Green Marine is looking for a Program Manager in the United States to support our growing membership and program scope.
Green Marine is an environmental certification program for the maritime industry. It is a voluntary, transparent, and inclusive initiative that addresses a number of key environmental issues. Participants include shipowners, port authorities, cargo terminals, and shipyards. To receive their certification, participating companies must benchmark their environmental performance on a yearly basis through the program’s self-evaluation guides; have their results verified by an accredited external verifier; and agree to publication of their individual results.
Green Marine’s main office is located in Quebec City, QC with satellite offices in Halifax, NS and Seattle, WA. The specific location of the Program Manager position is flexible and to be discussed.
The Program Manager will report directly to the Executive Director based in Quebec City and will work in collaboration with the Senior Program Manager based in Seattle.
Support participants in implementing the Green Marine program (program requirements, self-evaluation, verification)
Coordinate various meetings with members
Develop/review the Green Marine program requirements, especially for the ship owners program
Assist in recruiting additional members for the program
Assist in establishing partnerships between Green Marine and various stakeholders
Location: United States, ideally a port city or Washington D.C.
Work environment: Mostly office work, with occasional travel required for on-site visits, conferences and stakeholder meetings.
Required travel: valid passport required for regular travel in Canada, U.S. and potentially internationally.
Knowledge, skills and abilities
Minimum 5 years’ experience in project management and/or industry sustainability programs or other related field
Academic and/or career background in marine engineering, environmental science, ship management, or other relevant discipline
Experience in research, statistical, and qualitative analysis of data
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to act independently with tact and diplomacy, rapidly analyze and solve problems, and handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously with attention to detail.
Additional desirable qualifications:
Knowledge of environmental issues addressed within the Green Marine program
Strong professional network
Effective public communicator
Good knowledge of marine industry practices
Languages: Excellent communication and report writing skills in English. French considered an asset.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience of the successful candidate.
About Green Marine
Founded in 2007, Green Marine’s North American environmental certification program is the result of a voluntary effort by the shipping industry to go beyond regulations. To date, more than 150 ship owners, port authorities, terminal and shipyard operators throughout Canada and the United States participate in the program. The Green Marine certification process is rigorous and transparent. Individual performance results are published annually. They are independently verified every two years. A key element of Green Marine’s success from the outset has been the active support from environmental stakeholders, the scientific community, and governments. A good number of the more than 85 supporters participate in reviewing and shaping the environmental program.