Maritime Project Manager – Ann Arbor, MI

Company: Great Lakes Commission
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Salary: The starting salary range for this position is $76,000-80,000 per year depending on education, skills and experience. The GLC offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits, including generous leave time, flexible schedules, medical, dental and vision insurance, and a retirement match program.
Term: The position is classified as full-time, limited term as defined by the GLC’s personnel policies. The appointment term will be a minimum of two years with the potential to extend based on mutual interest and continued funding availability.
Start Date: ASAP
Deadline: Until Filled

Job Description:

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The Great Lakes Commission (GLC) has an immediate opening for a highly motivated team player with experience in the field of maritime transportation to join our staff as project manager. This position will work under the direction of the GLC leadership team to develop, coordinate and manage GLC’s maritime transportation work and related efforts. Supporting safe and reliable waterways for recreational and commercial navigation is a longstanding priority for the GLC and a key goal of its strategic plan. This position is designed to develop and advance GLC work on maritime transportation under the strategic plan, aligned with the needs and interests of the Great Lakes states and provinces and regional maritime community.

The project manager will serve as the GLC’s primary point of contact for maritime transportation and will be responsible for developing and managing projects in support of the GLC’s navigation and maritime transportation related work. In general, project managers are responsible for overseeing the planning, implementation, and tracking of specific projects and ensuring exceptional quality of project deliverables.

Job Requirements:

Ideal candidates will have a master’s degree and five or more years of full-time professional experience, or a comparable combination of experience and education, and the following qualifications:

Demonstrated knowledge and expertise related to navigation and maritime transportation
At least two years of project management experience
Experience overseeing project teams and working with diverse stakeholder groups
Excellent writing and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate complex information to diverse audiences
Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively with stakeholders from varied backgrounds, including elected officials, industry leaders, agency managers, and nonprofit organizations
Experience using different communications platforms and tools to convey work and accomplishments
Excellent organizational and time managements skills with the ability to effectively manage multiple projects and deadlines
Ability to work independently and as part of internal and external teams
Self-motivated and organized with strong attention to detail
Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
Experience applying for and managing federal grants and contracts
Knowledge of Great Lakes and/or water policy, issues, and programs

To Apply, Contact:

Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume stating their interest in and qualifications for the position in a single PDF emailed to Please use the subject line “Project Manager: Maritime.” All required items must be provided for an application to receive consideration. No phone calls, please.