Do you have a water view at work? Always wanted one? What about a workplace with incredible co-workers and an in-house Café with the best scrambled eggs and avocado breakfast? Clipper is calling!

We are always looking for talented people to join our team. But we want to make sure that our culture is right for you! So, ask yourself:

  • How awesome are you?
  • How entrepreneurial, strategic and innovative are you?
  • Are you ready to learn and develop new skills?

Check out our benefits below and learn more about how much we value work-life balance and personal time.

  • Free trips on the Victoria Clipper ferries!
  • Generous PTO, Paid Holidays
  • Comprehensive Benefit Plan
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Parking and transportation subsidy
  • Membership to Life Balance Program
  • Growing our staff through internal career opportunities
  • Training opportunities (internal and external)
  • Employee discount at the Clipper Café
  • Travel benefits with Frontier, Harbour Air Seaplanes & Kenmore Air
  • Industry rate discounts with our hotel and tour partners
  • Access to Port of Seattle TightReach Exercise Facility
  • 20% off at 5th Avenue Theater

See a current position below that fits your vision? Let’s have a chat!

Summary of Key Responsibilities (not limited to the following):

  • Perform maintenance in machinery and other technical spaces
  • Line and luggage handling
  • Cleaning in all technical spaces
  • Verification and recording of tank soundings/readings
  • Execution of routine maintenance according to ship specific periodical checklists
  • Preparing and assisting in scheduled/unscheduled maintenance repairs
  • Participate in weekly safety rounds on machinery and in other technical spaces

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Passport and TWIC
  • MMC with Able Seafarer – Engine rating (STCW III/4 and III/5)
  • No DUI/DWI, negligent driving or felony convictions (this can disqualify entry to Canada)
  • Pass a required Pre-Employment Drug Screen (including Marijuana) and submit to random USCG drug tests
  • Complete a USCG Medical Fitness exam (paid for by Clipper)
  • Acquire a Seafarer Record Book (paid for by Clipper)
  • Able to lift 70lbs
  • Available to work any shift, including weekends and holidays
  • Always punctual, reliable, a team player and strong work ethic
  • Travel/Hospitality experience preferred
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Ability to travel regionally and in Canada

Salary: Commensurate with experience or competitive hourly wage (add as appropriate)

Company Overview: Clipper Navigation, Inc. dba Clipper Vacations – is well known as the travel experts for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Since 1986, Clipper has provided transportation, tours and accommodation packages for over 8 million customers. Clipper Vacations offers opportunities to experience picturesque and popular destinations such as: cosmopolitan Seattle or Vancouver, charming Victoria, the peaceful San Juan Islands, vibrant Portland, and Vancouver Island.

Disclaimer statement: This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills or abilities required or persons so classified or assigned.

It is the policy of Clipper Navigation, Inc., not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, marital status, citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment as required by law.

To APPLY, follow the link to complete our online application via ADP.  Please include a resume and cover letter in Microsoft Word or PDF-format:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=46277c16-64fd-44b0-92a0-e94faa2d046b&jobId=77126&lang=en_US&source=CC2&ccId=19000101_000001

Summary:

The Vessel Superintendent is responsible for planning and managing maintenance and repair work of High-Speed Passenger Vessel.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Leads and controls shore-side and seaside projects from planning to execution.
  • Plans, controls and executes all activities connected with maintenance, repairs, dry-docking, conversion or modification of High-Speed Fast Ferries
  • Implement and track all vessel Preventive Maintenance Schedules for routine items as well as future shipyard projects
  • Implement and track all vessel Preventive Maintenance Schedules for routine items as well as future shipyard projects for assigned vessel(s)
  • Manages on board Chief Engineers and Port Engineer/DPA
  • Manage all Class annual dry-docks and inspections.
  • Manage contractors to ensure contractor work has been completed satisfactorily
  • Maintains all aspects of vessel and shore-side facility budgets
  • Monitors vessel performance trends including speed, fuel and lubricating oil consumptions, and implements timely remedial actions where these are outside agreed or expected parameters.
  • Ensures a culture of compliance, safety and efficiency
  • Liaison with the DPA to ensure repairs of all reported deficiencies, damages and non-conformities for assigned ships are cleared with the minimum of delay.
  • Be a team player
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all sensitive communications.
  • Requires the ability to manage a workforce in all circumstances
  • Requires problem-solving skills to respond quickly and effectively to operational issues
  • Requires the ability to plan and organize projects and be available to work varied hours, shifts and days
  • Develop training programs for engineers
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others
  • Manage vessel and warehouse inventory control
  • Maintain familiarity with all duties under the company Safety Management System including Emergency Response Activities

