
      • Plus the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve
    • Sick leave accrued at three (3) hours per pay period

Additional Information:

  • Typical work schedule: Monday – Friday, 9am – 4:30pm
    • Weekday and weekend travel required, minimum 4 events per year
  • Location(s):
    • NSBC National Office, Manassas, VA
    • Telecommute is negotiable based on experience
  • Employee must agree to a Background Check
  • Employee must agree to Random Drug Testing

Interested Applicants:

Interested applicants please submit resume to