Manager, Waterfront Campus

Orange Coast College Waterfront Campus
1801 W. Coast Hwy.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
United States

Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Housing Provided
From $99,052 To $131,642
Per Year    
Employment Type
Full Time
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description
About Orange Coast College's Waterfront Campus
Orange Coast College’s Waterfront Campus is located 5 miles south of OCC’s main campus in Newport Beach. The Waterfront Campus is one of a kind, boasting a state-of-the-art maritime training facility and a waterfront facility with boats ranging from 12 - 96 feet. The Waterfront Campus is home to programs including the School of Sailing and Seamanship - one of the largest community boating programs in the nation; the Professional Mariner Program, an accredited certificate and associates degree program for students entering the maritime industry; contract and fee-based career advancement classes for the maritime workforce; and OCC's nationally recognized intercollegiate Crew teams.

The Manager, Waterfront Campus, is part of the OCC School of Sailing and Seamanship team and works closely with the Director, Waterfront Campus; Sailing Program Coordinator, Boating Program Specialists, and hourly instructors, maintenance, and program support staff to meet the program’s mission and core values. The Manager will also coordinate with other Waterfront Campus programs to promote shared use of the waterfront facilities.

Mission: The School of Sailing and Seamanship is part of an extraordinary coastal region that identifies strongly with boats and the sea, and plays an integral role in providing the community as well as students from greater Orange County and beyond with the opportunity to connect with coastal resources and the local maritime environment. The School of Sailing and Seamanship is committed to providing a unique learning community for recreational and professional mariners with a diverse and inspirational curriculum that fosters the development of knowledge and skills required in the areas of sailing, powerboating, seamanship, and navigation for the pursuit of safe boating.

Core Values :

  • Excellence in serving and educating students

  • Increase access to sailing, powerboating, and seamanship education for a diverse group of students

  • Create equitable on-water opportunities through public access to facilities, materials, equipment, and information

  • Encourage life-long learning about boating, maritime careers, and the nautical environment

  • Teach ocean literacy and demonstrate care and concern for the marine environment

  • Practice creativity and innovation in developing new nautical courses and programs that meet the needs of current and future students

  • Ensure a positive and professional work environment by motivating, training, and supporting staff

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Position Summary
Plans, develops, and manages Waterfront Campus operations ensuring effective services for faculty, staff, students, and the community. Provides support to the Director, Waterfront Campus to obtain operational goals and objectives.
The work schedule is Thursday through Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Flexible schedule and evenings might be necessary to address the needs of programs and job duties.

Distinguishing Career Features
The Manager, Waterfront Campus is a first-line management position that in addition to ensuring smooth waterfront operations, also provides necessary, appropriate, and timely response to faculty, staff and student concerns during weekday, evening, and weekend operations. Manager also supports the Director serving as a liaison within the college and District as appropriate to support the Waterfront Campus operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Specific duties may vary among departments, divisions and jobs. Incumbents typically perform a substantial portion or all of the following types of duties, as assigned:
  • Manages waterfront operations and ensures goals of the not-for-credit program and vessel donation program are met, including fleet oversight, marina maintenance, repairs, and slip assignments, as well as on-water safety support.
  • Responds timely and effectively to staff and student concerns during weekday, evening, and weekend operations.
  • Directs, facilitates, and participates in developing the department’s goals and objectives. Participates in preparation and administration of waterfront maintenance and fleet operation budgets. Submits budget recommendations, prepares and processes purchase orders, monitors expenditures, prepare estimates for costs of unanticipated maintenance. Prepares various reports on operations and activities.
  • Provides new employee orientations, training, direction, and supervision to maintenance and dock staff. Establishes standards of operations and assignment of job responsibilities, evaluates performance, and recommends actions to the Director. Implements policies and procedures.
  • Provides supervisory support to assigned staff to ensure they have necessary supplies and tools to complete work assignments. Obtains supplies and working equipment for use by maintenance and dock staff. Serves as liaison between Director and maintenance staff.
  • Develops and conveys work schedules for maintenance and dock staff by coordinating with the sailing/boating program coordinator to identify and interpret academic calendars, community boating activities, budgets, and amount of productive work time available.
  • Collaborates with the Director, Waterfront Campus, Director of Campus Security, and others to respond to urgent situations during weekend hours (e.g., disasters) including but not limited to efforts to continue operations or campus closures and evacuations.
  • Informs the Director, Waterfront Campus of all matters pertaining to the Waterfront Campus in a timely manner.
  • Serves as a liaison with other college departments such as Public Safety and Maintenance and Operations regarding Waterfront Campus needs.
  • May perform light maintenance. Prepares and submits work orders. May perform necessary duties to ensure safety during operational hours.
  • May perform duties as vessel operator, supervising crew, faculty, students, and other passengers by applying maritime protocols and assuring safety. While underway, directs students, staff, student interns, and volunteers in the performance of shipboard duties.
  • Maintains up-to-date vessel logs and records of maintenance and other operations details including those required by the US Coast Guard and other agencies. Oversees inspections of large vessels in accordance with the regulating agencies.
  • Prepares and prioritizes schedules and specifications for vessel maintenance and refit, recommending major repairs or vessel modifications to accommodate new training and compliance requirements.
  • Serves as the Designated Person Ashore when applicable College and Foundation vessels are underway.
  • Liaise with sailing/boating program coordinator on grant application/proposal processes, grant requests, and reimbursement funds for California State Parks (a Division of Boating & Waterways).
  • Participates in the interviewing and hiring of short-term and temporary staff.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned that support the objective of the position.
  • Required to abide by all District policies and procedures including Board Policy 3050 – Code of Professional Ethics.
Qualifications and Physical Demands