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Maintain a Professional demeanor and to use appropriate levels of tact and courtesy when communicating with all individuals at all at all times
  • Strong management skills; able to handle multiple tasks, set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Assessment of People: Strengths and Weakness • Negotiation of Contracts and Warranties Licenses, Certificates, Registrations
  • Strong communications skills – written, oral and interpersonal
  • Highly organized; detail oriented
  • Ability to create effective relationships, influence and collaborate internally and externally at all organizational levels
  • Strong project management skills ability to lead multiple high profile projects forward and effective leverage available resources to drive results
  • Successfully navigate between tactical and strategic objectives
  • Manages confidentiality without exception
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload
  • Motivated self-starter
  • The job requires the ability to field after-hours and weekend phone calls from as well as 24-hour on-call availability for all breakdowns and contingencies

Education Required:

  • Merchant Mariner Engineer License preferred.
  • Valid Passport
  • Valid TWIC card required
  • STCW Basic Safety Training preferred

Company Overview: Clipper Navigation, Inc. dba Clipper Vacations – is well known as the travel experts for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Since 1986, Clipper has provided transportation, tours and accommodation packages for over 8 million customers. Clipper Vacations offers opportunities to experience picturesque and popular destinations such as: cosmopolitan Seattle or Vancouver, charming Victoria, the peaceful San Juan Islands, vibrant Portland, and Vancouver Island.

Disclaimer statement: This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills or abilities required or persons so classified or assigned.

It is the policy of Clipper Navigation, Inc., not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, marital status, citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment as required by law.

To APPLY: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=46277c16-64fd-44b0-92a0-e94faa2d046b&jobId=82071&lang=en_US&source=CC2&ccId=19000101_000001

Department: Finance

Reports to: CFO

FLSA: Exempt

Summary:

We are looking for an ambitious, diligent and energetic person who wants the opportunity to run our Finance department. This role requires someone who is self-motivated, detailed oriented and who is comfortable with some ambiguity and change. The candidate should be someone who enjoys working with international partners and is looking for an opportunity to be challenged and grow.

The Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis is a critical and highly visible role at Clipper. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, this position will be responsible for spearheading the company’s financial quarterly forecasts, annual budgeting process, monthly operating plan variance analysis and revenue/yield management reporting. S/he will provide financial consulting and strategic support to senior management including preparation of KPIs, board and financial presentations, capital expenditure analysis and other ad hoc analysis. This function acts as the analytical engine of the company to provide insight and support to optimize business decision making. Financial modeling, problem-solving, prioritizing and attention to detail is critical to being successful in this role.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a business partner; the role will have high visibility to senior management and significant cross-functional interaction with all department heads on accounting and finance related issues.
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills with strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial statement analysis including the balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statements. Partner with the accounting team to ensure financial statements are reconciled, supported and properly reviewed monthly.
  • Advanced Excel modeling experience and proficiency, combined with the ability to work with complex data and provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to management for decision-making purposes
  • Lead accurate, timely and insightful weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, and quarterly financial metrics and KPI reporting
  • Responsible for revenue/yield management reporting by modeling complex data and interpreting the results to make financial recommendations to leadership
  • Develop financial models and analysis to support strategic initiatives
  • Responsible for the accuracy and timely creation and dissemination of financial management reports including, internal and external monthly financial statements and annual audits.
  • Participate and/or lead various finance wide-projects; projects will vary depending on business needs

