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Join Our Team

Staff Positions

From chaplaincy to maritime education, mariner advocacy, and non-profit administration, career opportunities at SCI are as diverse as our work. If you’re talented and committed to supporting workers who spend weeks and months at a time away from their families moving products around the world, we’d like you to join our organization.

We offer:

  • Competitive pay
  • Generous benefits including comprehensive, affordable health insurance, matching 403(b) retirement savings plan, and paid time off
  • The opportunity to work for an organization with a rich history, a vital mission, a supportive board, and innovative and collaborative team members.

Staff Opportunities

Development Director

SCI seeks a Development Director who is a visionary philanthropy professional to join our team and lead all aspects of the Institute’s contributed revenue programs.

Simulator Instructor – Paducah, Kentucky

SCI’s Center for Maritime Education seeks an experienced captain to teach courses related to towboat captains, pilots, mate/steersman and Subchapter M companies.

Volunteer Opportunities

In Port Newark, volunteers assist seafarers and port workers at the front desk and visit ships to offer pastoral care services. Please contact the Director of SCI’s International Seafarers’ Center Timothy Wong at sci@seamenschurch.org for more information.

In the inland river system and at gulf ports and other areas, clergy from many faith traditions and lay members serve as Chaplain Associates, supporting towboat crews and responding to emergencies. Visit the Ministry on the River for more information about the program.

Across the country and abroad, knitters and crocheters make beautiful caps and other cold-weather accessories that are distributed by our chaplains at Christmas to ship and towboat crews. Visit Christmas at Sea for details about the program.