The Seamen’s Church of New York and New Jersey

President & Executive Director

Date Posted June 20, 2019
Diocese New York (Nora Smith)
Location New York
Position Type Full Time

Position Details

Setting Urban
Compensation Negotiable and competitive with comparably-sized nonprofit organizations
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Housing Allowance
Equity Allowance No

Parish Profile

Budget $7.5 million


Clink Here to see Position Description from the Seamen’s Church Institute website.


Clink Here to see Position Description from the Seamen’s Church Institute website.


The largest and most comprehensive mariners’ service organization in North America, the Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) serves as a voluntary, ecumenical agency affiliated with the Episcopal Church. SCI affirms a basic precept of faith communities: welcoming the stranger, regardless of faith or background. Ministry is never sold or traded, but simply offered irrespective of financial support from any sector, company, or individual.

Utilizing our refurbished seafarers’ center in Port Newark and state-of-the-art training centers in Paducah, KY and Houston, TX, SCI continually improves our practices in the areas of mariner education, advocacy, health and wellness, and ministry, and disseminates the knowledge we gain to the benefit of mariners throughout the world.

Through our relationships with maritime organizations worldwide, SCI influences policies, laws, and practices globally – among diverse nations, cultures, and employers – to benefit mariners.

The President & Executive Director oversees all strategic, administrative, philanthropic and programmatic aspects of the Institute’s mission and reports to SCI’s Board of Trustees.  Supervising all personnel at SCI’s New York City, Port Newark NJ, Paducah KY, and Houston TX sites, the President & Executive Director engages internal and external constituents to assure outstanding service to its corporate and governmental training customers and pastoral care to mariners in Port Newark, on America’s inland waterways, and around the world.

Contact Information

To apply for this position, submit the following materials:

  1. A Letter of Interest addressed to the chair of the search committee, Craig E. Philip
  2. A recent writing sample related to this position
  3. Current resume
  4. OTM Portfolio

Submit materials electronically only to John Fairbairn, SCI Director of Human Resources at:  Please note “President & Executive Director” in the subject line of your email.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled in late 2019 or early 2020.  Interviews will take place on a rolling basis.