Qualifications & Skills Required:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly organized; detail oriented
  • Ability to create effective relationships, influence and collaborate internally and externally at all organizational levels
  • Demonstrated experience in project management with proven ability to lead multiple projects forward and effectively leverage available resources to drive results
  • Proven ability to successfully navigate between tactical and strategic objectives
  • Proven ability to manage confidentiality without exception
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to multi-task and prioritize workload
  • Ability to think creatively, highly-driven, curious and self-motivated
  • Demonstrated ability to roll-up sleeves and work with team members in a hands-on management capacity

Education Required:

  • BS in Finance or Accounting, MBA or related Master’s degree a plus
  • 5-7 years of progressive financial leadership roles
  • Experience in the travel/hospitality industry helpful

Software-Related Skills:

  • SAP experience preferred
  • PC proficiency is essential: Strong Microsoft suite skills, with exceptional skills in Excel
  • Experience with SAP BW, SAP Analytics and/or Tableau helpful

Other:

  • German language proficiency is a plus

Company Overview: Clipper Navigation, Inc. dba Clipper Vacations – is well known as the travel experts for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Since 1986, Clipper has provided transportation, tours and accommodation packages for over 8 million customers. Clipper Vacations offers opportunities to experience picturesque and popular destinations such as: cosmopolitan Seattle or Vancouver, charming Victoria, the peaceful San Juan Islands, vibrant Portland, and Vancouver Island.

Disclaimer Statement: This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills or abilities required or persons so classified or assigned.

It is the policy of Clipper Navigation, Inc., not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, marital status, citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment as required by law.

To Apply: click on the link below.

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=46277c16-64fd-44b0-92a0-e94faa2d046b&jobId=82994&lang=en_US&source=CC2&ccId=19000101_000001

 

Summary of Key Responsibilities (not limited to the following):

  • Make custom vacation packages and reservations for Victoria Clipper passengers over the phone using proprietary booking software in a high-volume inbound call center setting
  • Assist passengers in person with reservations, ticketing, and check-in prior to travel on the Clipper vessels while demonstrating outstanding customer service skills
  • Ensure that customers are informed of important rules and regulations for international travel and that they have correct identification and travel documents
  • Provide friendly insight to people asking for local information and recommendations
  • Day-to-day administrative and operations duties to keep the reservations office operating smoothly

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Ability to multi-task and pay close attention to detail while working in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Ability to read, write and speak English clearly and fluently
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Legal right to be employed in the U.S.
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Ability to travel regionally and in Canada (a felony or DUI conviction can disqualify entry to Canada)
  • Sales experience, as this is a competitive sales environment where up-selling is critical to success
  • Travel or hospitality experience and/or general knowledge of the Pacific Northwest
  • Professional phone experience with a multi-line phone or in a call center setting
  • Foreign language proficiency, bilingual capabilities in addition to the English fluency can be useful as Clipper draws customers from around the globe!
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills

Salary and Benefits:

 $15.50/hour, plus commissions; transportation stipend; health benefits; 401k; travel benefits

Company Overview: Clipper Navigation, Inc. dba Clipper Vacations – is well known as the travel experts for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Since 1986, Clipper has provided transportation, tours and accommodation packages for over 8 million customers. Clipper Vacations offers opportunities to experience picturesque and popular destinations such as: cosmopolitan Seattle or Vancouver, charming Victoria, the peaceful San Juan Islands, vibrant Portland, and Vancouver Island.

Disclaimer statement: This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills or abilities required or persons so classified or assigned.

It is the policy of Clipper Navigation, Inc., not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, marital status, citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment as required by law

To apply for this position please follow the link below and complete our online application via ADP. Please include a resume and cover letter in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=46277c16-64fd-44b0-92a0-e94faa2d046b&jobId=52350&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001

** Due to the large volume of applications we receive for this position, we are only able to contact applicants that we feel may be a good fit for the role. No phone calls please. **

Summary of Key Responsibilities (not limited to the following):

  • Manage and update Clipper Vacations’ hotel, tour and transportation product information and rates using Excel
  • Support with annual product contracting process with Clipper partners
  • Generate product performance and sales reports on a regular basis
  • Identify and communicate product gaps and needs, by analyzing sales data and customer experience
  • Communicate via phone or email with Clipper Vacations’ hotel and tour partners, as needed
  • Coordinate with Marketing team to implementing product updates and new product content into website
  • Identify and assist Product Department with developing new product opportunities that have the potential to deliver additional revenue
  • Support Clipper Marketing and Sales Departments with various strategic projects