Knowledge and Skills

  • The position requires knowledge of the Waterfront Campus mission.
  • Requires knowledge of budget preparation, managing, and reporting.
  • Requires knowledge of financial planning methods.
  • Requires knowledge of personnel management, supervision, and evaluation.
  • Requires high proficiency with computer skills, including, but not limited to scheduling software, word processing, spreadsheets, email, and databases.
  • Requires the ability to perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the position.
  • Requires the ability to organize crews and student support for maintenance, dockside, and shipboard duties and issue commands while disembarking, off-shore, and docking to ensure worker and passenger safety.
  • Requires the ability to explain, demonstrate, and troubleshoot shipboard operating and electronic systems.
  • Requires the ability to read and understand diagrams, charts, and marine signage.
  • Requires the ability to work varying shift and locations.
  • Proven ability to safely operate sailing and power vessels up to 40’ to 50’ in length.
  • Requires the ability to resolve conflicts between staff.
  • Requires the ability to facilitate group meetings leading to productive outcomes.
  • Requires the ability to forecast annual budgeting and maintenance plans.

Education and Experience and demonstrated evidence of D.E.I.A. (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access):
  • The position requires an Associate's degree and five years of progressive experience. Or, any combination of education and experience which would provide the required equivalent qualifications for the position.
    • Experience working with students and instructors, including previous community boating, boat donations, and/or commercial maritime training experience is preferred.

  • Demonstrated evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, ethnic, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom.
Licenses and Certificates
  • Requires a valid driver's license.

  • Requires current First Aid and CPR certification

  • Preferred Radar Unlimited Endorsement
  • Preferred Basic Safety Training (STCW) certification
  • Preferred Wilderness First Responder certification
  • Preferred USCG Master's License for mechanically operated vessels up to 100 GRT, Near Coastal Waters, issued by US Coast Guard
  • Preferred valid third-class federal communications radio-telephone operator's license

Working Conditions

Work is performed indoors and outdoors where significant safety considerations exist from physical labor, and handling of medium-weight yet awkward materials and chemicals.

Note: (D.E.I.A. - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access)
The Coast Community College District (Orange Coast College, Golden West College, and Coastline) continue to strengthen our efforts around diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. Orange Coast College is focused on creating a culture of inclusive excellence by uplifting employees and students through an environment that is equitable, diverse, inclusive, and accessible. We have a strong focus and importance on D.E.I.A. (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access) and will be actively listening, assessing, and evaluating this throughout each stage of the application, recruitment, and interview process. Orange Coast College - Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Job Requirements
Conditions of Employment
This is a temporary contract, full-time, classified management, categorically-funded, 12 months per year, Classified Manager position. The District reserves the right to extend, modify, or eliminate this position based upon available funds. The work schedule is Thursday through Monday from 8;00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Flexible schedule and evenings might be necessary to address the needs of programs and job duties. The District provides medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents and life insurance for the employee. (Salary Schedule: DG-6)

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment. The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910 ). The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the District's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Pay Philosophy:
Coast Community College District, through policies, practices, and other benefit programs, delivers a fair and equitable total compensation program that promotes equal employment opportunity, inclusion, and workforce vitality. In general, it is the policy of the District to place new employees at the first step of the salary grade. All movement on the salary schedule will occur July 1 of each year for all classified employees.

Application Requirements:
The deadline to apply is January 11, 2022. Application materials must be electronically submitted online at to be considered for employment.

Incomplete applications, application materials submitted by mail, and documents not requested in the job announcement will not be considered. Please note that the district does not return materials submitted in the application process (copies of original supporting documents are acceptable).
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