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Join Our Team

Purpose Bound is always interested in talking with solid Christian leaders who would like to become a part of the team. Two primary roles are filled for each and every sailing experience: the Trip Leader, an internship position, and the Vessel Skipper, a paid position. Both of these positions are described below. Administrative positions may also be posted on this site from time to time.



Trip Leader Internship

The internship position we offer to serve as Trip Leader is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. You will live and work on a sailing vessel in the beautiful Caribbean, serving as trip leader and trainer as well as facilitator of all missions work, shore excursions and water sports. You will also serve as the Vessel Skipper's sailing "mate", sharing cooking and other simple tasks benefitting program participants. While this position is non-paying, we cover the costs of your travel to and from the departure port, as well as room and board before, after and during the voyage. The chosen candidate(s) for this position will have exceptional leadership skills and significant experience speaking in front of groups of fellow believers. This position is ideal for a recent seminary/bible school graduate; a youth, college or young adult pastor; or an experienced lay leader. The internship is designed to last for multiple voyages, so a flexible schedule is required.

Vessel Skipper

Our Vessel Skipper is a paid position with compensation based on a per-voyage basis. The cost of your travel to and from our departure port is also provided, as is room & board for the duration of the journey. This position is for an experienced professional sailor only, and one who understands that the safety and security of those on board is their first priority. The minimum requirements for this position are either a United States Coast Guard Captain's License or an International Yachmasters Certification, along with a significant and demonstrable track record of skippering charters or full-time sailing vessels. In addition, our Vessel Skipper must have an active CPR certification from the U.S. Red Cross, as well as a first aid certificate. The Vessel Skipper must be capable of basic vessel maintenance, including engines and electronics. You will work hand-in-hand with the Trip Leader in readying the vessel for the journey, purchasing food and other supplies, assisting with program participant transfers, performing cooking, cleaning the vessel, and willingly handling all other tasks on- or off-vessel necessary to provide program participants the utmost voyage experience. Tourism and hospitality industry experience would be a plus. When not piloting the vessel, the Vessel Skipper is also expected to participate or assist in program training, mission service and other voyage activities. The Vessel Skipper must be a U.S. citizen.

Core Values of All Team Members

At Purpose Bound, we recognize that certain core values need to be present to stay true to our vision and mission. While there are many words that describe who we are and what we do, the following core values are shared by every member of the team:

Service Everything we do at Purpose Bound has a purpose and a reason. We are here to serve. We serve each other and we serve those we come in contact with. We want to be known as people of love and one of the ways we can clearly show love is by serving everyone we meet with the same kind of love God has shown all of us.

"God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another." 1 Peter 4:10 

Authenticity  We believe that Christians should manifest authenticity with God, within themselves, and with others. An authentic life is characterized by personal integrity, honesty, wholeness, and genuine friendships. We seek to mold, shape and develop this idea of authenticity in and through Purpose Bound.

"Our lives in this world, and especially our relations with you, have been ruled by God-given frankness and sincerity." 2 Corinthians 1:12

Excellence We believe that excellence honors God and inspires people from all walks of life. We aggressively seek excellence in all we do. From day one we will expect nothing but the very best God has given you. Whether it is leading participants or tending to the ordinary, we value bringing God our "A" game in all that we do.

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward." Colossians 3:23,24

Teamwork At Purpose Bound we believe in the power of teams. This is why everything we do as a staff and crew is done in a team-focused environment. We believe there is stronger potential for learning and ultimately a higher impact in teams.

"In Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others." Romans 12:5


If you would like to explore becoming a member of our team, please fill out the following online form.