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Highly detail oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Ability to analyze and summarize data
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office suite- specifically, Excel and Outlook skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication ability
  • Professional phone and email etiquette
  • Self-motivated; Ability to work as part of a team with minimal direct supervision
  • Ability to travel regionally and in Canada, occasionally

Years of experience: No minimum requirement, depends on the candidate

Salary: Competitive hourly rate, based on experience

Company Overview: Clipper Navigation, Inc. dba Clipper Vacations – is well known as the travel experts for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Since 1986, Clipper has provided transportation, tours and accommodation packages for over 8 million customers. Clipper Vacations offers opportunities to experience picturesque and popular destinations such as: cosmopolitan Seattle or Vancouver, quaint Victoria, the peaceful San Juan Islands, vibrant Portland, and Vancouver Island.

Disclaimer statement: This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills or abilities required or persons so classified or assigned.

It is the policy of Clipper Navigation, Inc., not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, marital status, citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment as required by law.

To Apply: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=46277c16-64fd-44b0-92a0-e94faa2d046b&jobId=84195&lang=en_US&source=CC2&ccId=19000101_000001 

 

David Gudgel, Chief Executive Officer

David joined Clipper in April of 2014 as the VP of Business Development, was promoted to COO in January of 2015 and then promoted to co-CEO in May of 2017. David has been involved in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska travel industry for more than 27 years.  He began his career working for Holland America Line as a tour bus driver in Juneau, Alaska as a summer job during college.

David stayed with Holland America Line in several different capacities for over 15 years, spending the last 6 of those as the General Manager for Gray Line of Seattle and Horizon Coach Lines.  It was during this period that he first began working with Clipper as a partner in providing Northwest Getaways and in providing emergency services. David is a graduate of Gonzaga University and earned a B.S. in Business Administration.

Careers with a Water View

Do you have a water view at work? Always wanted one? What about a workplace with incredible co-workers and an in-house Café with the best scrambled eggs and avocado breakfast? Clipper is calling!

We are always looking for talented people to join our team. But we want to make sure that our culture is right for you! So, ask yourself:

  • How awesome are you?
  • How entrepreneurial, strategic and innovative are you?
  • Are you ready to learn and develop new skills?

Benefits

Check out our benefits below and learn more about how much we value work-life balance and personal time.

  • Free trips on the Victoria Clipper ferries!
  • Generous PTO, Paid Holidays
  • Comprehensive Benefit Plan
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Parking and transportation subsidy
  • Membership to Life Balance Program
  • Growing our staff through internal career opportunities
  • Training opportunities (internal and external)
  • Employee discount at the Clipper Café
  • Travel benefits with Frontier, Harbour Air Seaplanes & Kenmore Air
  • Industry rate discounts with our hotel and tour partners
  • Access to Port of Seattle TightReach Exercise Facility
  • 20% off at 5th Avenue Theater

See a current position below that fits your vision? Let’s have a chat!

Current Job Openings

Summary of Key Responsibilities (not limited to the following):

  • Perform maintenance in machinery and other technical spaces
  • Line and luggage handling
  • Cleaning in all technical spaces
  • Verification and recording of tank soundings/readings
  • Execution of routine maintenance according to ship specific periodical checklists
  • Preparing and assisting in scheduled/unscheduled maintenance repairs
  • Participate in weekly safety rounds on machinery and in other technical spaces

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Passport and TWIC
  • MMC with Able Seafarer – Engine rating (STCW III/4 and III/5)
  • No DUI/DWI, negligent driving or felony convictions (this can disqualify entry to Canada)
  • Pass a required Pre-Employment Drug Screen (including Marijuana) and submit to random USCG drug tests
  • Complete a USCG Medical Fitness exam (paid for by Clipper)
  • Acquire a Seafarer Record Book (paid for by Clipper)
  • Able to lift 70lbs
  • Available to work any shift, including weekends and holidays
  • Always punctual, reliable, a team player and strong work ethic
  • Travel/Hospitality experience preferred
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Ability to travel regionally and in Canada

Salary: Commensurate with experience or competitive hourly wage (add as appropriate)

Company Overview: Clipper Navigation, Inc. dba Clipper Vacations – is well known as the travel experts for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Since 1986, Clipper has provided transportation, tours and accommodation packages for over 8 million customers. Clipper Vacations offers opportunities to experience picturesque and popular destinations such as: cosmopolitan Seattle or Vancouver, charming Victoria, the peaceful San Juan Islands, vibrant Portland, and Vancouver Island.

