Job Announcement:

Vice President of Projects and Strategy


VP of Projects and Strategy


Position Description

The Washington Maritime Blue Vice President of Projects and Strategy will partner with the President/CEO and work as part of the Executive Management Team to strategically advance the development and implementation of Joint Innovation Projects, stakeholder management, and partnership building, This role will be responsible for supporting members and partner organizations to co-create key demonstration projects through a collaborative and whole systems design-process.  They will coordinate fundraising efforts, communications, contracting, research and reporting in coordination with project partners and the Executive Management Team. This position will staff the Board of Directors Working Committee for Joint Innovation Projects and report deliverables directly to the Executive Committee.

Joint Innovation Projects

Maritime Blue provides a platform for collaborative R&D, Joint Innovation Projects (JIPs), business development, and teaming for grant opportunities to implement demonstration projects and drive early-stage technology to commercialization. Modeling other global centers of excellence, we use the collective strength of our Cluster to implement the State’s Strategy for the Blue Economy and collaborate to share resources, take advantage of funding mechanisms, and support strategic and feasibility planning.

Demonstration of Commitment to Equity and Social Justice

Washington Maritime Blue has a committed goal to demonstrate an equity mindset. We are seeking individuals who can demonstrate both awareness of equity and social justice issues as well as actively combat inequalities.

Additional Information

To be considered for this position, please submit a single pdf with a cover letter and resume to Please use the subject line and name the file using ”Your Name_VP of Projects and Strategy Position”. Applications will be read on a first-come-first-served basis and the position will remain open until filled.  In your cover letter, please describe how your knowledge, skills, and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and qualifications outlined in this job announcement.

Who may apply

Washington Maritime Blue encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experience. This position is open to all qualified candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. Washington Maritime Blue values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, ages, sexual orientation, or gender identity.


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    Position: Full-time, competitive salary with comprehensive benefits package 


    Location: Negotiable – Seattle, WA Preferred


    Closing Date: Open until filled

    Direct Applicants Only – No Third Party Agencies




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