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Fleet Manager - Community Boating Center (Bellingham)


compensation: $17,000 - $19,000 DOE
employment type: part-time
non-profit organization

Currently hiring for three positions: Operations Manager, Programs Manager, and Fleet Manager. Fleet Manager position description below. Visit for more information on applying to any of our open positions.

2020 Fleet Manager Position Description

Our Mission: The Community Boating Center (CBC) fosters small-watercraft education, access, safe recreation, and marine stewardship on Bellingham Bay.

Our Story: Our programs and services are available to all ages and backgrounds. We teach to US Sailing and American Canoe Association standards through a variety of on-land and on-water courses. We offer adult and youth sailing and kayaking group classes, as well as private lessons, guided tours, and week-long youth camps. Our services include daily boat rentals throughout the summer, as well as year-round dry moorage. The CBC was founded in 2006 and is supported by a robust community of donors, business and foundation support, community partners, students, volunteers and tenants.

Position Overview: The CBC Fleet Manager (FM) is responsible for all elements of managing and maintaining our diverse fleet, which includes keelboats, dinghies, kayaks, paddleboards, and rowing vessels, as well as the CBC’s two motorized safety boats. In addition to fleet maintenance, the FM is responsible for overseeing facility maintenance. The FM conducts fleet and facility maintenance under the direction of the Operations Manager (OM), and with support from the Executive Director (ED) and Programs Manager (PM). The FM is a key member of the management team, with strong problem-solving skills and a keen eye to anticipate issues and prepare for them before they arise. The FM works closely with volunteers on specific fleet and facility projects, and is responsible for the safety training of those volunteers in coordination with the OM. The FM collaborates with the Operations Committee and the OM to maintain a five year fleet inventory and maintenance plan. Within the context of the organization’s services, the FM is responsible for ensuring the fleet and facilities are maintained to the degree that the CBC is able to offer quality programs and rentals on safe equipment in a safe environment.

This position reports to the Operations Manager. The salary range is $17,000 - $19,000 DOE.

Position Term: This is a permanent, part-time position. It is offered as 20 hours/week minimum, with some flexibility depending on the demands of current projects, and has the potential to grow to full time year-round.

Areas of Responsibility:

A. Facility & Boat Maintenance
Manages all boat maintenance, scheduling repairs, and recordkeeping; maintains awareness of current conditions of all CBC boats and all Coast Guard and Washington State regulations, and ensures vessels meet regulatory requirements.
Oversees all maintenance and facility repairs as needed on CBC’s buildings and boatyard; assists with overall cleanliness of boatyard and adjacent grounds (annex lot included); contacts appropriate parties for more complex repairs and upgrades, and tracks all related expenses to stay on budget.
Stays abreast of all safety procedures and conducts safety audits and inspections of all elements of the facilities and equipment. Works with other managers to ensure staff, volunteers, and visitors adhere to safety protocol on land and water, including equipment safety rules, injury prevention, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) procedures and risk mitigation as detailed in CBC Job Hazard Analysis records.
Maintains current knowledge of Clean Marina and EPA requirements for handling and storage of hazardous waste and OSHA requirements for chemical storage.
Actively engages as a member of the CBC risk management team with all related operations and safety review committees, and recruits appropriately trained community members for participation.
Executes periodic (annual at minimum) inspections of all CBC buildings and equipment and coordinates with external individuals knowledgeable of state and federal safety regulations to oversee, document and address all potential hazards.
Organizes all aspects of dry moorage tenant management both in the yard and at the annex, including: tenant agreements, overseeing and ensuring adequate security measures, space upkeep, organization of vessels, space assignments, and inventory management to maximize use and potential income, and providing staff with accurate reports of space availability.
Supports CBC’s vessel donation program under the direction of the OM by assessing the current condition and potential liabilities of donated vessels. In addition, picks up donated vessels, maintains vessels, and sells vessels on an as-needed basis. The vessel donation program also includes equipment, for which the FM has the same responsibilities.
Coordinates with the other managers and the ED to: communicate projected fleet and facility needs, to secure volunteers, to operate annual work parties, to manage delinquent tenants, and to ensure fleet and facilities support programmatic and operational needs.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Must have or be able to obtain a Washington Boater Safety Card and CPR/First Aid/AED Certification, and successfully pass required criminal background checks
Must have a current driver’s license and a clean driving record
1-3 years demonstrable experience in marine engine maintenance and boat repair
Comprehensive knowledge of the methods, tools and equipment used in the repair of general equipment and engines including basic wiring and woodworking
Basic knowledge of ordinances, policies and procedures affecting marina operations
Experience in marine fiberglass, plastic and metal work repair for diverse boat types
Proficiency with record keeping, Google Drive file storage, word processing, and some database management
Budget development and tracking experience

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Experience maintaining a boat rental fleet
Diverse experience with motorized and non-motorized boats
1-3 years customer service experience with additional volunteer management experience
Experience with risk management, including planning and implementing safety policies, and conducting Job Hazard Analysis assessments

How to Apply: Please send your cover letter, resume, and three professional references to our Executive Director, Deborah Genge, by replying via the listed craigslist email. No phone calls please. This position is open until filled.
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