Disclaimer statement: This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills or abilities required or persons so classified or assigned.

It is the policy of Clipper Navigation, Inc., not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, marital status, citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment as required by law.

To APPLY, follow the link to complete our online application via ADP.  Please include a resume and cover letter in Microsoft Word or PDF-format:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=46277c16-64fd-44b0-92a0-e94faa2d046b&jobId=77126&lang=en_US&source=CC2&ccId=19000101_000001

Summary:

The Vessel Superintendent is responsible for planning and managing maintenance and repair work of High-Speed Passenger Vessel.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Leads and controls shore-side and seaside projects from planning to execution.
  • Plans, controls and executes all activities connected with maintenance, repairs, dry-docking, conversion or modification of High-Speed Fast Ferries
  • Implement and track all vessel Preventive Maintenance Schedules for routine items as well as future shipyard projects
  • Implement and track all vessel Preventive Maintenance Schedules for routine items as well as future shipyard projects for assigned vessel(s)
  • Manages on board Chief Engineers and Port Engineer/DPA
  • Manage all Class annual dry-docks and inspections.
  • Manage contractors to ensure contractor work has been completed satisfactorily
  • Maintains all aspects of vessel and shore-side facility budgets
  • Monitors vessel performance trends including speed, fuel and lubricating oil consumptions, and implements timely remedial actions where these are outside agreed or expected parameters.
  • Ensures a culture of compliance, safety and efficiency
  • Liaison with the DPA to ensure repairs of all reported deficiencies, damages and non-conformities for assigned ships are cleared with the minimum of delay.
  • Be a team player
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all sensitive communications.
  • Requires the ability to manage a workforce in all circumstances
  • Requires problem-solving skills to respond quickly and effectively to operational issues
  • Requires the ability to plan and organize projects and be available to work varied hours, shifts and days
  • Develop training programs for engineers
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others
  • Manage vessel and warehouse inventory control
  • Maintain familiarity with all duties under the company Safety Management System including Emergency Response Activities

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Maintain a Professional demeanor and to use appropriate levels of tact and courtesy when communicating with all individuals at all at all times
  • Strong management skills; able to handle multiple tasks, set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Assessment of People: Strengths and Weakness • Negotiation of Contracts and Warranties Licenses, Certificates, Registrations
  • Strong communications skills – written, oral and interpersonal
  • Highly organized; detail oriented
  • Ability to create effective relationships, influence and collaborate internally and externally at all organizational levels
  • Strong project management skills ability to lead multiple high profile projects forward and effective leverage available resources to drive results
  • Successfully navigate between tactical and strategic objectives
  • Manages confidentiality without exception
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload
  • Motivated self-starter
  • The job requires the ability to field after-hours and weekend phone calls from as well as 24-hour on-call availability for all breakdowns and contingencies

Education Required:

  • Merchant Mariner Engineer License preferred.
  • Valid Passport
  • Valid TWIC card required
  • STCW Basic Safety Training preferred

Company Overview: Clipper Navigation, Inc. dba Clipper Vacations – is well known as the travel experts for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Since 1986, Clipper has provided transportation, tours and accommodation packages for over 8 million customers. Clipper Vacations offers opportunities to experience picturesque and popular destinations such as: cosmopolitan Seattle or Vancouver, charming Victoria, the peaceful San Juan Islands, vibrant Portland, and Vancouver Island.

Disclaimer statement: This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills or abilities required or persons so classified or assigned.

It is the policy of Clipper Navigation, Inc., not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, marital status, citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment as required by law.

