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Why the Community Boating Center?
The Community Boating Center is a dynamic organization working to build a connection between our constituents and the incredible power of being on the water. At the surface its a relatively simple mission, to forge that connection for people because we believe it will make their lives better. Wind and water have a profound impact on us, the independence and confidence that is experienced through our offerings can catalyze positive change in our community. For people from all walks of life we create opportunities to grow personally and find community. We are the “third” place for many, combining elements of an outdoor recreation school with a community center. It takes a village to do what we do, our organization would not exist without the incredible support of our constituents.
At this point we are in a period of growth and evolution, well outfitted with talented and motivated staff and volunteers, and the understanding that recreation is therapy and is more vital than ever before.
We are looking to find staff that will help us fulfill the vast potential of the CBC. We have weathered the pandemic and emerge debt free, and on course to serve innovative and engaging programs. We believe that we can help solve the problems that face the world today. We view this work as more than just a casual, entertaining day on the bay. Offering an understanding of marine ecology and stewardship in all of our programs give people not only the how, but the why and what’s next with the marine world. Shamelessly, we aim to “set the hook” and create lifelong boaters!
How to Apply:
Fill out the job application form (above) and submit a cover letter, resume, and two professional references. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis. Youth program applications must be completed by March 8th. Hiring decisions will be made during the first week of April. If hired, there is mandatory staff training on April 15th and 16th. Staff must also attend department-specific training depending on assigned roles.
Feel free to reach out by email if you have any questions about the position or the application process. Please do not stop by to discuss the position in person without making an appointment.
CBC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to cultivating a diverse and inclusive work environment. We believe that diversity is essential to achieving our mission. CBC is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state or local law. Women, people of color, and individuals from under-represented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Apply to be a board or committee member at the CBC!
The Community Boating Center is seeking to grow our board with the goal of strength of service in diversity of our board members.
If you share our passion for water related activities and a desire to introduce our community to the life-long learning that comes with wind and paddle sports, please fill out our board application below.
As we seek to diversify our board we encourage representation of all genders and non-gender binary, age, socioeconomic status, religion, ethnicity, and race.
Sign up to volunteer at the CBC!
Volunteering is a great way to promote safe access to Bellingham Bay by creating opportunities to learn, socialize, and recreate. We are always looking for volunteers, especially folks who can commit to longer-term tasks. Below are some of the areas we actively need volunteers. If you have relevant skills but don’t see them listed, contact us and let’s see what we can do!