Careers at MITAGS

Position Title: FT Department Chair of License Advancement
Location: MITAGS East campus in Linthicum Heights, MD
Division: Academic
Union: OFMG
Minimum Salary: $91,000 with full-time benefits



The Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) has been successfully delivering high quality maritime training for over 50 years. We are looking for a Department Chair for the License Advance program, who can develop and deliver IMO STCW and USCG approved courses, ensuring the provision of quality classroom instruction to students based on up-to-date training methodologies and references.  As a Department Chair, you will coordinate with the MITAGS Director and be the primary liaison between the Academic Director and nominated instructional staff.  Department Chairs are responsible to the Director for the content and quality of the courses in their department.



Reports to the MITAGS Director



A Department Chair shall have all of the duties and responsibilities of a Lead Instructor.  In addition, a Department Chair shall:

  • Oversee and ensure a high quality of training curriculum for assigned departmental courses, supporting other departments in the development of training.
  • Assist the Director in budget management for assigned courses.
  • Provide input in the training and assignment of Instructors, including professional development.
  • Act as primary liaison between the Academic Director and the instructional staff.
  • Support scheduling including arrangement of Guest Lecturers, transportation of students for off campus instructional purposes, and requisitions supplies to effectively conduct courses.
  • Review the performance of each of the department’s staff on a regular basis.
  • Make recommendations to the Director for improvement or action if appropriate.
  • Make recommendations in writing detailing the method of evaluation and results.
  • A written copy of the evaluation shall be given to the employee.
  • Assist the Director, as appropriate, in sourcing and selecting qualified Instructors. Make recommendations regarding the retention or rejection of departmental staff on probation.
  • Attempt to resolve any course-related student or wider problems within the purview of the department.
  • When designated, work directly with specific companies for curriculum development or special projects.
  • Perform other appropriate duties or special projects as assigned.
  • May be expected to travel to offsite training locations including the MITAGS West Coast Campus in Seattle. (No more that 15%).



  • USCG Officer Level License; with experience sailing under his/her highest-level license and similar experience are a plus. May be substituted with equivalent uniformed service experience (NOAA, USCG, USN).
  • Minimum five years’ experience in teaching adults in professional subjects.
  • Experience, training, and qualifications required to obtain approval to teach the courses in the field from the U.S. Coast Guard is required.
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and related information systems.
  • Demonstrated sound judgment and decision-making skills; ability to perform tasks and projects with no guidance. Capable of developing sound, detailed analyses to support actions and/or recommendations.
  • Very strong interpersonal, writing and communication skills required. Ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization.



  • Degree in Adult Education, Maritime Sciences or related field desired; Post-Graduate work strongly desired.
  • IMO STCW 2/II Master Mariner desired.
  • Two years of experience supervising and managing a team of subordinates in a maritime or education environment desired.
  • STCW Train The Trainer desired.
  • Experience delivering online training through a Learning Management System desired.
  • Position may require moderate physical activity.


For immediate consideration send a cover letter and resume directly to Jane Sibiski Human Resources Manager at [email protected].