To APPLY: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=46277c16-64fd-44b0-92a0-e94faa2d046b&jobId=82071&lang=en_US&source=CC2&ccId=19000101_000001

Department: Finance

Reports to: CFO

FLSA: Exempt

Summary:

We are looking for an ambitious, diligent and energetic person who wants the opportunity to run our Finance department. This role requires someone who is self-motivated, detailed oriented and who is comfortable with some ambiguity and change. The candidate should be someone who enjoys working with international partners and is looking for an opportunity to be challenged and grow.

The Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis is a critical and highly visible role at Clipper. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, this position will be responsible for spearheading the company’s financial quarterly forecasts, annual budgeting process, monthly operating plan variance analysis and revenue/yield management reporting. S/he will provide financial consulting and strategic support to senior management including preparation of KPIs, board and financial presentations, capital expenditure analysis and other ad hoc analysis. This function acts as the analytical engine of the company to provide insight and support to optimize business decision making. Financial modeling, problem-solving, prioritizing and attention to detail is critical to being successful in this role.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a business partner; the role will have high visibility to senior management and significant cross-functional interaction with all department heads on accounting and finance related issues.
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills with strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial statement analysis including the balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statements. Partner with the accounting team to ensure financial statements are reconciled, supported and properly reviewed monthly.
  • Advanced Excel modeling experience and proficiency, combined with the ability to work with complex data and provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to management for decision-making purposes
  • Lead accurate, timely and insightful weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, and quarterly financial metrics and KPI reporting
  • Responsible for revenue/yield management reporting by modeling complex data and interpreting the results to make financial recommendations to leadership
  • Develop financial models and analysis to support strategic initiatives
  • Responsible for the accuracy and timely creation and dissemination of financial management reports including, internal and external monthly financial statements and annual audits.
  • Participate and/or lead various finance wide-projects; projects will vary depending on business needs

Qualifications & Skills Required:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly organized; detail oriented
  • Ability to create effective relationships, influence and collaborate internally and externally at all organizational levels
  • Demonstrated experience in project management with proven ability to lead multiple projects forward and effectively leverage available resources to drive results
  • Proven ability to successfully navigate between tactical and strategic objectives
  • Proven ability to manage confidentiality without exception
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to multi-task and prioritize workload
  • Ability to think creatively, highly-driven, curious and self-motivated
  • Demonstrated ability to roll-up sleeves and work with team members in a hands-on management capacity

Education Required:

  • BS in Finance or Accounting, MBA or related Master’s degree a plus
  • 5-7 years of progressive financial leadership roles
  • Experience in the travel/hospitality industry helpful

Software-Related Skills:

  • SAP experience preferred
  • PC proficiency is essential: Strong Microsoft suite skills, with exceptional skills in Excel
  • Experience with SAP BW, SAP Analytics and/or Tableau helpful

Other:

  • German language proficiency is a plus

Company Overview: Clipper Navigation, Inc. dba Clipper Vacations – is well known as the travel experts for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Since 1986, Clipper has provided transportation, tours and accommodation packages for over 8 million customers. Clipper Vacations offers opportunities to experience picturesque and popular destinations such as: cosmopolitan Seattle or Vancouver, charming Victoria, the peaceful San Juan Islands, vibrant Portland, and Vancouver Island.

Disclaimer Statement: This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills or abilities required or persons so classified or assigned.

It is the policy of Clipper Navigation, Inc., not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, marital status, citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment as required by law.

To Apply: click on the link below.

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=46277c16-64fd-44b0-92a0-e94faa2d046b&jobId=82994&lang=en_US&source=CC2&ccId=19000101_000001

 

Summary of Key Responsibilities (not limited to the following):

  • Make custom vacation packages and reservations for Victoria Clipper passengers over the phone using proprietary booking software in a high-volume inbound call center setting
  • Assist passengers in person with reservations, ticketing, and check-in prior to travel on the Clipper vessels while demonstrating outstanding customer service skills
  • Ensure that customers are informed of important rules and regulations for international travel and that they have correct identification and travel documents
  • Provide friendly insight to people asking for local information and recommendations
  • Day-to-day administrative and operations duties to keep the reservations office operating smoothly

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Ability to multi-task and pay close attention to detail while working in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Ability to read, write and speak English clearly and fluently
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Legal right to be employed in the U.S.
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Ability to travel regionally and in Canada (a felony or DUI conviction can disqualify entry to Canada)
  • Sales experience, as this is a competitive sales environment where up-selling is critical to success
  • Travel or hospitality experience and/or general knowledge of the Pacific Northwest
  • Professional phone experience with a multi-line phone or in a call center setting
  • Foreign language proficiency, bilingual capabilities in addition to the English fluency can be useful as Clipper draws customers from around the globe!
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills

Salary and Benefits:

 $15.50/hour, plus commissions; transportation stipend; health benefits; 401k; travel benefits

Company Overview: Clipper Navigation, Inc. dba Clipper Vacations – is well known as the travel experts for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Since 1986, Clipper has provided transportation, tours and accommodation packages for over 8 million customers. Clipper Vacations offers opportunities to experience picturesque and popular destinations such as: cosmopolitan Seattle or Vancouver, charming Victoria, the peaceful San Juan Islands, vibrant Portland, and Vancouver Island.

Disclaimer statement: This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills or abilities required or persons so classified or assigned.

It is the policy of Clipper Navigation, Inc., not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, marital status, citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment as required by law

To apply for this position please follow the link below and complete our online application via ADP. Please include a resume and cover letter in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=46277c16-64fd-44b0-92a0-e94faa2d046b&jobId=52350&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001

** Due to the large volume of applications we receive for this position, we are only able to contact applicants that we feel may be a good fit for the role. No phone calls please. **

Summary of Key Responsibilities (not limited to the following):

  • Manage and update Clipper Vacations’ hotel, tour and transportation product information and rates using Excel
  • Support with annual product contracting process with Clipper partners
  • Generate product performance and sales reports on a regular basis
  • Identify and communicate product gaps and needs, by analyzing sales data and customer experience
  • Communicate via phone or email with Clipper Vacations’ hotel and tour partners, as needed
  • Coordinate with Marketing team to implementing product updates and new product content into website
  • Identify and assist Product Department with developing new product opportunities that have the potential to deliver additional revenue
  • Support Clipper Marketing and Sales Departments with various strategic projects

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Highly detail oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Ability to analyze and summarize data
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office suite- specifically, Excel and Outlook skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication ability
  • Professional phone and email etiquette
  • Self-motivated; Ability to work as part of a team with minimal direct supervision
  • Ability to travel regionally and in Canada, occasionally

Years of experience: No minimum requirement, depends on the candidate

Salary: Competitive hourly rate, based on experience

Company Overview: Clipper Navigation, Inc. dba Clipper Vacations – is well known as the travel experts for the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Since 1986, Clipper has provided transportation, tours and accommodation packages for over 8 million customers. Clipper Vacations offers opportunities to experience picturesque and popular destinations such as: cosmopolitan Seattle or Vancouver, quaint Victoria, the peaceful San Juan Islands, vibrant Portland, and Vancouver Island.

Disclaimer statement: This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills or abilities required or persons so classified or assigned.

It is the policy of Clipper Navigation, Inc., not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, marital status, citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities or employment as required by law.

To Apply: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=46277c16-64fd-44b0-92a0-e94faa2d046b&jobId=84195&lang=en_US&source=CC2&ccId=19000101_000001 

 

Leadership

David Gudgel, Chief Executive Officer

David joined Clipper in April of 2014 as the VP of Business Development, was promoted to COO in January of 2015 and then promoted to co-CEO in May of 2017. David has been involved in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska travel industry for more than 27 years.  He began his career working for Holland America Line as a tour bus driver in Juneau, Alaska as a summer job during college.

David stayed with Holland America Line in several different capacities for over 15 years, spending the last 6 of those as the General Manager for Gray Line of Seattle and Horizon Coach Lines.  It was during this period that he first began working with Clipper as a partner in providing Northwest Getaways and in providing emergency services. David is a graduate of Gonzaga University and earned a B.S. in Business Administration.